Dental Implants

Do you offer more than one type of dental implant?

Yes! Our clinic understands that each patient’s dental case is individual, and therefore requires different forms of restorative dentistry. The most basic form of dental implant commonly known by patients are single dental implants, although we also offer implant dentistry for the replacement of multiple, and full rows of missing teeth.

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Why may I require single dental implants in Herefordshire?

Single dental implants contain just one titanium screw, attached to a single porcelain crown. Dental implants In Herefordshire could be argued as the best form of tooth replacement, and with the correct aftercare (such as proper dental hygiene), can last a long time. Single dental titanium screws can be used to replace more than one porcelain crown, but can also be easily inserted for the replacement of just one single tooth. Patients may lose one tooth due to oral diseases such as gum disease, as well as accidents for example.

Why is it important to replace missing teeth?

Having missing teeth can cause dental infections, but also affect a patient’s self-esteem. Having a gap within the mouth can cause speech difficulties, as well as the development of a possible lisp.

Are dental implants in Herefordshire suitable for the replacement of more than one tooth?

Dental implants can be used to support bridges, or full arches within the mouth. One single dental implant can be used to support up to four teeth, commonly referred to as a bridge, in terms of costing, a single dental titanium screw supporting four porcelain crowns could be considered as excellent value for money.

Is it possible to have a full mouth of dental implants?

Yes! All-on-four dental implants are a new modern dental innovation which allows ultimate dental stability. CT scanners are used to determine the position of dental implants within the jaw, two implants in the upper mouth, and two in the lower. Two dental implants within the upper and lower jaw ensure a sturdy base for full arches of porcelain crowns. Denture stabilisation allows patients to eat, drink, and function normally. At our clinic in Herefordshire, our patients can walk out of our clinic with a same day beautiful new smile!

Why may denture stabilisation be right for me?

Patients with dentures may find it embarrassing, and difficult to eat, and complete other dental activities normally. Dentures are removed frequently to sleep, and can be a major life hinderance for some patients. Although there are ways to attempt to secure dentures, dental implants are arguably the best long term option. Implants allow dentures to be fixed permanently within the mouth, allowing patients to function normally, with a perfect looking smile.

Why choose us to receive your dental implants?

Our clinic has over ten years of implant experience, using modern dental technology to ensure our patients receive the highest level of restorative treatment. We use high quality materials to produce natural looking, and long lasting results. In terms of our porcelain crowns, we understand that these are an important aspect of the dental implant, due to their need for an aesthetically pleasing appearance, which is why we use natural looking ceramics such as procera and zirconia.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants in Herefordshire are essentially a form of restorative dentistry that aims to stabilise the surrounding teeth within the mouth. Dental implants consist of three key aspects, and aim to mimic the natural tooth. The small titanium screw acts as a base and aims to replace the natural root of the tooth, the connector (which is also commonly referred to as the abutment) links both the replica root, and the porcelain crown. The porcelain crown is matched exactly to the patient’s shape, and shade of natural teeth, and therefore blends in perfectly within the mouth.

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 Are dental implants in Herefordshire right for me?

If you have lost one or even several teeth within the mouth, then dental implants may be right for you. Patients may have lost teeth through incidents such as a road accident or possibly even through health concerns, such as gum disease (which can occur as a result of bacteria build up within the mouth). Dental implants are not only suitable to compensate for the loss of one or two teeth, but can be used to support whole rows of teeth.

Why is it important to replace a missing tooth?

Having dental implants in Herefordshire is not only important aesthetically, but also for health reasons. Having a gap within the mouth can cause a build-up of bacteria, which can lead to the development of oral infections. Despite oral infections, a missing tooth can also cause difficulty and discomfort when completing daily dental tasks such as a daily hygiene routine, as well as chewing and drinking, especially with extreme temperatures. In addition to discomfort caused by missing teeth, speech problems can also occur, leading to a possible decline in self-esteem, and a possible hindering of career prospects.

What are the life benefits of receiving dental implants?

