Key benefits of dental implants

With more and more people choosing to go with implants over traditional options like dentures it’s worth looking into why. Here at Warrendale Dental we are well informed and want to share with you some of the benefits that can come from choosing dental implants in Herefordshire.

What are dental implants?

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There are a whole host of benefits to choosing dental implants and we will be highlighting just a few of these in this article. But first what are dental implants? Simply put, dental implants are anchor points that are fixed directly into the jaw or cheek if required. Once fully healed these provide a firm base for your new tooth allowing a false tooth to be screwed into place with peace of mind.

So let’s get into some of the benefits of the whole process

Aesthetically

Choosing to have dental implants in Herefordshire can improve many aspects of your appearance aesthetically. It can stop your surrounding teeth moving excessively where a gap might have been before, It can even affect the shape of your face. With missing teeth a person’s face can sag or appear sunken. But perhaps the most obvious benefit aesthetically is in having a nice full smile once again.

Dental implants are not just a temporary option

Whereas traditional dentures and bridges need replacing relatively often, your dental implants in Herefordshire, if well maintained, and under supervision from our team, can last many years into the future.

What they are made of?

This is a really nice benefit. The implants are made from titanium. It’s an amazing metal that is used in an array of surgical procedures and for good reason. Your implant will be viewed as natural tissue by the body, allowing your gums and blood vessels to grow around it to form a really solid base for your new teeth. 

Eat what you like

Unlike traditional dentures where you may resort to softer foods, with a dental implant, you can continue to enjoy all the food you have always loved. Although we would always recommend a healthy and balanced diet of course.

Simple aftercare

Following the fitting of your new dental implant, you will receive excellent aftercare and advice. After a period of time, the low maintenance of dental implants really shines through. You don’t need to remove them or leave them in a dish overnight. You simply brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth.

With us they can be affordable

With implants available from us there’s no need for this option to break the bank. In fact, if you book a free consultation with us, not only can we discuss in depth the entire process and the excellent level of care you can expect from us, but we can also tell you about our finance and credit packages.

As has been mentioned already your first step really is to get in touch with us at Warrendale Dental and talk through the various options in front of you, as well as your suitability for the procedure. We’re happy to talk you through the entire process and address any concerns you may have, so what are you waiting for?

Are dental implants right for you?

Here at Warrendale Dental, we pride ourselves on the level of care we provide. This is reflected in a 2017 survey that saw 99% of our customers recommend us to their friends. This excellent care includes our popular treatment; dental implants in Herefordshire. Why would you want a dental implant? What does the process consist of? Should you be daunted by the prospect of surgery? Let’s find out!

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What is a dental implant?

This is a very good question. Here at Warrendale Dental, we don’t expect you to be the experts. While you prepare for your dental implants in Herefordshire we are happy to talk you through the entire process from start to finish during an in-depth consultation. Rest assured you are in very good hands. We can determine if you require a single tooth or more complex treatments. In short, these implants are anchor points that are fixed into the jawbone if the bone density is suitable, or even the cheekbone if required. A replacement tooth is then fixed to these anchor points to ensure your smile is restored to its former glory. This process, therefore, is more durable and much longer lasting than typical dentures.

The wonders of titanium

Titanium has long been used for surgical implants in various forms. It is lightweight, incredibly resilient and versatile. It binds to the bone while the body grows around it making it the perfect material for dental work. This is why we choose this amazing material for our implants here at Warrendale Dental.

What to consider?

During your one to one consultation with our team here at Warrendale Dental, you will discuss all aspects surrounding the fitting and aftercare of your dental implants in Herefordshire. We will consider your suitability for this treatment. This would include checking for gum disease, whether you smoke and whether you currently have uncontrolled type two diabetes. These are some areas we would want to try and address with you prior to treatment. This will give your new implants the best chance and allow your jaw or cheekbone to heal efficiently.

What are the pricing options?

You might find yourself thinking you would love dental implants and that they seem perfect for you, but what if you can’t afford them? We would respond to this by encouraging you to contact us and talk through the options. Our staff are friendly and understanding and can supply you with all our pricing options, including twelve month and two-year finance and credit options.

What will happen on the day?

While surgery may seem a bit intimidating to some, rest assured we will make it as comfortable as possible for you. You will be administered a local anaesthetic to ensure you feel little discomfort and additional sedation is an option should you need it. A hole is then drilled into your jawbone where the implant can be fixed in place. While this may seem daunting do not worry this process is more simple even then a filling and deemed less painful to most. Ultimately the best thing you can do, if you are thinking of dental implants in Herefordshire, is to talk to our team at Warrendale Dental who will put you in the full picture and help make sure you’re smiling again.

Why are dental implants in Herefordshire so important?

