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.
Both myself and my wife came to Chris for teeth straightening after we missed out on having this done in our teens. We initially met with a couple of other local orthodontists and Chris stood out as being experienced and enthusiastic to help. I'm now very happy with the outcome and my wife (who's braces are due to be removed soon) is very happy with progress too. I also found the Fieldhouse reception team to be helpful and accommodating . Highly recommended. Thanks Chris.
I am absolutely delighted with the results. I just wish I had done it earlier in life! Thank you so much help and attention to detail throughout the whole process.
A few years ago, I had a lot of problems with my teeth. I was recommended Field House Dental Practice by a friend because they paid such good attention to her teeth, which had been in the same bad shape as mine were then. Moving to the practice was the best thing I ever did. Now my teeth are in really good condition and are cared for regularly. Recently I had a tooth fall out due to old problems (these things happen) and what excellent job they did on replacing it! The implant is fantastic and you wouldn't know it wasn't my own. Also, having spent years as a child having more fillings than I cared for, I used to be scared of going to the dentist, but the dentists - Chris and Janet Ibbot - both clearly explain what...
During a routine check-up, Chris informed me that two adjacent back teeth were showing signs of the old mercury amalgam fillings leaking into the teeth. He explained the consequences of this if left untreated, and recommended ceramic onlays as the most suitable way of saving the teeth from further deterioration and generally giving them a new lease of life. He also clearly explained the procedure including any possible snags as well as the cost, all of which I went away to consider for a few days before deciding to go ahead and booking the two quite lengthy appointments. The first to drill out the old fillings, generally prepare for the onlays and fit temporary fillings, and the second about a fortnight later to fit the onlays that had been made in a dental laboratory. I have been very satisfied with the...