To replace or leave?

If you’re missing a tooth, you have two options: replace it or don’t. If you choose not to replace the tooth, you may face all kinds of complications with your diet and appearance. As well as this, studies have shown that a missing tooth can increase the chances of losing more teeth. There are several options available for replacing a missing tooth. Here at Unidental, we know that dental implants in Stockport are the only sure way to prevent jawbone deterioration and additional tooth loss.

Dental Implants in StockportWhy should I replace missing teeth?

Your tooth has two parts: the crown and the root. When a tooth falls out, the section of the jaw that supported the tooth has no purpose, so it withers and wastes away. A weakened jaw then supports your remaining teeth. A missing tooth also increases the workload of remaining teeth and to balance this out, the teeth can shift, which can cause spaces between teeth, food impaction and even tooth decay.

As well as this, research has shown that up to 19% of adjacent teeth are lost as the result of a missing tooth. That’s as much as five more lost teeth if you started with a full set.

Why choose dental implants in Stockport?

Dental implants in Stockport are an ideal tooth-replacement option because they replace the missing tooth’s root as well as the crown. Dental implants do not require support from adjacent teeth and they keep the jawbone strong because it has a purpose – to support the tooth’s root. With dental implants, our patients do not experience increased tooth decay or sensitivity, as can be the case with dental bridges. Dental implants also have a success rate of 98% and we can also use them to secure dentures, partials, or bridgework. With regular oral hygiene and dental visits, dental implants in Stockport could even for a lifetime.

To receive dental implants, you must be in good health and have adequate bone structure. Minor pre-operatory procedures like bone and sinus grafts may be necessary to prepare you for implant surgery. One of our dentists here at Unidental will evaluate your specific case to determine which option is right for your unique case.

Bringing out the best in your teeth with our Stockport dentist

Having teeth that look and feel great can change the way we live our lives. Feeling happy with what we see when we look in the mirror can give us a huge boost in confidence, which can change how we act around people. A warm and welcoming smile can make a big difference at work and in our social lives.

Here at Unidental in Stockport, we offer dental treatments that maintain the health of your teeth and improve their appearance. This is achieved using a combination of cosmetic dental treatments and preventive work.

Dentist in StockportDental health and the dentist in Stockport

One of the most important aspects of a dentist’s work is keeping the patient’s teeth healthy so that they can serve the patient for longer into their life without having to resort to tooth replacement.

Although the health of our teeth is mostly our responsibility, we do also need the help of a dentist. Your dentist in Stockport will stress the importance of regular check-ups.

These check-ups are vital in keeping your teeth healthy. In a check-up, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth for signs of damage and factors that could affect your teeth such as gum disease and tooth decay. These are the two leading causes of tooth loss in adults, so it’s important to try to minimise the risk factors.

If any reparations need to be made to keep your teeth healthy, we can book you in for an appointment for things like fillings, root canals and crowns.

Getting that extra wow-factor

The most popular cosmetic treatment in the UK is teeth whitening, but at Unidental we aren’t limited to just whitening. At the clinic, you can undergo a complete smile makeover with our smile design service.

This procedure combines multiple treatments to give transformative results for our patients. With the high-tech digital smile planning system at our practice, you can see how your smile will look before you’ve even started treatments.

There aren’t many aspects of a person’s smile we can’t change, so why not make the most of your natural teeth with a visit to the dentist in Stockport?

Get that lovely smile from your dentist in Stockport

Never before has it been so easy to change a disappointing smile into a thing of beauty as it is right now. In the last half century, there have been so many new materials and techniques, as well as equipment, produced for dentists, that treatments are far less-invasive, and more gentle and discreet. They also last longer and offer better value for money.

This means that having a lovely smile is now possible for everyone, not just the rich and famous.

Dentist in StockportTeeth straightening, for example, has moved from cumbersome metal train-track braces designed to correct serious teeth alignment and bite issues. They were just too much for the majority of us, who have just a few teeth that have grown through a bit wonkily.

However, at Unidental, your dentist in Stockport, we have ways to quickly and comfortably treat mild misalignments.

Digital planning for predictable results

When you come to your dentist in Stockport, we begin your treatment by planning how your smile can look with the latest computer technology. You be able to see exactly what your new smile will look like, and we will be able to spot potential problems, thus avoiding unexpected surprises (or costs) during your treatment.