Dental implants are an extremely popular long term solution for missing teeth, and are an effective form of restorative dentistry within Herefordshire. Our dental clinic offers dental implants to patients who are experiencing the loss of one, several, or even a whole row of teeth within the mouth. Aside from their popularity and durable nature, many patients may be wondering why it is so important to replace their missing teeth, and whether it is really necessary to receive implant dentistry.

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A healthier and happier smile

Dental implants in Herefordshire are a great way to restore the aesthetic appearance of a patient’s smile. This particular form of restorative dentistry can not only make your smile look great, using our custom made porcelain crowns which blend in completely with the surrounding teeth within the mouth, however it can also help your mouth stay healthy.

Restoring the function of your teeth with dental implants in Herefordshire

It is common knowledge within the field of dentistry that missing teeth can cause speech impairment, as well as a diminished level of self-confidence, however it can also lead to a lower level of dental health. Missing teeth can make it extremely difficult for patients to drink, and chew normally (in addition to brushing and flossing their teeth) this can unfortunately lead to a build-up of plaque and tartar on the surface of the teeth.

How can this affect the health of my teeth?

A build-up of oral bacteria which later turns to plaque can unfortunately result in oral diseases and infections, such as gum disease, for example, which we always strive to avoid at our dental clinic within Herefordshire.

How long do dental implants really last?

Patients who are looking to receive dental implants at our dental clinic within Herefordshire may consider their dental treatment as both a large emotional and financial investment, which is why they may wish to know how long their implants will last. Investing in your dental health is extremely important, and something we encourage at our clinic, however the durability of your dental implants may depend on your individual case.

Taking care of your dental implants

Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth, as well as functioning much like natural teeth within the mouth, however it is extremely important that they are cared for correctly. Many of our patients may be pleasantly surprised when they discover how easy implants are to take care of. Dental implants can be cared for in the same way as natural teeth, they require brushing and flossing frequently, as a build-up of oral bacteria on the teeth and the gums can cause the dental implants to fail. When your implants are cared for correctly they can last for an extremely long time, therefore making them a worthwhile financial investment in your oral health, and your physical appearance.

The financial cost of your dental implants

At our dental clinic within Herefordshire we aim to promote a high standard of dental care, as well as competitive dental prices. If you are interested in receiving dental implants, then we offer a free initial consultation, as well as monthly payments if this will help. We want as many people as possible to have access to this life enhancing treatment.

What are dental implants in Herefordshire?

Dental implants are a popular form of restorative dentistry and are considered as the best form of tooth replacement within the field of modern dental care, and at our clinic within Herefordshire. Dental implants are a long lasting solution for missing teeth, and can be used to replace one, several, or even whole rows of teeth within the mouth, in addition to denture stabilisation.

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What to expect from the treatment process

Many of our patients may have heard of dental implants in Herefordshire however they may be unsure of what to expect from the treatment process, especially those who feel anxious within a dental environment. If you are considering this particular form of tooth replacement at our dental clinic within Herefordshire, then you may be interested in the implant process.

The first step

Much like any dental treatment, dental implants in Herefordshire always start with an initial consultation. During an initial consultation patients can expect to receive a thorough oral examination, as well as a pricing estimate, and general dental advice to ease any of your treatment concerns.

The next step in your treatment process

Once you have discussed your tooth replacement with our experienced dental team here at Warrendale Dental, we can start to devise your treatment plan, tailor made for your unique dental case. The first step is to place the dental implant in the jaw (a small titanium screw typically less than one centimetre long), once this has healed correctly we can attach your porcelain crown, to ensure your aesthetic appearance is never compromised.

A dental service you can trust

We understand that choosing a dental clinic to receive any form of dental treatment (whether this be general routine dentistry, or more complex dental care) can be difficult, especially for parents choosing a surgery for their child. Our dental clinic embraces modern advancements within dental technology, and our website is no exception.

An alternative perspective

Aside from our positive reputation within the local and surrounding area, we understand that many of our new patients may appreciate hearing from those who have previously received implants. Located on our dental website we display a wide array of patient testimonials, all of which are evidence of the excellent standard of dental care we provide.

How much do dental implants in Herefordshire cost?

The exact pricing of your restorative dentistry may weigh heavily on an array of factors, one of which being the number of teeth you are missing from within the mouth. Patients may be looking for a single tooth replacement or could be looking for something more complex like a ‘retained bridge’ used for the replacement of multiple teeth, which will cost more.

How to pay for your restorative dental treatment

Many patients may be startled by the upfront cost of dental implants, however they need not be deterred. Our dental clinic not only offers interest free credit over the course of a twelve month period, but we also give our patients the opportunity to pay for their chosen treatment over the course of several years (with low bearing financial credit).

Can I afford dental implants in Herefordshire?

