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Will My Teeth Look Natural With Dental Implants

Posted on: June 17th, 2014 by freshadmin No Comments

There is no doubt that dental implants can make a big difference to your appearance. The most common question we get asked at the Same Day Teeth Suite is whether it will look completely natural. Even small changes to your mouth and teeth can alter your appearance, having a knock on effect on your self-confidence.

If you are having dental implants you will want to be sure that you are comfortable with your new look – you’ll be able to eat practically anything and have the confidence to smile and laugh without worrying about the state of your teeth. We are confident that the appearance of your new dental implants will surpass all your expectations.

How Dental Implants Work

The implant system itself begins under the gum line, in the bone tissue of the jaw. Titanium metal implants have osseophilic properties and fuse with the living bone to provide a secure anchor for the visible part which is called the crown.

Implant crowns are fitted onto the metal base and are made of high-grade acrylic resin or dental porcelain. They are your new teeth and form the major part of your bright new smile. They are attached to the solid implants in your jaw to form a permanent bond.

The advantage over something like dentures is that dental implants perform more like natural teeth – you can eat what you want and speak and smile with supreme confidence. And because they are attached straight to the gum line, they look more like real teeth.

The important part in getting a natural look is choosing the right colour and shape for your crown. If you are just replacing a few missing teeth then our professional orthodontists will help match the best colour and size to complement your existing teeth. Often it’s the case that you may want to whiten your existing teeth prior to implant surgery (porcelain teeth themselves can’t be bleached).

If your implantologist does their job properly you shouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the shape and shade of your natural teeth and the replacement teeth.

Dental implant surgery has come a long way in the last few years. Dentists, materials scientists and laboratory technicians are continuously perfecting the process of making replacement teeth that look realistic. With the right care, these prosthetic teeth can be permanent, lasting the rest of your life. Implants combine natural looking teeth with the greater functionality you enjoyed before tooth loss

If you want to find out if an implant procedure is for you, you can schedule a free consultation with the Same Day Teeth Suite in Nottingham, Loughborough or Leicester and get all the advice you need.

Having a bright white smile can boost your self-confidence and that’s just one benefit of dental implants that you will enjoy once they are in place.



Options for Replacing a Single Missing Tooth

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by freshadmin No Comments

As you get older, you can lose teeth for a variety of reasons. You might have an accident or suffer from periodontal (gum) disease that weakens the bed of your tooth making it more likely to fall out. Not replacing a single missing tooth can lead to complications later on and can cause problems for oral hygiene.

Many people will take the cheap option and leave the missing tooth, not realising that this could be a mistake. Your other teeth may begin to shift and you might favour one side of your denture to the other, causing greater wear. Having your full complement of teeth ensures an even bite and less risk of developing problems like gum disease.

The other cheaper option is to get a removable denture or plate. This is made of acrylic and essential covers the roof of your mouth. The problems people find with this solution is that they cannot taste very well and particles of food can get trapped quite easily. If the denture is not removed and cleaned regularly it can cause problems like developing fungal infections.

You can also get a single tooth denture which is often chosen as a good temporary option prior to having an implant put in.

Having a Bridge

There are two options for bridges – fixed or resin-retained.

A fixed bridge – the teeth either side of the gap are cut to little pegs and the prosthetic bridge attached. A company like Evolve Dental Studio (NZ Laboratory) can match the colour of your surrounding teeth and produce a bridge within two weeks. The disadvantage of using a fixed bridge is that it is destructive to the surrounding teeth but, with good oral hygiene and care, it can last as long as ten years.

A resin-retained bridge – this is not as destructive on the adjacent teeth and is better for areas that don’t take much load such as the front teeth. It is not considered robust enough for the posterior teeth because of the work that your molars have to do in chewing. A well looked after resin retained bridge can last up to 5 years with good oral hygiene.

Having an implant

A titanium screw is placed in the jawbone which is then left to osseointegrate (knit with the bone) over a period  3-6 months. An implant crown is then made that is placed over the screw. Implants are the more expensive than other options but there is less damage to the surround teeth and, with a good oral hygiene regime, can last a lifetime.

How you replace your missing teeth will depend on many factors. At the Sameday Teeth Suite in Nottingham, Leicester and Loughborough we pride ourselves in helping you to make the right decision by offering you a frank discussion with a dental specialist who will talk through your concerns, finances and what goals you want to achieve with your treatment.