Dental implants: the life benefits you’ll gain

Dental implants are the only way a dentist can permanently replace your missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire our experienced implant surgeon can use implants to replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth, restoring a beautiful smile and so much more besides.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireHow dental implants work

When we lose teeth, we lose both the visible crowns and the roots beneath. Dental implants are the only method of replacing the root portions of the teeth, which is important to the health and vitality of your jaw bone as well as to keeping new teeth in place.

A shrinking jaw bone is the primary reason that traditional dentures become loose. Badly-fitting dentures cause a number of difficulties, including problems with eating a healthy diet (denture sufferers are often restricted to soft foods), issues with speech, and obvious effects on your confidence if your dentures start to slip.

By placing a series of dental implants, your Buckinghamshire dentist can alleviate these problems, or ideally to stop them happening in the first place.

Buckinghamshire dental implants

At our Buckinghamshire dental practice, we place dental implants under local anaesthetic. The actual implant placement process is fairly simple from a patient’s point of view, thanks to the intricate planning your dentist will undertake prior to implant surgery.

After a healing period, which typically takes a few month and sees your dental implants form a very strong bond with your jaw bone, your Buckinghamshire implant dentist will attach your permanent new teeth to abutments on top of your dental implants, restoring both aesthetic appearance and natural function.

For a single missing tooth, one dental implant and one crown will be used. In cases of multiple missing teeth, or when all your teeth need to be replaced, we will use an implant-retained bridge at our Buckinghamshire practice.

Unlike standard dental bridges, which contain one or two teeth, bridges supported by dental implants can contain several teeth – they can even be used to restore a full jaw of natural-looking, natural-acting teeth.

Benefits include:

  • Being able to eat what you like
  • Being able to speak clearly
  • No fear of your new teeth slipping.

Dental implants: life benefits of permanent tooth replacement

Dental implants – the only permanent way to replace missing teeth – have several life benefits when compared with traditional bridges and dentures. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire our skilled implant dentist has carried out numerous successful implant procedures, helping patients who have lost one, some, or all of their natural teeth.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireTo find out more about dental implants, and to discover if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment, we invite you to join us at our Buckinghamshire clinic for a consultation with our implant dentist.

Buckinghamshire dental implants

For dental implants to be placed at our Buckinghamshire dental practice, you will need to be in good general health, have healthy gums and adequate bone density to support your implants. Of course, you must also be committed to taking good care of your oral health once your implants and new teeth have been placed. If you’ve suffered the stress and inconvenience of tooth loss once in your life, you will be keen to avoid it happening again.

So long as you meet all of these criteria, your dentist will plan your implant treatment. Scans and x-rays will be used as part of diagnosis and treatment planning, to ensure your dental implants are placed in the optimum position to support your new tooth or teeth and to withstand the forces generated when biting and chewing food.

If you need several or all of the teeth replaced in one jaw, it is unlikely that you will require as many dental implants as you do teeth. Thanks to the precision planning that goes on prior to implant surgery, one implant can usually support several teeth. In some cases, a full arch of teeth can be replaced with between four and eight implants and either a bridge or denture.

Most people at our Buckinghamshire dental practice only require local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, and post-operative discomfort is manageable with over-the-counter painkillers.

We will leave your dental implants to heal and integrate with your jaw bone for a period of approximately three months, to ensure a firm base for your new teeth is established.

Are dental implants the perfect solution to tooth loss?

Dental implants are a modern solution for patients with missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire we believe that more often than not they are the ideal option for treating tooth loss. If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, read on to discover what implants could do for you. . .

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireThe mechanics of dental implants

Unlike standard dental bridgework or dentures, dental implants replace the root portions of missing teeth. They are placed in your jaw bone in a minor oral surgical procedure, which is carried out by our skilled implant dentist under local anaesthetic at our Buckinghamshire dental practice.

Once in position, your implants will form a strong bond with your jaw bone – similar to that of natural tooth roots. Dental implants are carefully crafted out of titanium, which is osteoconductive (supportive of bone growth). This means that implants are the only tooth replacement option that actively prevents the jaw bone shrinking.

