There are very few treatments in dentistry around central Leeds that can promise you support whilst affording you freedom as well, but the mini-implant does exactly this. This quaint little titanium rod is so easy to place in your mouth: a laser will burn the hole through your gum and jawbone so that it can be screwed into place and this can be done in a matter of minutes, in fact, multiple implants can be set around the mouth in a matter of an hour and be ready to use straight away- but for what? Well in the case of multiple implants, all you need to do is get your dentures customised and then they just click onto the implants, keeping the dentures in the mouth more securely than ever before. A single implant can also be used to help support a dental bridge and again, anchor it strongly into position- it has actually helped evolve the design and use of dental bridges in the support of tooth loss. However, the mini-implant can also be used to house small crowns, of an incisor size, again where tooth loss has taken place.
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Technology is a beautiful thing- it has certainly revolutionised the world of dentistry and the type of treatments that patients can get in central Leeds today. Take the world of the dental implant: historically, a very complex operation that could take months to recover from. So flip forward to now; you can get this done in no time what-so-ever. Healing treatments and keyhole laser surgery have made this treatment available in most dental surgeries around the world and like all great ideas, it has morphed into the mini-implant as well that has come to the aid of several dental procedures. Wide stretching dental bridges were always vulnerable to breaking in the middle, but a single mini-implant can anchor it to give it strength. Denture wearers have been the major beneficiaries of this treatment: multiple mini-implants can be fitted in a couple of hours and once the denture has been customised, it locates onto the implants and locks firmly into place. They are also used for small crown incisors when replacing teeth. It is because the treatment has become widespread that demand has grown and prices have fallen, so check out the details with your dentist.
There are quite a few ways to overcome tooth loss in central Leeds: the most common being to have partial or full dentures fitted, or to have a dental bridge. But up until recently, a not so common option was to have dental implants fitted. In its infancy, this was complex, lengthy, exceedingly costly and very exclusive. However, new technology in the shape of laser treatment has turned all of that around and made this the ‘must have’ option today. Dental implants have revolutionised the thinking towards tooth loss and offered people a freedom they had thought they had lost forever. Even with total loss, a number of implants can be fitted to house crowns and are well on the way to making dentures redundant, and their use hasn’t stopped there. A variation on the theme in the shape of mini-implants, have come to the aid of denture wearers: by a placement of around half a dozen, they can help to anchor the dentures to the mouth. They are also used in bridge work by again, anchoring the fitting strongly to the gums. This is now a fast and easy way to help with the problems of tooth loss in the mouth and it’s the ease of fitting them that has made the desire to have this treatment soar among patients. Also, to follow on from that, demand has seen competition among dentists, meaning, costs have tumbled dramatically.
They were only intended to be temporary, giving way later to their bigger brother, but it was soon discovered that they were quite useful themselves.
Firstly they are very easy to fit, (some dentists claim only 10 minutes) and they do the minimal of damage to the gums and jawbone, making them instantly available to use. One of the other advantages is that the jaw doesn’t require a bone graft, so this tiny titanium spike can be placed straight away.
Its was first used for replacing small teeth, but its greatest triumph has come for those among us that wear dentures. If the jaw is fitted with a number of mini-implants, the altered denture simply locates onto the spike, holding it firmly locked to the inside of the mouth and sometimes they are used to lock in dental bridges.
Of course, the benefit of a ‘mini’ is that it is a sight-more cheaper than a larger implant, as well as being easy to fit. Most dentists carry out this procedure so you should book a session with your dentists and find out about your suitability for this treatment.
The recognition that missing teeth need to be replaced is not a new one. For as long as humans have been on the earth they have realised that a full set of teeth (even if some of them are false) is a huge benefit when it comes to eating and talking. In the dim and distant past, humans used to use bits of wood or rock or sometimes animal teeth or bones to replicate lost teeth. Thankfully modern methods are far more sophisticated than this.
Mini implants are the most secure and stable way of getting your lost teeth replaced and they have become very popular as a result. Patients are attracted to them because of the way that, once fitted with implants, you won’t even have to think about the fact that one or some of your teeth are not your own.
In an operation which requires local anaesthetic, your dentist will make a careful incision in your gum and place the implants beneath the gum and against the jaw bone. It is placed thusly so that the titanium implant can ‘osseointegrate’ with the bone. That is the really clever part of implants: they effectively become part of the mouth and are a really stable housing for the false teeth which can be mounted there.
Equally adept at replacing a single missing tooth or in combination with dental bridges to replace multiple lost teeth, mini dental implants are adaptable. You will be a suitable candidate for implants – regardless of age – if you are in good health and so able to cope with the operation in your Central Leeds dentist surgery and then see through the healing.
Humans have always had a tendency to lose teeth every now and then. There are many causes: an accident to the mouth, sever dental decay or aggravated gum disease. Tooth loss becomes more likely in older age too as teeth have been subjected to many years of wear and tear. One option to replace lost teeth (whether it is a whole set or just one tooth) is to consider mini implants.
Having implants installed in your mouth is basically a method of giving false teeth a permanent housing in your mouth. These implants are placed beneath the gum and against the jaw bone. This is done because of the discovery made by a Portuguese dental scientist in the nineteen fifties. He found that the metal known as titanium naturally fuses – or osseointegrates – with living bone.
