A simple step-by-step guide showing how 1 dental implant can be used to replace 2 teeth
When patients lose, or are about to lose a tooth then this can raise issues regarding the ability to maintain…
At Infinity Dental Clinic we provide life changing treatments to our patients who require all of their teeth replacing at the same time. Our expert implant team are able to perform full arch reconstructions giving our patients a complete functional and aesthetic smile.
For patients who are about to lose, or have already lost, all of their teeth it may be possible to provide ‘immediate teeth’ or ‘teeth in a day’.
There are many reasons patients may lose their teeth including gum disease, dental caries, trauma and chronic bone loss. At our clinic, we understand this experience can become very distressing, therefore for each patient we design a bespoke treatment plan to help them in the most efficient way.
With treatment for full arch reconstructions, one size does not fit all and for this reason we will assess each case thoroughly before providing the most suitable treatment options in a detailed bespoke dental report.
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For specific information on Dental Implants please visit our page for ‘Fixed Dental Implants’. In this short video, Dr Mohsin Patel explains the main options that are available when replacing multiple teeth or a full arch of teeth:
If you have no teeth or are about to lose many of your teeth, immediate full arch dental implants can be considered to replace all of your teeth.
During your consultation we would assess your suitability for treatment using a thorough clinical assessment and a CBCT scan to analyse your bone levels in the regions of the proposed replacement teeth. If this is favourable then immediate same day teeth can be considered as an effective treatment option.
With this particular treatment option, the treatment can all be provided on the same day. Both the Dental Implants and the immediate replacement teeth can be fitted at the same time. The treatment would usually commence at 8.00am and be completed by 4.00pm. Throughout the treatment, our patients may choose to be sedated and are therefore very relaxed and comfortable.
By the end of the day, our patients leave with a full arch of fixed teeth to complete a functional and aesthetic smile.
Although these teeth are fixed in place and will appear aesthetic, they are ‘prototype teeth’, which are designed to last until the final restoration. The full integration of the dental implants and gum healing will take approximately 6 months. For this reason, the ‘final’ permanent teeth are made after 6 months. At this stage we simply replace the initial teeth with the final teeth. This is a simple appointment that does not require any further surgery.
This treatment will provide our patients with a full set of replacement teeth that feel as close to healthy natural teeth as is possible in modern dentistry. The teeth are fully functional and comparable to natural teeth in almost every way.
Dental Implant teeth will look and feel very much like natural teeth. You should clean them in the same way as you clean your teeth, our hygienist will demonstrate this to you. Regular dental check-ups are important to ensure that we can keep your teeth and implants healthy.Book a complimentary consultation with our experienced treatment coordinator
A full arch of fixed dental implants is the ideal treatment for anyone whose confidence or quality of life is affected by their missing teeth. This treatment will provide the closest replacement to healthy natural teeth. At Infinity Dental Clinic we have considerable experience in the provision of full arch replacement dental implants, which is a very successful treatment where suitable for effective tooth replacement.
“Having researched one or two dental clinics regarding a complete set of dental implants in my upper jaw I chose to go to Dr Patel. It proved to be an excellent choice, the technical expertise shown could not have been bettered. Dr Patel is both experienced and an enthusiast so that the procedure proposed was explained and discussed, and any questions I might ask were answered very patiently.” – Robert Murgatroyd