If you’re looking for beautiful dental implants from the most talented professionals in Liverpool then Smileworks is the practice for you.
Having a good laugh, eating a delicious meal with friends or receiving a nice compliment – all these things make us feel good. Unfortunately, lots of people don’t feel like they can live life to the full because of their missing teeth. If this sounds like you then your answer may be implant dentistry. As good as your natural teeth, Implants are fitted into your bone and have a beautiful, life-like appearance and a natural, long-lasting result. Implants are the solution for people who never want to feel self-conscious abut their teeth again and want to eat, chew and smile with absolute confidence. There are alternative ways to fix gaps and missing teeth such as bridges. To learn more about getting a dental bridge follow the link.
Not all Implants are created equal, and your options need to be carefully considered. Luckily Smileworks are right on your doorstep and we use the very best materials and the most talented dentists to get you precisely the result you want. It will feel like getting your old teeth back and our patients say treatment has made them “feel positive for the first time in years” So if you want, “friendly, professional, relaxing and honest” advice from our “super-friendly, super efficient and super nice” team then book in for a consultation below and get your dental implants at our state-of-the-art practice.
Easily the best dentist appointment I've had. I was recommended to go by a friend who couldn't have spoken more highly of them. The facilities are top notch, service friendly and comforting. The staff were great. The treatment was thorough, honest and well explained. First class (excuse the airline pun...you'll see why!)
I found Smileworks after looking online for the best specialist orthodontist, and after several visits now, I do believe that they live up to the hype! Every visit has been a pleasure, with the excellent reception always offering a warm and hearty welcome. Due to the severity of problems with my teeth, my treatment plan is extensive and means that despite being early days, I have met with and been treated by a range of the staff here; I can confirm that they're all fantastic and incredibly thorough - everything is explained in detail and nothing is ever rushed. I should also thank Paula (and her assistant whose name I've forgotten - sorry!) yesterday for cleaning the insides of my teeth so thoroughly when I don't even think it was necessarily part of the appointment (the appointment was for a filling). I look forward to continued excellent care from Smileworks and can't wait to get my braces on! Cheers guys!
Absolutely great find. Friendly staff and MJ who treated me was professional, reassuring and positively fantastic about what my needs were and what I was looking for. There was no pressure on anything and she spoke in depth about full details on every procedure without any rush in me in making an option. I will definitely be visiting again. Thank you once again!
Absolutely excellent service. All the staff are friendly and make sure all your treatment options are fully explained. Don't do anything unless your 100% sure of all that's available. Shiron made sure my treatment was the absolute best it could be.
I had dental work and a procedure on my top lip.
I was really nervous on my first visit but the staff are truly lovely and put me at ease straight away. I loved the quirkiness of the waiting room- very different from any dentist/doctors waiting room I've been in.
The treatment rooms are very clean, love the design and layout.
I also loved the patients photo smiles on the wall!! straight away I relaxed and I could feel the friendliness of the staff.
MJ really listened to my fears and listened to what I required, she understood completely my views and the treatment I received was given exactly as I requested!!
They really want to help you and they're interested in what you have to say - they love their job!!! I've made a follow up visit and will continue to use them. I've also recommended Smileworks to my friends and will continue to do so.
I went to Smileworks to have the composite reconstructions on my two front teeth replaced as well as my teeth whitened. On my first appointment with M.J I was given detailed explanations of what these processes involved, which not only eased my apprehensions but stood out from all the previous dentists I had visited. The teeth whitening took approximately two weeks, after which I had the most amazing reconstruction done on my front teeth by Dr Billal Arshad, including a flawless colour match to my newly whitened teeth. The treatment I received was incredible and the end results speak for themselves, I have had numerous people within the fist week comment on how incredible my teeth look. To all the staff at Smileworks I say thank you so much, you have made me a very happy customer.
