A dental implant is a small titanium screw which is placed into the bone where a tooth is missing to provide the most stable and long-lasting platform for the replacement of the missing teeth. Implants are incredibly strong so you can bite and chew with an implant just like natural teeth, even with hard foods like apples and carrots. Dental implants also help preserve bone and gum which shrink after an extraction. Therefore implants can help preserve the shape of your lower face. Implants placed at The Dental Implant Clinic are the most natural replacements for missing teeth available today.
We aim to make the procedures at The Dental Implant Clinic as easy as possible for you. If you are nervous or really don’t feel like knowing anything about your treatment then sedation might be the option for you. This will be discussed as part of your treatment plan. In sedation we administer a drug that will prevent you from being conscious of the procedures being carried out. You will not remember anything about the treatment, and it will seem to pass very quickly.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums which as spread to the bone and supporting structures around a tooth. It must be resolved before implants can be placed
Gum disease causes the following:
- Bad breath
- Gum shrinkage
- Sensitivity of your teeth to hot and cold
- Bleeding gums
- Loosening and loss of teeth
At The Dental Implant Clinic we can provide the best possible treatment and long-term care and support for gum disease.
Another name for endodontics is root canal therapy. Sometimes the nerve and blood vessels inside a tooth may die and become infected. This can happen if a tooth has had decay, cracked, or been knocked. Often an infected tooth can be saved by carefully removing the infection from inside a tooth. This is endodontics/root canal therapy. It is necessary to correct any root canal issues before implants are placed, in order to help you achieve the perfect smile. At The Dental Implant Clinic we have an operating microscope which helps complete some treatments that are not possible with the naked eye.
Orthodontic treatment involves moving the teeth with braces in order to make them straight and to correct the bite. At The Dental Implant Clinic, we have all the expertise and equipment to make sure that your teeth are perfectly positioned. Our specialist orthodontist will treat patients of all ages. A course of orthodontic treatment may be recommended in addition to your dental implants in order to help you achieve the perfect smile.
Radiography helps us to diagnose problems wiht your teeth and bone. In Dental Implantology radiography allows us to accurately assess the amount of bone that you have. At The Dental Implant Clinic we have very up to date radiography equipment which includes Digital 2D and 3D radiography. We have large monitors in each surgery which we use to show you your radiographs and explain them to you. We are also very happy to supply you with copies of your radiogrpahs by e mail or on a memory-stick.