Never give up

If you have been told that you cannot have dental implants in Richmond because of the state of your jawbone, then it might be a good idea to come to us at Sheen Dental Implants for a second opinion.

Perhaps it has been some years since you were turned down for dental implants in Richmond. Things have moved on a lot in recent times and now we have several techniques for improving your jawbone before implant surgery.

Dental Implants in RichmondThe importance of a healthy jaw

Dental implants need to be inserted into a good, strong jawbone because they will need to sustain powerful forces when you get back to eating your favourite foods. The average man can exert forces of about 200lbs or 97kg when he chews. If the jawbone has shrunk or lost density, which is what happens when our teeth fall out, then it’s not going to be able to hold the implants in place.

The jawbone shrinks when the teeth are no longer there to tell it that it is still in use. It needs the vibrations in tooth roots to stimulate cell renewal around the root, and when the root is no longer there, the bone actually dissolves itself, to send the calcium to wherever the body needs it. This happens even if you have replaced your teeth with dentures or a bridge.

Getting back to good health

We have ways of getting your jawbone back to its former self. One way is bone grafting, where we take bone from somewhere else in your body, or use artificial bone, and insert it into your jaw, bulking up your bone material. This can be done either before your implant procedure, or as part of it. Sometimes we use the sinus as a site for this extra bone to go, and this is known as a sinus lift.

If you are having implants in your upper jaw, another way round the bone issue is to have extra-long implants that go through your upper jaw and into the dense cheekbone above. These are called zygomatic implants.

The techniques for dental implants in Richmond could make all the difference. Why not give us a call to see if we can help you?

Overcome tooth loss

When you lose your teeth, it can affect how you look, speak, and eat. Feeling uncomfortable with tooth loss can have a big impact on your confidence and stop you from wanting to laugh or smile. Even missing teeth at the back of your mouth can disrupt your lifestyle, as it means having to struggle with chewing on certain foods that you had no problem eating before.

At Sheen Dental Implants, we provide dentures in Richmond to patients who wish to replace the teeth they have lost and have their confidence restored. That way, you can forget your teeth ever went missing and get on with all those important smiles in life.

Dentures in RichmondComfy, cosy, confident

In Richmond, dentures are the solution for replacing several missing teeth. Patients won’t have to worry about dealing with the irritation of loose dentures, as we offer implant-retained dentures that fit securely to maximise comfort.

The procedure involves placing 2–6 implants into the jaw. We then allow time for the implants to fuse with the bone, which allows them to become stable artificial tooth roots. Once healed, your dentures are attached on top of the implants, completing your procedure.

A happy, healthy future

Receiving implant-retained dentures means that your new teeth can fit snugly over your gums. You won’t be burdened with the sunken-cheeked appearance commonly associated with tooth loss, which can make you seem older and leave you feeling self-conscious. With dentures in Richmond, your quality of life can be significantly improved, as eating, laughing, and talking no longer come with a feeling of self-consciousness over the appearance of your teeth and whether your dentures will shift about.

Keeping your new smile new

In order for you to maintain your new teeth, the dentures can be easily removed so that you can clean them. You can also have your dentures permanently attached to the implants if you wish, while making sure that you brush them thoroughly as though they were your natural teeth.

If you think dentures in Richmond might be for you, then contact Sheen Dental Implants today to book your consultation with one of our experienced dentists.

A part of you

Losing teeth can be frustrating, especially when you feel like your smile has been taken away from you. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, it can hinder your confidence all the same. It might be that you feel embarrassed to smile or laugh in public, or that it affects how you chew your food.

No one should have to keep their smile a secret, which is why Sheen Dental Implants offers dental implants in Richmond to patients with missing teeth.

Dental Implants in RichmondYour smile restored

For single dental implants, a small titanium screw is fitted into the jaw and given time to integrate with the bone. Once healed, a replacement tooth is fitted on top of the screw to match the rest of your teeth.

If you need several teeth replaced, multiple implants can be fixed into place. If multiple teeth are missing in a row, it is also possible to have a retained bridge, which can required as little as two implants.

