What is a Dental Implant?


An implant uses the latest state of the art technology to provide you with a strong, long-lasting, natural looking new porcelain tooth to replace any missing teeth. Success rates over a 15 year period are well above 90%.

KEY BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS:

  • Say goodbye to food restrictions; you can bite into a crunchy apple, chew your food easier and avoid digestive problems.
  • After treatment you will have a fuller smile and increased confidence, leading to a better quality of life.
  • Help to preserve your jaw bone, thereby maintaining a youthful appearance.
  • Eliminate the use of dental adhesives and help to eliminate the discomfort of ill fitting dentures.
  • Look and feel like your own teeth.

 

Bridges

Several options are available. The main alternative is a fixed bridge. This is made by putting crowns on the teeth at either side of the space, and then joining these two crowns together by placing a false tooth in the space. Bridges are bespoke to each individual and are not removable.

Another option is an adhesive bridge. This has wings that are bonded to the back of the supporting teeth.

If you have missing teeth with teeth either side of the gap then a bridge may be for you. This is made by putting crowns on the teeth at either side of the space, and then joining these two crowns together by placing a false tooth in the space. Bridges are bespoke to each individual and are not removable.

Another option is an adhesive bridge. This has wings that are bonded to the back of the supporting teeth.

Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. If you need a bridge in your smile line, porcelain is usually added to the base to make it look more like real teeth. A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can’t come out.

Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing.

Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care of your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and that you can prevent bad breath.


Dentures

It's what you can't see that makes the difference. If you have missing teeth then with the new Valplast denture nobody has to know!

The Valplast flexible denture provides an unrivalled degree of comfort and as it is metal free is a particularly aesthetic option. If you would like to find out more, why not arrange a consultation with us at the practice and ask us about what makes this flexible denture different.

If you have a few or all of your teeth missing, one solution is to have a denture. A denture is made from hard-wearing material that mimics the look of teeth and gums to give you mouth a natural appearance. Your denture will be made to fit snugly on your gums and you will be able to remove it for cleaning.

When you wear a denture for the first time it may get some getting used to when speaking or eating and chewing. It is important that you take extra care in your hygiene regime so that you can avoid bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. The hygienist will be able to show you how to best take care of your denture and gums and will tell you about specialised brushes you can use to do this.

THIS DENTURE IS:

  • Virtually invisible
  • Flexible
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Aesthetic
  • Unbreakable

Denture Stabilisation

If you have loose or ill-fitting dentures, your ability to eat and speak may become affected. Due to advances in dentistry, there is now a procedure whereby your denture can be fixed to your jaw with dental implants. This treatment, known as implant overdentures or denture stabilisation, offers patients with dentures a more permanent solution and can improve your quality of life significantly. You will be able to enjoy your favourite foods again and feel comfortable smiling, safe in the knowledge that your dentures are staying put.

As part of this treatment, you will require surgery to have the implants placed into your jaw. Once they have integrated with the bone and surrounding tissues for a period of time, your dentures are placed on top of the implants through a range of special fixtures. This means your dentures can still be removed for cleaning, but will stay put once in place.

Some of the other benefits that you will enjoy with this type of treatment are a natural looking smile, improved confidence, less irritation of your gums and you don’t take your teeth out at night.


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