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.
Enough 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.
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.