All you need to know about All-on-4 dental implants in South Yorkshire

Have you wished for an alternative to traditional dentures? Removable dentures are a cost-effective way to replace a full arch of missing teeth, but have a few downsides. They tend to become loose over time due to jawbone deterioration and can have a negative impact on your oral function – from eating to speaking properly.

What if we told you that you can now replace a full arch of teeth and restore your smile permanently? Let us talk to you about All-on-4 dental implants in South Yorkshire. At PDC Dental Implants, this treatment serves to maximise results and minimise overall costs. With just four dental implants, you can enjoy many of the same benefits of traditional dental implants such as a stable and permanent base at the fraction of the cost.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireHow All-on-4 is different from traditional dental implants

With traditional dental implants, you many need as many as eight dental implants to replace an entire dental arch. Moreover, traditional implants require adequate bone tissue for support as well as a lengthy recovery time before you can have your replacement teeth permanently restored. Only after this healing period is complete can you have the teeth or dentures attached to the implants.

All-on-4 dental implants, on the other hand, are mini implants that are easily fixed into the jawbone, even if you have suffered significant bone loss. This is because they are positioned at an angle to help your dentures snap securely onto them. All-on-4 dental implants can support a full denture with fewer implants and fewer visits to the dentist and they are ideal for patients who have lost a big part of their jawbone due to gum disease or other factors.

Benefits of All-on-4 dental implants

One of the greatest benefits of this treatment is that is less expensive than traditional implants along an entire arch. This is because there is no need for preliminary procedures such as bone grafting. There are also fewer appointments involved and fewer dental implants needed. For patients who wish to keep their dentures, our dentists can modify them to attach to the new dental implants.

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Will dental implants improve my appearance?

Though the main reason for placing dental implants is normally to improve our chewing abilities, our teeth play an important part in our appearance and implants can likewise play a fundamental role in enhancing this too.

Your dentist at PDC Dental Implants will discuss with you the cosmetic improvements that are possible, as well as the limitations of the procedure. Dental implants in South Yorkshire can play a vital role in a full smile makeover and we often combine implants for the replacement of missing teeth with crowns for adjacent teeth to give you a completely enhanced and rejuvenated new smile.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireThe procedure

To create your new dream smile with dental implants in South Yorkshire, a surgical procedure is carried out to place the dental implant within the jawbone. After around three to six months, the implants will be healed and strong enough to support the new teeth that will be attached to them. During the healing period, we will provide you with temporary teeth to allow you to carry on your way of life until bone surrounds the implant and holds it securely in place.

What if my bone is weak?

Successful placement of implants depends on the presence of bone of sufficient quality and quantity. Unfortunately, this is not always present in every patient.

It was previously thought that in areas where there was insufficient bone it would not be possible to place implants. There have now been great advances in technology to increase the amount of available bone either by use of bone belonging to the patient or a range of artificial substitutes or even a combination of both, known as bone grafting.

Can I afford dental implants?

Here at the PDC Dental Implants, South Yorkshire, we are experienced in these techniques and will discuss the best options for you. We can also offer flexible payment plans to ensure you can spread the cost successfully. We can offer our patients a 0% APR option when your treatment costs are spread over six to 12 months. It is also possible to spread the cost over a longer period with a low 7.9% APR.

Do you really need to replace missing teeth?

Put simply, yes. Our teeth are an important part of our digestive system as they are needed for chewing food successfully. They also play an important role in speech and also an important part in our appearance. For many years, there have been various attempts to try and solve the crisis of missing teeth. Bridges and dentures have been a popular choice. But, now there is a new way: dental implants in Barnsley at PDC Dental Implants.

The downsides to bridges or dentures?

Dental Implants in BarnsleyBridges have been a conventional method of replacing lost teeth for many years. They usually involve inserting false teeth between our existing teeth. This may well involve filing down healthy teeth to act as buttresses, which can compromise the health of these teeth. Bridges can also only be provided when there are sufficient strong remaining teeth. They are however a long-term replacement, although the bridge is likely to need replacement every 10 to 15 years, unlike dental implants in Barnsley, which can last decades with the correct care.

