Tired of your loose bridge or denture?

We bet you are. Literally. Having a prosthesis that doesn’t do its job can be frustrating as well as tiring. Your mouth is constantly having to work extra hard to process your food and to keep the bridge or denture in place.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireEven when you’re not eating, you’re constantly aware that your bridge or denture doesn’t fit properly. It’s an effort not to play with it and thus draw everyone’s attention to the fact that these are not your real teeth.

You can move on from all that frustration and embarrassment by getting dental implants in South Yorkshire from PDC Dental Implants.

Dental implants in South Yorkshire are incredibly versatile. We can use them to replace lost single teeth, or groups of teeth, even entire arches of teeth.

Dental implants consist of 3 components:

  • the implant, a post or screw inserted into the jawbone
  • the abutment, a connecting piece that sits above the gum
  • the crown, which is made from dental porcelain.

The implant goes in first, and it used to be that everyone would have to wait several months for it to integrate with the jawbone before the crowns could be attached. However, it’s one thing to wait with a small gap, but to go without crowns for several months when you are having all your teeth replaced seems a bit cruel.

That’s why we also do same day teeth for people who are having entire arches replaced. These are temporary crowns and the permanent ones are fitted once the implants have integrated with the jawbone.

Everyone needs to wait for integration to take place before they can eat whatever they like. Start chewing on great steaks and toffee apples too early and you risk damaging your jawbone and loosening the implants. Stick to soft foods until you get the go-ahead from your dentist here at PDC Dental Implants.

Find out more

If you’d like to know more about dental implants in South Yorkshire, then call us and come in for a chat. We can set up a consultation to find out if you can go straight ahead with treatment or whether you will need some preparatory treatment, such as a bone graft or sinus lift, first.

Bridge implants – your questions answered

Dental implants in South Yorkshire are versatile tools. They can be used in a number of ways including as support for a bridge. This is an option you may wish to consider if your normal bridge is not working for you or you want to reduce the number of implants that you have in your mouth. After your initial assessment with PDC Dental Implants, we will talk to you about whether bridge implants might be appropriate for your circumstances.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireWhat are bridge implants?

Dental implants in South Yorkshire are like false tooth roots that are made from titanium. In some cases, one implant is used per tooth that needs replacing. Sometimes this is not possible or preferable. There may not be enough jawbone density in one area of the mouth to support a dental implant. In this case, implants can be placed on either side of the weak area, supporting a bridge between them.

Are bridge implants better than a normal bridge?

Every dental treatment has its pros and cons. Normal bridges can be a really useful tooth for multiple tooth replacement. One problem with them is that they are usually supported on the surrounding teeth. This means that they place extra pressure on these teeth. This could mean that they wear down more quickly.

Dental implants in South Yorkshire offer a really solid basis for a bridge. This means that you can often bite and chew foods that are trickier with other tooth replacement methods.

How do you get bridge implants?

As with all dental implants in South Yorkshire, the first step is to book an appointment with PDC Dental for a consultation. We provide unique treatment plans for every patient based on our experience and skill as well as the personal data we gather from you at your consultation. Steps might include preparatory work, fitting and aftercare. We also offer lots of tips on how to prepare your home and schedule for your procedure so that you are well prepared for this life-enhancing journey.

We look forward to supporting you during your tooth replacement and providing a full, functional smile for you soon.

Replacing broken bridges and dentures

If you have been wearing a bridge or dentures for some time, you may well know how easily they can come loose, get damaged or even break. Some people find they have to get their dentures relined every year to get them to stay in place. Others have had to ban themselves from various foods in order to preserve their restorations.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyEnough is enough. It’s time to find another, more robust and long-lasting way to replace lost teeth. It’s time to explore dental implants in Barnsley from PDC Dental Implants.

In Barnsley, dental implants are a versatile way to replace lost teeth and unsatisfactory restorations such as loose and failed dentures and bridges.

Dental implants are different from dentures and fixed bridgework because they rely on fusion to the jawbone for their stability. Being fixed into the jawbone creates an anchor so firm that no foods are off limits. You no longer have to worry about restorations coming loose and embarrassing you, and you no longer have to deal with complicated maintenance routines either.

