If dentures, or loose and missing teeth make it hard to eat normally, or make you self-conscious about your smile, dental implants offer a long-lasting and life-changing solution.
Dental implants are titanium rods that are surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace your natural tooth roots. Natural-looking artificial teeth are then securely fixed onto the implants.
The new teeth remain securely in place just like natural teeth. They are a “fixed” solution, which means they are not removable like dentures.
The closest dental option to natural teeth, they allow you to bite and chew normally, as well as giving you back a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Dental implants can be used to replace single, multiple or full arches (jaws) of teeth.
Sometimes known as All on Four, smile in a day or same day teeth, Teeth in a Day is an advanced dental technique where full sets of upper and / or lower teeth can be restored on dental implants in one day.
It’s a less invasive technique than conventional implants methods as only one surgical procedure is usually required. Bone grafts are not usually necessary, even for people suffering with extreme bone loss.
Any necessary extractions and the implant placement are done on the same day, along with the placement of a first set of bespoke fixed teeth. This means that treatment time is significantly reduced from months to just a few hours.
The healing phase takes about three months. This is the period when your jaw bone integrates with the dental implants. Your new teeth remain secured on the dental implants throughout the healing phase so you don’t need to live with gaps or a removable denture.
Your first set of new teeth is then exchanged for the permanant, long-lasting set at a non-surgical appointment. These teeth are crafted to ensure perfect comfort, fit and function.
Dental implants are a tooth replacement solution suitable for most adults living with loose and missing teeth, or dentures.
Teeth in a Day, or All on 4 full mouth implants, are suitable for people with severe gum disease and bone loss, usually without the need for bone grafts.
This means they they can help people who have been told that they don’t have enough bone for dental implants.
As with any surgical procedure, it is important that each patient is carefully assessed for suitability for treatment.
At David Neal Dental we offer free initial consultation with one of our experienced implant dentists. They can assess your needs and discuss your options so you can make the right treatment decision for you.