Dentist in Grantham Patient Referral

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Dental Health Centre Grantham CT Referral

Dentist Referral Form for CT Scans and OPT

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Dental Practice in Grantham Implant Referral

Dentist Referral Form for Implants & Oral Surgery

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Private Dentist in Grantham Orthodontic Referral

Dentist Referral Form for Orthodontics

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‘All On 4’ or ‘Same Day Smile’

There has been a lot of recent media coverage regarding this technique. Simply put a patient arrives in the morning unhappy with their loose, missing or broken down teeth and leaves in the afternoon with a fantastic new set of fixed teeth attached to dental implants. Obviously it is not quite as simple as I have put it as a lot of work is put in before the appointment to assess if you are suitable for this procedure which consists of a Free initial implant consultation with Mr Sutton. Normally at this appointment a CBCT radiograph of your jaw is taken from which we can accurately tell if there is sufficient bone present for this procedure and identify sensitive structures like the nerves and the sinuses.  We have our own CBCT scanner on site that takes around 12 seconds to take a scan. The All On 4 technique is not suitable for all patients and we will inform you of all other options available and a guide of the fees involved.

All on 4 teeth before fitting

Close up of Ceramic Hybrid bridge showing the detail and character that the technician has added to create a naturally pleasing smile

 

Once we have decided that the All On 4 route is right for you then an appointment is made to take impressions and bite records. It may be that you have dentures that you like that are just loose, we can use these as a template for the new bridge. Or it may be that you have loose teeth, failing  crowns or bridge work that needs to be changed to a more satisfactory appearance.  It may be necessary to remove or treat some of these teeth to eliminate any infection before we proceed to the main treatment day. Once the technician has all the information that he needs and any preliminary treatment that is required has been completed then a day is scheduled with both  Mr Sutton, his team and Richard the technician.

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Radiograph showing conventional bridge on lower teeth and 4 Straumann BL implants supporting an All on 4 type hybrid bridge with Emax Ceramic crowns on a Bio HPP framework

 A full day at the Dental Health Centre. Under local anaesthesia any teeth, crowns or bridgework that need to be removed are carefully removed. Then either 4 to 6 dental implants are placed per jaw. It may be just one jaw is being treated or it may be that both jaws are being treated. The lower jaw can normally manage with 4 or 5 implants and the upper jaw between 4 and 6 implants. Provided all the implants can be securely placed then impressions are taken and bite registrations. Stiches are placed and you are free to relax or even go home for a couple of hours. The technician now gets to work on making your bridge.

In the afternoon the bridge is permanently attached to the implants and the bite adjusted. You are free to go home and take things easy for the rest of the day. We generally recommend that you stick to a softer diet for the first 6 weeks while the implants integrate with the jaw bone. Because the new teeth are permanently attached you need to keep them clean and we recommended the use of Corsodyl in the first 2 weeks then Corsdyl Daily or similar mouthwash after the initial healing. We will see you again after 10 days to check on your bite and remove any remaining stiches. It is important to not only use a mouth wash but to brush around the teeth, implants and gums to keep them healthy. A Phillips Airflosser is great for cleaning around your new bridge.

All on 4 finished bridge

finished All On 4 smile

loose teeth

Failing teeth before we start All on 4 treatment

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After 6 months your initial bridge is replaced with the final bridge. Any changes to colour, shape and the bite are corrected at this stage and either a bridge made from acrylic and denture teeth is fitted or for more durable and better aesthetics an acrylic bridge with individual ceramic teeth such as the one shown in this case.

Are you feed up with your teeth, would you like this type of treatment? As a guide the initial consultation is free  with the CT scan at £225 . The first stage of treatment including 4 implants and a bridge is £8499 and a final hybrid acrylic bridge is £3999 and  £5999 for a Ceramic Hybrid bridge. We do offer a range of alternative implant treatments for different budgets as well as offering a range of finance options including interest free finace.

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