This will also help us work out which treatment will be best for your dental issues, and your lifestyle.

If your main issue is teeth straightening, we have a choice between three discreet systems.

Clear braces aligner

A series of computer-designed, 3D-printed rigid plastic trays, like mouth-guards, fit snugly over your teeth. Each one is an incremental step forward from the last, thereby gently nudging your teeth along to alignment. Clear aligners are removable for easy cleaning and eating.

Clear braces fast aligner

These clear, removable braces have springs and screws to help move your teeth, and are great for solving alignment issues that clear aligners are not designed to do.

Clear braces indirect bonding

More like traditional bracket and wire systems, these braces are bonded to the inside of your teeth. Each bracket is computer-designed to exactly fit your teeth. This means that they are entirely invisible to others.

If all you ever get is gru-el….

Remember those workhouse boys in Oliver! lining up with bowls for a spoonful of slop while dreaming of hot sausage and mustard, peas pudding and saveloys, and the joys of indigestion? If your tooth restorations are leading you to identify with them, then you may want to rethink your prosthetic teeth and give yourself back your freedom of choice around food.

Dental Implants in StockportCrunchy food (apples, carrots), chewy food (toffees, steak), sticky foods (nut butters), bitty foods (seeds and nuts) – the list goes on. If you are a food fan, not being able to eat these things can get really depressing, not to mention bad for your nutrient levels. Fortunately, there’s a wonderful solution that can give you back your varied diet, and we have it on our treatment list here at Unidental in Stockport: dental implants.

In Stockport, dental implants mean you can eat a more varied diet than you can with dentures and other artificial teeth. Dental implants replace the tooth root as well as the crown. The titanium replacement root is inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic, and you can also opt for sedation if you are nervous.

The implant meshes with the jawbone, just like a natural root, over the following weeks to months. When bone and post become one, it creates a stable chewing base. Also, because the titanium catalyses bone growth, your jawbone retains its density and size, meaning you avoid that sunken look often acquired by denture wearers.

Once this integration period is completed, you can come back to us for the remaining part of your dental implants in Stockport. During this appointment, we will fit an abutment into the post. An abutment is an internal screw. It is onto this that your new artificial crown is fitted.

Your crowns are custom-made to blend in with your natural teeth. The material used is porcelain and this comes in a range of shades to match the colour of the surrounding teeth.

Once we have fitted these new teeth, they are permanently and securely in place, and you can once again enjoy foods that you may have had to avoid for years. You may even find yourself singing songs about the glories of food.

Health before beauty

At Unidental, your dentist in Stockport, we are firm fans of preventive dentistry, which focuses on keeping your teeth healthy and strong, rather than on fixing problems. It’s an attitude shift that has been occurring throughout the UK dental profession for the past few years and has become increasingly important as more and more people have become interested in having cosmetic dentistry.

The thing is, no sane dentist in Stockport, and certainly not us, is going to let you waste your hard-earned cash on cosmetic procedures if your teeth aren’t in great condition. Health before beauty is what we believe in.

Dentist in StockportSo, when you come to us for your first appointment with us as your new Stockport dentist, we will begin with an in-depth examination of your teeth, gums, jawbone, tongue and mouth. We will also want to find out all about your dental history and your desired dental future.

Fingers crossed, our examination will show that you are in tip-top oral health, but, if there is some decay or gum disease for which you need remedial treatment, we will treat you using contemporary techniques and materials.

Fillings

If you’d rather not have mercury amalgam fillings, we can use composite materials. Composite fillings take away less healthy tooth material and bond with what remains. They match your tooth colour and can be sculpted to give you back a good chewing surface.

Root canal therapy

You may need root canal treatment if bacteria have got into the pulp of the tooth, either via a crack or decay. Bacteria give off acid that irritates and infects the tooth, leading to severe toothache as the pressure increases inside the tooth. To treat this, your Stockport dentist will clean out the canal, removing the pulp and fill the root before sealing it.

Tooth extraction

If you have teeth beyond help, we will need to extract them. They can be replaced with a bridge, partial denture or dental implants. Each way of replacing teeth has its merits and we can talk over which is best for you. However, you do need to put something in place, otherwise your remaining teeth can tip into the gap.

