Same Day Implants & Teeth
Less surgery, less time and no need for a gap or denture.
Sometimes it is possible to remove a tooth and place an implant immediately into the extraction socket and this is often the case near the front of the mouth.
We also make a tooth to place upon the implant, so that no bridges or dentures are needed.
The speed and simplicity of this treatment is fantastic for patients.
Although not possible for every case, you will be told at your implant assessment whether this form of treatment is an option for you.
Single Tooth Implants
Replacing a missing or failing single tooth with an implant has great benefits over the alternative options of a bridge or denture.
Implants look and feel like real teeth
Implants are fixed securely in your mouth – you do not remove them at night
Implants never get decayed
Implants preserve bone by replacing the tooth root
There is no damage to adjacent teeth as is caused by a bridge.
Implants produce an excellent cosmetic result – it’s usually impossible to tell the difference between implants and real teeth.
In most cases the treatment is very quick (usually taking less time in the chair than a crown or root treatment), is virtually pain free, and the recovery is straightforward. Most patients report less discomfort after an implant is placed than following an extraction by their dentist.
You will not be left with a visible gap during any stage of your treatment and we will discuss your options for filling these gaps carefully with you at your assessment.
The final outcome will be a replacement tooth that looks feels and functions like one of your own teeth.
There is no reason a successful, well-maintained implant should not last a lifetime.
Multiple Teeth Replacement
Multiple teeth can be replaced by implants to give you back the aesthetics and ability to chew without any difficulties.
Implants preserve bone by replacing the tooth root
Implants never feel loose and uncomfortable like a denture
There is no damage to adjacent teeth as is caused by a bridge
If you are missing a number of teeth, they may either be replaced with individual implants for each missing tooth, or by joining two or more implants together.
The importance of replacing missing back teeth (your molar teeth) cannot be over-emphasised as these are the teeth that are designed to do the chewing of your food.
If you have lost all of your teeth, 4-6 implants joined together may produce a very strong replacement.
Implant Retained Dentures
Many dentures can be improved in a cost effective way by holding them in place with implants.
For a cost-effective way of replacing many missing teeth, dentures can be held securely in place with implants, providing a great improvement from traditional removable dentures.
Eliminates the need for denture adhesives
Helps preserve the bone and facial structures
Minimises wrinkles around the mouth by restoring lost lip-support
Markedly improves your ability to chew – you can eat whatever you want and enjoy your food again.
A lower denture can sometimes need only 2 implants to provide stability, which will give a dramatic transformation in the ability to eat.
Benefits of All-on-4®
Why All-on-4® is Your Best Option for patients wanting to get rid of their dentures, and to people with failing teeth in need of a full upper and/or lower restoration:
Unlike conventional dentures, the All-on-4® procedure allows you to have a full mouth of permanent teeth that feels and functions like real. The All-on-4® procedure eliminates the day-to-day frustrations and discomforts of dentures.
Unlike conventional dentures which are large in size and could possibly affect your appearance over time, All-on-4® gives you the set of teeth that looks and acts like natural, healthy teeth.
Same-Day Teeth (‘Teeth-in-a-Day’)
Unlike dentures or locators that need lengthy transition period, All-on-4® procedure is often completed in a single day as the implants and teeth are inserted on same day.
Recovery process is minimised for All-on-4® technology. Eat, talk, and socialise as soon as you have left us.
Minimal Need for Grafting
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure often necessary in a process of building conventional implants. The missing tooth often causes loss of bone underneath and in order to restore this area the bone is taken from your chin or pelvis. With All-on-4® you only need a minimum number of implants inserted and therefore in most cases bone grafting is not required.
Bring The Cost Down
Unlike conventional implants that may require 8-10 implants and bone grafting that makes the entire process long and complex with treatment taking up to a year, All-on-4® has made a revolution by significantly bringing the cost down for more effective and satisfying results. The exact cost varies by patients and their condition but with a lesser number of implants and the simpler ‘Teeth-in-a-Day’ procedure, All-on-4® is a definite solution for patients with missing teeth.
Traditional approaches to restoring a full arch of teeth usually involved bone grafts, six or more implants, and as many as 18 months of treatment. That meant that a patient often would be without any teeth or with ill-fitting temporary dentures for more than a year.
The dentist will examine you to discuss all your available options.
You have two or three visits to our office to allow us to gather information ready for your implant placement.
Implant placement and bridge fitting.
The patient will return for occasional check-ups over the next several weeks and months. After almost six months, when the gums have fully healed and the implants are fused to the natural bone, we will take new impressions of the patient’s mouth and prepare a final, stronger, permanent set of teeth adjusted to a perfect fit. This helps ensure the longest life of the teeth, and provide maximum support, beauty, and function to the patient.