Dental implants – are they right for you?

Getting dental implants in South Yorkshire is a big decision, so you want to make sure you have all the information you need before you go for it. At PDC Dental Implants, we are happy to answer all your questions about dental implants, either via e-consultation or during a visit to our practice.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireDental implants can work no matter how many teeth you are missing

Whether you are missing just one tooth, a mouth-full of teeth or something in between, dental implants can work for you. A single tooth can be replaced with a single implant, or you can replace a full arch of teeth with All-on-4 implants. If you have any missing teeth, or failing teeth, dental implants in South Yorkshire could be the answer for you.

Say goodbye to irritating dentures

A failed denture can make your life a misery, stopping you from eating properly, making your gums sore, affecting your speech. With denture implants or bridge implants there is no more need to worry about a loose denture. Invest in dental implants in South Yorkshire, and you can chew, smile and talk with confidence.

No drawn-out treatment worries with same day implants

Dental implants in South Yorkshire can be an easy and quick solution.

A full arch of missing or failing teeth can be replaced with implants in a single visit. In one day, we can remove any failing teeth, place the implants and fit temporary fixed teeth for you. You will need to return once the implants have healed and integrated with your jawbone for the final permanent bridge to be fitted.

Smile bigger and look younger

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants in South Yorkshire can take years off your appearance. Missing teeth can cause the jawbone to recede and the face to take on a sunken, hollow appearance, but dental implants can maintain the structure of your jawbone and stop that from happening.

Book a consultation if you’re still unsure

If you want to find out more but aren’t ready to commit yet, an e-consultation may be just what you need. If you’d like to meet our staff and take a look at the practice, a consultation at PDC Dental is ideal.

All in a day’s work with dental implants in South Yorkshire

There are several common factors that patients are concerned about when it comes to dental implants in South Yorkshire at PDC Dental Implants. These are: pain, cost and time. People most commonly ask: ‘Will it hurt?’, ‘How much will it cost?’ and ‘How long will it take?’. We can offer general answers to all of these questions prior to consultation and we can make these more specific after initial consultation.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireHow long will it take?

In the past, it has been necessary to have a prolonged treatment period, when it comes to dental implants in South Yorkshire, to get someone from missing or damaged teeth to a replacement smile. Now, at PDC Dental Implants, we can offer some patients teeth in a day. This means they walk into our clinic in the morning with replacement needs and, by the end of the day, these have been met with new teeth.

Even if the teeth-in-a-day method is not for you, we can still talk to you about ways to promote healing and speed up the process if you are concerned about time.

Will it hurt?

As with any surgical procedure, there will potentially be some discomfort when you are recovering from having your dental implants in South Yorkshire fitted. This might include some general aching or soreness, swelling, bruising or light bleeding. Every patient’s reaction is different, and some feel more comfortable than others. At PDC Dental Implants, we can give you guidance on what’s normal.

How much will it cost?

One of the first steps towards having dental implants fitted is to have an initial consultation. When we do this with you, we gather enough data to give you a quote for the work you need. This covers fitting, your follow-up appointments and any preparatory work that you need. Our level of experience means that we are able to give reasonably accurate quotes, so you can budget for your dental treatment.

We have some finance options that may be able to assist you when it comes to getting your work done. These help you to spread the cost over a number of months and mean that you do not need to delay treatment.

Considering implant-supported bridges?

Missing teeth can impair your oral function almost completely by making it difficult to smile, chew, eat and speak properly. Even worse, your healthy teeth will gradually start moving into the gaps created by your missing teeth – this can lead to teeth misalignment and eventually tooth loss.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyNobody can deny that dental implants have changed the way we perceive restorative dentistry. For years, dentists have been relying on bridges and dentures to replace missing teeth, but studies and clinical trials have shown that dental implants are more effective at this task. At PCD Dental Implants, we encourage our patients with missing teeth to consider bridges supported by Barnsley dental implants. Improved stability and better oral function and control are but a few benefits of implant-supported bridges.