After it’s been a knockout

Unlike sharks who can get through as many teeth as they like, humans only get one adult set, so losing them is a big wrench, especially if you’re young and have just had one or more knocked out in a sporting or vehicular accident. If those lost teeth were at the front of your mouth, as they tend to be in cases of knocked out teeth, then you may be feeling even grimmer. It’s one thing not to be able to chew or speak quite clearly. It’s a whole other thing to look all gappy and be faced with a partial denture or a bridge for the rest of your life. Thank goodness then, for the availability of dental implants in Stockport.

Dental Implants in StockportIn Stockport, dental implants are available from us at Unidental. We like to think of them as the next generation of teeth replacement, even though they’ve actually been around for a good 30 years or more, since the 1980s. In that time, they have moved through their experimental stage and are now considered mainstream.

The popularity of dental implant treatment

You may not have heard of dental implants though because people like to keep anything to do with their dental health and beauty all to themselves. But ask around the over 50s and you’ll find a surprising number of them have one or two of these mini miracles of dental engineering secreted under their gums. Ask people who are over 65 and you’re bound to find one or two that have had all their teeth replaced, often with a technique that allows dentists to support an entire arch of teeth on just four implants. Other people have had their dentures stabilised with implants so that they don’t suffer from the dreaded sliding teeth syndrome so beloved of comedians in the late 20th century.

You, however, probably only need to get one or two teeth replaced, and, you’ll be pleased that if you’ve lost up to three teeth in a row, they can be replaced with just one implant supporting three custom-made crowns on a bridge.

The other good news is that your dental implants in Stockport could last you the rest of your life if you are diligent in your dental hygiene routines.

Modern day oral health care

To make sure your teeth are getting the attention they deserve, you need to make regular visits to a dentist. In Stockport, Unidental offers comprehensive dental care in purpose-built comfort. All aspects of oral health care, from preventive and restorative to cosmetic, are delivered with tact and efficiency. We know that your oral health is a vital part of your overall health, and our contemporary dental treatments help you achieve a better quality of life.

Dentist in StockportA considerate service

We are the trusted Stockport dentist for a large number of local people. We take the time to learn the preferences of each of our patients. By establishing a great rapport, we can deliver our services in the most appropriate manner.

Our waiting area is a welcoming environment. Tea and coffee are readily available, while flowers and candles help you to feel at ease before your treatment begins. We’re always happy to accept feedback in order to make your experience more enjoyable.

An experienced Stockport dentist

Preventive care is a big part of our service. When you come to us for twice-yearly check-ups, we can spot the signs of problems much sooner than you’d be able to detect them at home. By making oral hygiene recommendations based on up-to-date information, we can help you to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Repairs to teeth that have already suffered decay can be done with contemporary materials that preserve the tooth’s appearance while restoring dental function.

We can replace missing teeth with dental implants. Your Stockport dentist will give you new teeth that stay in your mouth permanently, and you can enjoy using them just like natural ones.

Aesthetics

Discolouration of the teeth is a common source of dissatisfaction. Our teeth whitening treatments will quickly give you a bright smile you’ll be proud to show off.

Crooked smiles or misaligned bites can be corrected with contemporary realignment procedures. Our clear braces are designed to be nearly invisible, and fully customised for efficiency and comfort.

We believe that our patients should be able to access the treatments they need at the time they’re needed. That’s why we offer payment plans that help spread the cost of visiting the dentist in Stockport.

Fill in the gap

Missing a tooth isn’t just bad for your looks, it can be bad for your health as well. A healthy mouth and jaw play an important role in the body from head to toe. When you are missing any teeth, your jawbone deteriorates, your self-esteem may suffer and so will your diet, which negatively affects the health of your entire body. Dental implants in Stockport at Unidental look, feel and function just like natural teeth and are widely recognised as a very effective and reliable replacement method.

Dental Implants in StockportWhat exactly are dental implants in Stockport?

Dental implants are one way of replacing a single or numerous missing tooth. A post is planted directly into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of your natural teeth. Dental implants in Stockport can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.

Implant surgery normally has two stages. Firstly, the implant is placed into the jawbone. Then, when the jaw has healed, your new replacement teeth are attached to the implant. For some patients it is possible for temporary teeth to be attached to an implant at the time of fitting.

