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Get Your Smile Back With Dentures

Posted on: August 7th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Watch this video to hear about the experience of this lady who had all her teeth taken out and replaced with implants and Swiss dentures at the Same Day Teeth Suite:

Losing all your teeth can be a traumatic and life changing experience. It can happen when you have gum disease that has progressed so far that the only solution is to remove any remaining teeth and insert a denture. Fortunately, replacing those damaged teeth has taken a significant leap forward in recent years with the development of technologies that create a far better fit for dentures, almost indistinguishable from your normal teeth.

At the Same Day Teeth Suite, we’ve treated many happy people who now have their smile back. As one of our recent patients told us: “I’ve had all my teeth taken out because I had a few loose teeth left and I’ve had Swiss dentures put in and implants. The care has been wonderful and I can’t complain. They’ve never hurt me.”

Dentists have long known that we all eat and chew in different ways. The problem with average NHS dentures is that they are not made to fit a particular individual to the degree is needed. There are certain variables to take into account including the shape and size of the jaw and the way the upper and lower set of teeth interact with each other when chewing.

Badly fitting dentures can be as troublesome as damaged teeth, causing problems with eating and destroying confidence. Looseness is another problem that normal denture wearers habitually suffer from that causes problems on a day to day basis. The Swiss denture is designed to fit perfectly and installed by a qualified dentist can give patients a new set of teeth that actually behave like their real ones.

Swiss dentures are also known as BPS or Biofunctional Prosthetic System and are designed using a variety of moulds and shapes to fit the patient’s mouth almost perfectly. Basically they are a bespoke design for each individual patient and they fit with a combination of denture and implant that means they don’t move around like normal dentures.

If you have been suffering from gum disease and have lost a number of teeth or had to suffer ill-fitting dentures for a while and want something better, Swiss dentures may be the perfect answer for you. They mean that you can move your teeth normally, chew safely and not worry about dentures coming loose at that vital moment.

Putting in Swiss dentures is a fairly quick and easy process under the expert gaze of a qualified dentist. As our recent patient epitomised, the problem some patients have is they think it is going to be a painful process having the remaining teeth removed and the denture put in place. He was impressed by how pain free the process was and would certainly recommend us to his friends and family.

Replacing teeth that have been irreparably damaged through gum disease has never been more hi-tech and affordable. At the Same Day Teeth Suite, we pride ourselves in the personal service that we provide patients, talking them through the process and providing them with a healthy, fully functioning set of teeth that look natural and feel natural. Contact us today to find out more.

6 Essential Reasons To Replace Your Crowns

Posted on: May 30th, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

You may have had a dental crown fitted in the past but what you may not know is whatever material they are made from, be it porcelain or gold, they don’t last forever.  The Same Day Teeth Suite explains why your crowns might need replacing and what happens when you need a new crown.

There are a variety of reasons a crown might need to be replaced including:

  1. Damage – Cracked or broken crowns

    Crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic or porcelain fused to metal or gold, known as PFM, for added strength.  However, they can crack or break, especially when trauma is involved. If you have had a fall, bitten on a hard toffee or have been injured in contact sports, you can damage your crown.

  2. Excessive Wear – Formation of a hole or wear to the opposing teeth

    As with most things, over time crowns start to age and deteriorate.  A hole might start to appear in a gold or metal crown, and wear can be seen on opposing teeth, with PFM crowns, especially if you are prone to grinding your teeth.

  3. Complications With Tooth Decay

    The margins, the join between the crown and the tooth underneath, can start to leak, causing decay. All types of crowns are equally at risk. Regular check up’s with your dentist will make sure you spot any indications of decay early on.

  4. Deterioration Of Cosmetic Appearance

    Over time, gums shrink and as they shrink back they leave the margins exposed, often displaying unsightly margins. The porcelain on white crowns can also change texture or pick up stains over time. This is more noticeable with any front porcelain crowns but especially with PFM’s.

  5. Why Replace A Crown

    Whether you have damaged your crown, it is wearing out, you have signs of tooth decay or your crown is beginning to look unsightly, it is a good indication you should have your crown replaced for functional, health and aesthetic reasons.

  6. Crown Replacement Procedure

    Crown replacement procedures can often be straightforward, especially if any problems are spotted early.  If you have broken, chipped or cracked your crown, or when leakage initially begins, don’t delay in making an appointment with your dentist.  As time progresses, the chances of leaking crowns causing further decay to the tooth underneath increases, making crown replacement a more complex procedure.

During the replacement process, the old crown is removed from the tooth, and the natural tooth underneath is exposed.  The natural tooth is made decay free and healthy.  The tooth may require a build-up to get it back to its original contour. Impressions and moulds are then made to allow for a construction of a new crown, which is then cemented or bonded in place in a conventional way.

The skilled technicians at our laboratory will make a replacement crown to match in shape and size to your existing teeth, giving you back your smile. The dentist will advise you on the best materials for your crown; porcelain, ceramic or porcelain fused to metal or gold, depending on the position of the tooth.

If you would like to know more about replacing your crown, contact us by leaving a comment and we will answer any further questions you may have.

8 Essential Questions to Ask before Choosing Dental Bridges

Posted on: January 31st, 2018 by freshadmin No Comments

Without knowing what questions to ask, you might not know what options there are to replace a missing tooth. Unless you are equipped with some basic dental knowledge, you might think that your only option is a denture.  The Same Day Teeth Suite will help by filling the gaps in your knowledge about dental bridges and the gaps in your teeth by giving you a better smile to be proud of.

