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Following the lifting of restrictions from 19th July, the safety of our patients, team and community continues to be our priority. We are therefore maintaining our existing safety measures.

Masks should continue to be worn in our practice by both patients and colleagues. Social distancing, along with all previous safety measures, also remains in place.

Dental implant smile journey

Serving patients throughout Lewes, Ringmer and Brighton

The key to successful dental implant treatment is in the planning stages. At your initial consultation our implant dentist, Georgios Prodromidis , will assess your oral health, discuss your case and consider all of the implant treatment options available to you before issuing a treatment plan.

Dental implant treatment will typically take between 3 to 6 months to complete and include the following steps at St Anne's Dental Practice:

  1. Consultation – Georgios will start by listening to your requirements and address your questions as well as recommending which options will best suit you. During this appointment Georgios will also conduct an assessment of your mouth, gums and bone structure using xrays and scans. This will assess the bone support for a dental implant as sometimes it is necessary to carry out a bone graft or sinus lift to ensure we have the appropriate foundation into which we can securely place the implants.
  2. Pre-treatment – Patients must have healthy gums and enough jawbone to support dental implants. At your initial consultation Georgios will use x-rays and scans to establish if pre-treatment is required and will explain this further.

    Some patients may need to see a hygienist for a course of treatment to ensure their gums are strong and healthy before the dental implant process can begin.

    Georgios will also check that there is sufficient bone for an implant to be placed successfully at this initial consultation. If there is insufficient bone you may need to need pre-treatment before your dental implants can be placed. This may include oral surgery procedures such as bone grafting, bone expansion or sinus lifts. You may have to wait several months for this to heal prior to starting your dental implant journey.
  3. Implant placement – Once you are dentally fit and have healthy bone structure, you are ready for your implant placement. The process and length of appointment will vary depending on your individual requirements and complexity. Georgios will advise in advance what to expect throughout this appointment. You will be given a local anaesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process.

    With All on 4 treatments (known as ‘same day smile’), the final replacement teeth are fitted the same day with out the need to wait for healing and integration.
  4. Healing and integration - The titanium post (dental implant) needs to be left for a short time for the bone and gum to heal around it before it can be used to support a new tooth. Once that happens, the titanium becomes one with the bone around it… a key stage is known as biological integration.

    This stage can take between 3 and 6 months. Once the implant has integrated with the bone, it provides a strong and stable platform for the new crown, bridge or denture.
  5. Restoring - Once your implant integrates with the bone, we are then able to restore the implant with replacement teeth. This stage is carried out over 2 appointments. At the first appointment we will take scans/impressions of the position of the implants in relation to your other teeth and structures, so that the crown/bridge/denture can be carefully crafted to best blend with your natural smile.

    At the second appointment Georgios will then securely fix your crown, bridge or denture to the dental implant. Most teeth attached to implants are fixed permanently and can only be removed by your dentist. However, if you have removable dentures attached to the implants, then you’ll be able to take them out for cleaning. In all cases, your dentist will ensure that your replacement teeth fit properly, match your other teeth and feel comfortable. Once in place, they will look, feel and function as a natural tooth.
  6. Aftercare - Implants are an excellent option and investment in your health. With the right aftercare, they can last for a lifetime.

    For such a long-term success, taking care of your implant is important. As with natural teeth, implants require the same regular check-ups and conscientious oral hygiene. Once you follow these guidelines, your implants can be maintained for decades.

To find out more about how dental implants could transform your life, book a consultation with Georgios!

Patient Reviews

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The biggest complement we receive is when our patients refer their friends and family to St Anne's Dental Practice. In fact, we have built much of our practice on these valued, trusted recommendations over the years. Read our reviews to hear why our patients are recommending us…

Patient reviews

52 Reviews

5.0

17th May 2022

Professional dentist. Nice calm manner and explained anything I needed to know.. Took time to check my teeth and oral health.

17th May 2022

Considerate, efficient clinicians and helpful receptionists. Maintained high level of Covid safety standards

16th May 2022

We are covered by Denplan insurance and are very glad this covers regular visits to the hygienist. I have seen Chrissie for several years and remain one of her many loyal patients. She coped amazingly with PPE during the pandemic, keeping us safe. Thank you Chrissie.

13th May 2022

Dr Brink is a very engaging, reassuring presence and I feel completely confident in her abilities.

12th May 2022

It was a positive experience from the moment I arrived. The receptionist was courteous and helpful, and the reception area felt pleasant and calm. Both my appointment with the hygienist and the dentist were on time, and during both appointments everything was explained clearly to me, and any questions I asked were answered clearly and thoroughly. It was very straightforward to book my next appointments, and I received prompt confirmation of them by text and email.

