Dental Implant Birmingham

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Renew Your Smile With Dental Implants

Dental implants are a modern solution and specialist dental treatment from cosmetic dentistry for aesthetics, to a simple tooth replacement. Dental implants are commonly used for missing teeth or to help stabilise other types of dental treatments. Falling into the realm of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants can transform your smile, removing unwanted gaps and improving confidence

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What are Dental Implants

Dental implants are a small titanium insert put into the jawbone that provides the foundation for crowns, bridges and dentures. Dental implants are artificial teeth that are very natural looking. Here at Oldbury Smile Spa, Dr Harry is an experienced Implantologist dedicated to providing the highest quality dental implants in Birmingham and West Midlands such as; Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall, West Bromwich and Coventry.

Who is Suitable for Dental implants?

A dental implant is a restorative dentistry treatment for those with missing teeth, tooth fractures, filling chips and fixing discolouration. Most adults are eligible to have dental implants. It is important that the patient’s bone tissue has fully developed first. Before we can assess whether you are suitable for dental implants we will carry out a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and oral health. We will also need to refer you for a CT Scan before we can proceed with any implant treatment to ensure your treatment progresses smoothly.

Before and after Dental Implants

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Benefits of Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing teeth that are damaged or missing there are a variety of  options. What stands out the most is dental implants; offering many benefits that are different from crowns and dental bridges. Dental implants carry many benefits both aesthetically and functionally. The top benefits of this innovative option are:

  1. Restore Bite Force
    Dental implants are anchored into your gum with titanium posts. This replaces the root of the tooth. Dental implants will act as your natural tooth enabling you to bite with the force you previously had with your tooth. This option provides more bite force than other tooth replacement options as they are on top of the gum rather than anchored in. Additionally, this will enable you to eat the food you want with limited disruption.

  2. Enables Natural Speech
    Once you lose your natural teeth, your speech may deteriorate. Dentures sometimes can impact your ability to pronounce words. Because dental implants feel and act like your natural teeth it enables proper speech.

  3. Matches Natural Teeth

    Dental implants can match your tooth shape, this is because dental implants can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Dr Harry will work with you to design your dental implants. Dental implants can match the colour of your teeth and fit perfectly in the gap.

  4. A Permanent Solution For Tooth Loss
    Other solutions for tooth loss may need to be replaced and repaired every so often. Dental implants are designed to be a permanent solution to the rest of your life. Contact us if you have any questions.

  5. Easy To Manage
    Managing dental implants is as simple as cleaning your natural teeth with brushing and flossing with your regular hygiene treatment.

  6. Retain Facial Structure
    When we age or have missing teeth it can cause a person’s face to sag. Dental Implants can help retain facial structure, ading in a youthful appearance

What Are The Types Dental Implants Available?

Single Tooth Replacements:

A missing tooth can be replaced by a dental implant without altering the healthy adjacent teeth. Once the implant is placed, a crown is screwed in the implant.

Multiple Teeth:

Dental Implants can be used to restore multiple teeth and each missing tooth does not necessarily require an individual implant. Sometimes a more cost-effective way of replacing multiple teeth can be by way of an implant-retained bridge, in this type of treatment we would usually place an implant at either end of the missing teeth and bridge across the implants placed using a dental bridge. This way all teeth are replaced, restoring chewing function and aesthetics. Dental Implants can be used for denture stabilisation. Denture stabilisation is the process of inserting multiple implants into the jaw in order to stabilise a full or partial denture to provide anchorage, these types of implants are usually smaller in size and used to hold the denture in place

All on 4 Treatment (Full Mouth Restoration)

 All on 4 treatment (Full mouth restoration)  – Is a revolutionary type of implant retained denture that resolves many of the common disadvantages of traditional dentures. Four dental implant posts are strategically placed into the thickest parts of the jaw. This can prevent the need for bone grafting. As a result, if you were previously told you weren’t a good candidate for dental implants because of bone loss, All-on-4 may be the solution for you.

In some cases, you can even be fitted with a temporary denture the same day as your placement surgery, so you won’t need to go without teeth while you heal. Although fewer posts are used compared to a traditional implant-retained denture, rest assured, you’ll enjoy the same benefits and stability. Your mouth will be restored to a natural-looking appearance.

All-on-4 Dental Implant Birmingham

all-on-4 dental implant birminghamAll-on-4 implants are a popular dental prosthetic treatment. All-on-4 is the complete restoration of both upper and lower arch using dental implants that are fitted to a dental bridge. The All-on-4 treatment is a set of permanent teeth designed to look and feel natural.

This method of tooth replacement is perfect for those who want to replace their dentures with something more permanent. It allows for confidence and security.

