So, the day has finally arrived – you’re getting your new smile! Our team of experts are here to take care of you.

You may have been dreaming of this day for years after suffering with dentures or failing teeth, perhaps you thought it would never come as you were told by other dentists that you were not suitable for implants – but it’s here!

It can be daunting, nerve-wracking and exciting in equal measure, but knowing what to expect can help you to feel in control and confident about this exciting part of your journey.

From the moment you arrive, here’s what to expect from your day at EvoDental

Settling in

After arriving at reception you’ll be made comfortable straight away with your own private patient suite, which contains a fully stocked fridge, the latest magazines and a television.
If you are bringing someone with you for the day as support then they will be able to wait for you there throughout the day.

The day ahead

We ask you to arrive for 8am so we can welcome you, you will be taken to your own private patient suite where your Evo nurse will answer any questions you may have about the day ahead.
Then, under sedation and pain free, any remaining teeth are extracted and dental implants placed.
Each jaw takes about 2 hours.
This is followed by 30 minutes of bite calculation and impression taking.

You will then be taken back to your patient suite where you can relax and recover while your bespoke initial prosthesis is made in our on-site lab.

Late afternoon
Your new ‘smile in a day‘ prosthetics is placed. Leaving with your first set of fixed teeth, you return a few weeks later for your final set.

How your EvoSolution™ Smile a Day is created in our inhouse labs while you wait

So many of our patients are shocked when we tell them that their dental implants will be milled from start to finish during their surgery day. The truth is that, unlike many other dental clinics, we specialise exclusively in full mouth, Smile in a Day dental implants and have done since 2007. We have developed a unique set of techniques and processes that allow us to do this in our in-house labs at each of our clinics. It is all that we do, day in day out, so it’s fair to say we’re experts in the field.

With us – you’re in the very best of hands.

Whether you’re naturally nervous or not, we appreciate how important a life changing procedure like our full jaw dental implant is, which is why we pride ourselves on our unique and unparalleled approach.

From the fully integrated lab where your prosthetic is made, to our excellent team of experts, we have everything within our arsenal to ensure the full management of even the most complex dental procedures.

So, from start to finish – you can be confident that each member of the Evo team handling your care during your surgery day will go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

Got questions? We’re here to help

Is dental implant treatment painful?

The simple answer is ‘no’, it shouldn’t be. We believe in total pain management and carry out the surgical procedure under local anaesthetic. As with all extensive dental treatments, some patients will experience post-operative tenderness in the mouth and mild swelling for a few days after the procedure – but this is completely notmal. Full pre and post-operative medications and instructions are provided by our clinical team to help with any discomfort.

What if I have severe dental anxiety or dental phobia?

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 suggest you consider attending Dental Hospital as specifically trained to help. For patients who are anxious or nervous we offer two types of sedation:

  • Oral Sedation – This is medication dissolved in water taken before and during the procedure. This can be used in addition to local (needle in gum) anaesthetic.
  • Intravenous Sedation (IV) – This is via a needle in the arm, again this is in an addition to local (needle in gum) anaesthetic.

Both these options allow the patient to be awake and able to communicate with the clinicians. The EvoSolutionTM is a precise and exacting process, where patient cooperation is essential for optimal precision implant placement, bite record taking and the prosthesis placement.

Both options also create a amnesic effect where the patient may experience a partial or total loss of the procedure, even though during they are able to communicate.

We do not provide general anaesthetic sedation for the EvoSolutionTM for good reason:

  • General Dental Council advice at the moment advises General Anaesthetic should only be available in a hospital and at EvoDental we agree.

Although we can reassure and talk you through every step of the process and have many years of experience in helping nervous patients through our procedure, EvoSolutionTM is not designed for people with severe dental phobias such as sever needle phobia (not needle anxiety), severe gag reflex (associated with taking moulds of the mouth). We understand that for certain patients a general anaesthetic is essential for them to ‘get through’ this procedure. There are clinics that perform procedures where general anaesthetic is used, but we do not.

What foods can I eat after surgery (Reset Day)?

Immediately after receiving your fixed teeth prosthesis, you can eat all foods which can easily be cut 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.

How do you ensure that my bite is correct after I get my bridges?

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-essential annual maintenance appointments.

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