Clifton Dental Studio 92 Queens Road, Bristol

Call Today On 0117 973 1910
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Clifton Dental Studio, 92 Queens Road, Bristol, Avon,BS8 1RT

Call Clifton Dental Studio Today On 0117 973 1910

The Ultimate Solution for Missing Teeth

Clifton Dental Studio is delighted to offer patients an array of tooth replacement treatments, including dental implants. Dental implants are innovative and they offer clients an array of benefits.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small screw-shaped dental appliances made from titanium. The role of an implant is to replace the root of the missing tooth and support a new restoration. Titanium is a biocompatible material, which means that the implant is able to integrate fully into the jawbone and once this has taken place, the new restoration is attached. One of the best advantages of dental implants is that they are versatile and can be attached to dentures, a dental bridge or a dental crown. Once this restoration is in place, the teeth will look like healthy natural teeth and you can enjoy the same level of function as a strong set of natural teeth.

Implant treatment

Implant treatment takes a while, but the benefits are worth the wait. The process of osseointegration, when the implant settles into the bone, takes between 3 and 8 months and once it is complete, the new restoration is attached. During the first appointment, after treatment planning is complete, the implants will be fixed into small holes in the jaw and then left to heal. Once the implants are settled, a crown, denture or bridge can then be attached and you can start enjoying the benefits of your treatment. Implant treatment is not uncomfortable because it is carried out under local anaesthetic.

The benefits of implant treatment

Dental implants are the closest thing you can get to natural teeth. They are built to last, create amazing, natural looking smiles and allow you to get on with everyday life without any worries. You can eat all the foods you like, you don’t need to worry about taking your implants out because they are fixed in position and you have peace of mind that they will never become loose or uncomfortable. Implants can also help to prevent bone loss.

Filling the Gaps with Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, especially in highly visible parts of your mouth, it can have a great impact on your daily life, as speaking and eating expose your missing teeth to people and smiling becomes something you try to avoid at all costs. If this is the case for you then why not get it fixed by having dental implants to restore your smile to its former glory?

Dental implants

Dental implants themselves are replacements for the root of a natural tooth and can resemble small screws. These implants are fitted into a small opening that will be drilled into your jaw bone in order the support new teeth, which can be one or several depending on what you require. If a tooth has been extracted then implants can often be placed on the same day. This is in order to create immediate contact between the implant and the jawbone to create better stability as the bone grows. Once this is done, dental implants can support anything from crowns, dentures and dental bridges to help restore your smile.

Overall treatment time

Although the initial process may appear very quick and straightforward, it is important to note that the overall treatment time can take up to three months, due to check ups to ensure the implant and bone have bonded. However this is all dependent upon the patients and what their treatment plan is. Once this is all complete, dental implants can last anywhere between 15 and 20 years, ensuring you get the most out of your smile. Although dental implants are a great way to help replace teeth and restore your smile, they aren’t suitable for everyone. We will determine this beforehand at Clifton Dental Studio when we check over your jawbone to ensure its health and its density can support an implant. In some cases a bone graft may be required.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, there are various options available to you, the best including dental implants and dentures. But which one is best and what are the pros and cons of each treatment?

Dental implants

Dental implants are a relatively new concept in the world of tooth replacement and they have a very big impact in a small space of time. A long term solution for missing teeth, dental implants offer a versatile option for patients with any number of missing teeth. Implants are made from titanium and are used to replace the root of the missing tooth. They are placed inside openings in the jaw bone and attached to crowns, dentures or dental bridges. When you have an implant and the restoration has been attached, the tooth looks completely natural and it will function in exactly the same way.


Dentures are a very popular solution for patients with a large number of missing teeth. These custom-made sets of false teeth are designed to restore the aesthetic of the smile and enable you to eat and speak with ease. Modern dentures are very convincing and they also offer a much higher level of comfort and functionality than dentures of old.  We offer partial and complete dentures at Clifton Dental Studio.

Which treatment is best for me?

Dental implants provide a long-term solution, amazing aesthetics and the best level of functionality and they are easy to look after. However, they are expensive and treatment does take a while, as the implants have to integrate into the bone tissue. Dentures are a more affordable option, but they don’t last as long, they require maintenance and they don’t offer the same aesthetic standards as implants, although they do look very natural. Your dentist can help you to make a decision and will go through the pros and cons of each option with you.

Clearing Up Confusion About Dental Implants

Dental implants may be big news on the dental scene, but not everyone is familiar with what they are and how they work. If you’re new to dental implants, here is a guide to help you understand a bit more about this incredible treatment.

The ins and outs of dental implants

Dental implants are small titanium prostheses used to replace the tooth root when the natural tooth is lost through injury, infection or gum disease. The aim of treatment is to anchor a new crown, bridge or denture to create a healthy looking and functional smile. Before you start implant treatment, it is important for us to plan your treatment precisely. Once we have checked that you are a good candidate for implant treatment, we use the latest technology to find the optimum site for the dental implant in your jaw bone. A socket is created in the bone tissue using a dental drill and the implant is then placed very carefully. This involves creating an incision in the gum and lifting a small flap to access the bone. Once the implant is secure, the flap is closed and the implant is left to heal. Titanium is selected because it is biocompatible, which means that it can integrate into the bone in the same way a natural root is anchored. Once the process of osseointegration is complete, the implant can then be joined to a crown, denture or bridge, which replaces the visible part of the tooth. Implants are impressive because they provide the same level of functionality as a healthy tooth. They are last for many years and produce beautifully natural looking aesthetics, so nobody will ever guess that you have implants rather than natural teeth.

