In case you have no teeth at all and you are looking for the best solution to restore your smile here is an infomative chart that shows you different methods of replacing missing teeth. Whether you opt for dentures, implant-retained dentures or implant with crowns here you will find the best alternatives that fit your needs and budget. The chart also gives you a guidance on costs and treatment length.
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From the time of implant placement to the time of placing the first teeth, treatment times can vary between 2 weeks and 6 months. Your dentist will be able to give you a personalized timetable before the treatment begins.
Stage 1: Placing the dental implants The procedure itself takes 10-15 minutes/implant. The dentist exposes the bone in the jaw where the tooth is missing, then he drills a hole and inserts the implant into the bone. This is usually done under local anesthesia but other means of sedation can be used at extra cost. The gum is then stitched and it is left to heal while the bone grows around the implant, making it secure. A temporary healing abutment is often placed on the implant to allow the gum tissues to heal. If the treatment is carried out in Budapest you can leave the day after the operation.
Stage 2: Stitches removal The stitches are removed approximately a week later.
Stage 3: Implant exposure After a 20-week healing period a small cut is made in the gum and a healing abutment is placed on top of the implant. The healing abutment is a screw that helps the gum form perfectly before placing the final solution.
Stage 4: Final fitting The dentist takes an impression and the laboratory starts preparing the final solution. Following several tries, provided the dentist and the patient are both satisfied the final solution will be fitted on the abutments. This stage requires a 5-10-work-day-visit in Budapest or several shorter visits in London. As technology evolves in more and more cases the final solution can be fitted on the implants immediately after the intervention.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns and bridges are colour matched to your neighboring teeth. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like natural teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown's porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth. In case of front teeth the dentist can use aesthetic shoulder porcelain to cover the mentioned dark line, this way they can achieve a far better aesthetic result.
Procera System® is a unique system for manufacturing aesthetic and functional dental restorations. A CAD/CAM technology ensures optimal fit, great strength, non-porosity and it has the ability to transmit light. Unlike other ceramic crowns, Procera® can be recommended for prosthetic reconstructions anywhere in the mouth, due to the strength of the core material. It is made of a bio-compatible material, which minimizes the risk of allergic reactions. The translucent coping offers remarkable aesthetic characteristics, recreating the beauty of natural teeth.
Procera Emax pressed ceramic crowns are far stronger than the traditional porcelain or Procera® crowns and resist chipping or cracking which means they will look better for longer. If we normally expect a porcelain crown to last for many many years, with care and regular check-ups an Emax crowns should last double that.
The thin layers of pressed ceramic mean that Emax crowns have a high translucency and are less noticeable due to its true-to-nature shade behaviour. It is durable and provide lifelike esthetics, irrespective of the shade of the preparation. Emax is recommended mainly for single crowns, both for front and back teeth. Emax can be fitted on implants and its preparation time is the same as traditional ceramic crowns.
SMART Guide is a high-end digital solution for your dentist to perform the perfect plan and positioning of your implant. The dentist plans your case digitally on the computer in a relaxed environment. SMART Guide is applied for the All-on-4™ treatment.
Your dentist informs you about the details of the treatment.
A CT image is made from your anatomical structures at the area of the missing teeth in order to visualize the bone and the gum. The imaging is completely painless and takes only a few seconds.
Computerized treatment planning
Your dentist plans your treatment in a relaxed environment. Thanks to the cutting-edge software it is possible to plan the perfect shape, size and position of your implants according to the quality and quantity of the bone, the surrounding anatomical structures such as the nerve or sinuses.
The implantation is performed through an individual surgical guide. The guide guarantees the implants to be placed in their planned position and it also ensures the least inconvenient treatment possible.
Your dentist can prepare the ideal prosthetic work on your implants thanks to their perfect position.
All together SMART Guide offers a precise, estimable and safe treatment with minimizing the inconveniences of the surgery.
The first in the UK, the ORTHOPHOS SL 3D is an innovative imaging technology. Sirona is a trusted global brand made with distinguished German quality that we use at our London clinic.
How does it work?
With lowest radiation and award winning design it creates several thousands of incredibly sharp pictures in one rotation. Be it overlaid teeth, unexpected nerve channel paths, concealded roots, or temporomandibular joint anomalies, the 3D imaging significantly increases our diagnostic accuracy.
Diagnosis and planning
The revolutionary DCS sensor provides never-before-seen image sharpness. Radiopaque objects, such as metals may cause metal artifacts but MARS software automatically recognizes and reduces these objects, supporting the dentist in precision planning.
Enhanced comfort, fewer sessions
This device has a comfortable and secure patient positioning for perfect images where we can customzie the optimal position of our patients. As a result the screening is efficient, time-saving thus our patients can look forward to perfect results with fewer treatment sessions.