Choosing to receive private dental health care can be considered a large emotional and financial investment. Hefty upfront dental costs can be a deterrent for many, which is why our clinic within Ross-On-Wye aims to lift the financial burden for our patients. We never ask our patients to pay for their dental treatment as an upfront cost.

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Our monthly payment plan

Our clinic understands that paying for dental care can be stressful, which is why we offer our dental implants for an affordable amount each month (with the use of a quote reference). Our zero per cent finance plans allow our patients to pay off their restorative dentistry, with no interest on top of their treatment.

Need more time?

We understand that patients who are receiving dental implants in Herefordshire may bear varying financial situations, which is why we promote variety. Many of our patients may embrace 0% interest over a twelve month period, however some of our patients may need a little longer. If you are interested in spreading the cost of your dental implants, we offer a low credit payment plan for a time span of two years or more.

Finding a solution that suits you

Aside from our flexible finance plans, many of our patients may be unsure of which option is best suited for them, and their needs. If you are considering receiving dental work, but are confused about your treatment costs, feel free to give us a call, or discuss your concerns with an initial consultation at our clinic.

Can dental implants in Herefordshire be used for the replacement of multiple teeth?

Yes! Many of our patients may believe that dental implants are only suitable for the replacement of single teeth, however they can be used to replace multiple teeth within the mouth. Single dental implants use one titanium screw (which aims to replicate the natural tooth root) to support one crown, however multiple implants can be used to support a ‘bridge’.

How do dental implants replace several teeth?

Dental implants have been hailed within the field of dentistry as an excellent form of tooth replacement, which is why they are also used to replace several teeth within the mouth. A single dental implant can be used to support one crown, however it can also be used to support up to three connected porcelain crowns.

Patients who have lost a whole arch of teeth

Patients may have lost a whole row of teeth due to health concerns, however a whole arch of porcelain crowns can be supported by just two or four dental implants.

Dental implants are not only used for the replacement of missing teeth

Despite common misconception, dental implants can be used for alternative reasons. Patients of the older generation may find living with dentures hard, due to their unstable and uncomfortable nature. If you are struggling with dentures, dental implants can help you.

How it works

Dental implants can be used to stabilise dentures, meaning they can be cleaned, and cared for in the same way as natural ‘normal’ teeth.

Why choose our dental clinic to receive your dental implants in Herefordshire?

Our dental clinic in Ross-On-Wye provides our new and pre-registered patients with a high quality of general and cosmetic dentistry. Our clinic strives to offer a high standard of care whilst offering a friendly and comforting approach within a modern and clean dental environment.

Meet our dental team

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We believe that your dentists can make a huge impact on your dental experience, especially for patients who suffer from dental anxiety or even a dental phobia. Our highly skilled and professional team have all adhered to the strict dental guidelines from the General Dental Council. Aside from sticking to strict guidelines, our team also keeps up to date with the latest dental advancements, whilst exceeding every single one of our patients’ expectations.

Not just your average clinic

Our dental clinic not only boasts qualified dentists, we also have dental hygienists, dental nurses, and our welcoming dental receptionists.

Am I eligible for dental implants in Herefordshire?

Dental implants are a popular form of restorative dentistry, and act as a long-term solution for patients who are suffering from missing teeth. Patients who may be eligible for implants may have lost teeth due to oral diseases and infections (such as gum disease) as well as incidents, such as falling off a bike.

Why is it important to replace missing teeth?

Many patients may overlook dental implants in Herefordshire as they may be unaware of the damage caused by missing teeth within the mouth. Aside from the obvious discomfort caused by gaps in the mouth, such as difficulty eating and drinking, missing teeth can lead to speech impairment, and health concerns. Spaces where there are absent teeth can be breeding grounds for oral bacteria, which can lead to dental diseases.

The reversal of years of orthodontic work

Missing teeth can not only lead to a decline in a patient’s self-confidence, however it can also cause the reversal of years of orthodontic work. Gaps within the mouth can cause surrounding teeth to move into them, as well as sloping of the face (due to a lack of a sturdy base, which can be enforced by a dental implant).

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants consist of three aspects, the dental implant itself (a tiny titanium screw), the abutment (also referred to as the connector) and the porcelain crown. The implant could be argued as the most important, due to its stabilising qualities.

The dental implant treatment process

After our dental health care professionals have determined that dental implants are right for you during an initial consultation, we can begin treatment. The first step to achieving your tooth replacement is fusing the implant, the replica tooth root, to the gums. Once the titanium screws have been adhered to the jaw, a temporary crown can be attached, ensuring your aesthetic appearance is never compromised.

The final step

After the implant has correctly healed within the gums (which can take around six months) the long term crown can be attached. The porcelain crown is personalised for each individual patient and their surrounding natural teeth; the shape and shade is matched to ensure a natural appearance is achieved.

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.