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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.

Signs of Gum Disease

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Gum disease or periodontitis or periodontal disease is often silent, which means that you may not have any symptoms until you reach an advanced stage of the disease. It all begins with bacteria that grow in your mouth that may lead to tooth loss, if not properly treated, because they destroy the tissue surrounding the teeth.

Gum Disease and Gingivitis

Some people confuse periodontitis to gum inflammation called gingivitis. Truth is gingivitis could indeed precede to gum disease, but not all gingivitis progresses to periodontal disease. In the early stages of gum inflammation, bacteria build up and cause the gums to bleed easily and become swollen, especially during brushing or even flossing. However, even though the gums may be tender and irritated, there is no worrying for the teeth, given that they are still firmly in place (in their sockets). This means that no irreversible damage to the tissue or bone has occurred yet.

Unfortunately, if you leave gingivitis untreated, it will definitely advance to gum disease. This is when things get complicated and far more serious than before. The inner layer of the bone and gum form pockets (small spaces between the gums and teeth) as they pull away from the teeth. These pockets become a farmland for bacteria and collect debris. As a result, they become infected, and the body initiates an immune response to fight the bacteria while the plaque continues to grow and spread below the gum line.

The bacteria in the plaque and the enzymes involved when the body is fighting an infection produce poisons or toxins that begin to break down the connective tissue and bone that hold the teeth in their sockets. The pre-mentioned pockets go deeper up the gum, destroying more bone and gum tissue along the way. As the disease progresses, the teeth eventually become loose as they are no longer anchored in place as firmly as before. This means irreversible tooth loss.

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

Gum disease is a nasty condition that affects not only your oral (and overall) health but also your self-confidence. Who feels comfortable having missing teeth? Will you keep on smiling if some your teeth have fallen? It is so sad to see people suffer from such an easily prevented condition.

Some of the warning signs that could alert you and urge you to visit your dentist right away include:

  • Tender, swollen, or red gums.
  • Pain and/or sores in the mouth.
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing (it may also occur when eating hard food).
  • Gums that have receded or are pulled away from the teeth, making the teeth look longer than what they used to be.
  • Loose teeth or teeth that are separating.
  • Puss between your teeth and gums.
  • Persistent bad breath.
  • A change in the way you bite (teeth that don’t fit together like before).

For obvious reasons, having regular check-ups is critical to detect and treat any problems with your teeth and gums early, so you keep your teeth for as long as possible.

For any concerns or questions, please do not hold back from contacting the Same Day Teeth Suite. Early detection, especially among those with an increased risk of developing gum disease (i.e. smokers and people with diabetes) can save your teeth and your health from serious deterioration.

Don’t wait any longer.

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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.

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.

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.

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!

Is Grinding Your Teeth Wearing You Down? Replacing Teeth

Posted on: August 29th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Do you wake up with a headache? Do you clench your jaw?  It is surprising the number of people who do but remain unaware they are grinding their teeth and causing serious damage. Some people don’t even know they have worn down individual teeth until they visit their dentist and the severity of the problem is pointed out, or the tooth loss has become self-evident when they look in the mirror and see the damage they have done.  Don’t wear down your teeth or let your teeth wear you down. If you suffer from bruxism, visit the Same Day Teeth Suite.

Teeth grinding, technically known as bruxism, can remain unnoticed if you are clenching your teeth and grinding while you are asleep.  You might be aware you are not getting a good night’s right but remain unaware you are damaging your teeth as the gradually get worn down.

It is surprising the number of people who grind their teeth while they sleep.  Some people grind their teeth because they are anxious or depressed but the condition is further exacerbated through ageing, illness and stress.  Unless teeth grinding is prevented in the early stages, it can lead to pain and distress as the enamel on your teeth is slowly worn away and you stand a chance of losing your teeth.  If bruxism is diagnosed before you have done any serious damage, wearing a protective mouthguard at night can alleviate the problem. The mouthguard must be made to fit you personally by your dentist and not bought off the shelf.  Cognitive behaviour therapy, or yoga and deep breathing exercises to help you relax and reduce stress can be an alternative permanent solution to bruxism and an alternative to wearing a mouthguard but these methods are not a quick fix.  A lot depends on your commitment to solving the problem.

For some unfortunate patients, the problem of tooth grinding has gone on too long or has remained undiagnosed. So much damage has been done over time; they have suffered tooth loss.   It is imperative the lost teeth are replaced if you are not to suffer further serious dental problems.   If your situation has become extreme, the Same Day Teeth Suite won’t let the problem wear you down, causing more stress and anxiety,  but will fit replacement teeth to solve the problem.

Natural teeth can be replaced with dental implants, crowns, bridges or dentures.  Dental implants are fitted into your jaw bone with a titanium post replacing the root of the damaged tooth and a false tooth, skillfully matched to your existing teeth, fitted on the post.  The SameDay Teeth Suite oversees the design and manufacture of high-quality abutments and crowns from the best dental technicians for each patient. There are alternatives to dental implants including a bridge with a false tooth abutted between existing teeth and dentures, removable false teeth.  Your dentist will help you decide and have your replacement teeth made and fitted without causing further stress.

All’s not lost.  If you think you grind your teeth, or you need replacement teeth, make an appointment with the SameDay Teeth Suite 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.

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.