The first step to getting this procedure is a consultation appointment with our dentist, Dr Naseem and our prosthetist, Paul. Your teeth and gum health will be evaluated through an oral examination. In addition to taking impressions, we may also take dental X-rays and a CT scan.
A medical history check will be done, which includes a discussion of the medications you take and your health condition. This evaluation will confirm whether you are a good candidate for implant surgery.
Before the end of the consultation, your dentist and prosthetist will work hand in hand to present a customised treatment plan and discuss the associated costs.
Measure and Moulds
If you decide to go ahead, the next step would be an appointment with Paul, our prosthetist who will take measurements and moulds in order to custom-craft your dentures.
We have a prosthetics lab on site so Paul then has everything he needs to custom craft your dentures. Having a lab on site means there are benefits from both a cost and turnaround time perspective as there is no need to outsource the prosthetics.
The next phase involves surgery with Dr Naseem to prepare your mouth for implants.
To ensure your comfort, you will first receive sedation which is managed by Dr Yvonne Chow / Dr David Dong who is trained and experienced in pain management through oral and IV sedation. This will ensure the experience is comfortable and pain-free.
Healing can range from weeks to months. It all depends on your individual situation. But the usual period is around 3 – 4 months.
Your dentist will surgically place each of the four implants into your jaw using advanced laser-guided technology with pinpoint precision.
Finally, your permanent denture will be fitted.