FULL-MOUTH DENTAL IMPLANTS
Let’s start from the beginning, what are full mouth dental implants? Dental implants are a fixed alternative to dentures. They are perfect for someone with missing, rotten, or loose teeth.
They have often been known as ‘full jaw dental implants’, ‘full arch dental implants’, ‘smile in a day teeth’, ‘fixed teeth’, ‘screwed in teeth’, ‘upper arch dental implants’, lower arch dental implants’, ‘permanent dentures’, ‘teeth in a day’, ‘all on 4 implants’, ‘full tooth replacement’ and ‘full-arch dental implants’.
Dental implants might look scary, but really, we promise they aren’t.
The implants themselves are made from titanium and act as a replacement for the roots of your teeth. We then attach to the top of the implants your new teeth which are made in our onsite dental laboratory.
Over the fixings of the implants (the metal bit at the top), we add some white composite bonding (a bit like a tiny filling) so that you will not be able to feel or see the implants.
PAIN-FREE DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR YOU!
HOW CAN YOUR IMPLANT PROCEDURE BE PAIN-FREE?
Our clinicians do this treatment day in and day out. They have perfected a way that means our patients do not feel anything during treatment.
60% of the time our patients are awake and 100% numb under a local anaesthetic. We do however offer the option for our patients to be asleep during the procedure in addition to local anaesthetic if this is more suitable.
Following treatment like with any procedure, there will be some discomfort post-op, this is manageable with paracetamol and ibuprofen and usually lasts for 3-5 days.
Timeline of your new smile!
To better understand the dental implant procedure and the full process of getting your new smile we have broken down appointments below:
First things first, you need to send through an enquiry, you can do this by either filling out the form that is in the top right-hand corner of the page, this takes less than 1 minute to complete from start to finish. The more information you can give us the more that we are able to assess your case, there is also an option on both to upload an image of your teeth.
2. 10 Minute Telephone Consultation
Following filling out the enquiry stage one of our lovely team members will contact you between 8am-8pm to ask you some questions, talk you through any questions you may have and book you in for a consultation. This appointment will be approximately 10-15 minutes. Following your telephone consultation, you will need to complete a short online medical health questionnaire to secure your new patient consultation appointment.
3. New Patient Consultation
This will be your first appointment in the clinic, where we will be able to go through with you the process in detail and take digital scans which allows us to gauge the strength of your jaw bone. It is at this point that our team will be able to tell you if you are suitable for dental implants. This appointment will be approximately 90 minutes.
This will be your second appointment, around a week later once you have had time to consider your options and if you decide to go ahead you will need to complete some consent paperwork.
Pre-treatment and post-treatment instructions will be discussed.
Full payment for treatment will be taken at this appointment. We accept Credit / Debit cards / Cash / Bank Transfer / Finance payments, which must be cleared at least one working day before your scheduled appointment.
Our CAD/CAM technicians will then digitally design and manufacture the template for your day of surgery temporary teeth.
5. Day Before Surgery Day
You will get a telephone call from one of our team confirming you are still OK to attend your surgery appointment and answer any final questions you may have.
6. Your Surgery Day
This is the day that you have been waiting for!
Arrive for your appointment
We will take you to our comfortable waiting room where you can relax prior to your appointment.
You will be called into surgery for your dental implant procedure. You will be advised to eat a diet of soft food until your final teeth are fitted in 7 weeks time.
When you leave the clinic you will have your temporary teeth attached to your implants.
To give you an indication of the time you will be sitting in the dentist chair:
7. Your 3 Week Review
This is your first review, our consultants will review how you are healing and take a look at your implants. They will analyse the temporary teeth to see if any minor adjustments need to be made. Our dental laboratory team members will gather further information to create your final teeth. This will be a 10 minute appointment.
8. Final Teeth Fitting
This will be the appointment where you get your final teeth fitted. Your teeth have been made in our in-house dental laboratory and hand-finished by our amazing technicians. We fit your final teeth 7-10 weeks after your surgery day because this gives time for the implants to fully integrate. You will now be able to eat a normal diet again.
9. Your 12 Month Review
You will now need to have yearly routine appointments for the rest of your life.
before / during / after!
Here are some of our wonderful patients before surgery, at their 3 week check-up and after their final teeth have been fitted.