The role of implants is to replace the damaged roots of your teeth. Made of titanium, the implant is placed carefully into the bone socket in your gum, precisely where the missing tooth was previously. Then, the crown is used to ‘cap’ the implant – a process designed to ensure the tooth looks as natural as possible.
At the Same Day Teeth Team, we offer two types of single tooth implant packages right here in the West Midlands.
Fitting a single dental implant is quick, simple and relatively painless. The process replaces a single tooth or multiples and is the preferred treatment for many patients with some of the following dental issues:
- You have been informed that you are about to lose one or more teeth
- One or more teeth are loose or wobbly (something that often stems from gum disease)
- One or more teeth are cracked, broken or aesthetically damaged
- One or more of your teeth is badly decayed
- A previously-fitted crown has failed
- A previously-fitted root filling has failed
The procedure itself causes little pain – most dental pain is actually caused by touching a nerve on a live tooth, rather than straightforward treatments such as implants.
There will be some level of discomfort but here at the Same Day Teeth Team we take our pain management methodology extremely seriously. The operation itself will be carried out only when we are certain that your jaw is completely numb, as well as providing the option for sedation if necessary. Many patients are able to resume normal activities on the same day following the treatment.
An implant bridge is a structure between two crowns fitted in order to fill the gap between missing teeth. Bridges are used for a number of different functions, such as:
- Restoring your smile following damage to your teeth
- Helping to rehabilitate your speech and eating habits
- Ensuring the shape of your face is maintained
- Distributing the forces in your bite correctly through the replacing of missing teeth
- Preventing your remaining teeth from drifting out of position
Replacing multiple teeth using an implant-supported fixed bridge helps give your teeth a level of feeling and functionality that is not possible with other options.
On average, it is not unusual for the lifespan of a fixed implant bridge to around 10 years, but they can last for over 15. It’s important you commit to the treatment in order to achieve your desired results.
Until you become accustomed to the bridge, the team at the Same Day Teeth Team would recommend eating softer foods to avoid needless damage and discomfort. In the long run, however, replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge should make eating much easier.
ALL ON 4 (Same Day Teeth) is a new, simplified solution for patients who have lost all or the majority of their teeth. For those who want to secure removal dentures – which have a tendency to move around in an uncomfortable manner– we would recommend this treatment without question.
The dentures are held securely in place by the implants, which in turn are firmly anchored to the jawbone. Same Day Teeth with ‘All on 4’ implants are able to prevent the dentures from these unwanted movements.
‘All on 4’ dental implants are designed for those who have lost all teeth in a specific arch of the mouth. They are seen to help in cases where the jawbone structure has been compromised and considered insufficient to hold conventional dental implants. The result is a brand-new smile that can be enjoyed without the need for a healing period, instead the end product being visible after just one dental appointment with our highly skilled team.
The benefits really are significant, the effects including:
- That ‘All on 4’ implants can be used immediately.
- Their ability to improve the form and function of your smile after just one visit, with no specified healing period in place.
- The procedure for placing same day teeth is minimally invasive, eliminating the need for a more complicated bone grafting procedure.
- The minimally invasive technique used for this implant treatment results to less patient discomfort.
- Fewer dental visits required, meaning there is little need to organise a series of appointments following the treatment.
If you are missing all of your teeth, an implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace them. Implant Dentures will replace both your lost natural teeth and some of the roots, making them an extremely effective form of treatment.
Implant Dentures provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported full bridges (or dentures) are designed to be durable and long-lasting. Implant-supported full bridges and dentures offer a greater level of comfort and stability than conventional dentures, allowing you to retain a more natural biting and chewing capacity.
In the long term, implant dentures can be more aesthetically pleasing while also being much easier to maintain than conventional dentures. You are also able to avoid the loss of bone that accompanies the traditional treatment, meaning the chances of recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile are much slimmer.
The Benefits of Implant Dentures:
- Removes need for denture adhesives, pastes, sticky gum or powders.
- Help maintain facial structures by preserving the remaining bone in your jaw.
- Minimizes wrinkles around the mouth by restoring lost lip-support.
- Improves ability to chew considerably, meaning you can eat practically anything you want to and be able to enjoy your food again.
- Secure and comfortable – no more embarrassing moments caused by loose dentures!
- Extremely cost-effective in comparison to treatment of a similar level.
- Have the facility to be removed for cleaning.
- Extremely secure while still allowing some movement during normal chewing.
Dentures are removable replacement teeth made of acrylic resin with metal attachments. In the dental industry, the replacement of all your teeth is referred to as a ‘complete denture’, while a ‘partial denture’ refers to scenarios where only a few teeth need to be replaced.
With the Same Day Teeth Team, you can finally forget about ill-fitting dentures with sore spots and poor cosmetics, and this is before we even discuss the huge difference in time frames between the two treatments.
Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed and ensuring the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
However, it is to be expected that bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore, a disadvantage of immediate dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process. It is for this recent that our team here at the Same Day Teeth Team believe that they should only be considered a temporary solution.
Partial dentures, a further option for patients to take, are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-coloured plastic base, sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth.
A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on them on either side of the space and then attaching artificial teeth to them. This ‘bridge’ is then cemented into place – something that not only ensures that the partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, but preventing other teeth from changing position too.
Another option is a precision partial denture, as they are removable and have internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
The Benefits of Dentures:
- You are able eat more of the foods you enjoy without discomfort.
- Sagging of face muscles will decrease rapidly.
- Our bespoke service means the dentures are made to measure to cater for all your dental requirements.
- You can smile and laugh freely without risk of embarrassing denture displacement.
- Speech and digestion are both improved, as well as self-confidence as a direct result of this.