Is your smile missing something?

Missing teeth may make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, as well as causing difficulties with eating or speaking. Gaps can also lead to your face sagging as you are missing the teeth that would naturally support your cheeks and lips. Another issue with losing teeth is that the remaining teeth lose stability, which has long-term implications for the health of your mouth. If you need restorative work, but have previously dismissed the idea of dentures, then you may be interested in dental implants. Sutton Coldfield is the home of the Sutton Implant Clinic, where we are proud of the high standard of work we offer using this effective technique.

Dental Implants in Sutton ColdfieldWhat happens when I have dental implants in Sutton Coldfield?

Dental implants are titanium screws that are inserted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure. The tissues of the jaw mesh around the implants, holding them firmly in place. They can then be used as a base for a single replacement tooth, several teeth or a full set. If you need multiple restorations, you will benefit from our extensive experience in this area. We have developed specific protocols that ensure rapid, complete treatment using 3D imaging, model planning, high quality implants and detailed design of the whole process. Dental implants in Sutton Coldfield offer you a permanent, stable solution that looks great.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

The most immediately obvious benefit is that your smile is restored to its former glory. Your replacement teeth are made to match the tone and appearance of any existing teeth, so the result is very natural. For our patients in Sutton Coldfield, dental implants have also allowed them to enjoy their favourite foods again and speak without worrying about dentures falling out, or their voice sounding strange. A further advantage is that implants help to strengthen your jaw. This is because they stimulate the bones and blood vessels in this area in the same way as natural tooth roots. This prevents the shrinkage of tissues where there are gaps or someone wears removeable dentures.

Give your smile and oral health a new start and see how having dental implants in Sutton Coldfield can help you.

Securing your replacement teeth

If you have dentures in Sutton Coldfield, you might be wondering how to solve the particular problems that can develop after long-term use. While dentures placed over the gums can take care of the gaps in your smile, they can often become loose despite the methods you use to secure them.

Denture stabilisation with implants can greatly enhance your experience of wearing dentures in Sutton Coldfield. The implants work with your jawbone to create a stable base. This enables you to enjoy biting into and chewing your foods like you did with your natural teeth. Plus, it prevents the bone deterioration that can happen after you’ve worn removable dentures for many years.

Dentures in Sutton ColdfieldAt the Sutton Implant Clinic, we know that these improvements can significantly enhance your quality of life. Your stabilised dentures will be easy to clean, making good oral hygiene easy to achieve. They are a natural-feeling, good-looking solution.

Personalised process

Your treatment will begin with an in-depth consultation. Our friendly team will make sure your oral health is good enough, and that your jawbone is sufficiently dense, to receive your implants. Once you’re ready, the dentist will place the screw-like titanium implants into your jawbone, in a minor surgical procedure.

A short period of healing will follow the surgery, after which you’ll return to our practice in Sutton Coldfield. Dentures will then be securely attached to the implants by the dentist. In some cases, we can simply modify your existing dentures so they’re compatible with the implants. If this isn’t possible, we’ll create your new ones using high-quality materials, precisely shaped to suit your requirements.

Long-term outlook

Your jawbone will mesh with the implanted titanium in a process known as osseointegration. This gives your new teeth the secure base that enables you to enjoy your food like you used to. It can also make speaking easier. Plus, there’s no need for you to use the adhesives, pastes, gums, or powders you might have needed to keep your removable dentures in place.

Your new teeth will look great and function as well as your natural ones. This contemporary stabilisation technique will make your experience of dentures in Sutton Coldfield secure, comfortable, and durable.

After the implants

When you come to Sutton Implant Clinic for dental implants in Sutton Coldfield, you may be a little nervous. Getting dental implants can seem like a big deal; it’s not like any other kind of dental treatment, and that can make it seem daunting.

But don’t worry, we have been placing dental implants for some time. Between them, our two implant surgeons, Dr Puneet Jain and Mr Graham James, have placed more than 2,000 dental implants and they use a system that has been a market leader for over 30 years. Our dental implants in Sutton Coldfield have a success rate of over 98%.

Dental Implants in Sutton ColdfieldThe procedure for implants requires minor surgery that can be carried out under local anaesthetic, but, if you are at all scared about going through it, you can opt for oral or intravenous sedation as well. If you are scared of needles, you will probably prefer oral sedation. Whatever your fears or concerns, by the time we get to the surgery stage, we will have listened to them very carefully and you will not be in for any nasty surprises. We will already have given you as much information about the treatment as you like.

