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All-on-Four: a radical solution to the problem of traditional dental implants

Posted on: October 3rd, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Missing teeth can be unsightly and lead to dental pain. Dentures are one option, but for many people removable dentures don’t meet all their needs. Permanent replacement teeth in the form of implants are a definite solution but can be a long-drawn out and painful process.
The traditional route to implants was to undergo a series of operations; first to remove teeth, then possibly a sinus lift to augment the bone of the upper jaw and even if that wasn’t necessary, there was always an interim period in which dentures must be worn: an annoying and often frustrating temporary arrangement. The time, effort and costs of such treatment can all be daunting and the loss of confidence and enjoyment in life that results from temporary denture wear can be truly distressing.

Same Day Replacement Teeth

New technology and ground-breaking surgical procedures have led to markedly better approaches to the creation of new permanent teeth – in fact, it is now possible to have permanent teeth fitted in 24 hours.
“All-on-Four” is an innovative technological system which, in the hands of an experienced surgeon, can deliver painless permanent teeth the very same day. Structured around just four dental implants per jaw, a highly individual set of replacement teeth is crafted. The whole process takes place under sedation so the patient has a painless and relaxed procedure and 24 hours later, a complete set of permanent teeth.

All-on-Four: how it works

Because the “All-on-Four” system rarely requires the sinus lift procedure that is commonplace for traditional implants it can be more cost-effective as well as simpler and quicker. An initial dental consultation and full jaw radiograph launch the process. A CT scan may be required to assess jaw bone density in order to anchor implants and a comprehensive examination is always undertaken to ensure there are no hidden problems that could inhibit the success of the permanent teeth.
While the placement of the implants is broadly similar to traditional implants, being carried out under local anaesthetic, the location of the implants offers a radical improvement in dental stability. Two implants located in the front of the mouth benefit from maximum jaw bone density while two at the rear of the mouth are placed at a forty-five degree angle which provides optimum stability and anchorage and has the added benefit – in the upper jaw – of averting any maxillary sinus problems which traditionally required a sinus lift.

All-on-Four: the benefits

As a result of these advances in dental care and implant technology, there is no waiting time to allow healing. The “All-on-Four” implant system allows the client to go home with their new permanent teeth in place within 24 hours. Life returns to normal for the dental patient who can dine out, smile for photographs and relax into their daily routine, confident that their new permanent teeth will allow them to enjoy their work, hobbies and social life to the full.
For a free consultation and to explore how “All-on-Four” permanent teeth could change your life, contact our surgeries.

From Misery to Confidence with Implants

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

At the Same Day Suite we see a lot of patients with a variety of teeth and gum problems which have lead to them needing to have their teeth replaced. In these cases, we use implants that can either replace individual teeth or provide a firm base for dentures.

The experience of a patient we had recently might shed some light on how the Same Day Suite can help with problems such as these. The lady concerned went to the NHS originally where she had two teeth removed, one at the front of her mouth and another a little further inside. Her concern was that they had given her a denture that, though it looked okay in the mirror, left her feeling self-conscious because it didn’tF feel right.

This is often the case with NHS services because they are there to provide a more rudimentary solution rather than one that is cosmetically pleasing and feels and look like a normal tooth. At the Same Day Suite, our aim is to find the right tooth replacement solution that is tailor made for the individual. The patient, after enduring her NHS teeth for some time, saw an advert for the clinic and decided to give it a try.

She was particularly attracted by the financing that enabled her to spread payments for the new teeth over a period of time and the fact that there was no big hurry to get her in and ‘signed up’. As will all patients at the clinic she was given a full and honest appraisal and all her questions about the procedure were answered by a qualified dentist.

Though the patient was convinced that she wanted to go ahead, her relatives were less enthusiastic, something that is common in many families. There are plenty of horror stories out there about bad practice and poorly fitting implants to put a lot of people off. At the Same Day Suite, we try to go that extra mile and give our patients all the information they need to make an informed decision. There’s no pressure to commit and patients can go away and think about it as much as they like.

