Clifton Dental Studio is delighted to offer patients an array of tooth replacement treatments, including dental implants. Dental implants are innovative and they offer clients an array of benefits.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small screw-shaped dental appliances made from titanium. The role of an implant is to replace the root of the missing tooth and support a new restoration. Titanium is a biocompatible material, which means that the implant is able to integrate fully into the jawbone and once this has taken place, the new restoration is attached. One of the best advantages of dental implants is that they are versatile and can be attached to dentures, a dental bridge or a dental crown. Once this restoration is in place, the teeth will look like healthy natural teeth and you can enjoy the same level of function as a strong set of natural teeth.
Implant treatment takes a while, but the benefits are worth the wait. The process of osseointegration, when the implant settles into the bone, takes between 3 and 8 months and once it is complete, the new restoration is attached. During the first appointment, after treatment planning is complete, the implants will be fixed into small holes in the jaw and then left to heal. Once the implants are settled, a crown, denture or bridge can then be attached and you can start enjoying the benefits of your treatment. Implant treatment is not uncomfortable because it is carried out under local anaesthetic.
The benefits of implant treatment
Dental implants are the closest thing you can get to natural teeth. They are built to last, create amazing, natural looking smiles and allow you to get on with everyday life without any worries. You can eat all the foods you like, you don’t need to worry about taking your implants out because they are fixed in position and you have peace of mind that they will never become loose or uncomfortable. Implants can also help to prevent bone loss.
If you have missing teeth, there are various options available to you, the best including dental implants and dentures. But which one is best and what are the pros and cons of each treatment?
Dental implants are a relatively new concept in the world of tooth replacement and they have a very big impact in a small space of time. A long term solution for missing teeth, dental implants offer a versatile option for patients with any number of missing teeth. Implants are made from titanium and are used to replace the root of the missing tooth. They are placed inside openings in the jaw bone and attached to crowns, dentures or dental bridges. When you have an implant and the restoration has been attached, the tooth looks completely natural and it will function in exactly the same way.
Dentures are a very popular solution for patients with a large number of missing teeth. These custom-made sets of false teeth are designed to restore the aesthetic of the smile and enable you to eat and speak with ease. Modern dentures are very convincing and they also offer a much higher level of comfort and functionality than dentures of old. We offer partial and complete dentures at Clifton Dental Studio.
Which treatment is best for me?
Dental implants provide a long-term solution, amazing aesthetics and the best level of functionality and they are easy to look after. However, they are expensive and treatment does take a while, as the implants have to integrate into the bone tissue. Dentures are a more affordable option, but they don’t last as long, they require maintenance and they don’t offer the same aesthetic standards as implants, although they do look very natural.
Your dentist can help you to make a decision and will go through the pros and cons of each option with you.
Dental implants may be big news on the dental scene, but not everyone is familiar with what they are and how they work. If you’re new to dental implants, here is a guide to help you understand a bit more about this incredible treatment.
The ins and outs of dental implants
Dental implants are small titanium prostheses used to replace the tooth root when the natural tooth is lost through injury, infection or gum disease. The aim of treatment is to anchor a new crown, bridge or denture to create a healthy looking and functional smile.
Before you start implant treatment, it is important for us to plan your treatment precisely. Once we have checked that you are a good candidate for implant treatment, we use the latest technology to find the optimum site for the dental implant in your jaw bone. A socket is created in the bone tissue using a dental drill and the implant is then placed very carefully. This involves creating an incision in the gum and lifting a small flap to access the bone. Once the implant is secure, the flap is closed and the implant is left to heal. Titanium is selected because it is biocompatible, which means that it can integrate into the bone in the same way a natural root is anchored. Once the process of osseointegration is complete, the implant can then be joined to a crown, denture or bridge, which replaces the visible part of the tooth.
Implants are impressive because they provide the same level of functionality as a healthy tooth. They are last for many years and produce beautifully natural looking aesthetics, so nobody will ever guess that you have implants rather than natural teeth.
Am I a suitable candidate for implant treatment?
Implant treatment is suited to most adults with missing teeth, however there may be some exceptions. If you have active gum disease, your bone tissue is very weak or you are a heavy smoker, there may be other options that are more appropriate before we continue with treatment. When you have your consultation, we will go through some basic tests to ascertain whether implants are suitable and discuss the treatment and any other potential options in detail with you.
If you lose a tooth or a number of teeth, there are various options open to you. Losing a tooth can be distressing, but the good news is that modern prostheses are incredibly effective as well as natural looking, so rest assured that we can restore your smile to its former glory. If you have a single, multiple or full arches of missing teeth, we can help. Call today to find out more about our terrific tooth replacements.