How many dental implants will I need?

The number of implants required will depend on your individual situation, and will depend on how many teeth you need to have replaced. This will be determined during your initial implant consultation at Smile Design Dental, Buckinghamshire.

In most cases of multiple tooth replacement, you won’t need as many dental implants as you do teeth, because several new teeth in bridge or denture form can usually be supported by two or more implants.

Life benefits of dental implants

Dental implants come with many life benefits. Because they support bone growth, there is no need to worry about your new teeth becoming loose. This means that you can:

  • Eat
  • Speak
  • Smile and laugh

with confidence, and with all the functionality of a healthy jaw of teeth.

As long as you take good care of them, your implants and the new teeth attached to them should last for many years – often even a lifetime. You will need to attend regular check-ups and maintenance appointments at our Buckinghamshire clinic to ensure your implants and teeth stay in prime condition. If you have lost teeth once, you won’t want to risk that again.

Advantages to choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth

Dental implants give your dentist a permanent way to replace missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, we have carried out many successful implant treatments. These artificial tooth roots, made out of titanium, are suitable for the replacement of anything from one tooth to all your teeth.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireIt’s important to replace lost teeth for many reasons. One of the most obvious is the aesthetic concerns having a gap-toothed smile can cause, which can affect your self-confidence and your relationships with others in a professional and personal capacity if you become coy about smiling in public.

Missing teeth also put immediate strain on your remaining teeth, which may become crooked and more difficult to clean, ultimately increasing your risk of further tooth loss. When many teeth are missing, this is likely to have a huge negative impact on your ability to eat a healthy diet, which can have serious consequences for your general health. What’s more, your speech could be affected, too.

At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, we believe dental implants are often the best method of tooth replacement.

Dental implants and the new teeth attached to them are designed for:

  • Longevity
  • Realistic action
  • Aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Here at our Buckinghamshire dental practice, we can replace one tooth with a single implant with a crown attached, several or all of the teeth in one or both jaws with a series of implants and a bridge attached. Dental implants can also be used for denture stabilisation, providing a vastly improved function.

As well as affecting the appearance and function of your jaw, missing teeth can also cause changes to the face, with unwanted wrinkles around the mouth and a collapse of the lips common side-effects of tooth loss.

In addition to a range of dental implant treatments, we also offer a wide selection of facial aesthetics procedures at our Buckinghamshire clinic. If you choose dental implants to restore a youthful appearance to your smile, aesthetics treatments including lip volumisation and Botox wrinkle reduction can be the perfect complement at the end of implant treatment, leaving you looking and feeling many years younger.

Dental implants: life benefits of permanent tooth replacement

By using dental implants, your dentist can permanently replace your missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire we can replace anything from one lost tooth to all your natural teeth with the help of implants.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireDental implants are the only permanent way to replace missing teeth, and come with numerous benefits when compared with other tooth replacement options. They do more than just replace the aesthetic appearance of your smile; they give you back the full functionality of a jaw of healthy teeth, too.

How treatment with dental implants works

A dental implant should be thought of as an artificial tooth root. Made from titanium, which is both strongly compatible with the human body and supportive of bone growth, dental implants are placed directly into your jaw bone in a small operation, carried out in our modern and comfortable Buckinghamshire dental clinic. Most people only require local anaesthetic for the placement of implants, and any post-operative comfort is usually manageable with over-the-counter painkillers.

Over a period of months, the dental implants will heal and integrate with your jaw bone, providing a firm anchor on to which your dentist will then attach your permanent new teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, we can replace a single missing tooth with one implant and one crown, several or all of your teeth with a series of implants and an implant-retained bridge.

The average treatment time for dental implants at our Buckinghamshire practice, from initial consultation to final restoration of permanent new teeth, is approximately six months.

The benefits of implant treatment

As previously mentioned, dental implants have numerous advantages over both traditional dentures and standard bridgework. Traditional dentures often become loose because they only replace the crown parts of the teeth; without anything to replace the roots, the bone may shrink. Implants prevent this.

