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The Ultimate Solution for Missing Teeth

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

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.

Filling the Gaps with Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, especially in highly visible parts of your mouth, it can have a great impact on your daily life, as speaking and eating expose your missing teeth to people and smiling becomes something you try to avoid at all costs. If this is the case for you then why not get it fixed by having dental implants to restore your smile to its former glory?

Dental implants

Dental implants themselves are replacements for the root of a natural tooth and can resemble small screws. These implants are fitted into a small opening that will be drilled into your jaw bone in order the support new teeth, which can be one or several depending on what you require. If a tooth has been extracted then implants can often be placed on the same day. This is in order to create immediate contact between the implant and the jawbone to create better stability as the bone grows. Once this is done, dental implants can support anything from crowns, dentures and dental bridges to help restore your smile.

Overall treatment time

Although the initial process may appear very quick and straightforward, it is important to note that the overall treatment time can take up to three months, due to check ups to ensure the implant and bone have bonded. However this is all dependent upon the patients and what their treatment plan is. Once this is all complete, dental implants can last anywhere between 15 and 20 years, ensuring you get the most out of your smile. Although dental implants are a great way to help replace teeth and restore your smile, they aren’t suitable for everyone. We will determine this beforehand at Clifton Dental Studio when we check over your jawbone to ensure its health and its density can support an implant. In some cases a bone graft may be required.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

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

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

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.

Clearing Up Confusion About Dental Implants

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.  

Innovative Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

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.

Magnificent Replacements for Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can cause all kinds of problems and at Clifton Dental Studio, we have the perfect solutions. Our magnificent missing tooth treatments restore smiles, boost confidence, enable you to eat a healthy, balanced diet and enjoy better standards of oral health. Our tooth replacements include:

Dental bridges

Dental bridges are a popular solution for people who have a single missing tooth or a few gaps in their smile. Bridges are traditionally made from a false tooth fused to a crown on either side and they are an affordable and convenient treatment option. Treatment can be completed in two sessions and bridges are made from durable materials such as metals and ceramics. They last up to 15 years. Ceramic bridges are popular because they look incredibly natural.

Dental implants

Dental implants are the most versatile tooth replacement solution on the market at the moment and they are suitable for the vast majority of people with missing teeth, regardless of age and how many teeth are missing. The aim of the implant, which is a small prosthesis made from titanium, is to replace the root of the missing tooth. Once the implant is secure in the jaw bone, it is then connected to a restoration and this stage of treatment replaces the visible part of the tooth. Implants are compatible with bridges, dentures and single crowns and they last for many years.

Dentures

Modern dentures are a simple and affordable means of replacing a few missing teeth or a full arch of lost teeth. Dentures are sets of natural-looking prosthetic teeth fitted for the individual. They are designed to function like natural teeth and are easy to look after. If you are interested in tooth replacement treatment and would like to find out more about the options available at Clifton Dental Studio, don’t hesitate to call and book an appointment.

Delightful Dental Implants!

Dental implants are among the most exciting innovations in modern dentistry and they can literally change your life. It may sound dramatic to make this statement, but implants really can have a massive difference on the way you look and feel, as well as your ability to carry out essential functions, such as chewing and grinding food.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a modern solution for tooth loss. The idea is that the implant, which is made from titanium and resembles a small screw, replaces the root of the missing tooth. Once the implant has been placed inside a socket in the jaw bone, it will then start to integrate into the bone tissue, ensuring optimum support for the new tooth. Once the integration process is complete, the restoration is attached and this serves to replace the visible part of the tooth. Implants are a long-term solution for tooth loss and they are also incredibly versatile, which makes them an excellent choice for patients of all ages with diverse dental needs. Implants are compatible with bridges, dentures and crowns, so they can be used in the place of one single tooth or multiple missing teeth.

How long does treatment take?

Implant treatment usually takes between 3 and 9 months. However, we do offer rapid treatment solutions, including All-on-4. When you have your consultation, your dentist can discuss different options with you.

What are the alternatives to implant treatment?

Other options for tooth replacement treatment include dentures and dental bridges. Bridges tend to last up to 15 years, while dentures need adjusting on a regular basis to fit the changing contours of the mouth. Dental implants are the closest match to natural teeth and they last a lot longer. However, they are more expensive.

6 Steps to a New Smile in Swindon

With our amazing range of cosmetic, orthodontic and restorative dental treatments, we are able to transform the appearance of the teeth and create beautiful new smiles. If you’ve been holding back all these years because you’re not comfortable with the way you look or you wish you had a perfect looking smile, now is the time to visit us and allow us to help you enjoy the smile of your dreams. If you’re looking for a revamp in Swindon, here are six easy steps:
  1. Lighten and brighten: tooth whitening is a really simple, affordable and completely pain-free way of making your teeth look healthier and more attractive. We offer convenient home whitening treatment, as well as in-chair professional systems including Enlighten, to make your smile glow!
  2. Fill those gaps: if you have missing teeth, it’s always beneficial to replace them and we offer a range of treatments including dental bridges, dentures and dental implants, which can help to restore your smile and enable you to eat and speak with confidence.
  3. Smooth those rough edges: chips and rough tooth edges can look unsightly as well as increasing the risk of damage to the tooth, and we have effective solutions for these problems. Cosmetic bonding is a quick, painless and highly effective procedure that smoothes edges, builds up worn surfaces and repairs chips.
  4. Straighten out those alignment issues: if you have crooked, misaligned or crowded teeth, we offer an array of orthodontic solutions to make the teeth beautifully straight. Whether you need minor correction or an intensive overhaul, we have the perfect treatment for you.
  5. Restore weakened teeth: if you have a cavity or extensive decay or damage, the risk of further infection is increased and the tooth may be at risk. We have a full range of restorative treatments available, including crowns, white fillings, inlays and onlays.
  6. Treat yourself to a smile makeover: if you have lots of issues you want to address or you’re simply determined to get the smile of your dreams, why not treat yourself to a smile makeover? Our expert dentists will use their skills and creative flair teamed with the latest technology and treatments to give you the perfect result.

Deciding on Dental Implants in Swindon

2433646_sDental implants are probably on of the greatest success stories in the world of modern dentistry, and yet, they have been around for decades. The thing was though that in the early days, the operation was fraught with complications; fitting one involved the use of scalpels and drills akin to those used in engineering which meant some pretty heavy surgery and hence, long recovery periods until the mouth healed- it also made it very expensive too. The breakthrough in this treatment however came with the use of computers, digital x-rays and laser surgery which completely refined the practise and precision of this procedure in dental surgeries everywhere, and now you can have an implant fitted in no-time at all, and with very little damage done to the jaw bone and gums, meaning healing is quick afterwards. The theory of placing a tiny rod of titanium into the jaw to house a fitting after tooth-loss still remains, but an implant is very strong and will more than likely out-live you and will give great anchorage to anything that you need. Talk to someone about this so that you understand all aspects of the treatment; Clifton Dental ply their trade around Swindon, so call them up for more information.  

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Dr. Neil Gerrard BDS (Bristol), RDT, MSc (Dental Implants),  GDC no 76257. Clifton Dental Studio is a Private Dental Practice. Website last updated: July 2018
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