Receiving this form of restorative dentistry can ensure stabilisation within the mouth, due to the fact that dental implants are moulded to the bone. In terms of their durability, with the correct aftercare, dental implants can last a long time! In terms of their comparison to dentures, they are a long-term alternative, and can eliminate the risk of exposed nerves and gum tissue.

Why choose us to receive your dental implants?

Our team offers a friendly and professional standard of dental care, and always ensures our patients feel at ease. We boast over ten years of implant experience, and are trusted by many to deliver their dental care. Our dental clinic has a positive track record, and is a legitimate provider of a wide range of dental, restorative, and cosmetic treatments.

Don’t just take our word for it!

In a 2017 survey, 99% of our patients said they would recommend our Warrendale dental clinic to their families and friends. At our clinic in Herefordshire, we know how important patient reviews can be, which is why we also display patient testimonials on our website. We believe our patient testimonials exemplify our excellent level of dental service, we also provide our potential patients with video testimonials, and photos of our finalised treatments, so they can see the results they can achieve with us.

What are dental implants, and why may I choose to receive dental implants

Dental implants in Herefordshire are essentially a form of restorative dentistry, that aims to restore teeth with both a root and crown. Dental implants could be argued as the best form of tooth replacement, and has been hailed by many as such. Despite common misconception, dental implants are not only used for tooth replacement, but also for denture stabilisation. Individuals who have dentures may wish for further stabilisation, which can dramatically increase the use of their dentures, as well as the maintenance of their smile. Dental implants essentially consist of three components, one of which being the base. The base of the dental implant, the actual implant itself, is a small titanium screw (typically less than one centimetre long) which aims to replicate the root of the tooth.

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The second part of the replacement tooth could be argued as the most important, and is called the connector (also commonly referred to as the ‘abutment’). The abutment aims to connect the base of the implant, to the replica crown. The most aesthetically pleasing part of the implant should be the porcelain crown. The porcelain crown aims to mimic the natural teeth remaining in the patient’s mouth, and is made specifically for each patient. The porcelain crown is unique to each of our patients, as we match the shade and the shape of the tooth to make it appear as natural as possible.

Why is it important to replace a missing tooth using dental implants in Herefordshire?

Many individuals may have lost one (or even several teeth) within the mouth, and may not realise the damage it could be causing. Having a missing tooth can cause a build-up of bacteria, which can lead to the development of oral diseases such as gum disease. Missing teeth can cause discomfort or even pain to our patients who are attempting to partake in daily oral tasks such as eating, and cleaning the teeth. Missing teeth can cause your jaw bone to shrink, and therefore your gums to recede. Gaps in the gum line can cause a build- up in plaque and tartar on remaining teeth, hence why dental implants are a great solution.

In terms of appearance, individuals may not wish to have missing teeth, as it can cause speech problems, and lowered self-esteem.

Do dental implants In Herefordshire require a vigorous aftercare regime?

No! Many individuals incorrectly believe that dental implants may require special treatment once healed, however this is not the case. Once a patient’s dental implant is completely healed (the time can vary depending on the severity of the patients case) patients can clean their teeth in the same way as they would for their natural teeth. Dental implants have a stabilising aspect, as well as having long lasting durability. Patients invest emotionally and financially in their dental implants, however they can be assured that with correct dental care they can last a very long time.

Finance options

At our clinic in Herefordshire we assure our patients that they can choose their financial plan,in order to suit them individually. Patients undergoing dental treatments may wish to avoid a hefty upfront cost, which is why we offer our patients monthly payment plans.

What are Dental implants, and why may I choose your clinic to receive dental implants?

Dental implants in Herefordshire are a form or restorative dentistry, and therefore aims to mimic or maintain the natural tooth within the mouth. Dental implants are a more popular choice for many patients who have unfortunately lost teeth within the mouth, as they create a stable base and are aesthetically pleasing.

