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"A first class experience from start to finish each time I visit New Life Teeth."
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Here are the steps to take...

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An initial call

We will discuss with you a time to come into our dental centre so that we can meet to understand what you want to achieve

2

A remote appointment

Alternatively, if you prefer, we can discuss your needs from the comfort of your own home during a remote consultation.

3

Free consultation

Come to our New life Teeth Dental Centre in Belfast and we will give you a full smile assessment. Included in your free consultation is also a detailed and personalised treatment plan.

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Visualising your smile

We use the latest digital smile design technology and chairside iTero scanners to help you  to visualise your smile and bring it to life.

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Treatment journey begins

The start of your treatment is just the start of your treatment journey with us. Rest assured that you are in safe and highly capable hands.

Commonly asked questions about dental implants in Scotland

Are dental implants right for me?

Dental implants are right for most people, however, because it involves a surgical process there are some exceptions. People with existing heart conditions or those who are clinically obese may not be eligible neither may those with conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or alcoholism.

In addition, individuals who have previously undergone cancer surgery in the head and neck area or are currently undergoing radiation may also not be eligible. 

There are also other conditions that will need to be treated first before going ahead with dental implant surgery including gum disease. If in doubt, feel free to speak to our clinicians first.

Do I need to replace a missing tooth?

In a word, no. However, when a tooth is missing it sets off a chain of events that can result in further tooth loss. Teeth begin to drift towards the gap, for example, and this makes them more difficult to clean and therefore more prone to attack from bacteria contained in tartar. 

At the same time, your bite will also change which means that more pressure is forced onto neighbouring teeth. Finally, bone tissue starts to reabsorb back into the body because it’s no longer required to support the tooth root at the missing tooth site. Over time, this will weaken the jaw causing other teeth to become loose.

A tooth implant can fill a gap in the smile so teeth no longer drift, restore full chewing ability, take the pressure off other teeth and stabilise the jaw by halting bone loss.

How long will my dental implants last?

Here at New Life Teeth, we fit the most durable, high-quality dental implants to our Belfast  patients. While the crown may need replacing after 10-15 years, there is no reason why the implant itself (the fixture secured into the jawbone) shouldn’t last indefinitely.

Why use zirconia crowns and bridges?

Zirconia is more durable and stain-resistant than both acrylic or ceramic restorations. It also has a natural translucency which better imitates the look of natural teeth.

I smoke so can I still get dental implants here in Belfast?

Just like our overall health, smoking has a detrimental effect on newly-placed implants. Bacteria found in nicotine, for example, is said to be damaging to gums but moreover, people who smoke are also thought to experience slower bone growth. 

Successful osseointegration (bone fusion) is a significant factor in the stability and longevity of a dental implant and for these reasons, patients who do smoke will be asked to stop for the duration of their treatment – This can take anything up to 9 months to complete. Quitting smoking for this period will give the implant time to properly stabilise.

Meet our Glasgow team

Dr Jonathan Dougherty

Dental Surgeon

Bds, Mjdf Rcs Eng, Mfds Rcs Ed, Mfds Rcs Gla, Dip Rest Dent Rcs Eng, Dip Imp Dent Rcs Eng, Dip Pri Dent Rcs Ire
GDC: 191136

Jonathan strives to provide the highest standards of painless and calming dental care for all his patient’s using the most up-to-date technology. He has a particular interest in both implant dentistry and sedation which led him to set up a referral centre in Kilmarnock for the management of anxious patients under IV sedation. He enjoys building strong relationships with his patients in a friendly environment and loves giving them the ability to smile in confidence again. Jonathan is one of the youngest dentists to hold joint awards from the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow and Edinburgh. He is also one of a few dentists in Scotland to hold the Prestigious Restorative Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons London.

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Dr Paul Devine

Dental Surgeon

BDS(Dund) MFDS RCS(Edin) DipImpDent RCS(Eng)
GDC: 208791

Paul qualified with commendation from the University of Dundee in 2011. He then completed a 2 year postgraduate training which exposed him to a variety of different settings including restorative and paediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, special needs and anxiety management. During this time, he also gained membership to the Royal College of surgeons in Edinburgh.

Paul’s main interest lies in the field of implant dentistry. He has completed postgraduate training and is able to place and restore dental implants to replace missing teeth. He is currently a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, International Team for Implantology and holds a Diploma in Dental Implants from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in London.