The patient did decide to go ahead with the implant procedure, primarily because she felt she had lost too much confidence and wanted it back. She was fed up with putting her hand over her mouth when she laughed. The implants were put in over a period of a few weeks with time for the titanium implants to heal and then the new teeth inserted with the colour matching the rest of the patient’s teeth.

Having an implant put in can make a big difference to a person’s sense of worth and general well-being. As the patient told us after the procedure was carried out: “It’s not just the physical, it is a mental process as well, that makes me feel so much better. It doesn’t matter about your age either. I’m quite old and people would say, ‘Well, it doesn’t matter, you’re old now.’ But, it does matter.”

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3 Great Choices For Missing Teeth

Posted on: September 13th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

If you have lost a tooth, or a few teeth, either through decay or accident, you may choose to live with the gap.  Alternatively, as with most of our patients, you will want to replace them, and you will want to know what your choices are.  In these simple steps, the SameDay Teeth Suite will explain your options so you can make your decision and restore your smile.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a titanium post surgically implanted into your jawbone. After the healing period of several months, when the implant has fused in place a false tooth is secured to the implant. Where a number of teeth are missing, dentures or bridges can be screwed or clipped onto the implant. Implants are considered the gold-standard restoration in modern day dentistry as they are the strongest, longest lasting, and life-like restorative option available to you.


If only one or two of your teeth are missing, your dentist may recommend a bridge. This consists of two crowns, which are placed on your natural teeth either side of the space, with an artificial tooth in the middle. Bridges are made of porcelain and metal, and there are many designs.

Your dentist will prepare your natural teeth on either side of the space for the crowns to fit on top. The crowns are permanently attached to an artificial tooth in the centre. The biggest advantage, in comparison to dentures, is enhanced aesthetics and a fixed solution.


It is sometimes necessary to extract teeth due to ill health and decay.  After you have teeth removed, it can take several months for your jawbone and gums to heal completely. During this time, your dentist may fit a temporary denture. Your dentist can usually fit this on the same day that your teeth are removed so you can wear it immediately.

As your jaw heals, the temporary denture may become loose and need adjusting. It can take up to six months for your jawbone and gums to become stable. Your dentist will then be able to fit your long-term denture or bridge.

The benefits of dentures are that they are the most economical and non-invasive restorative option. However, the biggest drawback is that they are not fixed and need to be removed to clean. In addition, they have reduced retention, in comparison to other restorative options.

Which Option To Choose

The most appropriate treatment for you will depend on the number of teeth you have missing. It will also depend on where teeth are missing in your mouth and the condition of any remaining teeth. Your general and oral health status will be a determining factor. Your dentist will help you decide which option is best for you.

Your New Teeth

Whichever option you and your dentist decide upon, rest assured you will have natural looking and fully functioning new teeth.  Made by the skilled clinical dental technician at our laboratory, with the assistance of cad-cam technology, each tooth is made individually to not only look good but to work well.  Whether you choose implants, bridges or dentures, your new teeth will be both strong and natural looking.

Are you missing teeth? Are you thinking about your options? If you have any further questions that you would like answering, please post your questions below and we will be happy to answer them.

Why are dental implants better than my denture?

Posted on: September 5th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

A few years ago, most people would have dentures replacing their missing teeth. Nowadays, there is a far more advanced, effective and appealing way to do that. Dental implants are the next best thing in dentistry for those missing teeth and here is why.

Reason #1: They are Permanent

First and foremost, dental implants are a permanent fix. This means that you no longer have to worry about having a denture that becomes unstable and loose over time. Imagine all the embarrassing moments you can escape with dental implants! Let’s face it. Dentures are removable and with removable comes wear and tear, and everything that comes along. It makes sense. Can you compare the stability of a fixed option with an alternative that you take in and out your mouth many times within a day?

Reason #2: They Look Natural

With dental implants, you get a natural look. It is as if you have real teeth, and nobody will even suspect you are wearing artificial teeth. With dentures, everybody can tell that the wearer is not having their own teeth. And, why should they know if you can go unnoticed?

Truth been told, the actual implant itself is not the part that looks like a tooth, rather than a small titanium surgical crew that creates the medium with the jaw (for lower teeth) and the skull (for upper teeth). The implants support the new teeth (prosthetic part), which is what looks like a tooth. Advanced dentistry at its best!

