Single Dental Implant
A missing front tooth can be replaced with a denture, bridge or dental implant. One of the advantages of a dental implant is that it does not require the teeth either side of the space to be drilled down. It also stimulates and maintains the bone around it to give a very natural appearance. A dental implant is the only reliable, permanent solution to replace a missing tooth that also prevents further tooth loss.
Replacing front teeth is more complex than replacing back teeth because they are more visible. In order to achieve a cosmetically pleasing result we will make you a provisional tooth in order to ensure your happiness with the final result. We also use this to check that the implant tooth will fit comfortably into your bite.
Bone grafting for your dental implant
In order to allow the implant to be placed and to look better we may need to increase the amount of bone or gum using bone regression, bone grafting or soft tissue grafting. If this treatment is necessary, it will be discussed with you and explained in more detail at your consultation.
Full smile restoration
If you would like to enhance your smile through tooth whitening and by replacing old crowns, veneers or fillings, this is the ideal time to do so. You should speak to your dentist about this before you proceed with the implant. This ensures that the implant surgeon and your general dentist can work together to achieve the best result for you.
Understanding the costs
The cost of a single front tooth may be more expensive than a single back tooth due to the treatment being more complex, but by using provisional restorations and assessing your smile throughout we can achieve the best possible results.
Book an appointment
The initial consultation is an important stage in the dental implant process and allows us to provide an accurate cost for replacing your missing tooth.
Multiple Dental Implants
Having multiple missing teeth can have an impact on both your confidence and wellbeing. People with missing teeth often suffer anxiety and try to avoid smiling and laughing in order to hide their gaps. Each tooth in the mouth serves a purpose when slicing and chewing your food – depending on which teeth you are missing, this can have a significant impact on your ability to chew.
Replace multiple teeth with fewer implants
Replacing multiple teeth with dental implants can be a very similar process to replacing a single tooth. However, if for example three missing teeth are adjoining, it is possible to replace all three teeth with two implants and bridgework.
Replace several back teeth missing
Even though you may not be able to see them, having fewer back teeth can mean that functionality is affected and you will not be able to chew as well. The extra pressure on your front teeth having to do the chewing means that they can take more force than they should. This extra strain can affect the front teeth and they may not last as long. This is known as a lack of posterior occlusal support. In some cases more than one implant is required to gain functionality as normal, but this can be discussed at your consultation.
Replace multiple teeth on the same day
Ten Implant Centre has the equipment and expertise to be able to replace your missing teeth over the space of one day. Through attentive planning and access to industry leading equipment we are able to extract any failing teeth, insert multiple implants and place a previously constructed temporary bridge.
Ensuring the best result
Your dentist and implant surgeon will work together to ensure that functionality of your new teeth is achieved, as well as an aesthetically pleasing result.
Occasionally, when placing implants on the top jaw, more bone may be needed. This bone grafting procedure is known as a sinus lift. Your implant surgeon will give you more information about how you can benefit from a sinus lift if it is needed.
Book an appointment
An initial consultation is required to provide an accurate cost and timescale for your implant treatment.
Replace all top and / or bottom teeth
As few as two dental implants can be used to stabilise a denture in your upper or lower jaw. We have multiple solutions for fixing a denture to your upper or lower jaw including: locator attachment, telescoping attachments and retention bars. It is also possible to secure a full arch bridge using between four and eight implants – this is the optimum solution and removes the need for a denture.
Problems with dentures
If there are no teeth on your upper or lower jaw, one option for replacing the missing teeth is to wear a full denture. Many people find Dentures embarrassing; they can limit your lifestyle and social activities. They also affect the food you are able to chew comfortably such as crusty bread or apples, and many people find the limitations on their lifestyle hard to deal with. Dentures can lead to people avoiding social occasions or only able to allow themselves a certain amount of time before needing to reapply their denture adhesive.
The benefits of an implant fixed denture
Stabilising your denture, or fixing a permanent bridge to the implant will improve your confidence, chewing ability and also your general health. There are many scientific studies to show that people who are able to chew better break down their food better and gain more nutrients from their food. This improved their overall health and, in some cases, reduces the need for them to take drugs related to digestive disorders.
There are a range of options available to you, and we will help guide you to which solution best fits your situation and budget.
Replace multiple teeth
An implant fixed bridge can be used to replace multiple missing teeth with fewer implants. This is possible through creating a bridge of three or more teeth that can then be fixed with two or more implants. It is also possible to create a bridge to replace two adjacent missing teeth with a single implant by fixing it to an implant on one side and an existing real tooth on the other.