Paul travels regularly to attend courses to pursue his passion for postgraduate learning and is pleased to be able to offer these advanced implant and restorative treatments to his patients. He accepts referrals from other dentists and has been involved in dental implant mentoring. In addition to this, Paul has a close relationship with some of the best technicians in Europe and strives to deliver the most aesthetic and long lasting outcome for every case.

Outside of work, Paul has a passion for fitness and travel. He trains regularly in CrossFit and is also interested in powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting.

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Novac Anane

Implant Nurse

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SVQ Level 7 Dental Nursing
GDC: 285141

Novac qualified  in 2016 with a National Diploma in Dental Technology at IPSIA FERMO CONI in Modena, Italy. She moved to Glasgow and started my training in Dental nursing in 2017.

Novac obtained her National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN in 2019 and since has been continuing to develop her skills over the years, gaining another qualification in Sedation, currently studying to obtain a qualification in radiography. She is passionate about Dental implants and Smile Makeovers.

Novac joined the New Life Teeth team in 2021 assisting Dr. Paul Devine as his Implant Nurse.

Outside work you can find Novac catching flights back to Italy, binge watching crime documentaries on Netflix or spending time with her Dog.

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Seonaid Maclean RD

Dental Nurse

GDC: 158298

Seona has worked as a Dental Nurse for the past 18 years and is very passionate about helping patients improve their smile. Seona has recently joined the team here at New Life Teeth Glasgow as a treatment coordinator, she loves meeting new patients , helping them achieve the smile they have always wanted. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family & friends , travelling and eating out. Seona is trilingual and lived in France for 16 years where she trained.

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Meet our Edinburgh team

Dr. Daniel Benson

Dental Surgeon

DMD, MOM, MSc implantology and Dental Surgery
GDC: 116018

Dr Benson received his undergraduate dental degree from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary in 2006. After graduation Daniel completed a 3-year full-time residency in Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Daniel’s thirst for knowledge led him to a Master of Science(M.Sc.) degree in Implantology and Dental Surgery at the International Medical College, University of Muenster in Germany. He is a registered dentist in the UK, Ireland, and Hungary.

As a private practice associate and visiting implant surgeon his practice is limited to surgical and restorative implant treatments, cosmetic surgical and aesthetic restorative procedures.

Daniel first moved to Edinburgh in 2009. Since 2012 he is only practicing in private practices.

His eye for details and passion for excellence in dentistry is well known amongst his colleagues and he regularly treat patients needing advanced rehabilitation on referral basis.

Daniel brings a strong sense of purpose and responsibility including a voice as a mentor through leading example. Daniel believes in fairness, diversity and hard work. As a team player he likes to help bringing work colleagues closer together through his workshops and and courses. He is a recognized speaker on the topics of dental implantology, bone and soft tissue management and dental photography.

Daniel’s passion is to work with his patients closely to give back their smile and through that improve quality of their lives.

“I feel blessed to be able to help my patients realize their dental dream. So often we see life-changing transformations when patients self-esteem, confidence and overall well-being improves sometimes overnight. In a relatively short timeframe. My favourite part is the moment when we take our final photos with the patients. That really makes our day!”

Apart from work his young family keeping him busy to achieve a great work-life balance. Daniel likes espresso with no sugar. He likes outdoor activities like cycling, and sea kayaking. His favourite animals are dogs and polar bears.


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Dr. Gregor McIntosh

Clinical Lead/Dental Surgeon

BDS(Dund) MFDS RCS(Edin) DipImpDent RCS(Eng)
GDC: 209016

Gregor qualified from the University of Dundee in 2011. Shortly after this he gainedmembership to the Royal college of surgeons in Edinburgh. Gregor has been with theclinic for the last 6 years and is committed to achieving great long term outcomes for his patients.

Gregor has a special interest in implant dentistry. He has completed postgraduate training and is able to place and restore dental implants to replace missing teeth. He is currently a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, International Team for Implantology and holds a Diploma in Dental Implants from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in London.

Gregor is always looking to further his knowledge and regularly attends courses to ensure that he is trained in the most up to date techniques to ensure his patients get the treatment they deserve. He accepts referrals from other dentists and has been involved in dental implant mentoring for the last 3 years.

Outside dentistry, he enjoys all sports including rugby, golf and football. He also likes spending time with family and friends.

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Dr. Arvind Sharma

Dentist

BDS, MSc (Endodontology), MJDF RCS, MFDS RCPS
GDC: 72097

Dr. Arvind Sharma qualified in 1996 from the University of Dundee. Arvind has completed a Master’s degree in Endodontology at the University of Central Lancashire, passing with Merit and has gained membership through examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012 and Glasgow in 2016.