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The base of the dental implant is a small titanium screw that is inserted within the skull, and aims to mimic the root of the tooth. The titanium screw is typically less than one centimetre long, and provides a sturdy base for the abutment. The abutment (also commonly referred to as an ‘connector’) aims to link the titanium screw and the porcelain crown. The connector could be argued as the most important aspect, however the crown is by far the most aesthetically pleasing. The porcelain crowns we offer are always individual to each patient, and are custom made for everyone. Porcelain crowns are custom made in terms of their shape and their shade, and aim to replicate the tooth’s natural crown.

Are dental implants suitable for several missing teeth within the mouth?

Yes! Many individuals may believe that dental implants are only appropriate for the replacement of one tooth, however this is not the case. Losing multiple teeth within the mouth can be stressful for our patients, however one single implant can support a bridge of up to three porcelain crowns! Dental implants can even be used to replace dentures, as they are viewed as a more stable option. If you are a patient who is missing one or even both arches of teeth, then all-on-four dental implants may be suitable for you.

How much do your dental implants in Herefordshire cost?

We understand that undergoing any dental treatment can be a huge emotional and financial investment, which is why we offer our patients financial alternatives. Patients may wish to avoid a hefty upfront cost, which is why we offer monthly payment plans, to allow our patients to spread the cost. At our dental clinic we use a financial plan called ‘DenPlan’ which is an excellent alternative to more traditional payment methods. It is important to remember that the cost of a dental implant may vary greatly depending on the severity of the patient’s case.

What if I feel nervous about receiving dental implants In Herefordshire?

Many patients may feel anxious when undergoing any form of dental treatments, this may be due to a wide array of factors. An irrational dental fear (also commonly referred to as a phobia) may be triggered by negative childhood experiences, that can unfortunately be carried into adulthood. At our clinic, we strive in making all of our patients feel at ease, and therefore calm their nerves when undergoing any treatment with us.

Want to know more about dental implants?

Fed up with having gaps in your teeth? Regardless of your age, gaps in your smile can lead to you feeling under-confident; you may avoid social situations, or feel concerned about smiling for group photos. Of course, as far back as the ancient Egyptians, there have been solutions for missing teeth; dentures. A reliable method that is the golden standard in tooth restoration, dentures have been used to fill those pesky gaps in a smile, while also restoring the functionality of the mouth at the same time. However, many wearers of dentures worry about them moving unexpectedly or falling out which is not exactly the confidence boost that they had hoped for!

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At Warrendale Dental, we are proud to be able to offer our patients a more permanent solution to missing teeth. For suitable patients, we can offer dental implants in Herefordshire, which restores the functionality of your teeth and gives your smile a natural look that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

Want to know more about our dental implants in Herefordshire? Read on for our top 5 FAQs!

Am I suitable for oral implants?

Before we fit your dental implants in Herefordshire, our dentists will have to check that your overall oral health is good and that you have enough jawbone to attach the implants successfully.

This will require some X-Rays to be performed and will also require you to answer a lifestyle questionnaire, but most of the adults we see at Warrendale Dental are suitable for oral implants.

How long does it take to have them fitted?

Depending on how many you are having fitted, the actual fitting of the implants to your jaw may take a few hours.

However, once fitted, you will have to wait for up to 6 months for your jaw to grow around them. Once this is completed, prosthetics (false teeth) will be attached.

What are the options for the healing period- what will I chew with?

Our dentists will provide you with a custom-fitted bridge, a partial or full denture to chew with while your jaw recovers from the implant fitting. However, if you would prefer something a bit more permanent and immovable during this period, talk to our dentists about other options.

Do oral implants hurt?

Many patients worry that having oral implants fitted will cause excruciating discomfort.

However, while discomfort is a subjective experience, having implants fitted is most closely comparable to having a tooth extracted; it may feel kin to bruising and will be sore for a few days. The sensation should be controllable with over-the-counter painkillers.

If you are worried about the level of discomfort, contact our team.

What about aftercare?

To ensure that your implants last a long time, you will need to care for them as though they were your natural teeth; brushing and flossing twice a day is a must to ensure longevity!

You will also need to visit our team twice a year for check-ups.

What are dental implants, and why may I choose to have dental implants in Herefordshire?