The 8 key questions?

  1. What is a bridge?

    A bridge fills the gap left by a missing tooth.  It is attached to one or more teeth either side of the space left by a missing tooth. The anchoring teeth are called “abutment teeth” and may need to be prepared by cutting them down or can be left as they are before a bridge is fitted. A bridge is made up of one or more crowns, or artificial teeth that are joined together.

  2. How does my dentist decide which option is best for me?

    When deciding how to fill the space left by a missing tooth or teeth,  we need to take into account many factors including the following:

    • The location of the space.
    • The size of the space – the bigger the gap, the more teeth will be needed to be carried by a bridge (implants or dentures are usually advised in larger spaces).
    • The general condition of your teeth including those next to the space.
    • Your own concerns and desires
  3. What tests will my dentist carry out?

    Your dentist will thoroughly examine the condition of your teeth and gums. X-Rays will be taken of the teeth surrounding the space to ascertain if the bone and gum support is healthy.  Each case is unique and needs to be assessed accordingly. For example, if you have only one tooth missing, and the teeth either side are healthy, it is not advised to cut down the healthy teeth to make room for a bridge. In this case, a dental implant would be the gold standard treatment.

  4. What types of bridges are there?

    Bridge options include:

    • Conventional bridges which can involve tooth preparation and reduction of the teeth either side of the space. If a bridge is well looked after, it can last approximately ten years.
    • Maryland/resin bonded bridges involve no preparation of the neighbouring teeth and consequently pose no risk to the adjacent teeth. A metal or ceramic wing, carrying the false tooth, is permanently cemented to the teeth next to the gap. It is a great option for maintaining healthy teeth whereas a conventional bridge poses greater risks to the tooth.
    • Implant retained bridge – a dental implant placed into your jaw holds the bridge securely in place and is the closest solution to natural teeth.
  5. How do I care for a bridge?

    Whatever type of bridge you have, it is essential you follow a good oral hygiene routine and clean around your bridge by brushing and flossing.  You will need to keep regular appointments with your dentist and hygienist. If the bridge is not kept clean, gum disease and decay could develop around the tooth carrying the bridge and eventually failure of the bridge.

  6. How do I get a bridge?

    The first step is a thorough examination and consultation. We discuss the options for your mouth and pros of cons of each solution before deciding together on how to best replace the missing teeth. Once this has been decided, the skilled technicians at our laboratory will carefully hand-craft your bridge to perfectly match your existing teeth.

  7. What alternatives are there?

    Your alternatives to a bridge include:

    • Implants, the gold standard for replacing a missing tooth. A dental implant is a small titanium post surgically implanted into your jaw bone to hold a replacement tooth. The benefit of using implants is that they don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support, and they are permanent and stable.
    • Denture or partial denture which consists of a removable frame or plate with an artificial tooth or teeth.
  8. How much does a dental bridge cost?

    The cost varies depending on what type of dental bridge you have. We first invite you in for a free consultation so we can assess the best bridge solution for you and work on finding payment solution to help you.

Anything we haven’t covered on bridges? Post your comment below and we’ll make sure to answer.

How to fix a fractured tooth with Dental Implants in Loughborough

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by freshadmin No Comments

Many patients at some time in their lives fracture one or more of their teeth in an accident.  It is an unfortunate state of affairs which can not only look unsightly, spoiling your smile, but can cause problems in the future to the health of the adjacent teeth. To repair the damage you can have a denture, bridge, or a dental implant.  You might decide to do nothing at all but this would be unwise. The SameDay Teeth Suite in Loughborough can help you understand your options and make a decision, as we did for this patient with a broken tooth.

A Patients’s Casestudy

This patient attended the clinic for a detailed consultation.  A CT scan was required, as a conventional x-ray was not sufficient.  We use the CT scan to produce a three-dimensional image of the teeth, soft tissue, nerves and bones in a single scan.  From this three-dimensional model, we can see exactly where to place the implant, avoiding structures and assessing the health and quality of the gum tissue before considering a dental implant,  making surgery predictable and safe.  

There are various factors which have to be investigated before a dental implant is placed. An implant is a tiny titanium post inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the fractured tooth. A crown or cap, made to resemble a natural tooth both in appearance and function, is screwed or bonded onto the implant.  If the protocol is not followed when considering a dental implant, disasters can happen in the future.  

Dental Implants

The patient was found to be a suitable candidate for a dental implant.  She attended for surgery and the implant was accurately inserted into the jaw in exactly the right position for the new crown.  If this is not achieved correctly, the result could be jeopardised by a poor aesthetic effect and an unattractive smile.

In this case, it was prudent for the patient to wait for the implant to heal before the crown was fixed to the implant.  With some patients we can place the implant and affix the crown immediately but, as each case is individual, not everybody will be able to go home the same day with their new crown. It is more important to allow the bone to heal so it is strong enough to take the force of your bite.

Two months later the patient’s implant was checked to see if the implant had integrated with the bone.  The implant was successful and we took the impressions for the crown. The impressions were then sent to our skilled technicians in the laboratory to make the crown. The impressions were then scanned into their software and, after a consultation with the patient for a detailed colour mapping, the tooth was made to fit accurately in size, shape and colour.  The crown not only fitted perfectly, looked good but functioned as well as the natural tooth.

The patient was delighted.

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If you need a fractured tooth repaired, contact the SameDay Teeth Suite in Loughborough for a consultation.