The versatility of dental implants

Here at PDC Dental Implants, we love all the different ways that we can work with dental implants in South Yorkshire to replace lost teeth. Dental implants have been around for more than 30 years now and in that time, all sorts of innovations have meant that they are now available to more people then ever.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireTime was, if you wanted dental implants in South Yorkshire, whether or not you could have them very much depended on the state of your jaw. If your jaw was not strong and dense enough to be able to heal around the implants and hold them in place while eating, that was that, no implants for you.

Now, however, not only can we get around that one by using extra-long zygomatic implants that go through your jawbone and anchor into the dense cheekbone above, but we can do all sorts of other things with dental implants too.

Replacing bridges

If you have a failed, broken or loose bridge, you don’t have to replace it with another bridge. You can replace it with dental implants in South Yorkshire instead. One dental implant can hold up to three teeth on a bridge.

Stabilising dentures

Perhaps you would love to have dental implants in South Yorkshire but can’t afford them. Instead you are putting up with loose dentures. Did you know that we can stabilise your dentures using dental implants? We can customise your current dentures, or make you a new set, so that they can be attached to dental implants. You will need 2-4 dental implants in each jaw, usually two in the lower and four in the upper jaw. You still take your dentures out to clean them and rest your gums, but you get your freedom around food choices back because you will have so much more chewing power.

Replacing all your teeth

Also, we can replace all your teeth with far fewer dental implants than you might think. We use a technique called All-On-4, which allows us to put a whole arch of teeth on only four dental implants, two at the front and two longer ones at 45° angles at the back so they give support along the length of the jawbone.

What’s on your to-do list for today?

Some days are just ordinary, run-of-the-mill periods when you are happy just to get from one end to the other feeling relatively sane. Others are high-achievement days that leaving you feeling exhilarated and like you really got something done. At PDC Dental, we love the latter type of day and we hope that we can help you have one when you choose to get dental implants in South Yorkshire.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireIt’s not every day that you can put ‘get new teeth’ on your to-do list and cross it off with a sense of satisfaction when you get home at night. With same-day dental implants in South Yorkshire at PDC Dental, the possibility exists.

Why is getting new teeth such a buzz?

Some of you have already had to live without teeth for a while, so the answer to this question is a no-brainer for you. However, if you are facing the prospect of missing teeth or you have learned to live with a few gaps, you may still need a bit of motivation to get dental implants in South Yorkshire.

New teeth mean that you can choose the foods you want to eat again based on what makes your mouth water and your palate happy rather than what you can break down.

New teeth mean that you can flash a toothy grin at people without wondering what they might think of any gaps. This can give you an all-round confidence boost.

New teeth mean that your mouth is healthier and more likely to remain that way for a long time.

Are same-day dental implants right for you?

One of the first things that we will do at PDC Dental Implants is to assess your needs. This will lead to some recommendations or possibilities that we can discuss with you. Same-day implants are not always the best way to go but, if we can, we will offer them to you as they are quick and convenient, and you can go straight from no teeth to smiling with one visit to the clinic.

There’s no precise way to tell before your first appointment whether you can use this option so please call to book a consultation with us as soon as possible.

Broken denture – problem or opportunity?

There are lots of issues in life that can cause you to stumble temporarily. When this happens, you can either see it as a disaster or capitalise on the moment and use it as an opportunity to reassess your options. For example, if you have a broken denture, this might be a good time to review your options when it comes to teeth replacement options. You may be able to consider a procedure, like dental implants in Barnsley, to give you a more stable solution.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyWhen you first find that you have a broken denture, give us a call at PDC Dental Implants. We can help you with your immediate needs as well as discuss your options, such as dental implants in Barnsley, with you.

Broken denture – is it inevitable?

There are ways that you can guard against breaking your denture accidentally but sometimes things still happen. Also, there is inevitable wear and tear on your dentures as they get a lot of daily use. When you have dentures, they do not stimulate the gums and support systems of the mouth, so these do tend to recede over time. This means that the fit changes and you get less grip that you do when you first have them. This can cause a few problems such as slippage, sores and a higher potential for damage.