In Richmond, dental implants can be provided to patients in different ways, depending on what suits you best. If your tooth loss has been left untreated or you have been wearing dentures for some time, you may find that your jawbone has deteriorated. However, this doesn’t automatically mean that you cannot have dental implants. Sheen Dental Implants could have the solution.

We provide bone grafts and sinus lifts to patients who have experienced jawbone loss. This creates a foundation for the implant to be secured into place, making dental implants accessible to many more patients.

A smiley, healthy future

In Richmond, dental implants work as sturdy, natural-looking replacements for missing teeth. They help you achieve your desired smile and maintain good oral health. By replacing the root of the missing tooth, the implant stimulates the jawbone to grow and mesh around it, preventing jawbone deterioration. That way, you don’t have to face getting sunken in cheeks due to deterioration of the jawbone and can enjoy superior stability when chewing your food.

If you are considering dental implants in Richmond, then contact Sheen Dental Implants today to book a consultation. We can’t wait to see you smile with confidence.

Stabilise your loose dentures in Richmond

Removable dentures have been used for many years to replace missing teeth, but they tend to become loose over time, causing various problems. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to ensure that your dentures remain in place, you should consider having them stabilised with dental implants placed into your jawbone. The procedure is quick, relatively painless and a lot more affordable than regular implants.

At Sheen Dental Implants, mini implants are specifically designed to be used in order to stabilise and retain your loose dentures. In Richmond, the cost is far lower than normal dental implants and the implants will not require an incision into your gum area. The entire procedure can be completed in as little as two hours. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and determine whether you would be a good candidate for this treatment.

Dentures in RichmondHow do implants stabilise your dentures?

Denture stabilisation is yet another way by which dental implants can improve your oral function and quality of life. Your dentist will place the dental implants into your jawbone at an angle for better support. The heads of these implants are ball-shaped and will protrude from your gums, creating a stable and sturdy foundation for your dentures. This mechanism will allow your dentures to lock into place without creating pressure on the gums. These dental implants essentially replace the natural roots of the teeth and help keep the dentures securely in place.

The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be fixed right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for bone grafting for patients who do not have sufficient bone left in their jawbone. Moreover, recovery period is eliminated, and the dentures can usually be placed right away or only a short time after. In some cases, dentures can be permanently stabilised into your mouth.

Learn more about denture stabilisation

For more information about how mini dental implants can help stabilise your dentures in Richmond, contact our friendly team today and we will book a consultation appointment for you.

Does your smile need help?

We would all like a naturally sparkling smile, but sometimes our appearance needs a helping hand. If you are missing one or more teeth, then you may feel self-conscious about how you look, or find yourself holding back from smiling. Gaps can also make everyday activities, such as eating your favourite foods or speaking, difficult. Our experienced team at Sheen Dental Implants fits dental implants in Richmond to help restore your smile and give you the freedom to enjoy life to the full again.

Dental Implants in RichmondIf you have considered removeable dentures, bridges or crowns in the past but decided they are not for you, then you may be interested in dental implants in Richmond. Patients who have experienced this procedure have found it effective, comfortable and long lasting as, with the correct care, implants can last for several decades. Implants can be used to replace one tooth or a whole set so they offer a very flexible solution, whatever your situation. They function just like natural tooth roots so they help to stabilise the jaw and you will not even notice that they are there once they are fitted.

How do implants work?

Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed into the jaw during a minor operation. The bone and blood vessels of the jaw mesh around the metal, securing it into place. When the implants are stable, they can be used as a secure base for a single replacement tooth, a set of dentures or bridges. This means that your new teeth are permanently fixed so that you can bite and chew as normal and will be able to smile with confidence. In some cases, we can fit your replacements at the same time as the implants so you do not need to wait. We also offer sinus lifts, bone grafts and bone expansion techniques so, even if you have been told that you cannot have dental implants in Richmond because of inadequate bone density, we can help. For our patients in Richmond, dental implants have given them a new lease of life.

If you are looking for dental implants in Richmond, please do get in touch with our committed team today.

Do you feel secure enough to smile?

