Sheen Dental Implants

I have gaps in my teeth

Tooth loss is a common ailment that many people have and this can be something that they struggle with, as tooth loss can cause mental and physical problems. People can become unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Do you find yourself constantly worrying about the appearance of your smile? Do you not like smiling in pictures or do you worry about how your teeth may look when you laugh? If this is the case you might benefit from this treatment. The loss of teeth can also lead to physical problems such as compromising the structure of the mouth and other issues such as decay. This article will discuss what dental implants are, how the implants are fitted, what patients could consider this treatment and what your next steps should be.

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What are dental implants?

Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond could be a good fit for you if you have a missing tooth or indeed, missing teeth. These implants allow crowns, bridges and dentures to be fitted in the mouth on a stable structure to improve the appearance and overall health of your smile. Dental implants are a long term investment into your health  and can last a long time provided they are properly cared for. Your dentist will work with you to ensure that these implants are a good fit for you as well as how to properly take care of them.

How are they fitted?

Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond are fitted in two stages. The first involves placing the implant at the jaw and allowing it considerable time to yield to the bone and heal. This implant is a small titanium screw that is placed into the gap left behind by the tooth you lost. A crown, a bridge or denture can then be built onto the implant to give the look of the natural smile. These teeth will look, act and feel like the tooth that you lost allowing you to have the confidence in your smile again.

Would this treatment work for me?

Many different people could be a good candidate for Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond. Patients who have a singular missing tooth, several missing teeth or who have unfortunately lost all of their teeth could be a good fit for this treatment. Your dentist will work with you to ensure that this treatment is the correct one for you and ensure that you know how to best look after your new smile. Your dentist will ensure that you understand how to best care for your teeth both during and after the treatment. Your dentist will take the time to get to know you to ensure that you get the most out of your treatment here with us.

What should I do next?

Firstly, you should consider getting in contact with us here at Sheen Dental so we can begin to organise how to best meet your needs and begin your journey to a brighter, stronger and healthier looking smile. We look forward to working with you.

Why should I choose Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond for my dental implants?

It is important for optimal results and for ultimate patient satisfaction, that patients be very careful in their selection of dental care providers. At Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond our highly experienced implant dentist will first carry out a complete and comprehensive assessment of your dental health to ensure you make a good candidate for the procedure. It is an ethical responsibility of an implant dentist to inquire about the overall physical and medical history of a patient, as this will have long-term ramifications for the longevity of the artificial tooth replacement implant.

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It is not just the experience of our implant dentist, at Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond, that makes us a good choice for any patient considering artificial tooth replacement implants as a permanent alternative to replace a lost tooth. We believe we offer a higher level of quality dental care, from the consultation and the various types of artificial tooth replacement implants we offer to the numerous implant techniques our implant dentist can perform.

 What patients can expect from Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond

We will conduct a comprehensive consultation appointment

Patients should be prepared to undergo a thorough oral assessment to determine suitability for implants. In addition to completing a questionnaire about your medical history, our implant dentist may need to have X-rays, digital photographs and impressions taken of your mouth.

We will prepare a customised treatment plan

To ensure our patients make the best decisions for their dental health, our implant dentist will provide you with a detailed written treatment plan with all suitable options and related costs. Once a patient has decided on his or her individualised plan and depending on the preparation work needed which has to be done first (deep cleaning, bone graft or treating gum disease), thereafter the implant dentist can proceed with the implant placement procedure.

We accommodate the needs of patients suffering from dental anxiety

At Sheen Dental Implants we are very mindful of the fact that some patients are nervous about invasive surgical procedures which is why we have introduced sedation dentistry for procedures which may cause some level of discomfort to our patients. We encourage any patient who is feeling particularly anxious about the implantation procedure to speak to us, so that we may find suitable techniques to help with relaxation.

We offer a full dental implant service menu

Some patients may need just a single missing tooth replaced while others may need a whole set of teeth, which is why our implant dentist can perform different types of dental implants; for a single tooth, multiple teeth and a full set of teeth.

We work to find suitable solutions for our patients

Patients with more than one missing tooth and who wear dentures may want to consider same day teeth – a dental implant technique used in the placement of four to six implants with the placing of abutments done on the same day, but with the artificial teeth only fitted after integration and healing. The top priority of our implant dentist at Sheen Dental Implants is to ensure that our patients are happy and comfortable with their implant results.

What do you need to know about dental implants?

One missing tooth can change your appearance entirely, making you feel self-conscious about the way you look. Thankfully, there are means to replace absent teeth with a natural-looking prosthesis in the form of Sheen Dental implants in Richmond.

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Our practice, Sheen Dental comprise tooth implant specialists who’ve made enviable smiles in Richmond possible for several years. In this article, we’ll shed light on the groundbreaking procedure.

