Dental implants – a great new solution

If you have lost one or more teeth and want to have them replaced then there are a number of options you can consider. Each has different pluses to recommend it but one popular choice is dental implants.

Dental implants offer a long term, fixed solution that restores much of the natural function of the teeth making it easy to bite, chew, talk and smile with ease. They mimic the natural teeth very closely giving a great look as well as getting rid of the need for long adjustment periods to get used to them. You can feel secure and self-assured with dental implants. In Buckinghamshire, at our clinic, we are pleased to offer them as one of our range of solutions for missing teeth.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireHow do dental implants work?

When you visit our clinic in Buckinghamshire, dental implants will be explained in detail and we can even show you what one looks like if you want to see.

Essentially, they are a metal replacement for your tooth’s root. They are fitted into the jaw bone just like the root and, if properly cared for, can last for the rest of your life.

You can have more than one tooth replaced by implants and you do not need to have an implant for every tooth. Once fitted, implants act as a root for prosthetic dental works such as crowns, bridges or dentures. However, each fixed piece can be made up of more than one tooth which is then held in place by a single implant. This means the work required may be less extensive than you think.

Smile Design Dental, Buckinghamshire – Dental implants

At Smile Design Dental, we want to offer you state-of-the-art care and advice. We can give you a comprehensive check up to assess your suitability for dental implants and offer you guidance on how to care for them once you have them. They do require a high standard of dental hygiene to ensure longevity. We can give you plenty of tips for taking care of them so that you have the smile you want for a long time.

Our friendly and professional team is waiting to welcome you so contact us to make your appointment today.

Missing teeth? Repair that smile with dental implants

Dental implants are an increasingly popular choice with people wanting to replace their missing teeth, in a natural looking, permanent way. Dentures are the traditional method used to replace missing teeth, but according Dental Implant Cost Guide, there are many cons to dentures that make dental implants a more suitable option, including: slipping around on the gums which can be irritating and uncomfortable. Dentures are not fixed into the mouth, they can easily break when dropped, and they don’t look as natural as implants due to the acrylic used. Dental implants on the other hand, use actual gum tissue and although more expensive than dentures, they offer a longer life span;from 10 years up to a whole life time (depending on how well they’re looked after), in comparison to the 3 to 6 years a set of dentures will last. Dentures can be cared for just like natural teeth by brushing and flossing and they look and feel just like your own teeth.

Get dental implants in Buckinghamshire at Smile Design Dental Practice

Dr Komal Suri author of the popular book ‘Creating Smiles’ is the principle dentist at Smile Design Dental Practice in Buckinghamshire. Dental implants are one of the treatments which are of particular focus to Dr Suri, the treatments she gives to patients are performed at the high standard she would expect to receive if she needed the treatment herself. Dental implants in Buckinghamshire at Smile design Dental practice, are tiny titanium screws inserted in to the jaw bone,they act as the root of the missing teeth and together with a crowns, they perform and look like fully functioning teeth. Buckinghamshire dental implants are an ideal tooth replacement option, they suit people who are in good health, and have healthy gums and a jawbone that can support the dental implant. Buckinghamshire residents can make an appointment with Smile Design Dental practice to see if they are an appropriate candidate for the procedure. Once treatment begins, the whole implant procedure takes around six months to complete, as the implants need time to take hold of the bone and to heal. Smile design offers 0% interest rate finance for their patients wanting dental implants in Buckinghamshire.

A natural-looking, long-lasting solution to missing teeth, with dental implants in Buckinghamshire

You can still have a beautiful healthy smile even if you have missing teeth, thanks to the latest advances in restorative dentistry, the branch of dentistry that focusses on ways to replace missing teeth.

At Smile Design in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are offered as a way to bring back the healthy smiles that come from a full set of teeth. This is because dental implant technology replaces the root of the tooth, and not just the tooth, as dentures and bridges do.

Dental implants are tiny miracles of engineering that mimic roots. They are implanted into the jaw bone during a surgical procedure. Over the next several weeks as the bone and gums heal, new bone tissue, including blood vessels, grows around the dental implant, meshing with the implant, and thereby permanently stabilising it within the bone. The gums also grow back.

This is the reverse of what happens when a tooth socket is left empty. When this happens, as with dentures, the jaw bone loses density, the gums recede and the surrounding teeth start to move into the gap. All of which adds up to that aged, sunken-mouthed look associated with tooth loss.

Once the area around the dental implants have sufficiently healed, our cosmetic dentist at Smile Design, Dr Komal Suri, will be able to fix on beautifully-made, bespoke, artificial teeth that blend perfectly with the shape and colour of your own natural teeth.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single, or several lost teeth, and even a full set of teeth, on both upper and lower jaws. This is done either by fixing on single teeth, or permanent bridges.

And that is the beauty of dental implants, they do not have to be taken out and cleaned. Dr Suri will advise you on how to best take care of them in your mouth.

