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Perlan Periodontal Suite

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Information for Patients - Implant Procedure.

How is it done?

A precise and delicate surgical technique is necessary and this should be provided by an appropriately trained surgeon, under sterile conditions. The implant is gently placed under the gum where it is left to heal for 3 – 12 weeks. This phase is normally carried out under local anaesthesia. Intravenous sedation is available, and is often used to help those who are anxious, or having extensive treatment. This is provided by one of our Consultant Anaesthetists.

For complex procedures, we are able to admit patients to a local private hospital that has appropriate facilities for in-patient treatment under general anaesthetic.

Does this treatment hurt?

This is a surgical procedure and thus some discomfort can be expected for a few days after surgery. This is usually easily controlled with normal painkillers. Most patients report that they had significantly less pain following the procedure than they had anticipated. You will have some stitches, which are usually dissolvable.

How much does treatment cost?

Treatment fees will depend on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of implants needed to support your replacement teeth. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure long-term success.

We always provide a written fee estimate following a thorough diagnostic examination, in which the specialist will recommend the treatment that is best for you.

Can anyone have implants?

Generally speaking, anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. There are very few cases where implants could not be provided. “Not having enough bone” does not mean that you cannot have implants. Some patients may not have enough suitable bone to place the implants. This can, however, be rectified by our expert surgeons. The main limitations on treatment are what the patient is prepared to undergo. Age is certainly not a limiting factor, although it is inadvisable for implants to be placed in growing individuals. Smokers are slightly more likely to develop problems with dental implants, as smoking has a significant and detrimental effect on the progression of periodontal (gum) disease, which can affect implants and teeth alike.

Our specialists will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history. Remember, a dental implant may not be the best solution for you and we will advise accordingly.

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