At Stratford Dental, I offer dental implant treatment to permanently replace your missing teeth. To make the treatment really easy, I can give you IV sedation or Nitrous Oxide to help to relax you and make the treatment more enjoyable.
I offer full "Maxi" implants and more simpler, cheaper "Transitional" or "Mini implants".
||Dental implants offer an ideal solution for your missing teeth and are the next best thing to your natural teeth.
A dental implant is essentially a substitute for a natural root and commonly it is screw or cylinder shaped. Each implant is placed into a socket carefully drilled at the precise location of the intended tooth.
|Often the implant can be placed at the same time as removal of the tooth all on the same day.
If an implant has a screw-thread on its outer surface it can be screwed into position and if it does not, it is usually tapped into place.
The main aim during installation of any implant is to achieve immediate close contact with the surrounding bone.
This creates an initial stability, which over time is steadily enhanced by further growth of bone into microscopic roughnesses on the implant surface.
In order to support replacement teeth, dental implants normally have some form of internal screw thread or post space that allows a variety of components to be fitted.
Once fitted, these components provide the foundation for long-term support of crowns bridges or dentures.
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using four implants in the upper jaw.
Are you suffering with poor dentures?
We come across problem dentures everyday and its a constant battle to make something made out of plastic comfortable for patients mouths. Delicate gums aren't designed to carry plastic and we see all sorts of problems arising from good and bad dentures.
Poor dentures build up food and plaque. Dentures push the plaque under the gums and cause gum disease. This is even worse if the denture stays in at night. The plaque can also cause decay in teeth. People with part dentures tend to have worse oral health than patients with teeth or implants.
A new denture can be very tricky. Someone will be used to a denture that is loose and doesn't press on the gums. As dentists, we make a new denture that is suddenly tight and low and behold, it rubs on the gums causing soreness. Quite often the patient has to return many times to have the new denture adjusted.
Poorly designed dentures can sink into the gums, pulling the gums away from the other teeth causing receding gums, sensitivity, looseness of the teeth and a spiral of dental problems.
There is hope! There are many implant solutions to help with dentures. The simplest treatment is a couple of easy Mini Implants placed to support a denture, stopping it from moving and preventing the need for fixative. Or we can go all the way to brand new fixed in teeth that mean you can ditch the denture completely and have a new secure smile.
This sort of treatment doesn't have to require a second mortgage either, Mini implant stabilisation of a good denture can start from just £950.
Dr Rob Endicott, Dentist
Dr Robert Michael Endicott BDS (Birm 1997)
Stratford Dental, Aintree Road
Stratford upon Avon CV37 9FL
co-founder of the Warwickshire Dental Training Institute
co-founder of EmergencyDentistAppointments.co.uk
Winner of Private Dentistry 2007 South East Young Dentist of the Year
Private dentist independent of the NHS
In case of complaints, contact me directly or speak to the Dental Complaints Service www.dentalcomplaints.org.uk