What are dental implants?
Dental implants are often the best treatment for missing teeth. When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost
A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.
To whom can it be applied?
Dental implant patients are all ages, and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one, multiple, or even all of their teeth due to injury, defects, disease or decay. They can even be an option for adolescents after puberty when the jaw stops growing, typically around 16 for girls and 18 for boys.
Do I feel pain?
The process is done under local or general anaesthesia, so you don't feel any pain. A pain reliever can be taken on the first night if necessary.
How long do implants last?
Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges often only last five to seven years, but with proper care they can last more than 10 years. Implants last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for.
What is tooth whitening?
Your teeth can be stained on the surface by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine and blackcurrant as well as smoking. Our teeth can also become more discoloured as we get older. Professional bleaching is the most usual method of tooth whitening.
What are the advantages of Zirconium?
The main advantage of a one-piece Zirconia implant is that it has no prosthetic connections, where bacteria can grow, and therefore have better gum health. They are 100% white. No metal will ever be visible when smiling or communicating with other people. Colour is not affected by tea, coffee because surface is polished.
What is dental surgery?
Dental surgery includes a range of surgical procedures that are conducted in the mouth and jaws, including the removal of wisdom teeth (third molars) and corrective jaw surgery.
Why are wisdom teeth removed?
The wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. Wisdom teeth usually grow through the gums during the late teens or early twenties. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place, so there isn't always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly.
What is root canal treatment? (Endodontics)
Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth (the root canal system). After the bacteria has been removed, the root canal will be filled and the tooth sealed with a filling or crown.
What is gum disease? (Periodontology)
This occurs when plaque releases toxins that irritate your gums, making them red, swollen and painful. Gum disease can also affect the surrounding teeth and the bone around the wisdom teeth.
What is tooth filling?
If a tooth loses its form, caused by decay or breakage, it can be filled using tooth colored plastic materials called composite resin fillings.
What types of dentures exist?
Gaps left by missing teeth can cause problems with eating and speech, and teeth either side of the gap may grow into the space at an angle. Sometimes, all the teeth need to be removed and replaced.
All of the above information is given to inform you of the dental treatments. The exact diagnosis can only be done by a dentist during your visit.