Dual Hi Treatment09/10/2022
A SECOND CHANCE
TO SMILE AND ENJOY LIFE
Dental implants represent truly modern, forward-thinking dentistry. Whilst our natural teeth are meant to last us a lifetime, at Angel Dental Practice we understand that sometimes patients can lose their natural teeth long before their time. Gum disease and tooth decay, accidents and injuries can all lead to tooth loss. With implants, your dentist has a permanent method of replacing them.
Whilst standard dentures or bridges replace the crowns of any missing teeth, they don’t replace the roots. Dental implants are bionic tooth roots, made from titanium and placed straight into your jaw bone in a minor operation, which is carried out under local anaesthetic or sedation here at our modern, fully-equipped Angel dental practice. Once in place, dental implants form a strong bond with the jaw bone, meaning they create an anchor for replacement teeth that is equivalent to that of natural tooth roots. Titanium is used because of its high degree of compatibility with the human body, and the fact it is osteoconductive – supportive of bone growth. A loss of bone density is very common in patients with several or all missing teeth because the jaw bone will resorb without the tooth roots in place. Implants help to prevent this.
We offer consultations with our implant dentist Dr Liene. She will assess your suitability for treatment, and ascertain your bone density to check if you need additional procedures to rebuild your jaw bone prior to implant placement. Placement of your implants is carefully planned and some people can have their permanent new teeth fitted straight away whilst in other cases a healing period of a few months is necessary.
Dental implants offer people with missing teeth a second chance not just to smile, but also to enjoy the full functionality of a complete jaw of teeth. We can treat anything from a simple single implant placement with crown to replace one missing tooth to a complex full-mouth restoration, including additional procedures to rebuild the density of your jaw bone.
WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS WORKS
All teeth are made of two parts – roots and crowns. Standard dentures and bridges replace the crowns but do nothing to replace the roots. Dental implants are different.
Bionic tooth roots that are placed directly in your jaw bone in a minor oral surgical procedure, carried out here at our fully-equipped and modern clinic, dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution. They mesh with the jaw bone and help to prevent the problem of bone loss that commonly occurs when several or all your natural teeth are missing, and with proper aftercare can last you a lifetime.
We find most patients only require local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, although we also offer treatment under conscious sedation when necessary with our dual qualified implant and sedation trained dentist upon request.
Sometimes your new teeth can be attached on the same day as your implants are fitted, whilst in other cases, it is best to allow your implants to heal and mesh with your bone for a few months before permanent new teeth are attached. In the second scenario, your dentist may fit temporary teeth during the healing period, so you needn’t worry about being left toothless.
Once full restoration has taken place, your dental implants and the new teeth attached to them will look and act just like natural teeth, meaning you can smile, laugh, eat and speak with confidence.
Dental implants are a thoroughly modern way for a dentist to replace missing teeth, giving those unfortunate enough to have suffered tooth loss a second chance to smile and eat with confidence.
At the Angel Dental we can treat even the most complex implant cases, where bone grafts or sinus lifts are required to rebuild your jaw bone density prior to implant surgery.
Most people are suitable for dental implant treatment, and your suitability will be confirmed at your initial assessment. However, there are a few lifestyle factors to take into consideration…
Dental implants require good oral health. If you have conditions such as gum disease or decay in other teeth, these must be successfully treated before you can be considered for implant treatment. Smoking cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco dramatically increase the chances of dental implants failing, because the habit affects your gums and blood cells. We offer a smoking cessation service, which can help you to quit for good – beneficial not just to your implants, but to your general health too. Good dental hygiene is just as important for implants and their restorations as it is for natural teeth.
If you have successfully had implants placed after tooth loss, the last thing you want to happen is to lose your teeth again. Visit us regularly and follow your hygienist’s advice on homecare.