In order to benefit from dental implants in Buckinghamshire, patients need to be in good general health, and have sufficient jaw bone, as well as healthy gums.

To find out more about dental implants in Buckinghamshire, come along to Smile Design in Wendover or email Dr Suri a photo of your smile, along with your concerns.

Get your smile back

At Smile Design Dental we want to offer you the chance to have a long term fix for the issue of missing teeth. We can create a natural look with teeth that feel and function like your own. At our practice in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are one of the ways we can give you the results you want.

dental-implants-in-BuckinghamshireIf you have been using removable dentures or other dental apparatus then we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the convenience and simplicity of dental implants. They take no more care than your normal teeth, no special equipment or brushes. As long as you are diligent in your dental care, your implants will reward you with a healthy mouth and the ability to bite, eat and chew the things you want.

Step by step through the process

At Smile Design Dental, we know that the more supported you are through your treatment, the more likely it is that you will be satisfied with the result. Dental implants can give your mouth a new lease of life and confidence. We want you to have a great experience before, during and after your treatment.

Simply put, dental implants are tiny screws that are affixed to the jaw bone to allow you to have other dental prosthetics fixed permanently in place. This might include crowns, bridges or dentures and we can work on single or multiple teeth.

Long term, dental implants can have a positive impact on your overall dental health and can even benefit the external look of your face.

Smile Design Dental, Buckinghamshire – Dental implants with us

We hope you will find us to be a great choice for dentistry in Buckinghamshire. Dental implants are just one of the solutions that we offer and, with our personal service, you can be sure that we will inform you of all the options that are open to you. Our recommendations are based on years of experience and we can advise on the pluses and minuses of each option as they relate to your specific case. By the time you choose to go ahead with treatment through us, we know that you will feel confident and well informed in your choice and that you will be happy with the results.

Dental Implants will boost your confidence!

These days it’s hard not to take your image seriously. Everywhere you look there are celebrities pushing the latest trends, styles, and fashion. If your teeth are suffering and could do with some TLC, then dental implants might be for you.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireDental implants are artificial tooth roots which are inserted into the jaw in order to hold a bridge or synthetic tooth. Not only does this provide a solution for rotten or lost teeth, but it is also a great way of improving your smile, and as such, confidence. Dental implants in Buckinghamshire are common; simply ask your local dental centre for more information.

Visit Smile Design Dental and there will be no more hiding your mouth when you talk, or shying away from the cameras, ashamed of someone seeing your teeth when you smile; that’s the power of dental implants. Buckinghamshire-based, we provide dental implant services to those who wish to improve their overall oral hygiene, looks, and confidence.

We try to work with what you already have – and dental implants save more of your original teeth than you might expect, as they do not rely on existing neighbouring teeth to stay put. Let’s take a look at the two types of dental implant available to you;

  • Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most popular style of implant. It is used mainly in patients who do not want dentures or bridges, the implant screw is placed into the jawbone itself, and then the new ‘tooth’ is placed on top.
  • Subperiosteal (on the bone): Subperiosteal implants sit on top of the jaw, and the metal framework remains visible through the gum. Although not ideal, these are the best option for patients with minimal bone height.

Take confidence in a new smile, with dental implants which look and feel like your own teeth! Eating, drinking, speaking, and smiling will be easy and comfortable, and what’s more, nobody will be able to tell that you have dental implants. So for more information on dental implants in Buckinghamshire, contact Smile Design Dental today, and say yes to smiling with confidence again!

How dental implants can restore your smile, and all the action of natural teeth

Dental implants are one of the most exciting innovations of the past three decades in the world of dentistry. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, our skilled implant dentist can use these titanium replacement tooth roots to restore both natural action and appearance to your jaw following tooth loss.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireTooth loss has numerous causes, and contrary to what some people think is not just a problem that affects the older generation. Indeed, thanks to continual advances in dentistry, better healthcare and a greater realisation of the true value of a healthy and happy smile, fewer people are edentulous – meaning that they have no natural teeth left – than ever before.

A recent survey conducted by the Oral Health Foundation as part of National Smile Month revealed that only 6% of the adult population of the UK have no remaining natural teeth. Compare that with 36% back in 1978 and you can see how much things have improved in recent years.

However, tooth loss does still occur, and can affect anyone at any time in life. As well as the common culprits of gum disease and dental decay, accidents and injuries that involve a blow to the head or face can also result in lost teeth. The important thing is not to panic, but instead to contact your dentist immediately about tooth replacement options. At our Buckinghamshire dental practice, we believe that dental implants are often the best solution.

Buckinghamshire dental implants

At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire we can use dental implants to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth. They are placed in your jaw bone during minor oral surgery (which most patients at our Buckinghamshire dental practice only need local anaesthetic for).

After a healing and integration period – during which they form a bond with your jaw bone akin to that of natural tooth roots. Your Buckinghamshire implant dentist will then attach permanent new teeth – a crown or a dental bridge – to abutments on top of your dental implants, restoring both functionality and appearance.