7th May 2022

Punctual appointment for hygienist and check up. Both were efficient, thorough and caring

7th May 2022

Friendly dentist who made me feel comfortable and to my knowledge did a good job

5th May 2022

Kind professional staff throughout the practice The recent changes have made a big improvement.

5th May 2022

Went perfectly well, nobody assaulted me and there were no international invasions while I was there

2nd May 2022

I received expert treatment, immediately it was required (within 24 hours). It was quick, professional and I felt no pain.

30th April 2022

All went well . No fuss .

30th April 2022

The personal care and knowledge made for orthodontic treatment to feel easy, fully supported and in the best hands

29th April 2022

Very friendly helpful & caring

28th April 2022

I have been coming to St Annes many over 25 years and am always pleased with the service.

28th April 2022

Jane the receptionist was kind and courteous as always, the dental nurse that Adam had was so slick you could see how excellent she is at her job and as for Adam - he’s the best dentist I have and it’s clear how much he geeks out on getting my teeth straight and healthy. Always a pleasure to visit the team at St Anne’s. Keep up the stellar work!

28th April 2022

Very well looked after

27th April 2022

I was slightly worried when Hakan left as I’m slightly phobic about dental treatment. I needn’t have worried Adam is incredible too. We’re very lucky to have such talented dentists do close!

23rd April 2022

Excellent staff and service

22nd April 2022

Pleased a problem was detected and urgent referal made

22nd April 2022

Very smooth experience, pleasant waiting area, friendly professional staff.

21st April 2022

Everything was as I expected, efficient and effective. I did not have to wait beyond my appointment time. The dentist and assistant were freindly and kind.

20th April 2022

Everything went well, my dentist was excellent and it was a good appointment.

20th April 2022

No waiting. Treatment was as I expected it to be. An efficient service

8th April 2022

Efficient expert and friendly staff

6th April 2022

Lovely staff, high standards in everything.

4th April 2022

It was, always is, friendly, prompt, flexible and competent. Thank you.

30th March 2022

the complete experience was faultless.

25th March 2022

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25th March 2022

Everything happened as it should. The only downside is your searching for praise via this survey. The onsite team all did their jobs well.

24th March 2022

I have been a patient at St Annes for nearly 40 years and I have always been more than satisfied with my care

23rd March 2022

New dentist to me, was really clear about what was proposed and his recommendations. Good 'bedside manner' and I felt very comfortable

23rd March 2022

Everything ran smoothlyWell looked after

19th March 2022

Professional, courteous, competent staff

17th March 2022

It was everything I expected a private practice to be.....to put me FIRST

16th March 2022

My dentist, Adam Cuthbertson, is a very competent and friendly dentist. He always explains in details the different options available and often hands me a mirror so that he can show exactly what's going to be done and why. He is friendly and courteous, as is all of the team at St Anne's Dental Clinic. By far the best dentist I have been to so far and I have been to quite a few, in the UK and abroad.

15th March 2022

Adam and his dental nurse are calm and helpful during treatment.I am particularly pleased by the way that Adam keeps in touch to ensure that you are ok.

11th March 2022

Explained fully options, what was going on, my wellbeing and quality of care

11th March 2022

Excellent care and expertise

11th March 2022

Always friendly and extremely helpful regarding my on going health

9th March 2022

Dentist friendly, listened to concerns (of the moment i.e. not lying flat) and re state of my teeth. Gave options with costs.Took x-rays which I was able to see. Gave explanation.Good as it could be!

9th March 2022

Very well explained, very little pain, very competent staff

8th March 2022

Very friendly and courteous attention throughout. Skilled and professional treatment from dentist., who took a lot of time to save my tooth rather than extract it. I have a beautiful new crown when I might have been looking at a dental plate or beginning the process of getting an implant. Many thanks again Adam!

4th March 2022

not much to add - have answered relevant questions.

4th March 2022

Check up and cleaning done efficiently and politely.

3rd March 2022

Everyone is very understanding and caring, really do put the patient first, always allow time and I never feel rushed. Always made to feel at ease and thoroughly supported throughout the whole appointment. The service provided is excellent, they are an amazing team

3rd March 2022

Very friendly, knowledgeable and caring hygenist

2nd March 2022

Problem quickly identified, treatment required rapidly decided upon, appointment made and clinician came in on his day off. Treatment was quick, thorough, as comfortable as it could have been and virtually painless.

2nd March 2022

I was an emergency patient. All Staff were helpful and kind. The dentist was excellent and gave options. All round good experience. One doesn’t say that too often!

25th February 2022

Everyone is very helpful you are not rushed and they listen to you

24th February 2022

Appointment was on time, very happy with all that was explained and carried out, very pleasant which is why I come to St. Anne's

23rd February 2022

Quick, friendly, professional and easy

22nd February 2022

Everything was explained clearly. I was given options and choices

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