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Digital implant dentistry at Bupa

Where can I have this treatment?

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Crossrail Place

London Canary Wharf (Crossrail Place) Dental Centre
Crossrail Station and Retail Mall
Level Zero
1 Crossrail Place
E14 5AR

0208 108 7339

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 7am to 8pm
Saturday 7am to 4pm

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Canterbury

Canterbury Dental Centre
11 Upper Bridge Street
Canterbury
CT1 2NA

0122 780 7551

Opening Hours:
Monday to Thursday 9am to 5.30pm
Friday 9am to 5pm

The technology we use

Straumann® - Roxolid® Lifetime+ Guarantee. Our quality. Your assurance.

How long does it take?

The whole process generally takes around three months over a series of appointments

More details on each stage of the process are detailed below

3D Scanning teeth and gums

We use a 3D Camera and a CT scanner to gather all the information we need for your digital implant. This means that we can carefully plan and design your new tooth to ensure the best outcome for you.

Appointment duration: 30 minutes

Computerised Planning

We combine all the scans of your teeth and begin to digitally plan your new one. This allows us to precisely find the optimum position for your implant and design a surgical guide for placing it. You don’t need to be here for this, and it usually takes a day.

Constructing the 3D surgical guide

The surgical guide is made using CAD/CAM technology and fits over your existing teeth for a high level of accuracy. The surgical guide will allow your implant surgeon to place your implant with precision.

Duration: 3 days to construct the 3D surgical guide

Placing the implant

The procedure has been carefully planned, and makes use of the computer generated guide. A flat healing-cap is placed on the newly placed implant at this point to help the gums heal, this is a routine procedure.

Appointment duration: 30-45 mins

Healing

Once the implant has been placed we must respect the body’s requirements to heal. The treating dentist will offer advice on the healing process. We use Straumann Implants with a coating called SLActive to help with the healing process.

Duration 6-8 weeks

 

These are recommended and accepted timescales for healing based on extensive research and any less time for healing significantly reduces success rates.

3D Impressions with camera

Once the healing is complete and the gums have taken the shape of the healing cap, scanning takes place for the new tooth. This means that the dentist can make sure the new tooth is created to accurately fit.

Fit of your new tooth two weeks later

Once your new tooth has been accurately created, it is ready to replace the healing cap. We may take some photographs at this stage too as we like to keep an eye on how the implant’s looking. This is a very straightforward process and requires no anaesthetics.

Appointment duration: 30 minutes

Frequently asked questions

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