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Are you afraid of having Dental Implants?

What are 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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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.

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!

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 is 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. Continue reading Dental Implants Vs Dentures – A Comparison

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 longevity 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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What if I don’t have enough bone for a dental implant?

Why it happens
If you lose a tooth, the bone in that area will gradually start to shrink, while the other http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-seniors-image11846925areas stay intact. There are many reasons why people loose teeth. It can be caused by some of the following:

  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Dental caries (cavities) and infection
  • Injury or trauma
  • A defect in development

Dental implants can be very useful when:

  • we would otherwise have to crown (cap) healthy teeth
  • A denture or bridge would be difficult or sometimes impossible because there are no suitable teeth or gums for support.

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Are Dental Implants Safe?

pic3A dental implant is an artificial substitute/replacement for the root portion of your natural tooth and is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in your jaw-bone to support a crown, bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. Implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. During the placement of a dental implant, the goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so they can “fuse” together  creating a stable support for the new teeth. The time frame to complete a dental implant is usually 3-6 months.  Continue reading Are Dental Implants Safe?

How Long Does Dental Implant Treatment Take?

How long do dental implants take to do? 

One of the most advanced and natural way of replacing teeth are dental implants. Over ten million teeth implants have been placed in the USA alone and the numbers are growing every year.

So what is a dental implant?

A dental implant is an artificial substitute/replacement for the root portion of your natural tooth and is anchored into a pre-drilled socket in your jaw-bone to support a crown, bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. Implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. During the placement of a dental implant, the goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so they can “fuse” together  creating a stable support for the new teeth. The time frame to complete a dental implant is usually 3-6 months.

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Are you afraid to have Dental Implants?

Here are some of the alternatives to dental implants

What is an implant?
dental implant is an artificial root that is surgically placed into your jaw
to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place

What is an implant made of?
Many implants are made of titanium ,a metal that is bio-compatible and offers strength and durability as well as a unique property of fusing directly to bone. Continue reading Are you afraid to have Dental Implants?

Can we all have teeth implants?

Dental Implants, what are they?

Teeth Implants are used to replace missing teeth improving your smile and eating ability. Teeth Implants are made from titanium and are surgically placed under sterile conditions into your bone. Local anaesthetic is uesd to ensure you feel no pain during the procedure and for our more nervous patients we offer sedation to help them relax and also helps us to complete the treatment more quickly! Normally 3 -6 months are required for the bone to heal around the Dental Implant before placing a Dental Crown or Bridge on top. Teeth Implants can also be used to stabilise Cosmetic Dentures making it easier for you to eat and speak. Continue reading Can we all have teeth implants?

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

At some point in our life we will all lose some or all of our teeth. There are many reasons for loosing teeth. From the age of about 6 years up until puberty we start to lose our ‘baby teeth’. These are replaced with our permanent teeth. This is a natural process that everyone will go through. We need to look after our permanent teeth as we only get 2 sets of teeth and once we start to lose these we have to think of other ways to replace these teeth.

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