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Implants Success Rates

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Implants Success

Rates

Factors Which Can Influence Your Implant Success

 

Dental Implants usually have a high success rate – over 95% in most cases.  However, there are many factors that can reduce this success rate and ultimately cause your dental implant to fail. Your Dentist will tell you if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants.

General Health

Factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco , certain medications like bisphosphonates , osteoporosis, radiation treatment or a compromised immune system such as diabetes.

Local Factors

The quality and the depth of bone will effect the initial stability of the dental implant at the time of insertion. If you have a heavy bite in that area of the implant can cause undue stress on it and can cause the implant to fail.

The Dentist will have to decide if you grind or clench your teeth and whether or not if you need a soft or hard night guard to protect your investment.

Maintenance Issues

Because Dental Implants are the high end of Dentistry in terms of the technology and costs you have to take care of them like if you have a brand new car. You need to keep the area clean daily and have continued professional management with regular visits to the hygienist and dentist.

 

If you are thinking of having dental implants then you should be thoroughly investigated by your dentist or oral surgeon and be asssessed to ensure that your success rate are high also.

 

Why not call us on 01375481000 to check if you are an ideal candidate for a dental implant.

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Complete Your Smile With Teeth Implants Essex

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Smiling is an outward sign of self confidence. People tend to react more favourably if you smile at them. However if you have a gap in your teeth or they are chipped then you may feel nervous. This in turn can make it harder to socially interact as you deal with feeling self conscious. One option you may not have considered are teeth implants Essex.

What are teeth implants?

These are posts made of titanium that are placed where the tooth was originally set. If you have recently lost a tooth then you should get an implant as soon as possible because it then makes it easier for the implant to be placed where it used to be and have it set in more naturally. The implants can be installed in either the upper or lower arches as required.

Why would I want implants?

People often use implants as an alternative to dentures. If you have a tooth missing over time the muscles in your face starts to sag and this creates an older looking appearance.

Are they secure?

Implants are solid and designed to stay in place. So much so in fact that with proper care they should last at least fifteen to twenty years! Furthermore unlike dentures there is no slipping so they can be more convenient.

Will I need to change my daily routine?

Not at all! You can clean the implant in exactly the same way as you would when normally brushing your teeth. Because it is solidly installed in the mouth there are also no restrictions in terms of diet either so you do not have to worry when chewing a steak or munching on corn on the cob!

How can I be sure dental implants are right for me?

Cosmetic dentistry is not about getting people to buy a service because it is there or making someone look a bit prettier (although cosmetic dentistry does help with that) What a good cosmetic dental treatment should do is make people feel more confident while at the same time maintaining effective oral health.

Everyone is different and everyone has different needs when it comes to getting the right treatment. Talking with a cosmetic dentist will allow you to find out what options are available and decide what is best suited to you. Equally it is a good opportunity to talk about their qualifications, experience and any concerns regarding the treatment.

Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

 

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How You Can Benefit From Dental Implants Essex

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The term cosmetic dentistry often suggests something that is an added luxury. However in a lot of cases these procedures can also be beneficial to your oral health and can be effective in combating a lot of long term problems. A good example of an effective long term treatment is dental implants Essex.

Give me an example of why I might need a dental implant.

If you are someone who is very active then there is always the risk of injury at some point. A good example is if you play a team sport such as football. You may be running alongside someone and when you both go for the ball and jump their elbow knocks against your cheek, causing you to chip or lose a tooth.

The sooner you get the implant instead of leaving a gap the easier it will be to have a complete mouth again without feeling self conscious. And because it is titanium it is not going to come loose easily!

How can I benefit from dental implants?

  • Get better support for dentures, bridges and crowns
  • Fix chipped, broken or missing teeth
  • Can be used as an alternative to dentures
  • Help to prevent the muscles in the face from sagging and maintain a healthy jaw line.
  • Once installed they can be cleaned and looked after in the same way as a regular tooth.

 

 

How does the process work?

Before any procedure starts the cosmetic dentist should have an initial consultation with you. This gives them the chance to assess your oral health and decide if dental implants are an appropriate option for you, usually after some scans have been done.

The procedure itself takes around three to six months. The dentist fuses the implant to the jawbone, using a temporary tooth to ensure that the roots will fuse with the implant. After the procedure is complete the implant is then inserted.

How long does an implant last?

As with any form of dental procedure the length of time depends on how well you look after your teeth after the procedure is done. Provided you keep cleaning your teeth and the implant in the right way the implant should stay in for at least 15 to 20 years!

If you would like to know more about how dental implants Essex and whether or not they are right for you contact Dr Basrai  01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation.

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Tips For Choosing Tooth Implants Essex

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Cosmetic dentistry offers a range of options to help improve your smile. The problem is if you have a tooth missing or chipped it can not only affect you physically but also emotionally. It can be subconscious so that you are not aware that you are not smiling but it can affect how people perceive you. Therefore treatments such as tooth implants Essex are not only good for improving your look but also improve your self confidence. (more…)

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Get A Better Smile With Cosmetic Dental Treatments In Essex

Monday, May 27th, 2013

A lot of people think to themselves “I wish I could look like my favourite movie star”. Inevitably the things they are attracted to are their facial features. However you do not need to be a movie star or a millionaire to get cosmetic dental treatments in Essex. (more…)

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The Benefits Of A Cosmetic Dentist In Essex

Monday, May 20th, 2013

There are numerous reasons why you may want to use the services of a cosmetic dentist. For example think of any of these situations have ever applied to you:-

  • Do you ever avoid having your picture taken because you feel self conscious?
  • You have tried whitening toothpaste and home whitening kits but still want whiter teeth.
  • You accidentally chipped or lost a tooth in an accident and now have a gap.
  • You are looking for alternatives to dentures.

