Replacing a Full Arch
When you lose all your teeth it can often feel like a hopeless situation and you may fear that false teeth (dentures) are you only option. The sad fact is that many people cannot tolerate dentures and are left in a situation of not being able to eat a proper diet and their quality of life is significantly diminished. Replacing a full arch of teeth with dental implants provides a predictable and fixed solution to this problem and can restore your quality of life in a relatively short time frame, in some cases in just one day!
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a medical device that has been specifically designed to replace the root of a natural tooth. A dental implant can be connected to a post and crown to replace a natural tooth, making it look and feel just like your own tooth.
Am I Suitable for Dental Implant Treatment?
Very few people are not suitable for treatment. In most cases dental implant treatment is possible for everyone. There may be certain factors such as health conditions or medications that could complicate treatment. Suitability for treatment will largely depend on your oral and general health. How straightforward your treatment is will be dependent on a number of factors including how many teeth need to be replaced, the availability and quality of bone and the position of related anatomical features, none of these things will rule you out of dental implant treatment but may just make your case slightly more complex.
What is Involved in Dental Implant Treatment?
The process of dental implant treatment varies depending upon a variety of factors. For most people you can expect to have a simple surgical procedure and then 3-4 months later some impressions to have the crown made and fitted shortly after, giving a total treatment time of 4-6 months. In some cases treatment may take longer and in some cases it may be much quicker, for example same day teeth will see you leave with implant supported teeth in just 1 visit!
Will it Hurt?
Dental implant treatment is surprisingly comfortable, most cases are completed under a local anaesthetic. For patients that are particularly anxious or for those who are have complex, extensive treatment we may recommend treatment under IV sedation.
How much does dental implant treatment cost?
Replacing a full arch starts at £15,000 inclusive of all stages of treatment. Our price includes the entire process including any need for minor bone grafting during implant placement, there are no hidden extra costs. For all dental implant treatment our patients are given a detailed treatment plan and estimate to clearly show the fees relevant to your own treatment. We offer flexible payment plans including interest free credit to help make treatment as affordable as possible.
What are the alternatives to dental implants?
Dental Implants provide a fixed and predictable solution for replacing missing teeth. When you are missing a full arch of teeth your only other option would be a conventional denture or an implant retained denture. There is of course the option of not replacing your teeth and living with loose and uncomfortable dentures which many people choose to do, depending on your personal preference and how the missing teeth affect your daily life you may want to look at your options before making this decision.