Full Mouth Dental Implants
At Winning Smiles, we regularly provide whole mouth dental implants to replace all the teeth, as well as for single missing teeth, or a few missing teeth. We also do full sets of veneers if needs are more cosmetic.
Full Sets of Dental Implants
The whole jaw Dental Implants are all connected to a titanium frame which is immune to decay and ultra strong.
Using the very latest WeldOne implant techniques we build a customised and personalised frame for the jaw, which achieves the ultimate strength required to enable the same day fitting of the final teeth.
Connecting the ‘screw in teeth’ to this frame provides an incredibly secure base on which we can fit either porcelain or acrylic teeth to replace the ones you have lost.
The stability means that patients leave the clinic with their final full set of replacement teeth just hours after they arrive, no temporary solutions are needed.
Our Dental Implantologist
Immediate Dental Implants?
If you are worried you may be about to lose all or some of your teeth, please come and talk to us.
Things are probably not as bad as you think, and we are always happy to talk you through the range of solutions that will help, as quickly or slowly as you need to go.
Our three treatment options to replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw (or a complete set)
Option 1: Implant retained dentures
Cost from £4,725 (Lower Jaw) Cost from £8,400 (Upper Jaw)
Using implants to secure a special type of implant denture is the most cost-effective way of replacing all the teeth in one jaw. Implant-dentures rest on the gum but have 2 or 4 implants to hold them in place addressing one of the major problems that patients talk about with normal dentures – the fact that they simply won’t stand still!
NB: The difference in costs between the lower and the upper jaw is because we need to fit twice as many implants in the upper jaw. The bone isn’t as strong, and the denture needs extra support.
Implant dentures stay firmly fixed in place and allow you to eat hard foods again and talk with the confidence that they won’t fall out mid-sentence!
Option 2: Titanium-Acrylic permanently fixed implant bridge teeth
Cost from £13,500 (lower jaw)
3D digital imaging enables us to create custom titanium frameworks with a full set of acrylic upper or lower teeth fixed permanently to them. The full set is then screwed into place onto your implants.
- This is a very cost-effective option because the additional strength provided by the titanium bar means that fewer implants are required than for a full set of porcelain teeth.
- We use off-the-shelf acrylic teeth which are far less expensive than custom-made porcelain ones but still look very natural (see photos)
- A full set of porcelain teeth will take more than a week to replace or repair in the event of an accidental breakage: acrylic teeth can be fixed same day.
Option 3: Porcelain implant bridge teeth on implants
Cost £19 – 21,525
In this treatment option, Winning Smiles use Harley Street technicians to create a top of the range, bespoke set of porcelain teeth for you. In our view, cheap porcelain bridge teeth are not worth considering. They actually look far less attractive than well made acrylic teeth, so if money is an issue, acrylic teeth (which can look stunning nowadays) are well worth considering.
Custom-made porcelain teeth rest on 6-8 implants. This provides each jaw with enough strength to support a full set of 12-14 teeth.
As well as looking beautiful, there is only a very small area of contact with the gum. This makes cleaning easy and can look very realistic if the gums are in good condition and there has not been a lot of bone shrinkage
Does it hurt?
The most surprising thing about Dental Implants is that there is very little pain. It looks like it should hurt, but the reality is that most dental pain is caused by touching a nerve on a live tooth. In this instance, we’re removing teeth entirely, so whilst there is some discomfort, we are extremely careful with all of our pain management at Winning Smiles. We take the time and give all our consideration, and never rush.
While the operation is being carried out your jaw is numbed so that you don’t feel any pain. You can also choose to be sedated if you wish. In our experience, if you have one or two implants inserted, you will be able to go back to work or to resume normal activities on the same day.
If you have multiple implants, or a full jaw is being treated, you will need a couple of days’ recovery time as you would with any other operation.
What material should you choose?
Acrylic dentures have made this option more affordable, and at the same time they now last longer, are less likely to sustain damage and are more easily repaired.
