Dental Implants

Reap the benefits of dental implants in Herefordshire

You should not let your missing teeth affect the way you think about yourself and your smile. However, missing teeth can cause many problems in the long run – from the basic structure of your face to the way you chew your food. Having your teeth in place is important for your dental and overall health.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireAt Warrendale Dental, we use dental implants in Herefordshire to replace missing and damaged teeth, help you regain your lost chewing function and rebuild your deteriorating bone tissue. Unlike other tooth replacement options that simply sit on top of your gums without interacting with your jawbone tissue, dental implants are attached to the jawbone and function just like tooth roots.

Replacing your missing teeth is more important than you may think

Having missing teeth can completely change the way you chew and digest your food. Gums are not designed for effective chewing, therefore, you may not chew as well, or might use a particular side of your mouth to chew. Because your mouth is the first step in your digestive system, not properly chewed food can be a choking hazard. Furthermore, undigested food can cause stomach problems including acid reflux. Dental implants in Herefordshire restore your biting force almost completely and help you avoid more serious issues.

Moreover, missing teeth can impair your speech and change your ability to pronounce words, causing spitting and lisping. Gaps among your teeth also endanger your healthy teeth by moving them around in your mouth and causing misalignment. More importantly, one or several missing teeth can lead to the deterioration of the jawbone and the collapse of your facial structure.

Why have dental implants in Herefordshire??

Dental implants are made of surgical titanium. Only a few millimetres wide, these versatile posts have a rippled texture, much like a screw. Dental implants do not simply replace your missing teeth – they also replace the roots of your missing teeth so that prosthetic crowns, dentures and bridges can be supported securely by them.

Missing teeth not only affect your appearance and self-confidence, but they can also have an impact on your ability to talk and chew normally. Luckily, dental implants can greatly improve your appearance and overall quality of life.

Now you’ve booked your consultation

Congratulations, you have taken the first step towards dental implants in Herefordshire with us at Warrendale Dental Care. You are at the start of an exciting journey that will take a few months.

No doubt, you are wondering what lies in store for you as you set out. Here’s a brief rundown of a typical dental implant journey.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireThe consultation

Dr Chris Brown will be your implant surgeon, and you’ll meet him at your consultation. Chris will want to know all about what you hope to gain from dental implants in Herefordshire, and is ready to answer all of your questions, so don’t hold back.

Chris will carry out a thorough oral examination, including taking a good look at your jawbone with the use of x-rays and scans. It’s important to see what state it is in. Jawbones can deteriorate if you’ve been without teeth for a while. You need a good, strong bone to sustain the placement of the implants and also their use. If Chris thinks yours has lost strength and density, the next step is to build it back up again using bone grafts or sinus lifts.

If it’s in good nick, you can proceed straight to implant surgery.

The surgery

This is minor oral surgery. You will only need a local anaesthetic for it, but if you are anxious, we can relax you with either oral or intravenous sedation. We need to create special channels in your bone and the implants go into these and then we close the gum over them.

Healing

We suggest 24 hours of bed rest, liquid foods for a week and over-the-counter painkillers to get you through the initial healing period.

After that, you need to eat soft foods only while the implants fuse with your jawbone, which takes 2-6 months.

The crowns

We fit hand-crafted porcelain crowns onto your dental implants in Herefordshire once they have fused with your jawbone.

Maintenance

A good oral health routine to remove plaque is all you need to look after your implants. With that, you can expect at least 15 years’ good service from them, and probably decades of use.

Ring us now to find out more and book a consultation.

Effective, reliable replacement teeth

If you are faced with the loss of your teeth, either through an accident or they just got too old and worn out, then you have 3 options. You get to choose between the latest in tooth replacements with dental implants in Herefordshire, or you can go for the older generations of replacement: dentures and fixed bridgework.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireActually, dental implants in Herefordshire are not that recent an innovation anymore. They have been tried and tested by countless patients before you over the past 30 years or more. Ninety-eight percent of implant operations are successful and there are now millions of people around the world, and thousands in Herefordshire, who are pleased they invested in dental implants.

Dental implants are an investment. Initially they can seem to be more costly than dentures or bridges, but, if you take good care of them, they can last for decades. You may have to replace your dentures or bridges several times. Over time, therefore, dental implants can be just as cost-effective as the alternatives.