What are my options?
There are three main options for replacing missing teeth. These are dental bridges, dentures and dental implants.
Dental bridges: bridges are a reliable and effective solution for missing teeth and are commonly used when a single tooth has been lost. Bridges are usually made from ceramics, and can sometimes be fused to metal. A traditional fixed bridge is made from a bar of crowns and literally bridges the gap left by a lost tooth. These bridges take two sessions to make and fit and should last for up to 15 years. Bridge treatment is simple and painless. The first session is used to plan treatment and create the template for the bridge and the second appointment (usually two weeks later) is used to place the bridge.
Dentures: dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth used to replace multiple teeth or entire arches of teeth. They are generally made from acrylic and metal and modern dentures are very lifelike. Dentures are custom-fit for the individual and are built to last. We will check your denture every time you have a check-up and can provide repairs and replacements with minimal hassle. Dentures are a good choice for those with a large number of missing teeth and the treatment process is very simple.
Dental implants: dental implants offer a long-term option for patients with single or multiple missing teeth. The implant itself replaces the missing tooth root and it is then attached to a crown, bridge or denture, which replaces the crown section. Implants last for many years and they offer the same level of stability and functionality as a natural tooth root.
If you would like to discuss your treatment options with our experience dental team, call us today!
Dental implants are a modern solution for tooth loss and offer all kinds of benefits and provide a long-term alternative to traditional dentures. Implants are versatile, highly functional and aesthetically pleasing and have a positive effect on the confidence and oral health and look of the smile.
What exactly are dental implants and how do they work?
Dental implants are small titanium posts screwed into sockets in the jaw bone in order to replace a missing tooth root. Implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material, meaning the implant is able to integrate into the bone tissue. The integration process facilitates the same level of anchorage as a natural tooth root and once the implant has settled, it can be attached to a new restoration, such as bridge or crown.
The aim of the implant is to replace the missing root and provide support and stability for the visible part of the tooth, which is replaced by a crown, bridge or denture.
Once you have implants, you can enjoy all the benefits of a healthy natural smile. If you would like to find out more about how this innovative treatment could benefit you, call us today and book an appointment.
Whether you’ve lost a tooth through infection or gum disease, had teeth knocked out in an accident or have a large number of missing teeth, there are some amazing solutions out there and we highly recommend considering tooth replacement treatment. Gaps in the smile can contribute to an elevated risk of dental health problems, a lack of confidence, issues related to speech and inability to chew food properly. If you have missing teeth, why not call us and find out more about our incredible tooth replacement treatments?
Our treatment options for missing teeth include:
Dentures: dentures are sets of prosthetic teeth. They are custom-designed for the individual and held in place by the suction of the gums. They look like natural teeth and enable you to eat and speak with confidence. We use the finest materials to create high quality dentures and we also offer implant-retained dentures for those looking for improved stability. This option relates to dentures anchored by dental implants.
Dental bridges: bridges are a popular option for patients who have a single missing tooth. They are most commonly made from a false tooth, which is supported on either side by a dental crown. Bridge treatment is simple and painless and you can choose from a range of materials, all of which create a very natural look. We can usually complete treatment in two sessions and bridges should last up to 15 years.
Dental implants: implants are an option for patients with single or multiple missing teeth. Treatment involves placing a titanium implant into a small opening in the jaw bone and then connecting a crown, bridge or denture once the implant has integrated into the bone tissue (usually three to eight months later). Implants last for many years and they give you the same level of functionality as healthy, strong natural teeth.
Implants are one of the most exciting innovations in modern dentistry and we are delighted to offer first class implant treatment in the heart of Bristol. If you have a single missing tooth or multiple gaps in your smile, implants could help to restore your smile, improve your oral health and give you more confidence.
About dental implants
Dental implants are a relatively new treatment for missing teeth and they offer an alternative to dental bridges and dentures. Implants are small screw-shaped devices made from titanium, a biocompatible material that can integrate into the natural bone tissue. The implant is placed inside a pre-drilled socket in the jaw bone and left to integrate in a process called osseointegration. The aim of implant treatment is to take on the supportive role of the tooth root and provide anchorage for a new restoration, which will replace the crown of the tooth. Once the healing process is complete and the new prosthetic is attached, the tooth will look exactly like a natural tooth and you should be able to enjoy the same level of stability and functionality.
Advantages of dental implants
One of the main advantages of dental implants is the versatility of treatment. Implants are compatible with a range of different restorations and this means that they are suitable for most patients, regardless of age and how many missing teeth they have. Implants can be connected to bridges, crowns and dentures, so they may be a solution if you have a single missing tooth, a few gaps or a full arch of lost teeth.