Individuals who may decide to undergo having dental implants may have lost one or even several teeth within the mouth.

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Dental implants are essentially small titanium screws that are inserted, using a special dental drill, into the jaw. Dental implants consist of three items, one of which is the dental implant itself (which is also commonly referred to as the base). The second part of the dental implant could be argued as the most important, as it connects both the implant and the porcelain crown together, hence why it’s commonly referred to as the connector. The connector, which also may be called the ‘abutment’, is connected to the porcelain crown.

What is a porcelain crown, and what is its role in the dental implant in Herefordshire?

The porcelain crown is the ‘tooth looking’ part of the implant, and could be argued as the most important part aesthetically. Crowns can be used within other forms of dentistry for preventive reasons (in order to strengthen a weak tooth). Dental implants in Herefordshire are unique to each individual patient in the way that they are custom made. The porcelain crown is matched uniquely to each patient’s surrounding teeth, to ensure it matches the shade and shape of the surrounding teeth within the mouth.

Why might individuals have missing teeth within the mouth?

Individuals may have missing teeth within the mouth for a wide array of reasons, one of which may be due to health concerns. One example of an oral disease which may lead to tooth loss (among other symptoms) can be gum disease. Tooth loss may be an obvious sign that something is not right in terms of your oral hygiene or health. Individuals may endure tooth loss due to an accident, such as falling off a bike.

Can missing teeth be left untreated?

Missing teeth left unresolved within the mouth is not recommended, this is due to health concerns which may develop as a result. Missing teeth can cause discomfort when completing daily dental tasks, such as eating, and cleaning the teeth. The hole left within the mouth may encourage bacteria to breed, which can cause further problems.

How much do dental implants cost?

The price of dental implants varies greatly between each patient, and the number of teeth missing within the mouth. The cost of a single dental implant may be a considerable outlay, however patients might not have to pay for their dental implant treatment upfront. Having a monthly finance plan can make it possible for patients to undergo their chosen treatment without paying a hefty upfront cost.

What if I feel nervous about visiting my local dental clinic?

Many individuals may experience some nerves when visiting their local dental clinic for a wide variety of reasons, one of which may be due to an irrational fear. An irrational fear, also commonly referred to as a phobia, may be triggered because of a negative childhood experience for example. If you are an individual who does feel nervous, then you are more than welcome to speak to one of the members of our team, to ease your concerns.

Can you explain what dental implants in Herefordshire are?

Dental implants are essentially small titanium screws that are put into the jawbone, in order to replicate a natural tooth root. Dental implants all consist of the three main components, the base, the abutment (also known as the connector) and the porcelain crown or bridge (as a few examples). Dental implants are inserted into the mouth, and can be maintained in a similar way to normal teeth. Dental implants all work in the same way, however the attachment varies. Single dental implants, as an example, use a porcelain crown to replicate  one single tooth within the mouth. All-on-four dental implants are self-explanatory in the way that they use four dental implants on one row of the mouth to support a dental bridge (essentially made up of porcelain crowns). These are just a few of the many examples of the wide array of dental implants which are available. Individuals who may choose to undergo this form of dental treatment may have lost one or even several teeth from within their mouth.

dental-implants-herefordshireIndividuals may choose to undergo their dental treatment with us at Warrendale Dental Care for a variety of reasons. We are unique in the way that we offer a wide array of types of dental implants, which can be attractive to potential patients. We strive to ensure our patients feel comfortable when undergoing treatment with us. We also aim to create a clean, professional, and comfortable environment for our patients, whether they see us regularly or are visiting us for the first time.

What causes the loss of teeth from within the mouth?

Teeth can be lost from within the mouth for a wide variety of reasons, some of which can be due to oral health concerns and issues. Gum disease for example can cause tooth loss. Cavities within the mouth that are left untreated (leading to a bacterial spread) can also result in tooth loss.

Incidents in daily life, especially with those who live an adventurous lifestyle, can also be a contributory factor in losing teeth, when indulging in sports or other more precarious physical activities. But the simple act of tripping over a kerb can also end up with the same result. Younger individuals may be more likely to lose teeth if they also have an active lifestyle.

