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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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How to Deal with Loose Dentures in Nottingham: A Case Study

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

Many patients come to our clinic after having issues with their dentures. Unquestionably, if your denture doesn’t fit properly, it will most likely begin to dislodge and move around, making you feel very uncomfortable when speaking or eating.

The picture below shows the case of a patient who presented to us in a situation where she was particularly unhappy with her dentures, both in terms of functionality and cosmetics. She was frustrated by not being able to eat what she wanted, due to her dentures either moving or falling down.

Photo 1: The patient had most of her lower teeth missing, which made it difficult to support a denture.


After assessing her case, we suggested two solutions:

  1. A better denture, meaning a BPS Denture (Biofunctional Prosthetic System) or Swiss Denture, both top of the range precision dentures of outstanding quality that provide complete functionality while speaking, eating or laughing.
  1. An Implant Retained Denture (IRD), which meets the highest requirements of patients and dentists alike. IRDs are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth, compared with BPS and Swiss Dentures, using implants to hold the dentures securely in place, providing a considerable improvement on conventional removable dentures. In addition, they help maintain the facial structure of the patient as they preserve the remaining jaw bone and restore lost lip support, which also minimises the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth.

We decided that the second solution would best meet the patient’s need for a firm denture that wouldn’t move while also not covering the palate, so that she could feel almost like she had her real teeth back!

So, after going through various planning stages, such as a CT scan, we placed five implants in the upper jaw and let the mouth heal for 3 months (see photo 2). In the meantime, the patient wore temporary dentures.

Photo 2: Five implants placed in the patient’s upper jaw.



After the healing period, we made a constructed bar with the locators shown in Photo 3 (pole stands), on both her upper and lower jaw, which allowed the denture to be accurately positioned and secured, so that it would not move around when the patient was chewing, speaking or laughing.

Note: Throughout the process, the patient always had a say regarding the selection of the teeth used to make her denture, to ensure the final outcome would tick all of her boxes.

Photo 3: Constructed Bar with Locator Attachments



The patient was ecstatic with the result, for obvious reasons. Her dentures also look excellent from a cosmetic point of view (see photo 5).  Now, it is highly unlikely that anyone could spot that she wears dentures and she can eat whatever she wants, from apples to sticky foods, without a second thought.

 Photo 4: This is how the patient’s mouth looks from the inside after the completion of the treatment.


Photo 5: The patient with her new implant retained denture.


To find out more about this life-changing transformation, which can markedly improve your ability to chew with a minimal treatment period, and let you say goodbye to those embarrassing moments caused by falling down or loose dentures, contact us here

To have your mouth fully assessed and find out if you are a good fit for implant dentures, book your first FREE consultation HERE.

Feel free, secure, comfortable and ready to smile with confidence again. Now, nothing is standing in your way!


Tooth Extraction Before Having Implants or Dentures Fitted

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by freshadmin No Comments

We all remember losing a tooth or two when we were children. It’s part of growing up, a rite of passage if you like. At one time or another in your youth there will have been the wiggling of a loose tooth, the childish pleasure when it finally came out, putting it under your pillow and waiting for the tooth fairy to leave some money.

For adults, however, tooth loss is a very different, more serious, matter and can cause loss of confidence as well as ruin a lovely smile and make it difficult to chew.

While our permanent teeth are meant to last nearly a whole lifetime, there are often times when tooth extraction is necessary – perhaps one gets damaged so badly it has to be removed, or there is so much decay it means a replacement is needed.

Another cause is from infection. Tooth decay or damage can reach down into the pulp or centre that contains all the nerves and blood vessels. Bacteria can cause an infection and this often needs to be corrected with Root Canal Therapy (RCT). If that fails, or the infection is too severe to be treated with antibiotics, it may be necessary to remove the tooth.

In some cases, where your immune system is compromised, as in the case of serious illness, even the risk of infection in a particular tooth can be reason enough to have it pulled.

Periodontal or gum disease also causes an infection around the tissues and bone of the tooth and, if left untreated, can cause loosening and eventual extraction.

How dentists extract a tooth

Dentists and oral surgeons normally perform tooth extractions. First of all, you will need an injection of local anaesthetic to numb the area around the tooth but if you are having more than one extracted a general anaesthetic or sedation that puts you to sleep may be the order of the day.

If the tooth you are having removed is impacted, then the dentist will cut away part of the gum and bone tissue that covers it. They will then use forceps to grasp the tooth and gently rock it back and forth to loosen it a bit more so that it comes away from the jaw. On occasion, a tooth may be more difficult to extract and will need to be removed in pieces.

When your tooth has finally been extracted, a blood clot will form in the socket. Your dentist packs this with a gauze pad and you bite down on it gently to help stop the bleeding.

Sometimes the dentist will need to put in a few self-dissolving stitches to close the gum over the extraction site. Other times, the blood clot can break loose causing a condition called dry socket – if this happens the dentist will place a sedative dressing over it that will need to stay in place for a few days.

Most tooth extractions are done as a preamble to having dental implants or dentures and our experts at the Same Day Teeth Suite in Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough will be able to advise and talk you through the whole process.