Dentures have also been a traditional way to replace missing teeth. They utilise false teeth attached to a plastic or metal plate. They can often be cumbersome as they must be taken in and out every day and for cleaning. Also, they may not always stay in place well if the shape of the gums and bone in the mouth is not appropriate.

Though bridges and dentures can serve us satisfactorily, dental implants in Barnsley provide better support and usually result in more comfortable and stable replacement teeth for our patients. They provide better chewing efficiency and allow us to have permanent fixed teeth without trimming our own natural teeth for support, or having to remove the teeth every night. Dental implants also slow down the shrinkage of our jawbone which can occur as a result of tooth loss.

Are they safe?

The material used for dental implants in Barnsley is predominantly titanium, which is almost never rejected by the body. There has also never been a report of it being the cause of cancer or any other life-threatening disease.

Implants to suit everyone

If you are missing one or more teeth, you have probably experienced issues with your appearance, discomfort, difficulty eating your favourite foods or problems speaking normally. You may have considered, or even tried, some of the restoration options available. If you have gaps, a failed bridge or loose dentures, you may be interested in dental implants. South Yorkshire is home to PDC Dental Implants, where we use a range of techniques so that everyone can be helped by this procedure. Implants are metal screws that are fitted directly into the tissues of the jaw to provide a secure base for crowns, bridges, dentures or replacement teeth.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireI have been told that my jaw is too weak

When there are missing teeth and you have gaps or have been wearing dentures for some time, the tissues in your jaw shrink back and are reabsorbed. In a healthy mouth with a full set of teeth, the bone and blood vessels of the jaw are stimulated by biting and chewing. This preserves strength and structure. Dental implants themselves help to keep the jaw in good condition, as they act in the same way as the roots of natural teeth. However, they do require a secure base to begin with. We have been able to offer our patients in South Yorkshire dental implants, even when they have experienced deterioration of the bones.

How can we help you with dental implants in South Yorkshire?

We are proud to offer procedures that create the right foundation for dental implants. Zygomatic implants can be used to support bridgework where there has been significant bone loss in the upper jaw. These implants are longer than standard ones, so that they reach the strong, dense cheekbones. Using this technique avoids the need for complex bone grafting and means that you can walk out with your new acrylic bridge fitted on the same day. Even if you have been refused treatment elsewhere, we can help you benefit from dental implants in South Yorkshire.

There is no need to miss out on having a full set of teeth. Please do get in touch with our experienced team in South Yorkshire. Dental implants could be more achievable than you thought.

The metal that loves your bones!

The incredible steps forward in replacing lost teeth with something that can do their job as well as look good, is all down to titanium. You have probably seen titanium in the form of multicoloured metal jewellery, which can be attractive, but the real beauty of this metal is what it does with bones. Titanium is the metal behind dental implants in South Yorkshire. These mini titans of the dental world have been transforming the lives of many people who have lost teeth.

The power of titanium

Dental Implants in South YorkshireThere are several reasons why titanium is the go-to metal for dental implants in South Yorkshire at PDC Dental Implants. It is very light, it is very strong, and it won’t corrode inside the body.

All good stuff, but as nothing compared to what else titanium does, which is nothing short of amazing. This metal actually has the ability to stimulate the growth of bone tissue, which then meshes with it. This is the foremost reason why titanium is the go-to material for dental implant posts, which need to be inserted into strong, healthy bone tissue that can withstand the powerful, multi-directional forces associated with biting and chewing. When you lose a tooth, the bone around the now empty socket very quickly starts to lose its density. Titanium implants actually encourage the jawbone to produce new bone tissue and blood vessels, and so help keep it strong and healthy for all the remaining natural teeth.

The treatment journey

In South Yorkshire, dental implants help the jawbone stay healthy and strong, but if it isn’t and you want implants, we should be able to perform some preparatory bone grafting treatment.

At our practice In South Yorkshire, dental implants are usually fitted in 2 stages. First, our dentists create new sockets in the jawbone and insert the titanium implants. This surgery is usually done under local anaesthetic, but sedation is also available if you are an anxious patient. After several weeks or possibly months of healing time, during which the titanium implants bond with the bone, artificial teeth, custom-made to blend with your natural teeth, can be fitted. New techniques mean same day implants are also available.

