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Missing out on life. Replacing Your Missing Teeth

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

It is a fact of life, if we are missing teeth, we can miss out on life.  We can lose our confidence and become self-conscious, even around close friends and colleagues. It feels like a downward spiral. The Same Day Teeth Suite will create your new smile and restore not only your teeth but your self-esteem.  No longer will you want to hide but can once again be the centre of attention, ready to take on everything life has to offer. If you are missing teeth, either as a result of an accident or through ageing, there is light at the end of the tunnel. No longer do dentures, bridges and implants need to look, and feel, alien but are made specifically for you to look as natural as your original teeth, or even better.

The replacement of missing teeth consists of a variety of different techniques, including using dentures, bridges or implants, not only to improve your good looks but your overall dental health. If you have gaps between your teeth where you have lost one or more teeth, it may disturb the way the rest of your teeth come together and function. Eating may be awkward and uncomfortable; you can no longer bite into a crisp apple and you can no longer whistle a happy tune. The remaining teeth in the mouth may, over time, tilt or move into undesirable positions causing food to get trapped in the spaces, increasing your risk of decay, cavities and gum disease. If this isn’t depressing enough, if several of your teeth are missing, your facial muscles can become slack, prematurely ageing your appearance and possibly affecting your speech.

But, as you become the advanced generation, there is now an advanced generation of dentures, bridges and dental implants to compensate.  We no longer have to fear we are going to become the archetypal senior citizen with dentures in a glass by the bed. Modern treatment options have put an end to this image.

If you are considering replacing missing teeth, your treatment options include:

  • Dentures (false teeth) – removable frames, made of metal or plastic, that hold false teeth.
  • Bridges – false teeth that are secured to neighbouring natural teeth.
  • Dental implants – metal ‘pegs’ that are surgically fixed in your jawbone as a foundation for dentures, crowns or bridges which are clipped or screwed securely onto this structure.

Every patient is different and has a different set of needs. The most appropriate treatment for you will depend on the number of teeth you have missing, the position of the missing teeth and the condition of any remaining teeth.

Why not book a consultation at The Same Day Teeth Suite to see which option is most suitable for you. We offer a FREE consultation where you can discuss your options in full with one of our experienced dentists.

Worse Case Scenario, Happy Ending. Why Teeth Are Extracted

Posted on: October 17th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

“Oh, I lost a tooth, Whatever shall I do?”

You may remember the rhyme from the playground and some of you may remember the visits from the tooth fairy. We all go through the experience of losing milk teeth as children but as adults we hope to keep all our teeth for life.  A few people ignore their teeth until it is too late but others, unfortunately, despite regular visits to the dentists and taking good care of their teeth, may need a tooth extracted and although this is no fairytale, it can have a happy ending. Same Day Teeth Suite will minimise your loss and restore your smile in no time at all.

Losing a tooth, or teeth may seem like the worse case scenario and indeed dentists will do everything they can to save a tooth, but there is a variety of reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted;

  • An extensively decayed or damaged tooth may become infected. With root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected before being filled or crowned.  It is important to treat an infected tooth as a matter of urgency to save the tooth and to prevent the spread of infection.  However, occasionally a tooth cannot be salvaged by root canal as treatment can be only be performed if the root canals are accessible and can be adequately cleaned and sealed and the tooth has sufficient bone support.  In cases where a tooth cannot be salvaged, it will have to be extracted.
  • Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, infects the gum tissue and jaw bone and, if left untreated, results in loosening and eventual loss of teeth.
  • Some patients have crowded teeth that need straightening for both aesthetic reasons and to improve the bite. In some cases, braces will be effective in solving the problem but in the most severe cases extraction is required to align the teeth correctly.
  • Occasionally we see patients with extra teeth, known as supernumerary teeth. Not only can the extra teeth look unsightly, diminishing your smile but they can cause problems with your other teeth.
  • Medication, specifically immunosuppressive medications prescribed after an organ transplant, can increase the possibility of infections associated with the teeth.  Doctors may well recommend the removal of some teeth prior to surgery.

