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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.

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!

Preparing For Dental Implant Treatment in Leicester

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by freshadmin No Comments

Dental implants are definitely life-changing. They are a fantastic treatment, perfectly suited to those missing a tooth (or more) that provide the closest thing you can get to your natural teeth in terms of functionality, feel, and look. However, being a surgery, it is not a treatment that should be taken light-heartedly. On the contrary, it requires some serious thinking before proceeding and a long-term commitment on the patient’s behalf. This means that you must be certain you can commit to a lengthy treatment time, and, if we’re being honest, a fair amount in investment. The results you get from dental implants are excellent and contribute tremendously to elevating your mood and confidence. But, you do need to have your questions answered, before taking the next step. For these reasons, we, as SameDay Teeth Suite, offer a free, no-obligation consultation.

So, when the time comes, do your due diligence and consider asking your dentist the following:

Questions to Ask the Dentist

  • How long have you been fitting implants in Leicester?
  • What are your success rates?
  • Are your dental implants guaranteed and, if so, what is covered exactly?
  • What happens if the implant doesn’t take?
  • Do you have samples of your work (patient photos, video testimonials, etc.)?
  • How many implants have you placed (just a rough estimate)?
  • How many surgeries are required?
  • Do you utilise sedation?

Now that you have a pretty good first impression about the dentist’s credentials. However, this is not it. There are other things to be asked, as well…

Questions about You

  • How will I know if I’m eligible for dental implants?
  • How much will they cost?
  • How can I, as a patient, ensure I will still have my implants in 10 years’ time?
  • I know I will need ongoing maintenance. What is the cost of that?
  • I am a smoker. Am I still a good candidate for dental implants?

Finally, here are some last questions to clarify things for you, in regards the process.

Questions about the Process

  • How long does the procedure take?
  • How many stages are involved?
  • Does it hurt?
  • How long will it take to recover from surgery?
  • Will I be able to eat normally after the surgery?
  • I’m a nervous patient. Can you do anything to help?

Apparently, there are many questions you might want to, and, indeed, should be asking. Remember that the more familiar you are with the process and what to expect, the easier you can make the right decision.

Ensuring the Best Dental Care

So, it is crucial you choose a dentist that is dedicated to providing you with the best dental care possible. Here, at the SameDay Teeth Suite in Leicester, we fully inform our patients of what is involved. Needless to say, we also make sure we are always up to date on the latest in dentistry so you can enjoy aesthetically pleasing, healthy, and functional implants for many years to come.

Going Beyond the Practical Aspects

It is not all about the practical part of the process. We also mind your inner health and balance and for that reason, our skilled and dedicated team will be there, holding your hand throughout the journey.

If your bar is set high, we are certainly up to the challenge. And, since we consider educated patients a critical factor for our success, why not book in for a FREE consultation? We’ll go through all your options and give solutions to your most burning dental issues!