What if I feel nervous when visiting the dentist?

If you are an individual who experiences anxiety when visiting your local dental practice, this may be for a wide range of reasons. Patients who have developed an irrational fear of any dental scenario may have experienced a negative incident as a child which has frightened them, continuing into adulthood. Regular check-ups and appointments may also be avoided for other reasons, such as the financial fear of a hefty lump sum after a dental treatment. Talk to us about any of these anxieties you may be feeling so that we can set your mind at rest.

Do you offer finance options?

At our surgery in Herefordshire we offer finance plans for those who need them where possible. We fully understand that patients who have chosen to undergo private dentistry with us may not have the initial money for their treatment. Prices will vary according to the complexity of the treatment required and the time over which treatment will be performed.

What are dental implants and why may I choose to have dental implants in Herefordshire?

Dental implants are essentially small titanium screws that are implanted into the jawbone in order to replicate a natural tooth root. Dental implants are tiny screws (typically less than one centimetre long) that aim to act in the same way as a root in stimulating the jawbone whilst supporting a patient’s prosthetic teeth. Essentially, although the attachments to the dental implant can differ, they all consist of the same basic three parts. The base of the implant (titanium screw), the connector (also commonly referred to as the abutment) and the porcelain crown (or maybe a all-on-four, or bridge for example). Porcelain crowns are suitable for individuals who have lost one single tooth in the mouth. Bridges, all-on-fours, and other implants are suitable for patients who have lost multiple or even whole rows of teeth within the mouth. Individuals may lose teeth for several reasons, some of which can be health concerns.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireWhy do people lose teeth?

Health concerns such as gum disease may lead to individuals losing one or even several teeth within the mouth. Gum disease consists of several symptoms such as bleeding gums and sensitivity. Another health concern that may cause loss of teeth is a cavity left untreated. Cavities are essentially holes within the teeth that should be filled with a filling (whether this be a traditional metal filling, or a composite white filling). When these cavities are left untreated this can be dangerous, and allows the problem to escalate and the dental situation will therefore get worse. Bacteria spreading can cause the tooth to decay and eventually fall out. Teeth can also fall out through incidents, and non-health related factors. Falling off a bike, or having another type of impact may knock out one or even several teeth within the mouth.

Are there different types of dental implants?

At our surgery Warrendale Dental Care in Herefordshire, we are unique in the way that we offer a wide array of dental implant options. Single dental implants are used for individuals who have lost just one tooth. Single dental implants use porcelain crowns, which are custom made and matched to the shade of your surrounding natural teeth. The cost of a single dental implant varies massively between each individual dental clinic. At our surgery we do have finance options available.

Multiple dental implants consist of multiple porcelain crowns. If you are an individual who has had dentures in the past you may wish for a more sturdy and stable alternative, which is where multiple dental implants are perfect. Full arch dental implants can be used for individuals who have lost a whole row of teeth within the mouth.

How do I maintain dental implants?

In order to correctly maintain your dental implants it is important to visit the dentist regularly in order to track progress, and ensure your dental implants are healing correctly. Dental implants can be cleaned in the same way as normal teeth, so as well as feeling and looking like natural teeth, this is another huge advantage for the majority of patients who choose to undergo the process of dental implants.

In need of dental implants in Herefordshire?

The root of the issue

Dental Implants in HerefordshireLosing one’s teeth can be a cause of great concern for many. Whether it be from an accident, deterioration over time, or just general neglect, it is a problem which is faced by countless people all over the country. If a tooth is lost, the detrimental effects can often be far greater than the purely superficial. As a person’s teeth are paramount to the shape and structure of their face, if a tooth or teeth are lost, then bone resorption can often occur, which results in the outward appearance of the patient being greatly negatively affected. This can often result in the patient appearing far older than their years, which can have a domino-effect on their self-esteem and confidence.

