Dentistry and its approach have been impacted significantly by dental implants, and this has been one of the most significant advancements in the field of dentistry. Implants are a wonderful way of providing a permanent and natural-looking solution to missing teeth, and the added advantage of this is that it can also preserve the health and integrity of your jawbone.
At Didsbury Dental Practice, we understand the importance of being able to provide well placed dental implants for our patients. Our team of experts offers a wide range of brilliant dental services, which include implant dentistry. We believe that the key to healthy and strong teeth and gums begins with the perfect smile, and this is something we can help with when it comes to boosting your health and life, as well as boosting the dental implant treatments we have.
Dental ImplantsDental Implants
Unlike dentures, dental implants provide a permanent solution for missing teeth, and they prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting and moving out of place. Dental implants consist of a small titanium metal screw that is inserted by our skilled dental surgeons into the jawbone, and they are used to replace a missing tooth. Once in place, these screws will naturally fuse with your jaw. Implants can support crowns and bridges in order to hold dentures firmly in place.
Dental implants offer several benefits, and these are some of the reasons why:
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is the fact that they are incredibly low maintenance.
Prevent bone loss
Bone loss is a big concern that comes about as a result of missing teeth, and this can cause other issues, such as misaligned teeth and facial features. Implants help the bone to grow naturally, thus preventing many of these problems.
Choosing something that is high-quality and will last a long time is so important, and our dental implants can provide exactly this. With proper care, they can even last a lifetime!
All-on-Four Dental ImplantsAll-on-Four Dental Implants
Are you fed up with ill-fitting dentures or missing teeth and feel it’s about time that you smiled and ate again with confidence? Many people nowadays lead busy lives and simply can’t wait for many months to have standard dental implant treatments. If this sounds like you then same day dental implants could be the perfect solution.
All-on-four can be an excellent option for you if you have lost the majority, if not all, of your teeth. An entire arch of replacement teeth is supported by four implants during the All-on-Four surgery.
The front and back ends of the arch are where the implants are positioned during the All-on-Four operation. A whole arch of replacement teeth is fitted to the implants after they have been inserted. For people looking for a quick, easy, and affordable solution to replace a whole set of teeth, this process is perfect.
One of the major advantages of these implants is that they allow you immediate use of teeth function once again. After the surgery, you should have no problems speaking, eating or smiling, and there is less of a healing time than with regular implants. You can also wear temporary teeth whilst the implants are integrating with your jawbone, making for a comfortable and efficient solution.
Zygomatic Dental ImplantsZygomatic Dental Implants
Zygomatic implants are used in the upper jaw to provide support for a dental implant restoration where there has been a substantial amount of bone loss. They are usually used in conjuction with ordinary dental implants to support the creation of a new denture platform or fixed bridge solution. Being able to ensure you are getting the right treatment to improve your teeth, and boost quality of life is so important, and this is one of the best ways of being able to achieve this.
Zygomatic implants are longer than standard dental implants and ‘anchor’ to the cheekbone, or zygomatic arch – hence their name. This means that the implants can be used as an alternative to complex bone grafting operations, making it possible to carry out surgery in just one stage.
Prior to zygomatic implant surgery, a CBCT scan is taken to assess the amount of bone available in the upper jaw and allows us to ascertain if you are suitable for treatment using Zygomatic implants and plan their placement. To make the experience as comfortable as possible, this particular treatment usually takes place under intravenous sedation.
Bone GraftingBone Grafting
Bone grafting may be an option if bone loss prohibits you from getting implants. Surgery called “bone grafting” involves implanting bone graft material into your jaw. Here are the ways in which the procedure can be done:
Autografts – this is a key part of the process of bone grafting, and it’s where bone is taken from the body and grafted into the jawbone.
Xenografts – this is the use of animal bone, which is processed to become sterile and biocompatible, and then is eventually replaced by natural bone in the patient’s body.
Allografts – these are similar to autografts except that they are taken from human bone doners.
Alloplastic grafts – these are grafts made from synthetic man-made materials.
Once the bone grafts are in place, they will naturally stimulate jawbone growth, and this will help to provide strong, safe, and reliable implants.
