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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 Implant Retained Dentures Can Give Peace of Mind

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Have you had troubles with your dentures? Are you worried about eating in public or do you wish your dentures felt more secure? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, we recommend implant-retained dentures. With this type of denture, you can enjoy peace of mind, as well as a host of functional benefits.

What are implant-retained dentures?

Implant-retained dentures are dentures that are stabilised and secured by dental implants. Usually, the denture is held in place by the natural suction power of the gums, but in this case, dental implants are used to support the denture. Dental implants are small titanium appliances, which assume the role of the tooth root when the natural tooth has been lost. Once an implant is in place, it offers the same level of stability and functionality as a healthy root.

Implant-retained dentures are advantageous for denture wearers because they offer greater strength and stability. There’s no risk of the denture coming loose when you eat and the denture will fit you perfectly, which eliminates the risk of sore spots and irritation. With implants there to support the denture, you can also enjoy increased bite power, so you won’t have to worry about what you can and can’t eat.

If you’re interested in implant-retained dentures and you’d like to find out how they could benefit you, call and book a consultation today or get in touch with us online. We could help to make your denture dramas a thing of the past.

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?

Dentures Feel Loose? How Dental Implants Could Help You        

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Do you wear dentures? Have you found that your dentures sometimes feel loose? Are you worried about eating in public or have your dentures started to become painful? If you’ve experienced any of these common denture problems, we may have the solution you’ve been searching for: dental implants.

About dental implants

Dental implants are small titanium devices, which are designed to replace the root of a missing tooth. Because of their versatility, they can replace either a single or multiple missing teeth, and they offer a host of advantages for patients who have lost some or all of their natural teeth. One of the best things about dental implants is their versatility. Once the implant has been placed in a socket in the jaw bone, it can then be attached to a crown, a dental bridge or a denture.

The benefits of stabilised dentures

Usually, dentures are secured by the natural suction power provided by the gums. With stabilised dentures, the dentures are held in place by dental implants. With implants, the denture is supported in the same way as a natural, healthy tooth would be anchored by a strong root. With implants there to stabilise the denture, there’s no risk of the dentures slipping or becoming loose, and you can enjoy eating in public without any anxiety at all. There’s no risk of the denture causing irritation as a result of it not fitting properly and you can also enjoy enhanced bite power.

If you’re interested in finding out more about dentures and dental implants, call us now and book an appointment.

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.

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.

The Facts About Dental Implants

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Dental implants have revolutionised oral function control for those with artificial teeth. People who have lost one or more teeth can use dental implants to secure a denture, bridge or crown.

The ultimate missing tooth replacement

There are plenty of causes for tooth loss, including tooth decay, gum disease and oral trauma. No matter what the reason, the gap left by a lost tooth places pressure on the remaining teeth and can make them more likely to move out of their original positions. Suitable replacements for missing teeth include crowns, bridges and dentures, each of which can be anchored by dental implants to provide the strength and stability of a natural tooth.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium post inserted into the jaw bone to replace a missing tooth root. The implant fuses with the natural jawbone through a process called osseointegration.

Dental implant suitability

Our implant dentist will assess your oral health to make sure you’re suitable for dental implants. Not everyone is a good candidate as the treatment depends on good jawbone health and density. Sometimes, bone augmentation or sinus lifting can be carried to enable implant insertion.

Permanent Solutions to Missing Teeth in Liverpool

Friday, September 12th, 2014

If you’ve lost a tooth in Liverpool and you’re looking for a permanent solution, we will be delighted to help. With our amazing dental implants, we’ll have you smiling again in no time!

About dental implants

Dental implants are a permanent solution for single and multiple missing teeth. Implants are screw-like appliances, which are implanted into the jaw bone tissue with the aim of replacing the tooth root. As titanium is a bio-compatible material, it is able to actually integrate into the bone tissue and this provides the new restoration with the same level of stability as a natural root. The process of integration can take some time, but we do offer speedier solutions for those who are in a rush. The All-on-4 system, for example, is a same-day implant treatment, which is suitable for patients with a large number of missing teeth.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Implants provide amazing functionality and longevity; they are built to last a lifetime and they are secure, aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain. With an implant, you will feel like you have a normal healthy tooth and the tooth will look the same as your natural teeth, so you don’t need to feel anxious or self-conscious when you smile.

Implants are suited to a wide range of patients as they are compatible with bridges, dentures and crowns; this means that you can have implant treatment whether you have a single missing tooth or you’re missing an entire arch.

Mini dental implants

We offer traditional and mini dental implants. Mini implants are simply smaller versions of traditional implants and they are often suited to people who are lacking bone tissue in the jaw. Mini implants are easier to tolerate than the larger versions, the process is less invasive and treatment time is usually shorter. If you’ve been advised against traditional implants, mini implants could be a great alternative.

How Are Mini Implants Fitted in the Heart of Liverpool?

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Mini dental implants are essentially smaller versions of conventional dental implants, which may be used to support dentures or other types of restoration when the jaw bone lacks density. As mini implants are smaller than normal implants, they are easier to tolerate and may be a viable option for patients who have been advised against traditional implants.

How are mini implants fitted?

Mini implants are fitted in a similar way to traditional dental implants, but the procedure is less invasive, as the head of the implant remains above the gum line. The mini implant fitting procedure is usually carried out whilst the patient is under local anaesthetic or sedation, meaning that they do not experience any pain. Mini implants are finer than larger implants and this means that they can be placed through the gum tissue without the need for an incision.

Mini implants differ to traditional implants because they do not require months of healing and in most cases, the new restoration can be attached on the same day as the implants. This means that the healing period is much shorter and you can enjoy the benefits of your treatment straightaway.

What are the advantages of mini dental implants?

Mini dental implants provide a solution for those patients who do have dense enough tissue in the jaw to support traditional implants. Treatment times are much shorter than traditional implants and the procedure is less invasive, so healing times are much faster and the procedure is not as daunting for nervous patients. Dental implants offer security and stability, they last a lot longer than other types of tooth replacement and they help to reduce bone loss. When attached to dentures, mini implants offer unrivalled levels of support, which enable you to eat and speak freely, safe in the knowledge that there is no risk of the denture slipping.

We are able to use mini implants to support dentures, dental bridges and single crowns.



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