Would dental implants be right for me?

This is an important question to ask yourself before deciding to choose dental implants in Stockport. If you contact us to arrange an initial implant consultation, we will discuss all your questions and go through the possibilities we can offer to improve your smile with dental implants in Stockport.

If I decide to go ahead, what will happen next?

Implants will be placed into the jaw using a local anaesthetic. You can even opt to have sedation for this part of the process. After the implant is placed, the gum is stitched so that it heals over the implant.

The bone then will then integrate around the implant to hold it firm. This can take several months to create a seamless and extremely strong bond.

When the post is secure, you are ready for your new teeth. These replacement teeth might be long-term fixtures (like a crown or bridge) or attached to allow you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).

Something for everyone

At Unidental, we pride ourselves on being the go-to dentist in Stockport, if you are looking for a practice that covers a wide range of treatments. We offer general, preventive and cosmetic dentistry and can also help you out if you need to replace teeth or are already wearing dentures.

We work with the whole family – from young children to teens, adults to elderly patients, we have something to meet your needs.

Dentist in StockportClassic and innovative

We offer all the treatments you would expect from a dental practice, including:

  • x-rays
  • dental hygiene
  • dentures
  • filings
  • root canals
  • braces

We also offer some services that you may not expect to find at your dentist in Stockport:

  • help to stop smoking
  • mouth cancer screening
  • bone grafts for dental implants
  • conscious sedation for nervous patients
  • help with snoring
  • mouth guards
  • fresh breath clinics.

We use the latest 3D technology to enhance all our treatments: this means we can create braces with pin-point accuracy and replacement teeth that blend in seamlessly with your existing natural set.

We also recommend extra check-ups for pregnant women: due to hormone changes, pregnant women are more likely to develop gum disease and so seeing your dentist more regularly during this time is vital for your oral health.

Warm and welcoming

But we also recognise that going to the dentist in Stockport isn’t just about the dental work you receive. The whole environment is important for a successful course of treatment.

That’s why we are based in beautiful, contemporary surroundings, and fresh coffee, flowers and candles provided are by our warm and friendly reception team. A patient journey can last up to two years, so we know the value of creating a safe and comfortable environment while you are going through your procedure. Having dental work isn’t always easy, that’s why we do all we can to make it as smooth a journey as possible.

Get in touch

Come down to the surgery, meet our team and talk to our dentist in Stockport – we are happy to provide you with any information you need and are always open to hearing your feedback about any aspect of our service.

Replacing lost teeth: it’s worth it

If you have missing teeth, you know how difficult it can be. You can’t eat the foods you want to, debris can get stuck in the gap, your face may sag around the missing tooth, and surrounding teeth can even drift into the gap.

You may feel it’s not worth the money or hassle to get one or two missing teeth replaced, but in Stockport, dental implants tell a different story. Because your other teeth and the integrity of your jawline is at risk, even one lost tooth is worth replacing.

Strong jawed

Dental Implants in StockportIn order stay healthy, our jawbone needs the hundreds of tiny taps it gets from our teeth every day to remind it to keep growing. If you have a missing tooth, the jawbone doesn’t get these taps, believes it’s not needed any more, starts to disintegrate, and your face can sag.

The beauty of dental implants in Stockport is that they address these issues in a way other forms of replacement teeth don’t. Because, unlike dentures, bridges or crowns, dental implants are inserted into and bond with the jawbone, they encourage it to grow and maintain its structure, meaning that surrounding teeth don’t fall into the gap left by your missing tooth and your jawbone doesn’t deteriorate.

Digital Implantology

Using the latest digital technology, at Unidental in Stockport we can give you replacement teeth that fit your gums exactly and blend in seamlessly with your natural set.

Each patient is unique, which is why we use advanced digital planning software to make sure that your dental implants in Stockport are placed preciously where they need to go.

Our implant surgeons use computer-guided surgery to make sure you end up with a result that is the best for you biologically and aesthetically: this is so the implants integrate fully with the jawbone, fixing them firmly in place, and they also look great! We can even fit your implants straight away or at most within 48 hours.

Call in to find out more

With proper care, implants can last a lifetime. Visit our surgery for your free consultation and find out how dental implants in Stockport can help you to maintain your smile.