Dental implants are bionic tooth roots; small titanium posts or screws that your dentist places directly in contact with your jaw bone, they provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. Dove Dental Care in Derby offers implant treatment to patients of all ages to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth.
The advantages of dental implants
There are numerous benefits to be gained from choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth, when compared with both traditional dentures and bridges.
Of course, any dentist would tell you that missing teeth should always be replaced, for the sake of your oral and general health. At our Derby dental practice we find that dental implants are, more often than not, the best way to do so.
Traditional dentures only replace the crowns of the teeth. When the roots are missing, the jaw bone starts to resorb or shrink back, causing many of the complaints voiced by denture-wearers. These include:
- Teeth getting increasingly loose
- Difficulty in eating anything but soft foods
- Speech problems
- A loss of confidence, affecting social, personal, and business life.
Dental implants help to prevent all of these problems because they anchor your teeth in place with a strength comparable to that of natural tooth roots, and because they actively promote bone growth.
Traditional dental bridges need support from adjacent teeth. All too often this means that healthy tooth structure is lost as these teeth need to be prepared for crown placement.
When you choose to support your bridge with dental implants, no work is needed on your other teeth, because the implants fully support the bridge.
Most people at our Derby dental practice need only local anaesthetic for implant placement. Once they are in position, your dental implants will be left to heal and mesh with your jaw bone. After healing is complete, your dentist will attach your permanent new teeth – a crown, a bridge, or a denture.
Previous implant patients at our Derby practice report:
- Being able to eat what they like
- No problems with speech
- No more wobbly dentures.
Have you lost some teeth? Dental implants could be the perfect way to replace them. At Dove Dental Care in Derby our skilled team of implantologists to replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth.
At our Derby dental practice we are always keen to emphasise that replacing missing teeth is very important. If you don’t, surrounding and opposing teeth may shift or drift down, causing further oral health problems and making implant restoration more complicated if you decide to go for it in the future.
If several or all your natural teeth are missing, you will struggle to eat a healthy, balanced diet and may find yourself limited to soft foods. Furthermore, without the tooth roots in place your jaw bone is likely to start shrinking, losing its density and making placing dental implants more difficult in the future, as well as causing sagging of the skin around the jowls.
Regular dentures and dental bridges replace the crowns of teeth but not the roots, so do not help to prevent bone loss. Dental implants are themselves replacement tooth roots on to which permanent dentures, bridges, or crowns can be attached. Made from titanium and supportive of bone growth, implants actively prevent bone loss.
This means your new teeth will stay firmly in place, and you won’t experience the issues commonly faced by denture wearers of ever-loosening teeth.
Come to our Derby practice for an implant consultation and your dentist will perform a thorough clinical examination to determine your level of bone density and how many dental implants you will need.
They can be placed under local anaesthetic or sedation here in the comfort of our Derby dental practice, and any post-operative swelling and discomfort should only last a few days and can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relief such as paracetamol.
After implant placement, a healing period of a few months is normally required to give your implants time to integrate with your bone. When healing is complete, your dentist will call you back to our Derby practice to attach your permanent teeth.
Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth, not just giving you back a smile to be proud of, but also restoring full functionality to your jaw. Indeed, they are in many ways a second chance at having a mouth full of healthy teeth. At Dove Dental Care in Derby we recommend implant treatment to adult patients of all ages, whatever the reason they have lost their teeth, and no matter how many teeth they have lost.
The many advantages of dental implants
There are numerous advantages to be gained from dental implants when compared with other tooth replacement options. First and foremost, they are the only permanent way that your dentist can replace your teeth. Small titanium screws implanted in your jaw bone in a minor operation (which is carried out here at our Derby dental practice and usually only requires local anaesthesia, although sedation is also available to nervous or anxious patients).
After a healing period, your new teeth – crowns, dentures, or an implant-retained bridge – are attached to the abutments on top of your implants. A bridge or crown will be fixed permanently in place; dentures can still be removed (your dentist will teach you how to do this) but won’t become loose or fall out unexpectedly.
Another big advantage of dental implants is that they help to prevent bone shrinkage. This happens a lot in patients with several or all of their natural teeth missing, and is very common in those who have worn traditional dentures for some time. Indeed, the common problems associated with traditional dentures – getting loose and uncomfortable over time, affecting speech, restricting your diet and even flying out at the most unfortunate moment – are caused by bone loss and dental implants actively prevent this.