If extraction of a tooth can’t be avoided, do not fear an appointment with the dentist. What may sound like a worse case scenario will be the best thing you can do in the circumstances.  Whatever the reason for the extraction, your dentist will explain the procedure, discuss your fears and suppress any pain. Modern dentists have lots of ways of seeing you do not suffer at all. In no time, the problem will be solved and you can begin planning restorative treatment, fixing your smile. Crowns, dental implants and bridges are made and fitted to replace your lost tooth as naturally as if they are your own.

If you know, or fear, you may need a tooth extracted, call Same Day Teeth Suite to make an appointment.

Essential Postscript: Avoid Infection to Dental Implants

Posted on: September 12th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Perhaps you are an existing patient of the Same Day Teeth Suite, or you had your implants fitted elsewhere.  No Matter. What does matter, however, is how you care for your dental implants in the future.  Not an afterthought but an essential postscript to your treatment to avoid infection, failure or complications, going forward.  You need your implants to last a long time and the Same Day Teeth Suiteare here to see you prevent any problems.

The quality of the dental implants and how well you care for them dictates their longevity and whether you have a trouble-free experience.  We use high-quality implants made by well-established companies who have invested in research and technology to provide dentists with an excellent and trusted product.  We don’t use anything less than the best as dental implants need to integrate and heal well in the jaw bone for a long lifespan.

The implant abutment, or prop, is an important factor in ensuring the dental implant will not get infected and fail. There are various types of abutments available, but we use cad cam abutments for our patients wherever possible.  CAD-CAM abutments are milled using computer technology to make a precision fit.  With such an accurate fit, there are no micro gaps, avoiding the risk of failure. By using good quality, strong abutments, they can withstand the bite force, a potential risk in lesser props. The bite force on a dental implant is increased, as opposed to the bite force on a natural tooth. Experienced technicians using computer technology take this into account when engineering our implants to make sure they last as long as possible.

Not only do the abutments have to be well made and precision engineered but the design of the crown and the bridge is of no less magnitude.  The choice of quality materials and the experience of the technician play a vital role in the superiority of the finished bridge and crown.  The best workmanship not only ensures the longevity of the finished product but makes sure it does not feel alien in your mouth.  Ill-fitting crowns and bridges not only feel uncomfortable but are difficult to clean, leading to infections.  We only use crowns and bridges that are made using advanced technology giving you natural-looking crowns and bridges that fit well.  You deserve the best, and we only fit the best.

Predominantly, in caring for your dental implants, it is important to visit the hygienist every six months.  The hygienist will be able to clean all plaque from your implants and clean those inaccessible areas below the gum line. They will also be able to check how well you clean your teeth at home and advise you, spotting problem areas before any infection sets in. Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash at home is an essential part of your care routine but is only half as effective as including regular visits to the hygienist in prolonging the life of your dental implants. Not all hygienists have the necessary skills or equipment to look after implants.  Be sure to check their experience and qualifications. At our Nottingham clinic, we have a qualified hygienist who will look after your implants expertly.

If you need dental implants, would like your old implants replaced or need to see a hygienist, book an initial consultation.

New ways to replace your teeth with digital technology

Posted on: July 11th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Whether we have given it any thought or not, technology has impacted on our lives in so many wonderful ways.  We now have an incredible wealth of information, ideas and expertise at our fingertips.  Dentists and Dentistry have not been excluded, changing our attitudes to implants and their new replacing teeth capabilities.  Welcome to the digital world of the Same Day Teeth Suite.

Digital planning strategies to replace missing teeth

Digital planning strategies in implant dentistry have not only generated improved diagnosis but safer and more predictable planning of implant surgery procedures.  Before considering implant surgery, we can now take digital photos of the patient’s mouth.  The photos are then put up on our big plasma screen, not only allowing our dentists to diagnose the problem and see what treatment is needed, but to communicate with the patient the intricacies of what is involved.  This not only gives the dentist the opportunity of communicating complex issues visually but allows the patient to participate, working with their dentist to achieve a final result they know they will be happy with.  Digital planning removes the guesswork and gives you confidence in the implant procedure. The digital photos continue to be used by the team of dentists, the technicians and the hygienist to produce the best results all-round.