How can dental implants in Barnsley help?

Many people find dental implants are a more secure and durable option than dentures. They are secured in the jawbone so they offer more bite pressure than dentures and their performance level does not diminish over time. Depending on the circumstances in your mouth and several other factors, you can either choose to use dental implants to replace your dentures or you can combine them with your current solution using a method called implant-retained dentures.

Due to the potential for deterioration in the mouth, it is best to seek advice about dental implants as soon as possible. Your chances of having the solution you want are higher if the material in your jawbone is robust. Once in position, dental implants stimulate the area around them which can prevent further breakdown in the area.

The benefits of dental implants

Here in Barnsley, dental implants play a major role in restoring long lost confidence and maintaining the health of your natural teeth. With proper care and attention dental implants have the potential to last for decades. They can help to prevent deterioration of the jawbone and in Barnsley, dental implants are a comfortable tooth restoration treatment since after the treatment is complete, apart from continuing your usual oral hygiene routine, there is little else to think about.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyWhat exactly are dental implants in Barnsley and how do they work?

At PDC Dental Implants we are happy to discuss with you all the potential benefits you can gain from dental implants in Barnsley. Dental implants are intended to be an exact replacement of your missing tooth or teeth. They are designed like a real tooth, even to the extent of having a root. The root of the dental implant is actually a small titanium rod. This is screwed into the jawbone. This replacement root is what prevents the deterioration of the jawbone. The jawbone can deteriorate if there is no active stimulation such as from your teeth chewing. This rod mimics the root of the tooth and causes this stimulation as your teeth make their chewing motion. After the rod has been inserted into the jawbone and a period of healing, appropriate for each individual case, has passed, then a replacement crown is attached to the rod. Having dental implants inserted also means the healthy teeth surrounding the gap have no cause to move unnecessarily. It also means there are no gaps in which bits of food can get caught, which could result in a build-up of plaque.

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants

In Barnsley, dental implants can replace a single missing teeth, a few teeth or an entire upper or lower arch. If a complete arch is failing, we amy be able to carry out an All-on-4 implant, which means we can actually replace the entire arch, and usually attach a fixed bridge, all in one day. The lower arch usually only requires four implants. The upper arch may require six.

Let’s talk about bone density and dental implants in South Yorkshire

If you have missing teeth, the chances are you have done your research on dental implants in South Yorkshire. You know they are the closest match you can get to the look and feel of real teeth and you want to go ahead and get some. The problem you may be facing if you have had missing teeth for a long time, if you are a denture wearer for example, is that regular dental implants are not so easy to fit for people who have lost bone density in their jawbone. The good news is that here at PDC Dental Implants we can probably still restore your teeth with zygomatic implants.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireWhat happens when teeth fall out?

When teeth fall out, or are knocked or pulled out for whatever reason, your jawbone becomes redundant in that area. Natural teeth keep your jawbone in good condition by stimulating the bone with vibrations from chewing. Without these vibrations your jawbone will lose density and start to shrink. This is why denture wearers often find that their dentures become loose over time causing them to be uncomfortable to wear. It is also why one missing tooth can lead to neighbouring teeth falling to the same fate or drifting into the hole left behind.

For those of you who have recently lost teeth

Dental implants are fantastic tooth replacements because they look, feel and act like natural teeth. In South Yorkshire, dental implants we fit fuse with your jawbone. Once they have healed up, vibrations from chewing will travel down to the jawbone as they should naturally. No jawbone redundancy here. Your jawbone should stay healthy and further bone loss should be prevented.

Patients with reduced bone density

For these patients we use zygomatic implants. Longer than ordinary dental implants, they are inserted into the strong structure of the cheekbone. Usually two zygomatic implants are needed plus 2 – 4 ordinary dental implants where the bone density allows. For severely reduced bone density patients, four zygomatic implants can be used. We can provide zygomatic implants and fixed teeth in one visit. Zygomatic implants can make a big difference to your appearance by correcting the loss of face height that typically occurs with dentures wearers.