The versatile tooth restoration option

If you have heard of dental implants in Barnsley, you probably imagine that they are a way of replacing single entire teeth, both root and crown. And this is indeed true, but it’s only some of the story.

Dental implants have been around for decades. Researchers have continually experimented with them to increase the variety of applications for them. Now, in Barnsley, dental implants are not just used to replace single teeth, but to replace groups of teeth on bridges and even entire sets of teeth on dentures.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyWays with bridges

One single dental implant can support up to 3 teeth. They are increasingly being used to replace failed bridges and broken bridges. In the long-run, using dental implants to work with bridges can greatly extend the life of the bridge. The implants keep it in place and make chewing and speaking far easier, as there is no more wobbling around of the bridge.

Dealing with dentures

Dentures have so many hassles attached to them, and all of them can be done away with when the denture is stabilised with dental implants in Barnsley. Once again, the implants, usually 4–6 of them per jaw, hold the denture securely in place. It can’t wobble around, and you get your chewing ability back. Plus there is far less chance of you having to deal with the inconvenience of a broken denture. What’s more, we can fit implants in a day with a technique called All-on-4, which sees you leave with a denture firmly in place after one day.

Not enough bone density?

Researchers have also found ways to solve the issue of patients whose jawbones are no longer dense enough to support dental implants. Scientists developed implants that are much longer than usual, and these are inserted through the upper jaw and anchored into the much denser cheekbone above.

So, if you wanted implants in the past, or would like them now to solve your false teeth issues, please give PDC Dental Implants a call. You won’t believe the difference it can make to your life to have fully functional teeth again.

Overcome tooth loss with dental implants in South Yorkshire

PDC Dental Implants have a wide range of solutions for tooth loss and a wealth of experience. Our service is reliable and caring, and will leave you with a long-lasting remedy to your missing teeth. Our same day implants are carried out with your peace of mind as a priority.

Speedy and stable

When it comes to dental implants in South Yorkshire, PDC Dental Implants offer several modern approaches. Below are 2 options you may want to consider.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireThe first is All-on-4 implants. These are an efficient remedy if you have a whole arch of missing or failing teeth. By inserting just 4 dental implants into your jawbone, a secure foundation is created to attach your replacement teeth. This provides superior stability when compared with traditional dentures. What’s more the dental implants stimulate your jawbone, ensuring it stays strong and healthy. The All-on-4 treatment can be completed in just one visit to our South Yorkshire practice, meaning you can wave goodbye to your old dentures and say hello to reinvigorated oral health.

Another technique we offer is zygomatic implants. These involve the use of longer dental implants that extend more deeply into the bone structure of your cheek. This establishes a permanent, solid base for your bridge of replacement teeth, making loose or failing bridges a thing of the past.

Greater benefits

Alongside greater comfort, dental implants in South Yorkshire restore the underlying stability of your facial appearance. The ‘sunken’ look that comes from jawbone degeneration associated with tooth loss, which traditional dentures can’t address, is avoided. This can be a real boost to your self-confidence and overall happiness.

Other difficulties that come with temporary fixes are avoided, too. You won’t suffer the inconvenience of broken dentures and the annoyance of loose dentures. You won’t need to worry about the nuisance of denture adhesives either.

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Our range of dental implant procedures can restore your smile, however many teeth you have lost. The confidence you will gain from being able to socialise without worrying about your teeth, and eat without fretting over shifting dentures, is hard to overestimate. You will also enjoy the long-term peace of mind that your dental health is improved and your facial appearance is enhanced.

Are you looking for dental implants in Barnsley?

PDC Dental Implants offer a variety of sturdy, safe, and effective ways to replace missing teeth. Our experienced team can provide a same day implant solution for many kinds of tooth loss situations.

Worry no longer

Same day implants are possible thanks to an ingenious technique: All-on-4 implants. This system replaces a whole arch of missing or deteriorating teeth in one visit to our practice. Small titanium posts – the dental implants – are placed in the jawbone, in the gaps left by the missing teeth. Dentures are then fixed to this structure, meaning your new teeth are permanently secured, and much more integrated in your mouth than any other replacements.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyAt our practice in Barnsley, dental implants are placed in a single visit, with just 4 implants restoring an entire jaw of teeth. You could be free of your removable dentures in just one day. Disruption to your busy life is kept to an absolute minimum, so that you can start enjoying your new teeth on the same day they are fitted.

