Dental implants have been used successfully for smile restoration for the last 50 years. This is the most conservative and longest-lasting treatment for replacing a missing tooth. Implants are also useful for supporting dentures and bridges to correct more extensive tooth loss.

There is a lot of truth to the claim that dental implant is the gold standard to smile makeover. For one, it is no accident that it is one of the most popular.Missing teeth can affect more than the beauty of your smile; they may also limit oral function. As a result, chewing and speaking may be impaired. Over time, even your self-confidence could be damaged. Dental implants offer a permanent solution that can provide abundant benefits. Whether you’re missing one, several, or all of your teeth, this option is  designed to achieve superior results by mimicking the look and feel of your natural teeth.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?

If you have lost, or are congenitally missing one or more teeth, we recommend speaking with Dr. Tehranian about getting the dental implants at Lane Ends Dental implant Centre. There is no upper age limit for this treatment. The most important factor in success rates for implants is bone density.

Patients who have very advanced gum disease may not have enough bone left to hold an implant. They may need one or more bone grafting procedures before they can get tooth implants. Smokers have more complications during healing than non-smokers, so if you smoke, you need to stop before you undergo this treatment.

WHY CHOOSE TOOTH IMPLANTS?

By choosing dental implants, you can enhance your smile in several ways. Our practice utilizes some of the most advanced techniques, materials, and technologies available to help ensure exceptional results and an unparalleled experience. In addition to replacing missing teeth, dental implant benefits typically include:

  • Enhanced comfort
  • No special or additional maintenance—simply brush and floss as usual
  • Reduced wear to the gums
  • Preservation of jawbone density and strength
  • Improved bite alignment and function
  • Aesthetically appealing results

Dental implants can reduce your risk for future dental complications, such as additional tooth loss or facial bone loss. Furthermore, your implants won’t slip or slide in your mouth, a common concern associated with impermanent or removable tooth replacement options.

DENTAL IMPLANTS PROCEDURE

Each dental implant is comprised of two parts: a titanium post and a porcelain dental crown. The post will be surgically implanted into your jawbone as a stable foundation for the natural-looking crown, which serves as the visible part of the tooth. During your initial consultation, Dr. Tehranian will discuss your desired outcome and examine your areas of concern to determine the best technique for your singular needs and goals. Adequate bone density is necessary for successful dental implantation, and she will inform you if this method or another treatment option will be best based on your evaluation.

  1. Consultation – This includes a comprehensive dental exam, medical history, x-rays and a CT scan. This information is used to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants as well as what size and shape of implant to use.
  2. Preparation – If you have a tooth root in place, this is removed. The gum is opened slightly to expose the jawbone.
  3. Placement – A tiny hole is drilled in your jawbone and the titanium implant is screwed or fitted in place.
  4. Healing – This phase lasts 3-6 months. During this time, your jawbone heals around the implant.
  5. Abutment – A small metal post is attached to the implant and your gum is allowed to heal again.
  6. Restoration – A custom made ceramic crown that looks like your natural teeth is fitted on to the abutment.

Not A Single Day Procedure ; like all great things in life , dental implants restorations require some sacrifices on your part as the patient. For one thing, it is a process that takes several months to heal, and restore . It is not a procedure that can all be done in a single day.

To reserve a consultation with Dr. Tehranian , please contact our patient coordinator , Yvonne on (01772) 726932

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Safe and Natural looking Metal Free Fillings

We offer metal-free dentistry services for patients that may be concerned about the side effects and health risks associated with certain metals. Even though gold crowns and metal-based fillings offer numerous benefits for restoring damaged teeth, they do not look like your real teeth and there is ongoing debate about the health risks associated with amalgam or metal-based fillings.

If you have cracked or broken teeth that require restorative or cosmetic dental work like fillings, talk to us about composite resin or tooth coloured restorations that can restore your beautiful smile!

What is Metal Free Dentistry?

Metal-free dentistry services can be an attractive alternative to traditional treatments that involve using alloys and metals to restore damaged teeth. Fillings are performed to fill out cavities and restore teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. In the past, amalgam was typically placed in the hole to strengthen the tooth structure but the filling does not look natural.

Many patients and medical professionals are concerned that mercury in metal fillings poses some health risks and is best avoided. silver amalgam does contain mercury and which tends to contract and expand when exposed to heat and cold. Over time, this can weaken or crack the tooth structure and require additional treatment. Composite resin tooth restorations are bonded to the teeth so there is no risk of expansion or contraction.

Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings

Metal-free fillings, such as composite resin fillings, are designed to match the colour of your real teeth and help to create natural-looking results. Some of the benefits of metal-free fillings include:

  • Do not turn black over time
  • Do not contain mercury
  • Strengthen the tooth structure
  • Stabilize the tooth
  • Reduces tooth sensitivity
  • Attractive option for patients with minor tooth decay
  • Can enhance the smile

If you are concerned about mercury in amalgam fillings or just want to learn more about tooth coloured – natural looking restorations , call our practice on 01772 – 726932 ,  We offer metal-free dentistry services to cater to patients that are looking for alternatives to amalgam fillings and traditional procedures.