Preparing your teeth for a bridge supported by dental implants in Barnsley

Before you receive the final restoration in the form of a bridge, you will need to undergo an evaluation. Our dentists will examine your teeth, gums and jawbone and determine whether you can have dental implants in Barnsley. Once this assessment is over, we will schedule your implant surgery. Your dentist will make small incisions on your jawbone and will fix the dental implants in your bone tissue. With time, the bone tissue and the dental implants will become one through a process scientifically known as ‘osseointegration’.

Enjoying your new smile with implant-supported bridges

Once the dental implants have healed completely, you will have to revisit for a second, simpler operation, during which your dentist will reveal the implant sites and attach your bridge on top of them. Implant-supported bridges are made of high-quality materials that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Moreover, implant-supported bridges have the same light-reflecting qualities of natural teeth for a seamless and natural smile. Replacing missing teeth with implant-supported bridges will allow you to eat, check, smile and speak like you normally would.

If you are afraid, you can ask for sedation

Naturally, some patients may feel more anxious at the prospect of implant surgery. While we will try to make this experience as comfortable as possible, you can take advantage of our sedation options in order to feel more relaxed.

Replace dentures with dental implants and chew with confidence

If you have loose dentures or a bridge you know how frustrating they can be. Not being able to eat certain foods, sore gums caused by ill-fitting dentures, dentures slipping out of place while eating or talking. These are all problems that can be relieved by investing in dental implants in South Yorkshire.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireHow denture implants can help

There are a few implant options available to you if you have full dentures. The most simple and cost effective is to be fitted with dental implants that the dentures clip onto. This holds the dentures in place much more effectively than glue, meaning they won’t affect your speech and you will be able to eat more foods. It is a good idea to be fitted with implants as soon as possible after losing your teeth, before the jawbone starts to recede. If you have dentures, visit our practice to discuss dental implants in South Yorkshire.

There are also more advanced options available in dental implants in South Yorkshire for denture wearers. Fixed bridgework supported by implants can be used to replace a full arch of teeth, either in the upper or lower jaw or both. With All-on-4, we can even fit implants and temporary teeth in the same day, with a permanent bridge to be fitted around 6 months later once the implants have integrated with the jawbone.

Look years younger and smile with confidence

There are huge advantages to being fitted with dental implants in South Yorkshire. A confident smile full of natural-looking teeth can take years off your appearance and give your self-confidence a boost. With a permanent bridge you can eat your favourite foods, speak clearly and forgo the worry of a broken denture. A failed bridge or failed denture can be devastating but by using that opportunity to be fitted with dental implants you can improve your quality of life.

If you avoided having treatment through a fear of dentists, At PDC Dental Implants our staff will put you at ease. Implants may sound scary, but usually they are less painful than a filling. There is no reason not to visit us and talk about dental implants in South Yorkshire.

Replace lost teeth with dental implants

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you may want to consider being fitted with dental implants in Barnsley. These advanced implants mean you can replace a lost tooth or even hold dentures firmly in place.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyHow do dental implants work?

Dental implants are small, titanium screws that fit into your jawbone in the space where the root of a natural tooth would normally go. Because they are made from titanium, the jawbone will fuse with them naturally, fixing them securely and making them feel just like a normal tooth.

Different types of dental implants in Barnsley

A dental implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth, or in the case of a few missing teeth, bridge implants can support a bridge. Denture implants are also an option, where loose dentures can be clipped into place over implants, making them more secure.

You can even have a whole new set of teeth in one day with All-on-4 implants. In just one visit to our practice, you can have teeth removed, implants fitted and temporary teeth fixed in place. Once the implants have fully meshed with the jawbone, the temporary teeth are replaced with a permanent bridge.

Can anyone have dental implants in Barnsley?

You do need to have a healthy jawbone for standard implants, but there are options if there is not enough bone to support the implants. Zygomatic implants can be used in the upper jaw. These are longer than standard implants, and are fixed into the cheekbone, which is stronger. In some cases, a bone graft may be required to enhance the jawbone to enable it to support dental implants.

Why invest in dental implants?

There are a number of advantages to investing in dental implants in Barnsley. Weak or missing teeth can often mean a loss of confidence as people don’t feel comfortable smiling fully and showing their teeth, or lack of, to people. With dental implants you can give your loved ones a big smile full of beautiful teeth. Of course, there are health advantages too. Visit PDC Dental Implants in Barnsley and we will talk through the options with you and explain exactly how dental implants could change your life.