The success rates of dental implants are very high indeed and patients are left with a secure and durable housing into which a false tooth can be screwed. It is not a cheap option and some are put off by the fact that local anaesthetic and surgery is required, but once it has been carried out, you won’t even have to think about the fact that you once lost some or more of your teeth.
Dental implants are strong enough to be able to support a bridge of false teeth if you have lost a number of your natural teeth and are seeking a reliable solution that replicates the functionality of your mouth.
Any concerns about the procedure and the aftermath can be answered by your Central Leeds dentist who should be expert in mini implants.
If, in the city of Leeds you have come to terms with having to have your teeth replaced with ‘falsies’, you may be well advised to shop around for the best options of how to keep them in your mouth. It can’t be a happy experience, seeing your teeth fly across the dinner table after attempting to tackle a hard crusted roll. One solution you may want to investigate is the mini implant, which has revolutionised the wearing of dentures and fitting of crowns or bridges. They are also the dentist’s friend because they are easy to fit. Using micro surgery, this cocktail stick-sized new titanium root is drilled through the gum and into the bone, keeping gum damage to the minimum. This means, the whole fitting of 6 ‘mini’s (in the case of full dentures), takes just under 2 hours. Then, the new teeth are simple clicked onto the implant. Combined with a fixing-cement, you could bite through wood. Implant techniques have got more refined and it’s never been easier to have them fitted, nor in fact, cheaper. A mini implant costs a third of its bigger brother and with a simple payment plan, it’s available to all. Get it done and improve your life!
Dentistry, like most areas of health care, has gone through a lot of transitions in the past 30 years and this can be directly linked to the introduction of the computer. It has opened up new areas of medical procedures and combined with digital imaging, pinpoint surgery and healing techniques, dentistry has moved effortlessly into the 21st century. This is ever more evident in the use of dental implants and though the theory behind fitting an implant hasn’t changed, the surgery techniques and healing have; it has become an exact science. An implant is used to replace missing teeth and is essentially a new titanium root, screwed into the bone, to which the new teeth are attached. At one time, the whole treatment could be very lengthy and success relied heavily on the healing process, which could take up to 6 months, because the gums would have to be cut and re-stitched. However, the use of digital imaging has allowed the implant to be placed precisely into position and keyhole surgery allows the titanium root to be insert through the gum, minimising the damage and then, the healing can be stimulated with plasma proteins. In the case of mini-implants, used with bridges and dentures, work is complete in a day! With such refinements in implant technology, comes refinement in price- a single implant can be as little as £300 and it’s falling all the time. And it’s not too far off in the future, when such advancements in implant treatments, will finally resign the tricky subject of dentures to the history books.
The common problem of loosing teeth can cause great difficulties with talking eating and drinking, not to mention your confidence. Society is incredibly image-conscious and having a gap in one’s smile where a teeth ought to be can lead to low self-esteem. Dentures can solve this problem by providing you with realistic looking replacements that will complete your smile.
Central Leeds dentists are now offering an effective way for your denture to be secured to your mouth using mini-implants. Acting as a substitute for the lost root part of your tooth, mini implants are made from highly durable titanium which is compatible with your mouth. Using a predilled socket, the implants are attached to your jaw with the aim being that it will fuse with your bone in a process known as osseointegration. In this way the new tooth or teeth are given an extremely stable housing in which to sit.
Having assessed the appropriate area for decay and then made sure it is free from debris, your dentist will perform an Xray or CT scan before making a small incision in the jaw under local anaesthetic. Once the titanium mini implant is installed, the jaw will be stitched back up. A temporary replacement will be worn during the healing process before a specially made new tooth can be attached to the mini implant which will already be successfully fusing with the surrounding bone.
The use of mini-implants provide a long-term solution to tooth loss. The titanium is immensely durable and the fusing process means that the replacement denture will be secure. You can clean replacements housed in mini implants just like normal teeth and not have to worry about dentures that will slip and become unclean. For more information contact your Central Leeds dentist immediately.
People above a certain age who have lost a lot of their teeth prefer to use dentures because they are rather affordable. However dentures, particularly old fashioned ones, are a source of concern to their wearers. They are rarely well fitting and they have the tendency to slip out at most inopportune moments. This may be a source of great amusement to little children, but the owner or the dentures is rarely amused, especially if it happens in front of company. As a result, they spend a lot of effort on using dental adhesive that don’t necessarily work all the time.
Loose dentures also make it difficult for the wearer to talk clearly or to eat all sorts of foods. On the whole, they can cause a lot of problems for the wearer.
A City of Leeds dentist has a very simple solution to this problem in the form of mini implants. These are tiny titanium rods that can be implanted into the jaw. They are made of a special alloy that does not react with the human body and cause it to reject it. The dentist will also be able to make lifelike and light dentures that will be anchored to these titanium rods in a more secure manner than any other, making people forget that they are wearing dentures.
These implants and light dentures do cost more than the old fashioned ones, but increasing numbers of people are realizing that they are wonderfully convenient and worth all the money they spend on them.