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How Do Dental Implants Work?

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.

The benefits of dental implant treatment

Implant treatments offers multiple benefits, including:
  • Natural looking aesthetics
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved functionality
  • Reduced bone loss
  • Greater confidence
  • Easy care and maintenance
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.

How Does All-on-4 Dental Implant Treatment Work in Chepstow?

If time is of the essence and you’re looking for a tooth replacement solution that delivers instant results as well as amazing natural looking aesthetics and comfort, All-on-4 could be the ideal treatment for you. All-on-4 is a same-day dental implant system, which offers patients a host of benefits and an alternative to traditional implant treatment.

How does All-on-4 work?

All-on-4 is different to traditional implant systems because it uses four implants to secure a full arch of new teeth and it offers an instant solution to tooth loss. Normally, implant treatment takes several months and at least 6 implants are required for a complete arch of teeth. With All-on-4, two implants are placed at the front of the mouth, with the other two located at the back. Normally, implants are positioned at 90 degree angles, but in the case of All-on-4, the back implants are placed at 45 degree angles. This facilitates quicker healing and increased stability.

What are the benefits of All-on-4?

All-on-4 provides an array of benefits for patients who have had traditional dentures in the past, as well as those who are searching for a tooth replacement treatment for the first time. Treatment time is a major benefit, as with All-on-4, you can enjoy the results immediately, rather than having to wait for months. The implants also provide greater stability, which enhances oral function and increases your power to bite and chew. When patients who have had dentures in the past have All-on-4 treatment, they are able to enjoy peace of mind, as there is no chance of the denture coming loose, which reduces the risk of irritation and enables patients to enjoy eating. If you’d like to find out more about All-on-4 or you would like information about the procedure, fees or pros and cons of treatment, call our friendly team and arrange a consultation today!

Magical Mini Implants In Bath

Dental implants have revolutionised tooth replacement treatment over the last few years and we are delighted to offer both traditional and mini dental implants. Dental implants are small prostheses, which are fixed into openings in the jaw bone to take on the role of the absent tooth root. Implants are made from titanium, which is a biocompatible material; this means that the implant is able to integrate into the bone tissue. Implants are very versatile tooth replacements because they fit with different types of restoration and this makes them an accessible treatment for patients with any number of missing teeth. Once the implant has integrated, the new restoration can be attached and the new tooth will work in exactly the same way as a natural tooth.

About mini implants

As the name suggests, mini implants are smaller versions of traditional dental implants. Mini implants are versatile like normal implants and they are also suitable for patients who lack bone mass and density in the jaw bone. These implants may be suitable for patients who have been advised against traditional implants or told that they may need bone grafting because they are more tolerable.

Implant-retained dentures

One common use of mini dental implants is to anchor a denture. Dentures are effective tooth replacements in their own right, but they do occasionally cause problems and implant-retained dentures are considered an excellent option for patients who may have experienced issues with the fit and function of traditional dentures in the past. With implant-retained dentures, the dentures are secured by mini implants (or traditional implants), rather than the suction of the gums and this allows for greater bite power, enhanced comfort and a reduced risk of slipping, irritation and sore spots. To find out more about dental implants, mini implants and our other restorative treatments and to see how mini implants could benefit you, call us and make an appointment today!

Bristol Celebrates All-on-4 for Fast Missing Teeth treatment

iStock_000003625930SmallAt Clifton Dental of Bristol we are proud to provide choices for our clients and in addition to our amazing traditional dental implants, we also offer the incredible All-on-4 system. This is an innovative dental implant treatment, which allows us to transform your smile in just one day. Usually, implant treatment takes several months, as it takes time for the implants to integrate into the bone tissue; however, with All-on-4, the process is much quicker and we fit the implants and the new teeth in a single day. All-on-4 uses just four implants to secure and stabilise an entire arch of new teeth; usually, between 6 and 10 implant are required. The system works by making use of the dense bone tissue at the front of the jaw. Two of the implants are located at the back of the mouth, with the other two sitting at the front. The back implants are placed at a 90 degree angle, as normal, but the front implants are placed at 45 degree angles. All-on-4 does not just boast speed, it is also offers amazing aesthetics and improved oral function, as patients are able to enjoy enhanced bite power, which enables them to chew effectively and enjoy a wide range of foods. All-on-4 also gives patients who have maybe struggled with traditional dentures in the past, peace of mind, as there is no chance of the denture coming loose, causing embarrassment and contributing to soreness in the gums. With this system, you can do everything you used to do with your natural teeth and enjoy a beautiful new smile.