Reason #3: They are more Comfortable

If you could avoid dealing with the constant hassle of taking your teeth in and out of your mouth, would you not fall head over heels for it? This is what dental implants offer you: complete freedom to do as you please in your everyday life, and peace of mind; no worries about removing your teeth when you have to eat, or any other reason. Plus, you don’t experience the speech difficulties you have with dentures. With dental implants, all words come out loud and clear!

Reason #4: They are Better for your Bones

Your jawbone is used to supporting teeth. That’s part of its role, actually.  When you lose teeth, the jawbone begins to shrink. With removable dentures, you are only covering the problem. The jaw bone will still continue to shrink, changing your facial structure and causing various problems. The result? You end up with an aged, sunken appearance.

Dental implants, on the other hand, actually stimulate the jawbone so that you can maintain a strong and youthful profile. Think about it for a second. Doesn’t your current denture feel bulky and unnatural? This is your body telling you that your mouth wasn’t designed to accommodate false teeth.

Dental Implants or Dental Bridges?

Naturally, you might be wondering which one is better to use. Again, dental implants aren’t only better than false teeth; they also offer huge advantages over dental bridges, too. Bridges require one of the neighbouring natural teeth to be filled down to pegs. This process can easily cause damage to your remaining, healthy, natural teeth. Unlike bridges, the process of placing dental implants doesn’t put the health of your natural teeth at any risk.

If you are missing teeth, replace them the correct way so that you maintain your oral health. To know more about dental implants, or get your queries answered, book your first FREE consultation at SameDay Teeth Suite or get your FREE Missing Teeth Guide here!

New Teeth, New Opportunity: Enhance your lifestyle

Posted on: August 15th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Some people age gracefully and have healthy looking teeth and lovely smiles.  Others are not so fortunate, and through ageing, accident, injury or ill health are missing teeth.  As this happens, not only do we feel less attractive but our confidence plummets as we feel our younger selves slipping away. We begin to think the only hope is a set of dentures.  Welcome to a new era of replacement teeth and new opportunities.  The Same Day Teeth Suite will enhance your lifestyle when fitting your dental implants and turn back the clock. You could very soon be seeing your familiar self looking back from the mirror and be ready to set sail on new adventures with new or old friends.

You would be surprised how many of those older people with healthy looking teeth and lovely smiles you admire actually already have had dental implants fitted. Dental implants are made by our highly skilled technicians not only to resemble your natural teeth in shape and colour but to fit and function perfectly too.  No risk of embarrassing moments when you bite into your favourite foods or laugh too heartily. Modern dental implants and teeth mimic natural teeth so convincingly it is very hard to tell who has replacement teeth and who does not.

A dental implant is made to simulate a natural tooth by mimicking the crown and the root, buried in the jawbone.  The dental implant, a tiny titanium post, replaces the root of the tooth. A false tooth, or crown, made to replicate a natural tooth,  is then secured to the implant. Although the procedure is not too painful, you will have a sedative and anaesthetic to keep you relaxed and free from pain throughout the treatment.

A realistic-looking dental crown, or set of dentures, is fitted to the posts where it remains, safe and secure. Many improvements have been made since implants were first invented, and millions of people worldwide have a better quality of life because of them.

Fitting implants is now a relatively simple procedure and one that can be done quickly and without a long recovery period.   This is the result of comprehensive preplanning where our clinicians produce a 3D guide that allows us to plan and create your implants accurately.

If you are missing one or more teeth or have lost all of your teeth in one or both jaws, we can fit implants and single tooth replacement.  Multiple teeth may require more implants to support bridgework.  And multiple implants will be needed to support a full arch of teeth or denture.  Whichever you need, your dentist will advise you and talk you through the whole procedure. No doubt about it; dental implants can enhance your lifestyle.

Don’t waste your opportunities, call for a free consultation at the SameDay Teeth Suite.

Fixed Bridge vs. Dental Implants

Posted on: August 1st, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Losing one or more of your natural teeth can affect your overall smile and, of course, self-esteem and self-confidence. For that reason, it is important to determine the best way to have them replaced as soon as possible and prevent teeth shifting and periodontal disease, as well as the negative effects of tooth loss on the jawbone and gums. The most prevailing methods to replace missing teeth are fixed bridges and dental implants. Here are the benefits and drawbacks of each, so you can decide which one is best for you.

