Your teeth can have that second chance

Dental implantshave grown in popularity over the last few years. For many people, they offer an affordable and convenient solution to the problem of missing teeth and offer a good alternative to Dentures and Bridges. They're permanent, easy to fix and are colour-matched to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth.

Implants from Brixham Dental Practice provide a wide range of benefits which can result in increased self-confidence - giving you the reassurance you need to be able to laugh and eat knowing that your teeth are securely in place.

Advantages of having an implant

  • Dental implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth
  • Your healthy adjacent teeth do not have to be altered in any way
  • Placing the implants into the jaw bone stimulates the surrounding bone tissue, ensuring an attractive, aesthetic pleasing result
  • Dental implants eliminate the discomfort of loose fitting dentures
  • After having the implants fitted, it's absolutely essential to maintain good mouth hygiene and visit your dentist regularly.
Dental implant before & after 1

This lady had very broken down teeth in the upper jaw that could not be saved and she didn't want to wear dentures.

We placed four implants in the upper jaw and a fixed implant retained bridge to replace all her upper teeth.

Dental implant before & after 2

This lady still had her baby tooth but the root had resorption. The tooth next door also had problems with the root. The patient didn't want a denture and didn't want a gap.

We had to extract the two teeth and placed a single implant with a two unit bridge to replace both teeth. No need for a denture and pt very happy with the appearance.

Dental implant before & after 3

This patient had failing crowns that didn't match the rest of the teeth.

We placed two implants to restore the missing gaps and replaced the central left crown to match in with the patients smile. She is delighted at the results and is now looking to have implants placed on the lower.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that acts as an artificial tooth root, and provides a stable foundation for the final crown placement.

Also an implant preserves healthy adjacent teeth by eliminating the need to grind them down to support a bridge. Dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth and enable you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.

Dental Implant Diagram

About Dental Implants

Dental implants offer the most advanced therapy available to replace missing teeth. By mimicking nature, implants provide reliable, predictable and safe, long-term solutions to missing teeth.

For over 40 years dental implants have been used successfully in millions of people worldwide as a treatment option for one or more missing teeth. Out implant team have been placing implants for more than 15 years which gives us the confidence to offer dental implants as the best long-term solution to tooth loss.

Like Natural Teeth

Are you missing one or more teeth? Or do you have difficulty eating certain foods or speaking clearly due to tooth loss? Do you suffer from the discomfort of ill-fitting dentures? If so, dental implants may be the solution for you. Dental implants help to support replacement teeth that look, feel and function like your natural teeth and can offer many benefits such as:

  • Eliminate the need to grind down healthy adjacent teeth as required by traditional crown and bridge procedures
  • Help to maintain facial structures and the bone tissue in the jaw
  • Eliminate the use of denture adhesives and help to eliminate the discomfort of ill-fitting dentures.

What are the alternatives to dental implants?

  • Removable dentures (false teeth)-plastic or metal frameworks that carry false teeth.
  • A bridge – false teeth that are fixed onto adjacent natural teeth

Are Implants for me?

You can discuss with your dentist whether implants would be right for you.

Patients need to have healthy gums, enough jawbone to take the posts and support the replacement teeth. They must also be prepared to maintain good mouth hygiene and visit the dentist regularly.

Who places the implants?

Our Implant Surgeon – Mr Ian Seddon BDS. Manchester

Ian is a private dentist who has been placing & restoring dental implants since 1994. Mr Seddon & his team travel across South Wales and the South of England placing dental implants. After the surgery one of our dentists (Dr Richardson or Dr Wilmshurst-Smith) carry out the second phase of treatment following successful osseointegration.

You can find more information about Dr Seddon at www.seddondental.co.uk

Taking the first step

1. A Thorough examination

The first step of dental implant therapy is a discussion with your dentist, followed by a thorough dental examination. The jaw is x-rayed to check the condition of the bone tissue and to determine the placement of the dental implant. An impression is made of the jaw and existing teeth, forming an important platform for the treatment planning.

For further information please call us on 01803 853980 where a member of our helpful team, or one of our experienced dentists will be only too happy to help you.