Life beyond lost teeth

Losing your teeth creates gaps in your mouth, and can also leave something missing from your life. If you have lost teeth or are coping with dentures, you will know that everyday activities, such as eating, can be difficult or uncomfortable. Being restricted to a soft food diet can make life feel dull and can sometimes be inconvenient, but, more seriously, it can also affect your nutritional intake and your overall health. For our patients at Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are a stable, permanent solution that fits into their lifestyles.

Dental Implants in BuckinghamshireHow do dental implants in Buckinghamshire work?

The implants are carefully designed metal screws that are fitted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure, carried out under local anaesthetic. They are hidden beneath the gum and held in place by the bones and blood vessels meshing around them. When they are stable, they can be used as a secure base for a single replacement tooth, several teeth or a whole set of dentures. This means that you no longer have to worry about dentures coming loose or having to clean removeable appliances. For our patients in Buckinghamshire, dental implants have changed their lives. They function just like natural tooth roots so that you can bite and chew as normal and, apart from regular care, you can forget that you have them.

What are the advantages?

When you choose dental implants in Buckinghamshire, you will benefit from replacement teeth that allow you to use your mouth normally. You can choose the foods you like and that are nourishing, rather than those you think you can manage. This makes meals much more enjoyable as well as improving your diet. Another major advantage is that implants stimulate the bones of the jaw in the same way as natural teeth when you use your teeth. This keeps the tissues healthy as they do not shrink back as they do if you have gaps or use dentures and there is no pressure being exerted on the jaw.

To help restore your quality of life and overall wellbeing, you may like to consider exploring how having dental implants in Buckinghamshire could benefit you.

Is your smile missing something?

Losing your teeth can affect your appearance, which can diminish your confidence if you feel self-conscious in social situations. Gaps can also make speaking difficult, which can make you feel even more awkward. You may have resigned yourself to putting up with gaps or removeable dentures, which can be unsatisfactory due to concerns about them coming loose or discomfort where they rub. Can you imagine life without denture glue, worrying about how your smile looks and wondering whether you are going to embarrass yourself? If you would like to experience it, then you may benefit from dental implants. Buckinghamshire is the home of Smile Design Dental and we are proud of our experience in fitting implants.

Dental Implants in BuckinghamshireWhat should I expect?

The first stage to having dental implants in Buckinghamshire with us is a complementary consultation in which we find out what you would like to achieve. At the next appointment, we check your underlying oral health and take detailed information including photographs, accurate measurements, scans and x-rays. The implants are small metal screws that are placed into the jaw during a minor operation. When they are secure, they form a base for single replacement teeth, a bridge or fixed denture. They require the same high levels of care that natural teeth do but, if you look after them properly, having dental implants in Buckinghamshire is a stable, lasting solution to missing teeth.

Love your smile again

When you choose dental implants in Buckinghamshire, you will benefit from having natural looking replacements to your lost teeth. This improves your appearance as there are no gaps, but also provides your cheeks with support from the inside. This can prevent the sagging that can occur when you have missing teeth. The implants themselves are totally hidden and your replacement teeth are made to match the size and tone of any remaining teeth and to complement the shape of your mouth. Knowing that your teeth are secure and look great means that you can smile with confidence and enjoy looking in the mirror again.

We look forward to discussing how we can help you with dental implants in Buckinghamshire and to giving you more reason to smile again.

Don’t let lost teeth lead to lost functionality

The trouble with losing our teeth is that, as they go, we also lose the ability to chew, and maybe even speak with clarity. Along with that, over a fairly short period of time, we also lose the integrity and structure of our lower face. It’s a fairly grim prospect and one that we at Smile Design Dental are keen for our patients to avoid. This is why for people in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are, we believe, the answer to lost teeth.

Being able to use our teeth to chew and speak is such a fundamental part of being alive that it is only when they are gone that we appreciate what we have lost. It used to be that we could never get really get full functionality back, because, as good as they are, other replacement methods, such as bridges and dentures came with their own hassles.

Dental Implants in BuckinghamshireA superior solution

In Buckinghamshire, dental implants require a fairly lengthy treatment process and a bigger initial investment, but they totally replace lost teeth and should never need to be replaced themselves.