Weston-Super-Mare Replace Missing Teeth with a number of treatments

2977218_blogLosing teeth has an obvious impact on the look of your smile, but it can also be detrimental for your oral health and general wellbeing. Your teeth are involved in a number of important actions every day, from helping to form sounds, to enabling you to chew food properly before digestion, and without them, even the most basic functions may become more difficult. Thankfully, we offer a range of effective tooth replacement treatments for patients of all ages with any number of missing teeth. Our treatments include dental bridges, dentures and dental implants and we will happily discuss and explore the options with you, to enable you to make a decision about which treatment suits your needs best. Dentures are sets of false teeth, which are very effective for patients with a large number of missing teeth; they look like natural teeth and they are custom-made for comfort and functionality. Dental bridges are a very popular treatment for a single missing tooth. There are different types of bridge available, including traditional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges and they can be manufactured using various materials, including precious metals and porcelain. Dental implants are the most versatile solution because they can replace any number of teeth; they also last longer and provide amazing levels of functionality. Whatever your needs, we have an option to suit you and will have you smiling with confidence in no time!

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.  

The glorious benefits of Dental Implants in Weston-super-Mare

2607696_blogIf you have gone through the shock and psychological damage caused by the loss of a tooth, or several teeth, you need to address it in order to get you mouth and smile back to normal and to maintain your oral health, as well as your looks when you smile. Dental implants have really become the dish of the day when getting a tooth replaced, once they have been screwed into place in the jawbone using laser surgery, they will heal quickly and when they are ready to be used, they will be incredibly strong and pretty much in for life- they also restore balance and freedom back to the mouth again. They have many uses as well in today’s world of dentistry; they can be the foundation for a single crown, can help anchor a dental bridge, or help to firmly hold dentures in place. It is because of the advances in technology that has made the procedure cheaper and more competitive among dentists, so in the end, it is you the patient that benefits from this wonderful treatment. For more about this in Weston-super-Mare, give Clifton Dental a call as they cover the town and can give you a precise low-down about dental implants.

New Teeth through Dental Implants in Bath

Your teeth are constantly under threat from all manner of issues, most of which stem from plaque, and unless you learn how to handle them and deal with them as soon as they arise, the final outcome could be tooth loss; such is the fragility of your teeth. However, if you do go through the ordeal of losing a tooth or two, you’ll need a replacement and there is no finer on the market right now than the dental implant. This has many attributes that even your natural teeth don’t: it is incredibly strong once in place, permanent, and free from the attacks that plaque has to offer. Now, you may be fooled into thinking that this is a complex procedure- it once was, but in today’s dental surgeries, the operation is surprisingly simple. After a laser has pierced a hole through your gum tissue and into the bone below, with the most miniscule of damage, the implant can then be screwed into position. Following a cooling off period, you can have a crown fitted, as is required, to give you a brand new tooth and you’ll never have to worry about it again- you just carry on as normal. If you want to know more about this cracking little treatment, Clifton Dental over in Bristol are the experts to ask about all aspects of this treatment, and it just so happens that they serve the Bath region and will even point you in the direction to get it done.  

What the Mini-implant does for you in Bath

3177562_blogWhen dental implant were coming into use, many, many years ago, part of the treatment involved using a mini-implant until the healing process allowed for the full implant to be fitted. Since those times, technology has taken a huge leap forward with laser treatments and the mini-implant has made a life all of its own in dental procedures. They are extremely easy to fit into the jaws these days and you can be up and running in just a day to help with a new fitting. Though they are great for fitting new incisor crowns into the mouth, they are superbly deployed when it comes to dental bridges or full dentures. They help to secure fittings strongly inside the mouth and they have been a revelation for people wearing dentures. Ask Clifton Dental in Bristol about having this treatment done, for they serve the Bath area and can give you advice on where you can go to have them fitted, what exactly is involved when they are fitted and just how you can pay for them. It is an option that will give your mouth freedom when fitted, so find out all you can about them.  

Dental Implant procedures in Weston-super-Mare

Since the technology of using lasers entered into dental surgeries all over the country, it has refined and helped certain treatments to be performed easier than ever before, and one procedure that has certainly benefited is that of having dental implants fitted, and hence revolutionised the problem of tooth loss. Implants can be used to anchor dentures and bridges to the mouth firmly, increase their longevity and give freedom to anyone who have opted for these ways to overcome tooth-loss, but just by standing alone, having implants fitted, coupled with crowns, can give an even better freedom than dentures ever could. On paper, it is still an incredibly delicate operation, after all you are still screwing a small titanium rod into the jawbone and the body can react about being invaded by a foreign body. But lasers and computers and made this so much easier than before and because the operation is so precise, very little damage is done to surrounding gum tissue, hence making healing very fast. If you would like to know more about this wonderful treatment in Weston-super-Mare, then give Clifton Dental a call over in Bristol, as they serve the area: they can tell you precisely what is involved and how you can set up a payment plan to have it done.  

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Dr Gerrard is a Bristol based Cosmetic dentist with many years of experience and is one of only a small number of dentists accredited by The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

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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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