Are you afraid of having Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants?Dental implants

Dental Implants are titanium screws that are placed in the jaw bone. A post is then secured to the dental implant and either a crown, bridge or denture can be fixed to this.

The advantages of implants:

  • The titanium screws act like a root making the crown more stable
  • Some people can be allergic to the materials that are used to create dentures whereas implants are completely bio-acceptable
  • Speech is generally better with implants as dentures can be quite irritating and they have to be removed at night.
  • There are no sore points with implants as they do not move
  • Your ability to chew is completely restored

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    The Invisible Alternative of Braces – Invisalign

    Invisalign -The Invisible Alternative of Braces

    Invisalign braces are similar to transparent gum shields. They are a series of aligners that invisalign-bracesslowly move the teeth into the desired position and are changed every two weeks to ensure they are constantly putting pressure on the teeth to keep them from moving. It is advised that the Invisalign brace should be worn at least 20 hours a day.

    A series of aligners will be made and you will wear each set of custom-made aligners in two-week increments. As you progress through the series of aligners, your teeth will begin moving, little by little, gradually moving towards the desired position. Continue reading The Invisible Alternative of Braces – Invisalign

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      Get Straight Teeth in Just 6 Weeks

      Inman Aligners:

      This brace consists of clear plastic and metal springs that aid quick movement of front teeth only. The combination of the metal bar and a coiled spring pressing against the teeth inman-alignerscauses a ‘push-pull’ movement which moves the teeth into the correct place. The Inman Aligner applies gentle pressure to the teeth that need to be moved to an ideal position. Once the teeth are corrected, we retain your teeth with a fixed or removable retainer. The treatment can take from 6 – 16 weeks. Normally lower front teeth move a little faster than uppers. You wear it for ideally 20 hours a day, any less and the treatment will take longer. It will only work if you wear it every day. Remove it when eating and clean your teeth before replacing it. Continue reading Get Straight Teeth in Just 6 Weeks

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        Teeth Fitted in a Day!

        ‘Teeth in a day’ refers to a treatment where all of the teeth or dentures in the jaw are replaced by dental implants and the patient receives new fixed (non-removable and screwed in) teeth on the same day.

        168620269-lgOnce the implants have been placed, they can be immediately used to anchor a complete new set of teeth for that jaw. As the new teeth are screwed into place, they are very secure and seem like natural healthy teeth in both function and appearance.

        This technique has the advantages that treatment time and treatment complexity is significantly reduced. It usually means that the patient can avoid additional bone grafting surgery, so it ends up being a cost-effective and relatively more comfortable way of restoring large gaps or complete arches. Continue reading Teeth Fitted in a Day!

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          Dental Implants Vs Dentures – A Comparison

          Dental implants are made of titanium screws and metal which is fully compatible with the human body.  The dental implant itself is drilled into the jaw and bone socket. The process Dental Implantsis completely painless as you are given a local anaesthetic and this will numb the whole mouth. Once the implant is inserted it needs to fuse with the bone. Thereafter it takes 5-8 months to fix the prosthetic tooth onto the implant.  Dental implants are very stable, as they have a root-like portion that fits into the bone socket, like natural teeth. People who have implant-supported artificial teeth can chew efficiently.

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            Improving Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

            If you are on a low budget but want to improve your smile there are many ways to do this without having to spend a lot of money and going through drastic changes.

            Teeth whitening: Whitening your teeth can be simple as chairside whitening. You can whiten your teeth in one appointment where you’ll be able to come into the practice and have them whitened with the ZOOM laser. The dentist will protect your lips and gums with a barrier and will place a special whitening gel on your teeth. All you need to do is sit back and relax and when the treatment is complete your teeth will look several shades brighter. Continue reading Improving Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

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              Want Perfectly Straight Teeth?

              Want straight teeth?

     are various reasons why a person may be unhappy with their teeth. But the good news is that there are many ways to improve a smile using modern cosmetic dentistry!

              Invisalign and Smilelign

              Few people are lucky enough to be born with straight, asymmetrical teeth. More and more people are leaning about the benefits of the Invisalign and Smilelign System. It uses a series of clear, removable, plastic aligners which are customised and made specifically for your teeth. There are no metal wires or brackets. As your teeth move little by little, week by week, all you need to do it replace each aligner every two weeks. Over a period of six months to a year, the Invisalign system moves the teeth into their perfect position, resulting in a more beautiful, balanced smile. Continue reading Want Perfectly Straight Teeth?

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                How To Look Your Best Look After Your Smile

                Important check-ups and hygiene visits

                getty_rm_photo_of_woman_wearing_headphones_at_dentistA check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. If problems are left untreated, it could make them more difficult to treat in the future. It is therefore best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether. A dental check-up or examination usually takes less than 30 minutes for routine check-ups and around 45 minutes to 1 hour for new patients. Continue reading How To Look Your Best Look After Your Smile

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                  Would You Like Teeth in a Day?

                  These days’ people want ‘things done yesterday’. Unlike some things medical procedures cannot be rushed.

                  However it is possible these days to get teeth made in a day. In this article we will discuss the options of ‘same day teeth’ using dental implants and fixed teeth.

                  Dental implants are the most reliable source of filling in a gap or replacing an unhealthy tooth, if done correctly. They also have the highest longevi168620269-lgty number compared to other treatment options, such as dental bridges and dentures. The dental implant is screwed into the jaw bone and either a crown or bridge can be placed on top of the implant, to give full restoration. Your dentist will match the color and shade in correctly for the color of your teeth and gums, so it will go unnoticed that you have a ‘false’ tooth. Previously in the implant world, the whole procedure to complete everything, from the implant the crown, took a few months to finish. As time has moved on and technology has evolved, thankfully we can now fit a dental implant in and crown on the same day as the dental extraction, so no need to wait for healing of the traumatized area anymore, no more walking around with unwanted gaps!

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