Replace several missing teeth with dental implants

Dental implants are ever-increasing in popularity as a way to replace your missing teeth, and it’s not difficult to see why. Implants are the only permanent way to replace lost teeth, and are the only tooth replacement option that helps to prevent the problem of bone loss, because implants integrate directly with your bone.

dental implantsAt The Park Dental Clinic in Derby, all of our implant surgery is carried out by experienced implant surgeon Dr Moss Osman, who has helped many patients to restore their smiles with the help of dental implants. We offer free, no-obligation implant consultations for any patients interested in implant treatment.

How dental implants work

Dental implants are, in essence, replacement tooth roots. They are placed directly in your jaw bone in a minor surgical procedure, which is carried out under local anaesthetic or sedation here in the comfort of our Derby dental practice. Most patients experience minimal post-operative discomfort, which can be managed with standard pain killers.

Implants are small screws made from titanium, which was chosen because of its high compatibility with the human body. It stimulates bone growth and meshes with the jaw bone, to provide a stable base for new teeth in the form of crowns, dentures or bridges. A healing period of about three months is standard between implant placement and final tooth attachment, although you may have temporary teeth fitted during healing so you are not left with gaps in your mouth.

For several missing teeth, your dentist may recommend a bridge, partial denture, single crowns or a combination of some of these options, depending on the number of teeth missing, their location in your mouth, and your personal preference.

Your treatment options will be discussed at your initial implant consultation. Often, one implant can support several teeth in the form of a fixed bridge, so you won’t need as many implants as new teeth.

Same day teeth and dental implants

Dental implants are an increasingly popular way for patients to replace missing teeth. At The Park Dental Clinic in Derby, we offer several dental implant solutions for patients who have lost teeth – including, in some cases, the option to have your implants and new teeth fitted in one session, in a procedure known as “Same Day Teeth”.

What are dental implants?

same day teethDental implants are small titanium screws that your dentist places directly in your jaw bone, using a minor surgical procedure. Once in place, the implants integrate with your jaw bone and provide a firm base on to which new teeth – crowns, dentures or bridges – can be attached. Essentially, they are replacements for the root portion of a lost tooth and can prevent the common issue of bone loss that occurs frequently in patients who have lost their natural teeth.

What about Same Day Teeth?

One of the good things about dental implants is that you do not usually need as many implants as teeth. In most cases, one implant can support several new teeth thanks to precise and careful placement by your dentist.

Same Day Teeth involves the placement of four implants to support a full arch (jaw) of teeth. Using the All-on-4 dental implant system developed by Nobel Biocare, your dentist places two implants at the front of the jaw bone, parallel to where you natural teeth were, and two implants at the back, angled to help spread the forces generated by biting and chewing.

Your new teeth are then attached to the implants using special abutments. It really is possible to walk into the dental practice in the morning with missing or failing teeth and walk out later the same day with a brand new set of new teeth.

Same Day Teeth can be used in the majority of implant cases. If your dentist recommends standard dental implants, there is a healing period of about three months before your permanent teeth are attached to them. You may have temporary teeth fitted during this healing period, so you will never be left with gaps in your mouth.

How can dental implants improve my smile?

Dental implants are an ever-more-popular way to replace missing teeth. At The Park Dental Clinic in Derby, our skilled implantologist Dr Moss Osman can replace one, several or even all of your natural teeth with implants – helping to restore confidence in your smile.

dental implantsIf you have gaps in your mouth from one or a few missing teeth, the chances are you will feel self-conscious when you smile or laugh in public. Dental implants are the perfect way to rebuild your smile, creating restorations that are not just highly realistic-looking, but also act just like natural teeth.

Patients who have lost most or all of their natural teeth may have worn dentures for some years. At first, these probably fitted perfectly, and restored a lot of confidence and functionality. However, because there is no direct contact between your dentures and your jaw bone, many patients find that over time their jaw bone and gum tissue starts to resorb or recede, causing dentures that once fitted well to become loose, uncomfortable and unwieldy.

Most of us have laughed at clips on the internet of some unfortunate person’s dentures falling out at an inopportune moment such as blowing out birthday candles, but most of us wouldn’t find it so funny if our own dentures did the same thing.

Ill-fitting dentures can make wearers self-conscious about smiling or laughing in public, and can also restrict the diet to soft foods, with many healthy options and favourites suddenly off the menu.

At our Derby dental practice, we can stabilise dentures using dental implants. Implants are small titanium screws that replace the root portion of a tooth and are directly in contact with the jaw bone, preventing bone loss. After a healing period, permanent replacement teeth – dentures, crowns or bridges – are attached to the implants, creating a realistic, natural-looking smile and restoring full functionality, meaning you’ll have plenty to smile about.