Treatment time for dental implants is approximately six months at our Buckinghamshire clinic.

Enjoying life with dental implants: how to look after your new teeth

A dentist can use dental implants to permanently replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, as well as to stabilise loose dentures. At Smile Design Dental Practice in Buckinghamshire we have carried out many successful implant treatments, and welcome new patients for consultations as well as referrals from other dentists.

The benefits of dental implants

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireDental implants have several notable differences when compared with standard dentures or dental bridges. These include:

Implants are the only way to replace the tooth roots, thus the only tooth replacement option that helps to maintain the health and integrity of the jaw bone.

Dental implants are the only permanent solution to tooth loss; they can last 20 years or more with good care, sometimes even for life.

With implants placed at our Buckinghamshire clinic you will enjoy incredibly natural function and appearance – in many ways like having new natural teeth.

Looking after dental implants for long-term success

At our Buckinghamshire clinic you will need a good level of bone density and a strong commitment to oral hygiene to enjoy successful implant treatment.

Your dentist will place the implants in your jaw under local anaesthetic and leave them for a few months to integrate, before attaching your permanent new teeth on top. At our Buckinghamshire clinic we will provide you with both short- and long-term aftercare instructions for your implants and new teeth, and these should be followed carefully.

For the first few days after dental implants are placed you may experience some swelling and discomfort, which over-the-counter painkillers can usually take care of. Ice packs can also help with the swelling.

Try not to probe the implant site with your tongue, and avoid hot (or excessively cold) food and drink in the early days.

Once your implants have been restored with teeth, you will need to brush and floss them in the same way as natural teeth, at least twice a day. You should also attend regular appointments with your Buckinghamshire dentist and hygienist, to make sure that your implants and teeth remain in the very best condition, free from plaque.

The many benefits of dental implants: a guide to permanent tooth replacement

Dental implants are a long-term solution to tooth loss. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, our skilled implant dentist can use these artificial tooth roots to replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth. As well as keeping new teeth in place in your mouth, dental implants also ensure your jaw bone remains strong and healthy.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireA shrinking jaw bone is the primary reason that traditional dentures become loose. It can also change the structure of your face and make you look old before your time. Unlike traditional dentures and dental bridgework, which only replace the crowns of the teeth, dental implants address the issue of the roots. They are made from titanium, which actively encourages bone growth, and after integration are as strong as natural tooth roots.

Buckinghamshire dental implants

We welcome new patients for dental implants consultations at our Buckinghamshire dental practice. In general it is best to replace missing teeth soon after they are lost so that bone loss doesn’t have a chance to take hold, and so that any remaining teeth don’t have time to shift out of position.

At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire it is sometimes possible to place your dental implants straight into the sockets left by extracted teeth at the same time as we remove them. Your dentist will discuss this option if you have failing teeth that need to be removed.

We place dental implants under local anaesthetic at our Buckinghamshire clinic, and most people report it as being more bearable than a tooth extraction. You may experience some swelling and discomfort for a few days after implant placement; this can usually be managed by over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs, and shouldn’t last long.

The process of osseointegration begins as soon as your dental implants are in place. This sees the implants form a strong bond with the jaw bone.

Once the integration process is complete, you will be called back to our Buckinghamshire clinic so that your dentist can attach permanent new teeth. With good oral hygiene practises, these new teeth could last for life.

Why you should consider dental implants to replace your missing teeth

Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire we welcome new patients for implant consultations, no matter what has caused them to lose their natural teeth.

dental-implants-BuckinghamshireBy using dental implants, your dentist will replace the missing root portions of the teeth. This is important for more reasons than you might think: as well as holding your new teeth – crowns, a bridge, or dentures – securely in your mouth at all times, replacing the tooth roots is also important to preserving the health and strength of your jaw bone.

It is a shrinking jaw bone that causes traditional dentures to become loose, which causes problems with eating, speaking, confidence and social life. By visiting Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire for treatment with dental implants, you can avoid all of these common denture problems.

Buckinghamshire dental implants

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed in direct contact with your jaw bone during a small surgical procedure, carried out here at our Buckinghamshire clinic. To replace a single missing tooth one implant and one crown will be placed, whilst to replace several missing teeth a series of dental implants and an implant-retained bridge will be used.

Most people at our Buckinghamshire dental clinic only require local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, and can return to regular activities the day after surgery.

Dental implants take a few months to fully heal and integrate with your jaw bone. Your Buckinghamshire implant dentist may fit temporary teeth during the healing period, so that you won’t be left toothless.

After healing is complete you will be called back to our Buckinghamshire dental practice for your permanent new teeth to be attached. These teeth will both look and act so much like the real thing that few people will even notice they are false teeth.

Like natural teeth, dental implants and the teeth attached to them need good oral healthcare, including regular visit to the dentist and hygienist at our Buckinghamshire clinic for check-ups, maintenance, and hygiene appointments. You need to brush your new teeth at least twice a day.

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.