Loose dentures or missing teeth can cause a number of personal and practical problems in your everyday life. Your self-esteem, your eating, chewing and your speech can be seriously affected by gaps and sore gums.
A dental implant is a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. They significantly help to improve your quality of life and enable you to feel confident and happy again.
Implants can be suitable for most people, whatever your age and the condition of your teeth. We can offer a number of dental implant treatments to help enable you to smile freely and live the life you want.
Dental implants are one of the most exciting innovations in dentistry – made of titanium, they look and feel just like real teeth and, with proper care, can last a lifetime.
Your dentist places them directly into your jawbone, where they provide an artificial replacement for the root of your missing tooth or teeth. They can be placed into the upper and lower jaws and will bond (osseointegrate) with the bone and thus become the anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth.
They have many advantages over more traditional methods such as bridges or dentures;
- They prevent shrinkage of the jaw bone which makes the face look older.
- Adjacent teeth do not have to be ground down as in the case of bridges.
- They are not removable like a denture so are more stable and comfortable.
- If you already have a denture as few as 2 implants can improve its retention and stability.
- Dental implants can greatly help to improve your speech and the ability to chew and eat foods.
- Depending on your specific needs, implants can be used to replace one or more teeth and they not affect any of your remaining teeth at all.
Contact us to find out more about how we can help you restore your smile and get your life back. Fill in the online form or call us on 01275 462421.
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Three Tooth Bridge Implant
All on 4 Implants
This patient was missing his lower premolars and molars after they were extracted due to historic failed root fillings and he was finding it difficult to chew on that side with less teeth.
Patrick Kennedy placed 2 implants into the patients lower jaw positioned carefully to accept a three tooth bridge.
The patient now has complete dentition on this side of the mouth.
Patient side view with missing lower premolar and molars right side.
You can see the perfect gum health created by the healing collars although these are not necessary if the area is at the front of the mouth.
Mirror view of the Implants, the biocompatibility of implants is clear from the health of the surrounding gum.
The final three tooth bridge that has been crafted by our local dental laboratory technician Simon in Portishead. Shown on the model.
Side view of the bridge.
Mirror view of the bridge.
“So the problem I had before my treatment was that all of my teeth had become loose, I had really, really bad gum disease and this was because I had a massive phobia of going to the dentist, and I had gone to Florida funnily enough on holiday and had to go and have emergency treatment in America. She said to me ‘they’ve all gone, you need them all out and you’re going to need dentures’. So I had pretty much all of my teeth removed, so every single one apart from four. I had to wear dentures for three months and then after the gums had healed they fitted me with implants.
The overall treatment was just amazing, the care in between visits, if I was concerned there was always somebody at the end of the phone to talk to me. When I was actually having the treatment the concern and the care they showed me because of my phobia, I had to be sedated, so there would always be a nurse with me with Patrick. I just can’t fault them, I’ve got over my fear, I come to the dentist now with nothing.
When I first saw my smile, it was amazing, it was the most emotional feeling in the world, you know, to suddenly see. I mean, I had really bad overbite as well, so I had, I suppose the best word for it is buck teeth and to have straight teeth and be able to smile and feel confident in your own body is just, you can’t describe it, it’s just an amazing feeling, it’s like winning the lottery.”