Numerous problems can result from missing teeth issues, and can greatly affect the quality of your life. You may experience a feeling of helplessness and loss of self esteem when you are faced with a future without your natural teeth, and you may find it difficult to enjoy even the most basic of daily tasks – such as smiling, speaking, or even chewing your food.The embarrassment and difficulties associated with having missing teeth should not be endured, because there are ways to bring back those previous smiles of yours! Dental implants in London are ideal solutions for teeth that have been lost, and can replace both the form and the function of missing teeth – so you can go back to leading the quality of life you deserve, even if you have previously suffered from problems caused by missing teeth.
Dental implants are like artificial roots of theet which are placed into the jaw. Dental implants are giving the support for crowns, bridges and removable dentures. This is a wonderful solution, because we can implant the artificial root into the place of the lost tooth thus after healing it can take over the original function.Usually it is hard to tell the difference between the original tooth and the implant supported crowns.Replacing the missing teeth by means of implant dentistry will provide you better comfort, esthetics and harmony of your face with better function in smiling, chewing and biting.
ADVANTAGES OF IMPLANT DENTISTRY
- Single tooth replacement: no need to file off the neighbouring healthy teeth when preparing them for bridge work.
- Over 98% of implant placement is succesful.
- Missing molars: if there is free end e.g. no molars on the far back, it is impossible to make a bridgework and in conservative dentistry the only possible solution is removable partial denture. With implant dentistry it is still possible to make a fixed bridgework most of the times.
- In the situation of the completely edentulous jaws, after a certain period of time the removable complete dentures become loose. Thus it is mooving and it’s difficult to bite, chew and talk with them even when lots of denture glue is used. With implant supported dentures, the function could be back to normal again.
- Missing neighbouring teeth: with a couple of implants a partial bridgework can restore the function.
- With better function and stable bridgework and dentures can give you more self confidence and succes in your interpersonal relationship.
- You can possible avoid to use removable dentures which by some is considered to be the sign of the old age.Dental implants provide much better missing teeth solutions compared to dentures, since the implants are firmly embedded into the jaw bone (and will not have the tendency to move around inside the mouth, unlike dentures).
- Aesthetic Improvement – Tooth loss can have a vastly negative impact on your appearance – one or a few teeth missing can make your smile look incomplete, while all teeth missing can make your lips look shrunken or hollowed out. The sunken lips and cheeks area that can be the result of missing teeth can make you look a lot older than your actual age, and can make your whole face look unhealthy, sad, and old. Dental implants can improve your appearance by replacing the form of your natural teeth – so that you can smile with confidence once more.
- Speech Improvement – It is very difficult to speak in a normal way when some or all teeth are missing; depending on the position in the mouth, even a single missing tooth can affect the way you pronounce words. Dental implants replace both the form and function of missing teeth, so that you can enunciate syllables and words much better than when you used to do, with missing teeth.
- Preventing Bone Deterioration – Tooth loss can affect the quality of the bone structure in the surrounding area – especially if the tooth loss is not addressed in the soonest possible time. The jaw bone structure in the immediate vicinity of the lost tooth (or teeth) can suffer from deterioration with the passage of time. The use of dental implants as teeth replacements will prevent bone deterioration from occurring – or can prevent further complications from excessive bone deterioration.
- Improved Self-Confidence – Dental implants can replace the form and function of your missing teeth, so you can look forward to smiling confidently once again with the help of these implants.
The dental implant procedure starts with obtaining digital images, x-rays, or CT scans of the affected area – the images will help the dentist in determining the precise placement of the implants, and also to ensure that no nerves will be harmed during the procedure. The images will also help your dentist in formulating a dental implant treatment plan that will best suit your needs, so that your desired result can be achieved successfully and without unnecessary complications.An anaesthetic will be administered to ensure your comfort during the dental implant placement, before a small hole will be drilled into your jaw bone, in the precise area where there are missing teeth..After local anaesthesia we rise a mucoperiosteal flap and with the implant drills we set the right depths and diameter of the hole where we will screw the implant in.Following this, we will use stitches to close the gum tissue together, to ensure that the dental implants are covered and given the proper time to heal and integrate with surrounding tissue.The dental implants will be given a specified time to heal and integrate fully with the surrounding tissues. After the healing period has passed, the titanium screw will need to be exposed once more, so that tooth restorations (such as dental crowns) can be attached.
Dental Implant FOR 1 MISSING TOOTH
A dental implant can be used to provide the most effective solution for single missing tooth; the dental implant and a dental crown will be able to replace the form and the function of the missing tooth, rendering your smile complete once more. A dental implant and a dental crown are especially beneficial in cases when the single missing tooth is located in the front part of the mouth, which can make the small space very obvious to other people when your mouth is opened; a single dental implant, however, can also be used to replace a missing tooth even in the back part of the mouth. A single dental implant with dental crown can also work wonders in restoring proper speech function, which may have been affected by the lost tooth.
Dental Implants for MULTIPLE MISSING TEETH
The issue of multiple missing teeth will need to be addressed in the quickest way possible, to ensure that no further complications can arise from the situation; finding an effective solution to multiple missing teeth will also ensure that you will still be able to enjoy bright smiles even after suffering the loss of several teeth.
