Same Day Teeth
Consultation with Dr Pattni
Process for Same Day Teeth
If your treatment requires extractions, a wax mock up of your teeth will be shown to you on a plaster model as we will not be able to try it in your mouth until the day of surgery. You will be able to confirm if you are happy with the shape and shade of the teeth and if you would like any adjustments to be made. Please allow at least six months for your treatment to be completed.
If your treatment does not require extractions we will take a second impression in a special tray designed for your mouth and we will take measurements for the correct bite of your temporary teeth. Here you can confirm if you are happy with the shape and shade of the teeth and if you would like any adjustments to be made. A shade of your new teeth will be taken at either of the first two appointments. Please allow for at least four months for your treatment to be completed.
On the day of surgery, you will need to be accompanied by an adult who can escort you home. The surgery will be carried out under conscious sedation under the supervision of Dr Dipa Patel. Conscious sedation is distinctly different from general anaesthetic, because you remain alert enough to respond to simple instructions which may be helpful to the surgeon – however you will remember almost nothing about the procedure.
The surgery will last approximately five hours. You will be given a series of injections in the mouth.
Dr Bhat will place the appropriate number of implants, under the gum and into the bone. The implants will have connectors attached to them known as abutments which will rest just above the gum.
Dr Pattni will be taking an impression at the end of the surgery to prepare the temporary teeth. You will have several stitches placed at this visit. At the end of the surgery, you will leave the practice with metal caps over the abutments. These caps will stay on for a maximum of 48 hours so you will have to remain without teeth for this time. You will be asked to avoid hard food and brushing. The appropriate mouthwash will be provided and you will be able to brush the teeth on the opposing jaw as normal.
For the next couple of weeks, please expect facial pain, swelling and bruising which we will closely monitor at your review appointments. You will be given the necessary antibiotics and pain killers on the day of the surgery.