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.
Action 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.
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.
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.
It’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.
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.
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.
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.
Existing 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.
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.
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.
Myth 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.
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.
At 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.
Whether it’s in smiling, talking, eating or all of above, dental implants in South Yorkshire will help you regain that lost confidence. Missing teeth can affect your speech and make eating difficult, and it can even affect the entire structure of your face. The facial muscles can potentially begin to slacken, leading to premature aged look. Missing teeth can also cause the jawbone to weaken and dental implants are the only tooth replacement procedure that will get the jawbone back to its original strength.
In South Yorkshire, dental implants are not just for single teeth either. If you wear dentures that are either uncomfortable or you are sick of routinely taking them out for brushing, sleeping or other activities, then PDC Dental Implants in South Yorkshire offer a new revolutionary technique called All-on-4 implants which can replace a full lower or upper arch.
How do they work?
In South Yorkshire, dental implants are inserted as long-lasting fixtures. They do not need to be removed at all. The jawbone regains strength when titanium screws are inserted into it and the bone fuses around the screws. The implant tooth, a beautifully designed cosmetic tooth created out of toughened ceramic material, is then fixed to the screw. A bridge of 3-4 teeth can be attached to two screws. The All-on-4 implant requires a healing time of at least six months. Four titanium screws are inserted and a temporary arch of teeth is used while healing. After the healing process, a permanent bridge is fixed to the titanium screws.
The benefits of dental implants compared to other tooth replacement options
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option to strengthen the jawbone. With the proper care and attention, dental implants can last decades. Because dental implants are a permanent fixture, there is no need for removal at all, and since there is no way of taking them out, there is no cause for concern when eating. So if you want a tooth replacement treatment that eventually gives you teeth that feel, act and look like real teeth, make an appointment for dental implants in South Yorkshire.
Not only can having dental implants transform your smile and face, it can transform your life. Even if it has nothing to do with your own confidence, a full smile has an effect on other people. Even if you don’t hide away from the camera, it can have an effect on your eating. Even if you don’t worry about what other people think, missing teeth can have an effect on your surrounding teeth and potentially create more dental hygiene problems in the future. There is more to people than just a pretty smile and at PDC Dental in Barnsley, dental implants are also about more than just creating a pretty smile.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants in Barnsley are ultimately false teeth but false teeth that are so effective and similar to real teeth that no-one will believe they are false. These are the only false teeth that strengthen the jawbone and the only false teeth that have no chance of slipping out when eating. They do not have to be removed for brushing or sleeping. In fact, they are so like your real teeth you will think that overnight you have just grown a new set! Depending on the work needed, dental implants in Barnsley can even be a day procedure. Titanium screws are inserted into the jawbone that once fused, strengthens the jawbone, acting like the root of a real tooth. The implant tooth is then connected to the screw and does not need to be removed again. Two screws can support 3-4 bridged teeth. With a proper dental hygiene routine, your new teeth can last decades.
Replacing the whole upper or lower arch
All-on-4 implants are a new technique that can replace the whole upper or lower arch. Four titanium screws are inserted into the jawbone and then a six-month healing process is required. During the integration time, temporary teeth are affixed so the patient can be denture free. After healing, a high quality permanent bridge is secured to the screws and like with the single tooth replacements, if a proper dental hygiene routine is adhered to, your new set of teeth can last for decades.
Frustrated with dentures and looking for an alternative? Rest assured you are not the only one. Demand is high for a comfortable alternative to dentures. Luckily, if you are someone looking to improve your smile with a more satisfactory solution there are plenty of options available for you to choose from with our dental implants in South Yorkshire.
At first your dentures may have seemed to be a great fit but the reality is that as time goes on things change, the fit becomes loose and uncomfortable. This can cause quite embarrassing situations. Wobbly dentures tend to draw attention to themselves, and who would want to draw attention to their dentures for goodness sake? Do not let your loose dentures irritate you any longer. We have a solution for you with our range of dental implants in South Yorkshire.
