How dental implants are revolutionising the lives of denture-wearers

Dental implants are helping scores of denture-wearers to regain their confidence and their ability to eat a healthy and balanced diet, including all their favourite foods. At Smile Design Studio in Buckinghamshire we enjoy nothing more than seeing a patient who has struggled for years with unwieldy and uncomfortable dentures getting their confidence – and their quality of life – back.

dental-implantsThe key thing to remember about dental implants is that they are the only permanent way a dentist can replace your missing teeth. Small titanium screws, implants replace the root portion of a missing tooth or teeth, and are placed directly in your jaw bone in a minor operation carried out by a skilled implant dentist here at our Buckinghamshire clinic.

Titanium is used because of its high degree of compatibility with the human body, and the fact it is osteoconductive, which means it supports bone growth. One of the common side-effects of tooth loss is that the jaw bone starts to resorb or shrink back without the tooth roots in place, and it is this bone shrinkage that can cause dentures that once fitted well to become loose.

If you have worn traditional dentures for some years, you may have found yourself making regular visits to the dentist to have your teeth adjusted, because they have become uncomfortable and prone to slipping out at the wrong moment.

At Smile Design Studio we urge you not to suffer in silence. Come for a consultation with an implant dentist at our Buckinghamshire practice and find out how dental implants can help you.

After placing your dental implants, your dentist will usually leave them to heal for a couple of months. You can still wear your dentures during this time, so you needn’t fear being left toothless. Once healing has taken place, your dentures can be attached to abutments on top of your implants.

Dental implants: an introduction

Dental implants are the only permanent way for a dentist to replace your missing teeth. At Smile Design Studio in Buckinghamshire we can use implants to restore your smile by replacing one, some, or even all of your natural teeth.

dental-implantsWhat are dental implants?

Essentially, dental implants are bionic tooth roots. Small screws made from titanium, they are placed directly in your jaw bone in a minor surgical procedure, carried out under local anaesthetic at our Buckinghamshire dental practice. Most people say that this procedure is more bearable than having a tooth extracted.

Implant positioning is precisely planned to avoid nerves and other vital structures, whilst still providing enough support for your new teeth to withstand the forces generated by biting and chewing. After your dental implants have been placed, your dentist will leave them to heal for a couple of months.

During this time, they mesh with the jaw bone and become a strong anchor on to which your new teeth will be attached – as strong, in fact, as natural tooth roots.

Your dentist will discuss your implant options when you come for an initial consultation at our Buckinghamshire practice. In most cases, for one tooth we will use a single implant with a crown, and for several or all of your teeth we will use a series of implants and either a bridge or dentures.

The good news is, if you need more than one tooth replaced, you often don’t need as many dental implants as teeth. Thanks to the precision planning and positioning carried out by your dentist, one implant can usually support several teeth.

Your new teeth will look just like natural teeth, and will act like them too. This means that not only will you be able to smile with renewed confidence, you will also be able to enjoy a full, healthy and balanced diet.

Dental implants: your questions answered

Dental implants are an increasingly popular way for a dentist to replace missing teeth. At Buckinghamshire dental practice Smile Design, we are aware that having implant treatment is a big decision, which may throw up many questions. We also believe an investment with implants is an investment in your future.

dental implants buckinghamshireHere are some of the common questions patients have about dental implants. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please get in touch with our Buckinghamshire dental team and we will be happy to help you. . .

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are bionic tooth roots. Small titanium screws, they are placed directly in the jaw bone in a small operation. Once in position they provide a firm anchor for your new teeth – crowns, bridges or dentures – and help to stop the jaw bone shrinking.

Do I need to go to hospital?

We carry out the implant placement procedure here at our Buckinghamshire dental practice. Most patients only need a local anaesthetic, and our principal dentist Dr Komal Suri is well-known in Buckinghamshire and beyond for her caring, compassionate, and gentle approach to dentistry.

Will I have my new teeth straight away?

In most cases it is best to leave dental implants to integrate with your jaw bone for a couple of months before your permanent new teeth are attached. Your clinician may fit temporary teeth in the interim, so you won’t be left toothless.

Do dental implants require a lot of aftercare?

Your practitioner will provide you with bespoke aftercare advice for your implants. As with natural teeth, implants and their associated restorations can be affected by gum disease and plaque. Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist help to prevent this.

How many implants do I need?

This will depend on your clinical needs and will be discussed at your implant consultation.

