Step One: Consultation
In your initial consultation, you will receive a detailed examination of your mouth, face, and medical and social history. You may also be eligible to have a CT scan taken if required. X-rays are also available for those who wouldn’t need a CT scan. All of this is £20.00 under Synergy’s private band 1. A final report will be sent across to you within 48 hours. You must approve this before further treatment is carried out.
Step Two: Consent
This stage is very important, as we will always give you the time to consider whether you’re happy to continue with the proposed treatment. We will then book a separate, complimentary appointment with your dentist. This gives you the opportunity to ask any question or make your dentist aware of any concerns you might have. We are pioneers in digital dentistry. As such, we will plan the surgery using a digital CT scan. This will provide the surgeon with a replica template of your jaw, allowing them to position the implant precisely. This is called ‘digital CT-guided surgery’*.
Step Three: Surgery Date
Assuming you and your dentist have agreed to go-ahead, the surgical appointment will be booked. The surgery may require either local anaesthetic or sedation; this will depend on your dentist’s recommendation and the complexity of the surgery. Along with a teeth extraction or bone grafting if necessary, the treatment will offer temporary teeth (either dentures or temporary bridges) meaning each patient will have the opportunity to leave their surgical appointment with new teeth. It will take approximately 3 months for your implants to heal. During this time, your dentist will review you several times in order to monitor the healing process.
Step Four: Permeant teeth construction
Soon after the implants have healed, a special appointment will be booked to discuss refining and constructing your permeant teeth. You will be able to fully customise the final shape, size, and colour of your permeant teeth.
Stage Five: After Care
With the single-biggest reason for implant failure being lack of aftercare, Synergy strives for excellence in this area. You will receive regular 3-month check-ups, involving x-rays, cleaning, and maintenance. This will ensure the longevity of the prosthetic and make sure your mouth is consistently kept healthy. * We will only use CT-guided surgery if your dentist believes it will help avoid unnecessary trauma during and after surgery.