Implants are also built to last and they offer a more long-term solution than dentures and bridges. They also offer improved levels of stability and help to reduce bone loss. Implants are also easy to maintain and they provide very natural and lifelike aesthetics.
If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for implant treatment, don’t hesitate to give us a ring and book a consultation.
Today, there are some really impressive treatments around to replace missing teeth, so if you have a missing tooth, there’s no need to panic. At Clifton Dental Studio we understand what a difference a healthy smile makes and we are delighted to offer a range of treatment options for patients who have lost teeth through injury, decay, gum disease or trauma.
Our treatment choices include dental bridges, dentures and dental implants.
Dental bridges are an easy, affordable and effective solution for lost teeth and they are a great choice for patients who have a single lost tooth or a small number of missing teeth. A traditional fixed dental bridge is made up of a false tooth anchored on either side by a crown. Bridges can be made from ceramics for a natural aesthetic and they should last up to 15 years, provided they are well cared-for. Treatment usually involves 2-3 sessions and takes 2-3 weeks.
Dentures are sets of false teeth designed to look and function like natural teeth. We offer partial and complete dentures made from the finest quality materials to produce durable dentures that look healthy and bright. Dentures are suitable for patients with multiple missing teeth and they are bespoke. Denture treatment is swift and painless and once you have your dentures, we will check the fit regularly to prevent any irritation.
Dental implants are a long-term option for tooth loss and they offer many benefits including enhanced functionality, natural aesthetics and easy maintenance. The treatment process is more invasive than other treatments and treatment time is much longer. However, once implants are in place, they are very easy to care for and they last for many years.
Our expert dentists will be happy to weigh up the options with you and discuss the pros and cons. Every patient is different and what is best for one client may not be ideal for another. When you have a consultation, we can assess your needs and ascertain your treatment preferences and expectations and then provide you with the information you need to help you make a decision.
If you have a missing tooth or a number of missing teeth you may be thinking about tooth replacement treatment, but which treatment is best and what’s the difference between dentures and dental implants?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth, which have been used for decades to replace missing natural teeth. Dentures come in two forms: partial dentures, which are used to replace a small number of teeth and full dentures, which are used to replace an entire arch. Dentures are usually made from acrylic and plastic and we use the highest quality materials and the latest techniques to produce perfectly-fitting, natural looking dentures.
Dental implants work as a more modern tooth replacement treatment and they are suitable for patients of all ages. They can be used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. The aim of an implant is to replace the tooth root. Like a natural root, the implant lies in the bone tissue and this allows optimum stability for the new tooth. Once the implant has merged with the bone, it can be connected to a bridge, crown or denture to complete the replacement. Implants are built to last for many years and they are currently the most durable option on the market.
Which one is best for me?
There are many factors to consider when deciding which treatment is best for you. These may include your dental needs, your budget, treatment time and your preferences in terms of aesthetics and maintenance. Implants last a lot longer than dentures, they are easier to look after, they produce more natural looking aesthetics and provide greater stability than dentures, but treatment can take a long time and implants are expensive. Denture treatment is faster and more affordable.
When you have a consultation, we can weigh up the pros and cons with you and go through the ins and outs of each option to help you decide.
We offer a range of implant solutions, including the amazing All-on-4 system, a same-day implant treatment that transforms the appearance of the smile in just one session.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is an implant treatment capable of restoring a full arch of teeth in just one day. This system uses a total of four implants to anchor a full arch of new teeth and the results are visible straightaway. Usually, between 6 and 10 implants are used for a new arch and implant treatment can take up to 8 months.
The placement of All-on-4 implants also differs to traditional implants, as the back implants are placed at 45 degree angles rather than the traditional 90 degree angle.
What are the benefits of All-on-4?
All-on-4 reduces treatment time significantly and provides instant relief for patients with large number of missing teeth. The placement of the implants is less invasive than traditional implants, as only four implants are required and you’ll start enjoying the many benefits immediately, rather than waiting for months to showcase your amazing new pearly whites.
With implants there to secure the new teeth, you can enjoy much greater stability and peace of mind. There’s no risk of the teeth slipping and the risk of irritation and soreness is greatly reduced. The stability of implants also increases the functionality of the teeth, giving you greater bite power and the freedom to enjoy lots of different foods without any worry or trepidation.
All-on-4 treatment can also have benefits for your overall appearance, as the new teeth provide support for the cheeks, giving you a more youthful look.
If you want to find out if All-on-4 is a good choice for you, call us today and arrange a consultation. Whether you’ve had problems with traditional dentures in the past or you’re intrigued by dental implants, we can help to set you on the road to a beautiful new smile.