Dental Implants

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!

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.

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.

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. 

I have missing teeth

Missing teeth are a common dental problem that many people face and sometimes, and are unsure of what to do to achieve the best results. If you have a missing tooth, have several missing teeth or even if you have lost the entire set and don’t feel very conscious about your smile. You may find yourself hiding behind your hand or refusing to smile. If this sounds like you then you may be interested to find out about dental implants and how they could complete your smile again. You should read onto the next section to read more about dental implants and what they could do for your smile.

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Do I need dental implants?

Dental implants are specially designed to allow you to sculpt your complete smile again. If you have missing teeth then you may want to remedy this through the use of this treatment. Taking care of the gaps in your smile can allow you to impact the overall health of your smile. The implants can allow you to prevent issues with the structural integrity of the face. The implants can also allow you to eat and chew with confidence. Having a complete smile again can give this the self confidence that you have missed. If this treatment sounds like the one for you, you should read on to see how these implants are fitted.

How are the implants fitted?

Dental implants Richmond are fitted in a highly specific manner by a highly trained professional. The implant itself is a small titanium screw that is fitted at the jawbone. The implant is fitted and given time to heal. Blood vessels and gums are encouraged to grow around the implant. This provides an anchor for the new crown, bridge or denture that will be fitted on top. Patients can be assured that they are in capable hands when getting this treatment. You will be well looked after and your pain will be managed. If this sounds like a treatment for you, then you should read on to the next section to discover how you can care for your new implants.

How do I care for the implants?

Dental implants Richmond are designed to look, act and feel like the natural teeth that you have lost. The implants can last a lifetime if they are cared for in the proper way. Caring for your new implants can be done so in the same way of looking after natural teeth. Your dentist will work with you to ensure that you fully understand how to care for your smile to ensure your overall dental health is kept in top condition. If this sounds like the right move for you and your smile, then you should read on to the next section to see how you can go about getting these implants.

What should I do next?

If you think that Dental implants Richmond could be a good fit for you then you should consider getting in contact with us here at Sheen Dental. We can then begin to put measures in place to allow you to sculpt the smile that you always wished you had. You could also have a look at the website to read more about the treatment that is offered. We look forward to hearing from you and being able to help you achieve your smile goals.

What is a Dental Implant?

We understand that patients who have lost a tooth, several teeth or unfortunately their entire set, can often feel self-conscious. We know that you might feel uneasy when you smile or talk, so it might be that you want to look into a treatment that can rectify the gap in your smile. The fitting of a dental implant Richmond can help you find your smile again. A gap in the smile can affect the alignment of your teeth, which can lead to health problems. This treatment has been specially designed to allow patients to fix their smile and improve their overall oral health. This treatment is often people’s go to, to solve an issue with their smile. The implant can make a smile complete and be done in a safe and invisible way. This article will run through how an implant is fitted and what the benefits of an implant could be. Patients can use this article to determine if this treatment is for you.

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How is the implant fitted?

A dental implant Richmond is a small titanium implant that is fitted by a trained dentist who will place the implant at the jaw. The implant is fitted where the gap was left, placed into the jaw where the gap is. This usually does not take too much time, people consider this treatment to be no more painful than usual dental work we all undergo. Once the implant has been fitted the surrounding gum and blood vessels are given time to heal and incorporate the implant. Once the site has been healed then a new crown, bridge or denture is fitted on top of the implant. This will be carefully marched to the surrounding teeth to ensure that your smile looks and feels as natural as possible. Patients are encouraged to work with their dentist to ensure that they understand fully how to care for their smile both during and after the treatment. Your dentist will be on hand to ensure that you get the help that you need. If this sounds like a treatment that you could benefit from, then you should read on to see what the benefits of this treatment are.

What are the benefits of a dental implant?

There are many different benefits of using a dental implant Richmond. Patients who have had this treatment have been impressed by the results of this treatment. You may see this treatment as a long term investment into your smile. Utilising the dental implants as a treatment can prevent you from having to make short term fixes to your smile. A dental implant looks, acts and feels like a natural tooth. The long lasting nature of this treatment can allow you to maintain the structure of your face. This treatment can prevent a loss of bone dentistry. The treatment will not affect the surrounding teeth and therefore will ensure you can continue to eat and drink all of your favourite things. If you think that this treatment could be the one for you, then you should consider getting in touch with us so we can begin to assist you with achieving your smile goals.

Can I get dental implants in Richmond?

If you are looking for a long-term way to improve your smile, then getting a dental implant Richmond could be a great option for you. This treatment is very useful if you have missing teeth, as they can be replaced by natural-looking porcelain implants.

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What’s the process?

As with any dental treatment, we will first have a consultation meeting with you to discuss the treatment, and to allow us to examine your teeth to make sure you are eligible. When you have this treatment, it is important that you still have enough bone left in the problem area to hold the implant post.

If all goes well in the consultation appointment and you are eligible for the treatment, we will arrange your first surgical appointment with us. This appointment will involve us opening up your gum to expose the bone, and inserting the implant post. We will then reclose the area so the implant post is hidden, and leave it to heal for a few months. This healing process is essential as it allows the implant post to fuse to the surrounding bone, which really helps to keep your dental implant Richmond stable.

Once the post has successfully fused to your bone, you will revisit us so we can attach the crown. The crown is the piece that is fastened to the implant post through a connector and will look just like a natural tooth. This is when you will really notice the difference in the look of your mouth, and can enjoy your new smile.

