Following further developments, including advice from NHS England, it has been decided that our EvoDental Clinics are now temporarily closed until further notice. Thankfully we have had no suspected cases of COVID-19 amongst our team, we are temporarily closing our clinics to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and patients and avoid COVID-19 cross-contamination. Whilst we may be closed for now, we are still here for you. The Evo Team are providing emergency services. Our clinicians and patient coordinators will be available via phone/facetime to assess this for you between Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. If you have any queries, please call us on 02031379714 or message us via social media. We are still accepting new enquiries and are happy to talk to you.. - Please see full update here
Karl O’Higgins - Managing Director
A: We do not offer routine or general dental services (e.g. check-ups, hygiene, fillings, root canal treatments, single dental implants etc).
We ONLY perform the EvoSolution™, a precision engineered fixed full-arch dental implant restoration. We have completed thousands of them. This means that ALL clinical cases must require at least one full jaw correcting with dental implants and fixed teeth.
Other differentiating factors include:
We have our own in-house laboratories, with digital software and 3D printing technology
Our surgeries do not require bone grafting
Evo clinicians can place implants in the Pterygoid bone (so we can avoid Sinus lifts).
We will only extract teeth that cannot be saved and we do not invite people in for Clinical Assessment, we turn people away if they have perfectly healthy teeth and do not require a full jaw dental implant restoration.
A: In traditional dentistry, when providing implants around existing teeth that are healthy and staying put, it is often necessary to add bone graft materials to rebuild the lost architecture so it can complement the architecture of the adjacent existing teeth.
Our procedures involve a full jaw correction. With full jaw correction, we only need bone that is no more than 5mm wide and 10mm high, and of adequate spread, across the jaw.
With cone beam CT (CBCT) scanning (which we provide for free in the clinical assessment), we can evaluate the availability, position and quality of even these small amounts of remaining bone.
We use newer implant techniques, such as placing pterygoid and zygomatic implants – which negate the need in most cases for either bone grafts or sinus lifts.
£99 per month over 120 months (10 years), with a £2k deposit
£186 per month 120 months (10 years), with a £2k deposit
Evo SolutionTM is a ‘package of care’ which includes treatment, aftercare, associated warranties and annual maintenance.
Evo understand that patients want peace of mind when making such a large emotional and financial investment. In our extensive experience, and our investment in training and cutting edge technology, we are in a position to offer an unmatchable peace of mind warranty on the products and processes that we know, with certainty, are possible or not possible.
Biological warranty: 3 Years
If you have any biological issues within 3 years, we will remediate at our cost
Biological issues include: implant failure and / or lack of osseointegration due to infection, impaired healing, peri-implantitis, natural rejection by the body’s immune system, overload, progressive bone loss, bone quality / quantity, bruxism and other parafunctional habits. Iatrogenic failure, including poor angulation and alignment.
Mechanical warranty: 10 years
If you have any mechanical (implant component or prosthesis) issues within 3 years, we will remediate at our cost
Mechanical issues include: prosthetic and / or implant component (implants, abutments, connecting components) fracture, prosthetics fracture
Annual Maintenance Appointments: 3 years
Your Annual Maintenance appointments are free of charge
Annual Maintenance appointments are critical, must be attended within your specified month.
Annually. Proper maintenance is extremely important to the stability of the implants as well as the longevity of the bridge. An EvoSolutionTM bridge needs to be professionally examined by an Evo Clinician annually. In this Annual Maintenance appointment, we will:
Check implant stability and integration
Check you dental prosthesis (to detect any signs of wear and tear).
Check supporting structures (soft tissue levels, bone) are healthy
Extra & intra oral examination taken, with x-rays as appropriate.
Multiple photos, phonetic check (using video)
The service may include the removal of your prosthesis to undergoes microscopic analysis in our on-site lab, a full ultrasonic clean and polish of your teeth to return them to their original finish, and brand new connecting screws fitted where necessary. This will ensure a continued excellent fit and a ‘good as new’ feel.
Your aftercare and home-care routine can also significantly influence implant success and you will receive detailed instructions on this.
A: If your natural teeth have been missing or compromised for many years, having a new bridge in the mouth will be a new sensation and might take some getting used to. Given time, the bridge will feel as close to your natural teeth as possible. There certainly won’t be any uncomfortable, bulky palate that you find with dentures.
A: We will give you detailed aftercare instructions when you come to see us. This will tell you what to do at different intervals following Reset Day (surgery). You also need to attend your Annual Maintenance appointments.
