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Stable and Secure Teeth Replacement With Dental Implants

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

If you’re looking for an effective, reliable means of replacing missing teeth, look no further than dental implants. Implants guarantee stability and functionality and they offer a long-term solution for tooth loss.

Introducing dental implants

Dental implants are an increasingly popular treatment for patients who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth. Implants are designed to replace the root of the missing tooth and they are placed inside small openings in the jaw bone. In most cases, titanium is used to create implants because this is a biocompatible material, which enables the implant to integrate into the bone tissue. Once the implant has settled, it can then be attached to a bridge, a denture or a crown to complete the process of replacing the tooth.

The advantages of implants

Implants are a really impressive step forward in the replacement of missing natural teeth. Implants are built to last for years and they offer a longer lasting and more durable alternative to bridges and dentures. Implants also enhance the functionality of the mouth, as the implant is as strong and stable as a healthy natural root. You can eat whatever you like and you should also find that your speech becomes clearer. Implants also help to reduce the risk of bone loss.

Another advantage of implants is their versatility. Implants are compatible with different types of restoration, meaning they can be used for most patients regardless of how many teeth are missing.

If you like the sound of implants and you’d like to find out more, why not get in touch with us today?

How Four Dental Implants Can Secure a Full Arch of Teeth

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Are you looking for a fantastic long-term solution for missing teeth? If so, allow us to introduce you to All-on-4, an implant system, which uses just four implants to secure a full arch of teeth. If you have a high number of missing teeth, this could be the ideal treatment option for you.

About All-on-4

All-on-4 is a ground-breaking dental implant treatment, which uses a set of four dental implants to secure a full arch of new teeth. If you have missing natural teeth, implants are an excellent alternative, which will make you look and feel like you’ve got your old teeth back again. Implants are a long-term solution and they offer a host of benefits, including natural-looking aesthetics, comfort, and exceptional levels of functionality.

How does All-on-4 work and why is it different?

All-on-4 is not your average dental implant system. This treatment is different to others because it uses just four implants to stabilise a full arch of teeth. Traditionally, a minimum of 6-10 implants is required. The All-on-4 system takes advantage of strongest bone tissue in the jaw and the placement of the individual implants is instrumental in the strength of the implants. Usually, implants are placed at a 90-degree angle, but the two implants located at the back of the jaw are positioned at 45-degree angles and this maximises stability.

All-on-4 provides a same-day treatment option for patients who looking for a tooth replacement treatment that will provide them with all the strength and beauty of a brand new set of natural teeth. This system offers long-term results and you’ll feel like you’ve got a healthy set of strong, natural-looking teeth. With implants there to support the teeth, there’s no risk of slipping or soreness and you should feel a lot more confident when your smile is in the spotlight.

If you’re keen to find out more, why not get in touch today?

You Can Have a Rock Solid Smile with Implant Stabilised Dentures

Friday, September 1st, 2017

How would you feel if we could eliminate all the potential issues that could crop up with dentures and promise you a rock solid smile that looks incredible? Dentures are wonderful things, but they’re not perfect and many patients worry about their dentures coming loose. With implant-stabilised dentures, we can prevent this from happening, giving you a strong, stable and beautiful smile.

What are implant-retained dentures?

Most people are familiar with dentures, prosthetic sets of teeth that are used to replace lost natural teeth, but implant-retained dentures are less well-known. With implant-retained dentures, the denture is anchored by dental implants. Implants are titanium appliances, which sit in the jaw bone. Their role is to replace to natural tooth root.

Usually, when you have a denture, it is held in place by the suction of the gums or a denture fixative. With implant-retained dentures, the denture is stabilised by implants. Once the implants have been inserted into sockets in the jaw bone, the denture is attached.

What are the benefits of implant-retained dentures?

Implant-retained dentures offer solutions to almost all of the problems people encounter with dentures. With implants there to support the denture, there’s no risk of the new teeth slipping or sliding. This gives you peace of mind, the ability to eat anything you want and a gorgeous smile. Having implants also increases the bite power of the denture, so you don’t need to worry about waving goodbye to your favourite foods.

If you’re keen to find out more about implant-retained dentures or you’re interested in seeing if this is a viable option for you, why not call and make an appointment today?

Missing Tooth? How To Know if Dental Implants Are Right For You

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

If you have a missing tooth, you may be weighing up your options. As dentists, we strongly recommend replacing missing teeth to boost your oral health and restore your smile, and we have various options available. One treatment you may be thinking about is dental implants.

What are Dental Implants and Are They Right for Me?

Dental implants are specially designed oral prostheses, which take on the role of the tooth root. These titanium rods are implanted into the jaw bone tissue, and once they have settled, they can be attached to new crowns, bridges and dentures. The result is a fully-functional, natural looking new tooth. Titanium is often used because it is a biocompatible material, and this means that it can integrate with the bone. This produces a new root, which is capable of anchoring the tooth in exactly the same way as a healthy natural root.