Dental Implants: the perfect way to replace missing teeth

Dental implants are the only permanent way a dentist can replace missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, our skilled implant team have successfully used implants to replace one, some, or even all the missing teeth of many patients of all ages. If you have lost some of your natural teeth, for whatever reason, read on to discover why an investment in dental implants could be the best decision you ever make. . .

dental-implants-buckinghamshireHow dental implants work

Teeth are made up of two parts – roots and crowns. Standard bridges and dentures only replace the crown portion of a tooth, but dental implants are different. Implants are bionic tooth roots, placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a small operation, carried out by a skilled and fully-qualified implant dentist here at our Buckinghamshire clinic. After a healing period, permanent new teeth are attached. Depending on your clinical need, these new teeth may be dentures, a bridge, or individual crowns.

The benefits of dental implants

Implants have several benefits over other tooth-replacement options, not least their permanence. They have a high rate of success – up to 98% – and so long as you keep up regular follow-up visits with your dentist and hygienist, your implants could last for the rest of your life.

Because they replace the natural tooth roots, dental implants keep your new teeth firmly in place at all times. You won’t have to struggle with sloppy denture pastes or worry about your bridge coming loose, and there’s no danger of your teeth coming out at an unfortunate moment. If you opt for implant-secured dentures you will still be able to remove them for cleaning – your dentist will teach you how – but otherwise they will stay in position.

If you are interested in treatment with implants, we invite you to join us at our Buckinghamshire practice for a consultation.

How dental implants can replace one, several, or all of your natural teeth

Dental implants are one of the fastest-growing areas in modern dentistry. Since they were invented more than 30 years ago, implants have seen huge advances in terms of techniques and materials used. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire our skilled implant dentists are proud to use only the highest-quality materials. They can replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth with the help of implants.

How dental implants work

dental implantsTeeth comprise roots and crowns. Traditional options for replacing missing teeth, including bridges and dentures, replace the crown portion of the tooth, but do not replace the root. Without the roots in place the jaw bone slowly begins to shrink back or resorb. This is often the cause of loose dentures, which once fitted well but have become uncomfortable and unwieldy over time.

Dental implants are the only way a dentist can replace the root part of a tooth or teeth. In a small surgical procedure, which is carried out here in our modern and fully-equipped Buckinghamshire dental practice, your implantologist will precisely place the required number of implants to provide a firm anchor for your new teeth. The implants will be placed and angled in such a way that they can fully withstand the forces generated when biting and chewing food.

After your dental implants have been placed, a healing period of about two months is required. During this time, the implants integrate with your bone. At the end of the healing period, your dentist will attach your permanent new teeth.

At our Buckinghamshire clinic, we can place one implant and attach a crown to it to replace one tooth, or can use a bridge to replace several teeth. Dental implants can also be used for denture stabilisation, to prevent your dentures from falling out or becoming loose.

Dental implants: a predictable solution to missing teeth

Dental implants are the only permanent method by which your dentist can replace your missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire we have helped to restore both the smile and the functionality of many patients who have lost one or more natural teeth, thanks to dental implants.

Why we lose teeth

dental implantsTeeth are lost for a variety of reasons, from tooth decay and gum disease to accidents and injuries. Whatever the reason for your tooth loss, a dentist will always recommend replacing them. Missing teeth don’t just have a negative impact on your self-confidence; they can also cause problems with speech and diet. Remaining teeth are also highly likely to move into any gaps, becoming crooked and more difficult to clean in the process.

When multiple teeth are lost, the jaw bone is likely to resorb or shrink back. This can make future placement of dental implants difficult, and can lead to a sagging appearance in the facial skin.

How dental implants can help

Dental implants replace the root portion of a missing tooth or teeth. They are placed in your jaw bone during minor surgery, carried out by a skilled implantologist here at our Buckinghamshire clinic. A healing period of a couple of months is required, during which your implants will integrate and form a strong bond with your bone. They then provide a firm anchor on to which your dentist will attach permanent new teeth.

Your dental implants and the new teeth attached to them will look and act just like natural teeth. There is no danger of your false teeth falling out in public, and you can eat whatever you choose – even crunchy and chewy foods.

To book a dental implants consultation at our Buckinghamshire clinic, get in touch today, and discover how we can help you get your smile back.

Dental implants: a tooth replacement solution for the 21st Century

Have you lost one or more of your teeth? Then you may have heard of dental implants as a way to replace them. Here at Smile Design Dental Practice in Buckinghamshire we believe that in many cases implants are the best way to restore your smile, your confidence, and your ability to eat a healthy and balanced diet. An investment in your smile is an investment in your future, and one of the best decisions you can make.

Why we lose teeth

dental-implantsDentists see patients who have lost teeth for a wide variety of reasons. Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to tooth loss if left untreated, while accidents and injuries involving the face (such as road traffic accidents or sports injuries) may also cause you to lose teeth. Patients who are nervous or phobic of visiting the dentist may not have been to a practice for many years, and may have already lost teeth or have teeth that are unsalvageable.

