Studies have shown that the general success rate for surgical implants is high at about 95%. Plowman & Partners has invested heavily in dental implant post-graduate training; our success rate is close to 100%, including treatment of the more complex and remedial cases, often referred from other dentists.
Careful planning is vital
Any surgical treatment starts with a detailed clinical assessment and plan. This is equally true for implant surgery.
A dental implant into the jawbone needs to take account of the bone's shape and size and to be placed precisely in relation to anatomical structures that must be avoided. These anatomical structures include other teeth, nerves, two canals through the bone that permit the transit of nerves and vessels, and the position of the sinus cavity.
We also assess the probable loading on the implant from normal chewing, including eating nuts and toast! Then the actual implant to be used has to be decided; design, length, diameter and screw thread.
We take great care to develop a treatment plan for your specific needs
Once our clinical assessment is complete we will discuss our findings and recommendations with you.
The treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs.
We will explain clearly what we are recommending and why in terms that you, as a 'non-clinician', can fully understand. We always include an explanation of the appropriate anaesthesia and aftercare.
Our highly qualified partners use state-of-the-art tools and equipment
The correct design and fitting of implants requires skilled precision dentistry. As part of our assessment, and to guide subsequent surgery, we will use conventional 2D X-rays and, if clinically required, 3D X-ray scans using a sophisticated technique called CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) or CT scans (Computed Tomography).