After the procedure

When you come out of treatment, we recommend that you have someone drive you home, and, if you have had sedation, you will definitely not be allowed to drive yourself.

We will be sending you home with an aftercare pack that contains a short course of antibiotics, an antibacterial mouthwash, painkillers and instructions on how to care for your implants during the healing period.

Initially, for the first week or so, you will be unable to chew and will need a liquid diet. It’s a good idea to stock up on soups for the first day or two after treatment when you might not feel like shopping and cooking.

You can expect a bit of bleeding and some swelling to start with, but this will die down and you can expect that by the end of the first week, life will be back to normal.

We will want to see you a week after your procedure, to make sure everything is going well with your dental implants in Sutton Coldfield.

Dentures, implants, or both?

If you are faced with the prospect of having to replace all your teeth with dentures in Sutton Coldfield, there’s a good chance you are feeling pretty miserable about it.

Not so very long ago, perhaps in the 1940s–1960s, getting a full set of dentures in Sutton Coldfield was seen as a good idea. Young people in their 20s and 30s would even have all their teeth removed and wear dentures for the rest of their lives. The idea was that it would save them a fortune on dental expenses. Unfortunately, no one knew that not having teeth to stimulate bone cell renewal would quickly result in a pointy-chinned, sunken-faced look.

Dentures in Sutton ColdfieldThis left entire generations of people having to cope with teeth that wobbled around on thin jaws, sliding out when they should be staying put, whistling when their owners are trying to talk. In Sutton Coldfield, dentures became a laughing stock, and they still haven’t entirely recovered. One reason is that dentures still cannot stop your jawbone from shrinking; but dental implants can.

A healthy jaw

Your jawbone needs stimulation to renew itself. This comes from the tiny tremors that go down into it through your tooth roots. No tooth roots, no tremors, no cell renewal. Actually, it’s worse than that. No tremors leads to active degeneration of the bone, your lower jaw shrinks and becomes less dense, and there is no longer anything for your dentures to grip onto. This is why they start sliding around in your mouth like you pinched them from a much bigger person.

Dental implants to the rescue

One solution is to replace your dentures with dental implants. At the Sutton Implant Clinic, we can put a whole arch of teeth onto between four and eight implants. Or we can stabilise your dentures using between four and six implants.

When we stabilise your dentures, you will still have the false gums covering your own gums. Under the gums there will be either a ball fitting or a bar fitting and this snaps onto the implants. You can take your dentures out to clean them and rest your gums, but they will be much more stable and you will get your self-confidence back.

Trust your new implants

If you are needing to replace one, several or all of your teeth, you are doubtlessly considering having dental implants rather than dentures or a bridge. In Sutton Coldfield, dental implants are fast becoming people’s preferred option for tooth restoration. This is because they give you back the full functionality of your teeth so that you can continue to eat whatever you like and don’t descend into embarrassing wobble issues the longer you have them.

Dental Implants in Sutton ColdfieldAlthough dental implants in Sutton Coldfield are now widely available, they are still very new to many people. The good news is that this form of tooth replacement has been on the dental market for 40 years now. Like all new devices, over that time dentists have found innovative ways to use them and make them more efficient, so that people who were once told they couldn’t have implants can now, thanks to various groundbreaking techniques.

Having said that, placing dental implants requires deep knowledge, skill and experience. Your dentist needs to be able to drill artificial sockets into your jawbone without cracking it, and also without severing any nerves or blood vessels.

This is why, when you are looking for dental implants in Sutton Coldfield, you want to find a surgeon who really knows what they are doing, like Puneet Jain and Graham James do. Between them, our two dental implant surgeons have placed more than 2,000 implants, using some pretty complicated techniques, when necessary.

Reliable care and treatment

At The Sutton Implant Clinic, we use tried and trusted dental implants. The quality of implants can vary, which is why we only use Ankylos and Straumann implants. Both systems have been around for a long time, 30 years, and so there is plenty of data to show how good they are. You need good quality implants that are going to be able to withstand the forces produced by chewing over decades. The idea is that you only have to get implants once.

We also make sure we use up-to-date, modern equipment, such as 3D imaging, so that we look at your jawbone from every angle to accurately plan where to place your implants.