If you do currently wear traditional dentures, our Derby dental clinic offers a procedure known as denture stabilisation, which involves using dental implants to create a firm and stable base for your dentures going forward.
No matter how many teeth you have lost, your Derby implant dentist can help. Why not join us for an implant consultation today?
Dental implants don’t just give a dentist a way to restore the appearance of your smile when teeth are missing; they are the only tooth replacement solution that also restores full functionality to your jaw, meaning you can eat whatever you like, speak and laugh with confidence, without the fear of your false teeth falling out. Derby clinic Dove Dental Care offers implant treatment to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth.
If you have lost one or more teeth, or your remaining natural teeth are failing, we invite you to join us at our Derby dental practice for a consultation about dental implants. At this consultation your dentist will perform a thorough clinical examination, taking scans and x-rays as necessary, to aid with treatment planning.
Dental implants are the only way a dentist can replace the roots of teeth. Small screws of titanium placed directly in your jaw bone, they mesh with that bone over time and provide firm anchorage for your new teeth to be attached. Because of this direct contact with your jaw bone, implants also help to prevent the bone shrinkage that is so common in patients with several or all of their natural teeth missing.
Most patients only require local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants. However, if fear of the dentist has played a role in your tooth loss, we also offer treatment under conscious sedation – either intravenous or inhalation – at our Derbydental practice.
In most cases, your dental implants will be left to heal for a few months to allow full integration with your jaw bone to take place. After this your permanent new teeth will be fitted. Temporary teeth may be attached for the duration of the healing period, so you won’t be left toothless.
Dental implants are an increasingly popular method for dentists to replace missing teeth, and it’s not difficult to see why. At Dove Dental Care in Derby we are of the belief that missing teeth should always be replaced, for the sake of your dental as well as your general health. In many cases, implants are the perfect solution.
How dental implants work
Most tooth replacement options – bridges or dentures – replace only the crowns of the teeth. Dental implants are different, because they replace the roots. They are small titanium screws or posts that your dentist places directly in your jaw bone during a minor operation, which is carried out here in our comfortable Derby practice under local anaesthetic.
We can also place dental implants under conscious sedation if you are very nervous or anxious about dental treatment.
Once your implants are in position, they are usually left to heal for a few months (during which time your dentist may fit temporary teeth). Your implants will form a very strong bond with your jaw bone, helping to prevent bone loss as well as creating a strong anchor for your permanent new teeth. After healing is complete, you will be called back to our Derby practice to have those permanent new teeth attached.
In the case of one missing tooth, one implant will be placed and a single crown attached. For several or all missing teeth, your dentist will place the required number of implants and may attach an implant-retained bridge or denture.
A huge benefit of dental implants is that they, and the new teeth attached to them, act just like natural teeth in addition to looking highly realistic. This means you can once again smile, laugh, bite, chew, and speak with confidence.
Thanks to dental implants, there is now a permanent way for a dentist to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. At Dove Dental Care in Derby we have a skilled and experienced implantology team who can use implants to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth. As well as giving you back a smile to be proud of, implants firmly anchor your new teeth in your jaw, meaning you can eat whatever you like.
The growing popularity of dental implants
It’s true to say that dental implants are one of the most exciting innovations of the past 30 years in the world of dentistry. Techniques, materials and technology are continuously advancing, meaning that more people than ever before are able to replace their natural teeth with the help of implants.
Dental implants are bionic tooth roots made out of titanium. They are tooth replacements for the 21st Century, giving you back the full functionality of a set of natural teeth. We welcome patients from across Derby and beyond who are interested in treatment with implants.
When you come in for an implant consultation at our Derbydental practice, an experienced implant dentist will conduct a thorough clinical examination, using x-rays and scans as necessary to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning.
Placing dental implants requires a minor operation, and we appreciate that this can be a big and daunting decision to make. However, implant placement is precisely planned before surgery, and most patients require only a local anaesthetic.
If the reason you have lost some of your natural teeth is because you are afraid of the dentist, we still believe we can help you. At our Derby practice we use conscious sedation to help nervous patients get implant treatment.
