Dental Implants at Clifton dental Studio
The Ideal Way For People In Bristol To Replace Their Missing Teeth Or Troublesome Dentures!
*Pain Free Dental Implants are a great way for you to fill unsightly gaps and are a great and permanent alternative to partial dentures – without any of the clasps and metal work that comes with a partial denture.
Attractive, healthy teeth play an important role in our general health and wellbeing. They help you look and feel confident, and let you be free to laugh with friends and family – anytime and anywhere.
The loss or damage of even a single tooth can have a considerable impact on everyday life and self-esteem. People lose their teeth for many reasons, sometimes due to an accident, illness or simply due to poor health.
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What do our patients think of their Clifton Dental Experience?
I'll start this story back in October 2022.I had avoided the dentist for 15 years after developing a severe case of Dentophobia. To the point where I couldn't even talk about teeth or look at my own in the mirror in fear, I would see something terrible.However, I had a smile I wasn't overly happy with, and it had been a dream of mine to have a smile I was confident with before I got married in July 2023.Knowing I didn't have much time, I decided to book an online consultation with Clifton Dental after countless talks with my partner. Having a chat online, in the safe environment of my own home, without having to step foot in a dentist made this decision easy and I told myself "if I don't like it, I don't have to go". So I had my online chat and was told braces were probably the best option for me. I then hesitantly booked a "new patient" appointment with Neil for 2 months time, thinking I had plenty of time to overcome this phobia and seemed so far in the future I didn't need to worry.Soon enough, January rolled around and before I knew it, my appointment was with Neil the next day. I won't lie, I didn't sleep the night before. I was an anxious wreck. I didn't know how I'd even step foot into a dentist, let alone have someone look at my teeth. I spent all night worrying if all my teeth would need to be taken out, would I need dentures (I'm 30 yo) or how many root canals I'd need?Walking into Clifton Dental, you're greeted with a boutique feel I'd only experienced at an Aesthetics Clinic. From there, I was asked what I didn't like about my smile, and we came to the conclusion composite veneers would be the best option for me with my wedding a mere 7 months away. Then, Neil walked into the room and made me feel totally at ease as he conducted the first "examination" of my teeth and gums in 15 years. I was terrified.But I didn't need to be. Neil reassured me that my teeth were not as bad as I thought, only needing 2 fillings and a good ol' clean before we look at booking in for my veneers. I opted for the RA sedation for both my hygiene appointments and my filling session, as the thought of going through that without anything petrified me. But I knew I was making progress.My first sedation hygiene/filling appointment was with Charlotte (Lottie) and I cannot even begin to tell you how at ease she made me. Before I knew it, I was sinking into the chair and was the most relaxed I'd been in months. The 2 hour appointment was over in a flash, and all of a sudden I was sat up, rinsing and spitting and was simply speechless as how I'd...a. Just had 2 fillings without feeling ANY pain what-so-ever.b. Had just overcome a 15 year old fear of the dentist in 2 hours.c. How excited I was to come back for my next appointment.After another sedation/hygiene appointment with Charlotte, I was ready for my first veneer appointment with Neil.We took some time to look at the mockups of the veneers he had done during my first consultation with him, and I have never had so much faith in someone. I knew Neil was a master at his trade, and was so excited to have the smile I'd always dreamt of.4 hours later, I had a new smile. I was beaming from ear to ear, and even shed a tear when I looked in the mirror. How was all this possible with zero pain? Why had I not done this sooner? So many questions were whizzing through my head, but one thing was for sure, I was elated.Since then, I've had nothing but compliments on my smile. So many friends and family were worried I was going to end up with "Turkey Teeth", but they didn't need to worry, as my teeth look so natural, that they simply couldn't believe I'd had veneers and were astonished at how amazing they look.Words can't express how thankful I am for Charlotte & Neil and the team at Clifton Dental. In the space of 4 months, I overcame a 15 year phobia of the dentist and now have the smile I always wanted. I simply can't recommend enough and I'm already looking forward to going back for my next hygiene appointment, this time WITHOUT sedation. WELL! I have had an amazing experience with Neil & the team at Clifton dental studio. I was born with a bone condition which made me have a lot of problems with my teeth, I have attended 5 different dentists which included 2 on Harley street but was eventually referred to Neil. I have never been with a dentist that took the time to research my medical situation and really help with what to do for the best and look at a total future plan into what my teeth needed medically an what I wanted cosmetically. They have made sure I am pain free and worked around my schedule so willingly. I never used to