Best solution for replacement of missing teeth
Eat, Talk and Smile with confidence
At Angel Smile dental implant expert Dr Amin Amenien is an implantologist trained at Royal College of Surgeons in London. He is an accredited practitioner for all dental implant procedures, including the innovative All On 4 Procedure, from the most renowned centre for this treatment in the world, MALO CLIN, Lisbon.
We offer various dental implant solutions for missing teeth to help with an insufficient bite leading to swallowing instead of chewing, a slurred speech and lack in confidence. To make all these treatments more affordable for our patients, we provide 0% interest finance plans to pay back the dental implants cost in convenient instalments.
Why should I replace a missing tooth or teeth?
We eat, talk and smile using and showing our teeth. Missing teeth affect these functions and are not just for aesthetics. Missing permanent teeth not only result in Drift & over eruption of neighbouring and opposite teeth (which in the long term may result in loosing those teeth too) but can also be embarrassing. There are other risks involved with a missing single tooth such as elongation of opposing tooth and the tipping of adjacent teeth in the gap which makes it difficult to add a replacement with implants later.
Dental implants used not just for a single missing tooth, but also if you are missing several or all teeth offer various benefits.
Benefits of Teeth Implants
- Prevent bone loss
- Very similar to real teeth
- Long lasting
- Don’t need special care
- Don’t impact other teeth
- Immediate dental implants in one day
Such missing teeth replacement solutions will no longer deter you from enjoying your food and showing off your smile while walking the streets of London or having your picture taken!
Read more about our missing teeth replacement options below and speak to us in our live chat or call us at 02078373938 to get answers to all your questions.
Dental implants are small fixtures placed under the gum to work as the roots of a missing tooth. A crown or artificial tooth is then fitted to match the rest of your teeth and improve your smile and bite. An implant can replace one tooth or multiple teeth for a healthy smile that looks and feels natural. Implants are a well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. Over 95 per cent of modern implants should last for many years under the right care.
There are several options of replacing missing teeth including:
In some cases, small gaps can be closed using braces instead of a tooth replacement.
There are two major types of dental implants:
- Endosteal implant– This is a small screw-like implant that is inserted directly into the jawbone. The implant can hold in place one or more prosthetic teeth using the abutment attachment. They are either tapered or cylindrical.
- Subperiosteal implants– These implants have a metal base fitted under the gum tissue. The artificial teeth are then fitted and supported on the jawbone. This type of implant is widely recommended to patients with shallow jawbones that wouldn’t support endosteal implants.
The implants are made of a variety of materials such as titanium, ceramics, composites and zirconia. Titanium is the most preferred material with benefits like it being biocompatible with the jawbone reducing the risk of complications developing afterwards.
Implants can be placed using a simple local anesthetic. You will not feel any pain at the time, but you may feel some discomfort during the day or days after surgery. The implants need to integrate with the bone after they have been inserted. This takes at least 3-6 months, however sometimes the Implants are stable enough & artificial teeth can be attached immediately after placement (Immediate Implant) or much sooner.
In most cases a healing cap will be placed to protect the area during healing phase & contour the gum.
An implant temporary may be prepared to improve the aesthetics in form of a bridge or a denture.
Once the implant is integrated, an abutment is fitted to hold the crown. The abutment and the base of the crown may be made of metal, however, to achieve a more natural look in particularly with the front teeth we recommend abutment & crowns made of solid porcelain (Implant Crown Options).
If you wear full dentures, then you can keep wearing these throughout the healing period once it has been modified after surgery.
Single Crowns and Bridges retained by implants will be fixed and only be placed and removed by the dentist. However, if you have a complete denture which is fixed to the implants (balls, locators or bars) then you’ll be able to take them out for cleaning.
This is a modern tooth replacement system that our dentists are specialised in.
Instead of placing several single fixtures under your gum for every single missing tooth, only require 4 tooth implants in the lower jaw are required. A fixed cosmetic dental bridge will then be placed on them looking like your natural teeth. This procedure saves a lot of time, pain and money in the long run! For the upper jaw you might need up to 6 dental implants, depending on the condition of your jawbone.
