Dental Implants

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants

Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth. A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth. Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth, all on the same day.

If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position and if it does not, it is usually tapped into place. The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone. This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughness on the implant surface.

In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted. Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns, bridges or dentures. Click here for illustrated information.

Our in-house dental implant team which includes Amit, work together to provide high quality implant care.

Dental implants can be used to replace single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth or a full arch of missing teeth. They can even be used to help stabilise dentures.

Are you ready to change your life forever?

Then take the first small step and arrange a consultation at Wardle Dental Clinic.
Still not sure, then give us a call for a friendly chat on 01784 252 428

All On 4 - Implant and Restoration in One Day

Say goodbye to dentures.... Teeth in a day!

If you are missing all or many of your teeth we can give you fixed teeth in a day!

If you are a denture wearer you may have experienced a common problem of loose fitting dentures. This can cause pain in your gums and also can make it difficult to eat food comfortably. As a result you may find yourself limited to what you can eat. Your self confidence may also be affected if you feel your dentures moving when you talk.

The all on 4 dental implant solution is a revolutionary concept for giving you a complete set of fixed teeth in your mouth. The all on 4 dental implant solution has been developed to minimize the number of implants and steps required with replacing all of the teeth in one of your jaws. By reducing the number of dental implants and steps the costs of treatment can also be reduced.

The Ideal Candidates for All on 4 are:

  • Suffer from loose dentures
  • Have bone loss and have been told they cannot have dental implants
  • Have been told they need bone grafting for implants
  • Have failing bridges and crowns

Benefits with all on 4 dental implants

  • Fixed teeth in one day
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Reduced costs and faster treatment compared to traditional techniques
  • Restores the ability to eat all types of food
  • Enhances confidence and sense of well being by giving you fixed teeth back
  • Clean and maintain your teeth just like a natural set of teeth.

How much does all on 4 Dental Implant treatments Cost?

Everyone mouth is different and there are several options available so to give an exact cost we need to carry out an assessment.

As an indication:

Placement of 4 implants and a fixed set of teeth (upper or lower) from £15,000 per dental arch.

How Do All On 4 Dental Implants Work?

To replace all of your missing teeth, previously it would have been common to place 8 to 10 implants per jaw and many times extra surgery such as bone grafts or sinus lifts would be needed. The all on 4 dental implant technique uses the dense bone in the front of your mouth to strategically place 4 implants. 2 of the dental implants are placed at clever angles and so in most cases can avoid any additional surgery.

The planning for this procedure can take several weeks and usually involves taking x-rays and sometimes a CT scan also. Once fully planned the actual procedure can be completed in one day and is also known as 'teeth in a day' or 'same day teeth'. After the implants are placed a provisional set of teeth are attached allowing you to eat and smile straight away. These teeth can be adjusted and modified to ensure that we get the exact appearance that you want and also allows time for healing. After a healing period of 3-6 months your final teeth are constructed and fitted once the dental implants are fully integrated into your bone.

The All-on-4 concept is an innovative concept allowing people with no teeth to have fixed teeth that look and function like natural teeth in only one day. We can give you beautiful new teeth in just one visit.

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