What are Fixed Bridges?

A fixed bridge is used to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth, it is permanently cemented into place, and consists of false teeth usually made from porcelain. During this restorative procedure, the neighbouring teeth need to be filed down or shaved so that the dentist has sufficient space to align the crowns correctly with the opposing teeth and enable a strong connection. Needless to say, the natural teeth have to be relatively healthy with no decay or structural issues. Unfortunately, this process is irreversible, and there is no way your natural teeth can be used as normal teeth after they have been modified.

Fixed bridges have an increased risk of decay and cavities, mainly because some of the tooth’s structure is removed. This makes the tooth more prone to decay and leads to the need for a root canal treatment somewhere along the line. Plus, you will have to replace your fixed bridges every 5-7 years to maintain the excellent initial results.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone so that they support a crown, via a surgical procedure. After that, the post has to fuse with the jawbone (it takes approx. 3-5 months) before an abutment is attached to the post. The abutment will provide the platform to screw the dental crown onto (or cement it).

Dental implants can last more than 15 years if inserted by a knowledgeable and skilled dentist. This means that if you have one at your 40s, it will last for life. You will only have to replace the crown every 10-15 years, and this is because of the normal wear and tear. Also, there is little to no gum and bone loss, compared to fixed bridges that come with some loss. Finally, if you are wearing a bridge, you will need special brush and floss, as opposed to dental implants that you can brush and floss like normal.

So, even though both treatments achieve a great aesthetic result, with fixed bridges you will probably have to deal with gum tissue and bone loss, which will happen anyway as we get older, but will cause a problem only to bridges. In this case, there will be gaps opening up underneath the pontics. With a dental implant we actually simulate a natural tooth root as the crown emerges the same way as a natural tooth. Plus, you don’t need to have any healthy tooth grinded down.

Regarding cost, the cost of a bridge or a dental implant depends on factors, such as:

  • The materials used (metal alloy, composite resin, etc.) & their quality.
  • The number of teeth that need replacing.
  • The position of the teeth in the mouth (the front teeth are always more demanding than the posterior).
  • The dentist’s experience.
  • Surgery complexity (for dental implants).

Note: Bridges are usually a more cost-effective solution, compared to implants. However, the latter are significantly more affordable in the long run as they are longer-lasting (don’t have to be replaced as often as dental bridges) and provide better aesthetic results.

Are you a good candidate for dental implants?  contact us to book your first FREE consultation at SameDay Teeth Suite, where we can discuss everything in full detail and come up with the best solution to your problem.

Wondering about Teeth in a Day?

Posted on: July 25th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Traditionally dental implants were only possible with months of healing as part of the process before the implanted titanium posts could withstand the pressure of the new teeth.  Dentures were then fitted for the intervening period, which could make the patient feel very self-conscious and unhappy during that time.  The wonder of science has advanced the process, and it is now possible to have Teeth in a Day, with no interceding healing period, at the Same Day Teeth Suite in and go home with your replacement teeth fixed in position.

What are Teeth in a Day? They are implants fitted in a day to save you time or the embarrassment of wearing removable dentures.  Often known as Same Day Teeth. Firstly it’s very important to understand not everyone can have the Teeth in a Day procedure. It is essential the patient has a full mouth examination with X-rays, to ascertain the suitability of Teeth in a Day before commencing the treatment. A lot of planning and preparation is carried out by the clinician before treatment takes place.  It is a surgical procedure and cannot be undertaken lightly. We take a 3D CT scan of your mouth to provide us with essential information, such as the quality and volume of your jaw bone, and to locate nerves and blood vessels.  This allows us to place the dental implants with accuracy.

Teeth in a Day Solutions - image


Patients who have teeth that cannot be salvaged due to gum disease, or a full mouth of decayed teeth, or patients with dentures who would prefer to have fixed teeth, may well be suitable candidates.  More importantly, they all wish to avoid dentures and want to go home the same day with their implants and new teeth in place.

