Dental implant smile journey

The key to successful dental implant treatment is in the planning stages. At your initial consultation our implant dentist, our dentist, will assess your oral health, discuss your case and consider all of the implant treatment options available to you before issuing a treatment plan.

Dental implant treatment will typically take between 3 to 6 months to complete and include the following steps at Cedar Dental Care:

  1. Consultation – our dentist will start by listening to your requirements and address your questions as well as recommending which options will best suit you. During this appointment our dentist will also conduct an assessment of your mouth, gums and bone structure using x-rays and scans. This will assess the bone support for a dental implant as sometimes it is necessary to carry out a bone graft or sinus lift to ensure we have the appropriate foundation into which we can securely place the implants.
  2. Pre-treatment – Patients must have healthy gums and enough jawbone to support dental implants. At your initial consultation our dentist will use x-rays and scans to establish if pre-treatment is required and will explain this further.

    Some patients may need to see a hygienist for a course of treatment to ensure their gums are strong and healthy before the dental implant process can begin.

    our dentist will also check that there is sufficient bone for an implant to be placed successfully at this initial consultation. If there is insufficient bone you may need pre-treatment before your dental implants can be placed. This may include oral surgery procedures such as bone grafting, bone expansion or sinus lifts. You may have to wait several months for this to heal prior to starting your dental implant journey.
  3. Implant placement – Once you are dentally fit and have healthy bone structure, you are ready for your implant placement. The process and length of appointment will vary depending on your individual requirements and complexity. our dentist will advise in advance what to expect throughout this appointment. You will be given a local anaesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process.

    With All on 4 treatments (known as ‘same day smile’), the final replacement teeth are fitted the same day without the need to wait for healing and integration.
  4. Healing and integration - The titanium post (dental implant) needs to be left for a short time for the bone and gum to heal around it before it can be used to support a new tooth. Once that happens, the titanium becomes one with the bone around it… a key stage is known as biological integration.

    This stage can take between 3 and 6 months. Once the implant has integrated with the bone, it provides a strong and stable platform for the new crown, bridge or denture.
  5. Restoring - Once your implant integrates with the bone, we are then able to restore the implant with replacement teeth. This stage is carried out over 2 appointments. At the first appointment we will take scans/impressions of the position of the implants in relation to your other teeth and structures, so that the crown/bridge/denture can be carefully crafted to best blend with your natural smile.

    At the second appointment our dentist will then securely fix your crown, bridge or denture to the dental implant. Most teeth attached to implants are fixed permanently and can only be removed by your dentist. However, if you have removable dentures attached to the implants, then you’ll be able to take them out for cleaning. In all cases, your dentist will ensure that your replacement teeth fit properly, match your other teeth and feel comfortable. Once in place, they will look, feel and function as a natural tooth.
  6. Aftercare - Implants are an excellent option and investment in your health. With the right aftercare, they can last for a lifetime.

    For such a long-term success, taking care of your implant is important. As with natural teeth, implants require the same regular check-ups and conscientious oral hygiene. Once you follow these guidelines, your implants can be maintained for decades.

To find out more about how dental implants could transform your life, book a consultation with our dentist!

Patient Reviews

People are talking about us

The biggest complement we receive is when our patients refer their friends and family to Cedar Dental Care. In fact, we have built much of our practice on these valued, trusted recommendations over the years. Read our reviews to hear why our patients are recommending us…

Patient reviews

25 Reviews

5.0
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Ray MacDonald

A first-class practice.

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Peter Starr

Highly competent and professional dental staff and treatment.

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Dean Murphy

Been a nervous and reluctant patient for over 25 years. The new dentist Patrick Bannister is excellent. Recent root canal treatment and a couple of fillings done with good explanations throughout, understanding and skill.

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Ian Best

Excellent Dental service 2nd to none customer service

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Kana Sasitharan

Excellent care and service, me are my family are with Cedar Dental for over 14 years.

