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dental implants

NEW PATIENTS

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dental implants

NEW PATIENTS

We are look forward to welcoming you to the practice for dental implant treatment. We’ve included some information to help you prepare for your first visit as well as some general information about the practice, the treatment and what you can expect.

Your First Visit

Patient safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance to us. Therefore we have the following procedures in place at the practice to ensure we are COVID safe.

Please do not attend your appointment if you are unwell, have a high temperature of persistent cough or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Ahead of your appointment you will be asked some COVID safe questions. Please make sure you are wearing a mask before entering the practice & use the sanitiser provided. 

You will be told when you can remove your mask for dental treatment. Once you have entered the practice please adhere to social distancing and pay via card where possible.

Location, Parking & Transport

We are located at The Diamond Centre in Magherafelt. There is a large car park at the rear of the building (charges apply).

If you prefer to use public transport the closest main bus station is “Castledawson Park and Ride” and the Magherafelt Flyer connection (Service Number 389b) bus would bring you into the town center.


What to expect

We understand that having dental implant treatment can be a little daunting but it is also an exciting opportunity to rediscover your smile again. We are so glad to be part of that journey.

Our friendly welcome team will ask you to either take a seat in reception or call you straight to the dental room. Our team will guide you through every step of your visit.

Depending on the type of dental implant treatment you are having your appointment can typically last between 1 and 3 hours.
Here is a good guide to the time you should allow:

TREATMENT
APPOINTMENT LENGTH
Dental Implant Consultation
1 hour
Single Dental Implant
1 hour
Multiple Dental Implants
1.5 hours - 3 hours

YOUR IMPLANT TEAM

Your dental implant treatment will be carried out by Dr Robert Craig. 

If you would like to find out more about Robert please click here.  

Once your dental implant treatment is complete and Dr Robert Craig is happy with your progress you will then see Dr Andrew Shannon who will restore and maintain your dental implants on a regular basis. If you would like to know more about Andrew please click here.

ANDREW SHANNON


After Treatment

How long does it take to get my new teeth?

The duration varies for each patient depending on their individual needs. Typically, once your implant(s) are placed they will be covered and left to integrate with your jawbone for approx 3 months before they are uncovered and we begin to make your new teeth approx 6 weeks later. to The duration varies for each patient depending on their individual needs. Typically, once your implant(s) are placed they will be left to heal for approx 3 months before they are uncovered and we begin to make your new teeth approx 6 weeks later.


Is it advisable to drive?

Typically driving is permitted, however if you feel unwell after your treatment we recommend that you do not drive


Will it hurt?

We live by our name “Gentle Touch”! You will be completely numb for your treatment and will not feel a thing, just lay back, relax and watch our ceiling mounted TV’s while we carry out your treatment.


Paying for Treatment

Your payment schedule will be set out in your treatment plan letter. Where possible we prefer debit/credit card payments. Payment is required as treatment is carried out.


Got some time before or after your visit?

Travelling with someone and they are looking to grab a cuppa or if you have some time before or after your appointment then we have included some of the team’s favourite places for tea, coffee or a bite to eat below.

Ground Espresso Bar - across from the surgery beside Bank of Ireland is perfect for grabbing a cuppa to go, sitting in or for all your light bites.

Slims Healthy Kitchen - a couple of doors down from the surgery brings a fresh approach to lunch/dinner options that meet all dietary requirements.s

We’re so glad you choose us to help maintain your dental health and to make you smile. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Team at Gentle Touch Dental Studio

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