At Sunshine Dental we are delighted to offer our patients an incredible range of dental implant treatments. We cater for patients with any number of missing teeth and use the latest techniques and technology to produce beautiful, functional smiles.
Our implant treatments:
We understand that it can be distressing to lose a tooth and we provide single implants to replace individual teeth. Dental implants are small posts, which are made from titanium; they are implanted into sockets in the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The aim of implant treatment is to restore full function of the mouth and create a natural looking smile; the beauty of dental implants is that they integrate into the jaw bone to become part of the body.
In order to replace a single tooth, a new crown is fitted once the dental implant has integrated into the bone tissue. Once the crown has been fitted, the tooth will look exactly like your other teeth and you can enjoy all the benefits of a natural tooth.
Typically, treatment takes between 4 and 9 months
One of the most exciting aspects of implant treatment is that implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth because they can be attached to a range of different restorations.
If you have a single missing tooth or a small number of missing tooth, an implant can be attached to a dental bridge. We use the finest quality materials to produce aesthetically pleasing, durable bridges which enable you to smile with confidence and eat and speak with ease.
The bridge is attached once the implant has been fitted and the process of osseointegration, when the implant settles into the bone tissue, has taken place.
All-on-4 dental implants
All-on-4 is an innovative implant system, which allows you to enjoy the benefits of a brand new smile on the same day you have your implants fitted. It is called All-on-4 because just 4 implants are used to support an entire arch of new teeth.
How does All-on-4 work?
Usually, between 6 and 10 dental implants are required to support a full arch of teeth, but All-on-4 is able to use fewer implants because it makes use of the strong bone tissue at the front of the jaw; the implants are placed at specific angles to provide maximum support for the four implants and the new teeth can be fitted straight away.
Two implants are placed at the front of the jaw, with the remaining two located at the back; the implants at the front are positioned at 90 degree angles, as with traditional dental implants, but the back implants are placed at 45 degree angles.
Once the four implants are in place, the new teeth can be attached and you can start enjoying the benefits of a brand new smile.
Who can benefit from All-on-4 treatment?
All-on-4 treatment is an ideal choice for patients who have experienced problems with dentures in the past and those who have a large number of missing teeth and are looking for a long-term solution which offers functionality, comfort, convenience and natural looking aesthetics.