Dental Implants

Considering dental implants?

Missing teeth can make you feel less confident and stop you smiling. You might even find you can’t eat your favourite dishes anymore. More worryingly than that, teeth next to the gap can start to slide into the space left behind, meaning they too can be in danger of being lost.

Dental Implants in StockportThe go-to traditional methods for tooth replacement, whether for one or many teeth, is with a denture or bridge. However, these options often come with problems of their own such as shrinking gums and loss of bone density in the jawbone. Eventually this leads to ill-fitting prosthetics, a shrinking face and pretty uncomfortable eating and talking experiences. Dentures and bridges are not always the best solution. If you are looking for a tooth replacement option, it is well worth considering dental implants in Stockport.

What’s so good about implants?

Quick, comprehensive treatment

If you are a good candidate for dental implants in Stockport, the chances are you will be able to enjoy a natural-looking tooth replacement in a very short period of time. Sometimes it is even possible to secure a temporary tooth to your new implant on the same day as your fitting. To make sure we get your tooth replacement looking great we use digital technology to plan everything, ensuring the right position of your implants both biologically and aesthetically. The aim is to make sure you end up with a long-lasting, strong and natural-looking tooth replacement.

A natural smile you can feel confident about

Having one tooth a little off colour is a dead giveaway that something is different in your mouth. To make sure you feel comfortable with the new tooth, or teeth, we colour-match your implants to fit with your natural teeth. This is the key to a natural-looking result. What’s more, because Stockport dental implants are fitted into your jawbone, the replacement tooth sits in the gum, just like your natural teeth should. They really do look just as if you grew them yourself.

There are plenty more reasons why dental implants are a great tooth replacement option. Book in for a consultation with us for more information and advice.

What do your teeth say about you?

There’s no doubt that our teeth influence the way we feel about ourselves. If you feel like your smile could use some work, you are less likely to use it. This means fewer moments of social connection plus you lose the happy hormone boost that you get when you flash your grin. Fortunately, Unidental is on hand to help you address any issue you have with your smile. We can use cosmetic treatments to refine, brighten and restore your teeth.

Dental Implants in StockportPerhaps one of the most noticeable problems you can have with your smile is gaps. Missing teeth are hard to miss, and you can end up being aware of them most of the time. This has a knock-on effect on your confidence.

What can you do?

There are several ways that you can address the problem of missing teeth. We can discuss your options when you visit us at Unidental. Many people opt for dental implants in Stockport. These are an excellent solution because they restore the smile in a way that appears natural.

How do you get dental implants in Stockport?

At Unidental, we are always happy to guide our patients through the process of tooth restoration using dental implants in Stockport. Our team is here to support you at every stage. Your first step is to book a consultation with us so that we can check that you are suitable for dental implants and offer you all the information that you need.

Most people are either fine to go ahead with dental implants or they need a little preparatory work which will then allow them to have the treatment. It’s rare that dental implants are completely out of the question for someone. Even under these special circumstances, we can still discuss alternative methods of tooth replacement.

What kind of preparatory work might be required?

Once you have your consultation with Unidental, we can let you know whether you have the optimum conditions in your mouth for dental implants. If you do not, we can create a treatment plan that will change this for you. This might include extraction work or a bone graft to improve your jawbone density.

Closing the gap – a guide to what dental implants can do for you smile

When you visit Unidental for your dental implants in Stockport, we want to understand what is important to you so we can help you get the results that you want. This might mean talking to us about your experience of having missing or deteriorating teeth. We understand that this can be difficult but we talk to lots of patients about it all the time. We are not here to judge your teeth, we’re here to help.

Dental Implants in StockportSome of the common feelings that people have when they have missing teeth are:

  • Low self-esteem – it is really common for patients to feel stigmatised due to missing teeth. This is because they feel that their gaps are obtrusive or that they transmit a message about their general health, wellbeing or age;
  • A feeling of poor health – this might be due to a health condition that has led to tooth loss or life circumstances that have supported situations that were not conducive to oral health. It could also just be a general feeling of being low due to tooth loss and the limitations that this brings;
  • Dental pain – if you have been living with deteriorating teeth for a while, these can be painful. Having them replaced can offer swift relief from difficult feelings.
  • Lack of social interaction – so many of our social experiences are related to eating. If someone is unable to freely make food choices, they may feel like they cannot say yes to social occasions which can then lead to isolation and other difficult feelings.

If any of the above or similar circumstances apply to you, then you could experience relief by getting dental implants in Stockport with Unidental. Dental implants restore the smile to a level of functionality and appearance that is very close to that of natural teeth. We can talk to you about how the benefits can suit your specific needs.

Many people find themselves experiencing a general uplift in their life after getting dental implants in Stockport. This might include increased confidence, improved general wellbeing and a stronger inclination to get out and enjoy the world. You should be able to choose food freely again as well as laugh, speak and smile naturally.