Having worked many years in general practice he has now limited his work to Endodontics providing his services in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Using contemporary equipment, (including a microscope), materials and techniques.

Arvind accepts referrals for all aspects of non-surgical endodontic treatments from first primary treatments to re-treatments and includes management of cases with complex anatomy, sclerosis, open apices, perforation repair and removal/retrieval of fractured posts and separated instruments.

Arvind is committed to education, providing post-graduate lectures and training for NHS Education for Scotland. He is an active member of the British Endodontic Society, The Royal Odonto-Chirurgical Society of Scotland and is a Certified Dentsply Maillefer Trainer.

In addition to his clinical role within the clinic, Dr Sharma will also provide a range of courses for general dental practitioners wishing to enhance their endodontic knowledge and skill.

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Rob Leggett

Head Clinical Dental Technician
(Director New Life Teeth, Scottish Denture Clinic, New Life Teeth Lab)

RDT Dip CDT RCS Ed
GDC: 116479

Rob qualified as a dental technician in 1997 from Edinburgh's Telford College. He has worked in a mixture of the private and public sector spending 10 years working in the NHS including Glasgow Dental Hospital and Edinburgh's Dental Institute before founding New Life Teeth and Scottish Denture Clinic.

In February 2009 Rob returned to study a diploma in Clinical Dental Technology which was the first CDT course to be run in the UK, qualifying through the Royal College of Surgeons in December 2009.

Rob is an elected council member of the Dental Technologist’s Association and sits on the council for Dental Care Professionals at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

In his spare time Rob spends time with his young family and two Spaniels. Rob also enjoys running and cycling.

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Rosa Garcia

Dental Technician

HND Dental Technology, RDT
GDC: 124969

Rosa finished her HND in 2006 in Edinburgh's Telford College. After qualifying with excellent results, she was offered a position at the college itself. She then completed a Vocational Training for Dental Technicians, where she had the opportunity to work alongside patients in Glasgow Dental Hospital.

Following Rosa's development as Dental Technician she worked for Private Dental Laboratory, strengthening her learning in all disciplines in the field. Motivated by her willingness to be trained in the construction of Cosmetics dentures, Rosa started working for a private practice in Fife where she soon stood out for her attention to detail and neat work. In 2013 she moved on to work with Rob and his team of technicians.

Rosa enjoys travelling, in particular going back to see her family in Spain.

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Dr. Paul Devine

Dental Surgeon

BDS(Dund) MFDS RCS(Edin) DipImpDent RCS(Eng)
GDC: 208791

Paul qualified with commendation from the University of Dundee in 2011. He then completed a 2 year postgraduate training which exposed him to a variety of different settings including restorative and paediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, special needs and anxiety management. During this time, he also gained membership to the Royal College of surgeons in Edinburgh.

Paul’s main interest lies in the field of implant dentistry. He has completed postgraduate training and is able to place and restore dental implants to replace missing teeth. He is currently a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, International Team for Implantology and holds a Diploma in Dental Implants from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons in London.

Paul travels regularly to attend courses to pursue his passion for postgraduate learning and is pleased to be able to offer these advanced implant and restorative treatments to his patients. He accepts referrals from other dentists and has been involved in dental implant mentoring. In addition to this, Paul has a close relationship with some of the best technicians in Europe and strives to deliver the most aesthetic and long lasting outcome for every case.

Outside of work, Paul has a passion for fitness and travel. He trains regularly in CrossFit and is also interested in powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting.

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Dr. John Clydesdale

Dental Surgeon

BDS (Belf.), MJDF RCSEng MFDS RCSEd DipImpDentRCSEng FFGDP(UK) RCSEng
GDC: 79601

John graduated from Queens University of Belfast, with a distinction in the practice of dentistry in 2001. John then moved to Edinburgh to continue his career and has worked in the Edinburgh area since 2001. Over the years John has pursued an intensive post graduate education completing and passing the required examinations and coursework to become a member of the joint dental faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, as well as a member of the faculty of dental surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

John's main area of interest is implant dentistry and he has completed the Royal College of Surgeons of England implant diploma course; this allows John to provide patients with more complex predictable dental implant treatment. Further to this John completed his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is regularly involved with the training and education with teaching of other dentists.

John particularly enjoys providing immediate full arch implants with same day teeth. Dr Clydesdale works closely with other colleagues and he referrals from a number of dentists from Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife.