One dental implant can hold up to 3 crowns on a bridge. We use this technology to create easy ways to replace entire arches of teeth. One technique called All-on-4 allows us to install an arch of teeth on just 4 (for the lower jaw) or 6 (for the upper jaw) implants. We use extra-long implants that go in at an angle from the back of the jawbone along to the front to create stability around the whole arch.

With this technique, we can put in temporary crowns, known as same day teeth, so that you can leave here looking great. When the dental implants in Barnsley have fused with your jawbone, we can then put in your permanent crowns and you can eat what you like.

Maintenance

To keep your implants in good shape, you need to follow a diligent cleaning routine to remove plaque. There’s no taking out. No soaking. Just brushing, flossing, and regular hygienist sessions.

Want to find out more? Come in for a consultation and we can explore how we can make your mouth a happier place.

Do you suffer from a loose denture?

If you have been wearing dentures for many years, you are probably aware that they are not as stable as time goes by. In fact, dentures tend to become loose over time because the jawbone deteriorates and the dentures need to be adjusted. Loose dentures can cause soreness, bite and speaking problems. Long-term denture wearers also find that denture maintenance can be quite expensive and time-consuming. Dental adhesives, relining and new dentures are not cheap and these expenses add up in the long run, making you wonder whether this was a good investment in the first place.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyIf you are fed up with your loose and uncomfortable dentures, our experienced PDC Dental Implants can help. What if we told you that you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants in Barnsley at the fraction of the cost without saying goodbye to your denture? If you wonder how is this possible, keep reading.

Dentures supported by dental implants?

While denture relining and adhesives can provide a provisional solution to loose dentures, dental implants in Barnsley are the ultimate solution. In short, if you want your denture to stay stable in your mouth and not be affected by the alterations in your jawbone, you can achieve this effect by supporting your denture on dental implants. Only a few dental implants are required for this process. Moreover, dental implants interact with the jawbone and regenerate bone tissue, therefore keeping your dentures strong and stable and restoring your oral function to a great extent. You can now eat, speak, bite and chew as you normally would without worrying about your dentures. Not to mention that you won’t need to buy adhesives any more. Implant-supported dentures are attached to the dental implants with special clip-on mechanisms that help keep your dentures safe in the mouth. Nothing compares to the great fit and security offered by dental implants in Barnsley.

Say goodbye to loose dentures

If you have enough of your loose denture, it’s time to look for a drastic solution. Get in touch, book a consultation appointment and we will guide you through your different options, eventually helping you choose the solution that best fits your individual needs.

Implant-supported bridges: uses and benefits

Have you ever heard of implant-supported bridges? Unlike regular bridges, these restorations are supported by dental implants and do not rely on your natural teeth for retention.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireAt PDC Dental Implants, bridges supported by dental implants in South Yorkshire are used to replace a few missing teeth in a row for an aesthetically pleasing and functional result. Instead of getting separate dental implants for each missing tooth involved, you can opt for this cost-effective and attractive replacement option.

How does it work?

The process for implant-supported bridges is not different from that of getting regular dental implants. Your dentist will still need to place the dental implants in the jawbone through a minor procedure for osseointegration to be achieved. Once the implants have fused to the jawbone, they can proceed to the last stage of this process, which is the fitting of the bridge on top of the dental implants. The number of dental implants required for this treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on the overall number of missing teeth. However, in most cases, each end of the bridge is supported by 2 dental implants, therefore that’s the minimum number required for this treatment to work.

What are the benefits of implant-supported bridges?

Traditional bridges can last for a specific amount of years and tend to wear and become loose over time. Moreover, traditional bridges require the grinding of your healthy teeth in order to be supported and this can lead to irreversible damage. Moreover, bone loss can make them more mobile and uncomfortable. Bridges supported with dental implants in South Yorkshire, on the other hand, are more stable and comfortable and do not compromise the health of your neighbouring teeth. They are very long lasting and, since they rely on dental implants, they are also more secure and less likely to move around your mouth. Replacing your missing teeth with a bridge supported by dental implants in South Yorkshire will preserve the natural spacing of your teeth and will encourage the healthy development of your jawbone over time.

To learn more about our implant-supported bridges, contact us today.

