Category: Dental Implants

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.

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?

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.

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.