Category: Dental Implants

Rebuilding smiles with dental implants in Cheltenham

Tooth loss is commonly associated with old age but the truth is it can strike at any age. Accident, injury or poor dental health can all result in missing teeth. If you’ve experienced tooth loss it is vital you seek treatment as soon as possible. At Cheltenham Dental Spa we provide the most reliable means to restore missing teeth and rebuild your smile in Cheltenham: dental implants.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamWhy should you treat your tooth loss now?

Missing teeth can draw attention to your smile for all the wrong reasons. However there are more than cosmetic consequences to tooth loss.

The absence of tooth roots causes the jawbone to deteriorate as it no longer receives vital signals from the teeth clashing together. The gums recede and neighbouring teeth become more likely to fall out.

Missing crowns mean that the remaining teeth have to work harder, become worn down faster and are more likely to become damaged.

Gaps in the teeth also give food debris more places to get lodged, giving bacteria a feast to thrive on, resulting in a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium. They are placed directly into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. Here they encourage new bone growth in and around them. This secures them in place, ready for the attachment of replacement teeth in the form of crowns, bridges or even customised dentures. As a single dental implant can support multiple replacement teeth, no matter how many teeth you have lost, dental implants in Cheltenham can effectively restore them all.

Are dental implants right for you?

For treatment with dental implants in Cheltenham to be successful, your general and dental health needs to be in good shape. This means, for example, any tooth decay or gum disease is resolved and diabetes is under control. Your jawbone also needs to be in a good state so that it can support your implants. Years of wearing dentures may mean your jawbone has already degenerated. There is hope however as we offer bone grafting to help rebuild your jawbone.

Understanding the dangers of losing a tooth

Finding yourself with a damaged or missing tooth can put you in an uncomfortable situation in many ways. Talking in public can become awkward or embarrassing as you may feel the need to hide the gap in your mouth. When teeth are missing biting and chewing can be impaired. This can mean that you avoid some foods for fear of the embarrassment of not being able to finish your meal. Perhaps you even stop going to dinners out or other social events. These reasons and many more can negatively affect your confidence and self-esteem.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamAs if these psychological factors weren’t bad enough, there are also serious physical implications for those suffering from a missing tooth. Firstly nearby teeth become at risk of losing their position in your mouth. Teeth are designed to adapt to pressure and to a certain extent they support each other. If one tooth falls out, it’s neighbours can begin to slide towards the gap that is left behind.

Even more worrying t is the fact that missing teeth can lead to the loss of jawbone density. Without the essential vibrations that travel through your tooth to its roots and on into the jawbone, bone density will decrease. This spells a big problem for your jawbone health and the future of your other teeth. It is possible for a jawbone to lose 25% of it’s density within the first year after tooth loss. Symptoms following on from loss of bone density include further tooth loss, a shrinking jawbone and eventually a sagging face.

If you have recently experienced tooth loss, dental implants in Chelthenham are a fantastic way to keep your existing teeth safely in their place and your jawbone in tip top health. Our dental implants in Cheltenham are as strong as your natural teeth. They will match your natural teeth in colour and shape and you won’t need to worry about additional maintenance as implants should be cared for in the usual way with careful brushing and flossing.

Opting for dental implants in Cheltenham will give you new, healthy teeth and peace of mind. Now there’s something to smile about. We can even design, create and fit dental implants for you in one day.

Don’t let a busy life make you miss out on dental implants in Cheltenham

Is replacing your missing tooth something you’ve been putting on the back burner? Is it always at the bottom of your to-do list? It’s no wonder, as having even a single tooth replaced can be a lengthy procedure. Whether you opt for a crown or dental implants in Cheltenham, it can take weeks and months for the process to complete. If you opt for an implant and you need to have a grafting operation to build up the density in your jawbone, that adds on a few more months.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamAnd while time is understandably at a premium in our busy world, leaving your lost tooth unreplaced isn’t a great idea as far as your health is concerned. The jawbone can lose up to 25% of its density in the first year alone after tooth loss. This is because the body believes the bone is no longer needed here, and resorbs it, so it can use the nutrients elsewhere. This can affect neighbouring teeth as they may start to drift into the gap and become loose themselves, creating even more time needed in the dentist’s chair.

A missing tooth can also create uneven wear on the teeth when they are biting and chewing, as you will tend to bite more on one side to avoid the gap. This can cause them to wear down and fail, meaning, you guessed it, more time at the dental surgery.