Treatment options for missing teeth

Having gaps in your teeth can feel horrible. It makes talking and eating hard work in day-to-day life and can lead to some embarrassing moments. If you are missing teeth, no matter how many, we can help you to fix the problem here at PDC Dental Implants in South Yorkshire. Our dentists are experienced in all methods of tooth replacement.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireWhat are your options?

There are a number of options available for replacing missing teeth:

  • Dentures
  • Bridges
  • Dental implants.

Dental implants in South Yorkshire are an increasingly popular choice for our patients. Let’s look at the 3 options to get a better understanding of how they work.

Dentures

Dentures are a traditional and low cost option. There are partial dentures and full dentures. Dentures should be taken out at night time for cleaning and sleeping. They can take some getting used to as they’re held in place by suction to the gums. It’s possible to use denture adhesives to help hold your dentures in place. Dentures can affect your speech and limit the foods you can eat.

Bridges

Bridges are securely fixed in place as they are attached to neighbouring teeth. These supporting teeth will be compromised as they’ll need to be ground down and have crowns attached in order to hold the bridge in place. As with dentures, bridges replace only the top of your tooth, not the root.

Dental implants

Dental implants in South Yorkshire are the modern way to replace teeth. They are a fixed tooth replacement that replaces the top of your tooth and the root. They don’t need to be taken out or cleaned in a special way. They look natural and feel natural. Patients tell us that dental implants in South Yorkshire are the next best thing to natural teeth, and we agree. Implants can be used in a number of ways. They can:

  • Replace failed, loose or broken bridges
  • Replace loose or broken dentures
  • Stabilise dentures
  • Replace one, several or a whole mouth full of missing teeth.

Want to find out more?

We can help you to choose the best tooth replacement option to fit your lifestyle. Why not call us today to book an appointment?

Deciding whether to have dental implants in South Yorkshire

For most people, getting dental implants in South Yorkshire is not something they rush into. Dental implants are not cheap, they are an investment and they involve having to spend time in the dental surgeon’s chair being drilled. No one rushes into that decision. But when your teeth are failing, or have already come out, you want to know that you have given yourself the best option for replacement teeth, and for most people that means dental implants.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireDr Alex Jones

If you decide to have your dental implants put in by us at PDC Dental Implants, the Dr Alex Jones will be your dental implant surgeon. Dr Jones has been placing dental implants in South Yorkshire since 2008 and in that time has placed more than 1,000 implants.

As well as placing dental implants, Dr Jones teaches other dentists how to restore them, and he also has articles published in dental journals. You will be in safe hands with Dr Jones.

Your implant consultation

The first step to deciding whether to have dental implants is to book yourself in for a consultation. This is your opportunity to see the clinic and meet the dental team, including Dr Jones, and decide whether this is somewhere you would feel comfortable having dental implants fitted.

For our part, we need to make sure that you are able to receive dental implants and whether you need extra preparatory treatments. Perhaps you are looking for dental implants as a replacement for some other kind of restoration that has failed, maybe a broken bridge or loose dentures.

We will carefully examine all your mouth parts, head and neck, paying careful attention to the health and position of your jaws. If we think you will need extra treatments, we may also need to do a CT scan as well as take x-rays.

If we think your jawbone is in good enough condition to receive dental implants, we can go ahead and book you in for implant surgery. You may want to get all your teeth replaced with a technique that anchors them onto only 4-6 implants on each jaw. There are lots of possibilities that we can discuss.

Dental implants in Barnsley are so versatile

You have probably heard of dental implants in Barnsley as being a very effective way to replace lost teeth. This is because they replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown, which makes them much more stable and long-lasting than more old-fashioned restoration methods.

Not only do they last longer but they also make sure that your jawbone stays strong and healthy, giving it the stimulation it needs to keep renewing bone tissue instead of resorbing it, which is what happens when there are no tooth roots in it.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyNow that dental implants have been around for more than 30 years, the things that we can do with them have increased. Let’s take a look at what’s on offer with dental implants in Barnsley from us at PDC Dental Implants:

Same-day implants

If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, you don’t want to go toothless while your implants integrate with your jawbone. We can put in dental implants and give you a set of temporary teeth on top so that you never have to be without teeth. You still have to go carefully with chewing while the implants integrate, and when they have, we can fit some custom-made porcelain crowns that will look like natural teeth.

