Free 1 Hr. Consultation
On the day of your consultation you will be given a 3D CT scan, you and a staff member will review the 3D scan together in a comfortable quiet consultation room away from the busy part of our office. Dr. Hendriks will share your treatment plan that is individualized for your needs. He is very personable and will take as much time as needed to answer questions and resolve concerns. We will also discuss flexible payments and financing options with you. We invite you to bring any question or concerns with you so we can help resolve them. We also invite you to research terms online like all-on-4, hybrid denture, and dental implants.Learn More
This is where impressions are made of your current teeth. We will also take photos of your smile and side profile. We use these photos to create a custom smile for you specifically. We will go thru your medical history together. You will have any questions answered and help you prepare for your upcoming surgery.
Today is your special day! This is where your life will change forever. When you walk into our office you may not have the best smile. When you leave that same day you will look completely different. Surgery will take most of the day. We typically start around 7:00 am and will run till late afternoon. But you will not know it because you will enjoy sedation thru out the whole surgery. We will extract all of your teeth and replace it with a device that is custom to you. You will wake up with a new smile. We invite you to bring a person with you to drive you home.
1-3 Week Post Op
After your surgery you have been requested to come back for a post surgery exam visit. At this visit you may have a new CT scan taken and possible individual x-rays of the implant(s) placed at surgery. The doctor will check the surgical area for proper healing, and ask about your current comfort level. If you have non-dissolvable sutures, they are likely removed at 3 weeks post surgery. If you have a temporary appliance or device your bite will be checked and adjusted if needed. If you have any questions or concerns they will be addressed at this time.
3 Month Post Op
After your surgery we like to keep track of your healing and progress. At this visit you may have a new CT scan taken and possible individual x-rays of the implant(s) placed at surgery. The doctor will check the implants for healing and integration. If you have a temporary appliance or device your bite and fit will be checked and adjusted if needed. If you have a denture: It is important to wear your appliance as often as possible. This will ensure a better outcome with your final appliance. If you have any questions or concerns they will be addressed at this time.
6 Month Post Op
At 6 months we expect implants to be healed and well integrated. At this visit you may have a new CT scan taken and possible individual x-rays of the implant(s) placed at surgery. We will test each implant for integration. Examine your tissue for any sore spots or inflammation. If you have a temporary appliance or device your bite and fit will be checked and adjusted if needed. We will give you instruction for the next step to begin the process of your final device! **It is imperative to wear your appliance during the day and at all meals, also rinsing with your mouthwash 3 times per day.
At this appointment we will be preparing to make your final appliance. The doctor will check the health of the tissue and make sure it is viable to take the final impression. The assistant will prepare the implants to make sure the impression will be accurate. The assistant will then take the necessary impressions and have them checked off by the facilitating doctor. You will discuss what you want your new smile to look like. You will pick a shade; we will measure and evaluate your face to determine the proper tooth size and shape. At your next visit you will be able to try in your new smile in wax.
AESTHETIC TRY IN
At this appointment you will be able to try your proposed smile in wax. The assistant and doctor will take measurements and photos to evaluate if the smile design is fitting for you. You will be able to see your smile and have input into the design and looks of the appliance. This appliance try in will most likely not fit well as this is to strictly determine the looks of the final device. We encourage you to bring a friend or family member that would help you decide if your device looks natural and fits you. If there are changes to be made your next visit will be another aesthetic try in. If you are please with the current try in you next visit may be delivery.
FINAL APPLIANCE DELIVERY
At this visit you will be receiving your final appliance!!! We will be making adjustments as needed to the bite and fit for perfect comfort and function. This device is new to you and will feel different than your temporary device. You may experience a change in your speech, this will get easier with practice as you get use to your new device. You will want to take it slow beginning eating new foods, start with cutting things up and chewing slow for your first few meals. When that becomes easy, feel free to eat whatever you would like! Remember to follow your care instructions for night time and call if you have questions 801-990-1703.
BITE CHECK AFTER DELIVERY
Congratulations on your new smile! You now have the freedom to eat the foods you love and enjoy your investment! Keep in mind this is a brand new device and you will experience a new fit and feel and there will be an adjustment phase getting used to your new appliance. Once you have been able to use your new device and get more accustomed to the feel and function, we like to see you back for another check up. It is imperative that your devices be aligned perfectly for the best function and comfort long term. If there are any more adjustments to be made the doctor will do that today. After today, you will need to come back for a 6 month cleaning (see front office for pricing.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this procedure painful?
The pain level is different for each patient. The staff here at Dream Dental use unique techniques to minimalize pain level. Each patient receives IV sedation that the patient won’t feel anything during procedure. Most patients are surprised at how little the pain was.
What is the recovery time?
Most of our patients report that they didn’t experience significant discomfort. Typically we see a patient go back to work only a few days after the procedure. You will be on a soft diet while the swelling and implants heal.
Where do I start?
You need to start with a free consultation. We will take 3D X-rays of your mouth to determine the best treatment for you. This is a appointment is typically 1 hour long. It is in a quite room away from the busy part of our office. If you are not in the local area then please call into our office and talk to one of our staff members. If you have any questions on how to begin please call or schedule a consultation online.