Same day smile for those with no teeth

People who have lost all their natural teeth can now have their smile restored in a single day with dental implant treatment.

Dental implants are titanium supports that are screwed into the jaw bone to replace tooth roots. A crown, bridge or denture is then fixed to the implant, creating teeth that look and feel just like the real thing.

It is now possible for patients to walk into a dental implant clinic in the morning with no teeth, and leave in the afternoon with their smile completely restored.

‘Same day teeth’ was something Mike, a patient of Dr Andrew Moore, wanted. Mike was only in his thirties but most of his upper teeth had been removed due to multiple fractures and chronic infection. His jawbone had healed since the removal of his teeth. It was suitable for implant placement and prosthetic teeth to be fitted at the same time.

Dr Andrew Moore said: “Mike’s implant treatment began at 8am to allow time for his new teeth to be constructed on the same day. His implant surgery was in the morning, and his new teeth were fixed in place in the afternoon. Mike was so delighted with the final look and feel of his teeth that he is planning to have the same treatment on his bottom jaw in the future.”

Dental implants are considered to be the best long-term treatment for missing teeth as they function just as natural teeth would. Implant-supported bridges and dentures don’t move about in the mouth, allowing you to eat whatever you please, as well as reducing jaw bone shrinkage. Teeth implants can last a lifetime and don’t require continual trips to the dentist for adjustment.

For more information on dental implants, and to find your nearest implant dentist, visit www.dentists4implants.com.

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Options for replacing a complete set of teeth or a denture