Another new concept, we take digital x-rays to provide us with information about the quality of your jaw bones, where the nerves are placed, where your sinuses are and where your teeth are, above and below the bone. We can see from the x-rays not only where there are existing problem areas but where there might be problems in the future.

CT Scan

A CT scan is an invaluable piece of technology for implant surgery and complex procedures. Computed tomography, CT,  is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. We use this technology to produce three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. The scan allows us to place the implant in the software, so we have a precise model at the time of your surgery.  The CT scan allows us to produce an accurate digitally constructed guide, making the surgery predictable and safe.


Another modern addition to dentistry is the use of Computer-aided manufacturing. CAM is the use of computer software to control machine tools and related machinery in the manufacturing of dental crowns for implants.  We work closely with our team of skilled technicians to produce realistic, natural looking teeth which not only look good but fit and function as well as your natural teeth.  Following on from the impressions we make of your teeth in the surgery, CAM technology takes over.  The technical team at our laboratory scan your impressions into their software.  Each step of the process can be recorded and adjusted from a three-dimensional model on their screen.  The computer, under the eye of an expert technician, instructs the machines and your new teeth are custom-made to fit accurately, in size, shape and colour.  The team can guide the tools to make minuscule adjustments so you can eat and smile comfortably and confidently.  Modern crowns, or replacement teeth, are not a case of one size fits all but engineered from great materials as precisely as a Swiss watch.

Have you lost or need to replace your teeth. Please email us we would love to hear your personal experiences.

Drama or Crisis: Proven Methods To Reconstruct Your Smile

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

A major accident or minor trauma can cause significant injury to your teeth.  Following something as traumatic as a car crash or as trivial as biting on a toffee, missing, dislodged or chipped teeth need immediate attention. The Same Day Teeth Suite will give you a free consultation and a prompt dental examination as it is vital the problem is diagnosed, and appropriate treatment is carried out, without delay before the remaining and adjacent teeth are potentially affected. The dentists have the technology and techniques to skillfully repair your teeth and prevent further problems.

Dental problems take many shapes and forms. Every case is different. You may have lost or cracked your incisors by being hit in the face accidentally with a cricket bat or fractured a tooth the day before your wedding.  The type of treatment required will vary from case to case, but help is at hand.

Tooth Loss Accidents

If you have fractured a large piece from one or more of your teeth, the dentist may decide a crown is the best form of treatment.  A tooth-shaped cap made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, metal, resin or ceramic, is created to fit permanently over your natural, damaged tooth.  Metal crowns are the strongest but porcelain or resin crowns are made to look as natural as your existing teeth.  If the damage is extensive, and most of the tooth has broken off, the dentist may decide to place a pin in the root and create a strong foundation for a crown, holding it permanently in place so it does not cause problems with adjacent teeth, and you can eat and speak normally.

If for any reason, you have accidentally knocked out one of your teeth, or possibly more, it is important to know how to protect the tooth in the event your dentist can re-implant it.  Firstly, make an emergency appointment with your dentist without delay.  Protect the loose tooth until your appointment by rinsing it with milk or salt water and keeping your tooth in your mouth if possible, either in its socket or between your cheek and gum.  Do not handle the tooth by the root, only by the crown. Do not rinse the tooth with plain water or alcohol and, if you can’t keep it in your mouth, put it in a clean container covered with milk or your own saliva.  If you can get to the dentist ideally within an hour of the accident or injury, and the tooth is healthy and properly protected, you have a good chance of saving the tooth.  If the dentist considers it prudent to re-implant, a splint of clear plastic or wire will be fitted to the abutting teeth to hold the implanted tooth in place whilst it heals.

