Alternative techniques for dental implants

Since their discovery in the 1950s, dental implants have revolutionised modern dentistry around the world. This is because they offer a viable alternative to conventional bridges and dentures by fusing with the jawbone and preventing its further deterioration.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyDental implants are small titanium screw-shaped posts that are positioned into the jawbone by our experienced dentists at PDC Dental Implants. Their main function is to replace the tooth root. This is why they adhere to the bone tissue and encourage further growth. Once healed, dental implants in Barnsley are topped by artificial teeth such as crowns, bridges and dentures.

Modern implant dentistry offers many alternatives to traditional dental implants. These are minimally invasive techniques, which can be a better alternative for certain patients. All-on-4 is of them. This patented technology was developed to replace all the teeth on one arch with as few implants as possible. It also the installation of dental implants and replacement teeth in a day.

Tell me more about All-on-4 dental implants in Barnsley

All-on-4 is an increasingly popular technique, which allows the placement of a full arch of replacement teeth either in either jaw with dental implants. All-on-4 involves fixing 4 (or 6) dental implants into the jawbone, which serve as a base for the replacement teeth.

Contrary to popular belief, All-on-4 does not require bone grafting. Thanks to special abutments, the temporary replacement teeth can be fixed on the same day the dental implants are operated. However, patients should avoid hard and chewy foods during the healing period. After a few weeks, once the gum tissue has healed and the implants have adhered to the natural jawbone, the final bridge can be placed and patients may return to their normal diet and lifestyle.

Although All-on-4 is sometimes promoted as a very fast treatment, truth is that several visits to the dentist are required for effective results. These include consultation visits, the planning of the treatment, the operation, regular check-ups and the last appointment for the placement of the permanent teeth.

To learn more about All-on-4 dental implants in Barnsley and whether you could benefit from this treatment, give us a call and we will book an appointment for you.

Broken your bridge again?

When you lost some teeth, did you decide to go for a bridge or a partial denture? How’s that working out for you? Do you click gently with that denture, making the sounds of old age even though you are nowhere near retirement? Or did you bite down on something hard and break your bridge, again? Fixed bridgework and dentures are a great idea in theory but each comes with its own set of hassles that can wear you down over the years. Maybe it’s time for a something more reliable, like replacing them with dental implants in South Yorkshire.

Dental Implants in South YorkshireIn South Yorkshire, dental implants have become most people’s first choice for replacing teeth, and even if they chose something else to start with, many people are now seeking an upgrade here at PDC Dental Implants.

Replacing a broken bridge

It’s actually pretty easy to replace a broken bridge with dental implants in South Yorkshire. One dental implant can hold up to 3 teeth, so it does not have to be as expensive as you may have thought.

All we do is insert a dental implant into a carefully created channel in your jawbone. We do this under local anaesthetic, which is more than enough to numb the area as there aren’t many nerve endings in the jawbone to send pain signals to the brain. You can also have oral or intravenous sedation if you are very anxious.

Osseointegration

The next stage is very important. You need to allow 2-6 months for the dental implant to fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. The bone grows new tissue, including blood vessels, all over the implant.

Crowns

Once this process is completed, the implant is firmly anchored in place and we can add your replacement crowns. These will have been handcrafted to match your natural teeth, and will be indistinguishable from them once they are in place.

Maintenance

Your South Yorkshire dental implants are easy to care for. You just need to brush and floss carefully twice a day and come for regular check-ups and deep cleans to prevent gum disease.

We can do so much with dental implants in Barnsley

Dental implants in Barnsley have revolutionised the world of replacement teeth. These little gems have been around for more than 30 years now, and in that time, dentists have found ways to make them available to more people and have used them to solve all sorts of problems that they could not at first deal with.

At PDC Dental, we use dental implants in Barnsley in all sorts of ways.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyLoose and broken bridges

The first dental implants had one crown to one implant, but now dental implants in Barnsley can be used to replace loose and broken bridges because each implant can hold as many as 3 crowns on a bridge. And because dental implants are firmly anchored into the jawbone, they can cope with foods that might break fixed bridgework.

Replacing all your teeth

One technique that is very popular is called All-on-4. This is when we replace an entire arch of teeth on only 4-6 implants. These teeth are fixed in place and do not have to come out at night for cleaning.

Same day implants

Time was, you would have your dental implants put in and then have to wait several months while they integrated with your jawbone before having the crowns added. Now, if you have an entire arch replaced, we can give you same day teeth, temporary crowns to tide you over and keep you looking good until your implants have integrated and you are ready for your handmade porcelain replacement crowns.

Replacing loose or broken dentures

Denture stabilisation is a way to get dentures to stay still without having to go the whole hog of having them replaced with dental implants. We can stabilise dentures on only 2-4 mini dental implants, depending on whether they are for the upper or lower jaw.

Jawbone not so great?

The main barrier to having dental implants is that the jawbone has lost size and density, making it unable to anchor the implant posts. We can solve this problem using zygomatic implants that anchor into the cheekbone rather than the jaw, or with a bone graft or sinus lift to replace lost bone tissue.

Three factors that make denture implants worthwhile

Dental implants in Barnsley can have a strong impact on your quality of life. You may think that they are not the solution for you if you are already a denture wearer but, at PDC Dental, we can combine these methods of tooth replacement to give you an improved experience when it comes to your teeth.

If you want to explore the potential of dental implants in Barnsley, then get in touch with us at PDC Dental. We work with all sorts of patients with a wide variety of tooth replacement needs. Treatment with dental implants in Barnsley is highly adaptable so adjustments can be made to the standard treatment path to work around many challenges.

Dental Implants in BarnsleyBelow we explore just some of the ways that dental implants in Barnsley can help denture wearers to regain some of their oral functionality.

Grip

Often, one of the issues with dentures is that they cannot grip food securely using the front teeth. This means that crunching and tearing are limited, which can make some food choices inadvisable or more difficult to eat. With denture implants, the prosthetic teeth are fully anchored on the implants, so you get a better all-round grip. This takes away the need for messy adhesives and it means you don’t have to cut up slightly tougher foods into bite-sized pieces.

Comfort

Loose-fitting dentures can be a pain – literally! If you have dentures that slip, even a little, they can cause sore patches over time. Even if you have well-fitting dentures to begin with, the mouth changes shape over time and you can experience slippage at any time. Denture implants mean that your teeth are held in place by secure fixtures and not by pressing the gums against them. This means that there is no longer the potential for friction sores.

Confidence

When it comes to dentures, security means more confidence. You can smile and laugh without worrying about wobbly teeth. You can say yes to social occasions that involve food without worrying about coming up against bits and pieces you cannot eat. Denture implants offer you a high level of function and therefore you have more opportunities to feel good about your teeth again.

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?