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Debbie Sherriff

Dental Nurse

GDC: 240332

Debbie obtained her Level 3 SQV in oral health care dental nursing qualification in 2013 at Dundee. She later completed her Sedation qualification with SAAD (The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry ) in London in 2014. Radiography qualification in 2016 with the BDA, intravenous cannulation techniques in 2018 as well as completing her qualification in impression taking in 2019. Debbie has 6 years’ experience with complex implant cases, sedation and other areas of specialist dentistry. She thoroughly enjoys Oral Surgery aspect of Dentistry.

Debbie has experience working in NHS/Private/specialist dentistry.

In Debbie's spare time she enjoys the gym, socialising with friends and planning her next adventure to a sunny destination

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Duncan Robertson

Lead Dental Technician

RDT
GDC: 104990

Duncan qualified as a master ceramic technician in 2003 from Edinburgh’s Telford College specialising in fixed prosthodontics and ceramics.

He has over 15 years of experience in the dental industry working in public & private sectors and has also worked as a lecturer at Edinburgh’s Telford College delivering the dental technology course to all levels.

Duncan has a keen interest in aesthetics and porcelain work and continually looks to strengthen his knowledge and skills. He is always looking to learn new techniques and likes to keep up with the latest systems and materials.

Away from work Duncan enjoys climbing mountains, rugby, snowboarding and looking for the next adrenaline rush.

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Jade Ritch

Trainee Dental Technician

GDC: 253842

Jade grew up in the Orkney Islands where she trained as a Dental Nurse. Working in practice since 2012, she has a keen interest in Implant Surgery and restorative dentistry. This interest brought her to Edinburgh in 2016 where began studying Dental Technology.

Jade enjoys being able to learn from our highly trained technicians, and also being able to see the results in surgery.

As Jade is relatively new to Edinburgh, in her spare time she enjoys exploring the city and finding new places to socialise with friends. She also likes to travel back to Orkney to spend time on the family farm.

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Kamila Sipowska

Dental Technician

GDC: 234452

Kamila is qualified and registered with GDC as a Dental Technician after completing her HNC in 2012.

In 2017, she successfully completed a Straumann Bespoke Overdenture course that allowed her to become a Straumann Platinum Dental Technician.

Her aim is to produce work of the highest standard and to build up a strong knowledge in the digital dental field. She also has a particular interest in implant retained hybrids bars and overdentures.

When Kamila is not in Laboratory, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and loves to travel.

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Elizabeth (Libby) Hendry

Dental Hygienist RDH

GDC: 2011

Libby qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Dundee Dental Hospital in 1980.

She has worked in many different environments, charity and military hospital, NHS and private practices in various countries and cities. Saudi Arabia, Germany, Russia, London and Edinburgh.

She has plenty of experience in the dental field due to her maturity but strives to always be well informed by attending many Dental course.

She continues to work because she loves what she does.

In her down time she enjoys time with her daughter and Portuguese Water Dog.

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Colette Ballantyne

Dental Hygienist

GDC: 5598

Colette Ballantyne, our registered dental hygienist, qualified at Edinburgh Dental Institute in 1999. Since then, Colette has acquired extensive hygiene experience in some of the best private dental practices in Glasgow & Edinburgh.

Her mantra is to promote the highest standards of dental hygiene with an outstanding service ethos. Her calm and friendly manner puts anxious patients fully at ease. She works hard to motivate her dental patients to strive for excellence in dental hygiene and educates patients on how to maintain their Dental Implants and helps them to help combat common dental problems tooth staining and bad breath.

She will also help prevent gum disease, which affects a huge proportion of the population and, if left unattended, is the biggest single cause of tooth loss. They provide an invaluable preventative service to help ensure your teeth and gums remain strong and healthy for life. Colette is also very experienced in tooth whitening and has up-to-date knowledge of the latest teeth whitening products and dental whitening techniques.

Colette’s greatest satisfaction is achieving a beautiful, bright smile for her patients, and giving them back their confidence to ultimately boost their self-esteem and general wellbeing.

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Lauren Griffin

Registered Dental Nurse

GDC: 246644

Lauren obtained her National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN in 2013, she has continued to develop her skills over the years, gaining another qualification in Radiology and currently working towards her Sedation qualification.  Lauren began working at New Life Teeth in September 2019 and is a skilled endodontic and implant nurse, mainly assisting our in house Endodontist Dr Sharma.

