East Finchley
91 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 8AG
Swiss Cottage
16 Harben Parade, Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 6JP
020 3769 9445, 020 3411 4981
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The Dental Implant Procedure

Dental Implant Process

The First Phase

The first phase of treatment, after a detailed consultation and the provision of a treatment plan is the implant placement which usually takes just 1 visit. The implant then remains covered for 3 – 6 months during which time it osseointegrates into the jawbone. You can be provided with a temporary denture which you will be able to wear after implant placement, should you wish. You will need to follow a soft diet for at least 2 weeks.

Dental Implant Procedure

The Second Phase

When the implant has integrated successfully into the mouth, then a healing cap will be added to the implant fixture. Any modifications required to your temporary dentures will be undertaken to allow you contiune to wear it before your new tooth is placed.

The Third Phase

The final phase usually starts approximately 2 – 6 weeks after the second phase. During this phase, your new teeth crowns are created, fitted and tried in the mouth to make sure they fit comfortably and match your regular teeth colour. This phase can last up to 4 to 8 weeks, after which you will have your brand new smile!

Please be advised that total treatment time for all phases is 5 – 8 months (but can be longer if bone procedures are required beforehand).

 Please watch the short video below to find out more about The Dental Implant Procedure.

Bone procedures may be required beforehand. As it is normal for bone in the area of a missing tooth to shrink over time, you may not have enough bone to support the implant.

A bone graft is a surgical procedure whereby new bone is grafted into an area it is lacking. We use a combination of your own bone and animal products such as bovine and porcine depending on the level required.

A sinus lift may be required in the back of your upper jaw. When back teeth are lost, there is insufficient bone available to secure placement of the dental implant. In this instance, the sinuses must be lifted up in order to create space for placing additional bone.

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