Dental implants: the go-to solution for restoring missing teeth

Losing teeth is something most us expect as we get older. However, accidents, injuries and poor dental health mean tooth loss can strike at any age. Whatever your age, if you have lost a tooth or teeth, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we offer our patients dental implants in Cheltenham as the most effective and durable tooth replacement solution around.

Why should you replace your missing teeth?

Losing teeth isn’t just a cosmetic issue. Of course, no one wants to smile widely and show off gaps in their teeth, but there is far more at stake if you don’t get dental treatment after tooth loss.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamGaps in your teeth can alter your speech, make eating and chewing more of a challenge, and put neighbouring teeth at risk of tilting into the gap. And that is just what is going on above your gum line. Below your gum line your jawbone will be worse for wear.

To remain strong and healthy, your jawbone needs to receive daily signals from your teeth clashing together. These signals are sent down into it via the tooth roots. No tooth roots, no signals, no reason for your jawbone to maintain its density and size. And so, it starts to shrink back, your gums start to recede, and your facial structure begins to sag.

While dentures and bridges can help deal with eating, chewing and smiling without gaps between your teeth, they can’t do anything about your deteriorating jawbone. That’s where dental implants in Cheltenham come into their own.

The power of dental implants

Dental implants are small titanium screws or posts that sit within the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. Once replacement crowns or a bridge are attached, the dental implants send the necessary signals into the jawbone to keep it healthy and strong. What’s more, being anchored into the jawbone, means your replacement teeth give you back full chewing function, unlike dentures, which can only provide about 25% of the chewing force of natural teeth.

To find out more about dental implants in Cheltenham, get in touch with our friendly team who will be happy to book you an appointment with one of our highly trained implant dentists.

Discretion is the name of the game with braces in Cheltenham

More and more patients are turning to the new generation of braces to straighten their teeth in their adult years. When you come to us at Cheltenham Dental Spa for braces in Cheltenham, we understand that what puts most people off having their teeth straightened is the thought of having to wear cumbersome metal braces for months or even years on end. But you don’t have to when you choose from our range of more discreet alternatives.

Discretion is an increasingly important aspect of braces in Cheltenham as increasing numbers of adult patients are searching for braces that do not take over their mouths.

descreet-bracesAt Cheltenham Dental Spa, we have collected together discreet treatments that feature both fixed and removable appliances. Both ways of straightening teeth have their own advantages. One may be better suited to your needs. You will need to come into our clinic for a consultation, so that we can thoroughly examine your teeth, jaws, bite and mouth in order to decide which system will provide the best treatment for you.

Not just cosmetic

Teeth straightening treatment goes into the category of cosmetic dentistry, because it is only available on the NHS for children with serious bite correction issues. However, the benefits of straighter teeth are not just aesthetic, there are definite health benefits too. Straighter teeth are likely to last longer because they are much easier to keep clean. Straight teeth have fewer hard-to-reach areas in which dental plaque can build up. This means that with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist, and good dental hygiene practices at home, you can reduce your risk of both gum disease and tooth decay.

Invisalign

More than four million people have used this system of clear, removable aligners that fit comfortably over the teeth to guide them into a new position. You change your aligners every week to 10 days, and can take them out to eat, drink, clean, and to brush your teeth.

Damon Clear Braces

Damon Clear braces are both more discreet and more comfortable than their metal counterparts. They use a passive slide mechanism to maintain arch wires within the bracket, enabling them to move freely, thus reducing friction and binding.

Change your teeth, change your life

If you have been finding that your fixed bridge or dentures don’t really cut the mustard and they are now at the point of needing to be replaced, perhaps now is the time to consider upgrading to dental implants in Cheltenham.

At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we believe that dental implants are the first choice for replacing lost teeth, whether it’s a single tooth, a few teeth or even all of your teeth.