At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we want to help you avoid this oral health downward spiral by making replacing your missing teeth as fast as possible.

That’s why we offer dental implants in a day with Same Day Teeth. You will need to come in for a consultation with us beforehand to make sure you are suitable for this type of treatment, but if you get the go ahead, the next time you come in to see us, you’ll walk away with a new tooth.

Using 3D scanning technology, we can precisely place your dental implants in Cheltenham using a computer-generated surgical plan. We then create and fit your crown. You will need to be very gentle with your new tooth until it has fully healed, and not bite down on it for several weeks.

Transforming life after tooth loss

Losing your teeth can result in all sorts of consequences. It can alter your diet and you find yourself having to give up eating your favourite foods because your new teeth can’t cope with them. It can take up valuable time as you spend ages cleaning and storing your teeth instead of brushing them and sleeping with them in your mouth. It can mean having to budget every few years to replace your replacement teeth. And it can sometimes be mortifying when your replacement teeth start wobbling around in your mouth or even break and leave you toothless while you get new ones made.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamAt Cheltenham Dental Spa, we can help you avoid all the above hassles and embarrassments by fitting you with dental implants in Cheltenham. We can replace your teeth or even help you find a way to get your dentures to stop wobbling around.

Dental implants in Cheltenham are incredibly versatile. They can be used to replace one tooth, a few teeth, or even every single tooth in your mouth. One dental implant can support up to three teeth on a bridge, and we have ways of replacing all the teeth on one arch with between four and six implants.

The key to good replacement teeth

Replacing teeth is all about finding ways to make them stay still and withstand the powerful forces we create when we chew and bite into food. The key is to replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown and dental implants are the only method that really does this. Dentures rely on adherence to the gums for their stability. Even at their best, they only give about a quarter of the chewing power of real teeth. Bridges rely on being fixed to neighbouring healthy teeth for their stability, and that means grinding those teeth down to make them into buttresses. Two more teeth gone, in effect.

Dental implants in Cheltenham are embedded into the jawbone, and once they have integrated with the bone tissue, which takes several weeks, they can withstand chewing forces of more than the average male. Plus, they help preserve the integrity of the jawbone.

The gory truth about dental implants

Stories abound about the pain and suffering of going through dental implant surgery. The drills, the hours and hours in the dentist’s chair, the pain afterwards. Well, let us at Cheltenham Dental Spa put the record straight: getting dental implants in Cheltenham is really not that bad. If it was, no one would have it done, and in fact, this method of tooth replacement is often people’s first choice for replacing teeth.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamYour gums

Yes, we do have to cut a flap in your gums, so that we can get at the bone and put the dental implants in Cheltenham in.

The drilling

Yes, there is drilling. We have to use the drill to create new artificial sockets in which to put the dental implants. We take our time over this, for sure, but not because we love to see you suffer. Quite the opposite in fact.

We drill carefully, starting off with a very small drill to create a hole. And then we gradually make it bigger with wider drills. We do this because if we went in straight away with a wide drill, we could crack the jawbone. We also take our time because we don’t want the friction from the drill to overheat the bone and kill off the bone cells. We also flush the area with lots of cool water to keep the temperature down.

The pain

People say that having dental implants in Cheltenham is like having root canal therapy, but we think that’s wrong. That means drilling into an infected tooth. We are drilling into healthy, strong bone. And the jawbone has far fewer nerve endings than teeth, along which to transmit pain signals to the brain.

And actually, you don’t have to feel any of the pain because local anaesthetic will be enough to numb the area. You don’t have to spend the treatment hyped up on anxiety either. If you think you are going to find it hard to relax, you can have either oral or intravenous sedation.

Afterwards

We would like you to spend 24 hours in bed, and eat a liquid diet for a week, but you should be able to get by on over-the-counter painkillers quite easily.

Improve your smile

Dental implants in Cheltenham are changing the way our patients live. Let our experienced and knowledgeable implant dentists here at Cheltenham Dental Spa help you rediscover the confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. We believe that everyone deserves a smile to be proud of.

Dental-Implants-in-CheltenhamDental implants in Cheltenham consist of titanium posts which are placed directly into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone will bond and fuse seamlessly with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.

Before dental implants, there were no securely fixed prosthetics available for people who had lost all their teeth. Today, we can replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a durable, stable and highly aesthetic solution. Dental implants in Cheltenham are versatile solution to missing teeth and even better, there’s no need to destroy your healthy tooth structure in the process.