Am I a suitable candidate for implant treatment?

Implant treatment is suited to most adults with missing teeth, however there may be some exceptions. If you have active gum disease, your bone tissue is very weak or you are a heavy smoker, there may be other options that are more appropriate before we continue with treatment. When you have your consultation, we will go through some basic tests to ascertain whether implants are suitable and discuss the treatment and any other potential options in detail with you.  

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are a modern solution for tooth loss and offer all kinds of benefits and provide a long-term alternative to traditional dentures. Implants are versatile, highly functional and aesthetically pleasing and have a positive effect on the confidence and oral health and look of the smile.

What exactly are dental implants and how do they work?

Dental implants are small titanium posts screwed into sockets in the jaw bone in order to replace a missing tooth root. Implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material, meaning the implant is able to integrate into the bone tissue. The integration process facilitates the same level of anchorage as a natural tooth root and once the implant has settled, it can be attached to a new restoration, such as bridge or crown. The aim of the implant is to replace the missing root and provide support and stability for the visible part of the tooth, which is replaced by a crown, bridge or denture.

The benefits of dental implant treatment

Implant treatments offers multiple benefits, including:
  • Natural looking aesthetics
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved functionality
  • Reduced bone loss
  • Greater confidence
  • Easy care and maintenance
Once you have implants, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy natural smile. If you would like to find out more about how this innovative treatment could benefit you, call us today and book an appointment.

Innovative Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

Implants are one of the most exciting innovations in modern dentistry and we are delighted to offer first class implant treatment in the heart of Bristol. If you have a single missing tooth or multiple gaps in your smile, implants could help to restore your smile, improve your oral health and give you more confidence.

About dental implants

Dental implants are a relatively new treatment for missing teeth and they offer an alternative to dental bridges and dentures. Implants are small screw-shaped devices made from titanium, a biocompatible material that can integrate into the natural bone tissue. The implant is placed inside a pre-drilled socket in the jaw bone and left to integrate in a process called osseointegration. The aim of implant treatment is to take on the supportive role of the tooth root and provide anchorage for a new restoration, which will replace the crown of the tooth. Once the healing process is complete and the new prosthetic is attached, the tooth will look exactly like a natural tooth and you should be able to enjoy the same level of stability and functionality.

Advantages of dental implants

One of the main advantages of dental implants is the versatility of treatment. Implants are compatible with a range of different restorations and this means that they are suitable for most patients, regardless of age and how many missing teeth they have. Implants can be connected to bridges, crowns and dentures, so they may be a solution if you have a single missing tooth, a few gaps or a full arch of lost teeth. Implants are also built to last and they offer a more long-term solution than dentures and bridges. They also offer improved levels of stability and help to reduce bone loss. Implants are also easy to maintain and they provide very natural and lifelike aesthetics. If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for implant treatment, don’t hesitate to give us a ring and book a consultation.

All About the All-on-4 Dental Implant System

If you’re looking for a prime example of the wonders that can be achieved by modern dentistry, look no further than the All-on-4 dental implant system. Usually, there’s a degree of exaggeration involved when you hear the words ‘overnight transformation’, but this treatment really can change your smile and your life in just one day. If you’ve struggled with dentures in the past or you hate smiling in public because you have a large number of missing or severely damaged teeth, All-on-4 could be the treatment you’ve been dreaming of.

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is an advanced implant treatment that literally transforms your smile in a day. This treatment uses a set of four implants to anchor an entire arch of new teeth, offering a swift and simple alternative to traditional implant treatment. Two of the implants are placed at the back of the mouth, with the other two positioned at the front of the jaw. The front implants sit at 90 degree angles, like traditional implants, while the back implants are placed at 45 degree angles. The angle and location of the four implants increases stability, which enables an entire arch to be supported by just four implants. Usually, around 6-10 implants are needed for a full set of new teeth. Traditionally, implant treatment takes several months, as the implants are left to integrate into the bone tissue before the prosthetic tooth or teeth are attached. With All-on-4, the new teeth are placed at the same time as the implants, so you can enjoy the benefits immediately.

Who can benefit from All-on-4?

All-on-4 may be beneficial for patients who have experienced issues with traditional dentures in the past, as well as those who are looking for a rapid tooth replacement solution for a large number of teeth. In order to ascertain whether you are a good match for this treatment, your dentist will carry out some tests, including X-rays, during your consultation. They will also explain the ins and outs of treatment and answer any questions you have to make sure that you have all the information you need to decide whether or not to press on with treatment. To find out more or to book your consultation, simply call the clinic and speak to one of the friendly reception team members.

A Brand New Smile in Just One Day!