Dentures cost less, but you will need to buy new ones every 5 to 7 years. Even if you take really good care of them, you will probably need to get them relined. This is because dentures cannot stimulate cell renewal in the jawbone or gums and over time the bone will shrink and the gums recede. This is why dentures become loose and wobbly, making it hard to speak clearly or control their movement within the mouth.

Bridges are often used to replace the odd missing tooth or two, when they are next each other. They are usually fixed into the mouth by attaching them to the 2 adjacent teeth. In order to do this, those teeth have to be ground down, which means you lose 2 more teeth.

By contrast, dental implants replace the root of the tooth with a titanium post onto which can be fixed between 1 and 3 teeth. Once in place the implants fuse with the jawbone providing the same stability as a normal tooth root, meaning you can chew and talk just as before.

To find out more about dental implants in Buckinghamshire, give our friendly team a call.

Dental implants: part of your smile makeover

In Buckinghamshire, dental implants play an important role in helping people have a great smile that lifts their confidence and helps them continue to use their teeth to full effect.

At Smile Design Dental, we believe that dental implants are the future of tooth replacement for everyone, and every year we see more people choosing dental implants in Buckinghamshire over other types of tooth replacement, such as bridges and dentures.

Dental Implants in BuckinghamshireWhy choose dental implants?

There are good reasons for the surge in popularity of dental implants in Buckinghamshire over the last decade or so. Firstly, dental implants replace the whole tooth, both crown and root, whereas dentures and bridges replace only the crown. This is an important distinction because we now know that without tooth roots in our jaws the bone does not receive the stimulation it needs to renew its cells and very quickly starts to lose density and size. It not only does not replace old cells, it actually starts to actively degenerate. Along with this, the gums also start to recede. Another benefit of having roots in the jaw is that, like terraced houses, our teeth rely on each other for support, and if there is no root in the jawbone, the neighbouring teeth can start to tip over into the gap.

So, when you replace your teeth with dental implants in Buckinghamshire, you are making sure that you retain that beautiful chiselled jawbone and are avoiding that collapsed sunken look that is so ageing.

If you have 1 or 2 missing teeth, having dental implants is a great way to replace them, and you can have a smile makeover at the same time. You may choose to get the rest of your teeth whitened, one of the world’s most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. Whitening makes your teeth look younger. If you do decide to have whitening, you need to have it before you get implants, so that the porcelain of the implants is matched to your whiter teeth. Once in place, porcelain crowns cannot be whitened with whitening treatments. Your dentist at Smile Design Dental will be able to advise you on the order in which to have your smile makeover treatments, and will give a schedule detailing the order.

Dental implants in Buckinghamshire – all you need to know

If you have lost most or all of your teeth, dental implants offer a viable replacement option that both looks good and functions properly. Unlike conventional bridges and dentures, dental implants actually become part of the mouth and prevent the deterioration of the jawbone. Dental implants are permanently attached to the tooth roots, and therefore, look, feel and function just like regular teeth.

Dental Implants in BuckinghamshireAt Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who have suffered tooth loss. To be a good candidate, you must be in general good health and have enough jawbone to support the dental implants. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth, assess your eligibility and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. A dental implant procedure is fairly straightforward and is usually completed in two stages.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone. Essentially, they fuse with the jawbone and act as replacement roots for crowns, dentures or bridges.

What to expect

Treatment with dental implants in Buckinghamshire is usually completed in two stages over a period of six months. After your initial consultation, your dentist will explain in detail all of the implant options available for replacing your missing teeth. Implant surgery is very straight forward and doesn’t involve significant pain or discomfort.

Our dentist will place the dental implants into your jawbone and you will have to take good care of your teeth and gums during the healing period in order to avoid gum disease or tooth decay. Once your dental implants have fused with the jawbone, you will return to the dental practice in order to have your replacement teeth placed on top of the dental implants.

At the end of the treatment, your biting and chewing power will be completely restored and the bone in your jaw will remain strong and resilient. You will have a great, newly restored smile that you can proudly show off to the world.

To learn more about dental implants in Buckinghamshire get in touch with our friendly team and book your appointment today.

All you need to know about dental implants in Buckinghamshire

Tooth loss can be a very stressful experience. Whether the loss is a result of old age, gum disease or trauma, the teeth should be replaced to ensure the good function of your mouth. The loss of one or more of your teeth will make it difficult for you to speak, eat and bit properly and this difficulty will increase as more teeth are lost.