The reason acrylic teeth are less expensive than porcelain, is something to do with material but more importantly acrylic is easier to manufacture, it requires less manual input and is more forgiving in terms of damage.
In other words, it is that porcelain has so much manual labour input that makes them expensive, it is a difficult material to repair, and replacement is the more likely result of damage.
However, porcelain does retain an incredible lustre for long periods of time, so as always, it is a balance between appearance and function.
What does the treatment involve?
After an initial free consultation to find out whether dental implants are the right treatment for you, we carry out an immediate detailed assessment and x-rays using our specialist low-dose dental CT scanner.
Having the CT scanner in-house at Winning Smiles prevents costly hospital CT referrals (up to £600!)
We will provide a written assessment and include all the costs, so there are no surprises.
Who is the treatment suitable for?
Dental implants are the perfect solution in a range of situations. They may be just what you are looking for if:
- you have just lost one or more teeth;
- you know you are about to lose one or more teeth;
- you are frightened you may be about to lose some or all of your teeth;
- you have recently lost/ started to lose your teeth but don’t want dentures (false teeth);
- you currently have dentures and don’t like wearing them;
- you can’t wear dentures because they make you gag or choke
Why choose Winning Smiles?
Winning Smiles have been doing private adult cosmetic dentistry for 15 years. We have fitted around 1,000 dental implants, and have the latest technology to make our service accurate, comfortable and considerate.
We place the health of your teeth at the heart of every decision we make and we always explain and talk through all your options with you. We practice pain-free dentistry.
The Free Consultation
Without seeing things for ourselves, we can’t tell people what their options are.
And so with that in mind, we are happy to offer free consultations, as this is a big decision for most people. We are careful to take budget, comfort and appearance into account when explaining all the available choices and there is never any pressure to proceed, and certainly not on the day.
We set out to be a friendly practice and try to provide everybody with what’s right for them, at an affordable cost. We hope our dentist reviews give that impression.
Implant Price List
Dental Plan Membership
|It is free to join|
|Cost per Month||£18.90|
|Member Prices From:|
|Partial Acrylic Dentures||£331-£646|
|Full Dentures (per jaw)||£1,200|
Dental Implant Treatment
|Member Prices From:|
|Single Tooth Implant Surgery||£1,175|
|Crown Single Tooth||£1,075|
|Lower Implant Denture - on two simple implants||£5,000|
|Lower Implant Denture - on four simple implants||£8,000|
|Upper Implant Denture - on four simple implants||£8,000|
|Titanium acrylic full upper bridge||£12,500|
|Titanium acrylic full lower bridge||£12,500|
|Metal Ceramic full upper bridge||£18,500|
|Metal Ceramic full lower bridge||£18,500|
Follow the links below for examples of Andrew’s recent dental implant cases:
- Tooth replacement and smile makeover: Case Study
- A full set of replacement teeth: Case Study
- Implant bridge: Case Study
- Implant retained dentures: Case Study
Relevant Dental Implant Articles
- Dental bridges have had their day
- Implants for Lower Dentures
- Never too old for Dental Implants
- Reviews by our patients
- Pain control for Dental Implants – what to expect
What they say about us
I’m incredibly grateful to them.