The staff at Smileworks are fantastic, very welcoming and accommodating. They are always happy to go the extra mile to help you. I had fast braces and 1ml lip filler, i absolutely love the result. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking to get braces or facial aesthetics, they really listen to what you want and combined with their professional knowledge you achieve the perfect result.
I received my Spmu eyeliner treatment today at Smileworks. I am completely over the moon with the results and would highly recommend the treatment. The clinic itself it just wonderful really clean, fresh and highly professional. My therapist was Hannah Taffe who was extremely knowledgeable, but also so warm and welcoming and put me completely at ease. The treatment was really relaxing and didn't hurt one bit. So very impressed and will certainly be back. Next time I will be booking in to see an orthodontist. Huge thanks to Hannah you really are just fabulous. Sarah Bell xx
Visited smileworks Saturday, place is amazing everyone was really welcoming and friendly. I was given all the answers to any questions i had before I even asked them!. Hannah was fantastic she gave me a full consultation. I am really happy with the outcome. I will be visiting smileworks in the future.
The Implant products we use are made from high-grade materials, as we source them from reputed manufacturers renowned for outstanding primary stability and integration success rates. Our clinicians also provide patients with predictable long-term results, and do not compromise on the quality of the materials used. Having good health, in general, makes you a good candidate for dental implants. Beyond that, jawbone thickness and sinusal anatomy are other important factors to consider when planning to get dental implants in Liverpool. Let our clinicians here at Smileworks determine if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary dental treatment. Call today to book an appointment.
AM I SUITABLE?
It is not advised to leave a gap if a tooth has failed. Teeth are lost for all sorts of reasons including trauma (getting knocked out) decay, gum disease or any other reason that means your dentist would have to extract a tooth. Here’s some information on why you shouldn’t leave a gap if this has happened to you.
Straumann are the pioneers in implant dentistry and their Swiss heritage can be found influencing some of the biggest technological advances in dental implant technology over the last 30 years. Straumann have a reputation in Implantology that is similar to Rolex or Mercedes and their implants are made from the purest Titanium, etched with chemicals and lasers to enhance their ability to ‘osseointegrate’ or integrate with the bone. The type of Implant that you choose will be related to your specific clinical need and also guided by your friendly smileworks clinician.
ICX is one of the fastest growing dental implant systems in the world and is the biggest selling implant brand in Germany, known for its sophisticated dental market. Developed by extremely clever scientists, the aim of this system is to simplify implants and give people with gaps or missing teeth an affordable option, whilst still retaining the precision and quality that we require. An all-round excellent product, ICX is a durable performance implant and can be used in many situations. Your clinician will guide you about whether ICX is suitable for you at your implant consultation.
IMPLANT DENTURES & SMILE IN A DAY
Follow this link to our main page all about the remarkable ‘All on Four‘ Procedure.
For patients who have lost all their teeth, dentures can be used to replace them. Often, as the bone shrinks, dentures may become ill fitting and not grip to the mouth as well. In these cases implants can be placed underneath the dentures and secure them into place with press-studs or magnets.
This is sometimes called Same day smile and is a hugely popular implant treatment here in Liverpool. All on four can hold your denture extremely firm so that you can enjoy eating and chewing as normal with your dentures without the worry of them moving around, falling out or causing you pain.
Replacing the entire set of teeth with an implant-retained denture can be a cost-effective way of getting your smile back and they can last for a very long time. You do not need one ‘single implant’ per tooth lost and often dentures can be fixed with as little as two implants per denture on the lower, and as little as three or four on the top. We have completed many implant retained dentures and can help you find the most cost effective and suitable option for you.
IMPLANT RETAINED CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Implants can replace one or several teeth. An implant crown can be placed where a single tooth is missing in order to restore this tooth in the mouth. In this case, the crown is placed on an abutment, which acts as the connection between the implant and the crown. Single tooth implant crowns can look just like normal teeth if the necessary skill is used to prepare the tissues, including the gum. Luckily, you are in safe hands with our implantologist, Yannis, who has published work on how to do just that. Implant retained bridges can be used when there are two or more teeth missing next to each other. The number of implants needed is actually less than the number of missing teeth in this case. You will be able to bite, chew and speak as normal. With good care, implant retained crowns and bridges can last a lifetime.