At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are our standard choice when it comes to tooth replacement for our patients. Unlike other tooth replacement options that merely mask the problem, dental implants fuse into the jawbone, become a part of your body and help revert the consequences of tooth loss and jawbone deterioration.

Dental Implants in BuckinghamshireWhat are dental implants?

Essentially, dental implants are a replacement tooth root made of titanium. Because titanium is compatible with human body tissue, dental implants interface with the jawbone to support replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures. Once fused into the jawbone, dental implants look, feel and function exactly like your natural teeth, restoring your chewing ability, improving your appearance and preventing long-term bone loss.

Why do I need dental implants?

Dental implants are an ideal treatment for a number of reasons. If you are considering dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, it is really important to consult with our dentists sooner rather than later. This is because missing or removed teeth have the ability to cause surrounding bone to shrink away as it is no longer required.

If multiple teeth are lost or removed, bone deterioration is unavoidable leading to impaired speech, premature ageing and other serious health complications.

Am I eligible for dental implants?

The first step to determine whether you are good dental implant candidate is to book a consultation appointment with your dentist in Buckinghamshire. They will examine your teeth and gums thoroughly and ask you questions on your oral and general health. Generally, the most important factor determining your eligibility for dental implants is the health of your jawbone.

Get in touch

Interested in dental implants in Buckinghamshire but not sure whether you are a good candidate? Contact us today and book your consultation appointment.

Dental implants: an integral part of smile design

If you are already a patient with Smile Design Dental you will know how important we think a good smile is to your quality of life. In fact, our principal dentist Dr Komal Suri even wrote about it in a book called Creating Smiles.

That’s why we appreciate that losing even one tooth can have a serious effect on your life. Even one missing tooth can affect your other teeth and your jawbone, not to mention your self-esteem. We have found that dental implants in Buckinghamshire can not only halt, but reverse the damage that missing teeth do to your jaw and other teeth.

Dental Implants in BuckinghamshireThe consequences of missing teeth

If you have been missing a tooth for several months or more, unbeknownst to you the bone tissue around where that tooth was, will have begun to lose its density. Along with that the gum in that area will have begun to recede and your other teeth started to tip into the gap.

Dentures versus dental implants

It is true that dentures can stop the teeth tipping issue, especially if they are on a bridge that holds remaining teeth in place. However, dentures can’t prevent the jawbone reducing in size. This is because it’s the stimulation from a root in the bone that sparks cell renewal. This can only be achieved by dental implants in Buckinghamshire. This bone loss is why dentures that started off fitting so well become loose over time and can move in the mouth.

Buckinghamshire dental implants replace the roots with tiny posts made of titanium. These are inserted by a dentist into specially created channels in the jawbone. Over the next few weeks to months, the titanium of the implants stimulates the bone tissue to regrow and mesh with the implants, holding them securely in place.

Once the bone has healed, we can add your custom-made artificial tooth by first adding abutments to the implants and screwing the new teeth onto these. One implant can hold just one new tooth, or a row of about 3 teeth. You can even have all your teeth replaced with 4 to 6 implants per jaw for dental implant-retained dentures. Once in place, if you look after your oral health, implants will last for the rest of your life.

Get your familiar old smile back, only better

None of us wants to lose our teeth and we all do our best to avoid this happening. However, teeth do fall out, or get knocked out, and when they do, these days you have more ways to replace them than traditional dentures and bridges.

At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, dental implants provide a long-lasting alternative to dentures. Dental materials and technology have made great strides in recent years, and implants are one of the many modern advances that people are increasingly taking advantage of. So if you have lost one, several or all of your teeth, it’s worth finding out if dental implants would work for you.

Dental Implants in BuckinghamshireWhat exactly are dental implants?

Dental implants are tiny posts or screws that are usually made of titanium. They are placed into artificial sockets that a dentist drills into your jawbone. Titanium is the material of choice for all implants, because it encourages local bone growth. New bone and blood vessels are stimulated to grow and, in so doing, mesh in and around the implant, firmly securing it in place. This provides a stable chewing base that is unparalleled by other artificial teeth such as dentures. The implants replace the tooth roots and replacement teeth are later fitted on top of them for a complete restoration of missing teeth. With good dental hygiene, dental implants in Buckinghamshire can last you a lifetime.

