This week’s Thursday Testimonial is from yet another lovely patient who says: “’I have been using Woodborough House Dental Practice for a number of years following issues with other dentists. All the problems have now been resolved and the need for dental work diminished, however recently I required a second front implant. The work was meticulously carried out and caused the minimum of discomfort. The tooth now looks and feels original again. Many thanks to all concerned.’
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Last Wednesday we had the first ITI study club of the year. It was held at The Calcot Hotel in Reading and started at 7pm. Dr Nick Fahey presented the evening and the subject was Bone Level Implants.
The aim for the evening was to outline the clinical recommendations for using the Bone Level Implant from the ITI’s commercial partner STL I. Once a again it was a great turn out.
The Calcot Hotel put on a lovely spread of food and drinks for us, and as most people came straight from work the food was much appreciated!
Look out for the next one in May!’
Nick has finished a very interesting All-On-4 case this week with a very rewarding result for both Nick and the patient. The patient was referred to us due to missing teeth and her general dentist felt that she would benefit from a fixed restoration. The patient had four Straumann implants placed in the upper jaw and four Straumann implants in the lower jaw using 3D guided surgery planning. The final restorations are screw retained fixed. As you can see from the photos below, the transformation is amazing. The patient has now been referred back to her general dentist.
On Friday 20th March, the UK Dental Aesthetic Awards were held in London where both Woodborough House’s Dr Nick Fahey and Dr Mark Hughes were shortlisted for awards and came away with 3 between them! Nick got 2 awards highly commending him for both single and multiple implant cases whilst Mark claimed a highly commended in conservative ceramics. This is undoubtedly a huge honour for them both, and for the practice as a whole, and we are extremely proud of them and pleased with these results. Everyone at Woodborough works to the very best of their ability, and such recognition is a wonderful acknowledgement of this! Our sincerest thanks to those involved.
‘Teeth in a Day’ is the latest innovation in dental implants which reduces the need for numerous dental visits and surgical procedures usually involving bone grafts. Traditionally, receiving dental implants is a long process, but with the Teeth in a Day procedure the need for extra surgical procedures is reduced, therefore saving on time.
This procedure is an alternative to using conventional dental implants. It’s ideal if you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the dentist’s chair. Here at Woodborough House Dental Practice, Dr Nick Fahey can carry out this treatment using Straumann dental implants.
What does the ‘Teeth in a Day’ procedure involve?
Initially, a CT scan and digital models will be taken of your mouth. Planning is made and implants are placed with a long term provisional restoration. It is flapless surgery, i.e. involving no stitches at the end of the treatment. You will also only have to visit the dentist three times. Once for the initial scan, a second time to have the entire set of implants fitted and the third time for a final check-up.
Is it right for me?
The ‘Teeth in a Day’ procedure may be right for you, but it is always determined on an individual basis. Every candidate is different and as this is a very specific treatment option, you will need to be reviewed by an expert first to be assessed for your suitability.
There are many benefits of using ‘Teeth in a Day’. Some of these include spending less time in the dental practice, which therefore makes it both easier for the dentist and the patient. There is also less pain, less swelling and immediate tooth replacement, meaning that it is the ideal solution for people who want a relatively painless and quick alternative to having new teeth fitted.
Patients can prepare for this procedure by quitting smoking and having immaculate oral hygiene techniques prior to treatment.
While the costs are slightly higher for this procedure than traditional dental implants, the many benefits it can offer patients far outweigh this small premium.
The procedure is very safe as it is the most carefully planned of any dental implant surgical procedure and patients can expect to receive phenomenal results from the latest innovation in dental implants. It does exactly what it says, i.e. ‘teeth in a day’.
How much would a sinus lift add to the cost of dental implants?
Q. How much would a sinus lift add to the cost of implants? i am a 48 year old woman with no gum condition but loss my incisor through trauma years ago.,
A. A sinus lift is not usually needed for an incisor. If you are missing a premolar/ molar then I would charge anything from £200 to £1200 depending on it’s complexity.
What is the cost of dental crowns after getting implants?
Q. what is the going rate for dental crowns after getting an implant? I need to know as soon as possible so hope you get back to me
A. It depends on who is doing them and what needs to be done. Unfortunately, without knowing what stage of the treatment you are at it would be misleading to suggest a ball park figure.
Can you tell me how much it would cost for a bone graft and how many implants mouth can actually hold?
Q. can you tell me how much it would cost for a bone graft and how many implants can your mouth hold?
A. from £1200, although full mouth grafting could be more like £12,000 and could allow you to get 18 implants for example.
There is silver/metal on the surface of my crown, but I didn’t expect there to be any metal showing. Is this normal?
Q. I had an implant placed a few months ago and just had the crown fitted (2nd premolar upper). I thought it was just the cement etc but now that I’ve brushed my teeth there’s silver/metal on the surface of the crown – it looks like a small filling. I didn’t think there would be any metal showing – is this normal?
A. No, not unless it has been discussed with you first. Usually pretty easy to fix though.
To see more or to ask a Nick a question visit: http://www.dentalimplant.co.uk/blog/category/experts-answers/dr-fahey