F A C I L I T Y P R
O F I L E
The surgical aspects of treatment are carried out with a full-gowned
protocol usually assisted by a colleague and running nurse.
Most of the surgical treatment is carried out under local
anaesthesia with intravenous sedation if indicated.
Intravenous sedation is carried out to Poswillo standards.
Day Stay and In-patient facilities are available if indicated
and the general anaesthetic is administered by a fully qualified
anaesthetist with admission to a private hospital.
The restorative phase is carried out at the Clinic. However,
the restorative treatment can be carried out by the referring
dentist at their own practice if they have attended a prosthetic
course relating to the system they use.
Referring practitioners can carry out some restorative work
under supervision without this prerequisite.
All laboratory work is carried out by technicians fully trained
and experienced in dental implant technology.
Each case is fully documented within the notes and a full
photographic record is undertaken.
Patients can be seen for treatment planning, surgical placement
or complete treatment prior appointment. All patients remain
under the care of their dental practitioner throughout the
referral and return to them for their routine treatment. The
initial consultation is aimed to evaluate patient suitability
and they are given an approximate costing for any proposed
implant treatment with discussion of alternatives.
Referring practitioners are always invited to participate
in all aspects of treatment and in particular the treatment
planning and restorative phases. It is recommended that some
preliminary training is carried out prior to this and the
Clinic can arrange specific teaching sessions for individual
Only international, evidence-based systems are used for implant
Dental Implant Plus follow-on insurance cover can be obtained
from CIGNA HealthCare against accidental injury or failure.
Audit and Monitoring
Implants are monitored for osseointegration using resonance
frequency analysis from placement to reconstruction. Thereafter
they are audited for up to five years.