You’ve got missing teeth. You’ve done your research, you know you want to have dental implants in Milton Keynes. Next step is to choose your dentist and have an initial consultation.
You may decide to go to your usual practice, but first of all it’s a good idea to check up on their track record. Implant surgery is a lengthy and complex procedure so make sure whoever carries it out for you has many years’ experience in placing implants.
Here at Northlight Dental, our implant dentist Dr Sunil Passan is also our practice principal. He’s been fitting dental implants in Milton Keynes for more than 10 years and has a diploma and advanced certification in implant dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons.
If you decide to use our surgery for your dental implants in Milton Keynes, here’s how the process works.
Step 1: consultation
Sunil will take a thorough medical history and examine your teeth and jaws using photographs and x-rays. The more complete a picture he can build up of your mouth, the more of tailored a treatment he can offer.
Step 2: preparation
You may need some preparatory work such as treatment for gum disease or a bone graft if you have low density in your jawbone. Sunil will also talk you through how the implant surgery works and listen to any queries or concerns you have. If you feel nervous, don’t worry. Sunil is a trained sedationist and can offer you conscious sedation to soothe your nerves during the procedure.
Step 3: surgery
The implant is placed in your jaw during a minor surgical procedure, similar to having a filling. The implant itself is a tiny titanium screw that fits into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth root.
Step 4: healing
The implant will integrate with the body, forming a secure foundation for the replacement tooth. However, it needs time to heal. This takes 3-6 months, depending on your physical condition and lifestyle.
Step 5: measurements
We take an impression of your mouth so the dental lab can create a well-fitting replacement crown.
Step 6: new tooth
Your new tooth is fixed onto your implant, and you are ready to smile again.