Dental implants at Redcliffe Dental Practice

Choosing to have implants fitted at Redcliffe Dental Practice & Specialist Referral Centre means you are choosing to have the best. Our dentists are leaders in their fields, with many tens of thousands of flawless implant cases behind them collectively, both in hospital, and private practice.

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Treatment from our experienced dentists

 

 

We use the latest technology, from our In house CBCT machine, to CEREC 3D machines, to Astra Implant kits. We only stock Astra implants, which are widely accepted to be the best system on the market, due to the volume of research that underpins them, as well as their Lifetime Warranty. 

At Redcliffe you will be seen and treated by the same consultant or implantologist from consultation to completion. We believe that it is the consultant, not a treatment coordinator, that is best qualified and suited to recommend and deliver a course of implant treatment. We do not believe in hard selling treatments, and will lay out all of the options for each patient who is treated at Redcliffe. You can take as much time as you need to make a decision that is right for you.

We strive to deliver value to our patients, and have a range of affordable finance packages available -  allowing you to spread the cost of treatment for between 6 and 60 months.

 

A range of solutions for missing teeth

 

Replacing one tooth

If you have a tooth missing in the upper or lower jaw then a crown mounted on a dental implant is the best choice.

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Step 1

The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of injury or through dental decay.

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Step 2

The dental implant is inserted in the jawbone. No healthy teeth are affected or damaged and the adjacent teeth do not need to be ground down.

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Step 3

The abutment is attached to the dental implant. A crown is then placed on the abutment, fitting perfectly at the edge of the gum.

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Step 4

The new tooth is now complete and is virtually invisible. You'll find it to be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

 
 
 
 
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Replacing several teeth

If you have lost several teeth there are two solutions: separate crowns on dental implants or a bridge attached to several dental implants.

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Step 1

Some patients lose teeth in the back of their mouth. Typically, this is caused by gum infection (periodontitis) or by previous fillings causing the teeth to crack.

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Step 2

A dental bridge uses between two and four dental implants. This solution does not affect your own teeth and the bridge will function for many years.

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Step 3

Abutments are attached to the dental implants and the bridge is fitted. A new set of teeth are placed on the abutments.

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Step 4

The dental implant bridge is now in place and can withstand strong chewing forces. It'll feel and function just like natural teeth.

 
 

 
 
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Replacing all teeth

Dental implants are the best solution if you're missing all your teeth in the upper or lower jaw. You can choose a full bridge that is attached to several dental implants; or another option - a removable prosthesis called an overdenture- is attached to two or more dental implants and remains securely in place.

 

Fixed option

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Step 1

An anchored dental implant bridge is the most natural-looking, permanent solution to missing all of your teeth.

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Step 2

Several dental implants are installed to form a good foundation. Anchored into the jawbone, they stimulate the bone tissue and help to maintain healthy bone levels and facial structures.

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Step 3

The abutments are attached to the dental implants and the bridge is fitted in place. All dental work is performed according to your prerequisites and wishes.

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Step 4

The dental implant bridge is now in place. It looks and functions like natural teeth. You can enjoy all your favourite foods and laugh without worrying about the consequences.


Removable option

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Step 1

If you require a removable prosthesis that remains in place more firmly than a conventional removable prosthesis, the overdenture is the answer.

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Step 2

An overdenture involves installing two or more dental implants that will be used as a secure foundation to attach the prosthesis.

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Step 3

Either ball abutments or a small bar between the abutments are used. The prosthesis is fitted with corresponding devices underneath.

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Step 4

The overdenture is now in place. It looks and functions like normal teeth. You can enjoy all your favourite foods and laugh without worrying about the consequences.

In a hurry to have a tooth replaced?

If you have missing teeth or struggle with loose fitting dentures, our 'Implants in a Day' same-day dental implant treatment will transform your smile and your life.

The scientifically proven, ground-breaking technique gives you a worry-free, permanent dental solution that looks, feels and works just like natural teeth.

The treatment uses specially constructed titanium rods that are placed at a precise angle, maximizing the use of the available bone and avoiding the need for bone grafting. The implants and fixed teeth can be fitted in just one day.