At our Buckinghamshire practice we understand that many patients are nervous about visiting the dentist, and we will never be judgemental if fear has caused you to put off visiting, because we know this is counterproductive. We practice caring dentistry, and just want to help you get back to full health.

How dental implants can help

Dental implants are bionic tooth roots. Made from titanium, they are placed in your jaw bone in a small operation, which is carried out here at our Buckinghamshire practice. The implants mesh with the bone and help to prevent bone loss. After a healing period they will provide a very strong anchor on to which new teeth can be attached.

Restorations attached to dental implants will not become loose, and will enable you to eat a full diet, as well as to smile with renewed confidence.

How dental implants can improve your quality of life

Dental implants are revolutionising the lives of patients who have lost one or more of their natural teeth. At Smile Design Dental Practice in Buckinghamshire we have helped many patients to regain not just a beautiful smile, but also the ability to eat and speak with confidence with the help of dental implants.

dental-implantsMissing teeth can have a seriously negative effect on your confidence. There are other health implications, too; even one missing tooth can put additional strain on your remaining teeth, which may also become misaligned as they move into any gaps. This increases the chances of plaque building up, which in turn can lead to gum disease and tooth decay – and ultimately to further tooth loss.

Dental implants help to prevent these problems. They also help to stop bone loss from occurring. Bone loss is a common side effect of losing your teeth, particularly for patients who wear traditional dentures, because without the tooth roots the jaw bone will start to shrink back or resorb. This can also cause a sagging appearance to the skin around the face.

What are dental implants?

Essentially, dental implants are replacements for the root parts of the teeth. Your dentist will place them in your jaw bone in a small operation, which is carried out here at our Buckinghamshire practice. Made from titanium – which was chosen because of its high degree of compatibility with the human body – your implants will form a strong bond with your bone. Crowns, dentures, or bridges can then be attached on top.

The key thing to remember about dental implants is that they are the only permanent method of replacing your teeth. You will need to attend regular follow-up and maintenance appointments at our Buckinghamshire dental clinic – because your new teeth can build up plaque in the same way natural teeth can – but with proper care they can last you a lifetime.

30% Reduction In Veneers At Smile Design Dental Practice

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30% REDUCTION IN VENEERS AT SMILE DESIGN DENTAL PRACTICE

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Dr Aarti Bedi has recently joined Smile Design Dental Practice. She has had training in the UK and USA with regards to aesthetic and restorative dentistry. She has also had extensive training with Dr Suri to ensure that standards of treatment remain consistent throughout the practice. Dr Bedi and Smile Design Dental Practice are pleased to offer a 30 % reduction in smile lift procedures to enable her to build a portfolio of treatment. Laboratories and materials used routinely by Dr Suri will be used by Dr Bedi so that patients will get exactly the same quality of treatment and restoration.

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Patient Testimonial

I have always feared dentists and had problems with my teeth from a very young age. I have seen my fair share of dentists and, I knew I had to confront my fears. I found a local dentist in Aylesbury and on my first appointment they were very rude to me and said my teeth were in terrible condition (which I already knew.) It made me feel really bad. I was then too petrified to start my treatment with them so I never went back. After six months I built up the courage to find another dentist.

Three years ago I found Smile Design Dental Practice I phoned them and spoke to a very friendly receptionist who made me feel at ease. My treatment started with the Hygienist, Carole. She is really lovely and the treatment was all very painless. Then I tarted my dental work with Komal. After a short time my teeth were in good condition. I had a talk with Komal and we decided to take my dental treatment to another level, with a top set of veneers! Komal did a computerised image of how the veneers would look when completed; I was over the moon with the results and couldn’t wait to start.

After the treatment was complete my teeth looked great. I always receive compliments about how gorgeous my teeth look and it has given me so much confidence in my life. I can’t stop smiling! My experience from starto finish wasn’t scary! All of the staff at Smile Design Dental Practice are very professional, really nice, and easy to talk to, and my best interest was always the number one priority. The staff made me feel at ease and it was a real pleasure to go to the surgery, they have all become my friends. I never in a million years thought I would enjoy going to a dentist!

A few years ago I would have never been able to recommend a good and friendly dentist and now I am pleased that I can. My husband, children and my mum have also started going to Smile Design Dental Practice on my recommendation. A dentist appointment is something I now look forward to and I’m pretty sure not many people out there can say that they look forward to visiting their dentist!

Jackie Doherty

  • Receive a fantastic 20% saving on the Smilelift Procedure
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