One of the best things about dental implants is the fact that they can be attached to a range of restorations, and this means that they are suitable for almost all patients with missing teeth. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth, or a whole set of teeth, implants could offer a solution. Implants also last a lot longer than other restorations, and they produce incredibly lifelike results. When you have implants, it’ll be very difficult to tell the difference between the new tooth or teeth and your natural teeth.

If you have a missing tooth and you’re looking for a long-term solution, implants could be the option for you. If you’re interested in implants, we can arrange consultation, and you can go through the treatment options with one of our experienced dentists and find out everything you need to know about implants. Your dentist can also carry out some tests to check that you are a suitable candidate for treatment, and talk you through the treatment process.

Did you know Liverpool Dental Spa can Restore Missing Teeth in One Day?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

If you’ve done any research into dental implants, you may presume that it takes months to replace a missing tooth. In some cases, this is true. But how would you feel if you could have brand new teeth in just one day? With All-on-4, this is a distinct possibility.

About All-on-4

All-on-4 is a same-day dental implant treatment, which offers a solution for patients who are in a hurry to replace missing teeth. All-on-4 treatment is different to traditional implant treatment because it uses just four implants to secure a full arch of teeth. The implants take on the role of the tooth root, and when combined with a new tooth or a set of prosthetic teeth, they can restore your smile to its former glory. Traditionally, a full arch of new teeth requires 6-10 standard implants. All-on-4 takes advantage of the strongest bone tissue in the jaw to minimise treatment time. The back implants are also positioned at a 45-degree angle, rather than at 90 degrees, as with traditional implants.

Normally, implant treatment takes months, as it takes time for the implants to integrate into the jawbone. With All-on-4, we fit the implants and the new teeth on the same day. This way, you don’t have to wait around to enjoy your new smile.

What are the advantages?

The speed of treatment is perhaps the most obvious advantage. Instead of waiting for months for your new teeth, you can start enjoying the benefits immediately. If you’ve had dentures in the past, you’ll also find that All-on-4 offers superior stability, and improved aesthetics. With implants in place, there’s no risk of the denture slipping, and you should find it much more comfortable. You can also enjoy complete peace of mind when you’re eating, and you’ll be able to enjoy a wider range of foods.

If you have any questions about All-on-4, or you’re interested in finding out more, why not pop in and see us if you’re in the centre of Liverpool or call or email us.

The Magic of Mini Implants

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Dental implants offer an array of benefits for patients with missing teeth, but they’re not always suitable for every patient. Sometimes, when there’s a lack of dense tissue in the jawbone, traditional implants may not be a viable solution. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your dreams of a stunning, functional smile. Often, mini implants can provide a solution.

About mini dental implants

As you’ve probably guessed from the name, mini implants are a smaller version of traditional implants. They are often recommended when a patient is told that they aren’t a good candidate for implant treatment because of a lack of bone density. As mini implants are smaller, they are easier to tolerate. Although they are smaller, they are still robust enough to provide anchorage for tooth replacements like bridges and dentures.

What does treatment involve?

The procedure to fit mini implants is simpler and less invasive than normal implants. The implant is placed under the gum line in socket in the jawbone. The head of the implant is exposed, and this is the part that is connected to the bridge or denture. Usually, it takes months for an implant to heal. With mini implants, the process is much faster, as the implant isn’t as deep. Often, we can fit the new teeth on the same day as the implants are placed.

The benefits of mini implants

Mini implants can offer you a host of benefits whether you’re having tooth replacement treatment for the first time, or you’ve had issues with dentures in the past. Mini implants provide stability and support for new teeth, and they enable you to enjoy a natural looking smile, as well as vastly improved oral function. You can smile, eat, and speak without any anxieties at all, and you have peace of mind that your teeth are firmly rooted. Treatment is faster than conventional implant treatment, and the procedure is also less invasive.

If you’d like to find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

The Benefits of the Dental Implant Process

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Dental implants are a dentistry solution for people with missing teeth to have one or more replacement tooth roots inserted. Nowadays, people with dentures, bridges and crowns can choose a more stable, natural tooth replacement treatment with dental implants.

Dental implants are titanium-made posts or screws to which artificial replacement teeth are anchored. These titanium posts are inserted through the gum tissue and securely fitted. Over time these posts permanently fuse with the jaw bone structure through a process called osseointegration.

Diagnostic tests for patients enable dentists to identify jaw bone suitability for dental implants. If too narrow the jaw bone may need to be strengthened through bone augmentation procedures. In some cases, a sinus lift may be necessary to create enough space for dental implant insertion without impacting the sinus cavity.

