Dental Implants in Croydon
Types of implant:
Full Mouth Implants
This method has completely altered our ability to change a full mouth of teeth, and we now have the ability to install set teeth the same day that the implants are placed. This is a great benefit to patients, and significantly reduces the time of the procedure, and minimises pain and stress in comparison to alternative methods.
We start by planning out the procedure, starting with a scan to examine the patient and discover the best location to install 4 dental implants. The time of the procedure has also advanced greatly, and patients with very few or no teeth can walk away with a complete mouth implant or short-term bridge on the same day. The temporary bridge is then changed with a long term one after 3-4 months.
Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple teeth implants are used for patients with several absent teeth missing, which can cause significant issues such as not being able to chew food properly. This can cause real stress in day-today life. Swapping these with implants can remove any anxiousness around a moving denture. We are regularly able to implant a bridge attached to the implants if the missing teeth are around the same area, as the image below demonstrates.
Single Tooth Implants
When a single tooth is missing, an implant is usually the best answer. Implants are usually more robust and more durable that other options, and don"t have issues live moving around or influencing speech like dentures often have. Additionally, the bone round the implant becomes reinforced by the implant, protecting against further resorption and teeth on each side do not have any additional loading that may cause issues in the future.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
The closest thing to natural, healthy teeth: unlike other solutions, a dental implant feels and fits just like a natural tooth, and don"t lead to bone breakdown, affect smiling or hinder other activities that other solutions do.
A long-term fix: More traditional options such as tooth-supported bridges generally last 5-7 years, and even with proper care will need to be changed at least every ten years. Dental implants on the other hand can last your whole life, with only some alterations over the years.
Forget about anxiety: Together with your new implants you no longer need to fret about feeling down when you laugh, or that you"ll have issues eating with your dentures. Live your life without anxiousness around your teeth.
Keep your face shape and laugh: Unfortunately, missing teeth can impact your face, and can affect how your laugh looks. Dental implants help to sustain your natural, beautiful face and smile.
Take care of your jaw: The gaps left by missing teeth can result in further issues, including damage to your jawbone. If it does not contain the support of your teeth, the bone may become damaged and loses its strength. Implants helps encourage bone growth and shields your jaw from deterioration.
Take care of you teeth the natural way: Rather than having to keep your teeth in a glass, having an implant installed you can maintain your mouth health the way you are used to. You can brush, floss and rinse your teeth rather than worry that your dentures may slide or fall out.
No problems speaking: dentures can take some getting used to, and may affect the way you speak as well as your capability to pronounce words. As the implant immediately replaces your teeth, this is something you don"t need to worry about.
Eat without concern: Dental implants are created to be strong and durable, letting you eat your favorite foods without stress and anxiety!
No cavities: An implant cannot get cavities, which means that as long as you clean it and get regular checkups you shouldn"t have any problems.
No movement: when you talk or eat, you might find that dentures move, and have to be moved back to the correct put in place in your mouth. As your implant is set, you can be comfortable about your teeth not moving when you are about your entire day.
A reliable solution: Dental implants are regarded as one of the most reliable and predictable solutions when fixing missing teeth.