Discover A New Smile With Dental Implants
One or more missing teeth affect the way you bite and chew as well as the way you look. Historically, dentures and bridges were the only options for people in this situation, but today dental implants are increasingly used and offer a longer lasting, cost effective and more convenient solution.
Teeth can be lost because of old age, accident or decay. Whatever the cause, dentists seek to undertake treatment as soon as possible; a missing tooth puts strain on other teeth and its replacement will help to slow down bone loss and preserve other, healthy teeth.
Dental Implant + Bridge/Crown = Natural Looking Teeth
A dental implant on its own is only half the story. The implant is required to provide support for a crown or bridge, which, once in place, will look, feel and function like a natural tooth. Where crowns can be fitted to the remains of a tooth that has been broken or partially decayed, when the tooth is missing altogether your dentist needs to provide a post to fix the crown to. This is the implant.
Following a detailed series of examinations and x-rays, a titanium post is implanted into the jaw bone in the location of the missing tooth. The bone integrates with the implant to provide a strong and stable platform for the new crown or bridge
"Having spent some time with Ollie, whose calm and reassuring manner had begun to make me feel more relaxed, I spent a long time in consultation with Suzy and instantly knew I was in safe hands."
"I can honestly say that Ollie and Darsh have changed my life. This practice does not even feel like a dentist, more a health spa! From the elegant waiting areas to the excellently equipped surgeries, it is a pleasure to be here. The aftercare service is also second to none. At all times during the whole of my treatment I knew that if I did have a problem there was help at the end of a phone."
After you’ve decided that you would like us to help you, we will schedule a clinical consultation where we will perform an in depth clinical analysis, compromising a complete dental examination of you existing teeth and gums, digital photographs inside and outside of the mouth, all clinical x-rays and most importantly a presentation.
At your presentation we will discuss in depth the issues, if any, you have and formulate a plan of treatment once we have discussed your options. Within 7 days of your clinical presentation you have a written letter sent via email and/or the post detailing what we have discussed.
Phase I – Implant Placement
This is the first phase of treatment. This phase is completed by our implantologist Dr. Richard Brookshaw. Implant placement can be completed very quickly and depending on the procedure this may take from one-2 hours. The placement is performed under local anaestheisa thus meaning it can be relatively pain free. Most of the time it is necessary to provide an immediate prototype solution this is fitted at this phase.
Phase II – Biological Integration
In most cases we expect integration to occur within 8-12 weeks. Immediately following the placement, we would expect the discomfort and healing to occur very quickly. In a few cases an implant may take take a year to integrate with the bone.
Phase III - Restoring the Implant
Once phase II is complete we can then proceed to restore the implant. After a process of taking moulds of the position of the implants, the final teeth are individually designed and made, these are then cemented or screwed into the implant.
Dr Richard Brookshaw B.D.S., M.Med.Sci (Oral Surgery)
Richard Brookshaw qualified as a dentist in 1996 from the University of Dundee. In 1999 he gained his MMedSci in Oral Surgery from the University of Sheffield, and further extended his clinical qualification in 2001 by completing an 18 month Implant Training Programme, also at the University of Sheffield, where he was actively involved in the joint development program that is run between UK and Chieti in Italy.
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