Dental implant software enables the dentist to specify exactly where the dental implants are to be inserted. A tiny incision is created within the gum and a flap of gum tissue lifted, at which point the dental implant is inserted. A small drill is used to gently create a carefully-measured space within the jaw bone for insertion of the titanium post, custom-made for the patient’s treatment and their dental and jaw dimensions.

The dentist then inserts temporary or immediate dental implants into the space made within the jaw bone. The insertion site is treated and then left to heal for a period of six weeks to six months. The recovery time for the bone to start fusing and the gum tissue to heal is different for each person depending on their health condition and rate of healing.

The process may take longer if a bone graft is necessary to build up the jaw bone density first, or if a sinus lift is needed to protect the sinus cavity. Once healed, permanent dental implants are fitted and anchored with natural-looking replacement teeth.

Gaps In Your Smile? This Could be the Solution!

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Tooth loss can happen for a number of reasons, including injury, tooth decay, or just general ageing. If a tooth is lost, it is important to have the gap filled in some way, or the effects could end up causing you further pain.

Effects of untreated tooth loss

Oral hygiene is much more difficult if a gap is left in your teeth and bacteria can build up in the space, leading to bad breath and infection. In addition, losing teeth can affect your speech function, as well as the ability to eat the foods you want, as you simply would not have the teeth to bite or chew. An even more serious consequence is bone loss. As your teeth sit in your mouth, the tissue surrounding them is regenerated as part of your body’s normal healing process. However, if you lose a tooth and leave a gap, the material – including the bone – around the gap will start to atrophy. In other words, the bone will start to disappear. This can change the shape of your jaw, and contribute to you looking more aged.

Dental implants

Thankfully, dental implants can help stop these problems. Dental implants are small metal rods inserted into the jaw structure, which help to hold replacement teeth in place. The implants are made of titanium, which easily fuse with the bone structure in your jaw. Rather than a loss of bone, as would happen with a gap in teeth, an implant helps stimulate bone growth. In addition, implants can function just like your own teeth, allowing you to speak and eat as normal. They only require the same oral hygiene routine as your other teeth, and will allow you to have a natural looking and feeling smile.

How to Effectively Secure Dentures with Mini Implants

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

You can lose a tooth for a number of reasons, whether through an accident or as result of poor oral hygiene that has led to decay.  Whatever the reason, it is vital that you have it replaced.  An incomplete set of teeth will only make eating and drinking more difficult and your teeth might start to shift into the gaps left behind by your vacant tooth.

Partial dentures are an option, but for a permanent solution, you might consider having dentures secured in your mouth using mini implants.  These implants act as the root part of your missing tooth and require a pre-drilled socket, into which a pontic (false tooth) can be secured.  Mini implants are extremely stable because they are placed tight with the jaw bone so that they will eventually osseointegrate or fuse together.

An X-ray or CT scan will be necessary to assess the area properly and then, under local anaesthetic, your dentist will make a small incision in your jaw. This is where the mini implant will be placed before the jaw is stitched back up.  While your mouth is healing, you will wear a temporary replacement tooth.  Once your dentist is satisfied that the area is healed and the mini implant is stable, your permanent replacement tooth will be attached to the implant.

Mini implants truly represent a long term solution to tooth loss.  The replacement teeth attached to the implants can be treated just like normal teeth and cleaned easily, so you needn’t worry when you are eating.

Dental Implants to Restore Your Smile

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Dental implants are a way of replacing missing teeth. There are a number of ways and methods in which implants can be fitted and they can vary from patient to patient. This blog looks at root-form implants and plate-form implants.

Root-form implants

Sometimes referred to as root-form endosseous implants, these tooth implants are connected to the bone of your jaw. It is then possible for singular or multiple implants to be installed. The root-form process is a common method of implants and can be in two forms – screw or cylinder. These implants work through a small screw or cylinder that is inserted into the gum and then fuses with the jaw bone during the healing process. Once healed there is a fixture is attached that will connect the new teeth. One of the first procedures will be to make incisions into the area of the gums that are receiving the treatment.

During this time the dentist will insert the implant device then stitch the area shut. This healing process can take up to six months, during which the implant will begin to fuse to the jaw bone. When you return your dentist will check the screw or cylinder has attached itself to the bone by opening the previous wounds, once they are satisfied they will proceed to attach a fixture that will allow the replacement teeth to be attached. Root-form implants are very common but they rely on the jaw bone being dense enough to hold the implant. If your dentist feels the jaw bone is too narrow they can offer an alternative treatment.

Plate-form implants

The plate-form implants are initially intended for patients whose jaw bone may be too narrow for a root-form implant. These are flat and long plates that can be attached to the bone of the jaw. The installation and treatment process is very similar way to the process of root-form implants.


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