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Our team of experienced dental professionals is available 24/7 to provide you with the emergency care you need. For further information on our dental services, and how we are able to get you back to your normal routine as much as possible, please get in touch via phone or email, and we will be more than happy to help you.
Competitive PricesCompetitive Prices
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For patients who need to replace missing or damaged teeth, two of the options available are dentures and dental implants. You... read more
Dental implants are an excellent, long-lasting dental treatment.
On average, dental implants last between 15 to 20 years, showing the long-term use you can get out of them.
However, there are factors which affect the lifespan of dental implants.
To get the best use out of your dental implants:
- Always take good care of your teeth and gums.
- Maintain a good oral hygiene routine.
- Visit your dentist for regular check-ups, so they can monitor the condition of your teeth and identify any problems quicker.
- Smoking can decrease the lifespan of your dental implants.
- Avoid doing any actions that can cause trauma to the teeth and gums (e.g. using your teeth to open glass bottles).
- If you participate in contact sports, wear a mouthguard or gum shield, to provide protection for the gums, and to minimise the impact of blunt force on the teeth.
Dental implants are designed to restore any lost confidence and provide you with a permanent solution to ongoing dental issues.
Once the implants are healed, and you can apply normal pressure to them, you should notice no difference compared to having the original tooth in place.
Dental implants can:
- Restore your smile.
- Enhance your self-confidence.
- Repair strength in your jaw.
- Be a cost-effective solution to tooth loss
- Prevent further bone loss
- Support neighbouring teeth and your long-term oral health.
- Support bone health.
Dentures are a cost-effective treatment option for patients who have missing teeth.
A tooth or teeth can be lost through gum disease, decay or injury, and can make life difficult and lead to a loss of self-confidence.
Dentures can replace your missing teeth and recapture your smile and could be the ideal solution for you.
Wearing dentures can:
- replace missing teeth (if they have been knocked out or severely damaged).
- eliminate potential problems caused by gaps in teeth.
- improve your smile in a natural way.
- boost your self-confidence, as you no longer have to feel self-conscious about gaps in your teeth.
- improve your chewing ability and speech.
- provide support to the facial muscles.
- prevent the face from sagging.
- prevent excessive wear and tear on your natural teeth.
- Dentures are removable devices, which enable you to clean them properly and store them when you don’t need them.
No, it is not recommended to sleep with your dentures in. The device is designed to be worn throughout the day, only. You should always take them out at night before you sleep, to give your gums a rest.
Wearing dentures at night can cause irritation and discomfort in the gums.
Additionally, there are health risks associated with wearing dentures during sleep. Research has shown that wearing dentures during sleep is linked to oral inflammation and microbial burden, and doubles the risk of pneumonia in the elderly.
This tells you the consequences of wearing dentures at night, which can cause detrimental effects on health, especially in older people.
Yes, even though the implants are attached to your cheekbones, (which does sound gruesome) the process actually causes less trauma than using a bone graft. The application process is done through intravenous sedation, so you won’t feel a thing.
Zygomatic implants heal quicker than bone grafts but will take around 8 months to heal.
Yes, even though the implants are attached to your zygomatic bone, (which does sound painful) the process actually causes less trauma than using a bone graft. The application process is done through intravenous sedation, so you won’t feel a thing.
As you recover, your bone regrows around the implant, and it eventually encompasses the implant, securing it even further, granted there is no injury or accident to the zygomatic bone during the recovery process.
Zygomatic implants heal quicker than bone grafts but will take around 8 months to heal. Generally, dental implants can last from 15-20 years with adequate care, so even though the process takes around 8 months to recover from, you don’t have to immediately worry about replacing them as long as you take care of them.
due to the implants being attached to your zygomatic bone, it is advised to avoid contact sports or scenarios in which you can get hit on the face, if so, a mouthguard or faceguard is recommended to wear.
If you do end up causing damage to the implants, surgery may be required to replace/fix/remove the implants. Please consider this before taking part in anything that can cause damage. Especially during the recovery period.
Zygomatic implants remain safe for the user as long as they are kept clean. This means that you need to maintain regular daily oral hygiene. Brushing, using a water flosser routinely around the bridge and implants will help to keep the implants clean.