Q. What is a dental implant?
Dental implants replace missing teeth and look and feel like the real thing. They can replace single or several missing teeth and can also be used to securely fix dentures.
The implant is a titanium screw that is placed beneath the gum line and into the jawbone. This small surgical procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic. Over time the surrounding bone begins to integrate with the implant. In other words, it essentially acts as an artificial tooth root.
When healing is completed, individual crowns or bridges can be attached to the implants. Our dental implants in York usually take around 3 to 6 months to heal. It’s possible to wear temporary crowns or bridges during this time.
Q. Does implant treatment hurt?
Your dentist in York will numb your gums so that you do not feel any discomfort. Afterwards, over the counter painkillers are normally enough to control any discomfort, even after extensive treatment.
Q. How long does the treatment take?
This does depend on factors such as the severity of any gum disease and individual needs. However, tooth implant treatments generally take between 3 and 6 months.* If you have any failing teeth, the first step would be to remove them before the implant process begins. The implants would then be placed into the gum and jawbone and left to heal for at least 3 months. Finally, your perfectly-matched crown, bridge or denture is fitted onto the implant/s.
Q. What will the new teeth look like?
We’ll do everything we can to make sure you feel confident and comfortable with your new smile. That means ensuring you have the opportunity to preview your smile before it’s fitted. We can also give you the chance to see how your smile will look before any work is carried out.
Q. How long do dental implants last?
If you care for dental implants properly, they can last for many years. One of their great benefits is that you care for them just as you would natural teeth. You’ll need to brush twice a day and floss once a day. It’s also essential to attend check-ups and hygiene appointments.
Dental Care In York
All Teeth Missing
If you have loose or missing teeth, wear uncomfortable dentures or have to avoid certain foods, then our Teeth in a Day dental implant treatment in York will transform your life.
On the same day that the dental implants are placed, you are fitted with a fantastic set of fixed natural-looking temporary teeth. This means you’re never left with a gap at any stage and won’t need to wear dentures while the healing takes place. After three months, the temporary teeth are replaced with permanent ones and your new teeth will not only feel fantastic they will look fabulous as well.
Normally, to replace all missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw, a patient is required to have 6 to 10 dental implants. With the all-on-4 system, 2 implants at the back of the jaw are placed at an angle of 45 degrees enabling longer implants to be placed in this area for greater stability. The 2 implants at the front of the jaw are placed at 90 degrees. These 4 implants are then braced together by a fixed bridge, which is screwed into the implants and held permanently in place.
Full Mouth Dental Implants Before and After Results
Bernard had a very old bridge at the front of his mouth that kept falling out and he constantly kept getting infections underneath it. Bernard was in his early 70s and he complained that he wanted to go out for a meal and not worry about choosing what to eat and wonder whether he would make it to the end of the meal without the bridge falling out. All of the teeth supporting the bridge were rotten so we decided the best solution would be to remove these teeth and start again using a full mouth of dental implants.
Geoff had coped with his upper metal denture for many years. But after losing several more teeth it no longer fitted properly and would not stay in when he was eating. The remaining teeth would not last much longer and as Geoff was only in his early 50s he wanted s reliable long term solution. We removed his remaining teeth and placed full mouth implants to give him a fixed set of new teeth and Geoff could throw away his denture paste.
Richard came to us because he was unhappy with his upper denture. He had lost all his teeth in his late 40s due to gum disease. He led an active lifestyle but was constantly worried about his denture falling out and hated how they felt when eating.
“I am a different person following the treatment! I no longer hold my hand over my mouth when I speak or smile. I was married shortly afterwards and the photos were perfect. For myself personally, it has been life changing I am far more confident in my everyday life. I love to smile now!”
Why Choose Blossom Family Dental Care?
- Replace multiple missing teeth
- Restore your mouth’s function
- Provide a secure anchor for dentures and bridges
- Reduce wear & tear on the teeth near the gaps