smile as I was conscious of my teeth being not what I wanted and I'm quite a way through my plan with Neil and currently have my temporary smile which I LOVE and can't wait for the permanent even better one! I've also opted to try a implant in a gap a the back of my mouth, again because of my bone condition Neil sourced a slight different material implant that would take to my bone better. so so happy so far.... can't wait for my final result 😀 I’ve been visiting Clifton Dental Studio for over 10 years now and cannot recommend their services enough. From amazing emergency care, to ongoing aftercare and check ups - all the staff are friendly faces that help make you smile that little bit more confidently!I originally went to Clifton Dental Studio in need of an implant for my front tooth - after being messed around by another dentist I had developed an infection in my jaw and ended up needing a bone graft alongside the implant. All my options were explained clearly and I felt well informed on the progress I could expect to see. I ended up opting for sedation for one of the larger operations which made the experience much smoother sailing and would recommend for anyone on the nervous side because I don’t remember a thing!The final result was a perfect match in terms of colour and size which has made such a difference to my confidence.I’ve since moved away from the area but still visit the clinic for regular hygiene appointments and check ups as I trust Neil and the team more than any other dentist. If I could give move than 5 stars I would! After damaging my front tooth many years ago (in my early twenties) I had it crowned at an NHS dentist. This dental work lasted some time until an infection in the jaw bone required an apicoectomy. This procedure resolved the problem and saved the crown. I had this procedure done a couple of times over the years until the infection refused to clear. I was faced with yet another procedure to try and save the tooth but as the crown's quality was deteriorating and the surrounding teeth were no longer matching the original work, I decided to do some research and found Dr Gerrard at Clifton Dental Studio. Following an in-depth review and history I was advised to have the tooth removed and consider an implant, advice which I was confident with and followed. The tooth was removed and I was given a temporary denture to use while the infection was clearing and the gum was healing. I received bone graft surgery to enable an effective and secure implant site – whilst this treatment was unpleasant, I didn't suffer any pain or discomfort (apart from the expected recovery process). The procedure was explained and my questions were answered fully, instilling me with confidence at the quality of care I was receiving. From extraction to the final implant, the treatment lasted approximately 15 months. Throughout the whole time and all the various recovery stages, the quality of treatment and care I received was exemplary, I cannot fault it. I even turned up on a number of occasions, fearful during some of the recovering stages and I was instantly seen to and reassured. In my view, the results are outstanding – my confidence in my smile has been restored. I have looked back at old photos and cannot believe I didn't look to do this sooner. I have since had further treatment on other teeth - treatment which I would have left had I not found a dentist that I had such confidence with. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Gerrard and his team at Clifton Dental Studio The whole team are wonderful: friendly and very helpful. I originally came for a new denture, which is brilliant and makes me smile. I now return regularly to see Heather who must be the kindest hygienist in the world.
Implant Retained Dentures Were A Very Big Success
I Had A Missing Tooth Replaced With A Dental Implant
Using Sedation Dentistry For Dental Implants Treatment
Request Your Free Guide To Dental Implants
We’re sure you have lots of questions about dental implants, which is why we have created a free guide for you to read either online, or we can pop a copy in the post for you.
Patients that have new dental implants fitted to replace their missing teeth tell us how they are now able to chew food again and eat out in restaurants with confidence. What’s more they have more self-belief and no longer feel the need to hide their smile.
In addition, your complete Dental Implants Guide covers all aspects of your dental health, because we want you to know all the facts and what hidden dangers you may face if you stick with your dentures or missing teeth your entire life.
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We now offer mini dental implants – an affordable alternative to regular dental implants
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Clifton Dental Studio in Bristol offer Mini Dental Implants. Miniature or mini implants are an affordable alternative to regular dental implants. They can be used to stabilise dentures to make them feel more natural, comfortable and secure. You can eat, talk and laugh with more confidence and stop using messy denture fixative gels or cremes.
Mini implants are much more affordable than regular implants.
On the lower jaw four implants can be used to stabilise the denture, the upper jaw needs 6.
Often the implants can be placed to fit you existing dentures. If your dentures are old or poor fitting it may be necessary to have a new dentures made to fit the miniature implants.
