*Pain Free Dental Implants
The Ideal Solution For Denture Sufferers & People With Missing Teeth
Dental implant treatment in the UK has now become the treatment of choice for patients wishing to replace missing teeth using modern dental techniques. They are the gold standard for the replacement of missing teeth, offering a fixed and stable foundation onto which crowns or bridgework can be attached and supported. With care and attention these new restorations look, feel and perform like natural teeth.
With careful planning and preparation the procedure is now as routine and straightforward as many of the other procedures on offer today. In fact, most implant patients are pleasantly surprised at the ease with which the treatment is carried out. For patients who may still be a little apprehensive we offer sedation techniques to help relax them throughout the procedure.
Prior to starting your treatment we complete a comprehensive assessment of your mouth, teeth and gums enabling us to provide you with a plan for your treatment needs. Our goal is to restore your mouth to a healthy and stable state.
We use the latest in dental CT scanning technology to provide us with a 3-Dimensional image of your mouth. This allows us to accurately plan your treatment for optimum results.
Prior to treatment starting, we will discuss all the options available to you and provide written confirmation of this along with an accurate assessment of the fees for your investment.
Dental Implant Patient Testimonials
“I Now Smile With Confidence For 1st Time In Years”
“I cannot thank Callum and his staff enough for the kindness, patience and professionalism they have shown during my dental treatment. I am truly delighted with my crowns and implants and can now smile with confidence for the first time in years.
I am eternally grateful to Callum for giving me what I have only dreamed of, the ability to smile without the need to cover my mouth with my hand as I was so embarrassed by my teeth. Thank you so much”
Fiona Ramsay, Carluke
“The End Result Even Better Than I Had Anticipated”
“Any uncertainties I had prior to the treatment were fully explained and a letter then sent detailing each procedure and cost involved. Callum explained each part of the treatment as it progressed and advised if any discomfort would be felt.
The whole procedure was carried out in 3 months and the end result even better than I had anticipated. The implant fits perfectly and I have confidence that it is secure and a naturally looking tooth.”
Catherine Richmond, Carluke
Why Would You Need Dental Implants?
Replace missing single teeth
- Very often this is a crowned tooth that has had a root treatment with a post/pin holding it in place. With time the post loosens and the root fractures requiring it to be removed.
- This can be due to the age of the crown, trauma, infection or damage from a strong bite.
Replace multiple missing teeth
- This can be in one area of the mouth or multiple areas.
- If several teeth are missing in the one area, bridgework can be supported with implants.
- If the missing teeth are in different areas, they can be treated and restored simultaneously.
Full arch rehabilitation
- This can replace all the missing teeth in a single jaw or in both upper and lower jaws.
Modern advances allow us to provide ‘Teeth in a Day’ which is the Columbus Bridge Technique.
- This technique allows for implant placement one day and a full set of teeth fixed in place the next day.
Stabilise loose and ill-fitting dentures
- Patients who have worn dentures for a long time can have a variety of implants solutions to help secure and stabilise their dentures.
- The implants are placed and a new customised denture is made that securely clicks onto the implants, giving better stability improving fit, feel and function.
- In the upper jaw this is usually made without the need for a full palate, restoring taste and reducing the uncomfortable feel of plastic in the palate.
- There are usually 4 implants placed for the upper jaw and 2 in the lower.
Common causes for tooth loss where implants can be placed are:
- The crown or root of the tooth is too badly damaged to be saved and the tooth has to be extracted.
Damage to an existing crown(s), bridgework or filling(s)
- Commonly these cases involve front teeth which have been root treated and have a post or pins to help retain a crown or bridgework. Usually the root of the tooth has fractured and the tooth may also have become infected.
- The bone supporting the tooth has been lost due to gum disease (periodontitis, gingivitis, pyaria), the gum recedes and the tooth becomes loose and no longer functions effectively.
Infection around a tooth
- If not from gum disease, the infection is usually caused by a root filled tooth becoming re-infected. This can be discovered when a routine x-ray is taken, the tooth becomes sore or the patient notices a small lump (sinus) in the gum next to the tooth, sometimes with a bad taste or smell too.
Old fashioned dentistry
- Unfortunately, we hear a lot of stories from patients whose dentist, when they were younger, didn’t believe in fillings, root treatments or trying to save teeth and extracted them instead.
- This meant a lot of patients ended up getting a denture or bridgework prematurely.
- Fortunately, most of these ‘traditional’ dentists have since retired and a more up to date approach has been adopted.
In the examples illustrated above, it is very important that professional advice be sought as soon as possible. In the cases where there is infection, including trauma and gum disease, there is the real risk of bone loss in the area requiring treatment.
While this may not prevent implant treatment being provided, additional procedures may be required to replace the lost bone prior to the implant(s) being placed.
This may result in a poorer final aesthetic result, additional fees for the procedures and prolonged treatment times.
Whether you start the treatment straight away, or not, we would always advise making an informed decision rather than waiting till something has to be done.