Replacing Teeth

If it is not possible to re-implant your tooth, or you have lost a number of teeth, your dentist may advise an implant, a bridge or dentures. Implants consist of a titanium post, to replace the root, to which a carefully constructed crown is fixed.  This is the favoured method of replacing lost teeth as it is permanent, looks and feels natural and prevents further problems. A bridge may be recommended when more than one tooth needs replacing. A bridge, made of a row of natural looking ceramic teeth, is fixed into place by cementing the bridge to the adjacent remaining teeth.  Dentures, or false teeth, fit into the mouth with a removable frame holding the artificial teeth. Patients with complex or traumatic dental problems can now benefit from a new, simplified procedure known as the all-on-4 system that makes full-arch rehabilitation possible. A fixed bridge, supported by just four dental implants, can be undertaken painlessly in just one day.

Whether you are facing a drama or a crisis, The Same Day Teeth Suite have the solution.  Our sympathetic team will advise the correct treatment and restore your smile, helping you to feel a whole lot better in no time at all.


Boost Your Confidence With New Front Teeth

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

Losing teeth can be a knock to your self-confidence especially as you get older. At the Same Day Teeth Suite, we’ve got plenty of experience in dealing with patients who want to see their smiles transformed.

In truth, most people don’t look forward to their visit to the dentist – it seems the natural state for a large number of us. Fortunately, we pride ourselves in putting all our patients at complete ease. Such was the case with one particular patient who admitted to a few jitters when he attended the clinic:

“I was apprehensive. I wasn’t quite sure what would be entailed but things worked out as well as I could have expected.”

Our first step in any treatment or appointment is to make sure the patient is relaxed and realises they are in a secure environment with qualified professionals who know what they are doing. That comes not just from our clinicians but also the nurses and support staff on site. Much of the problem with any dental procedure including extraction and putting in implants is the fear that it will hurt. With the latest techniques we can assure patients that they won’t be put in the position where they are suffering – and at the end of it all they will have a smile they can show the world. This particular patient was to have one tooth removed and two implants installed to his lower teeth.

It’s a relatively simple procedure nowadays and one that can be done quickly and without the long period of discomfort that used to be characteristic of days gone by. Most of this comes from the preplanning stage where our clinicians produce a 3D guide that allows us to place and create your implants accurately.

For single tooth replacements there are a number of options available:

  • A crown that acts as a cap over your existing tooth and can protect it from further wear
  • A single bridge that can fill the gap between a number of missing teeth
  • Single implants made of titanium onto which the new tooth is then attached

For our patient, the option was to have single implants and he was pleasantly surprised with how smoothly everything went:

“I’ve certainly had no problems at all and everything’s gone to plan. Everything’s gone on time and I am very happy with the result. I had a tooth removed, two implants and my front teeth, my lower front teeth now are very much like they were before, even maybe looking better.”

Even though he was a little apprehensive at first, like many other patients, he was very pleased with the result and can now enjoy smiling again without people noticing a gap or a fake tooth.

At the Same Day Teeth Suite, we know how important your smile is. We meet a lot of people who have been initially nervous about visiting the dentist, especially those in their 50s who perhaps think there is no point in having treatment. It’s surprising how something like a dental implant can transform someone’s self-confidence and give them a new lease of life.

If you want to find out how quick and easy it is to have an implant then contact us at the Same Day Teeth Suite today.

Why is Dental Implant Treatment So Expensive?

Posted on: February 21st, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Patients often ask the question ‘Why is the cost of Dental Implants generally so steep?’

A valid query indeed, it can be hard to validate such a significant amount of money on what seems to be a small sized mouthpiece. From planning the placement to abutments and crowns, single tooth dental implant treatments can be expensive. When browsing for the best price it’s easy to overlook the details and ignore the nature of the overall procedure. What we always try to relay to patients is that the price you pay is not only for the product but also an intricate service.