"Special thanks as well to Dr Yanis for replacing my front dead tooth with a brand new implant. I have regained my confidence to smile just on time for the Christmas and New Years."
"Very professional and relaxing atmosphere, listened to an concerns, gave honest advice."
"You cannot ask for a better bunch of people to take care of your teeth!"
"I was really impressed by my treatment MJ and team was wonderful. I highly recommend Smileworks"
"I have received a personalized service catered to my needs that does not cost the earth - highly recommended. MJ and Ed are both lovely and do their upmost to ensure the service you receive is seamless and friendly."
Dental implants are not cheap. They’re also not available on the NHS here in Liverpool so you can’t get them for free. They are the most natural, long lasting and healthy method of replacing a tooth and like all good things, this doesn’t come cheap. If you’d like details of precisely where your money goes when you buy dental implants then you can check out our blog for more detailed implant costs information.
The cost of implants is spread out in different areas. There’s the cost of the actual titanium implant. This is made of a special material so that it can integrate with your bone and integrate firmly in your jaw. This process is called ‘osseointegration’ and you can read more about that here. The implants are etched with lasers and chemicals to make their surface great for nesting the cells that make bone. This provides you with a strong and stable implant that will last you a lifetime.
Then there’s the cost of the actual replacement tooth that goes onto the implant. This is called the crown and has to be made by our master ceramist in his (ours is a guy) laboratory. The crown is painstakingly fashioned from hard and durable materials. As well as being durable, the crown has to be lifelike and the ceramist paints on layers of translucent material to create the perfect look. This process is not cheap and the cost of the crown and implant make up about half of your implant cost.
The rest goes on paying your implantologist and running Smileworks. Smileworks Implant dentists have gone to university for 10 years a piece and spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on their education in order to create beautiful implant dentistry and keep you safe. Smileworks is brimming with technology. You’ll need special panoramic x-rays, precise diagnostic procedures and the process will involve microsurgical tools and techniques. This is expensive stuff and if you’re still worried about whether we’re spending your money well then implants probably aren’t for you.
COST OF A SINGLE IMPLANT
Single tooth implants cost the most at about £1,800-£2,200 an implant This is because if you just want one implant then all the overheads, preparation, xrays and everything involved in placing it is used on only one implant. If you need bone grafting or a sinus lift then this will make the procedure closer to the top end of this estimate. Once you start having multiple implants then the cost is spread out and they work out slightly cheaper. You’ll get an itemised treatment plan from Smileworks and the cost of everything is on there so there’ll be no surprises.
COST OF MULTIPLE IMPLANTS & FULL MOUTH RESTORATIONS
All on four, smile in a day and multiple implant cases can cost anywhere from £8,000 to £50,000. We usually tell patients that big implant cases cost the same amount as a car. Then patients always ask ‘what sort of car’ and then they understand how it works. You can get a great little job done for a few thousand or you can go for the Rolls Royce option for £50,000. It’s totally up to you.
Implants are a big decision – but one you should think seriously about if you want a natural way to restore your smile. We see so many patients who have gone through the procedure that we decided to write you a guide all about what to expect from your treatment here at Smileworks.
So you may have decided that Implant Dentistry is right for you and now it’s time to take your smile to the next level by getting treatment. Here at Smileworks we have two of the best implant dentists in Europe and when you come along for your appointment you’ll receive a very detailed explanation of the procedure and how things work. Implants are one of those treatments that patients absolutely love. Not only for the aesthetic and personal appeal of literally getting your old teeth back but also from a dental health point of view, implants are simply the best choice around.