Here to help

However, this is not cause for despair. Our trained and professional team of practitioners, here at Warrendale Dental, are well versed in installing dental implants in Herefordshire, and can help restore lost teeth at their root — resulting in the restoration of our patients’ smiles to their former glory. Historically, those who lost a tooth or teeth would generally have to opt for a bridge or crown, to act as a purely prosthetic solution to a structural problem, which would only provide temporary relief and often lead to further detrimental damage to surrounding teeth arising as a result. Today however, science and innovation within the field of cosmetic dentistry has come on leaps and bounds, and our qualified professionals here at Warrendale are able to install dental implants in Herefordshire that will last a lifetime. By utilising some of the most innovative and emerging techniques, implant treatment is now at its zenith, and more and more patients are permanently restoring and returning their smiles to their former glory.

Filling in the space

The process of receiving dental implants in Herefordshire, initially begins with a friendly, no-obligation consultation between the patient and whichever of our highly professional dentists with whom they feel the most comfortable with. This consultation is carried out to establish the extent of treatment that is necessary, and allow the patient to familiarise themselves with the basis of the procedure. Thereafter, once they feel ready, the procedure can begin. First, a small hole is drilled into the gap within the patient’s mouth in the space where their missing tooth or teeth would be. Thereafter, a titanium socket is inserted into the hole and left to heal. Titanium is utilised due to its unique ability to fuse with human bone tissue. After the socket has been given time to fuse itself within the patient’s jaw, a prosthetic tooth, constructed from either porcelain or plastic, is then fitted firmly in place and thus the gap is bridged with a sturdy, good-as-new tooth. Treatment of this sort can have a massively beneficial and positive effect on the self esteem and confidence of those who seek it, as it affords them the ability to once more smile to their fullest potential without having to be embarrassed by exposing any large or unsightly gaps within their mouths.

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More than a happy face

Dental Implants in HerefordshireAt Warrendale Dental, we pride ourselves at putting our patients’ needs at the forefront of everything we do. Rather than simply opting for the one-size-fits-all archetypes, which is all too common in practices up and down the country, we take into account the needs and requirements of each individual patient. At Warrendale Dental, we believe in treating the patient, not the case, and caring not just about your mouths, but you as individuals. In doing this, we have gained a solid reputation within the local Ross-on-Wye community, and we hope to continue to serve them proudly. For anyone seeking dental implants in Herefordshire, you can rest assured that our trained and approachable staff are on hand every step of the way.

 Moving with the times

As no two sets of teeth are identical, it is our philosophy here at Warrendale Dental, that no two sets of treatments ought to be carbon copies of each other, but rather moulded to fit around the contours of each specific case. This is very much the case for those seeking  dental implants in Herefordshire, and our trained professional practitioners take every case we face as an entirely new and unique challenge. Losing one’s teeth is an issue which can cause a great deal of stress and discomfort for many. Historically, those who lost a tooth would generally have to opt for a crown or denture as a prosthetic solution. This could often lead to severe structural issues and result in the patient appearing far older than their years, making the very shape of their face appear disjointed. However, with the recent advances in technology and innovation within the field of cosmetic dentistry, science has facilitated us the ability to not only ‘patch up’ a missing tooth, but address the issue at its root, and reconstruct the tooth in a stronger and more durable manner than was ever before possible.

Building bridges

The process of receiving dental implants in Herefordshire, from us here in Warrendale Dental, initially begins with a friendly, non formal consultation. This is done to assess the extent of the necessary treatment, and to allow our patients to familiarise themselves with the dental practitioner with whom they feel the most comfortable with, as well as the procedure. Thereafter, once they feel comfortable with the undertaking, a small hole will be drilled into the root of their gum, within the gap where the missing tooth or teeth would be. After this, a titanium socket will be inserted into the hole, and left to heal. Titanium is utilised for its unique ability to fuse with human bone, and after a brief healing period, in which it fuses with the patient’s jaw bone, a replica tooth is then inserted and thus the gap is bridged. Treatment of this nature can have a massively beneficial impact on the self-esteem of those seeking it, as they can once again smile without any fear or embarrassment of exposing large or unsightly gaps within their mouths.