Traditional bridge-work relies on adjacent teeth for support, so those teeth need to be strong, but paradoxically may lose strength when crowns are placed on them. Implant-retained bridges need no work on surrounding teeth.

With implants you can:

  • Eat a full, healthy diet
  • Smile and speak confidently
  • Never fear your teeth slipping out

Dental implants: life benefits

Dental implants are a cost-effective, permanent way for a dentist to replace your missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, we have successfully treated many patients with implants, giving them back not just an aesthetically-appealing smile, but also the benefits of a fully functional jaw. . . not to mention their self-confidence.

dental-implants-buckinghamshireIf you are interested in dental implants treatment in Buckinghamshire, read on to discover how you, too, could soon be enjoying the life benefits of implant treatment.

In the not-so-distant past, traditional dentures and bridges were the only options for patients who had lost some or all of their teeth. Whilst these replaced the crowns of the teeth (and whilst the modern versions are more comfortable and realistic in appearance and function than ever before) they came with their own set of problems.

Traditional bridges required crowns on adjacent teeth to support a false tooth, which often resulted in the loss of healthy tooth structure. Dentures, meanwhile, often fitted well to begin with only to become loose over time, causing multiple problems from denture sore mouth to difficulty eating and speaking, coupled with the danger of your teeth falling out unexpectedly, which could devastate your confidence and ruin your social life.

Dental implants are one of the most innovative developments of the past 30 years. They are small titanium screws, which are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a minor operation, carried out here at our modern Buckinghamshire dental practice. They replace the roots of missing teeth, and form a strong bond with the jaw bone so that your dentist can then attach a permanent bridge, crown, or denture on top.

The other key feature of dental implants is that the help to prevent bone loss, which is the cause of many denture woes. For an implant-retained bridge, there is no work needed on adjacent teeth.

With regular maintenance appointments at our Buckinghamshire dental practice, your implants will last many years. Your new teeth will stay exactly where they should be, and your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence will be restored.

Dental implants: their many advantages

There are many advantages to dental implants when compared with other tooth replacement options. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, we can use implants to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth, giving you back not just a beautiful smile but also the full functionality of a healthy jaw of teeth.

Dental implants in Buckinghamshire

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireAsk any dentist and they will advise you to replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are the only permanent way to do this, and the only way to replace the root portion of the teeth.

Teeth comprise two parts: crowns and roots. Standard dentures and bridges only replace the crowns, but without anything to replace the roots you will often find your dentures become increasingly loose with the passing of time. This happens because without the roots in place, the jaw bone begins to resorb and shrink back. The gums often start to recede too, further compounding your denture woes.

Dental implants are different. Bionic tooth roots made from titanium, implants are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a small operation, carried out here at our Buckinghamshire dental practice. Most people only need local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, and any post-operative discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.

Once they are in position, your dental implants will mesh with your jaw bone, creating an anchor for your new teeth that is comparable to that of natural tooth roots. Complete healing takes a few months, after which you will be called back to our Buckinghamshire dental practice to have your permanent new teeth fitted.

Because of this permanent anchorage in your jaw bone, with dental implants you won’t experience the common problems faced by traditional denture-wearers. Your diet will be unrestricted, making it easier to obtain adequate nutrition. You will be able to speak, smile, and laugh with confidence, and without the worry that your teeth may accidentally fall out.

As long as you attend regular follow-up appointments at our Buckinghamshire practice for maintenance, your implants and new teeth will last you for many years.

Dental implants: the 21st Century solution to missing teeth

Dental implants provide your dentist with a thoroughly modern method by which to replace your missing teeth. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, we can replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth with the help of implants.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireThere are numerous benefits to dental implants compared with traditional bridges or dentures. If you are interested in finding out more about how implant treatment could restore so much more than just a beautiful smile, why not book a consultation at our Buckinghamshire dental practice?

Advantages of dental implants

At our Buckinghamshire dental practice we are always keen to emphasise the importance of replacing missing teeth. More often than not, we’ve found that dental implants are the best way to do this.

