15 Nov 2018

Variety is the spice of life: dental implants in Barnsley

Getting Dentures for your own Oral Health

Getting Dentures for your own Oral HealthOne of the great things about dental implants is the huge diversity they offer. Patients can have one, several, a whole arch or a full set of teeth replaced with dental implants in Barnsley.

Even if a patient has low bone density in their jaw, they can still receive dental implants in Barnsley, at local dental practices such as PDC Dental Implants. It’s possible for them to have bone graft or sinus lift surgery to build up the jawbone, or, if the restoration is needed in the upper arch, they could also opt for zygomatic implants. These are longer implants that fit directly into the cheekbone, avoiding the need for more surgery.

Even dentures can be stabilised with dental implants in Barnsley. Using a treatment called All-on-4, with only 4-6 implants per arch, a set of new or existing dentures can be fixed in place, opening up a world of possibility for the denture wearer. It means that they can eat what they want again, as implant retained dentures have the chewing power of an adult male.

Implants and the replacement crowns can also be fitted in one day, with same day implants. Rather than putting in temporary teeth, the implant dentist fits the permanent teeth on the same day as the implants. The patient will still go through a healing period of several weeks with their implants, where they will need to treat them very carefully. But once that has passed, they are ready to start life with their new teeth, with no more lengthy procedures at the dentist required.

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants in Barnsley can last for many years: 15 or more. Implants are cared for in the same way as natural teeth, with twice-daily brushing and flossing, and twice-yearly check-ups with the dentist and hygienist. While the titanium metal implants and the replacement porcelain crowns can’t themselves decay, the gum tissue surrounding the implant can. If a patient gets gum disease around an implant site, this can cause the implant to fail. So, the removal of plaque and bacteria is still essential for wearers of dental implants in Barnsley.

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