Placing dental implants is both an art and a science. The process is a delicate operation that involves a medical device being implanted into living tissue. This living tissue is home to nerves, blood vessels and sinuses, which will need to be treated with the utmost care and require careful attention. A well-positioned dental implant has the potential to last for an extensive period of your life, leaving you problem free. Unfortunately, if the implant is poorly placed this can lead to several serious complications and be a nightmare to fix. The oral cavity is a small surgical environment and can be as little as two millimetres; so even the slightest error can be the difference between success and failure.

In order to avoid unnecessary damage to your gums and wallet, it’s best to find an experienced implant surgeon as evidence suggests that sufficient experience affects your chances of a successful treatment. While there are no surgeons who specialise in dental implant like you have with orthodontists, it is important you look into your chosen surgeon’s background and patient testimonials.

Choosing the right surgeon is one step but there are a number of complex factors involved that can affect the end result and longevity of your implant, which is why a thorough assessment beforehand is crucial.

Some basic checks are:

  •      Gum health
  •      Bone quantity and quality
  •      Force of bite
  •      Medical history
  •      History of smoking
  •      Gum type
  •      General condition of the mouth

Maintenance is the final element of dental implants as any problems that may arise can be spotted early with regular checkups. Aftercare with a knowledgeable hygienist and dentist will help maintain your implant and ensure a painless and smooth result. Of course every case is unique and it may be that dental implants for missing teeth may not be the only fix, therefore a full mouth evaluation can help break down all your options.

Watch this video to hear about the experience of this gentleman who explains his journey of getting a dental implant at the SameDay Teeth Suite in the East Midlands. He previously had teeth messed by another dentist and now feels really happy.

At The Same Day Teeth Suite, we offer a free initial consultation to all patients.

If price is a worry, we can help.  You may wish to divide the cost with one of our simple price plans of your choosing that range over 1-5 years.

Every case is different so why not book your visit today and see how we can help keep those teeth trouble free and smiling bright.

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!

Will My Teeth Look Natural With Dental Implants

Posted on: June 17th, 2014 by freshadmin No Comments

There is no doubt that dental implants can make a big difference to your appearance. The most common question we get asked at the Same Day Teeth Suite is whether it will look completely natural. Even small changes to your mouth and teeth can alter your appearance, having a knock on effect on your self-confidence.

If you are having dental implants you will want to be sure that you are comfortable with your new look – you’ll be able to eat practically anything and have the confidence to smile and laugh without worrying about the state of your teeth. We are confident that the appearance of your new dental implants will surpass all your expectations.

How Dental Implants Work

The implant system itself begins under the gum line, in the bone tissue of the jaw. Titanium metal implants have osseophilic properties and fuse with the living bone to provide a secure anchor for the visible part which is called the crown.

Implant crowns are fitted onto the metal base and are made of high-grade acrylic resin or dental porcelain. They are your new teeth and form the major part of your bright new smile. They are attached to the solid implants in your jaw to form a permanent bond.

The advantage over something like dentures is that dental implants perform more like natural teeth – you can eat what you want and speak and smile with supreme confidence. And because they are attached straight to the gum line, they look more like real teeth.

The important part in getting a natural look is choosing the right colour and shape for your crown. If you are just replacing a few missing teeth then our professional orthodontists will help match the best colour and size to complement your existing teeth. Often it’s the case that you may want to whiten your existing teeth prior to implant surgery (porcelain teeth themselves can’t be bleached).

If your implantologist does their job properly you shouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the shape and shade of your natural teeth and the replacement teeth.

Dental implant surgery has come a long way in the last few years. Dentists, materials scientists and laboratory technicians are continuously perfecting the process of making replacement teeth that look realistic. With the right care, these prosthetic teeth can be permanent, lasting the rest of your life. Implants combine natural looking teeth with the greater functionality you enjoyed before tooth loss

If you want to find out if an implant procedure is for you, you can schedule a free consultation with the Same Day Teeth Suite in Nottingham, Loughborough or Leicester and get all the advice you need.

Having a bright white smile can boost your self-confidence and that’s just one benefit of dental implants that you will enjoy once they are in place.