Missing teeth can affect your bite as well as your ability to speak and chew. Their loss can increase the load on your remaining teeth; affecting your appearance and confidence. Losing teeth can also result in bone loss and premature ageing. The solutions to a gap in your teeth include a bridge, a prosthetic tooth or an implant. The new tooth will look and feel like your own tooth. By replacing lost teeth with an implant, no support is required; therefore your natural adjacent teeth do not need to be altered in any way. Implants can secure a denture and eliminate the discomfort often associated with ill fitting or loose dentures. A dental implant can prevent further bone loss after losing a tooth. Implant supported restorations can improve your chewing and boost your confidence.
Dental implants provide effective solutions for missing teeth however, not everyone is comfortable with the idea of spending a few months without fixed teeth while waiting for the implants to be fully integrated and final fixed bridgework can be fitted. Fast & Fixed Teeth offers a long-lasting solution that provides fixed bridgework in one day for patients that are missing some or all of their teeth. These teeth can be used and enjoyed the same day that the dental implants are placed. You should consider Fast & Fixed when: • You have no teeth • Your teeth are loose, need to be extracted due to gum disease • Your dentures are failing, constantly loose and uncomfortable • You want a fixed solution that does not need to be taken out What are the benefits of Fast & Fixed? • Secured and fixed teeth in just one day (extractions, implants and fixed teeth) Dental implants are placed and loaded with fixed teeth restorations (bridgework) within matter of few hours. There is no need to wait for a few months for the implants to fully be healed and integrated then prepared and loaded with fixed teeth. • Immediate Aesthetic and Functional improvement You can leave a few hours later with a much improved, natural looking and fully functional smile. • Cost effective dental implant treatment No temporary denture required (with the added fee and discomfort) whilst you are waiting for the dental implants to be encased in bone. No Hidden Fees- Extractions, Procedure, fixed bridgework, Laboratory fees, dental implants, implant components, aftercare, etc are all included in the package • Shorter treatment times; Fewer visits to the dentist. Treatment appointments that fit around your commitments
What is a dental implant?
An implant comprises of an artificial root made from Titanium/ Titanium Zirconium alloy or all ceramic that is placed in to the jaw bone, replacing the root of a missing tooth. The implant acts as a base for fixing an individual crown or multi-tooth bridges. The implant can also be used as an anchor for dentures. Implants are normally placed under local anesthetic A temporary denture or bridge may be provided for 6-12 weeks whilst the implant integrates into the bone. Once this has happened, the dentist will place a restoration on top of the implant
How long does treatment take?
For routine single tooth replacement, treatment time is usually 14 weeks. Complex cases can take longer due to additional procedures that might be necessary. You will be given accurate detailed explanations regarding your treatment plan and schedule of appointments.
How long to implants last?
This varies from person to person and our dentist will give you an estimated time frame but on average treatment takes 3 to 6 months.
Is it painful?
Implant placement procedure is undertaken routinely under local anaesthesia. This is a comfortable procedure that results in a small swelling and some discomfort that subsides shortly after surgery. It will cause very little impact on your daily life.
Will I be without teeth during treatment?
You will not be without teeth at any stage during your treatment. A provisional denture or bridge can be made for you whilst the implant integrates into the bone and the final restoration is fitted.
Will my teeth look natural?
Modern materials and techniques give you an implant restoration that often is hard to tell apart from your natural teeth. The new tooth/ teeth will look and feel like your own tooth. This will improve your appearance, comfort and function.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Your new dental implant crown/ bridge will look and feel like natural teeth. You will have the confidence to smile and enjoy eating again all normal foods such as apples or steaks. Your natural adjacent teeth do not need to be altered in any way. Dental implants stop your gums and bone from shrinking reducing the ageing effect caused by tooth loss.
Am I too old for dental implants?
There is no upper age limit for having dental implants, providing that you are in good general health. You will need sufficient and good quality bone. If there is insufficient bone, we can add extra bone by grafting procedure.
Are dental implants successful?
Research from over three decades and over a million patients treated suggest that 95 to 98% of implant retained restorations remain in function for at least 5 years. With careful maintenance they can be a life long solution.
Do I need to do anything after my implant restoration is fitted?
You must attend regular dental examinations with your own dentist and hygienist. We recommend that you see us once a year to check that your implant restoration is healthy and trouble free. Advice on care and maintenance and a Discharge from care letter is provided at treatment completion.
What is involved in the Fast & Fixed Procedure
Fast & Fixed procedure Planning/ Diagnostics Radiographic examination Dental CT scan and assessment Implant Placement A comfortable procedure undertaken under local anesthetic The surgery time is about 2 hours/jaw. Designing, producing and fitting the fixed bridgework will require a further 3 hours Extractions (if necessary) can be done at the same time, during surgery. THIS IS A VERY COMFORTABLE PROCEDURE! Patients report pain free procedure, minor discomfort and swelling for a few days after Provisional Fixed Restoration On the same day of the implant placement a full arch fixed prosthesis will be attached to the dental implants. You will not be without teeth throughout the treatment The provisional restoration will look very natural Patients feel confident in socializing as no one will notice that this is only a temporary bridge Permanent Restoration We will allow approximately 3 months for the implants to integrate (bone to grow around the implants) We will prepare and fit the final permanent bridgework over a series of 3-4 straightforward appointments.
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Consultation – FREE if referred by your general dentist. If you refer yourself or, if the implant you want advice on has been fitted by another clinician, there will be a charge of £75. Fees depend on factors such as the number of teeth to be replaced and the number of implants needed to support them. Detailed written treatment plan and fees will be provided.
- implant retained porcelain crown fee from £2300
- a 2 tooth implant retained bridge fee from £2700-£2900
- an implant retained overdenture on 2 implants fee from £3600-£4500
- ‘Fast & Fixed’ teeth in one day – An implant package to include all Planning, CT scan, Surgical guide, Dental implants and components, laboratory fees, temporary and final bridgework, review, radiographic examination £12,000 – £15,000
Quality is assured by using the latest techniques, digital 3D xrays and market leading components including Straumann
The implant clinic runs on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm. Please contact our Treatment Coordinator, Silvia, to arrange an appointment. She can be contacted on Monday and Thursday on 01935 443306 or via mobile 07736154414. For emergencies outside of these hours, please contact Silvia via her mobile. Non urgent enquiries will be responded to when she is next in the practice.