The reason we are so keen on dental implants in Cheltenham is that they give much better functionality that either bridges or dentures.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamIt’s all about the roots

Nature designed our teeth to get their stability from being anchored into the jawbone. Unfortunately, neither dentures nor bridges use the jawbone at all.

Dentures rely on suction to the gums for their stability and at best can only offer about a quarter of the chewing power of natural teeth. Also, the gums tend to recede and the jawbone shrink when there are no longer teeth in it to stimulate bone cell renewal, which means that dentures become looser over time.

Bridges are fixed to neighbouring healthy teeth, borrowing off their roots for stability.

Dental implants however, are fixed into the jawbone to provide 100% of the stability of previous natural teeth. The titanium that the implants are made of stimulates the bone to grow new tissue all over the implants. This is what holds them in place and it is so effective that implants usually stay in place for decades.

The crowns

Dental implants in Cheltenham with us at Cheltenham Dental Spa can be used to replace even an entire arch of teeth. There is no need to have one implant per crown. One implant can support up to three teeth and an entire arch can be supported on between four and six of them.

Denture stabilisation

Dental implants in Cheltenham can also be used to give stability to wobbly dentures. We can either use new dentures or get your existing ones customised to attach to the implants.

Why not pop in for a consultation and find out how dental implants could change your life?

You’re never too old for straight teeth

If you think you have left it too late to get your teeth straightened, then think again. There is no upper age limit for treatment with braces in Cheltenham with us at Cheltenham Dental Spa. So, whether you are in your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, or even your 70s, you can get that lovely straight smile you have been dreaming of.

But why have you left it so long? True, it has never been easier to get straighter teeth with braces in Cheltenham, but maybe you are put off by the idea of wearing cumbersome metal braces that will provoke unwanted comments from strangers and maybe even make you the butt of your friends’ jokes for months on end.

Braces in CheltenhamOr maybe, it’s the cost?

If either of these is the case, you’ll be glad to hear that we have solutions for both.

Discreet braces in Cheltenham

We are proud to offer a wide range of brace systems for discreet straightening, as well as the services of Dr Tomos Crandon, who has a special interest in teeth straightening.

If you want to get your teeth straightened, then, depending on what your misalignment issues are, we can offer fixed braces with discreet brackets and wires that blend in with your teeth. Brands include the well known Six Month Smiles, which is designed to the move the front six social teeth in an average time of just six months.

Invisalign is another popular straightening system. It does not use brackets and wires but mouth guard-style aligners that snap on over the teeth. They are so thin that, once they are in place, they cannot be seen. They don’t interfere with speech and are removed for eating, drinking and teeth cleaning. The average treatment time with Invisalign is a year.

The Inman Aligner is another removable device that straightens the very front teeth only, with pressure created by sandwiching the teeth between two spring-loaded aligner bars.

If cost is what keeps you from coming to see us for braces in Cheltenham, you may be eligible for 0% finance to help you spread the cost into monthly payments.

More teeth for life

Modern dentistry is all about having teeth for life. Our goal as dentists at Cheltenham Dental Spa is to help you keep your teeth healthy and fit for purpose for as long as possible. But, should you lose one or two in an accident, or they start to fail due to decay, gum disease or grinding, then we’d like to be able to offer you more teeth for life with dental implants in Cheltenham.

Dental implants in Cheltenham can be teeth for life because of the materials they are made of and the way they fuse with the jawbone after being inserted. All you need to do once your dental implants have integrated is make sure you stick to a diligent daily oral healthcare routine and have regular visits to the hygienist.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamKeeping your implants happy

It’s not that your dental implants in Cheltenham can decay. The porcelain that the crowns are made of cannot be eaten into like teeth because there is no dentin or pulp beneath the surface.

Neither can the implant posts in your jaw decay. They are made of titanium, which does not rust.

However, the bone in which the implants are placed can be affected by gum disease. It is this that you need to watch out for.