What is a Sheen Dental implant in Richmond?

You should know the basics about teeth implants if you’re seriously considering having the procedure. So here’s the scoop on this impressive device!

  • Implants comprise three pieces that play essential roles for teeth restoration

The main component is a tiny screw made of titanium that our implant dentist drills into the bone underneath the missing teeth, which we leave to heal naturally, relying on a biological process called osseointegration. Osseointegration, which takes place over several weeks, successfully occurs when the metal mesh binds with your surrounding tissue. The only way to successfully remove this piece, once it’s firmly anchored into the bone, is by a tool-wielding professional.

The second part of an implant is the connector piece otherwise known as the abutment. The abutment links together the screw and your custom-fabricated crown, which is the visible part of your brand-new pearly white.

Lastly, we connect the crown to the abutment, which is made from durable materials. The tooth-coloured crown not only looks identical to your regular teeth, but can also be used to chew and bite down on food without cracking or breaking.

Why would I choose Sheen Dental implants in Richmond over traditional bridges or dentures?

We’ll be honest with you; some of our patients find the cost of tooth implants exceeds their budget. However, while comparing the price of different prostheses, it’s essential to look at the bigger picture because the benefits of implants complement the price.

Implants should be regarded as a lifelong investment that boasts the following qualities:

  • A reliable device that remains securely in place as you eat, chew and talk. Say goodbye to embarrassing moments caused by faulty appliances that shift out of place!
  • A device that doesn’t compromise the integrity of other neighbouring teeth for support but stands on its own.
  • A device that isn’t just aesthetically pleasing, but contributes positively toward your oral health by regenerating your lost jawbone through stimulation.
  • A low-maintenance device that doesn’t need to be removed from your mouth for regular cleaning. However, be sure to brush and floss well, because gingivitis can attack your gums which can negatively impact your tooth implant.
  • A device that can last a very long time if it’s well looked after.

I’ve heard enough, sign me up!

Unfortunately, getting an implant isn’t as straightforward as deciding you want one and being assigned a date for the surgical procedure. You need to be deemed healthy enough for surgery, which means healthy gums, sufficient jawbone and a disease-free mouth generally. Some repair work might be necessary before you’re granted a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, however, specific medical conditions might rule you out completely. Provide our dentist with a full list of health issues during your initial consultation so that we can assess whether you’re viable for implants.

The pros and cons of Sheen dental implants in Richmond

Sheen dental implants in Richmond are a long-lasting and cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. This method is favoured by many of our patients and involves attaching screws into the jawbone and covering them with colour-matched artificial teeth. Sheen dental implants in Richmond are one of our most reliable procedures but as with any form of treatment, they may not be right for you. If you would like to learn more about whether our Sheen dental implants in Richmond are the solution for you, read our list of pros and cons and contact us for a consultation.

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They are aesthetically pleasing

A lot of people opt for dental implants because they look, feel, and act like real teeth. Crowns or dentures placed on top of the implant are matched with the colour of your natural teeth, making it difficult to distinguish between natural and artificial teeth.

They are durable

Implants are inserted directly into the jaw and then left for around six months to attach to the bone. This creates a very strong and durable bond that can be as robust as natural teeth. If well looked after, dental implants can last up to twenty years depending on whether they are permanent or semi-permanent.

They preserve the jawbone

When a tooth falls out, the bone structure that was supporting it can start to disintegrate by transferring nutrients to other parts of the body. And if several teeth are lost, this can massively compromise the structure of the whole face and jawbone. Dental implants mimic a natural tooth root and therefore encourage the jawbone to produce nutrients as it would a real tooth.

They function well

Lost teeth can affect chewing and speech. Speech can become more slurred and chewing can become very difficult, which is why dental implants are sometimes recommended because they can restore proper speech and chewing.

They are easy to clean

Dental implants can be looked after the same way as natural teeth. They can withstand regular brushing and flossing and do not need to be removed before this takes place.

They can be costly

Dental implants are one of the most cost-effective and reliable ways to replace missing teeth but because of this, they can be costly. They tend to be a little more expensive than the likes of dentures but they are usually preferred by most patients.

They can take a while to fit

It is important for the implants to fuse with the jawbone and this process, known as osseointegration can take anything up to six months. The healing process can be lengthy but once healed, they can last for decades.

They are not suitable for everyone

In order to fit implants, a sufficient amount of healthy bone is needed. Patients who lack this will not be suitable for this procedure. Similarly, patients with osteoporosis or diabetes will also not be eligible for them.

It does involve surgery

Due to the nature of the procedure, fitting dental implants does require surgery which can be scary and daunting. As with any surgical procedure, complications may arise, including swelling, nerve injury, sinus injuries, and pain and teeth sensitivity but these potential side-effects are uncommon and can usually be managed.