Replace all teeth with a full arch bridge
If you are replacing all of the teeth in your lower jaw with a fixed bridge you will generally require between six and eight implants. If you need to replace all of the teeth in your upper jaw, between eight and ten implants may be required due to a lower bone density.
Same day implant fixed bridge
Through attentive planning and preparation, it is possible to place an implant fixed bridge in a single day. A pre-made temporary bridge of teeth will be placed on the same day that you have your implants fitted. This is a popular option for people who want a seamless procedure.
Replace all top and/or bottom teeth
A popular and cost effective method of replacing all top and/or bottom teeth is to have a permanent or removable implant fixed denture. A denture can be fixed with as few as two dental implants which is significantly fewer than fixing a full arch.
Problem with traditional dentures
Denture wearers often suffer an impaired ability to chew certain tough or sticky foods, such as steak or toffee. Another common complaint is that they affect speech and can move around when talking or laughing.
Benefit of implant fixed dentures
Ability to chew – whether you opt for permanent or removable implant fixed dentures, you will still see and feel a significant improvement on denture stability enabling you to chew tough foods again.
Improved speech – dentures that are secured using implants will not move around when talking fast or laughing. Over time you will be able to adapt your speech to your new teeth and talk normally again without worrying about your denture slipping.
Confidence – a denture that is fixed using dental implants has no risk of jumping around in your mouth or falling out. You will never have to worry about a loose denture again.
Cost effective solution – compared to a full bridge, an implant fixed denture is extremely cost effective. Although an implant fixed bridge is seen as the ideal solution, an implant fixed denture requires significantly less dental implants.
Get replacement teeth in a day with same day dental implants
Ten Implant Centre has the expertise and equipment required to be able to replace missing teeth in one day with dental implants and temporary crowns / bridges.
Walk away with perfect teeth in a day
Prior to coming in for your surgery, our dental team will have designed and prepared a temporary crown, bridge or denture. On the day of your surgery you will have your implants placed and temporary crown, temporary bridge or permanent denture fitted.
Instant relief with same day dental implants
The massive benefit of same day dental implants is that you no longer have to suffer discomfort and embarrassment. Following your treatment, you will be able to eat, smile and talk again with confidence.
Book a consultation
To determine whether same day teeth replacements are suitable for you we will need to assess your jaw and current teeth. Please book an appointment with your nearest Ten Implant Centre so that we can plan your replacement teeth in a day.
On your lower jaw, we are able to restore functionality of your bite by stabilising your denture using locator attachments.
Using a minimum of 2 implants on the lower jaw, the locator attachments fit onto your implants and your denture in turn, clips onto the attachments and is held in place.
This will stop the denture moving and give you the ability to chew without irritation to the gum.
We can use 4 implants on either top or lower jaw with telescopic attachments to hold your denture securely. On the upper jaw, this will allow you to have a palate free denture.
In addition, we can reinforce and strengthen the palate free denture to make it a very slender, discrete removable bridge. It fits firmly and snugly and can be taken out at home to clean; it’s fixed but removable.
We can further improve the retention of your denture by using bars linking the implants.
This is slightly more expensive solution, but the higher investment, means a more firmly fixed denture.
The optimum solution, would be to have fully functioning fixed teeth.
We can do this using between 4 and 8 implants (on each jaw) to hold a bridge which is either cemented or screwed into position.
This doesn’t need to be removed for cleaning and can be treated and functions like natural teeth.
In some cases, we can remove any loose or failing teeth, place the implants and make a provisional fixed bridge all on the same day meaning there is no need to ever have a denture.
The bone around a tooth begins to diminish as soon as that tooth is lost.The sooner an implant can be placed, the more chance there is to save the bone and achieve the optimum outcome for a patient.
Each patient’s case is different with a unique set of considerations, therefore we are not able to set a standard fee and instead can only offer a guide price. Once you have come in for a consultation, we will tailor a plan specifically for your proposed treatment including a comprehensive quotation.
The cost of an implant is often not that dissimilar to the cost of crown and bridge restorations. The improved quality of life that an implant can provide should be factored in when examining costs; implants are a long-term investment in your health and happiness.
Dental implants have an excellent success rate. However, just like natural teeth, they need to be cared for; it is important to always maintain a good standard of oral hygiene.
In most cases, implants are placed under a local anaesthetic. After this small operation, a patient is likely to experience minor discomfort which can generally be treated using over-the-counter painkillers. If you are a nervous patient, we can place you under sedation (also known as twilight sleep) during the treatment.
Access to both interest-free and interest-bearing finance options that
allow you to spread the cost of treatment, making it more affordable.