A new hope for your teeth

Here at PDC Dental Implants, we are experienced in treating a range of missing tooth problems. Whether you have one tooth missing or all of your teeth missing, we can help you to achieve an attractive, natural looking smile with fixed dental implants in Barnsley. We want to restore the health, function and aesthetics you have lost in your mouth. We want you to be able to eat, drink, speak and laugh without worrying any longer. We are dedicated to finding a solution to your tooth loss problem and have seen the huge impact tooth replacement can have on our patients lives. The techniques we use can replace not only single teeth but a full set in as little as one day with techniques such as All-on-4 implants. Yes, it may seem a daunting experience but let us assure you that it is possible, and not nearly as painful a procedure as you may expect.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyAction is the key

Missing teeth create a downward spiral of negative events such as a loss of self confidence and changes in behaviour. Missing teeth also lead to a loss of jawbone density, and the stability of surrounding teeth can be put at risk. Often, leaving a missing tooth untreated can lead to further tooth loss. If you have experienced tooth loss it’s in your best interests to contact us quickly to save further deterioration of your remaining teeth or the density of your jawbone. We can fit you with dental implants in Barnsley in minimal time and with little discomfort.

Innovative solutions

All-on-4 implants are a great step forward in implant technology. This technique is used to replace whole rows of teeth for patients who have lost all, or most of their teeth. All-on-4 dental implants in Barnsley can be fitted in a single visit. Existing teeth can be removed, implants inserted, and fixed temporary teeth fitted in just one day. For patients who have significant bone loss in the upper jaw we offer zygomatic implants. These go into the cheekbone, eliminating the need for complex and lengthy bone grafting operations, cutting down overall treatment time significantly.

Versatile dental implants in Barnsley

If you have been told you can’t have dental implants in Barnsley, then you might want to get a second opinion from us at PDC Dental Implants. Our dental implant surgeon Dr Alex Jones has been working with these amazing tooth replacers for more than 10 years and has placed more than a thousand of them.

In the last decade, Dr Jones has dealt with all sorts of issues, and knows just how versatile dental implants in Barnsley can be.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyIt’s all in the abutment

As you may already know dental implants are tiny posts or screws that replace your tooth roots. Once the implant has been inserted into your jawbone and integrated with your bone tissue in a process known as osseointegration, it’s amazing what we can put on top of it. What goes on depends on the type of abutment, the connecting component, we put into the implant. The abutment pokes up through your gum. We can put one porcelain crown on it, or we can put two or three on a bridge. So, one dental implant can replaced that failed bridge of yours that you don’t want to get fixed, yet again.

We can use a combination of bridges on between four and six implants to replace a whole arch of teeth. We call this All-on-4, and once the replacement crowns are in place, they stay there.

Denture implants

We can use another type of implant, a mini implant, coupled with a different type of abutment to stabilise your loose dentures. You can still take them out at night to rest your gums, but you no longer have to worry about not being able to eat what you like or losing your teeth when you erupt into gales of laughter.

Bone issues

There is a way to get around the thorny issue of not having a strong enough jawbone. Come in and talk to us about using dental implants in Barnsley despite having bone issues. If the problem is with your upper jaw, we could use extra-long zygomatic implants, which anchor into your cheekbones rather than your jaw.

Focus on – denture implants at PDC Dental Implants

If you need to replace missing teeth, there are a number of options you can consider when you visit PDC Dental Implants in South Yorkshire. Dental implants are one of the choices, but these can be combined with other treatments to build a solution that is suited to your circumstances and your budget. There are a number of reasons why you might want to combine dental implants and dentures, for example.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireExisting denture wearers

If you are already a denture wearer then dental implants in South Yorkshire are something you can consider for improving your experience. Common problems with dentures include slippage, low bite pressure and a decrease in functionality over time. Dental implants can help with all of these issues.

Once you have had an assessment of your needs at PDC Dental Implants, we would place a number of dental implants in your jawbone. Once healed, these are then used to anchor your dentures. This means you can then bite and tear with greater ease and effectiveness.

