Options to replace a missing tooth

There are a few options available to replace missing teeth, one option is a fixed bridge. A fixed bridge usually involves some kind of alterations to be made to the teeth surrounding it, so this is possibly not the best option available in order to preserve remaining natural teeth. Dentures are another option available to replace missing teeth. Dentures have been used as a solution to missing teeth for years, they have improved a significant amount in recent times and are more comfortable and natural looking than ever before, however they are not perfect. Dentures can still move around in the mouth and cause soreness of the gums, as well as some embarrassment if they slip around in or out of the mouth when eating, laughing, or talking so may not be the best solution for some people. in addition, dentures are not as natural looking as the third tooth replacement option- dental implants.

replace-missing-toothWhat’s so good about dental implants? Derby clinic Dove Dental Care will tell you

Dove Dental Care say that their dental implants in Derby are an excellent solution for replacing missing teeth, as unlike fixed bridges, dental implants are fixed into the jaw and in no way rely on the surrounding teeth for support, this ensures that the natural teeth in your mouth will remain undamaged. The implant will never move around or fall out of the mouth like some dentures can, this is because the titanium screw that the implant is made out of, is joined to the bone in your jaw and can only be removed by a dentist, this removes any chance of unwanted dental mishaps. Of Course, people don’t have to replace missing teeth, but if not replaced it is common for teeth that surround the area to drift into the gap which can affect a person’s ‘bite’ and can make it difficult to replace the missing tooth in the future. In addition, missing teeth can cause the cheeks to sink in and making the face look gaunt. Dental implants in Derby can prevent this from happening. Contact Dove Dental to find out more about how their Derby dental implants can help you.

Can you tell me about what dental implants are?

There are now an increasing range of options and dental treatments, if you are looking to improve the quality of your teeth in Derby. Dental implants are becoming a popular choice for anyone who, is looking to replace a missing tooth. Traditionally, for those who have lost many teeth, dentures would have been the only option. Now you have a range of treatments to choose from, and we here at Dove Dental Care, can advise you on the best treatment for you.

dental-implants-DerbyA dental implant is an artificial tooth made especially for you, which is secured into your gum, using a titanium metal screw (the implant). The permanence of the tooth will allow you to continue eating as normal, with all the convenience of a real tooth. The natural look of the material, will allow you to smile in confidence, as you enjoy the benefit of your dental implant, in Derby.

Is the treatment affordable?

We know that, dental work can be what puts many people off from receiving the essential care that they need in Derby. Dental implants can be an expensive option for some people, with limitations of a monthly budget, so we here at Dove Dental Care, offer a treatment plan that can help. If you sign up to a monthly dental plan of only £18.97, then you will receive a helping 15% off any dental implants and other treatments. After six months of paying your membership, you will receive a free appointment, to make the routine checks for your teeth, and a visit to the oral hygienist. There are many benefits, to being part of a membership plan with us, including discounts for the sedation needed while you have your work done, plus insurance to cover any dental emergency, while you are abroad.

We here at Dove Dental Care, are more than happy to assist you in making the right decision for you, when it comes to your dental needs. If you are interested in dental implants and/or in our dental plan then please read the full range of information, available on our website. Contact us, to book an appointment or consultation.

Revitalise your relationship with your teeth

If you are looking for a long-term solution to issues with your teeth and would like to take steps towards restoring their normal function then dental implants in Derby may be for you.

dental-implants-derbyWith the right treatment, you will be able to bite, chew and eat a wide range of foods and go a long way towards matching the quality of life you can enjoy with natural teeth. Treatments are available at our practice in Derby. Dental implants can lead to no longer having to use a bridge or dentures.They can also have a positive impact on the look and shape of the face and give you the freedom to smile with confidence.

Why choose Dove Dental?

At Dove Dental, we recognise that everyone is different and requires tailored care and we are used to providing this across a wide range of dental treatments. Each person has different needs when it comes to dental implants and we find and meet those needs in partnership with you.

Our team has many years of experience to draw on both here in Derby and in a wide range of other locations – we believe this means we can bring you a high level of individualised care.

