What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one way of replacing missing teeth. For implants to be placed, a titanium support post is planted in the jaw bone. This post acts as an anchor, much like the natural root of a tooth. Implants can also be used to support other dental appliances, like fixed bridges or dentures.
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Dental Implants In Bournemouth Is A Two Part Procedure
The dental implant surgery treatment normally has two stages. First the support post must be placed in the jaw and the jaw allowed to heal. Once the healing has taken place, the replacement teeth are attached to the support post. This may require more than one visit, first to fit and design the replacement teeth and then to place them. However, sometimes a single visit to the surgery can accomplish both fitting and placement, through the use of in-surgery Cerec Technology.
Who Can Perform A Dental Implant Procedure?
A periodontist, or someone with extensive experience in treating periodontology, should make a determination as to the healthiness of your gums and bone structure before deciding if you are a good candidate for dental implants. There are several conditions and lifestyles that put a person at risk of dental implant failure, and a good dentist would not recommend them for a dental implant procedure. For instance a person who was recently a smoker, is still a smoker, or someone who quit smoking less than six months before, is not a good candidate for implants, as smoking damages the gums and make them slower to heal. This slower healing puts them at risk for dental implant procedure failure.
Does Pearl Fine Dental Care Have A Periodontal Specialist On Staff?
Dr. Maziar Gorjifar is a general dentist with a special interest in periodontology. He has studied gum disease and its treatment for many years, outside of his formal training. He has more than a decade of experience in dental implants and performs many successful dental implant procedures each year.
Who Is A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. The oral health of the patient is the primary consideration and dental implants cannot be performed if a person’s oral health won’t support long-lasting success. Dr. Maziar Gorjifar, head of dentistry at Pearl Fine Dental Care, is committed to providing holistic dental care for his patients, with their overall health as his top priority. He ensures that each patient understands all of the treatment options available to them and helps them choose the option that provides the most beneficial, long term outcome.
Some conditions that may exclude a person from being a good dental implant candidate are:
- Diabetes – Diabetes that is not well controlled by diet, exercise and medicine can make your body slower to heal. Thankfully, if your diabetes is well under control, you may still be able to receive dental implant surgery.
- Hypertension – High blood pressure, or hypertension, could possibly exclude a person as a candidate for dental implant surgery. However, this is not always the case. The dental implant specialist and medical doctor should collaborate on an individual’s condition and together make a determination about a person’s qualification for surgery, including dental implants.
- Jawbone Tissue Loss – In order to get dental implants, you need to have sufficient jawbone tissue, as this is the tissue into which the titanium screw will fuse. One of the common side effects of periodontitis is jawbone tissue loss. If you’ve lost jawbone tissue to gum disease, an additional oral surgery called a jawbone graft can help regrow jawbone tissue in your mouth, making it possible for you to get dental implants. While this condition may delay your dental implants surgery for 6 months to a year, it is still entirely possible for you to repair your smile with dental implants.
- Low Sinuses – If you’ve been diagnosed as having low sinuses, it may be that you need a sinus lift before becoming a good candidate for dental implant surgery. A sinus lift is a procedure that will lift your sinuses out of the way so that the titanium screw required for dental implants won’t interfere with your sinuses. The procedure for the sinus lift would then need to be given time to heal before the dental implant surgery could take place. However, if you’ve been told that you have low sinuses, you may still be able to repair your smile with dental implants.
A full dental implant consultation can help you determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. The consultation includes a thorough oral examination, x-rays, and a full consideration of your medical history. Visit our Bournemouth surgery for a dental implant consultation by calling 01202 421999.
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What Problems Can Dental Implants In Bournemouth Address?
Dental implants in Bournemouth can address a number of smile concerns, including:
Face Shape – The shape of your teeth should be aesthetically in harmony with the shape and features of your face. Dental implants can improve or restore the shape of your face by remedying the “falling in” that often occurs when teeth are missing.
Tooth Colour – Matching tooth colour is an important part to creating a smile that looks natural and not “artificial”. Our dental implants are always created to match your current teeth colour, so that they look natural and “real.” When needed, we can also complete teeth whitening procedures to improve the overall brightness of your teeth and then give you dental implants that match. Get completely natural looking dental implants in Bournemouth.
Nutritional Uptake – Dental implants can improve nutritional uptake by making it easier for you to thoroughly chew your food, increasing the amount of available nutrition and the enjoyment of eating.
Improved Speech – Improved speech can result from dental implants in Bournemouth. Missing teeth can affect a person’s speech, making them difficult to understand. Replacing these teeth with dental implants improves your speech and appearance.
Dental Implants In Bournemouth Can Lead To Improved Self Image
Because broken, decayed, or missing teeth can affect so many aspects of our life, fixing these issues can make a tremendous improvement to a person’s overall sense of well being. Improved speech, appearance, and nutrition helps a person feel better physically and emotionally, improving their self confidence and self image.
How Important Is A Great Smile?
People who are self conscious about their teeth are much less likely to smile in an open, genuine way. Tight, closed lip smiles can send a negative message to another person that you are merely tolerating them and not genuinely enjoying their company. While this may not be true, the truth is in the eye of the beholder and a less-than-confident smile can put you at a disadvantage when it comes to your social and business life.
Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants In Bournemouth
There are many reasons why a person may need “smile restoration.” Trauma is a common cause of tooth loss. Sports injuries can knock a tooth loose, or a car accident may even cause the loss of all of a person’s teeth. Periodontal disease can cause tooth loss, as well.
Once you’ve lost a tooth, a person can become self-conscious of their smile or unwilling to smile so that people can see the missing tooth or teeth. They may find themselves covering their mouth when they speak, or failing to make eye contact with another person during conversation, as they worry about someone noticing their missing teeth.
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