It may sound a little on the dramatic side to suggest that we can create a brand new smile in just one day, but the truth is that we really can achieve an amazing transformation in a single day. We’re not known for blowing our own trumpets, but with incredible innovations such as the All-on-4 implant system, you’ll be amazed at what a difference a day can make.

So, what’s all the fuss about All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a same-day implant system that can literally transform your life overnight. This treatment involves the use four dental implants to support a full arch of new teeth and offers a fast, single-session alternative to traditional dental implant treatment. With normal implants, 6-10 implants are needed for a complete arch and treatment can take several months. With All-on-4, the back implants are placed at 45 degree angles rather than at 90 degrees and two of the implants are positioned at the front of the jaw, providing greater stability and anchorage. All-on-4 is so impressive because it can have such a dramatic impact on the look of the smile as well as the individual’s confidence, self-esteem and the way they live their life. With a great looking smile and functional teeth, you can eat what you want and enjoy the confidence to smile in public, address a room full of people and pose for photographs, actions that many of us take for granted, but those with a large number of missing teeth may have dreaded previously.

Am I a good candidate for All-on-4?

If you have multiple missing teeth and are looking for a solution that affords you the benefits of implant treatment coupled with speed, this could be the ideal choice for you. In order to assess whether this system is the best option for you, our experienced dental team will carry out tests and examine your mouth to check your bone density in the jaw bone and analyse your oral health needs. This will be done during your consultation and your dentist will also give you all the information about the system and explain the ins and outs of how it works, what happens when you have your implants fitted and how it could be beneficial to you.

Replace Your Missing Teeth in Just One Day!

It seems a little far-fetched to suggest that we can make your dreams come true in one day, but with single-day tooth replacement treatment, we really can transform lives in an instant. With All-0n-4 dental implants, we can replace entire arches of missing teeth in a single day, enabling you to enjoy improved confidence, clear speech, a beautiful smile and the ability to eat and enjoy a healthy and balanced diet.

About All-on-4

All-on-4 is a same-day implant system that dramatically reduces implant treatment time and provides a rapid solution for people with multiple missing teeth. This system uses only four dental implants to support a complete arch of new teeth. Two implants are placed at the back of your mouth and two are located at the front. The back implants are secured at 45 degree angles and the front implants are secured at 90 degrees. The placement of the angles provides additional support and stability. Once the implants are in place, the new teeth can be attached and you can see your amazing new smile for the first time. All-on-4 differs to traditional implant treatment because it usually takes 6-10 implants to anchor a full set of new teeth, and the implants are traditionally placed at 90 degree angles. Usually, implant treatment takes months, while this system produces results in just one day.

What are the benefits of All-on-4?

All-on-4 offers a wide range of benefits for anyone who has lost a significant number of teeth, and it is particularly beneficial for those who have suffered with difficulties or discomfort with dentures before. This treatment provides much greater stability for the new teeth and this means that you can enjoy peace of mind as well as improved oral function. If All-on-4 appeals to you, call now and arrange a consultation to see if this could be a viable option and a means of restoring your smile and confidence.

The Advantages of Implant Retained Dentures

Dental implants are one of the most exciting developments in modern dentistry and now denture patients can enjoy the benefits of both denture and implant treatment thanks to amazing implant-retained dentures. Traditionally, dentures are held in place by the gums that assert natural suction power. However, with implant-retained dentures, the denture is secured by dental implants.

What are the advantages of implant-retained dentures?

Implant-retained dentures offer solutions for many of the common complaints raised by denture-wearers, such as slipping, ill-fitting dentures, irritation and a lack of confidence when eating. With dental implants in place to secure the denture, there is absolutely no risk of the denture sliding, so you can have complete peace of mind when you speak, smile or eat and you can enjoy enhanced functionality. Dental implants are inserted into sockets in the jaw bone. They are designed to act as a substitute for the natural tooth root and they provide the same level of stability as a healthy root. Implant-retained dentures also make it possible for patients who cannot tolerate traditional dentures for reasons such as bone loss, lack of bone definition or a sensitive gag reflex, to wear dentures. In cases where traditional implants are not suitable, for example if you have bone loss or your jawbone is slightly weak and lacks density, mini implants may be recommended to support the denture. Mini implants are smaller versions of traditional implants are they are easier to tolerate. They don’t last as long, but the procedure is less invasive and the results are amazing. If you’ve had trouble with dentures in the past or you are looking for an effective, long-term solution for tooth loss and you like the sound of implant-retained dentures, our dentists will be happy to tell you more. Call now and arrange a consultation to find out if this treatment is the perfect match for you.

Call Today On 0117 973 1910 Email [email protected]

Dr Gerrard is a Bristol based Cosmetic dentist with many years of experience and is one of only a small number of dentists accredited by The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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Contact Clifton Dental Studio Today!

Call Today On 0117 973 1910
Email [email protected]
Clifton Dental Studio, 92 Queens Road,Bristol, Avon,BS8 1RT

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Dr. Neil Gerrard BDS (Bristol), RDT, MSc (Dental Implants),  GDC no 76257. Clifton Dental Studio is a Private Dental Practice. Website last updated: July 2018
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