Better comfort is guaranteed as the dental implants are fitted into your jawbone and the cosmetic dental implant bridge is attached to them, so they feel like your real teeth. Dentures may move when chewing or become loose, but with all-on-4 implants you won’t have to worry about that.
All-on-4-implants is a much quicker procedure, producing immediate results in just a few hours.
The implants are angled at 30 to 450 to provide for a stronger, firmer hold. The all-on-4 implants have earned a nickname” teeth for a day” as the entire surgery process can be carried out within a day and you are done. All teeth are supported on 4-6 implants for toothless people, leaving you with a set of new and gleaming smiles.
Please make an appointment for an assessment with our specialist dentists in Islington who will be more than happy to advise you. You will get your beautiful smile back!
In certain circumstances directly after extraction, an implant can be placed in the hole left by the root which is called an Immediate Implant. An Immediate Implant can be placed in one appointment.
Our top dentist Dr. Amin Amenien visited the German-based NDI (Natural Dental Implants) AG, that has introduced the revolutionary method of immediate implants called REPLICATE (Immediate Tooth Replacement System 2.0).
Usually implants need to be integrated with the bone after they have been placed. This takes at least 3-6 months and a second small surgery is necessary to fit the abutment and final crown.
Replicate Immediate Tooth Replacement – how it works?
The innovative Replicate tooth replacement system works quite quick in comparison to conventional dental implants.
In a typical Replicate implant process for replacing the missing tooth the procedure steps are:
- Imaging: At your initial appointment with our dentist, a digital three-dimensional X-ray is taken. From this individual impression, the replica of your teeth will be constructed.
- Extraction and replacement: During your second appointment, the original tooth that is extracted or is already missing is replaced with the Replicate tooth. To ensure a secure healing process, a protective, temporary crown is bonded with the adjacent tooth.
- Recovery: The new Replicate tooth implant requires around three to six months of healing while becoming embedded in the jawbones. You will receive in-depth instructions about the overall oral hygiene as well as diet and care during this time.
- Finalized permanent crown: The dental protective crown is carefully removed and replaced with the final permanent replicate crown. This dental crown for your tooth has been coloured to match your surrounding teeth for a natural look.
How much will the Replicate Tooth Replacement cost you?
The overall price of the Replicate system for missing teeth or damaged teeth will be based on the type of treatment you will receive. In most cases, the overall cost of the Replicate system for tooth replacement is comparable to the overall cost of the conventional dental implant procedure. Our dental implant experts can advise you better after your dental assessment.
Unless there are systemic contraindications and subject to bone availability, there is the chance to replace teeth with implants.
Implants can be placed only if the state of the bone (Quality & Quantity) in the jaw is reasonable. Your dentist will arrange for a number of tests and If they find out there is not enough bone, or if it is not healthy enough, it may not be possible to place implants without Guided Tissue Regeneration, Bone Grafting , Sinus Lift,Connective Tissue Graft, Ridge Expansion etc, first. These could be prevented in many cases by Ridge preservation & the right technique at the time of extraction, which saves the bone from shrinkage & changes after an Extraction.
Bone Changes After Extraction.
As you see in the video the bone shrinks after an extraction. This shrinkage can be prevented or minimized in many cases by Ridge preservation and the right technique at the time of extraction as stated earlier, which saves the bone from shrinkage and makes placing an implant easier without grafting techniques.
Once a tooth is lost, the bone and gum will begin to recede. If you later decide to have an Implant fitted it may mean that the Implant would sit too high or the Crown would sit too low without a bone graft. This can be prevented in many cases by Ridge preservation & right techniques at the time of extraction which minimize the bone shrinkage & changes after an Extraction.
Even if all teeth are missing, there are still a number of solutions available( subject to bone availability.)
- A Bridge can be attached to 4/6 or 8 Implants placed in the jaw.
- A Denture made & fixed by Implants to your jaw.
- A conventional denture without any fixation element to the jaw.
All on 4 Implants ( Replacing all teeth supported by 4 implants)
The bone surrounding the tooth recedes in the weeks and months after removal.
The problems described above can be often avoided or limited given the right regenerative measures. Your dentist will advise you on treatment individually adapted for you.