Do you suffer from loose teeth, bad breath or bleeding gums?
Have you noticed your teeth drifting into new positions with the appearance of new gaps?
Are your gums tender or painful when you clean your teeth?
These are all signs of gum disease – if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss!!
Periodontal disease affects the supporting tissues, or foundation, of the teeth. It can range from a superficial inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) which is reversible, to deeper inflammation or infection (periodontitis) which is irreversible and needs to be controlled to prevent tooth loss. The signs of gum disease are:
Implants are a reliable fixed solution for missing single or multiple teeth and are the closest thing to having your old teeth back. Unlike bridgework, there is no need to drill the teeth next to any space, avoiding any unnecessary damage to tooth structure and ensuring that all teeth continue to function independently.
Implants can be used in a number of ways:
Implants are dependent on good quality and quantity of bone – occasionally it may be necessary to create the volume of bone required to accommodate implants to ensure stability and longevity.
Our implantologist will complete a consultation with x-rays for you in the first instance. This will allow us to establish your needs. For more complex cases, it may become necessary to refer you for a 3D scan to assess bone volumes. Once we have all the diagnostic information needed to hand, we can discuss your treatment plan, outlining the various stages necessary in your individual case.
These may involve: