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Sheen Dental Implants Richmond put a smile on your face

Here’s the lowdown on missing teeth: if left untreated, it could cause further complications for any remaining natural teeth you have, as well as your gums. They can also look pretty unsightly and make you feel down in the dumps. Thankfully, your teeth can be protected and you don’t have to feel blue every time you look in the mirror or have to think about going out with friends. At Sheen Dental Implants, we offer Sheen Dental implants Richmond as a convenient and reliable treatment for replacing missing teeth and nobody will know that you don’t have all of your own natural teeth. And, no, we’re not grasping at straws and suggesting magical solutions; Dr Harmit Kalsi is highly experienced and knowledgeable in delivering this effective and convenient method of teeth replacement.

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What are Sheen Dental implants Richmond?

At our practice, we use titanium screws to fit into the gaps in your smile and attach them to your jawbone. These screws then become like your natural tooth roots; they are the base on which your replacement teeth will be attached, using an abutment. This means that they are firmly fixed into place and they won’t be going anywhere, no matter how many well done rib eye steaks you order!

The advantages of Sheen Dental implants Richmond

There are a whole host of reasons to choose dental implants. Firstly, the aesthetic result should make you feel happier and more confident about your appearance. However, a further improvement may be that if your face has developed a shrunken appearance due to the loss of certain teeth, you should find that the implants give you more structure and this can develop a more fresh-faced and youthful appearance – it’s definitely a reason to smile! Also, you can easily take care of your dental implants by brushing and flossing regularly, as well as popping in to visit us for your regular dentist and hygienist appointments. If you take care of your implants in this way, you should have them for practically a lifetime!

Other benefits of dental implants can be that by replacing the gaps in your smile, you are also protecting your remaining natural teeth from any overexposure to bacteria that could lead to further complications, if left untreated. Basically, dental implants are an efficient, reliable and fabulous way to bring your smile to life again.

Consultation

Of course, with all treatments, we need to catch up with you for an initial consultation. We will be able to discuss your concerns and examine your mouth, in order to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. In some cases, patients may not have enough bone density in the jaw and require a bone graft before they can have dental implants, for example. Whatever the situation, coming in to see Dr Kalsi will enable you to get the information you need to determine how implants could work for you. We recommend you ask him lots of questions too, so you feel fully informed and confident in the treatment – he loves a good quiz!

So, come to Sheen Dental Implants and let us get you smiling!

Sheen Dental Implants could be yours

Do you remember the times you looked at people with missing teeth as a child and it gave you goosebumps? Or perhaps you saw your grandparents’ dentures in a glass of water and you were both horrified that they didn’t have their own teeth and intrigued at the same time? Or maybe you assumed that they’d never brushed their teeth and eaten millions of sweets all the time and they’d lost their teeth just like your parents warned you would happen if you did that sort of thing? Having missing teeth can actually be caused by a number of things and it isn’t always purely down to poor oral hygiene. Smoking, illness and medications can be some of the other causes of tooth loss.

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At Sheen Dental Implants, our aim is to replace missing teeth by giving patients a reliable and natural-looking solution with dental implants Richmond. Our dentist, Dr Harmit Kalsi, is highly experienced and knowledgeable in this field. By booking in for a consultation with him, you could have a complete smile in just a couple of visits.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants Richmond are a solution to the problem of attaching replacement teeth to your mouth in a secure way. It consists of using titanium screws which are attached to the jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. These screws then have an abutment attached to them to which crowns, dentures or bridges may be added, depending on how many teeth you have missing. The result is like almost having a whole set of natural teeth again, as the dental implants are securely fitted and allow you to continue eating and drinking whatever you want, as well as only having to look after them by merely brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist for regular check-ups.

What else is good about dental implants Richmond?

While we understand that restoring your teeth makes an obvious aesthetic improvement to your smile, because nobody will know that you don’t have a full set of natural teeth, there are also other benefits for using implants. By attaching the screws to your jawbone, you are protecting the jawbone from losing its bone density. With replacement teeth in place, you are also protecting any remaining natural teeth and the gums from overexposure to bacteria. If you look after your teeth properly by brushing and flossing, and having check-ups, you should also be able to have implants that last you a lifetime.

A further benefit of having implants fitted is that they can add structure back into the face. When patients have missing teeth, they can experience shrinkage of the face, but implants add the firmness it needs to look more youthful and fresh-faced again! Treatments to have the implants fitted take no longer than normal dental appointments and all treatments are given with local anaesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel anything at all. There are also further sedatives available for nervous patients whom we are very experienced in supporting.

What next?

If you would like to find out more about how Sheen Dental Implants can help you, book in for a consultation, asking for Dr Harmit Kalsi. There’s no need to have goosebumps or feel disappointed by the sight of your missing teeth anymore; we are here to help and get your smile fulfilled!

Sheen Dental Implants; helping to recreate your beautiful smile

Tooth loss

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Losing your natural teeth whether through natural causes or accidental damage can be devastating and unfortunately the damage does not end there. The surrounding tissue and jawbone can, over time, begin to recede and the surrounding teeth can begin to shift out of their natural placement towards the gap, causing severe dental instability. The impact of this does not happen overnight, but does set in if left untreated and over time the facial definition can take on a sunken appearance. Whilst all this may sound very daunting, it is important to know that there are solutions to recreate your smile and all of us at the practice are here to support you.

Whether suffering from the loss of a single tooth or multiple teeth, a couple of implants are all it takes to revitalise your beautiful smile.

Sheen Dental implants Richmond, what are they?

When looking into the idea of a dental implant it is first important to understand what it actually is. In simple terms, an implant is a small, titanium screw which is drilled into the jawbone to provide a stable post for a replenished or restored tooth. Whilst this may sound like an extremely invasive surgery, it is far from it and this simple procedure is frequently carried out in just one or two appointments. Visits to our practice therefore do not need to disrupt your life to any great extent.

The implant process

Once a discussion has taken place with our dental team regarding your possible tooth replacement options, a series of examinations, digital scans and in some cases X-rays will take place so as to ascertain whether Sheen Dental implants Richmond are the most suitable solution.

If you have sufficient bone depth within the affected area then as long as the overall oral hygiene is on form then it will be a simple matter of organising when the procedure will take place and a discussion on the process and possible side effects will be discussed. During this time it is important to ask any questions that you may have regarding the procedure.

For those whose jawbone has receded, it does not mean that the idea of the implant ends there. It may be that a bone graft is needed and therefore the process behind this option will be discussed. Using a bone graft, with the graft being either synthetic or a piece of bone being taken from another section of the body, can enable a patient to have dental implants, but this will always be discussed with you by your dental team.

Once we have had a consultation with you and the procedure begins, a local anaesthetic will be applied to the area enabling our dental team to insert the Sheen Dental implants Richmond into the jawbone, providing a stable base for the tooth or teeth replacement. In some cases a temporary tooth will be attached to the implant so that whilst it heals you are not left with gaps in your smile. Check-ups to keep an eye on the healing process will be put in place and once a significant amount of healing has taken place the permanent tooth replacement will be fitted to the post, providing you with a natural-looking, confident and stable smile.

All treatments and procedures carry potential risks, it is, therefore, important to seek further information and advice from your local dental team before undergoing any.

How to reduce the impact of tooth loss using dental implants

The emotional impact

Having a full, healthy and happy smile can impact your daily life in a highly positive way. But when the smile you see in the mirror and photos fills you with dread, you might begin to avoid taking part in social activities or hide away your once shining smile in embarrassment. The impact of your broken smile may have such a detrimental effect on your self-esteem that your approach to each day becomes altered. This is something that can be avoided on all counts by attending an appointment soon after the tooth loss occurs, followed by using dental implants Richmond as your tooth replacement method. Our team at Sheen Dental are here to help you and work with you to recreate your lovely smile.

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Too busy to take time out for a dental appointment with us?

Leaving a gap may seem the easier option, particularly when our lives are all so busy, but it is important to understand the impact of this decision. If a tooth or multiple teeth fall out, whether through accidental damage or tooth loss left unattended, the surrounding teeth can be compromised. This means that further tooth loss may occur as the surrounding teeth can shift from their placement into the gaps created, and combined with the potentially receding jawbone, can lose their stability. Alongside this, a crooked, misaligned smile can form leaving you with more dental problems both in physical appearance and in terms of health. This may all sound a little far-fetched, and although it does not happen in one go within hours of the tooth loss, leaving the damage to essentially heal itself can create many other dental problems which are easily avoided by attending an appointment. This is something we want you to avert, so by working with us we can ensure we all protect your smile.

Are dental implants Richmond suitable for everyone?

Whilst a dental implant Richmond is a very popular method of tooth replacement, in some cases, this would not be the most suitable option. To understand whether this procedure is for you, a consultation with us at Sheen Dental Implants will be organised where a thorough examination of the mouth and a discussion about your options will take place. It may be that a series of digital scans and X-rays are taken as well, to ascertain how suitable the bone structure is around the area, this is of the utmost importance as the jawbone will have the implant fitted into it. Those who are not on top of their overall oral hygiene may also not be suited to this particular tooth replacement method and therefore alternatives will be offered.

Are the implants considered to be a long-term solution?

This particular restorative method can last up to 10 years or more when a high level of oral hygiene is maintained. Similarly to your natural teeth, keeping them clean and healthy is of the utmost importance, so an excellent at-home oral hygiene process combined with regular visits to our practice in Richmond should provide a long-term solution. Your commitment is the key to its overall success.

Getting started

As soon as the tooth loss happens, get booked in for an appointment with us to get the area checked out and then begin to discuss how you wish to proceed. Our dental team will offer advice and various options, but the final decision will of course be yours. Please seek further information and advice on all procedures mentioned within this article to fully understand the processes before undergoing treatment.

Understanding Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond

It could be argued that our teeth are one of the most important parts of the human body, used daily, the function they perform is difficult to replicate. We need our teeth to help us in the consumption of food, but this activity alone creates some of the largest hazards that the teeth are exposed to, in the form of releasing the natural sugars and acids found in foods.

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If the teeth are not cared for correctly, they can become more susceptible to damage, which in extreme cases can lead to the occurrence of tooth loss. This is now becoming a growing issue within the adult population of the UK, as new products are brought to market that contains a high content of sugar i.e., some energy drinks.

At Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond, we understand that no one wants to lose their teeth at any point in their life, but we also want to make people aware of the possible solutions to the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth. As there is no need to live with tooth loss long term when modern dental techniques allow the tooth or teeth to be replaced.

Giving you back your teeth

Here at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond, we have dedicated ourselves to the pursuit of developing the expert knowledge needed to allow us to offer a tooth replacement solution that is suitable for all potential patients, whether they have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth. With our knowledge and understanding of the needs, we are sure we can create implants that will feel the same as the natural teeth they are replacing.

The implants are designed to be long-lasting and hard-wearing, being made from materials that are tough enough to deal with the day to day rigours that teeth are exposed to. Should you decide to replace a lost tooth with an implant we are sure they will last you a lifetime.

The head of the implant is made up of a ceramic crown that is shaped to form a tooth. The ceramic that makes up the crown is strong enough to be used exactly like a normal tooth, there is no need to worry about harder foods when eating, as the crown is designed to be able to cope with the hardest of foods just like your normal teeth.

The base of the implants is a screw that is placed into the patient’s jawbone that is made from one of the strongest materials known to man, titanium. This screw creates a strong base for the crown to sit in place, making them feel very securely fixed in place.

There is no need to worry about the way the implant looks, as the ceramic crown will be coloured to match your existing teeth, allowing it to blend in perfectly. An implant will also add strength to the area of the jawbone it is placed in, as well as give support to any teeth it sits beside and encourage the growth of healthy bone in the area.

Want to know more

If you would like to find out more about tooth replacement treatment, you should contact Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond. We are more than happy to hear from any potential patients who are looking for expert information and advice.

At Sheen Dental, we offer the highest standard of general dentistry, our highly qualified dentists are also experienced across Cosmetic, Orthodontics.

A look at dental implants in Richmond

We cannot always protect our teeth from the rigours of life, this means they become exposed to hazards that could damage them daily. Add to this the risk of an accident happening that could cause harm to the teeth, and we can easily figure out just how exposed our teeth are. It is no wonder that some people end up losing teeth, despite the fact they may have tried to care for them correctly.

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Most people who have suffered from tooth loss would love to find a way to replace the lost tooth or teeth, as they may feel uncomfortable with the feeling of having gaps in the mouth.  Now, modern dental technology makes replacing lost teeth an easier process than in the past.

Sheen Dental Implants are now offering their clients tooth replacements services, that are a perfect solution to the loss, via offering dental implants in Richmond.

They feel just like real teeth

We believe that these implants are exactly what potential clients are looking for, as they create a permanent solution to tooth loss. By offering these dental implants in Richmond we are helping our clients to regain a full set of teeth.

Due to the way these implants are fixed in place they become less susceptible to damage, unlike other tooth solutions such as bridges which are known to crack. Also, they do not move around in the mouth like bridges or dentures, making them a preferred solution for the denture wearer.

The base of the implant is a screw made from titanium, one of the strongest metals known to man, that is screwed into the jawline to form a strong foundation. A crown, that is made from ceramic, is added at the head of the screw to create the new tooth. The ceramic crown is also coloured to match the clients remaining teeth, allowing it to blend in.

Here we are just describing the creation of a single tooth, the process may change a little when looking to replace multiple teeth.

Due to the materials involved in the creation of these implants, they are extremely hard working and should last a client who receives them a lifetime, if cared for correctly. There is also no need to worry about having to learn a new dental care routine, as normal brushing and flossing should suffice.

Adding strength and support to the jawline

One of the common problems associated with the loss of a tooth is a weakening of the bone structure of the jaw, making the teeth around the area of the loss lose support, this may lead to the remaining teeth starting to feel loose. With an implant in place, the remaining teeth will gain extra support, making them feel more secure. The implant will also encourage new bone growth, building strength back into the jaw.

Time to investigate

If you are someone who has suffered from tooth loss you may want to consider having implants inserted into the area of the missing tooth. Sheen Dental Implants are here to offer client expert advice, as we are the leading practice for dental implants in Richmond. Our friendly reception staff are waiting for your call and will be able to take you through the process of booking an appointment for your consultation.

At Sheen Dental, we offer the highest standard of general dentistry, our highly qualified dentists are also experienced across Cosmetic, Orthodontics.

Are oral implants expensive? FAQs about dental implants answered by Sheen Dental

Are you fed up with having a gap in your smile? Is it denting your confidence?

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If you are like the one in seven adults who have a missing tooth or teeth, you have probably searched for a way to restore your smile to its former glory. And you may have come across oral implants.

Fitted securely to your jaw, these nifty restoratives have changed the face of cosmetic dental care, offering an aesthetically pleasing, sturdy and functional alternative to dentures and fitted bridges.

When you come to Sheen Dental to resolve the issue of missing teeth, our team will assess your suitability for Sheen Dental implants Richmond. This will involve an oral assessment, a scan of the mouth and a detailed health analysis pertaining to any current health conditions that you may have. Once you are given the all clear, we can book you in for your fitting and your new smile will soon be a reality!

Have some questions about Sheen Dental implants Richmond? Our team answers five common ones below!

Does the fitting hurt?

When we fit Sheen Dental implants Richmond, we will make sure that the area is numbed before beginning surgery, so you won’t feel a thing.

Post fitting, as the anaesthetic wears off, you may feel a sensation similar to bruising around the implant site; this is normal and will subside in a few days. If it doesn’t fade or worsens, contact us immediately for advice.

Will they move or fall out?

We would certainly hope not!

As implants are fused to your jaw, it is exceedingly unlike that they will move or fall out, barring substantial trauma to the area where they have been fitted.

Of course, if you have concerns that your oral implants are moving, contact our team for a check-up.

Aren’t implants prohibitively expensive?

Not really; surgeries like ours at Sheen Dental are able to offer eligible patients financing options, which will help you break down the cost of oral implants into affordable monthly payments. So, talk to our team about your suitability today!

How do they differ from dentures?

Oral implants differ from dentures because they are fused to your jaw.

Made from titanium, this allows them to encourage the bone in your jaw to grow around them, thus creating an anchor for the prosthetic tooth to be fitted on. So, they won’t move, they won’t need glueing in place and you certainly won’t be able to suddenly lose them!

Can anyone have them fitted?

As long as you have good oral health and are over the age of 18, almost anyone can have oral implants fitted.

However, there are a few conditions that can complicate the successful fitting of implants; if you have untreated diabetes, this can delay the fusing time once the implant is in your jaw. Also, conditions like osteoporosis, cancer and autoimmune disorders can complicate the process, so talk to our team about your suitability if you suffer from any medical disorder but want oral implants.

Ever heard of micro dental implants? A quick guide from Sheen Dental

Are you eager to close a gap in your teeth, but have been told you aren’t suited for regular endosteal implants?

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Don’t worry! You can still have that annoying gap closed and, if you have an issue surrounding jaw density, you may be the perfect candidate to have mini implants fitted.

At Sheen Dental, we are proud of the range of dental implants Richmond that we can offer and we are always eager to help someone restore their smile to its former glory. A popular alternative to endosteal, mini implants are easier to fit, take less time to heal and can provide you with a functional and aesthetically pleasing finish. What more could you want?

But what are mini dental implants Richmond and how do they differ from regular implants?

What do they look like?

Physically, mini dental implants Richmond look almost identical to regular endosteal implants. The only real difference is the size!

Endosteal implants range from 3.5 mm to 4.2 mm in diameter; however, mini or micro-implants are usually between 1.8 mm to 3.3 mm, so they are much thinner and shorter. But at a first glance, they will look like a thin titanium pin.

How are they used in restorative dental care?

Mini implants have a few restrictions when it comes to regular restorative procedures.

For instance, they cannot support the weight of a prosthetic bridge, partial bridge, denture or partial denture. And so, they are reserved for use with the placement of single crowns and prosthetics.

In short, mini implants are suitable for patients who have minimal amounts of jawbone left, and would otherwise be excluded from having regular implants fitted.

Are they fitted in the same way as regular implants?

Yes, they are but the fitting time is usually over a quicker period.

Like endosteal options, there may be some drilling required into the jawbone to fit the implant, but as you may have guessed, the hole won’t be so deep or so wide. Once fitted, your gum will be sewn into place, allowing for the area to heal.

However, different from regular implants, you may be able to have your prosthetic teeth fitted on the same day with mini implants, but the fusing time is still required for the implant to become completely stable in your jaw. 

Do they require fusing time?

Yes, they do.

But as the implants are thinner and are not embedded so deeply into the jaw, this time is minimal when compared to endosteal or zygomatic implants.

Depending on your age, health and other health concerns, you can expect your mini implants to take between 1-2 months to fuse, but this time may be faster. Either way, our team will be keeping an eye on their fusing using X-rays, so you will have your prosthetics fitted as soon as possible!

How long do they last?

Mini implants have been recorded to last up to 10 years, but at the end of this period they will often need replacing.