Generally speaking, dental implants in Herefordshire are a lot less hassle once they are in place. They are the only way to replace the roots of your teeth. Dentures rely on adherence to the gums and jaw, both of which shrink back after tooth loss, so you will need to get your dentures relined when they become loose. Bridges rely on being fixed to neighbouring healthy teeth, which have to be ground down to have buttress crowns fixed on them.

Because dental implants in Herefordshire are fixed into the jawbone, they are as stable as your natural teeth. They can cope with anything you care to eat, even toffees or crunchy veggies.

They are also very easy to look after. Dental implant-supported teeth stay in your mouth. All you have to do is brush thoroughly twice a day, plus floss well once a day. You also need to have regular hygienist sessions. You need to keep plaque at bay, but you don’t need to worry about tooth decay.

If you’d like to find out more, do call and see about booking a consultation with us at Warrendale Dental Care.

Solving the problem of missing teeth

When your teeth are in good condition, it’s great. You can eat whatever you like and speak as normal. When you break or lose a tooth, it can be very unexpected. Whether through an accident or an illness, it can leave you feeling apprehensive about smiling and worried about your dental health. You know you need to get your missing teeth replaced but perhaps don’t know what treatment to get or are nervous about the treatment process. Dental implants in Herefordshire are the most reliable way to restore missing teeth and so are worth considering.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireFinding out about implants

Whether you’re just finding out about dental implants in Herefordshire for the first time or you’ve been thinking about them for a while, our dentists at Warrendale Dental can answer all of your questions.

Benefits of dental implants

These little metal screws that are fitted into your jawbone to attach artificial teeth bring some great benefits, including:

  • a high level of stability that enables you to do everything you’d do with your natural teeth
  • a protective effect for your jawbone, which can degenerate without the stimulation of tooth roots, thanks to the implants encouraging the growth of new bone tissue
  • increased self-confidence by ensuring your smile doesn’t show off gaps in your teeth and by allowing you to eat whatever you like without worrying about your replacement teeth shifting out of place

Looking after your implants

As long as you brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly and opt for a fluoride mouthwash, your implants should remain in good condition. They are not vulnerable to cavities but gum disease can cause them to fail. It is therefore important that you also keep up with your regular dental check-ups and deep cleans with the hygienist.

Payment plans

Dental implants in Herefordshire can be more costly than other options for artificial teeth. However, our payment plans can help spread the costs. Also, it is worth bearing in mind that dental implants can last you for decades, if not a lifetime, which makes those initial costs a worthwhile investment.

Becoming a patient

To get dental implants in Herefordshire at our clinic, register to become a new patient and book your first appointment.

Are dental implants in Herefordshire your first choice too?

Do you even know what dental implants in Herefordshire are? If you have yet to lose any teeth, you may never have heard of them, but they are worth knowing about.

Dental implants in Herefordshire from Warrendale Dental Care are the most recent generation of tooth replacement options. They are different from dentures and fixed bridges because they are the only method that replaces the root of the tooth and the crown.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireHere at Warrendale Dental Care, we find that nearly all our patients needing new teeth want dental implants before the other 2 options and there are good reasons for their choice. Let’s take a look at what’s driving it:

Stability

The primary reason is that dental implants offer superior stability without having to compromise any of the natural teeth in your mouth. The replacement roots are made out of titanium, which is a highly biocompatible material. When it goes into the jawbone, the bone responds by growing new bone tissues all over it. After this process is complete, the implant will be held in place as firmly as a real tooth.

Durability

Titanium is also strong, lightweight and does not corrode, so once it is in place, it can last for at least 15 years. In fact, if the implants are well taken care of, it’s not uncommon for them to last for decades and they could last for the rest of your life.

Manageability

Dental implants are pretty easy to take care of too. They can’t decay so all you have to do is concentrate on removing plaque. This is important as it is possible for gum disease to loosen the implants and they may fall out.

But if you follow a thorough twice-daily brushing and flossing regime, and make regular trips to the hygienist to have plaque removed, you should be fine.

Affordability

If you are looking at decades with dental implants in Herefordshire, you will find that they can work out as similar in cost to dentures or fixed bridgework because of their durability.

If you lose a tooth, book a consultation to get dental implants. If you just want to find out more, we’re happy to chat at your next check-up.

