Tailored Implant Clinic

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What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.

Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

 

When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

  • Without the root structure of a natural tooth the jawbone can shrink making your face look older.
  • There are no loose parts. An implant is stable and comfortable.
  • Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
  • Dental Implants LOOK and FEEL like natural teeth.

Single Tooth Implants

If you only have a single tooth missing we simply place one Implant and fit a Custom made abutment and Crown to provide a natural looking tooth replacement. This costs between £2200-£2500 in total. We will give you an exact fixed price at the Initial Consultation.

Multiple Tooth Implants

If you have several teeth missing then we place more than one Implant and restore with either several individual crowns or a bridge. We will give you a fixed quote at our Initial Consultation. Four missing teeth may only need two Implants to retain them making the cost significantly cheaper than using four individual  Implant retained Crowns.

Implant Retained Dentures

Wobbly or poorly fitting dentures can be stabilised by placing 1-4 Implants in the jaw bone and using special Locators to lock into the fitting surface of the denture holding them firmly in position. We can qive you a fixed quote for this treatment on Initial Consultation. We do need radiographs to check your bone before we can offer an accurate tailored  treatment plan on which we base your quote.

 

All-on-4 – Permanent Teeth in Just one Day!

This is the perfect solution for patients who want fixed bridges to replace their full dentures or for patients who have failing dentition who do not want to wear dentures and want a fixed permanent solution to their problem.

All-on-4 dental implants was developed in the 1990s as a way to best restore the full arches of the upper and lower jaws. The procedure uses only four implants to secure all teeth in place hence, the name All-on-4. All-on-4 was developed by implant manufacturer Nobel Biocare and European implant dentist Paulo Malo using bio-mechanics, computer simulation and clinical research. Their results provided patients with high quality full teeth restoration without the use of bone grafting in the shortest time possible. The All-on-4 procedure provides especially effective restoration of the upper jaw because longer and stronger implants can be secured in the back part of the jaw.
Previous treatments required patients to receive a total of six or more implants, with treatment extending throughout 18 months of treatment. The patients were then forced to leave the surgery without any teeth or a poor fitting temporary denture for over a year! With the All-on-4 procedure, we make sure our patients leave our surgery smiling- with a brand new set of replacement teeth!

All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure

In order for your dentist to properly evaluate your case your will initially require a consultation and diagnostic appointment in order to best determine the treatment path necessary for your case. This includes determining whether or not your case will require extractions, gathering the appropriate information via X-rays, Panoramic scans and impressions and any other photos required. Directly after this consultation, the patient is scheduled for implant surgery in which the new replacement teeth are fitted and adjusted all in one appointment, including any necessary extractions.
Four titanium implants are placed in the jaw in such a way that the bone will envelop and secure them into place. The implants that are placed in the back part of the jaw are angulated to achieve maximum advantage to the existing bone structure. Once the four implants are secure, the abutments will be attached so that the replacement teeth can be fastened and adjusted for maximum comfort and function giving you a brand new radiant smile. Because only four implants are used in the procedure, the entire process is much less invasive and involves less surgical time than previous treatments.
The beauty of this new procedure is the sheer convenience. Special implants were developed for this treatment allowing for the immediate fitting of replacement teeth to the abutments. This means that with only four implants, patients can leave their dental practice with a full set of new replacement teeth within only one appointment! No bone grafts necessary! The teeth are permanent and fixed so there is no need for patients to be without teeth or to endure temporary dentures for an extended time period. The patient is enabled to come for a morning appointment and leave that same afternoon with a brand new radiant smile.
We provide all the treatments described above at Broom Road Dental Care. If you want to book a free, no obligation, Consultation feel free to call Debbie Shaw, our Implant Co-ordinator on 07557228738. Debbie can also be contacted via email: contact@tailoredimplantclinic.co.uk
(updated 12.2.16)