Gum disease is caused by plaque, which is that sticky film you can find on your teeth when you haven’t cleaned them for a few hours. It harbours bacteria, and if it is not removed for about three days, it starts to harden into what we call tartar. The bacteria in plaque feed on the sugars in your mouth, which is why you need to clean the food out of your mouth twice a day. The bacteria give off acids and these can eat into natural teeth to cause decay. But these acids can also irritate and inflame the gums, which can lift away from the teeth to form pockets into which food can get trapped, or more plaque can build-up, leading to putrefaction of the food and more acid, this time getting at the bone under the gum into which your teeth, real or implanted, are lodged. The bone can get eaten away, loosening the teeth or dental implants, which can fall out.

Different types of cosmetic braces in Cheltenham

Few people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, and, if you weren’t, teeth straightening treatment can make a huge difference to your smile and overall health. However, many adults who have never had braces, feel like their chance for straight teeth has passed, or they are reluctant to commit to two or more years of wearing unattractive metal braces.

Modern dentistry has come a long way and there are now many options if you are looking for a more discreet way to straighten your teeth. At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we offer a wide range of cosmetic teeth straightening options including Invisalign, Incognito, Six Month Smiles and Clarity ceramic braces. Most cosmetic braces in Cheltenham are best suited for mild to moderate spacing or crowding of the teeth, and minimal bite alignment issues.

Braces in CheltenhamInvisalign

Treatment with Invisalign involves multiple clear aligners that you wear in a predetermined order to achieve the desired treatment result – each new aligner takes the adjustment of your teeth one step further. Invisalign aligners are easy to wear and can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth. Since they are transparent, nobody will know that you are undergoing dental treatment.

Incognito lingual braces

Incognito braces, also known as lingual braces, offer a invisible option for teeth straightening treatment. While lingual braces in Cheltenham use the same methods as traditional braces, they have one major difference: the brackets are fixed to the inside of the teeth and they are customised to fit each individual tooth. This means they are hidden, creating a treatment option that is as discreet as possible.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles braces reduce treatment time to around six months by concentrating only on straightening the front teeth. These braces are made of tooth-coloured brackets and wires and can be used to treat a wide variety of problems, including crowding, crossbites, overbites and gaps between teeth.

Clarity advanced ceramic brackets

Ceramic braces work in the same way as traditional braces, but the brackets are made from a clear, translucent ceramic material. Ceramic braces are very comfortable and will not harm the soft tissues in your mouth due to their slim dome-shaped design.

How dental implants in Cheltenham can restore and protect your smile

If you have one or more missing teeth and you would like to invest in your smile and oral health, then dental implants are a viable solution for you. Dental implants can restore your teeth naturally, since they are embedded into the jawbone and look, feel and function just like your real teeth.

Dental implants in Cheltenham offer a stable and permanent tooth replacement solution to patients who wish to avoid conventional dentures and bridges. Depending on your individual needs and your dental situation, your dentist will have a crown, bridge or denture to fit on your dental implants. This restoration will be secure and will help you restore your smile and oral function permanently.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamWhat are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that look like the roots of missing teeth. They are surgically fixed into the jawbone, where they gradually bond with the bone tissue to create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Dental implants can hold a replacement tooth, bridge or denture, depending on the number of teeth you are missing.

Benefits of dental implants

Compared to conventional tooth replacement methods, dental implants have many unique benefits. Empty spaces in your mouth, created by losing one or several teeth, can lead to additional health issues, such as the deterioration of your jawbone. The lack of stimulation provided by chewing and biting forces the jawbone to lose its strength and firmness. Unlike conventional bridges and dentures that simply sit on the gums, dental implants are the only restoration option that preserves and stimulates the natural bone. They also encourage the growth of new bone tissue.

Dental implants are a long-term solution. They may need adjustments from time to time; however, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for. Strong and stable, dental implants restore your missing tooth so that they look and fit just like the rest of your teeth.

No more worrying that your dentures might slip or fall out and no need to stay at home because your smile looks unattractive. Dental implants in Cheltenham can help you speak comfortably, eat your favourite foods and retain your natural face shape and smile.