Getting your chewing life back with dental implants in Herefordshire

If you have been progressively losing more and more teeth, you have probably also seen your food choices diminish as each tooth goes. If you have now lost several teeth, you may find you are getting uncomfortably limited in the foods you can eat. How long is it since you were able to bite into a crunchy apple or eat a steak?

Dental Implants in HerefordshireChewing pressure

If you’d like to get the full range of foods back into your diet, then it’s time to seriously consider replacing those lost teeth with dental implants in Herefordshire from Warrendale Dental Care.

Dental implants are different from dentures or bridges because they give you back tooth roots as well as crowns. Roots are there in the jawbone to stabilise your teeth so that you can eat what you like. The average adult male has a chewing pressure of around 97kg or 200lbs, and dental implants in Herefordshire can withstand this easily.

Jawbone renewal

Dental implants also help keep your jawbone strong and healthy by acting as replacement transmitters for the tremors that are sent out into the bone around a tooth root every time upper and lower teeth come together. These tremors tell the jawbone cells to keep on renewing themselves. Without these signals, the jawbone actually starts to dissolve itself and can shrink in size and density by up to 25% in the first year after losing a tooth.

This is why dentures that once fitted really well can become increasingly loose, no matter how many times you get them relined.

Denture stabilisation

If you have loose dentures and don’t want to switch to dental implants in Herefordshire, we can use implants to stabilise your dentures. You still take your dentures out at night to clean them and soak them, but during the day, they are attached to your jawbone and therefore are much more stable.

Can you have dental implants?

These days, many more people are able to have dental implants fitted. You need to have a healthy jawbone to put them into, but if yours has already deteriorated, we can often improve its capability with bone grafts and sinus lifts.

Book a consultation to find out more.

Replacing lost teeth with dental implants in Herefordshire

When you start to lose your teeth, it’s best not to take too long in replacing them. Whether you have lost a couple of front teeth in an accident, or one or two at the sides and back, or the whole lot are on the way out, come in and find out if you can replace them with dental implants in Herefordshire.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireAt Warrendale Dental Care, we are finding that most of our patients who need to replace lost teeth choose dental implants in Herefordshire. This is because dental implants are the only way you can get your full chewing power back without damaging your remaining teeth.

But, if you want to get dental implants in Herefordshire without having to have preparatory work, you need to act quickly.

How is your jawbone?

Dental implants are small screws or posts that we insert into carefully created channels in your jawbone. Over the following 2-6 months, the bone fuses with the implants by growing new tissue all over them. Once this is done, the implants are held securely in place by the bone and can withstand chewing forces of up to 97kg or 200lbs. That’s a lot of force.

In order to be fused with the implants and be able to hold them securely in place, your jawbone needs to be in good condition when the implants go in.

What many people don’t realise is that as soon as you lose a tooth, your jawbone starts to deteriorate. It dissolves itself, losing up to 25% of its size and density in just one year. As your jawbone thins and becomes spongey, it is increasingly less able to integrate with the implants and hold them in place.

When you come to us for a consultation for dental implants in Herefordshire, we will look at your jawbone, using x-rays and scans. If we think it has deteriorated, we can either graft in some bone to boost it, or, if it is the upper jaw, we can carry out a sinus lift or use extra-long implants that anchor into your cheekbone.

So, don’t delay. Come in and see us as soon as you can, and let’s get that dental implant ball rolling.

How to take good care of your dental implants in Herefordshire

Taking good care of your dental implants is really important if you want to keep them healthy and functional for years to come. Thorough oral hygiene is necessary to prevent peri-implantitis, an infection of the gum tissue surrounding the dental implants. With proper oral care and regular dental visits, you can stay on top of your implant health without problems.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireAt Warrendale Dental, we have faith in the innovative properties of dental implants in Herefordshire and we want to help our patients take good care of them so that they can last for many years. Unlike other replacement options, dental implants are organically linked to the jawbone and function just like tooth roots.

Consequences of poor implant care

Just like your normal teeth, dental implants are prone to infection and disease. Although replacement teeth cannot get cavities, dental implants are susceptible to a special type of gum disease, peri-implantitis. If caught early on, peri-implantitis can be easily treated and is reversible. If not diagnosed on time, peri-implantitis will lead to implant loss and further bone and tooth loss.