Caring for your dental implants in Stockport

For many people, dental implants are their second chance to a healthy, beautiful and functional smile. However, just because you have replacement teeth, does not mean that you should not take care of them along with the rest of your natural teeth.

Dental Implants in StockportAt Unidental, we are constantly educating our patients about the importance of implant aftercare. Your dental implants in Stockport will only stay healthy if you brush and floss them along with the rest of your teeth on a daily basis. Moreover, visiting the dentist for check-ups and cleanings is another important aspect of implant aftercare that should not be omitted.

The basics

Dental implants do not require special care, but it is always useful to go the extra mile and protect them. Brushing and flossing them along with the rest of your teeth twice a day will do the job. However, you can also use an antibacterial mouth wash and special endodontic toothbrushes to remove food remains and bacteria from in between your dental implants.

It is recommended to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste so as not to scratch the surfaces of your replacement teeth or cause your dental implants to bleed.

Last but not least, dental implants cannot develop cavities but they can still foster gum disease, therefore, ensuring that your gums are thoroughly clean is another thing to keep in mind if you have dental implants in Stockport.

Never forget to visit the dentist

Check-ups, routine cleanings and maintenance visits are perhaps the most important aspects of your implant care routine. Your dentist will remove plaque and bacteria from in-between your teeth and ensure that your dental implants are firmly in place and unharmed. They will also be able to monitor the health of your gums and jawbone.

Learn more about us

If you have dental implants or are considering dental implants in Stockport, learning to care for them is really important. Our helpful team will provide you with as much information as possible and will offer you tips and advice on how to take good care of your implants. We are here to answer any questions you may have.

I’ve lost multiple front teeth, what can be done?

When multiple front teeth are missing, the aesthetics of the final result become a massively important part of our patient’s objectives. One of the initial determinations surrounds what is known as a patient’s ‘smile line’. The size of a patients smile and what shows when smiling widely will help our dentists here at Unidental determine the design of your dental implants in Stockport.

Dental Implants in StockportOur dentists are dedicated to creating a beautiful smile for every patient that will last for many years to come. In addition to the obvious advantages of having a restored smile, most of our patients require that their front teeth give them back the ability to eat the foods they want to enjoy, meaning their smile is much more than just the hunt for aesthetic beauty.

Front teeth are designed to tear food so that it can be chewed on the back teeth. A multiple tooth bridge using dental implants in Stockport to replace front teeth must provide both physical strength and beautiful aesthetics to create each patients’ ideal smile.

If you are worried about having a period with no teeth, do not worry. A temporary bridge is always used for every patient so that during the process, at no time will there appear to be any teeth missing.

How about my back teeth?

Unlike the replacement of the front teeth, restoring function is the chief objective of replacing multiple back teeth with dental implants in Stockport. The replacement of missing back teeth can be accomplished with as few as two dental implants here at Unidental. Each implant used will support the ends of the bridge with a rigid, ceramic, tooth-like structure that is permanently attached to the jaw. They are designed to look like the teeth that they are replacing, as well as for easy daily maintenance.

The materials used for the back teeth are like the front, with the exception that it can be made less costly if needed when perfect aesthetics are not required due to the location. Treatment times are always dependent on the condition of the jawbone at the start of treatment. A temporary bridge can be worn during the process as required by each patient.

Replace your missing teeth effectively with dental implants in Stockport

When you are missing one or several teeth, your ability to speak clearly, eat properly and smile confidently can be compromised. Dental implants are not just the foundation for replacement teeth like conventional bridges or dentures – they are the first step in regaining a functional, attractive smile.

At Unidental, dental implants are one of our primary treatments. Unlike other tooth replacement options that simply sit on the gums, dental implants in Stockport fuse to the jawbone and create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Dental Implants in StockportWhat can dental implants do for me?

Dental implants can be used to effectively replace single or multiple teeth. No matter how many teeth you have lost, we probably have an implant solution to fit your individual needs.

Single tooth

If a tooth and its root are missing, a crown secured to a dental implant provides a viable aesthetic and functional solution. The dental implant replaces the missing tooth root and the healthy neighbouring teeth remain completely intact.

Multiple teeth

Patients with two or more missing teeth need to replace them as soon as possible in order to prevent jawbone deterioration. Implant-supported bridges can be used to close a gap created by multiple teeth, without the need to grind down healthy enamel. Alternatively, partial dentures can be equally supported by dental implants and removed as desired by the patient. Both these implant solutions are practical and offer considerably more stability than conventional bridges and dentures.

All teeth

If you have lost all your teeth, dental implants can be used to support a complete set of fixed teeth or secure a removable denture. Both these solutions offer more strength and stability than conventional dentures.

Get in touch

At Unidental, we understand that your smile matters and so does your time. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide which implant solution suits you the best. Our aim is to transform your smile from one with missing teeth or loose, bothersome dentures, to one that is functional and natural-looking again. To learn more about dental implants in Stockport, or book a consultation appointment, contact us today.

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.

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.

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.

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).