I had advanced gum disease and missing/ failing teeth. The worse they got the harder it was to fix. I was so terrified of both the dentist and of being judged for allowing things to get so bad that I couldn’t even phone. In a brave moment, I filled in the contact section of the Winning Smiles website. Denise phoned me the following day. She listened, was sympathetic and booked me in for a consultation with Andrew. At our first meeting, I had scans and Andrew explained what treatments I was suitable for. I was given detailed costs of my options and I left to consider them without pressure. I opted for both upper and lower implants. Andrew explained my best chance of a good outcome was to have immediate fixed teeth on the bottom and a temporary denture at the top while my bone grafts/implants healed and integrated. The surgery was a long day but at no point was I in any pain or discomfort. Andrew and his dental nurse Sam checked on me constantly and reassured me throughout. I left with fixed lower teeth and a temporary upper denture. The next day I was slightly swollen but much better than I had expected which I told Andrew when he phoned to check on me. The remainder of my treatment was done over the following few months without pain or stress. Fast forward to today when I had my first check-up since my upper teeth were fitted. I can’t describe how thrilled I am with the final results. I smile without thinking about it, eat what I want and my general health has greatly improved. My new teeth look amazing but very natural which was exactly the look I wanted. I’m no longer terrified of the dentist and happily attend my checkups/hygiene appointments. My treatment was fantastic from start to finish and I can’t recommend Andrew, Sam and the team more highly. I really wish I’d found them sooner. This has really been a life-changing experience and I’m incredibly grateful to them.
Diane – Tears…of Joy!
As promised at the end of last year…… an update for you all.
My implants (two incisors)were done only a week ago. To my amazement I was grazing away on chip shop food within 2 hours of the operation.
Today I returned to have the stitches removed and a small adjustment made to the temporaries.
I left Andrews surgery almost in tears – OF JOY!!!
I see a very very bright light at the end of the tunnel.
What a team – thank you all.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I am suitable for Dental Implants?
We start with a 3D digital CT scan of the jaws to measure bone volume. We also carry out a comprehensive examination of the mouth and risk assessments. A written report is produced (in patient-friendly language) and if there are risks then we will advise on how best to mitigate them.
How long to Ceramic Teeth Implant Bridges last?
Generally 10 years or more, we guarantee them for 5 years. The cost is 50% more than acrylic teeth.
How long do Acrylic Teeth Implant Bridges last?
Generally, between 3 and 5 years, we guarantee them for the first 2 years. They cost 50% less than ceramic teeth.
How long do Implants last?
Generally, if a patient is cleaning carefully at home, seeing the hygienist every 3-6 months, and is a non-smoker the implants can be expected to last 10-15 years or more. However, if a patient smokes, doesn’t clean them well, and fails to see the hygienist the implants can fail within 5 years.
Can I have Dental Implants if I smoke?
Yes, but we are unable to offer our usual guarantees to smokers because they get many more failures after surgery and in the long term the implants will last about half as long as implants in non-smokers.
Are there any disadvantages that I need to be aware of when getting a Full Mouth Dental Implants?
1) they don’t last forever because over time the bone shrinks away from the implants. This means you may require further treatment in the future if/when the implants fail
2) some patients find the acrylic full mouth teeth quite bulky, they can affect speech (although this often improves with time)
3) implant teeth feel different from natural teeth, some patients struggle to adjust to the way they feel
4) some patients start clenching and grinding after they have their new teeth fitted which leads to painful muscles and chipped teeth. In rare cases, a bridge may be snapped in half.
5) after the first few years some patients get infections around the implants which need surgical treatment to reverse.
6) ceramic bridge teeth are much less bulky and better tolerated, they also last much longer, but they are 50% more expensive to produce
What are the advantages of getting a Full Mouth Dental Implants?
You can have a full and varied diet (vegans can bite into apples again, and those who prefer a steak can chew one with ease). You will be able to smile again and your self-confidence will be restored. Once the implants are completed the mouth is pain-free.
My teeth have been missing for a long time, can I still have Dental Implants?
Absolutely. However the longer you have been without teeth, the more your bones will have shrunk, so we tend to need more bone grafts in patients who lost their teeth many years before coming to us.
Is a Full Mouth Dental Implant available on the NHS?
In some cases, you may be eligible for full mouth/full arch treatment on the NHS eg if you have a congenital condition which means that you lost all your teeth at a very young age.
Do they put you to sleep for a Full Mouth Dental Implant?
We sedate our patients if they want to have their treatment done without being aware of it. This is not a general anesthetic but much safer. It works very well for nervous patients – but we offer it to everyone.