If you have lost your teeth, then smiling freely can become a real challenge and you may feel very self-conscious in social situations. It can also be hard to eat or speak properly and this can cause anxiety and have a serious impact on your quality of life. A cost-effective solution that suits many people is dentures. Richmond is home to Sheen Dental Implants, where we offer dentures that can be stabilised using dental implants. Your dentures are made to look like your natural teeth and to fit accurately. This means that they look great as well as providing support for your mouth to prevent the sagging that can age your face dramatically.

Dentures in RichmondYour options for dentures in Richmond

Some people who have dentures in Richmond find them difficult to get used to because of the denture glue or concerns about whether they might come loose. To overcome these problem, we can fix your dentures into place with dental implants. These are small metal screws that are inserted into the jaw. Between two and six are placed to provide a secure base to fix your dentures to. This also has the advantage of supporting the underlying bone, keeping it strong and healthy. Your dentures are attached to the implants using a range of fixtures. You can leave your dentures in place all of the time or remove them for cleaning.

How do I look after my dentures?

We offer full support and ongoing advice to our patients in Richmond. Dentures sometimes take a little getting used to, but most people find that they quickly become able to eat and speak easily. If you choose to have them stabilised, then your dentures function just like natural teeth. To get the best from your dentures, always handle them carefully if you do remove them. Keeping your mouth clean is essential and your dentures need to be brushed at least twice a day. If you take them out then soaking your dentures overnight and rinsing them well in the morning will keep them in good condition and contribute to a healthy mouth.

Our experienced team looks forward to helping to experience the benefits of dentures in Richmond.

I’ve lost all my teeth

If you are suffering from a mouthful of failing or missing teeth, dental implants in Richmond could be a good choice. If you want to restore your smile to its former glory, without the need for dentures, dental implants are generally considered the ‘standard of care’ for teeth replacement.

When a person loses all their teeth, there are no roots left in the jawbone to stimulate bone growth. This means the body believes that the jawbone is no longer necessary and it begins to dissolve away. At Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond, we offer various implant options that can help to restore your smile.

Dental implants in RichmondWhat could happen?

The result of your bone dissolving could be varying levels of facial collapse. It can become difficult to wear a denture because there is little bone left to keep it in place.

As well as this, as the bone melts away, facial muscles can pull back from their natural position. Lips can even cave in, as they lose support. This can cause parts of the lower face to shrivel up and will create wrinkles around the mouth. This can make a person look much older than they actually are.

Complete tooth loss and the deterioration of the jaw can even result in significant health problems. These can vary massively, from improper digestion to compromised eating habits, as well as many more issues.

Some studies have indicated that poor oral health can also lead to heart problems. Serious cases of gum disease are associated with a greater risk of developing certain diseases or experiencing certain health issues. This can include increased risk of artery disease, strokes and diabetes. Another problem that can occur is adverse pregnancy outcomes for some women.

If you don’t want to risk any of these problems, dental implants in Richmond could be the answer to your missing teeth issues.

Can dental implants help?

Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or are missing all your teeth, you can easily switch to dental implants in Richmond at Sheen Dental Implants. This can enhance your lifestyle, boost your confidence and immediately improve your quality of life. Dental implants in Richmond are permanent and could last you a lifetime. They look and function just like real teeth, as well as being stable and comfortable.

Can I afford implant retained dentures?

Your implant retained dentures in Richmond, can start from as little as £1,100. Our prices include a personalised assessment as well as the dental implant placement. And as well as this, all our quoted prices are inclusive of VAT. After you have discussed your treatment options with one of our dentists, you will receive a full itemised breakdown of costs.

Here at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond, we accept all major credit and debit cards, bank drafts and cash, but please note that unfortunately we do not accept cheques.

Dentures in RichmondSheen Dental Implants finance options

If the initial expensive of your implant retained dentures in Richmond proves to be unmanageable, don’t worry as we can help you spread the cost with two excellent finance options, available to all our patients.

0% finance

We will give our patients the option to choose to pay for their treatments in 12 equal monthly repayments. If you choose this option, you will benefit from your treatment costs being completely interest free. This option is very popular with our patients for their implant retained dentures in Richmond.