Here at Sheen Dental, we take pride in ensuring that our patients teeth look and feel as good as possible. We understand that it can be nerve wracking having surgery done, and we will make sure you feel as comfortable and as welcome as possible when you arrive at our dental practice.

What are the advantages?

There are so many great benefits that come with having a dental implant Richmond, for both looks and health. Our patients walk away with healthier teeth and a happier smile after having this treatment, and your implants can last for up to 20 years with the right care, so it’s very worthwhile.

The main benefit that our patients enjoy is how natural their implants look, and a big part of this is down to the material that is used. Porcelain has many benefits when it comes to implants, such as the fact that it is stain-resistant, the colour can be easily altered and it is durable.

The ease of caring for these prosthetics is also a big reason that our patients love our dental implants. All you have to do to take care of them is the same as anyone else would with their natural teeth, by brushing and flossing regularly, and having dental check-ups.

The health benefits that come with having implants is also a huge factor, and this is due to the support it gives to the surrounding bone and teeth. When you have gaps in your teeth, this can cause the bone around it to weaken and eventually degrade, and can put pressure on the teeth around it as well. By having the implants in, it bone growth is encouraged and there is added support for the other teeth surrounding it.

Could dental implants improve your smile?

Losing teeth can be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. At Sheen Dental Implants we endeavour to replace your missing teeth, whether it is just the one tooth or all of them, with comfortable, natural looking teeth that you can be proud of. When you make the decision to get dental implants in Richmond you will be guided through the entire process by one of our dental professionals. At your free consultation appointment they will carry out an in-depth assessment of your mouth to decide which treatment is most suited to your individual circumstances.

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What types of treatment are there?

It is a common misconception that dental implants in Richmond can only be used to replace a full set of teeth. Contrary to this, you can have implants to replace just one tooth or several teeth, with some people opting for implants because their dentures persistently come loose or are just not comfortable. How many implants you need will depend on how many teeth you are having replaced, but you will not always require one implant per tooth as they are capable of supporting multiple teeth.

This type of treatment is usually carried out in two parts. During the first part of your treatment you will have a small titanium screw inserted into your jawbone. This acts as the root for your new tooth and will continue to stimulate your jawbone in the same way that your original tooth or teeth did, preventing it from disintegrating slowly over time. Multiple screws will be inserted for those people who need to have a few or an entire set of teeth replaced, but the amount can vary depending on each individual’s situation.

After your mouth has healed from having the implants inserted you will return to our practice to complete your smile. For singular tooth replacements a crown will be attached to your implant, whilst bridges and half or full dentures will be used to replace multiple teeth and entire sets. A bridge can be used for missing teeth that are either side of an original tooth as well as for several teeth that are missing directly next to each other.

Why implants?

When your teeth fall out your jawbone is no longer stimulated. This means that over time it can disintegrate and change the shape of your face, resulting in premature aging. Implants can prevent this from happening by ensuring that your jawbone remains stimulated, as they trick your body into thinking that they are real teeth.

Whilst dental implants in Richmond are not usually available on the NHS, there are several reasons why our patients opt to have them over traditional dentures. They are fixed into your jawbone, meaning that you can eat and chew whatever foods you wish to, wherever you are, without worrying that your teeth will come loose or fall out. In addition to this, implants are made to specifically feel like your original teeth, resulting in optimum comfort and a natural looking smile.

For more information on how we carry out implant procedures here at Sheen Dental, please take a look at our website or give us a call with any questions that you have.

Should you invest in dental implants Richmond?

If you have lost a single tooth because of an accident, this can be a devastating situation. Your confidence can take a tumble and never before were you acutely aware of how important having a full set of teeth is, not only for appearance, but for functionality as well.

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Thankfully, there are a few different options available to those people who have an otherwise healthy smile, the most effective and popular being dental implants Richmond. This is because this treatment is long lasting and durable, lasting several decades or more, meaning that if your avulsed tooth occurred at a younger age, you do not need to prepare yourself for repeat treatments as you get older, unlike other methods of replacement where the prostheses deteriorate with age.

If you have lost multiple teeth, either from an accident or due to a health issue, then this also can be a devastating situation. Some people at this stage start to wonder the point in caring for their smile and this can be a slippery downhill slope. There are solutions with dental implants Richmond which can restore your smile to full functionality again, creating a strong bite once more and one that you can rely on.

As you can see, investing in dental implants Richmond is an option for all kinds of people who have lost one, some or even all of their teeth. The core procedure remains the same, but the application can be a bespoke kind, offering a unique way to ensure that your dental situation is treated appropriately and letting your beautiful smile shine forth once again.

How does it work?

When we speak of the core procedure, this consists of a titanium metal spoke which is drilled directly into the jawbone to create a stable and secure bond on which a single crown, a bridge or even complete dentures can be secured.

The reason that we use titanium as our material is because it is known to bond with bone, which enables us to guarantee many decades of use. Over time, your implant becomes one with your body and effectively replaces a tooth root as closely as we are able to, reducing the other negative impacts which are associated with tooth loss.

What are these other impacts we speak of?

Unfortunately, once we lose our teeth, for whatever reason, the jawbone is no longer stimulated as it should be and as a result, it begins to degrade over time. This jawbone loss is responsible for premature ageing in the face, causing your cheeks to appear sunken and drawn. Furthermore, it weakens the hold of your other teeth in your jaw and begins to be the cause of more complications.

It is a natural occurrence; however, by using this procedure and even adding some synthetic or animal tissue to restore what has been lost, in case too much has degraded before the treatment has occurred, then we are able to hold off this degradation and allow you stronger, healthier and functional teeth for longer.