Full mouth Implant Options
Dental Implants are a great way of anchoring dentures firmly in place or even providing you with a fixed set of teeth back. It has been proved through research that tooth loss can not only impair the ability to chew and digest whilst eating, but also have a negative psychological impact.
At The Staines Centre of Dental Excellence we have a range of techniques available to bring back your confidence whilst eating and smiling. We use the very latest techniques, equipment and highly trained clinicians to give the very best clinical outcomes.
Implant retained dentures
Implants can be used to secure removable dentures firmly in place. This techniques only requires 2 implants in the lower jaw and a minimum of 4 implants in the upper jaw making it a very cost effective way of securing loose and uncomfortable dentures.
The technique can also be adapted to anchor dentures on the same day as the surgery, as typically a healing time of 3-6 months is required before implants are connected to the overlying denture.This is typically carried out in the lower jaw utilizing 4 implants as depicted in the animation.
The all on 4 technique is a great way of providing the patient with a fixed denture or porcelain bridge connected to only 4 dental implants. This technique is very useful for those who have lost a significant amount of jaw bone through infection, gum disease or just the natural consequence of long term tooth loss.
The implants are placed in strategic angles to avoid certain anatomical structures and utilize the available bone. One the day of surgery a temporary bridge can be immediately fabricated and screwed onto the implants, and after 3-6 months the final bridge is constructed.
The technique is a very effective way of proving fixed teeth with out the need for extensive bone grafting and placing more implants.
Fixed implant-supported porcelain bridges
By far the best way to replace a full arch of missing teeth is by placing 6-8 implants which support fixed porcelain bridgework. This technique provides the most natural feeling result and is the gold standard treatment for full mouth rehabilitation. If there is adequate bone volume available this is an obvious choice. However, bone volume is often limited, and hence further bone grating procedures are sometime necessary prior to placing the implants.