What to expect when you have dental implants fitted

At our practice in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are fitted by highly trained dentists. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, which is usually ample to ensure minimum discomfort in an area that has fewer nerve endings than teeth. We also offer sedation to those who think they need it. Sedation can be either taken orally or administered intravenously.

It will take several months for your implants to embed properly in your jawbone. During that time, you can carry on as normal, wearing any artificial teeth you already possess, until you come back to us to fit your custom-made replacement teeth. After that, as long as you take care of your oral health, your implants should never need to be replaced.

Protect your teeth with dental implants in Buckinghamshire

No matter how many teeth you are missing, gaps in your smile can make it difficult to eat and speak properly, not to mention that they can affect how confident you are in your appearance.

If you have missing teeth, then there are several reasons why your dentist at Smile Design Dental will advise that you replace them with dental implants in Buckinghamshire. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants offer a long-lasting result and help preserve your jawbone, which naturally deteriorates when a tooth is lost. Bone loss is one of the major cause of tooth loss.

Dental Implants in BuckinghamshireHow dental implants work?

Dental implants are surgically fixed into the jawbone and replace the missing tooth root by gradually fusing to the bone tissue. Once healed, dental implants can accommodate replacement teeth, which are fixed on top of the posts via an abutment screw. Replacement teeth can be either single crowns or implant-retained dentures and bridges. Fusing artificial teeth to your jaw bone allows them to become a permanent part of your smile.

Fill in the gaps

Dental implants protect your teeth by filling in the gaps that were left behind by any teeth that you may have lost. When you have gaps in your teeth, your healthy teeth will start shifting into the empty space, which means that you can very easily end up with crooked and weakened teeth. Dental implants, on the other hand, act as a barrier that will keep your teeth from shifting or moving around.

Protect your jawbone

Perhaps more importantly, dental implants protect your teeth by encouraging bone growth. This is because, unlike other tooth replacement options that merely sit on your gums, dental implants fuse with the jawbone and provide stimulation through the roots of the teeth every time you chew. The stimulation caused by chewing can help the bone repair itself and grow in order to keep its shape and durability.

Lost and missing teeth can gradually lead to bone deterioration, but this can be prevented with dental implants, which act exactly as your natural teeth every time you chew.

Get in touch

If you are interested in dental implants in Buckinghamshire, make an appointment with one of our friendly dentists today and enjoy your journey to a beautiful smile.

My missing tooth is ruining my smile!

Single dental implant treatment at Smile Design Dental is recommended when a single tooth is missing or if a tooth needs to be extracted. They are the most common long-term solution available, with extremely reliable results. Dental implants in Buckinghamshire can even be designed to cosmetically match the original tooth and neighbouring teeth.

How does it work?

Our dental implants in Buckinghamshire are made of titanium and are fitted into the jawbone to create a replica of your natural tooth root. The implant seamlessly fuses into your jawbone. This means once you have dental implant treatment, you can treat your restored tooth just like any other tooth in your mouth, without fear of it moving or falling out.

Dental implants in BuckinghamshireThe top part of your implant is then constructed from hard-wearing porcelain to look and feel like a new natural tooth.

The main advantage of a single dental implant is that no additional treatment of the surrounding teeth is required. However a single dental implant can also be used to support more than one missing tooth, for example through the use of implant supported bridges.

How will a missing tooth affect me?

A single tooth lost at the front of the mouth can be cosmetically unappealing and affect self-esteem and self-confidence. Missing teeth at the front of the mouth may also impair or alter your speech.

A tooth lost at the back of the mouth can cause problems with chewing, leading to more pressure or chewing forces on the remaining teeth.

If a missing tooth is left untreated, it can cause detrimental effects in the long-term on the remaining teeth. This is due to the increased work that the remaining teeth now must do to compensate for the lost tooth. This leads to excessive tooth wear or fracturing of the neighbouring teeth.

Another common problem is that the surrounding jawbone of the missing tooth can begin to diminish, making the process of treatment with dental implants in Buckinghamshire more challenging as time goes by.

Loss of a tooth will also cause drifting or movement of the neighbouring teeth. Over time this will create food and plaque traps, which can lead to decay and gum disease.