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The patient comes in and gives us an idea of what they're trying to achieve with the treatment, try and identify their primary problems, whether it's loose dentures or failing teeth. They are the two main categories. If they're keen to proceed, we get a cone-beam CT scan, which reveals the available bone they've got for the procedure. On rare occasions, there is no bone available, and we can't do it. So it's very convenient for patients to know they can come for their consult and know there and then if they're candidates.

Once that's been performed, they are given a treatment plan, which is generally the same as a template they have they can access online. The patients go home and think about it. I don't push them into making a decision. If they're keen to proceed then we start getting some records in the coming weeks thereafter.

Yeah, so All-On-4 people tend to know what they want. They have done some research and they come in to see if they're suitable candidates. For a general implant consult, there is other alternatives. So we cover those at that consult, whereas All-On-4, they typically want to know if they can get it done.

So for example, a single tooth implant consult, it might be a failing single tooth. There could be alternative choices for that patient. We'll cover those in detail. For the person seeking All-On-4 they're coming for All-On-4 so it's a more simple consultation.

So if they proceed, we get records of their current teeth shape, or if they've got dentures we take records of their denture shape. We get patients' feedback on if they like where their teeth are currently, in terms of shape, color, and those sort of things.

Often their teeth are looking a bit sad, so there is some pretty major changes to come. CT scan as we said. But really we're trying to get the teeth shape and vision pretty close to perfect before the surgery day. So when we come to surgery we transfer the pre-surgery mock-up to the records we have at surgery.

So when it comes to the following day we transfer the planning onto that record and the patient can see it in their mouth the following day. So they see a prototype the following day to verify the color's right, the shape's right. Once they're happy and I'm happy, then we can process during the day.

So we're trying to streamline things so the day after surgery isn't quite as laborious.

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