At our practice in Derby, dental implants are designed to last and to have tangible life benefits and so we want to make sure that your experience, both during the treatment and ongoing, is of the highest standard.

How does the process work?

You will be given an initial consultation to hear your needs and to check suitability for implants. The whole process can take a few months depending on the number of teeth and the current condition of your jaw and mouth. However, once the implants are being fitted, it is a relatively quick and simple procedure which can be achieved either under sedation or not depending on your preference.

Afterwards you will need to  brush and care for your implants in the same way as normal teeth taking care to maintain a high standard of oral hygiene. We will be there to give you guidance, support and follow up appointments throughout this process.

Your choice in Derby: implants vs bridges

A missing tooth can be replaced in a number of different ways. One way is to use a dental bridge that is attached to the teeth either side of the missing tooth. While this is a common solution, it can reduce the lifespan of the other supporting teeth, sometimes significantly, as the supporting teeth must be shaved down in order to support the dental bridge. The average life of a dental bridge is also on average around 15 years.

dental-implants-derbyIn comparison, a dental implant can last up to 30 years or more, and is widely considered to be a more permanent and holistic solution to the problem of missing teeth, and is a solution we provide at our practice in Derby. Dental implants are placed onto the jawbone and create a fixed replacement tooth that is steady and unlikely to fall out, due to it being deeply rooted into the structure of the mouth. Not only do implants stay in more efficiently, but the jaw and surrounding tissue and blood vessels react to the implant in a similar way to the original tooth, meaning that after a short healing period, the dental implant becomes fused with the structure of the mouth.

Dental implants in Derby – what’s the catch

There’s no catch, come and speak to us at our practice in the centre of Derby. Dental implants are increasingly common as a solution for decayed or missing teeth and can help maintain the overall functionality of the mouth and prevent further damage due to jawbone and gum erosion. If you need multiple implants for a number of missing teeth, sometimes the dentist will recommend what is known as a fixed or stabilized denture. This means that instead of screwing each individual prosthetic tooth into your jaw, several points are chosen to anchor a denture or partial denture in your mouth, which becomes a permanent replacement fro multiple lost teeth.

is it straightforward?

Depending on the size and scale of your problem, dental implants in Derby at our practice could be a very simple affair, requiring few appointments and very little disturbance to the rest of the mouth. Once in place you can treat your implanted teeth just like normal teeth

Dental implants: how they can change your life

Dental implants have been revolutionising the lives of people who have lost their natural teeth. Dove Dental Care in Derby offers implant solutions to replace anything from one to all of your teeth that gives you back a natural appearance and function.

dental-implants-derbyThe key difference between dental implants and standard dentures or dental bridges is that implants act as substitutes for the natural tooth roots. The tooth roots are important not just to keeping your teeth stable and secure, but also to keeping your jaw bone strong and healthy.

When the natural tooth roots are missing for any considerable time period, the jaw bone starts to resorb or shrink, which makes traditional dentures loose and unwieldy. Dental implants prevent this from happening because they sit directly in the jaw bone – just like natural roots – and continue to stimulate said bone to keep it healthy, strong, and dense.

Dove Dental Care in Derby offers dental implants treatment under both local anaesthetic and conscious sedation. Implant placement does require a small operation, but because this is intricately planned beforehand by your dentist to avoid any nerves whilst placing your dental implants in the optimum location to support your new teeth, most people can cope with this treatment using local anaesthesia.

Conscious sedation is a good option if dental phobia has contributed to your tooth loss. Whilst you won’t be asleep as you would be with general anaesthetic, you will be relaxed, peaceful, and most importantly free from any pain. The majority of patients who opt for dental implant placement under sedation remember very little about the procedure once the sedatives have worn off.

Derby dental implants options

At our Derby dental practice dental implants can be used in conjunction with dentures, bridgework, or single crowns, depending on your clinical need – the number of teeth that need to be replaced.

As soon as the dental implants are in position they start to integrate with the jaw bone. This process takes about six months to complete, during which time you may have temporary teeth fitted. After healing is complete, your Derby dentist will attach permanent teeth.