The process of an All-on-4 can take from 6 – 12 months depending on the healing process. We can use a dental bridge attached by dental implants.

Who is suitable for an All-on-4 dental implants?

  • Those who want to replace tired and wear dentures
  • Those who want permanent false teeth and a natural-looking solution 
  • Those with failing, wobbly or loose teeth
  • Those who have multiple missing teeth 

Benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implants

All-on-4 treatment can be a very effective procedure for missing teeth and insecure dentures. Traditional dentures can make chewing food difficult. This can stop you enjoying your favourite meals and affect your lifestyle. All-on-4 dental implants can be a modern solution to this problem.

  1. Improved Appearance
    As time goes on with age and you lose teeth as a result of jawbone shrinking and lack of support you will look older. The All-on4 procedure helps preserve and prevent further damage from the facial structure that occurs from tooth loss.

  2. Chewing Functionality
    You will see a big change in this area as you can eat all your favourite meals without worrying about unstable dentures and chewing complications. This in itself will be a big lifestyle change.

  3. Long Lasting Smile
    The All-on-4 treatment is a set of permanent teeth that is fixed with a non-removable implant supported bridge. Structurally, this is very stable and aesthetically pleasing with great symmetry. Unlike dentures that can sometimes not be comfortable after All-on-4 placement, no additional adjustments will be necessary.

  4. Improve Quality of Life
    When you have a great set of new teeth your confidence will improve. You will be able to eat and chew with confidence with maximum comfort.

  5. No Slipping or Shifting
    Our All-on-4 dental implant is very stable and reliable. They are firmly anchored to the angulated area of the thick jawbone. This means there is no risk of slipping or shifting

Dental Implants Cost

The cost for this cosmetic dentistry treatment can vary from patient to patient and depending on the number of implants being placed in the mouth and the oral condition of your teeth. Our dental implants can start from £56 per month. Contact us to find out more and to get a quote. Our friendly and professional staff will be able to answer all questions you may have.

Dental Implant and All on 4 FAQ

The All-on-4 procedure uses only 4 implants to replace all teeth on an upper arch, whereas traditional implants utilize anywhere from 5 to 8 implants in one arch. The angled placement of the posterior implants of the All-On-4 procedure allow for increased support by using the natural support of your bone. Also, traditional implants often require bone grafting, a process that can take 6 months or more. The All-On-4 Dental protocol requires no bone grafting for most patients, with a success rate that is equal to or better than traditional implants.

The All-on-4 procedure uses only 4 We utilize cutting-edge 3D imaging techniques to expertly assess which treatment options will be right for you. Using the 3D image of your jaw, we evaluate bone quality, volume & quantity. Virtually 95% of patients, with or without teeth, are candidates for the All-on-4 procedure. implants to replace all teeth on an upper arch, whereas traditional implants utilize anywhere from 5 to 8 implants in one arch. The angled placement of the posterior implants of the All-On-4 procedure allow for increased support by using the natural support of your bone. Also, traditional implants often require bone grafting, a process that can take 6 months or more. The All-On-4 Dental protocol requires no bone grafting for most patients, with a success rate that is equal to or better than traditional implants.

Usually, the surgery will take 4 hours per arch.

The cost of an All-on-4 procedure varies from patient to patient. We offer a complimentary consultation to evaluate the patient in order to give them a better idea of the total cost. Payment plans can be set up, interest free. All-on-4 is an investment that will leave you with a beautiful, new smile for the rest of your life!

Published studies show a 98% success rate using All-on-4 dental implants. It is very important to keep up with regular visits to your dental hygienist to keep the area around the implants clean and disease-free. Also, smoking is a major factor in the failure of all dental implants.

Absolutely. The All-on-4 dental implant technique gives you permanent teeth that look, feel and function just like real teeth. No one will know you have implants unless you tell them.

 

Dental implants should be treated like your natural teeth, brushing twice daily, flossing and interdental cleaning are recommended. Oral hygiene advice will be given to you by the dentist at each visit. 

With proper care and maintenance, implants should last approximately 10 years plus

 

A dental implant also known as “tooth implants” is composed of three components: a small titanium screw that is inserted into and fuses with the jawbone, or post; which attaches to the tooth implant, this provides a natural-looking tooth that functions well. Dental implants may be used to replace individual teeth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth in one or both arches. In the case of a full arch, 14 teeth may be supported by as few as four implants.

Implant-supported teeth need to be brushed and cared for just like natural teeth, although flossing will be different. Just like natural teeth, you will need to visit your dentist and hygienist regularly for review and maintenance.

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Elizabeth Summan
Practice Manager

Elizabeth Summan

Practice Manager

Elizabeth has worked as a dental nurse for 16 years and as a practice manager with Oldbury Smile Spa for just over 8 years