Low interest finance

We are pleased to offer our patients finance options at a very competitive rate of 7.9% APR. You can choose a payment period to suit you, which can spread the cost over one to five years.

Sheen Dental Implants finance is available to UK residents aged 18 and over.

You can decide how much finance and which option suits you best. After you’ve made your decision, all that needs to be done is to complete the form with personal details and return this with proof of signature, such as passport or driving license.

At Sheen Dental Implants, your finance can be approved within as little as one hour, so your dental journey can begin even quicker than you hoped. The finance you require is then paid directly into our bank account and your repayments begin 30 days afterwards.

Our patients can choose to do either part finance or full finance for their treatment plan, however the cost for your implant retained dentures in Richmond must be at least £1000 to qualify for finance.

What are dental implants?

Not so very long ago, if you lost a tooth or two, the only solution was to have a bridge or partial denture made for your mouth to replace the missing teeth. And if for some reason, you lost all your teeth, your only option was to wear dentures.

dental-implants-richmondThese days, technology and advancements in dental restorations have made it so that rather than having removable appliances to replace missing teeth (by removable we mean that the appliance must be taken out for cleaning every night), missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants in Richmond at Sheen Dental Implants.

A dental implant is basically a titanium ‘anchor’ that is surgically implanted into your gums to replace the natural tooth root. A prosthetic tooth is then cemented to the ‘anchor’, thereby negating the need for special removal and cleaning routines. With dental implants, you will gain the ability to treat them as you would your natural teeth.

Can I have dental implants in Richmond?

Some people are better candidates for implants than others. To be a good candidate there are certain requirements you must fulfill. To start with, you must have finished growing and all your adult/permanent teeth have come in. Your jawbone tissue also needs to be as healthy and intact as possible.

Are dental implants expensive?

The benefits of dental implants in Richmond over the long-term far outweigh the initial cost. We always recommend that our patients consider all the pros and cons before undertaking the procedure.

With dental implants, eating will be much easier and feel more natural than with loose dentures that require denture paste to stay in place. It is highly unlikely that your implant will fail and need to be replaced. If an upper or lower denture breaks, the entire arch must be replaced, which will end up costing more overall.

Are there any risks?

Just like any other surgical procedure, there are risks involved that may include bleeding, infection, injury to nerves and implant failure or rejection.

Your dental surgeon at Sheen Dental Implants will discuss all aspects thoroughly before you decide about having dental implants in Richmond.

Bone expansion

Once you have made the decision to undergo dental implants, the next stage is to arrange your first appointment at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond. Your dentist will fill you in on the benefits that come with dental implants and then they will take a closer look at your mouth, to decide if bone expansion is required.

dental-implants-in-richmondBone expansion is an additional surgery that may need to be carried out for some patients, to lay a stable foundation for your dental implants.

dental implants in Richmond are metal screws that are inserted directly into the jaw. As the bone heals it fuses to the dental implant providing you with a solid foundation to secure your restorative tooth.

Do I need bone expansion?

For some patients, the bone where the implant is to be placed is too narrow or shallow to provide a stable foundation for dental implants.

If you need bone expansion, it must be carried out before the actual implant, since the bone is the foundation and so it must be solid. You won’t be automatically ruled out as a candidate for dental implants if you do not have enough bone structure. You can still undergo dental implants in Richmond, thanks to the new bone expansion techniques.

What happens after?

The bone expansion can take a few months to heal before your dental implants can be placed. After a bone expansion procedure, you will be given antibiotics, pain medicine and antibacterial mouthwash.

You will be asked to avoid certain foods and to avoid putting pressure on the area while it heals. If you wear a denture, you may not be able to wear it for a month or so, while the area has a chance to heal.

The aim of this process is to ensure that you have new and healthy bone tissue that will support the dental implant procedure. You needn’t be worried if you are told that you have to undergo a bone expansion procedure. It is so that your dental implants in Richmond can be successful. It is a safe procedure, that provides predictable and long term results.