Are you feeling conscious about the gaps in your smile? We can help you regain your confidence with our dental implant solution.
Dental implants are a highly successful solution to replace one or more missing teeth permanently. A dental implant is made of three parts: the implant, the abutment and the crown. The implant is a titanium screw which is placed into the jawbone. After this is healed, the abutment will be fitted which will hold the crown in place.
Dental implants are designed to look completely natural, meaning it will look no different to the rest of your teeth. Your replacement tooth will be strong and hard wearing, lasting you for a lifetime if you look after it well.
We only use Straumann dental implants which are one of the two leading manufacturers of dental implants and have over 30 years of clinical data backing up their success.
We always recommend replacing missing teeth for many reasons. Firstly, your jawbone is strengthened by your teeth and when you lose a tooth, your jawbone can start to shrink. Over time, this can result in your face ageing quicker than it would if you had all of your teeth.
Gaps in your teeth can also cause the remaining teeth to shift position. These gaps can also trap food and be difficult to clean, meaning you can be at risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
Another important reason for replacing missing teeth is to boost your self-esteem. When you have gaps within your smile, you can often feel the need to cover your mouth when you speak or smile. Dental implants will allow you to eat and smile with confidence.
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Generally speaking, if you are missing teeth, you are a candidate for dental implants. However, it is important that you are in good health as some medical diseases and conditions can affect the success rate of the procedure. If you are a smoker, it is strongly recommended that you stop as it can have a huge impact on the healing process and success of the dental implant.
Before going ahead with the procedure, your dentist will discuss your medical history in detail. This will allow them to decide if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
There are three different types of dental implant options. A single tooth replacement is for missing single teeth where one implant, abutment and crown is used to replicate the look of a natural tooth.
A fixed multiple tooth replacement is used when you are missing more than one tooth. It is fixed in the same way, using the implant and abutment but instead of a crown, a custom bridge replaces the teeth. This is a great way of replacing teeth because the surrounding teeth are not disturbed.
A removable implant-supported tooth replacement is used if all of your teeth are missing. Two to six implants are used to support a full denture. Unlike regular dentures, the implants give it support and stability, whilst being comfortable. This gives you more confidence whilst wearing a denture and minimises any future loss of the jaw bone.
As an established patient of Field House Dental Practice for many years, I have always been impressed by the service level. Since Chris and Janet took over however, the Practice has, in my view, gone further from strength to strength. Facilities are being upgraded, Support Staff are most professional but still very friendly and the clinical delivery is increasingly impressive. Quite apart from doing her job of cleaning my teeth, Victoria manages to be delightfully motivational concerning 'self-help' in between check-ups. I recently had to undergo a deep filling courtesy of Chris, which was the least unpleasant, completely pain and discomfort free, dental experience I have ever had. Underpinning this was a level of communication in language I could understand, delivered with friendly yet professional re-assurance, that I have not previously experienced in my 60 odd years of visiting dentists....
Dear Chris, I would like to say my experience with you as my dentist has been a very positive one. You took time to explain to me exactly what you were doing and why. The procedures never felt rushed and I felt completely at ease. I would say to anyone considering treatment with you to go ahead and they will not be disappointed. In actual fact, you have given me my confidence back, for which I thank you. My treatment was excellent and I received many positive comments. It’s great to smile and be proud of my teeth. You only have one set of teeth and I believe any money and time spent is a good investment, even though my mum paid for them. Thank you for your patience, kindness and understanding ways towards a very anxious dental patient.
I had been wanting to straighten my teeth for a good few years after my perfectly straight teeth began shifting in my mid-twenties, it had come to a point where my top front teeth had become quite crooked. I wanted a treatment that would not take too long and since I only wanted my front 4-6 teeth straightened I set my sights on the Inman aligner after some research. Thankfully the Inman aligner was a suitable option, Dr Chris explained its limitations, especially on rotated teeth and how it would work and roughly how long it could take. I was very happy with the information given and after a few months treatment with the Inman aligner (a visit to the dentist every 2 to 3 weeks during treatment) and a one month treatment at the end with a clear aligner...
Dear Janet, Just a short note to thank you for all your help and care over the last four years, since I moved to Wadhurst. You have combined a thoroughly reassuring professional approach with a relaxed and friendly demeanour. I have been particularly pleased with the way you have managed my rather poor teeth. There has been no drama over the sometimes difficult repair work and while I would have preferred not to have had the procedures, I am certain my teeth are now in far better condition that a few years back. I would strongly recommend your care to potential patients who are thinking of joining your practice. Professional, skilled and friendly sum it up.