Your clinical consultation and diagnostics
Once you’ve seen our treatment coordinator she will book you in with either Dr Yannis or Dr Krishan for your initial consultation. This is where the dentist will take you on a tour of your mouth and give you all the options available to you. Your dentist will take x-rays, check for gum disease and assess the strength of your jawbone in the areas where your teeth are missing. Sometimes when there is not as much bone you might need a graft.
Once all the tests and diagnostic procedures have been completed you will receive one or more treatment plans. A treatment plan is a full and itemised breakdown of all the work you’ll need. You may receive one or more treatment plan depending on what you ask your implant dentist for. Many patients want treatment and might decide to get it all done straight away. Other patients might want to stage the treatment or break it up into parts.
The Implant Surgery
On the day of your surgery you will come to Smileworks and the surgery will be set up for you. Our dentists and nurses spend lots of time preparing the operatory. This is to make sure all the instruments and equipment are set up correctly. Many patients will want to be sedated with pills before their treatment to make things more comfortable. This is completely up to you. If you’ve opted for conscious sedation then you’ll have already taken your tablets the night before. You will also be with a friend or family member who’ll have driven you to Smileworks and looked after you.
Once you sit in the chair some things will be explained and your surgeon will put you at ease. You will be numbed with special anaesthetic all around your mouth and will be able to feel absolutely nothing. Then the implant procedure begins and you just relax and let the professionals work. If you haven’t been sedated then you can come to Smileworks on your own if you wish.
Does it Hurt? & Aftercare
Most patients report that there is very little discomfort and that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they anticipated. Implants are placed in a very gentle fashion and care is taken to the various tissues involved. Anaesthesia and patient sedation are used to eliminate any discomfort during the procedure. Your dentist may recommend that you speak with one of our other patients who has already had tooth replacement therapy to assess their personal experience. Our expert implantologists will keep you comfortable at each stage of your implant journey and we love each and every one of our Liverpool patients and work hard to keep you happy and feeling good – even during your surgery.
Following your implant placement you’ll be encouraged to go home and rest. If you’re sedated then you’ll be picked up by a friend or family member and taken home. Sedated patients are often sleepy and many don’t even remember much about the surgery the next day. You can eat and drink as normal following your surgery. Our dentists, treatment coordinators and front of house will be in constant contact for the few days following your procedure. This is to make sure you’re healing well and everything’s going according to plan. Your dentist will have placed a healing cap on the implant and you’ll still have a gap and no visible crown.
Restoring your Implant
In the weeks and months after your implant is placed you’ll be given lots of advice and guidance from the team here at Smileworks. Also you can be free to call us whenever you like. In fact patients are encouraged to share anything that’s worrying them. Most patients go through their healing process with no problems at all. Following the healing process (when the implant is firmly in the bone) you return to Smileworks to have the crown placed. The crown will have been painstakingly created in a laboratory by a dental technician.
Your replacement tooth will be beautiful and precisely how you want it to look. A truly talented implantologist will have spent a good amount of time consulting with you to get this part just right. When you’ve completed treatment at Smileworks we guarantee that you’ll be 100% happy. We also guarantee our work for 10 years so if there are any problems you can come back and get them fixed.
Implant Placement Video
Here’s a helpful video explaining the implant procedure:
Caring for your implants
As with natural teeth, dental implants and the new teeth attached to them require good oral hygiene and prudent aftercare. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and should attend regular follow-up appointments with your Liverpool dentist and hygienist to ensure that they remain healthy. Using Tepe brushes is also a great way of caring for dental implants. Tepe brushes can be a better option then dental floss as they break the ‘biofilm’. This helps keep the bacteria at bay that can attack your bone and cause problems.
To read about what a biofilm is, take a look at this fantastic wikipedia article on the biofilm. Here’s a video from the Smileworks Youtube page where we have loads of videos that you can watch on caring for dental implants and the best oral hygiene gadgets to use.
You can also join the magnificent Smileworks dental plan – take a look at that below. It’s cheaper and much more inclusive than the leading providers such as Denplan and Bupa.