Denture stabilisation with dental implants in Barnsley explained

For some people, removable dentures are the only solution because of the extent of their tooth loss. However, despite their benefits and ease of use, removable dentures can become loose over time because they do not interact with the jawbone and cannot prevent its deterioration. If you have had enough of your dentures and you want to try something new, maybe it’s time to consider denture stabilisation with dental implants.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyAt PDC Dental, we offer a wide range of implant solutions to patients of all ages. Denture stabilisation with dental implants in Barnsley is a popular solution because it’s easy and cost effective. Why opt for regular dental implants, when you can stabilise your denture in your mouth for half the cost? To learn more about this procedure, continue reading.

What are implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are a viable solution to loose dentures. These dentures are supported by and attached to dental implants. Both the implants and the dentures come with special attachments than help keep the implants in place once in the mouth, preventing movement and improving your overall oral function and chewing ability. Dentures supported with dental implants in Barnsley can be fitted to either jaw, but they are particularly beneficial in the lower jaw, where regular dentures tend to be less sturdy.

Is this treatment suitable for me?

Implant-supported dentures are ideal for patients who have lost many teeth in their upper or lower jawbone (or both), but don’t want to replace them with regular dental implants. Age is not an impediment to this treatment, but you will need to be in good oral and general health and must not smoke in order to have dentures fitted on dental implants. Just like regular dental implants, implant-supported dentures require great oral care in order to be maintained.

What can I expect from my implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are more stable than regular dentures and will not move when they are in your mouth. Patients find it easier to smile, eat, speak and bite with implant-supported dentures. Not to mention that these dentures are much more comfortable, because no suction is required to keep them in place.

Bringing back your smile

In South Yorkshire, dental implants are providing a new lease of life for worn-out and uneven smiles. Here at PDC Dental in Barnsley, many of our patients come in to see us in a bit of a deflated state. Damaged and missing teeth can be painful and put a crimp on your day. It affects the way you laugh, smile, eat and maintain your teeth, and can really knock your confidence. Anyone who’s held back a smile or suppressed a laugh because of a less than perfect smile will understand this.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireWe also know how beneficial dental implants in South Yorkshire can be, and how they can help restore smiles to their former glory. While a standalone crown, bridge or denture is a fine way to replacing missing teeth, implants provide an array of extra benefits.

Stable and secure

Implants provide a strong foundation for a replacement tooth. This is because they are fixed directly into the jawbone and are the only restoration method that provides a replacement root as well as a crown.

This means that you get back your full chewing power; there’s no need to be on a soft food diet or to cut out nutritious crunchy and chewy foods.

Built to last

Implants are made from titanium, a light but hard-wearing metal that is also biocompatible. This means that it bonds with the natural structures of the body and is held in place by bone tissue and blood vessels. This makes dental implants in South Yorkshire as secure as natural tooth roots. Your dental implants in South Yorkshire will also last for a long time, up to 15 years with proper care.

Easy to maintain

Because dental implants in South Yorkshire behave like natural teeth, you clean them just like your natural teeth. Twice-daily brushing and flossing plus bi-annual check-ups and scale and polish cleanings will keep your implants in good condition for years to come.

Find out more

We provide dental implants in South Yorkshire for a range of different conditions; whether you need same day implants, zygomatic implants (fitted into the cheekbone), a single implant, bridge implants or implant supported dentures, we can help.

Discover the advantages of implant-supported dentures and say goodbye to your loose dentures

Dentures have been used in dentistry for many years with success. In fact, they are one of the oldest dental treatments documented in history. Luckily, modern dentures are far more functional and attractive these days, but still they come with several disadvantages. Unfortunately, for some people, dental implants are too expensive.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireAt PDC Dental Implants, we have combined the best of both worlds and you can now say goodbye to loose dentures without spending a lots of money on dental implants in South Yorkshire with denture stabilisation. This technique ensures that your false teeth stay in place since they are supported by dental implants.

Why have implant-supported dentures?

If you suffer from many missing teeth, dentures supported by dental implants in South Yorkshire should be something to look into. Dental implants are very beneficial for the jawbone since they halt bone loss and encourage the regeneration of new bone tissue. Moreover, dental implants in South Yorkshire are stable, secure, dependable and effective.