The benefits

Dental implants have no visible metal fixtures; once finished, they appear to be healthy, natural teeth, bringing back the smile had lost.

A single crown or a bridge supported by a dental implant functions like your natural teeth. You can speak, eat, and smile as you would naturally. Even full dentures are at their most secure and reliable when fixed using dental implants in Cheltenham.

Cleaning dental implants is also simple. You brush and floss the way you would with your natural teeth. This means you can care for them without changing your everyday routine.

The benefits of dental implants in Cheltenham go far beyond just the aesthetic – they can also help prevent bone deterioration and preserve your facial structure.

Why choose us?

Our dedicated and experienced team at Cheltenham Dental Spa will make the dental implant process smooth and seamless for you. We continually work with the top implant providers to offer you the latest technology and techniques available.

We will guide you through each step of the implant process, from placing the dental implant to restoring the final tooth. We will help you to keep your dental implants for many years to come and potentially a lifetime with the correct care.

Get your familiar old smile back, only better

We all do our best to avoid losing our teeth. However, sometimes teeth decay or crumble, or get knocked out. When they do, these days you have more choice about how to replace them than traditional dentures and bridges.

At Cheltenham Dental Spa, dental implants in Cheltenham provide a long-lasting alternative to dentures and fixed bridges. In recent years, dental materials and technology have greatly improved. Dental implants are one of the many modern advances that people are increasingly taking advantage of. So, no matter how many teeth you have lost, it’s worth finding out if dental implants would work for you.

Dental Implants in CheltenhamNot sure what dental implants are?

Fair enough. Until you lose a tooth, there’s no need to know that dental implants are tiny posts or screws made of titanium. We put them into artificial sockets that we drill into your jawbone. Titanium is the material of choice for all implants, because it encourages the bone around the implant to grow new tissue and blood vessels. The new bone tissues grows all over the surface of the implant, meshing with it and firmly securing it in place. After a couple of months, the implant will provide a stable chewing base that is unparalleled by other artificial teeth such as dentures. Once the implants have integrated with the jawbone, replacement teeth can be fitted on top of them for a complete restoration of missing teeth. With good dental hygiene, dental implants in Cheltenham can last you a lifetime.

What to expect when you have dental implants fitted

At our practice, dental implants in Cheltenham are fitted by our highly trained implant surgeons using a local anaesthetic. This is usually ample to ensure minimum discomfort in an area that has fewer nerve endings than teeth. But we can give you sedation if you are anxious and will not be able to relax during the implant surgery.

While your implants are embedding in your jawbone, you can carry on as normal, wearing any artificial teeth you already possess, until you come back for us to fit your custom-made replacement teeth. After that, as long as you take care of your oral health, your implants should never need to be replaced.

The way forward with replacement teeth

Losing your teeth is never a pleasant experience. Whether it’s the sudden shock of an accidental knock-out, or the long, slow demise of decay and gum disease, the end result is the loss of an important body part and a gap where it used to be. It’s unsightly, especially if it’s at the front of your mouth, and without it, chewing and speaking clearly get a little bit harder. Lose more than a few, and you are in real trouble, and so are the rest of your teeth.

Dental-implants-in-Cheltenham-The question is: how are you going to replace those lost teeth? Have you thought about getting dental implants? In Cheltenham, they are becoming most people’s first choice for replacement teeth. At Cheltenham Dental Spa, we see more and more people coming in and asking for dental implants without even considering the more traditional alternatives.

Dental implants in Cheltenham are the modern solution for replacing teeth and yet they have now also been around long enough, about 40 years, to be considered tried and trusted. The experiments have been done and brilliant innovations made to use dental implants in situations that were never dreamt of at the beginning of their use.

It’s all about the jawbone

If you are losing your teeth, you need to get into see us as soon as you can after one falls out. What happens to your jawbone in the area where teeth have been lost can sometimes preclude you from having dental implants in Cheltenham. Without the root of the tooth in the bone sending down vibrations from the jaws bumping up against each other, the bone tissue thinks that it is no longer in use. It starts to dissolve itself and the area around a lost tooth can lose up to 25% of its density and size in the first year alone after a tooth is lost. This can make it harder to insert dental implants.

There are ways round this, such as sinus lifts, bone grafts and extra-long dental implants that anchor into the cheekbone rather than the upper jaw, but far better that we put in your implants without all that time-consuming and more costly treatment.

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?