How to deal with losing teeth

Many people unfortunately have missing teeth and this can cause feelings of embarrassment and self-consciousness, but missing teeth can also have a negative impact on your overall oral health. Have you lost a tooth? Or indeed several teeth? Then you have come to the right place! Many people are unsure about how to best improve their smile and replace any teeth that they may have lost, if you are one of those people then we have good news for you! We can support you in your endeavours to improve your smile. If you wish to have a complete smile again, then you could consider having oral implants. You can use this article to learn about what implants are, how the treatment works and what you can do next should you decide our treatment is right for you.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants Richmond are made of metal and are fitted at the jaw in the position where your missing tooth used to be, it involves a small surgical procedure. Once the implant has been given sufficient time to heal you will be fitted with a suitable prosthesis. The implant is designed as a small post normally made from titanium upon which to fit the crown, bridge or denture which may be needed. This completes your smile and makes it look and feel like the smile that you used to have. These implants are specially designed to ensure that patients get the best possible results. The prosthesis fitted will be colour and size matched to your remaining teeth so that it is indistinguishable from them.

How does this treatment work?

Only the highest standard of care is used when we deal with patients. Only the best expertise and materials are used to ensure patients can complete their smile once again. Dental implants Richmond  will work to protect the health of your jaw as well as sustaining the overall structure of your face. When you lose a tooth this can have a negative impact on the structural integrity of your face. The treatment can be used to make a smile complete again and can be used to improve how you view your own appearance. The treatment is performed under local anaesthetic and you can be assured that you are in the best hands possible when it comes to receiving cutting edge dental treatments.

What should I do next?

If a patient thinks that this treatment could be for them, then they should get in contact with us here at Sheen Dental. We can support you in your efforts to achieve a stronger and healthier looking smile. If you think that the right move forward for you and your smile could be dental implants Richmond then you should get in contact with us today. You can phone us directly or you can get in contact with us through our website. Patients who have received this treatment in the past have been impressed by the results. We love to take on new patients and cannot wait to be able to help you achieve your smile goals. 

What are oral implants?

If you have a gap in your smile due to a missing tooth you may be feeling self-conscious and disappointed about your appearance. This might not be the only problem you have, you may also be at risk of health issues such as gum disease, surrounding teeth moving into the space left and with the integrity of facial bone structure. If you have a gap in your smile then you may be looking for a treatment to remedy this. Sheen Dental Implants Richmond provide a specially developed procedure designed to ensure that you can complete your smile once more. An implant is fitted directly at the jaw and a crown is mounted on top of it. The new tooth or teeth will perfectly match the ones lost and your surrounding teeth, and your smile will look good as new. Many people have a missing tooth, but are unsure about how to best remedy this, we could be the practice to provide the answer to your dilemma. This article will run through how the procedure works, as well as what you should do next if you decide that this cutting edge treatment is the one for you.

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What is the procedure?

If you are considering Sheen Dental Implants Richmond to replace your tooth or teeth, then you will be in the most capable hands. Our dentists and practitioners are highly trained and have the vast knowledge and experience to be able to give you the level of support that you need to complete your smile. Your dentist will work with you to first carry out any preliminary work you may need. This can include sorting issues with bone density and gum disease if they exist. The implant is then fitted directly at the jawbone through surgery, usually in the position where the missing tooth used to be. The implant is made of titanium and is designed to have a crown, bridge or denture perfectly matched to the surrounding teeth, fixed on top. The implant will mesh with the jawbone through osseointegration. Your dentist will work with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment as well as answering any questions that you may have.

What should I do next?

Having read about what an implant is and how the implant is fitted then you might be in a better position to decide about the future of your smile. If you think that Sheen Dental Implants Richmond could be the practice to provide this treatment for you, then you may want to get in contact with us. We always enjoy taking on new patients and being a stepping stone to their new and improved smile. You can also get to grips with the procedure by reading up on it through our easy to use website. Patients who have had this treatment in the past have been impressed by the results that have been attained by our expert implantologist. We look forward to welcoming you into our practice. We believe that everyone has the right to build themselves an attractive smile and this treatment could be your ticket to exactly that.