Their ability to keep your dentures in place will restore your oral function and allow you to laugh, eat and speak without problems. Moreover, implant-supported dentures will improve your speech and confidence, decrease irritation of the gum tissue, eliminate the need for expensive and messy adhesives and create a stronger biting force than regular dentures. In addition, the process for getting implant-supported dentures is easy and has minimal discomfort.

How are implant-supported dentures placed in the jawbone?

Dentures supported with dental implants in South Yorkshire require multiple visits to the dentist. During the first stage, the dentist will place a few dental implants into the jawbone. These dental implants are smaller than regular implants and they are designed with special mechanisms on their surface, so that the dentures stay in place. Once the implants have healed, your dentist will adjust the denture over the dental implants with special add-ons, providing you with the peace of mind that they won’t become loose over time.

Book your consultation

If you are interested in implant-supported dentures and you want to ensure if they are the best option for you, contact our friendly team today.

Implant solutions for multiple missing teeth

Dental implants are small, titanium, screw-shaped posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They also help preserve tooth-supporting bone that naturally weakens when one or more teeth are lost. After all, bone loss is one of the most important consequences of missing teeth and can only be prevented with dental implants.

dental-implants-in-barnsleyNowadays, dental implants have developed considerably and there are many options available to patients who are missing more than one tooth. If you are interested in dental implants in Barnsley and you don’t want to spend a fortune on conventional dental implants to replace an entire arch of teeth, then it’s time to book an appointment with our implant dentists at PDC Dental Implants.

All-on-4 implants

All-on-4 dental implants in Barnsley make it possible to replace a full set of teeth with a simple, effective and safe treatment achieved with only one visit to the dentist. If you have had enough of loose dentures or if you have experienced a broken denture in the past, replacing all your teeth with a same-day implant procedure is beneficial for your oral health and your quality of life.

All-on-4 implants are designed to replace the upper or lower arch (or both). The placement of up to 4 dental implants at pre-planned positions and angles in your jawbone provides the base upon which the final restorations can rest.

Zygomatic dental implants

Zygomatic implants are used when there is not enough bone left for regular implants in the upper jawbone. They are used to ensure extra support and stabilisation in an area of the mouth which is very frail. Zygomatic implants are very sturdy, they are placed to the zygomatic bone and they are longer than normal dental implants because of all the support they need.They are completely safe and won’t cause any problems with your sinuses.

Say goodbye to dentures

If you are tired of wearing loose dentures and need an effective option to replace your many missing teeth, All-on-4 implants and zygomatic dental implants in Barnsley are great options. Your dentist will help you decide which is best for you.

Options for missing teeth

Dental implants in Barnsley are an excellent option for those seeking to replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures and bridges alone do replace missing teeth. Unlike your natural teeth, however, dentures and bridges are not anchored into your jawbone, so they do not offer the same strength or ease of use. With the addition of dental implants, failed bridges and dentures can be a thing of the past, providing permanent, comfortable and natural-looking dental prosthetics.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyIn Barnsley, dental implants are the better choice

Dentures alone offers the wearer a quarter of the chewing power of natural teeth. When your dentures are attached to dental implants, however, they fully replace all natural functions. This occurs due to the nifty way implants react to your bone. During a simple surgery, these titanium screws are placed into the jawbone. Titanium is biocompatible with our bodies, which means it will not break down or erode and it stimulates the natural growth of your bone. Since it is so adept at living happily in your mouth, it will not impede blood vessels or the soft tissue of your gums from also growing naturally. This means that after surgery, your gum will completely heal and your jawbone will grow onto and around the implant, anchoring it in place and making it a strong, stable platform for teeth-replacement options, such as dentures to be fixed onto.

Since dental implants in Barnsley are permanently ‘root’ tooth replacements such as dentures, your dentures will now function just like your natural teeth. You don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place when you’re eating, talking or laughing. In addition, because your jawbone is now growing naturally, you will never need to worry about jawbone shrinkage and failed dentures, due to them being ill fitting.

How long will they last?

With proper care, implants can last many years. Studies have shown, with proper care they are very long lasting, with the first person to ever receive dental implants living with them for over 40 years. By attending regular 6-monthly check-ups at PDC Dental Implants, we can look after your teeth and ensure your implants work for you for a long time to come.