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dean farrow

Amazing, awesome, exceptional, caring, understanding and just an incredible dental practice, i had a fear of dentists had not seen one in many years, literally first time back in the chair and thought here we go - far from it kindness and consideration Roy was just incredible a legend in these parts i am told i now know why and Sonia who works with him as incredible, the best team ever. Its not about saying thankyou, its saying when is the next appointment something i thought i would never say lol not to forget great people on reception too focused and totally professional, honestly i cant say enough about this practice, tell you for why i had total teeth extraction at the start all of em, this practice will put all that is wrong to right just over the moon with the experience. Thank you all.

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John Baston

Always very kind, professional and quick to respond to my needs. I cannot recommend them enough.

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Simon Ryder

Have been a patient of Cedar Dental Care for many years. I find the team very courteous and sympathetic me as an individual. Treatment has always been performed with to a high standard. Would not hesitate to recommend.

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Jen Scott

Calm, caring and professional through and through.

EJ

Edward Jones

First-rate dental practice across the board. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. Superb.

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Martin Moran

Great dental practice. Dental team are caring and consideration

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Pauline

A fantastic, friendly, efficient dental service. Highly recommended.

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Sharon

We see Abi Dundas. This dentist is knowledgeable, friendly and professional and we have complete confidence in her to look after our oral health.

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catherine brookes

Had a prompt call to go and have my teeth checked. Very thorough checking and cleaning. Then had an x-ray of all my teeth. Mouth rinsing. Then booked a further appointment.

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Philip Newman

Excellent level of care provided by the whole team - efficient, professional, caring and thorough treatment from the clinical side, and a welcoming, prompt and helpful interaction with the reception team - highly recommended

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Jyotveer Gill

I had an exceptional experience on my first visit. The facilities were accessible and all staff were wonderful. Dr Obhrai was wonderful. He was very thoughtful and gentle when resolving several issues with my teeth. I was impressed how he kept me informed throughout the procedure, explaining complex treatments in an easy to understand way. His assistant wictoria was also great. 5 stars and hope not to be back (considering great treatment and advice) but if I am, I know I am in good hands! Highly recommended!!

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Chandni Simi Dave

My husband has been a patient to this dental practice and been very happy. Today we took our daughter for the first time and we couldn’t be happier. Our very nervous 5 year old really enjoyed her first proper check up and was made to feel at ease by Abbey (the dentist) and the wonderful dental nurse. They are both so so kind and really good at their work too. The staff at reception are also very nice and helpful too. Highly recommend this practice, it’s clean, great staff and thorough check up.

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Arthur Dibble

Good covid protection. Professional service.

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James Cox

"I am very pleased with the service Ceder Dental Care have provided for me over the last year, especially Rebecca Law who has been extremely helpful in guiding me through my Invisalign journey. From start to finish she was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful in advising me the correct treatment for my teeth, and the end result looked brilliant. I couldn't recommend her and Ceder Dental Care more.

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Sonia Lewington

Only dentist to use very competent but not cheap or NHS

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dave pritchard

Excellent service as always. Covid arrangements were very well thought out and applied. I felt safe at all times. Friendly and polite - always are!! Thanks. 10/10

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Terry Davis

Great caring staff, and dentist. A very happy practice, it's all about preventative dentistry, & they do operate their own dental insurance. We have been patient here for over 30 years

LT

lucie thompson

Friendly staff, and amazing with nervous patience, brilliant service

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jenny davies

I have been going to cedar dentist for 20 years. I am a very nervous patient and sadley had to have a filling today. It was the first meeting with my new dentist today. I was put at ease and felt unrushed. Thankyou for your patience ,both dentist and dental nurse were brilliant. Worth the 2 hour drive. Excellent service as always.

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Richard Levy

Friendly surgery. Good dentists who don't do unnecessary work. Evening appointments available. Private prices are generally reasonable and quotes are always given first.

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