Contemporary replacement teeth

For people who’ve lost teeth in Sutton Coldfield, dentures are a way to regain dental function and improve the appearance of the smile. Made from hard-wearing material, they are placed over the gums, and mimic the look of natural teeth.

But removable dentures like these require you to be cautious when you eat, so that they don’t slip out, which can cause embarrassment and surprise at the dinner table. There are also health issues associated with the long-term use of removable dentures in Sutton Coldfield: good oral hygiene can be difficult to maintain because food particles and bacteria can gather in the gaps between teeth. And over time, the density of the jawbone can deteriorate, because the roots of the teeth are missing. This loss of bone structure can make your face appear sunken, leading to dissatisfaction with your overall appearance.

Dentures in Sutton ColdfieldHealthy solutions

At The Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, dentures can be stabilised, using implants in a simple process that vastly improves their function and stability. You’ll be able to enjoy biting and chewing your favourite foods, safe in the knowledge that your dentures are securely fixed within your bone structure. You’ll no longer have to opt for soft, mushy foods. Your remaining teeth will be less strained, your mouth will be easier to clean, and your face will retain its underlying firmness.

Simple procedure

In the first stage of this treatment, our friendly team will make sure your oral health and bone structure are in good enough condition to receive the implants that will stabilise your dentures. Once you’re ready, the dentist will insert some small metal posts into your jawbone, in a minor surgical procedure. After a period of healing, you’ll return our practice in Sutton Coldfield. Dentures will then be securely attached to the posts. In many cases, we can simply modify your existing dentures to be compatible with the implants. Otherwise, we will use precisely-customised replacements.

Your jawbone will mesh with the implants, creating a strong and natural-feeling base for your replacement teeth. And if properly cared for, they will last for the rest of your life.

Replacement teeth that look and feel natural

Losing a tooth can make it harder to maintain good oral hygiene. Food debris and bacteria can build up in the gaps where the tooth used to be, increasing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. When several teeth are lost, the jawbone can degenerate, becoming weak and altering the underlying shape of your face. At The Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, dental implants are a long-lasting solution to these problems. The stability of your replacement teeth will help you to enjoy biting and chewing your food like you used to do, while enhancing your overall oral health.

Dental Implants in Sutton ColdfieldIntegral arrangements

The first step towards getting your dental implants in Sutton Coldfield will be a consultation with our experienced dental professionals. They’ll talk to you about your dental history, and describe the implant treatment in detail, including how long it will take, and how much it will cost. Then they’ll make a detailed assessment of your oral health, and take images of your teeth, so that the resulting treatment plan will be as precise as possible.

When you’re ready, you’ll undergo a minor surgical procedure, during which the dentist will place small titanium posts into your jawbone. After a period of healing, you’ll return to have your new teeth securely attached to the posts.

Strength and stability

The implants derive their strength from a process called osseointegration. The material of the jawbone meshes with the implanted posts, so that there’s a naturally stable base for the new teeth. Unlike with dentures, there’s no risk of your replacement teeth sliding out of your mouth during dinner. They feel just like natural teeth, and for some patients in Sutton Coldfield, dental implants can make pronouncing certain words and phrases easier than it would be with removable dentures. Another bonus is that the implants help to maintain the firmness of your face’s bone structure, avoiding the sunken look that can occur when removable dentures have been worn for a long time.

To help you access these long-term dental enhancements, we offer a range of payment plans. And once you’ve received your implants, you will be enjoying their benefits for the rest of your life.

No more loose dentures in Sutton Coldfield

The more teeth we lose, the less retention there is for dentures. When teeth are lost, there is nothing for the jawbone to hold onto, so over a period of time, it begins to weaken and deteriorate. This can cause many problems for patients who wear dentures. Not only can they become loose and uncomfortable, but can also cause sore spots in the mouth and have a negative effect on oral function.

At Sutton Implant Clinic, we appreciate that a lot of patients prefer dentures over dental implants because the latter tend to be expensive for restoring a whole arch of teeth. What if we told you though, that you can take advantage of both treatments at the fraction of the cost? Implant-supported dentures in Sutton Coldfield are held in place by dental implants, instead of being supported by your gums. This provides much greater strength and comfort compared to conventional dentures. For many patients, this upgrades their quality of life considerably.

Dentures in Sutton ColdfieldHow does it work?