Having even one missing tooth can have a serious, negative impact on your self-esteem, and may affect your relations with others in both business and social settings. Additional strain is instantly put on any remaining teeth, and if you have several teeth missing you may find that your speech and your ability to eat a healthy diet is affected.

Patients who have lost all or most of their natural teeth and have opted for traditional dentures often experience a loss of bone density. This happens because traditional dentures (and bridges) don’t replace the roots of the teeth, and without roots in place the jaw bone begins to resorb or shrink back. Dental implants are placed directly in your jaw bone and are osteoconductive, meaning they support bone growth and help to prevent bone loss.

Bone shrinkage is part of the reason traditional dentures have a tendency to become loose, unwieldy and even painful to use over time. If your dentures are secured to dental implants, this won’t happen.

Buckinghamshire dental implants

Come into our Buckinghamshire dental practice for a consultation with an implant dentist and they will assess your suitability for implants.

Implants are usually placed in the sockets left by missing teeth, and their placement requires a minor operation here at our Buckinghamshire clinic.

After a healing period of a few months, permanent new teeth are attached to your implants.

Dental implants: their many benefits

By using dental implants, a dentist can restore more than just the aesthetic beauty of your smile. At Buckinghamshire dental practice Smile Design Dental, our implant work is carried out by our highly skilled implantology team, who can use implants to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireSo, if you are missing some teeth, or you fear that your current teeth are failing, read on to learn more about how dental implants could provide the perfect solution.

Dental implants in Buckinghamshire

One of the most important things to consider when choosing an implant dentist is to find an experienced, qualified, and caring implantologist who will work with you to restore not just aesthetic beauty but also full functionality to your jaw – no matter how many teeth you have lost, or why you have lost them.

Dr Komal Suri at Smile Design Dental, Buckinghamshire, has built up a uniquely skilled collection of dental professionals to offer full implantology services, alongside periodontists (gum specialists) and other highly-qualified team members, who can provide additional treatments (such as the treatment of advanced gum disease) if that is required prior to placing your dental implants.

In most cases, the placement of dental implants requires only a local anaesthetic here at our Buckinghamshire clinic. Careful planning is undertaken beforehand to ensure that your implants are in prime position to support your new tooth or teeth.

We use only the highest-quality materials for implants and the new teeth attached to them at our Buckinghamshire clinic, to maximise their chances of success.

The benefits of dental implants

Dental implants are bionic tooth roots; indeed, they are the only way a dentist can replace lost roots. They form a strong bond with the jaw bone, providing a firm anchor for your new teeth and lessening your chances of experiencing jaw bone shrinkage.

At our Buckinghamshire practice, your implant surgeon can attach a crown, bridge, or denture to your implants, depending on what your clinical requirements are.

You will soon be enjoying the full functionality of a natural set of teeth, enabling you to eat a full, healthy diet.

Dental implants: the permanent tooth replacement solution

Dental implants are the only way that a dentist can permanently replace your missing teeth. Here at Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, we can use implants to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth, restoring not just the aesthetic beauty to your smile, but full functionality and the ability to eat a healthy, balanced diet to your jaw.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireThe benefits of dental implants

As well as their permanent nature, there are a number of other benefits to choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth. They are the only tooth replacement option that replaces the root portions of a tooth or teeth, forming a direct contact with your jaw bone and helping to prevent the problem of bone loss, which is very common in patients with several or all their natural teeth missing.

Made out of titanium, which is very compatible with the human body, dental implants mesh firmly with your jaw bone and provide an exceptional anchor on to which your new teeth will then be attached.

Buckinghamshire dental implants

We welcome patients from across Buckinghamshire and beyond for treatment with dental implants. Your dentist will usually place your implants in the sockets left by extracted or otherwise missing teeth. Their placement requires a minor operation, which usually only needs local anaesthetic. In most cases your implants will then be left to heal and mesh with your jaw bone for a few months before your permanent new teeth are attached.

For one missing tooth, it is usual to place a single dental implant and attach a crown to it. In the case of multiple or all missing teeth, an implant-retained bridge or denture may be used. Unlike traditional dentures, there is no need to fear your implant-supported teeth becoming loose or dropping out accidentally; they will stay just where they should be at all times.