Dental implants in South Yorkshire can also help to arrest jawbone deterioration in a way that regular dentures do not. This is because they are sited within the jawbone so they stimulate the blood vessels and the body continues to maintain the area because it detects activity there. You will need new dentures when you get denture implants. These are specially adapted to click into place. You can still remove then when you want to and you should do so in order to keep them clean.

Special circumstances

It may be that the conditions in your mouth are more suited to denture implants than they are to full dental implants in South Yorkshire. Denture implants can be placed at a shallower depth, which means that your dentist at PDC Dental Implants can take advantage of areas of the jawbone that have a lower density of material than that which is required for full dental implants.

If you have budget considerations, denture implants can also be a great compromise between cost and functionality. They are usually less expensive than full dental implants but they avoid some of the pitfalls of regular denture use.

Myths about dental implants in Barnsley

There’s a lot of information out there about dental implants. In Barnsley, at PDC Dental Implants, we are committed to providing you with accurate facts about dental implants and busting myths that stand in the way of people getting the teeth replacements that they want.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyMyth 1– dental implants take a long time

As dental implants in Barnsley are such an effectiverestorative procedure, there is an impression that they must, therefore, take a lot of work to fit. This isn’t the case for many patients. There are some circumstances that require extensive attention before dental implants can be fitted. However, there are also patients who can benefit from developments in the techniques that are used to fit dental implants. These can offer some people the chance to have teeth in a single day.

It used to be that patients had to have dental implants fitted and then return at a later date to have their final teeth attached. In between times, they would have had to cope with no teeth or a place-holding set of dentures with very limited functionality beyond the aesthetic. Now, patients can walk into PDC Dental Implants and leave the same day with their long-term teeth fitted. While they still need to exercise caution as healing takes place, they can still enjoy the benefits of their dental implants in Barnsley sooner.

Myth 2 – you cannot have dental implants if your jawbone has deteriorated

Dental implants do need to be supported by the jawbone. Once teeth are lost, the jawbone can deteriorate rapidly, leading to an unsupportive environment in places around the mouth. There are a number of ways to tackle this including building the material back up with a bone graft.

Many patients can now consider the possibility of zygomatic implants. These are dental implants that can take advantage of strong areas of jawbone, even if they are not directly beneath gaps in the smile. They are able to support new teeth and refer the pressure of actions, like chewing, to areas that are able to support it. This makes dental implants accessible to more people than ever before without the need for extensive and long-term grafting procedures.

Don’t let your loose dentures ruin your day

If you have been wearing dentures for years, you already know that they tend to become loose and uncomfortable over time. And while adhesives can offer a temporary fix, you often end with a sticky mess. No matter how good your dentures used to fit, it is impossible for them not to become loose as time goes by. This is because your jawbone shrinks, causing your mouth shape to alter and your dentures to become less stable.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyAt PDC Dental Implants, we understand that loose dentures can seriously affect a patient’s quality of life, but we have an effective and inexpensive solution – denture stabilisation with dental implants in Barnsley. Unlike regular dental implants, these denture implants are smaller and can make your dentures safe and stable at the fraction of the cost.

Why do dentures become loose?

Dentures can become loose for many reasons and here are a few of them:

  • Jawbone deterioration;
  • Lack of stimulation caused by biting and chewing;
  • Movement of healthy teeth into the gaps.

All these issues are caused by missing one or more natural teeth.

How can dental implants in Barnsley help?

Dental implants are small titanium posts, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone and create a bond with your bone tissue. This bond serves as a base for the placement of various implant restorations such as crowns, bridges and dentures. Since dental implants are fused with the jawbone, implant-supported dentures provide a more stable and secure fit compared to regular dentures. Moreover, through this process, the jawbone is stimulated and the generation of new bone tissue is encouraged. This way deterioration is eventually prevented and reversed.

Am I eligible for this procedure?

Patients who can have their dentures stabilised with dental implants should typically:

  • Have most of their teeth missing in their upper or lower jaw;
  • Be in good oral and general health;
  • Not smoke as it can hinder the healing process;
  • Have sufficient jawbone left for the support of the dental

During your initial examinations, our dentists will examine your teeth and help you determine if you are a good candidate for dentures stabilisation with dental implants in Barnsley.