All-on-4 implants

Another one for those with entire arches of teeth missing. We fit 2 implants in vertically at the front of your arch, plus 2 more extra-long implants at a 45° angle along the side of jawbone and put an arch of teeth onto these. You may need 6 implants on the top jaw, to counter the effects of gravity.

Zygomatic implants

If you have lost too much bone on your top jaw to hold implants securely, we can fit you with extra-long ones that go through your jawbone and anchor into the dense cheekbone above.

Loose dentures

We can use dental implants to anchor your dentures to your jawbone, giving you back the freedom to eat what you like and laugh your head off without worrying about denture wobbles. We can either customise your dentures or fit you with a new set.

Join the revolution with dental implants in Barnsley

Oh dear! Has it happened again? Failed denture? Broken bridge? Gosh, they just don’t seem to last very long do they? No, it’s not you. It’s just what happens with this kind of tooth restoration; after a few years of daily use, they wear out and have to be replaced.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyBut maybe this time, you could replace your failed bridge or broken denture with something more durable, more lifelike, more stable. Maybe this is the time to have a consultation for dental implants in Barnsley with us at PDC Dental Implants. You never know, having dental implants instead of a bridge or a denture could change your life. Let’s look at how:

More stability

Because dental implants are embedded into the jawbone, they give you as much chewing power as natural teeth. If you have been on a soft food diet because of wearing dentures, this could be a real game-changer. Imagine being able to tuck into a steak again, or biting into a fresh, crisp apple. Imagine also, being able to roar with laughter at your friends’ terrible jokes without worrying about whether your teeth will exit your mouth in an undignified explosion.

Less hassle

Once your dental implants in Barnsley are in place and have integrated with your jawbone, you will find that keeping your teeth clean is far less hassle. If you have crowns that are fixed permanently into your mouth, all you have to do is carefully brush and floss twice a day to remove plaque. You also have to have regular cleanings with the hygienist. If you have implants to stabilise your dentures, you can still take them out at night to store in denture solution and to give your gums a rest.

Longer-lasting

Although dental implants in Barnsley seem like a big investment, they last for at least 15 years, probably a lot longer. So, when doing the sums, please bear in mind that, over time, your implants could work out as the same price or even cheaper than yet another bridge or denture.

Want to find out more? Come and have a chat with us. Dental implants are one of our favourite topics.

Teeth that work with dental implants in Barnsley

The reason teeth work so well is because they are firmly embedded into the jawbone. If you have ever had loose teeth, you will know how quickly they become less able to bite and chew. But when teeth are held in place by the fibres that connect them to the jawbone, they can withstand pressures of around 200lbs.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyTrying to get that power from a set of dentures is pretty hopeless, and fixed bridges, which rely on neighbouring teeth and require them to be ground down to receive buttress crowns, are only as good as the teeth they are secured to.

In Barnsley, dental implants give as much chewing and biting power as natural teeth. If you are unhappy with your restorations, maybe you have a broken denture or a broken bridge, now is the time to find out if you can replace them with dental implants in Barnsley.

Dental implants are fixed into the jawbone to mimic tooth roots. We insert them under local anaesthetic. We cut through the gum and carefully drill artificial sockets into the bone, avoiding blood vessels and nerves. This may sound painful but there are not so many nerve endings in the jawbone. If you are anxious, you can float through your treatment with oral or intravenous sedation.

Once the implants are in place, it takes 2-4 months for the bone tissue to grow tightly around them to hold them in place. However, if you are having all your teeth replaced, we can give you same day teeth, so that you leave the clinic with a temporary set of crowns in place. You will still need to follow the dietary directions required to give the implants time to integrate before you start using them at full power to chew things like steaks.

Bone loss issues

You may have been told you can’t have dental implants in Barnsley because you have not got a strong and dense enough jawbone. This can happen if you have been wearing dentures or a bridge for a while, or if you have had gum disease. We can sometimes solve this issue with zygomatic implants, which are extra-long and anchor into the cheekbone rather than the upper jawbone.