Dental Implants have become a much more widely used dental treatment over the last 10-20 years but they have been around for nearly 50 years. There has been a lot of research and development in this field meaning that dental implant treatment is a predictable reliable treatment. This research has also proved that teeth are the best option, implants should be used where a tooth is un-saveable or already lost. We will always try and save your natural teeth first and only move onto implants if all is lost with your natural teeth.
Dental implants are generally titanium cylinders that are put into your jaw bone to act as artificial roots. They have a specialised outer surface which is extremely rough. This allows bone to remodel itself onto this rough surface giving it a very strong bond keeping the implants locked into your bone. Inside implants tend to have a screw hole. It is therefore possible to screw artificial teeth or attachments into an implant.
Designs of implants vary, we can place zirconia implants if you do not want titanium implants, we sometimes place thin implants which do not have the internal screw if your bone is very narrow, we place short implants if you have not got very much bone height. There is generally a design that is right for you.
Implants can be used to replace one missing tooth.
We would place one titanium screw into your jaw bone.
We then can use this implant to fix a dental crown and restore your teeth without damaging the adjacent teeth.
Implants can be used to replace several teeth.
If you are missing three teeth it would be usual to place two titanium screws into your jaw and then use these to secure 3 artificial teeth, this would be known as an implant supported bridge.
We can expand this idea to replace lots of missing teeth.
It is possible to replace all your teeth in one jaw with 4 implants, however we generally use 6 implants in case an implant develops a problem then the bridge will not be lost.
Implants can be used to secure dentures with the use of locators which are a little like press studs.
Or by the use of a bar.
If you are interested in implant treatment please call Karen or Diane on 01925 758616 to make a free implant consultation. We look forward to meeting you.
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Our core service is general dentistry but we do provide many advanced services so that we can provide a modern, comprehensive, dental service to our patients. We invest in new technologies to improve patient experience and make your dental treatment as quick and comfortable as possible...
We have several dental emergency appointments every day. We understand that dental pain can be very distressing and debilitating, that a missing crown can be embarrassing so we reserve appointments to deal with these problems. These appointments are available to or regular patients and also to new patients or casual patients...
Loose teeth can be painful and embarrassing. Here at Dental Care with Jill Cooper, our first priority is to find out why your teeth are loose and then to work with you to get a long term solution. To find out more about the services we offer please contact the practice to arrange a consultation.
Here at Jill Cooper Dental Care we use a range of clear orthodontic systems so that we can find the system that will work for you the best. We can use aligners or clear removable appliances to give you that smile you are looking for. Please contact the practice to make your free clear orthodontic consultation appointment.
Including refer a friend discounts, Six Month Smile Summer Special, and buy one get one free examination for new patients!
We have a friendly happy atmosphere in the practice that puts children at ease and we provide a colouring area and children’s magazines in case there is a small wait.
Nervous Patients are extremely welcome. We understand that many people find coming to the dentist difficult and we work with you to make your dental experience at Dental Care with Jill Cooper as pleasant as possible.
Missing teeth can affect our smile, affect are ability to eat and talk, they can disrupt our bite and cause other teeth to move making them more prone to dental decay because of food packing between teeth and also sometimes gum disease.