In her spare time she enjoys playing and walking her new boxer puppy Stella!

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Alison Hercus

Practice Manager

GDC: 247626

Alison obtained her National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN in 2013 at Edinburgh’s Telford College. She joined the practice in 2019 as a Dental Nurse and has since taken on more of an administrative role including accounts management which she has discovered a passion for.

Outside of work Alison enjoys socialising with friends, cooking, reading and going on trips away, both home and abroad.

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Claire McNeill

Practice Manager

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Claire is our Practice Manager here at New Life Teeth in Edinburgh.

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Kayleigh Robinson

Treatment Coordinator

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World-class dental implant treatment from leading dental implant dentists

Here at New Life Teeth, we combine decades of expertise and state-of-the-art technology to bring you some of the most advanced and life-changing dental implants in Belfast.

Both of our implant centres are fully equipped to provide everything you need to enhance the beauty of your smile while strengthening your bite. We have on-site dental labs that enable us to produce some of the highest quality dental implants available anywhere – dental implants that can and do change lives.   

If you have one or more missing teeth, find out more about how our world-class dental implants in Belfast can make a difference to your smile.

Want to know more about dental implants and how can they help you?

Dental implants are considered the ‘gold standard’ of missing tooth replacement and result in a beautifully crafted restoration that restores both the functionality and aesthetics of an intact smile.

As masters of our craft, we have the skills and the experience to create an astonishingly lifelike restoration that blends in seamlessly with your remaining teeth.

The implant itself is a metal post that is anchored directly into the jawbone at the missing tooth site. Once in position, any remaining bone tissue fuses with it over time to create a super-strong platform which can then be topped with a restoration (typically a dental crown).

The main difference between dental implants and other forms of missing tooth replacements are that because tooth implants are anchored directly into the jaw, they become a permanent part of the mouth. For patients, it means that they can eat their favourite foods once again without restriction while rediscovering their previously hidden smile.

Dental implants at New Life Teeth

As one of only 16 Branemark Centres located around the world, we are leaders in the field of dental implants in Belfast.

We are dedicated to providing first-class treatment where the emphasis is on unparalleled patient care.

All our dental implants are designed using the latest titanium fixtures supported by zirconia crowns and bridges. Unlike acrylic or ceramic, they are unlikely to chip, break or stain easily. Our tooth implants look like real teeth and our implants are fully biocompatible – meaning that they won’t cause a reaction when placed in the mouth.

Your patient journey – What to expect

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Free smile consultation

When you book your appointment, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our team for your free smile consultation. Here you will get to meet with our highly experienced clinicians who will walk you through your treatment and explain your options. We also take the time to answer any questions or concerns you might have, giving you the information you need to make a fully informed decision.

Also during your consultation, we will carry out a CT scan using the latest technology to determine bone density and bone width at the missing tooth site. This will determine whether you are immediately eligible for dental implant treatment or may need a bone graft.

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Virtual planning

Once you are happy to proceed, the dental implants process here in Belfast is meticulously planned so that the actual surgery itself is both minimally invasive and quick. Virtual assimilation technology, for example, allows us to plan the surgery taking into account the exact trajectory and depth of each implant to avoid any nearby nerves or (if placed in the upper jaw) sinus cavities.

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Dental implant surgery

Surgery is usually computer-guided and carried out under a local anaesthetic. It is minimally invasive and typically takes under an hour to complete. If necessary, we can also provide you with mild sedation to ease any anxiety. Patients should remain comfortable during the procedure and because keyhole techniques are used to insert the dental implant into the missing tooth site, it negates the need for stitches. As a result, any post-op recovery is very short.

Once complete, we will give you all the instructions you need to take care of your dental implants.

Computer-guided dental implants and how they work

Here at New Life Teeth, we place dental implants using a computer-guided technique.

Once a CT scan is taken, we will use it to create virtual assimilation of your mouth. We use this to virtually plan for your surgery, plotting the exact positioning of each dental implant. Once trajectory, depth and positioning have been agreed upon, this information is transferred onto a 3D printed guide.

During surgery, this guide fits perfectly over your teeth and will direct or ‘guide’ the implant into its optimal position. A small pilot hole is drilled through the gum and the dental implant is inserted directly into place. Doing so negates the need to cut the gum so surgery is quick and recovery is minimal.

Advantages include:

  • Less time spent chair-side

  • No surgical incisions necessary

  • No sutures

  • Improved implant accuracy (in comparison with the traditional implant technique) and

  • Faster post-op recovery.