To make your dentures more stable, we help them stay in place with mini dental implants. Just like regular implants, mini implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone tissue, preventing its deterioration. The dentures are attached to the dental implants by means of special clips, rather like press studs, which they are clipped onto.

Once we determine that you are a suitable candidate for this procedure, we will place four dental implants in the upper jaw or two dental implants in the lower jaw, depending on the position of the denture. They are then left to heal for a few weeks and in the meantime we will adjust your original dentures so that you will not be without teeth.

After healing time has passed, we will adjust the dentures to the dental implants and you can enjoy all the benefits provided by your restored bite. In some cases, we may be able to adjust your existing dentures on top of the dental implants.

Get in touch

To experience a more comfortable tooth replacement treatment with implant-supported dentures in Sutton Coldfield, contact the friendly staff at Sutton Implant Clinic today.

Covering up the gaps

Missing teeth affect your life in a variety of ways. The appearance of your smile is the most obvious one. But your oral hygiene and the way you speak are also altered when you lose one or more teeth. In Sutton Coldfield, dentures are a way to minimise the negative effects of tooth loss. At Sutton Implant Clinic, we offer dentures as a way to improve your quality of life without you having the potential disruption of other tooth-replacement methods.

A simple process

Dentures in Sutton ColdfieldTo begin with, we will take an impression of your teeth using modern imaging equipment. At a dental laboratory, a denture is designed from a long-lasting, lifelike materials. This denture is customised to your requirements, and it will provide a neat-looking replacement that fits perfectly into your mouth.

It will take some getting used to at first, especially as you learn what it feels like to eat and speak with it in your mouth. But it will soon become a familiar part of life that makes a big difference.

Maintaining your dentures in Sutton Coldfield

You can remove your dentures when they need to be cleaned. Our team of friendly dental professionals will give you detailed instructions on how to take care of them as part of your oral hygiene routine. The risk of gum increases when you lose teeth, so we’ll recommend specialised brushes and fluids to give you the best care possible for your removable replacements.

Replacing a set of teeth

At Sutton Implant Clinic, we can replace a whole arch of teeth with a set of dentures. In Sutton Coldfield, this is more often seen with older patients. As well as restoring some of the functionality of the mouth, the appearance of the face is much improved, providing a confidence boost that can make a big difference.

The procedure itself is relatively quick and comfortable, using modern techniques to tailor the treatment to your needs, and make it as efficient as possible. With a healthier mouth and a brighter smile, getting dentures in Sutton Coldfield will help you to enjoy some of the things you’ve been missing since you lost your teeth.

Replacement teeth with natural strength

At the Sutton Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, dental implants give you back the function and feeling of your natural teeth. And because they are permanently fixed within the structure of the mouth, they bring long-lasting oral health benefits that removable dentures cannot provide.

Naturally useful

Whether you’re dining out or staying home in Sutton Coldfield, dental implants will enable you to bite and chew the foods you enjoy. You won’t have to cautiously take the soft option for fear your dentures will pop out onto the plate. And during your oral hygiene routine, the newly-implanted teeth are as easy to clean as the old ones. When you have your new implants fitted, your dentist will give you guidance on how to care for them. They cannot decay, but it’s important to avoid gum disease around them.

Dental Implants in Sutton ColdfieldSolid structures

Getting dental implants in Sutton Coldfield will maintain the strength of your jawbone, and keep the natural firmness of your face’s underlying structure, avoiding the sunken appearance that can characterise the appearance of the long-term denture-wearer.

Careful stages

Whatever has led to your tooth-loss – whether it’s through long-term decay or a sudden sporting accident – in the first stage of your treatment, our friendly dental professionals will make sure your overall oral health is ready to accept the implants. The dentist will use detailed images of your mouth to create a careful treatment plan.

Then comes the implant procedure, during which we’ll insert small titanium posts into your gums, where the missing teeth used to be. After a period of healing, during which time the titanium stimulates the growth of new bone tissue, and the two mesh together, the replacement teeth will be attached to abutments in the top of the implants.

The titanium posts act as artificial tooth roots. Tooth roots are vital for stimulating the surrounding bone material by transmitting to it the tiny vibrations that occur in the mouth when you eat and talk.

If properly cared for, implants will last for the rest of your life, providing a reliable alternative that will look and feel natural, and bring you lasting oral health benefits.