Have new teeth in a day with All-on-4 dental implants in Cheltenham

If you have lost most of your teeth, or will soon have your last, failing teeth removed, you are probably thinking that dentures are more affordable than dental implants. While this is true, conventional dentures tend to become loose and uncomfortable over time, creating more problems than solving them. What if we told you that you can enjoy the benefits of both treatments at a fraction of the cost? All-on-4 dental implants in Cheltenham are the answer.

Dental-Implants-CheltenhamAt Cheltenham Dental Spa in Cheltenham, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who have lost most of their teeth. Implant-supported teeth look and function just like real teeth, and are easy to keep healthy. Unlike conventional dentures, All-on-4 overdentures provide functional teeth on the same day. With this innovative dental implant solution, you no longer have to avoid certain types of food just because your denture cannot handle them.

How can All-on-4 dental implants restore my missing teeth?

Dental implants are a viable solution for replacing missing teeth because they are permanent, offering stability and durability, just like your real teeth. Unlike conventional tooth replacement options, dental implants are anchored into the jawbone, providing a strong, root-like structural support for replacement teeth.

While dental implants represent a significant milestone in dentistry, they involve rather time-consuming and complex procedures (i.e. bone grafting). The multiple treatment stages can take up to 18 months to complete, depending on the number of dental implants required.

All-on-4 builds on the strong principles of dental implants to provide the same stability and functionality, allowing for an easier way to have replacement teeth placed on the dental implants. Unlike removable dentures that may slip off or feel loose on your gums, All-on-4 overdentures are securely supported by 2-4 dental implants, which are strategically placed into the jawbone for maximum support and stability. This treatment is not only the most efficient way to replace all your missing teeth, but also the most cost-effective. Individual dental implants to replace each tooth are expensive and impractical.

Get in touch

If you wish to find out more about how All-on-4 dental implants in Cheltenham can effectively solve your tooth loss problems, contact our friendly team today.

Regain confidence in your smile with discreet braces in Cheltenham

If the idea of having to wear braces to straighten your teeth, makes you feel uncomfortable, then you should not worry. Teeth straightening technology has come a long way and braces that are barely noticeable have been developed to provide adults with more discreet choices when it comes to teeth straightening treatment.

At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we believe that healthy teeth can be moved at any age, so there is no such thing as being too old for braces in Cheltenham. We strive to find the correct treatment for each of our patients’ dental problems, including crooked, misaligned, gapped and twisted teeth. Our discreet teeth straightening treatments can also fix jaw problems such as overbites, underbites and crossbites. Here are some of the braces we offer:

Braces in CheltenhamInvisalign

An innovative, teeth straightening treatment, Invisalign has gained much popularity in recent years as an alternative to metal braces. Used by teenagers and adults alike, Invisalign consists of a series transparent, removable, plastic aligners that are customised to fit over your teeth.

Incognito

Incognito braces in Cheltenham are the invisible alternative to metal braces. These customised, fixed braces are hidden behind the teeth, allowing patients to continue their daily routine without feeling uncomfortable or image-conscious. Incognito braces can fix a number of dental problems including severely crooked and misaligned teeth and they are suitable for all age groups.

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles braces are fixed, tooth-coloured braces that gradually move your teeth into their correct position within six months (or less!). Unlike regular braces, Six Month Smiles braces only focus on the front teeth and do not alter your bite. They are ideal for patients who wish to straighten their teeth on a schedule.

Clarity ceramic braces

Clarity ceramic braces are very lightweight. They are made of tooth-coloured brackets and ceramic wires that easily blend with your natural tooth colour. Because they are made of ceramic they do not stain easily. Their slim design makes them very discreet, while at the same time they are very comfortable.

Interested in discreet braces in Cheltenham, but not sure where to start? Contact our friendly team today and we will book a consultation appointment for you.

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