Dental Implants

Treatment Summary

Treatment Time

45 minutes

Pain

No Pain

Cost

From £2500

Recovery time

-

Do you have a missing tooth or teeth?

Missing teeth have traditionally been countered with bridges and dentures. But dental implants are a modern alternative to dentures that are becoming more widespread.

These implants are used to replace tooth roots, providing a foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. The fact they can be made to match your own teeth is an added bonus.

Benefits

Criteria for dental implants

As long as you are in general good health with regard to routine dental surgery, you will qualify for dental implants. You need to have good, healthy gums and enough bone to form the foundation for the procedure. Good oral hygiene and a regime of regular dental visits are also recommended.

If you fall into higher risk categories – if you suffer from diabetes or heart disease, or are a heavy smoker – you will need to be assessed individually. The same goes for anyone who has had radiation treatment to the head or neck area. Your dentist will always be able to advise you about the best course of action.

All-on-4 implant

The All-on-4 implant is a technique that allows a fixed bridge to be fitted onto 4 dental implants in one day. Normally, a patient would need to have six to ten dental implants in order to replace all missing teeth (in either jaw), and sometimes would even require adding artificial bone.

However, in this procedure, only 4 implants are placed in specific angles, to allow the surgeon to use longer implants, and hence provide greater stability. An immediate temporary bridge is then screwed into the implants. The procedure is therefore known as ‘Same Day Teeth’ as the patients who arrived in the morning, can walk out in the afternoon with a new set of fixed teeth.

Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants:

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