Other alternatives

Zygomatic implants were created after much research. They can be used if there is not enough jawbone support in the upper jaw to securely hold regular dental implants. Zygomatic implants are longer, and fit into the dense bone deep in the cheekbone to provide a solid foundation to the attachment of your replacement teeth.

Existing dentures

A major reason people seek dental implants in Barnsley is because of difficulties with their existing temporary tooth replacements. Loose dentures and broken dentures can be a real nuisance, affecting your confidence as well as making eating a challenging experience. We are happy to offer you a range of clinically proven and long-lasting solutions with dental implants. We want to ensure your teeth are stronger, more stable, and easier to take care of. With dental implants you can leave behind worries about slipping or uncomfortable dentures, as well as the hassles of using denture adhesives.

When you contact our team to talk about your dental needs, we will be happy to create a detailed treatment plan, and get you well on the way to recovering the function and form of your missing teeth.

At last! A stable chewing solution

Mealtimes can be pretty grim when you can’t eat what you want, and this is the case for a lot of people who replaced their lost teeth with bridges and dentures. At PDC Dental Implants, we understand how miserable it can be if you can’t eat your favourite foods for years on end.

That’s one of the reasons why we offer dental implants in Barnsley. We want people to be able to eat all the foods they are told to avoid if they are wearing loose dentures or a loose bridge. Not only does it give you back one of life’s fundamental pleasures, these foods are often the crunchy fresh vegetables and nuts that are full of nutrition.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyYou don’t have to fork out an absolute fortune if you have lost all your teeth by replacing each one with a single implant. Instead, we can replace you loose or broken bridges and dentures with bridges and dentures that are so stable that you can eat what you like with them.

In Barnsley, dental implants are used to stabilise bridges by inserting between five and six of them into your jawbone. If your jawbone has limited bone availability, we can use just four. If you’ve got great bone density, we can insert more and use smaller bridges, or even replace each tooth with its own individual implant.

Loose dentures can be stabilised with dental implants in Barnsley using between just two and three implants in the lower and four in the upper jaw (where gravity is more of an issue). This is a less costly option than fixed bridgework, and if you want to invest more and move on to fixed bridgework in the future, this is also possible.

We also offer a treatment called All-On-4, aimed at people who have lost all their teeth. It uses just four implants in strategic positions and angled to support a final 12-tooth bridge.

If you are worried that you cannot afford any of our great options to give you your eating life back, then please don’t. We offer 0% finance so that you can pay over 12 months, or low interest finance so you can pay over up to five years.

How can dental implants in South Yorkshire improve your life?

Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth or stabilise dentures. They are posts that are inserted into your jawbone and used a fixing points for your dental equipment. When you have dental implants in South Yorkshire with PDC Dental, we explain the procedure in detail before we begin.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireRelatively speaking, dental implant surgery is quite quick. You can get dental implants over the course of an afternoon. However, the overall process can take quite a long time especially if, like many patients, you need preparatory work. Healing after dental implants in South Yorkshire is a process that takes time. You need to make some adaptations to your lifestyle during this period that you might find a little restrictive.

However, at PDC Dental, we think that the positive benefits derived from dental implants far outweigh any difficulties during their installation. This is why we place particular emphasis on what you can expect afterwards when we talk you through the process.

Removal of pain

If you are losing your teeth due to disease or accident, you may have been experiencing pain for some time. When you have old teeth extracted and your dental implants placed, this should signal an end to any previous pain. It is normal to experience soreness after your surgery but this is only temporary and can be alleviated with painkillers. Once your mouth has healed, you should feel comfortable again.

Restoration of choice

For many patients, being free to make a range of food choices again is one of the primary benefits of dental implants. Food is a major part of our lives and one that we can derive a lot of joy from. It is closely linked to our social activities and some people find they have a renewed sense of pleasure when it comes to meeting friends or going to events that involve food.

A new smile

If you have gaps in your teeth, it may have been affecting your confidence around smiling. This simple, social gesture is something we take for granted but it is a big plus when it comes to connecting with others. Once you have dental implants, it will appear as if you have a completely natural smile again and you will, hopefully, be willing to use it every chance that you get.