Dental Implants In Chorley
Do You Want To Replace Your Missing Teeth?
To Eat, Chew The Foods That You Love?
To Feel Good About Yourself & Your Smile?
Southport Road Dental are giving you the chance to find out how Dental Implants can improve your life today.
- FREE Guide To Dental Implants
- FREE “Am I Suitable For Dental Implants” Consultation
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Dental Implants are a great way for you to fill unsightly gaps and are a great and permanent alternative to partial dentures – without any of the clasps and metal work that comes with a partial denture.
They also help to prevent any further continuing bone loss which occurs when a tooth is removed. With a dental implant you will be able to eat, drink laugh and smile with confidence (and the confidence that no one will know that the tooth isn’t your own!)!
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There are many reasons that you may have lost a tooth or even teeth. It could be because they have been knocked out or you may have had a severely decayed tooth that had to be removed or it could be through gum disease or even old age.
The important thing is not why the tooth is no longer there but is replacing it. It isn’t just so that you don’t have a gappy smile but also so that your mouth can function properly.
Having a dental implant to replace you missing tooth or teeth is becoming a very popular option for many people as they are a long term solution for that missing tooth as well as helping prevent bone loss.
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What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a replacement for the root part of your natural tooth and is fixed into a socket in your jaw-bone which will support a crown, bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. Implants are made from titanium, a material that integrates easily with bone tissue.
The key goal when putting in an implant is to ensure that there is close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the bone tissue so that they fuse together. This fusion means that there is a strong support for your new teeth.
How Is A Dental Implant Placed?
Before you have an implant placed we will always thoroughly asses the health of your mouth. If there any signs of decay or gum disease we will treat this beforehand. You will also have X-Rays taken so that we can also look at the quality of the bone in your jaw.
The gum where the implant is to be placed is lifted and a small hole is made in the jawbone at the precise location of the intended implant.
The titanium implant is tightly fitted into this socket and the gum is placed back over the implant. If there isn’t enough bone to securely place the implant, a bone graft may be required, or smaller-sized mini implants can be used if suitable.
Once the implant has been placed, it is left to heal and fuse with the jawbone. The bone tissue will grow and anchor itself into the surface of the implant.
During this healing period, you would have temporary teeth or continue to wear dentures. After this time the gum is again lifted and a post is attached to the implant with a temporary crown.
Four to six weeks later, when the surrounding gum tissue has matured, the final permanent restoration can be fitted to the implant.
What Are The Advantages Of Dental Implants Over Dentures And Bridges?
Reduced Bone Loss
The bone tissue that surrounds the root of your tooth is usually maintained by your body’s natural renewal system.
When you lose a tooth this process is compromised as you have a hole where the root used to be and the surrounding bone will begin to deteriorate and over time will disappear which can also effect the shape of your jaw.
If an implant is inserted into this area then bone grown and production can be stimulated. If the bone is allowed to deteriorate it can dramatically alter your appearance, many people notice a sagging appearance which can have an ageing effect.
One of the greatest benefits of having implants is that the function just as well as your natural teeth. Eating, speaking and smiling are no different!
If you choose to have dentures fitted to implants you remove the worry of them coming loose and causing discomfort to your gums like traditional dentures and because of the reduced bone loss they won’t have to be readjusted as the shape of your jaw won’t change!
Improved Dental Hygiene
Keeping your smile healthy with dental implants is just as easy as keeping your natural teeth clean; brushing and flossing twice a day as well as regular polishes and visits to the dentist are all you need to look after them.
No Healthy Tooth Structure Removal
If you opt to replace your missing teeth with a bridge, the teeth at the side of the gap need to be treated to place a crown or bridge abutment to fit over the tooth. In this treatment the healthy tooth is reshaped, removing healthy tooth.
If one of the supporting teeth was to become damaged it can affect the whole bridge. Implants do not rely on any of your other teeth so none of your healthy, natural teeth need to be altered.
Implants are the best way for you to achieve a completely natural looking smile. If topped with a porcelain crown they will have the same transparency as your own teeth and no one need ever know that the teeth aren’t yours!
How Many Teeth Can Be Attached To An Implant?
Normally an implant would support a single crown. This isn’t always the case, if you have several teeth that are missing you wouldn’t necessarily need an implant for each tooth.
One implant will support a bridge or a denture. If you need a full smile reconstruction and 10 or more new teeth need to be supported in either your upper or lower jaw a minimum of 5 implants would be used.
The number of implants needed is dependent on a number of factors including the volume of bone available and the density of that tissue.
As with any treatment at Southport Road Dental we will always talk to you about your different option to allow you to come to a decision about your smile that you are happy with.
Who Can Get Implants?
As long as you have a fully developed jawbone and sufficient bone tissue is available, anyone can have an implant.
Most people who have a healthy mouth will be suitable for the treatment. There are some cases where you would not be suitable for them or where there would be an increased risk of the treatment failing. These include:
- Heavy smoking & Excessive alcohol intake – this can disrupt the healing of your gums
- Gum disease – any gum disease must be treated before the implant treatment. Gum disease is a major cause of bone loss. A thorough assessment of your gums would take place before treatment begins to ensure the success of the implant
- Immuno-compromised individuals – patients who are taking forms of steroids, suffer from auto-immune disease or who are undergoing radiation treatment.
- Teeth grinders – a splint that is worn at night can remedy this.
How Long Will My Implants Last For?
As long as you look after the health of your mouth then your implants can last a life time. Regular brushing, flossing and visits to us will keep your implants in great working order.
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