Dental implants: your questions answered

Using dental implants gives your dentist a permanent way to replace your missing teeth. In many ways they are a second chance at healthy adult teeth, and at Dove Dental in Derby we believe that in most situations they are the best solution to tooth loss.

dental-implants-derbyOf course, we also appreciate that investing in dental implants is a big decision, which is why we have gathered some frequently asked questions about dental implant treatment. If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with a member of our Derby dental implants team.

How many teeth can dental implants replace?

As many as required. Dove Dental in Derby offers a range of implant treatments designed to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth – for life. Implants are bionic tooth roots that are combined with a bridge, a denture, or a single crown, depending on what your clinical situation is.

How exactly do implants work, and why are they better than standard dentures?

Dental implants are made from titanium, which is osteoconductive (meaning it is supportive of bone growth). After your Derby dentist has placed the required number of implants, the process of osseointegration starts, which sees new bone tissue and blood vessels grow around your dental implants. As well as keeping them, and thus your new teeth, firmly in place, it also keeps your jaw bone healthy and strong.

Because a shrinking jaw bone is the main reason behind ill-fitting dentures, implants actively prevent the issues loose dentures bring – difficulty eating, speaking, and negative effects on your confidence.

Does it hurt to have implants?

No. Any surgery may cause some discomfort for a few days afterwards, which can be managed by over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen. The actual surgery itself is a minor procedure that most patients at our Derby dental clinic only need local anaesthetic for.

How do I look after my dental implants?

Your Derby dentist will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions immediately after surgery. In the long term you need to practise good oral hygiene, brush your new teeth at least twice a day, and visit both your dentist and hygienist on a regular basis.

Could dental implants be the ideal solution to your tooth loss?

Dental implants are, in many cases, the perfect solution to missing teeth. At Dove Dental Care in Derby we can use implants to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, providing excellent long-term results in terms of both appearance and stability.

dental-implants-derbyThere are several benefits to dental implants when compared with other tooth replacement options. Perhaps the most important is the fact that they replace the roots of lost teeth – they are the only way a dentist can do this. As well as keeping your teeth secure, the roots also have an important role to play in the health of your jaw bone.

When several teeth are missing for any amount of time, your jaw bone will start to shrink. This makes traditional dentures loose and alters the structure of your face, making you look old before your time. Dental implants help to prevent this, because they act as artificial tooth roots. Made from titanium, your Derby dentist will place them in direct contact with your jaw bone, where they will instantly start to integrate.

Derby dental implants

We welcome patients for dental implant consultations at Dove Dental Care in Derby. We are firmly of the belief that missing teeth should always be replaced one way or another, to avoid more serious problems further down the line. Dental implants are, in our experience, usually the best way to do this.

When you come into our Derby clinic for a dental implants consultation, you will be seen by an experienced implant dentist, who will use x-rays and CT scans to assess your current level of bone density.

Your dentist will also discuss how many dental implants you will need. If it’s just one tooth that needs to be replaced, we will use one implant and one crown. In cases of multiple or all your teeth needing replaced, the good news is that you will seldom need as many implants as teeth.

A few precisely placed implants can usually support several teeth in crown or denture form. Temporary teeth may be fitted until integration is complete, typically after a few months.

Dental implants: advantages of permanent tooth replacement

With dental implants, your dentist can permanently replace your natural teeth. Dove Dental Care in Derby offers implant treatment to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, giving you back both an aesthetically pleasing smile and a fully functional jaw.

dental-implants-derbyAt our Derby dental practice we are always keen to encourage patients to replace any teeth they have lost, one way or another. More often than not, we find dental implants to be the ideal long-term solution.

When one tooth is lost, remaining teeth may become crooked and more difficult to clean by drifting into the gap. Additional strain will also be put on your remaining teeth when you bite and chew food. When once missing tooth becomes several or all missing teeth, your diet will be severely limited, and your speech and confidence are likely to suffer.

Dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Unlike traditional dental bridgework or dentures, these small titanium screws or posts replace the root portions of natural teeth. They will integrate with the jaw bone and help to stop the jaw bone shrinking, which is the common reason standard dentures become loose.

At our Derby clinic, your implant dentist can use dental implants to stabilise your loose dentures, or can replace them with a permanently-attached implant-retained bridge. Implants require a few months to heal and mesh with your jaw bone. Once this process is complete you will be called back to our Derby dental practice to have your permanent new teeth attached.

Dental implants and the new teeth attached to them are designed to last you for many years – perhaps even for life. Just like natural teeth, they do require prudent dental hygiene – you need to take good care of them to ensure they stay with you for many years.

You will need to attend regular follow-up appointments with both the dentist and hygienist at our Derby clinic, because implants can be affected by plaque and gum disease in the same way that natural teeth can. Taking care of them isn’t difficult, and your hygienist will provide you with customised advice for cleaning.

Choose dental implants, choose to get your life back on track

There are several ways to replace missing teeth, but dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement solution. At Dove Dental Care in Derby we believe that they are also often the best choice, because they produce results that look and function just like natural teeth, enabling you to get on with enjoying your life without the concerns caused by loose dentures getting in the way.

dental-implants-derbyAs well as being a superior option to removable dentures, dental implants also trump standard dental bridges in many cases, because they don’t require any support from your other teeth. To fit a standard bridge your dentist needs to place either crowns or wings on teeth around the gap. Implant-retained bridges rely solely on the implant(s) for support. They can also support more teeth than a standard bridge.

Derby dental implants

We welcome patients of all ages for dental implants consultations at our Derby dental practice, whether they have lost one, some, or all of their natural teeth.

In cases of multiple tooth loss, it is seldom necessary to have as many dental implants as replacement teeth. Your Derby implant dentist will intricately plan the placement of your implants so that the minimal number can be used to support a full arch of teeth in bridge or denture form, if required.

Whilst implant surgery is fairly straightforward from the patient’s point of view, and usually only requires a local anaesthetic, our Derby clinic also offers implant placement under sedation for patients who are nervous about dental treatment.

If you have been struggling with loose dentures for a while, you may require an additional bone graft or sinus lift prior to the placement of your dental implants, to rebuild the density of your jaw bone and maximise your implants’ chances of success.

As long as you look after them, your dental implants and the new teeth attached to them should last you for many years – in some cases, even for life. Of course, you will need to attend regular check-ups and hygiene appointments to keep your new teeth in prime condition.

Choose dental implants for health, beauty, and a long-term solution to tooth loss

Using dental implants, your dentist can permanently replace your missing teeth. Dove Dental Care in Derby offers implant treatment to patients who have lost one, some, or all of their natural teeth, providing a long-term solution that is not just aesthetically pleasing, but also beneficial to your oral and general health.

dental-implants-derbyDerby dental implants: your options

If you have lost one or more of your teeth, for whatever reason, we invite you to join us at Dove Dental Care in Derby for a consultation to find out more about how dental implants can help. Your dentist will perform a thorough clinical examination, including taking x-rays and scans as necessary to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning.

They will check your level of bone density and, so long as no additional procedures are required to build up your jaw bone or treat underlying conditions such as periodontal (gum) disease, will plan your implant surgery.

The majority of people only need local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, which is precisely planned beforehand. If you have come to our Derby dental practice with failing teeth, it is often possible to place your implants in the sockets left by these teeth at the same time as extraction.

Once in position, your dental implants will integrate with your jaw bone and will create a base for your new teeth that is similar to that of a natural tooth root. We do also offer conscious sedation at our Derby practice, for patients of a nervous disposition or those who require a lengthier implant placement procedure.

Depending on the number of teeth we are replacing, your dentist will attach either a single crown, a bridge, or dentures to abutments on top of your implants. This will restore a smile that is both aesthetically pleasing and equivalent in function to a jaw of healthy teeth.

With dental implants you can:

  • Eat what you like, making it easier to maintain a healthy diet
  • Speak clearly and with confidence
  • Smile, laugh, and enjoy your social life free from the fear that your false teeth will fall out.