Dental implants are ideal for solving the problems caused by multiple missing teeth. The titanium dental implants will be embedded directly onto the jaw bone, and will form a firm anchor where the dental crowns (as tooth restorations) can be attached to. The use of dental implants to replace several missing teeth will prevent bone deterioration from setting in, and will vastly improve your appearance, as multiple missing teeth can make your mouth and cheek areas look hollowed out or sunken. The dental implants will make it possible for you to speak properly without encountering difficulties in enunciating syllables and words; the implants will also allow you to chew your food properly, without exerting too much effort and friction on your gum areas
Dental Implants for ALL MISSING TEETH
The problem of missing several teeth can result to numerous challenges in your daily life – and those challenges are made even more difficult when all teeth have been lost. The normal daily tasks of chewing food, speaking, and even smiling can be very difficult to almost impossible to do without any teeth, and can make you look older than your actual age.
The loss of all teeth may be caused by a number of actors, including gum disease, severe tooth decay, accidents, or injuries; all teeth missing may also be the effect of medical conditions or illnesses. A feeling of helplessness may be felt when dealing with all teeth missing, but there is still hope in restoring your dazzling smiles even if you are suffering from the loss of all your teeth!
A full mouth fixed bridge would be fitted over dental implants, usually 6 or 8, and it is not removable. It can be done on a patient’s full mouth, so there are no worries about having to remove the bridge or about having the bridge come out at an inconvenient time. This can be used to replace a tooth or teeth when there are one or more of them lost. It will look similar to a person’s natural teeth. A fixed bridge is a permanent solution to teeth loss. It will help a person’s face to keep their natural shape.f your natural teeth? You can have a better quality of life with all teeth missing options London – and you can still look forward to years of enjoying wonderful smiles.Dentures have often been thought of as the only solution to all teeth missing problems. The dentures can replace the form and function of all teeth that have been lost, and can make tasks such as eating, chewing, speaking, or smiling much easier to do (compared with a toothless condition). However, there are a number of issues that can make it difficult for you to enjoy dentures for a long period of time.With the passage of time, dentures have a tendency to become loose; this is because the deterioration of the jaw bone in areas where teeth have been lost can affect the way the dentures fit inside the mouth. The natural movement of the gums can also affect the way the dentures fit over time. Loose dentures can result to embarrassment especially when they move uncontrollably inside the mouth; ill-fitting dentures can also rub painfully against the soft tissues of the inner mouth.
A full mouth fixed bridge is not an option for every dental patient. This option is considered by dentists only if there is enough tissue and gum in a patient’s mouth to support the arch. It is a great option for patients who want their implants to really look natural.If you are interested in getting a full mouth fixed bridge, you should talk with our dentist to see if you are a candidate. If you have suffered bone loss, you will need to have bone grafting done in order to build up your bone in your jaw. If the bone loss is not too severe, you can get grafting done on a visit when you have the implant post installed. If the bone loss is severe, bone grafting will have to be done on a separate visit as it will need to heal before the 1 st stage post implant can take place.
DENTAL IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURES VS. OVER DENTURES
What is the difference?
A denture is a removable prosthetic appliance that people can use to replace their missing teeth. They are custom made and can replace anything from 1 tooth to a whole jaw of missing teeth. They are normally made from Acrylic and can be taken in and out to clean. They are generally inexpensive but their main negative point is their movement; they rarely fit well for long periods as your gum and jaw changes so they do take a lot of getting used to and tweaking.
An over-denture is made of aesthetic acrylic with custom made teeth and a metal reinforcement. It is detachable from the implants for cleaning purposes, however as the over denture is supported by implants it is very sturdy and fits more easily. The over denture will give you back the confidence that you need in order to be able to chew most types of food and also to socialize with more confidence. Another point to remember is that as the implants are doing the job of securing the over-denture; it doesn’t need to cover the roof of the mouth allowing you to be able to taste food fully, improving the speech and avoiding the gag reflex that can be very common.
Which is best?
Research has shown that without any teeth in the jaw the denture does not give the bone any stimulation or in layman’s terms – a reason to flourish or retain itself. After some years the jaw bone will resorb or shrink upwards meaningless bone for the denture to cling onto eventually becoming quite flat where only a denture fixative not anatomical hold will secure the denture in place. It has been proven that implants act like teeth do in the jaw to not exactly mimic but contribute greatly to retaining the bone area. While the implants are in the jaw it gives the bone stimulation and stops the surface from shrinking down completely.
Ideally considering the above information an Implant supported denture or over-denture as we call it works better on a physical level, however peoples preferences are different and if you have been happy with a normal denture for some time it may not be worth changing something that works well for you.
MINI DENTAL IMPLANTS
Dentures can provide quick solutions for missing teeth, especially in cases when most or all of the teeth are lost. However, long term use of dentures can result to various problems; these problems include the discomfort of dentures rubbing against the soft tissues of the inner mouth when the dentures start to loosen, and embarrassment when the dentures move uncontrollably inside the mouth.Dental implants can be used to stabilise dentures, so that they stay firmly in place – eliminating the problems associated with ill fitting dentures. Mini dental implants provide efficient solutions regarding loose denture problems in a quick, efficient, and minimally invasive placement procedure.