Patient Pathway

Your Pathway

At Precision Implant Clinic our dedicated team is committed to your experience being positive and through careful planning, good communication, and excellent clinical skills we deliver an exceptionally high standard of patient care at all stages of your patient journey. This allows our patients a clear understanding of what to expect every step of the way, and illustrates that nothing is rushed and attention to detail is paid. Our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to providing you with exceptional care and ensuring your comfort, from initial enquiry through to completion of your implant work and follow up reviews.

1. Initial enquiry or referral

The patient expresses interest in dental implants and schedules an initial consultation with a dental professional.

2. Consultation

During the consultation, the dentist evaluates the patient's oral health, examines the affected area, and discusses the feasibility of dental implants as a treatment option.

The dentist explains the procedure, potential risks, benefits, and costs associated with dental implants. They may also take dental impressions and X-rays for further evaluation.

3. Treatment Planning

Based on the assessment, the dentist develops a personalised treatment plan that outlines the implant placement procedure, number of implants required, and any additional procedures (e.g., bone grafting or extractions) that may be necessary.

4. Patient reflects on the outlined suggested treatment

At this stage, any questions would be welcome and a team member can explain any aspect of the treatment outlined.

Once a decision is made by the patient a team member can schedule the implant placement procedure.

5. Implant Placement

On the day of the implant placement, the patient may receive local anesthesia or sedation to ensure comfort during the procedure.

The dentist surgically places the dental implant(s) into the jawbone, following precise measurements and techniques.

In some cases, the dentist may attach a temporary restoration (such as a temporary crown) to the implant to provide aesthetic and functional benefits during the healing period.

6. Osseointegration and Healing

After the implant placement, a healing period is required to allow osseointegration, the process by which the implant fuses with the jawbone. Typically 3-6 months.

During this time, the patient may need to follow specific oral hygiene instructions and maintain regular check-ups with the dentist to monitor the healing progress.

7. Implant impression

Once osseointegration is complete, the patient returns were we take impression and gather the necessary measurements and information to manufacture your custom implant crown.

8. Prosthetic Placement

The patient returns for the placement of the permanent prosthetic, such as a crown, bridge, or denture, on the dental implant.

The dentist carefully attaches the custom-made prosthetic, ensuring proper fit, functionality, and aesthetics.

Any necessary adjustments are made, and the patient is educated on the maintenance and care of prosthesis.

9. Follow-Up Review and Maintenance

After the completion of the implant treatment, the patient is scheduled for follow-up reviews to monitor the long-term success and functionality of the implants.

These reviews may include X-rays, and professional cleanings to ensure the health of the implant and surrounding tissues.

Contact Us

Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 8pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday By appointment only
Sunday Closed
028 40 032 202

9a Newry Road
BT32 3HF