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Stage 01


Firstly you would meet with Mr Mallorie for a full assessment of your mouth.

Stage 02

Tooth removal (if required)

Any remaining decayed/broken/loose teeth would be removed and temporary full upper and lower dentures provided initially. The dentures would be made ahead of time and would be fitted immediately after removing the teeth. We then leave the sites to heal for three months to heal fully. During which time your bone fills the sockets and the gum seals across. If you hvae no teeth to begin with we would skip straight to taking the 3D X-ray.

Stage 03

3D X-ray (CBCT Scan)

Three to four months after the teeth have been removed we would then perform a 3D x-ray using our state of the art cone beam CT scanner. This allows us to assess the volume of bone present for implant placements. If there is a good volume of bone present then we would progress to implant surgery. But if there was not enough bone volume present then we would discuss the option of a bone augmentation procedure to regenerate the bone prior to implant placement.

Stage 04

Implant surgery

We would then perform the surgery in one of  our comfortable treatment suites to place the dental implants in to the site. This is usually performed with local anaesthetic only, but we do also offer sedation if you wish to consider this to chemically relax you during the surgery. Four implants are usually used to provide retention for an upper implant denture and two dental implants for a lower implant-retained dentures. We sometimes stagger the upper and lower jaw surgeries by 4 to 6 weeks depending on the patient needs. It normally takes 7-10 days to recover from the surgery.

Stage 05

Implant restoration

We usually then wait three months for the site to heal and for your bone to fuse on to the implant surfaces via a process called "osseointegration". After that is completed we then take impressions of the implant positions to allow for the denture and CAD-CAM titanium milled bar to be made for the upper jaw and the lower implant-retained denture to be fabricated. We work with one of the Northern Hemisphere's top dental laboratories based in Oxfordshire to deliver the highest quality result for you from their award-winning dental technicians. Once fabricated the titanium bar is attached to the implants in the upper jaw and the two retentive studs (called locators) are attached in the lower jaw. The implant-retained dentures can then be used.

Stage 06


We then usually review the completed restoration six months after the inital fit to check all is stable and that your cleaning routine is appropriate for the site. It is very important to look after your dental implants the same as you would your natural teeth and regular follow-ups of the site would be planned in order to try and help ensure it has a long lifespan in your mouth.


Case exampleS

Replacing all of the teeth using upper AND lower implant-retained dentures.

Example 1

Example 2

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