Choosing dental implants could be one of the best decisions you will make.
Dental implants are one of the most exciting innovations in modern dentistry. For the past 30 years, the techniques, technology and materials used in implant treatment has been continuously advancing, meaning the implant treatments available at Dove Dental Care in Derby are effective, safe, and long-lasting.
When we lose one or more of our natural teeth, many problems arise. The first and arguably most noticeable is that we lose our confidence to smile and laugh in public, embarrassed by gaps in our mouth. Remaining teeth have a tendency to move into these gaps, becoming twisted or crooked making them more difficult to clean, thus increasing your chances of gum disease, tooth decay, and even further tooth loss.
Standard tooth replacement options such as bridges often require a lot of work on surrounding teeth to fit crowns or wings to them (which support the false tooth in the middle). Dental implants require no work on adjacent teeth, and at our Derbydentalclinic we can attach bridgework, dentures, or a single crown to implants.
One of the most common side-effects of tooth loss is bone resorbtion. Without the tooth roots in place, the jaw bone starts to shrink back. This can cause standard dentures to become uncomfortably loose over time, and can affect your diet. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots and are osteoconductive – supportive of bone growth – helping to prevent this problem.
At our Derbydental practice, our implant team have helped many people to restore their smile and the full functionality of a jaw full of natural teeth with the help of dental implants. Your treatment options will depend on your clinical need and personal preference: for one missing tooth it is most common to place a single implant with a crown attached, while for multiple or all missing teeth dentures or a bridge may be used.
Dental implants are a thoroughly modern method of replacing missing teeth. At Dove Dental Care in Derby, our skilled implant team can replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth with the help of implants.
If you have lost some teeth, or you fear your remaining teeth are failing, book a consultation at Dove Dental Care Derby today to discover how dental implants can help restore your smile – as well as giving back full functionality to your jaw.
At our Derby clinic, we see patients of all ages who have lost teeth for a variety of reasons. As well as tooth decay and gum disease, accidents and injuries can result in missing teeth. People who are scared of the dentist often neglect their oral health to the point of tooth loss due to fear, and we fully empathise with anyone in this position.
If fear or phobia has caused you to lose teeth, we can help. We can place dental implants under conscious sedation, when necessary combining this with other treatments in order to restore you to full oral health.
Whatever has caused you to lose a tooth or teeth, dental implants are often the perfect replacement. They are the only way a dentist can replace your tooth roots, and once in position they form a very strong bond with your jaw bone, helping to prevent bone resorbtion, which is a very common side-effect of having missing teeth.
Placing dental implants requires minor oral surgery, which can be performed either under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation, depending on your personal preference. After a few months of healing, during which the implants integrate with the bone, your dentist will attach permanent new teeth – crowns, dentures, or a bridge – to your implants, restoring full functionality to your jaw, and a gorgeous smile.
Dental implants are revolutionising the lives of denture-wearers across the world. At Derby practice Dove Dental Care, our skilled implant team can use implants to replace one, some, or even all of your teeth. If you are suffering with loose and unwieldy dentures, we invite you to join us for a consultation about denture stabilisation with dental implants.
How denture stabilisation works
Dentures have been used for many centuries, and whilst the modern versions are more comfortable and realistic in both looks and action than ever before, when there is nothing to anchor them to the jaw bone they do still have a tendency to become loose.
This happens because standard dentures only replace the crown portions of your teeth. With nothing to replace the roots, the jaw bone will slowly start to resorb or shrink back. This means that dentures that once fitted well often become uncomfortable and unwieldy with the passing of time, making eating a balanced diet difficult, affecting your speech, and even making you scared to smile or laugh in public in case they fall out.
Dental implants help because they are bionic tooth roots. Made from titanium, which encourages bone growth, the implants integrate with your bone and help to stop bone loss from happening.
The placement of dental implants does require a minor operation, which in most cases is carried out under local anaesthetic here at our Derby clinic.
Your dentist will then use a range of special fixtures to attach your dentures to your implants. This means you can still take your dentures out to clean, but there is no danger of them falling out.
To find out how dental implants can change your life for the better, and how you can wave goodbye to messy denture pastes for good, book a consultation at our Derby practice.