Are you fed up with missing teeth or uncomfortable, loose dentures?
One or more missing teeth or uncomfortable and loose fitting dentures can cause a number of personal and practical issues in your day to day life.
Not only is the impact on your self-confidence significant but eating and speaking can become increasingly difficult.
With one or more missing teeth, the health of your mouth can be compromised. Bacteria build up in any gaps can increase your chances of developing gum disease and tooth decay. This can also lead to bad breath.
If you have several missing teeth, those that remain can start to move or rotate- resulting in spacing or misalignment.
Loose dentures which move around in your mouth can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Often wearers will avoid eating certain foods or try not to smile or talk too much as the dentures are very obvious and unattractive.
There is another way.
Dental implants offer a functional, safe and long term solution which could significantly help to improve your quality of life, helping you to feel confident, comfortable and happy once again.
Dental implants are suitable for most people, no matter their age, the condition of their teeth or the number that need to be replaced. The main points to consider before surgery are your overall general health, the condition of your gums and that you have good standards of oral hygiene.
At Dental@6 we specialise in the placement of dental implants and are very pleased to accept referrals from other dental practices. Our highly skilled and professional staff have wide-ranging experience in the area of dental implants and the general success rate is over 90%.
We always make use of the best quality materials and products to ensure the longevity and comfort of your new implants.
We gain a great deal of job satisfaction when we see a client who has struggled with missing teeth leave the practice with a beautiful brand new set of fully functional teeth.
Dental implants really can be life changing for many people. Just imagine being able to smile, eat, talk and feel confident in yourself again. Imagine the improvement in your oral health (today and in the future) and the change in your facial features when support to cheeks, lips and chin is restored.
Whatever the condition of your teeth or however hopeless you feel your situation is, please speak to us today.
We can offer a range of treatments to help you smile freely and live the life you truly want to.
Call us today to book your FREE consultation.
The benefits of dental implants?
There are a number of benefits to dental implants;
- Once established, implants are well-fixed, strong and can last for many years.
- Implants don’t move around- unlike dentures which can be uncomfortable.
- Dental implants stop the jawbone from shrinking due to a lack of stimulation.
- Implants prevent your other teeth from moving.
- They stop food getting stuck in gaps- reducing your chances of gum disease.
- Dental implants can help to improve speech and your ability to eat.
- Implants can be used to replace any number of teeth.
- Implants don’t affect your remaining teeth in any way.
- Self-confidence and lifestyle can be significantly improved.
How does a Dental Implant work?
Your dental implant will replicate the structure of a natural tooth. It consists of a titanium root which will be placed directly into the bone in your jaw (replacing the natural root) and a manufactured restoration which will be attached to it. An implant can hold a single crown to replace one tooth or a denture or bridge to replace several.
Once it has been placed, the implant will need around 2-4 months to establish. During this time, your bone will grow naturally around the implant helping it to fuse securely to the jaw. A temporary restoration will be fitted if required and full dentures can also be worn.
When it is ready your crown, bridge or denture will be fitted. The restoration can be made from various materials including gold and ceramic.
When complete your implant and restoration will be very strong and hard-wearing. It should feel as secure as your existing teeth and with good care should last just as long!
Things to consider before implant surgery:
It’s important that you have a good standard of general health and this will be carefully considered before any dental implant surgery takes place. Specific patient requirements will be considered prior to any treatment and a long-term plan will be drawn up in advance to include regular after care.
Long-term commitment from the dentist and patient is required for a dental implant to be successful. Your will require multiple visits, check-ups and significant recovery time between stages.
You will also need to commit to looking after your teeth and gums now and in the future. The long-term health and suitability of your gums is imperative as this will hold the implant successfully in place. Any gum disease (previous or existing) will need to be assessed.
Patients with diabetes or who are heavy smokers have a greater risk of developing gum disease and infections following surgery and may not be considered as suitable candidates.
How are dental implants placed?
Implant placement usually takes place under a local anaesthetic although a sedative will be considered in some cases where treatment is more complex or lengthy or in very nervous patients.
Insertion of an implant is a minor surgical procedure which could take anywhere between 30-60 minutes. A period of between 2-4 months will be required to allow the gum to recover and the implant to fuse with the jawbone.
No pain should be experienced during the implant procedure although you may notice a little discomfort in the immediate days or weeks following it. This should be relieved by standard pain killers.
It is important to brush your teeth and gums in order to avoid any discomfort or the development of an infection. If your implants are not kept clean then plaque will form- resulting in bleeding and soreness.
Overall, dental implants are a safe, long-term option for many people and can boast a success rate of 95%. With regular long-term care and if they are looked after correctly they can last for 15 years or more.