The SameDay Teeth Suite employs only the best technicians to prepare and manufacture the finest titanium posts and false teeth in advance of your procedure.  Not only do the posts and teeth have to fit well and feel good, but they must look natural,  and be carefully coloured to match your natural teeth.

And if you are wondering if all this sounds too much for your budget, we offer affordable payment plan options. Our free consultation is designed to assess the very best solution for your missing teeth, as well as finding a payment arrangement to suit you.

If you would like to know more about Teeth in a Day and are wondering if you are a suitable candidate, please contact the Same Day Teeth Suite HERE

Missing front teeth? You might need Dental Implants

Posted on: July 18th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Here at the Same Day Teeth Suite, we see many patients with missing front teeth, and it’s no surprise that these patients are extremely concerned with their dental health.

People are put off dentures and are reluctant to get bridges because they feel that their healthy teeth may be cut – something that can cause further problems in the future – but it is important to remember that there are other options to explore before becoming completely resigned to a life of dental discomfort. What we do here is provide people with other ways to treat their dental problems in order to help them recover at a rate that suits them in – our teams working to ensure this happens both the short and long term.

An option we offer as part of these alternative treatments is dental implants. We deal with a large number of people throughout the year, but one particular patient springs to mind. He had an accident that caused him to lose his front tooth, and we explained that implants were an extremely suitable option, along with the more traditional methods of bridges and implants. After much discussion with the patient to work out what they were most comfortable with, we opted to use the implants – something that worked with great success, despite the seriousness of the case.

Before treatment


We carried out a CT scan, took models and made guides to enable us to place the implant in the most accurate position possible to avoid any complications later down the line. Through placing this high-quality implant in the best position within the patient’s mouth, it allowed us to ensure the treatment was able to remain in place for a considerable amount of time after its implementation. Without such planning, the entire procedure would have been a waste of time, leaving the patient in unnecessary discomfort – something our team do their utmost to avoid.

Dental Implant fitted


Three months later, we took an impression of this implant and with this, we were able to make what is known as an abutment. This is made using CAD/CAM technology – in layman’s terms, it’s extremely well built – and is expected to be strong enough to withstand any general wear and tear over a prolonged period of time. The patient goes to see our technician for a computerised shade match, allowing us to get the best possible colour to match the abutting tooth, and the patient is left with a tooth that fits in perfectly with the rest of his mouth – job done.

Natural looking new front tooth


If you feel that your missing tooth or teeth are hindering your day-to-day life and you feel that the options presented to you by your dentist may not be suitable for you, then don’t panic. Here at the Same Day Teeth Suite, our team of professionals are on hand to provide you with comprehensive care that leaves both you and your mouth feeling happy and healthy. Contact us today here and take the first steps towards dental implant treatment.


The life changing benefits of dental implants

Posted on: June 5th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Besides the confidence you gain back when having dental implants and the aesthetically pleasing outcome, there are numerous other advantages. For example, dental implants (if the right high-quality materials are used) are the next best thing to natural healthy teeth. If someone loses a tooth, their options are either to have a denture, which is something that covers the palate or a large area of the lower jaw and can be cumbersome, or a dental bridge, which would involve cutting the adjacent teeth. Other benefits include:

Allows you to Enjoy Life

You don’t have to worry about your social life. We see many patients that come to our practice with problems, such as their dentures flying out while they speak, being loose, or having to wear messy Polygrip to hold it in. There are also several patients that have dentures to replace one or many teeth. Imagine if you had to go to a restaurant and be constantly concerned with what you can eat or that the denture might pop out when you speak!

They are natural-looking

If top quality materials are not used, dentures do not have a natural-looking outcome. However, we all know that the aesthetics of the teeth is important when wearing dentures. A dental implant is a fixed replacement that allows a patient to engage in their everyday interaction, speak, dine, etc. and be confident in them all. To accomplish that, there is only one way: use high-quality materials to make the teeth look as natural as possible.

They Maintain the Shape of your Face

When people lose a lot of their teeth or all of their teeth, their face can sag or appear sunken in. Dental implants will allow to maintain the shape of the bone and thus the face and smile. This, in turns, also affects your overall mood.