There is a reason why dentures lose their grip. When there are no teeth physically fixed into the jawbone, both your gums and your jawbone start to recede. This rather daunting process can start to happen pretty quickly. In fact, as much as 25% shrinkage can occur in a single year. Now 25% is a pretty frightening figure. No wonder dentures can loose their grip so rapidly. It turns out that your jawbone and gums need physical vibrations from your teeth clanking together to renew their cells – no vibrations, no regeneration.
Here at PDC Dental Implants we have some fantastic news for you. Our dental implants in South Yorkshire actually mimic the regeneration trigger of real teeth. Now your gums and jawbone can receive the vital stimulation they need to maintain their healthy state. Implants are inserted directly into the gum and down into the jawbone itself allowing the much needed vibrations to pass through
Implants are not just for dental wearers of course. They can be a great solution for those with a single lost tooth or a broken bridge. The beauty of implants is that they look and feel like natural teeth. No more embarrassing situations need happen. Find out how we can help you by giving us a call. Our friendly team will book a consultation appointment for you.
Dental implants are a great leap forward for tooth restorations. They were developed in the 1950s, made commercially available to dentists in the 1980s, and since then, have grown and grown in popularity.
This is partly because implant technology keeps evolving, and new and even more innovative ways to use these versatile, durable little wonders keep being created.
At PDC Dental in Barnsley, our implantologist Dr Alex Jones has been successfully placing implants for a decade. And in that time, he’s used many different types of implant to get the job done. In South Yorkshire, dental implants can replace one, several or all of your teeth.
One dental implant can replace one tooth root and support a single crown. This is done by drilling a hole in your jaw and fixing the implant into it. After a healing period of several weeks the replacement crown can be fitted.
If you’ve lost two or more teeth in a row, one implant can support a bridge of up to three teeth. The benefit of having implants over a traditional bridge is that no healthy teeth need to be ground down to fix it in place.
If you need a whole arch replacing, just four implants can support all the crowns on your upper or lower jaw. Using All-on-4 you can get new teeth in a day – we fit you with temporary teeth after fitting the implants, until the healing process is complete, and we can give you your new permanent teeth.
We also offer denture stabilisation, where we place 2-3 implants in the lower jaw and four in the upper and fix studs to the implants to clip your dentures into place.
One of the main reasons that people are refused dental implants in South Yorkshire is because they don’t have enough density in their jawbone. It is possible to have a bone graft or sinus lift to improve the quality of the bone, but you can also avoid having these lengthy operations by opting for zygomatic implants. These are longer than regular implants and fit directly into the cheekbone.
What are dental implants? The implant itself is a small titanium screw that replaces the tooth root.
At PDC Dental Implants in Barnsley, our implantologist is Dr Alex Jones, and after a consultation and assessment to check your suitability for implants, and doing any necessary preparatory work, he will carry out the minor surgery to place them in your jawbone. This is done under local anaesthetic and if you feel nervous at the dentist, you can also opt for sedation.
How do dental implants in Barnsley work?
Titanium is a miraculous metal: the body sees it as natural tissue, so instead of rejecting the implant as a foreign object, it integrates with it, growing blood vessels and bone around it. This process is known as osseointegration and takes several weeks to complete.
After the healing period, you then come back to us to have your replacement tooth fitted onto the implant.
What are the benefits?
Dental implants are the only tooth restoration method to:
- replace the tooth root as well as the crown: this means that it helps to maintain the structure of the face and the function of the jaw. If only the crown is replaced, the jawbone beneath can start to dissolve, causing the face to sag;
- last a lifetime. With proper care, dental implants in Barnsley are very long-lasting. Dentures and bridges need to be replaced every decade or so;
- stay fixed in place. Because the replacement tooth is fixed onto the dental implant, it doesn’t slip or slide around inside the mouth and doesn’t pull out, as with dentures and bridges. This means that it can be cleaned in the same way as a natural tooth and it can also withstand the forces of chewing – no need to avoid crunchy or chewy foods.
- not affect the healthy teeth around it. To have a bridge fitted, surrounding natural teeth need to be ground down to fix it in place. To have dentures, you may need to have healthy teeth taken out. Dental implants can replace one, several or all your teeth, but don’t require healthy ones to be removed.