Having your dental implants examined by the dentist

For an accurate assessment of the health of your dental implants in Herefordshire, our dentists will need to see you regularly after your implant operation. Our first concern is to ensure that osseointegration continues uninterrupted. We will then measure the gums around your dental implants and check your x-rays to see if the implants are integrating properly. Once the osseointegration is completed, you will still need to visit the dentist frequently to make sure that your dental implants are functioning properly.

As with your natural teeth, you have to collaborate with your dentist to ensure that your dental implants stay strong and healthy. Dental implants are very durable but are prone to the same wear and tear as natural teeth.

Book your appointment

Dental implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth and achieve a viable aesthetic and functional result. They are not designed for everyone, however. If you are interested in this treatment and you would like to learn more about it, don’t hesitate to call us today.

How effective are dental implants in Herefordshire?

Dental implants are very different from conventional dentures and bridges because they have the ability to integrate with the bone and become a part of the body – just like the missing tooth roots they are replacing.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireAt Warrendale Dental Care, we provide a wide range of dental implants in Herefordshire, designed to replace from one to several missing teeth. Modern dental implants are much more creative than implants a few decades back and offer many different tooth replacement solutions – even for patients with many missing teeth.

The mechanics of dental implants

The science behind dental implants is very easy to understand. These small posts are inserted into the jawbone, in the places of the missing tooth roots. There, they are integrated with the jawbone because they are made of titanium, a metal alloy that bonds with bone tissue. This process, which is formally known as osseointegration, is different for each person. Some patients may need a few weeks for their implants to fuse into the jawbone, whereas others may need several months before this process is completed. Once osseointegration is achieved, our implant dentists will adjust your replacement teeth over your dental implants. In some cases, restorations can be placed on the same day as the implant operation.

Turning your loss into a gain with dental implants in Herefordshire

Dental implants have many benefits, some of which cannot be achieved with conventional tooth-replacement methods. Unlike bridges and dentures that sit on the gums without interacting with them or stimulating them, dental implants function just like real teeth, allowing the circulation of blood from the roots to the crowns. Over time, this leads to tissue growth and prevents the jawbone from deteriorating. Moreover, dental implants do not harm existing teeth – instead, they protect them from moving into the gaps created by the missing teeth, thus preventing further tooth loss. Last but not least, dental implants last longer than any other tooth replacement procedure – in fact, they can last for many decades if you take proper care of them. And they are not as expensive either if we take into account that dentures and bridges need to be replaced more often than them.

Stronger dental replacements

Modern production techniques allow your substitute teeth to be produced with a high degree of precision. Dentures and bridges can be meticulously shaped to provide great functionality. However, the stability of replacement teeth can often be a source of irritation if you have to spend lots of time using adhesives or readjusting clips. Having dental implants in Herefordshire will bring you long-lasting stability as well as finely crafted new teeth. At Warrendale Dental, we can provide personalised substitute teeth that will last for decades. If you’d like some Herefordshire dental implants that look great and do their jobs reliably without any hassle, you’ve come to the right place.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireTransforming dental experience

Dental implants in Herefordshire will change your dental experience for the better. Using contemporary technology, knowledge, and skill, we will take away the problems that developed when you lost your teeth. No matter how many teeth you’ve lost, we can give you a solution that performs as well as your natural teeth did. They’re just as easy to keep clean, and you don’t need to adjust them because we make sure they’re firmly affixed during the implanting process.

To acquire dental implants in Herefordshire, you first need to come and talk to us. Our friendly staff will discuss your oral health history and help you plan your dental future. We’ll use 3D-imaging software to form a detailed impression of your teeth. We’ll also assess the condition of your jaw. It’s crucial that your jawbone is sufficiently dense, so some preliminary treatment could be required before we progress to the next stage.

Receiving Herefordshire dental implants

In an episode of minor surgery, our dentist will place your Herefordshire dental implants into your jawbone. The implants are small metal posts that resemble screws. Afterwards you’ll have some time to rest before you return to our practice, where we’ll attach your custom-made new teeth to the implants.

Alongside the implants’ longevity and performance, you’ll also find that your facial bone structure benefits from this treatment. That’s because the implants prevent deterioration in the jawbone, so you won’t develop the sunken appearance that often comes to those who have lost their teeth.