You should brush your bridges like you did your natural teeth; twice daily with the soft toothbrush that we provide. Use a non-abrasive tooth gel as opposed to a regular toothpaste.
An electronic toothbrush should not be used until instructed to by our Evo clinical team (usually after 5 months). Do not brush your gums as this will affect proper healing. After 5 months, we recommend an electronic toothbrush such as a Philips Sonicare.
Oral irrigators are excellent for cleaning under the prosthesis (along with vigorous rinsing). We recommend the Waterpik or Silonit Oral irrigator. Interproximal brushes may be used under the lower prosthesis. These brushes look like little bottle brushes (eg TePe brushes) and are widely available.
The first use of Poly Methyl Meth-Acrylate (PMMA) as a dental biomaterial was for the fabrication of complete denture bases. Its qualities of biocompatibility, reliability, repairability, retrievability, relative ease of manipulation and low toxicity were soon seized upon and incorporated by many different medical specialities.
PMMA has been used for bone cements in orthopaedics; contact and intraocular lens inopthalmology; screw fixation in bone; filler for bone cavities and skull defects; and vertebrae stabilisation in osteoporotic patients.
Our PMMA is produced using no inorganic fibres or fillers. The polymer network is the strongest, most dense, and tissue-friendly material on the market. It is plaque resistant, abrasion-resistant and stain-resistant.
A: The Evo team will place the necessary number of implants required for the best treatment outcome in each individual case, whether this means 4, 5 or 6 implants per jaw.
Using a CBCT scan and our digital 3D software, we are able to carry out the full procedure ‘virtually’ before any surgery takes place, making any alterations that are necessary to get to the final predicted outcome. Treatment cost will not be affected by the number of implants used.
A: Please talk to us about any concerns you have. We pride ourselves on being welcoming, caring, understanding, non-judgmental, professional, and extremely friendly.
However, for those patients who are phobic, we do not provide general anaesthetic or intravenous (IV) sedation for the EvoSolutionTM for good reason:
At Evo, patients cannot be ‘asleep’ with either a general anaesthetic or intravenous (IV) sedation (needle in the arm).
EvoSolutionTM is not designed for people with severe dental phobia, inc.: needle phobia (not needle anxiety), gag reflex, associated with taking moulds of the mouth
EvoSolutionTM is a precise and exacting process, where patient cooperation is essential for optimal precision implant placement, bite record taking and the prosthesis placement.
Evo understand that for certain patients either a general anaesthetic or intravenous sedation (IV) is essential for them to ‘get through’ this procedure. There are clinics that perform procedures where general anaesthetic or intravenous (IV) sedation is possible
We call the surgical phase ‘Reset Day’. The surgical phase on your reset day involves removing any teeth and placing implants, takes approximately 2 hour per jaw (upper or lower). This is followed by 30 minutes of bite calculation and impression taking.
A: Over time, dental implants actually become part of your mouth because they bond to your jawbone like real teeth. You can work with our expert dental technicians to perfect the shape, colour and size of your teeth so that they look completely natural.
Our prostheses are designed to complement the individual’s facial anatomy. Bright white teeth, for example, would most probably just look false.
You want a result where people will talk to your face, not to your teeth.
Your new teeth look and feel like natural teeth, they will also function like healthy teeth. You’ll be able to eat whatever sensible foods you wish, with total confidence.
A: Historically, the field of occlusion (the bite) in dentistry has been dominated by subjective analysis and ‘patient feel’ to diagnose and treat problems related to the bite.
Articulating paper is an occlusal indicator that only shows points of contact between teeth. However, paper alone cannot provide data on the level of force and timing of when the teeth come together. At Evo we use Tekscan pressure mapping, force measurement & tactile sensors to gather digital bite force data, pinpoint occlusal interferences and quickly remove them with greater accuracy than ever before. This is critical in the long-term performance of your prosthesis and as such will be subject to ongoing checks at your all-essental Annual Maintenance appointments.
A: Immediately after receiving your fixed teeth prosthesis, you can eat all foods you can cut easily with a fork. Chewing forces should be kept relatively gentle in the first 4 months following surgery to allow your jawbone to bond firmly with the implants.
Once we have done our final checks at 6 months after implant placement and we are sure your implants have fully integrated with your jawbone, you may move on to more adventurous foods like chewing steaks and biting apples! Our food recommendations for the first 4 months include fish, chicken, pasta, chips, mashed and boiled potatoes, and eggs. Your Evo team will give you specific instructions for your case.