They can last long

As previously mentioned, dentures, when high-quality materials have been used, have an excellent outcome. They are perceived to be a real solution for the future, replacing traditional bridges that can last long as well, but it involves the cutting down of healthy adjacent teeth that may be affected in the future. With dental implants, no adjacent teeth are affected in any way. With proper care and hygiene, as well as seeing a hygienist regularly, dental implants can last up to 10 years or longer.

They don’t affect your speech & eating.

When people lose their teeth and they have to wear dentures, their speech is sometimes impaired because the denture covers a large surface area of the mouth and on many occasions covers the entire palate. With dental implants, this is a thing of the past. Plus, you can eat practically anything you want, and enjoy your foods and the flavours, because your taste sensations are not affected as they do with dentures that cover the palate. In addition, if a denture is not supported well, it might move around. So, you would not be able to eat food which requires a lot of chewing if the denture comes out. Dental implants are fixed, so no worries there.

You protect healthy teeth

If you have missing teeth and want to consider a bridge, you have to cut the adjacent teeth. With dental implants, you don’t have to cut healthy teeth. Therefore, you are protecting other teeth for the long term.

Same Day Teeth Suite offers high-quality dental implants. Our trusted and knowledgeable experts treat numerous cases each day that require advanced skills and knowing a broad spectrum of the latest in dentistry, in order to provide the most efficient services and solutions to dental problems. If you are concerned about anything related to your overall oral health or want to know a bit more about dental implants, feel free to contact us or call us on 01509 323420 and book your first consultation completely free of any charges!

Unhappy with your denture?

Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Dentures. It’s a word that conjures up images of a set of complete teeth, along with their gums, fizzing away in water during the night. However, the world of prosthetic teeth is actually quite different to how many people imagine it to be, and dentures can come in many forms. So if you’re unhappy or frustrated with your removable dentures then there are solutions available to you.

Dentures – no longer the only option for prosthetic teeth

Whilst the majority of people are still under the impression that removable dentures make for the only option when it comes to prosthetic teeth, there are in fact other solutions that may be far more suitable. Common solutions for tooth loss include a fixed partial denture (commonly known as a ‘bridge’), the removable partial denture and the removable full denture (which is the ‘traditional’ denture). You may also be a suitable patient for a full set of dentures which are securely fixed in the mouth.

The problems with dentures

Whilst dentures are used by millions around the world each and every day, they’re not without their problems and at the Same Day Teeth Suite we regularly hear about how they affect our patient’s day to day lives. One of the most reported issues is that the wearer must contend with their dentures moving in their mouth, and very often have to choose between the food they want and the food that’s suitable for their dentures (which usually means opting for softer foods). Additionally, many find that once they’ve become used to their dentures, the wearer‘s mouth shape has changed and they must be refitted for a new set. This occurs because dentures place a strain on the bones that lie underneath the gum, and daily denture use means that the user suffers bone loss in their jaw which changes the shape of the person’s mouth. These exact problems also occur when the wearer uses removable partial dentures, as the mechanics of the fit are exactly the same.

The alternative to the problems of dentures

With all the problems that denture wearers experience, dentures make for an imperfect solution for those that need prosthetic teeth. So if you find yourself in this situation, whether you’re a wearer of full or partial dentures, then you’ll probably want to know what the other options are. In this instance, a promising option may be a supported full upper denture, where a series of dental implants help support the denture, ensuring that it’s held firmly in place. This solution is perfect for those that are looking for a denture that is free from needing a palate (the guard that sits on the roof of your mouth). It also provides the wearer with teeth that look far more natural than the look that traditional dentures provide. They also protect against bone loss as the fixed denture fuses with the jawline.
Additionally, SameDay Teeth Suite patients that opt for full or partially fixed dentures frequently say that this solution feels far more like their own natural teeth and make for a stable and comfortable solution to an age-old problem.

The Same Day Teeth Suite stay at the very forefront of dental knowledge and technology. With centres in Leicester, Nottingham and Loughborough in the Midlands they help dental care patients find the solution that right for them. If you want to know what your options are when it comes to your prosthetic teeth contact the SameDay Teeth Suite to find out.