Unlike traditional dental implant surgery, Implants in a Day doesn’t take months to complete. The same-day fitting of a set of fixed temporary teeth means there’s no need to worry about wearing dentures while waiting for your implants to heal. Instead, the natural-looking temporary teeth are designed to speed up the healing process.

After about three months, your permanent set of new teeth will be fitted - restoring your smile and your confidence.

Call our friendly team on 0151 336 3012
to book your consultation today

Benefits of Implants in a Day

  • The treatment is a long-lasting solution to missing teeth
  • Dental implants and fixed teeth are fitted in a single day
  • You can eat and chew with ease
  • Suitable for the majority of patient cases
  • The procedure is virtually pain-free
  • There's minimal recovery time
  • No more discomfort or embarrassment caused by dentures or missing teeth
  • More affordable than traditional implants
 

Life Changing Case Studies

We've put together a collection of real life case studies of dental implants.
Showing just what is possible with the great skill and quality of our implant dentists.
Be warned the images are close ups and the graphic detail may not be to everyone's taste.

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What are the benefits of dental implant treatment?

For many people, the loss of one or more teeth can have unpleasant consequences. The loss of front teeth can be unsightly whilst the loss of back teeth can lead to a decrease in chewing function and can ultimately lead to problems with the jaw joint in some patients.

Traditional methods of tooth replacement include partial dentures or bridgework. Bridgework usually requires drilling of the adjacent teeth, which can have a detrimental effect on these teeth in the long-term. Loose dentures can cause areas of gum ulceration and soreness. Upper dentures often need to cover the roof of the mouth. This can lead to loss of taste and problems with speech. A denture supported by implants avoids all of these problems.

Loss of teeth is also associated with a loss of the underlying bone. This is termed “atrophy” and can worsens the longer that teeth are missing. Atrophy can have an effect on the jaw function but can cause adverse changes to the appearance of the face. Dental implant treatment will prevent this bone loss.

What does the dental implant treatment involve?

Dental implant treatment usually takes place in two phases.

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Phase 1

This is the placement of the dental implant. The procedure is normally possible with local anaesthetic, or under light sedation if you prefer.

The dental implant then needs to integrate fully with the jaw bone. This process varies but is usually between 6- 8 weeks.

Depending on your suitability, it is possible to wear temporary dentures or bridges during the healing period to minimise cosmetic or functional disturbance.

One of the most important things with dental implant treatment is good aftercare and maintenance.

 

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Phase 2

Once the dental implant has healed, impressions can be taken. The laboratory will then construct a custom-made crown or bridge that matches the natural teeth.

In some situations, damage will have occurred to the bone prior to the loss of teeth.

In these situations it is important that the bone damage is repaired as part of the implant treatment.

This can require small bone grafts or a technique called guided bone regeneration. The need for this will be discussed at the consultation appointment.

How successful is the dental implant treatment?

Dental implants are a tried and tested treatment. Studies have showed that the long-term survival of implants can be as high as 90% at 20 years. This compares very favourably with conventional dental treatment.

As with natural teeth, the success is improved with thorough cleaning. It is very important that implants are well looked after and that regular hygienist treatment is undertaken. If this is not carried out then there is a risk of problems similar to gum disease. This is termed peri-implantitis and is similar to periodontal disease affecting teeth.

Cleaning around implants is no more difficult than around natural teeth. Instructions in cleaning and home care will be provided. We strongly urge all patients with implants to see the hygienist on a regular basis.

The success of implants is also reduced in patients who smoke.

On rare occasions that implants do not take, it is possible to simple remove the implant and replace it after a suitable period of healing.

Book a consultation

Dental implants from £2,500

available with 0% finance*

and prices from as little as £86 a month

Call us today to book a consultation
0151 336 3012

*Credit subject to status. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Terms & conditions apply.

 

 
 

Don't just take our word for it...

Tom is my hero. After a string of NHS mess ups and half my teeth later, these guys restored not only my teeth but my faith in the dentists
— Kate Davis
 
 
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