Could mini dental implants be the solution for you? Why not find out more with an “Am I Suitable For Mini Dental Implants” Consultation with our Smile Advisor. Just give us a call or pop your details in to the form at the bottom of the page to book your free consultation.
Are Implants Expensive and Why should i choose Clifton?
replacing a single tooth, several teeth or a full set of missing teeth
Dental implants are now proven to be the most successful and beneficial way of replacing a single tooth, several teeth or a full set of missing teeth. They are strong, realistic and permanent, providing an improved appearance and the ability to eat what you want. A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that is gently placed into your mouth. Over time the bone grows around and bonds with the titanium to provide a secure base for a tooth, providing a strong, stable and durable false tooth root.
The latest techniques combined with modern materials mean we can provide replacements for missing teeth that look realistic and function well.
We can use implants, bridgework, dentures or a combination of techniques to give you a smile that you can be proud of.
Does the treatment hurt and how much does it cost? Here’s Neil to answer…
Will I Experience Any Pain?
Ill Fitting Dentures
Traditional dentures are often fitted onto a plate, which can cover a large area of your mouth and can also be quite loose. This can affect your speech and taste and can make it difficult to eat certain foods. Unsurprisingly, this can also affect your self-confidence when speaking and eating. Implant-supported dentures are much smaller and are held firmly in place by the implants, making them the next best thing to still having your natural teeth.
At Clifton Dental Studio, we pride ourselves on providing the most innovative and effective dental treatments for our clients. We have a range of dental implant solutions to replace either a single or several missing teeth including root and plate form implants.
We now also offer the All-on-4 Dental Implant System, which is able to replace a full set of teeth in just a single day. It has accordingly been given several fitting names including Teeth in a Day, Same Day Teeth, Same Day Smiles and All-on-4 Implants.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
What is All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment?
The All-on-4 Dental Implant System uses just 4 dental implants to support a full arch of teeth on the upper, lower or both jaws. Other implant solutions require 6 to 10 dental implants for attaching a denture or crown. The All-on-4 Dental Implant System reduces the amount of dental implants needed and the treatment time, which usually involves hours of treatment and months of healing time.
How does All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment work?
Depending on the health of your teeth, you may or may not require root canal treatment or bone grafting before the implant is fitted. However, your dentist will advise you on pre-implant preparation necessary for your circumstance. This might include temporary implants to encourage bone fusion before your permanent fixture.
The All-on-4 Dental Implant System works similarly to other implant procedures, with the main distinction being the angle at which the implants are inserted and the time taken to complete the treatment. The usual manner in which dental implants are inserted into the jawbone is at a vertical angle.
The new All-on-4 Dental Implant System involves placing the dental implants at the back of the mouth into the jawbone at a 45-degree angle. By altering the angle at which the implant is inserted, the teeth gain greater stability because bone fusion can occur at a faster rate.
What are the benefits of All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment?
The main benefits of the All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment include:
- Fewer implants are needed to replace teeth and give you a natural looking set of bright teeth to improve your appearance and smile within a few hours.
- Greater stability and support is given to your jawbone and teeth for oral comfort and control.
We want to make All-on-4 implant treatment available to everyone and so offer affordable rates, whatever your budget. If you are looking for All-on-4 implants in Bristol or searching for a Bristol-based All-on-4 dentist to replace your missing teeth and secure your smile, contact our team at Clifton Dental Studio for information about All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment. We can help you make informed decisions about your dental care and wellbeing.
Did You Know We Also Offer Non-Metal Dental Implants?
At Clifton Dental Studio we are always striving to provide the latest techniques and technology for our patients, which is why we now offer non-metal dental implants as an option when looking to replace missing teeth.
Ceramic and zirconia dental implants are 100% metal free solution designed to support a natural soft tissue appearance. Some of our patients feel there are benefits of using ceramic implants as an alternative to traditional titanium implants. All of which can be discussed with you when you come in for a complimentary consultation.
Not everyone will be suitable for Ceramic and zirconia dental implants, which is why we always encourage people to come along to the practice for a consultation, so we can see your mouth and teeth and then provide you with the best possible solution to replace your missing teeth.
Would you like to know more about Non-Metal implants? Just pop your details into the form at the bottom of this page.
Transforming Smiles & Confidence With Dental Implants