 

All of these situations and more can be dealt with by a cosmetic dentist in Essex. Let’s look at each one and see what can be done with cosmetic dental treatments.

Dealing with self consciousness

The way you deal with this depends on why you feel self conscious. For example if teeth are discoloured you may want to consider a laminate like the Snap On Smile placed over the teeth. This often helps people to relax.

If you have teeth that point out a bit then you may want to smooth them over with tooth contouring. This is often done in conjunction with teeth whitening.

Teeth whitening

This process is often misunderstood. There is the fear of an overly fake look. In reality a cosmetic dentist will look at the natural shading of your teeth and improve it. Tooth whitening often improves teeth by a couple of shades, something that the dentist can show you during an initial consultation.

Chipped or lost teeth

If you have lost a tooth it is important to get treatment as soon as possible. The reason is that the nerve endings where the tooth used to be can close up, making it harder to put an implant in there later on.

The good news is if you can get an implant in there you can often use them in exactly the same way as a regular tooth and should not impair what you eat, how you brush your teeth and so forth.

Alternatives to dentures

There are a number of alternatives if you do not want to use adhesives. Implants and Invisalign detachable trays can be used to straighten the teeth without having to worry about anything coming loose while eating food, jogging and so forth!

 

 

The right treatment for you

How do you know what cosmetic dental treatment is right for you? It’s simple- go to a professional and talk to them. They can go over the options so you can find something appropriate for your needs.

Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

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Cosmetic Dental Treatments in Essex

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

The word cosmetic indicates something being made to look better. While some may associate the word with vanity it is often something that helps people feel more self confident. With the right cosmetic dental treatments in Essex you can improve your smile and get the self confidence that comes with it!

What types of treatments are available?

Below are a few examples of cosmetic dental treatments available-

  • Cosmetic braces- Often associated with children and teenagers it is easy to forget that these are not designed to be tools of social awkwardness! Braces are useful in that they realign the teeth, creating a more even looking smile.
  • Teeth whitening- People are sometimes nervous about this kind of treatment as they believe it will look fake. However experienced cosmetic dentists can gradually improve the shading of teeth to make them look brighter and at the same time create a look that is subtle and natural.
  • Dental implants- If you have a tooth missing this can fill the gap. Titanium implants can be cleaned in pretty much the same way as normal teeth.
  • Tooth contouring- This is used to smooth over overly pointy teeth in order to create a more consistent looking mouth shape.
  • Snap On Smile- This is a thin resin placed over the teeth, ideal for stained, chipped or missing teeth. It is ideal for people nervous about going to the dentist as it does not require any drilling!

Can I still get a regular dental checkup at a cosmetic dentist?

Yes you can! A cosmetic dentist often uses X-rays and scans to check your oral health. This then makes it easier while doing a deep clean to pinpoint what areas require the most cleaning to ensure the best possible job. They can also offer advice on preventative health measures to ensure you keep your teeth clean between appointments!

Can anyone get cosmetic dental treatments?

There are some restrictions for example some adult braces may not be suitable for children under the age of 9. You may also be unable to get some treatments if you are a persistent smoker or you have particularly poor oral health.

All of these issues can be discussed during an initial consultation with the cosmetic dentist. If you have any questions or concerns it is worth getting in contact now.

Call Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

 

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You can get Same Day Dentistry in Essex

Monday, May 13th, 2013

There are a number of things that put people off going to the dentist. Some people are nervous of drills, others just find the waiting before treatment worrying. One of the biggest concerns is the amount of time it takes to get a treatment. With Same Day Dentistry in Essex you can enjoy the benefit of cosmetic dental treatment while still being able to carry on with your day.

What treatments can be done in one day?

You would be surprised what can be done in the space of a day. Technology has advanced to such an extent that some treatments that would previously have taken several operations now only require one. Below are a few examples of treatments that can be done on the same day.

  • Tooth contouring- If you have uneven teeth this is a good way of smoothing them out. The good thing about this process is that you can clear out the chips or overly pointy teeth that may stick out. In most cases this can be done in a single visit!
  • Implants- It is possible to get some same day implants. The reason this can be done quicker is due to more advanced techniques.
  • Professional cleaning- It is important to visit the dentist at least once every six months. As well as cosmetic treatments we can also offer advice on dental hygiene and deep cleaning to ensure optimum oral health.

Surely doing it quicker results in loss of quality?

It is easy to be cynical and suggest that being able to do treatments quickly is as a result of cutting corners. With improved technology and more advanced techniques you can be sure that you are getting the treatment you need in the quickest possible time!

Will it be more expensive?

In simple terms no. With a lot of cosmetic dental treatments the major expense comes from having to return for numerous checkups and appointments. A lot of same day treatments are guaranteed to not require this so you can leave the dentist confident that you will not have to come back until your next checkup!

I get nervous before I go to the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help?

For a lot of people the fear before going to the dentist is often a lot worse than the procedure itself. Dentists are often happy to discuss their work with you and will work hard to demystify the process and keep you informed. This is why it is often a good idea to book a consultation before you even consider a treatment so you can prepare yourself mentally and get over any nervousness.

 

 

Do you want to improve your smile in the space of 24 hours? Talk to Dr Basrai on 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation to see what he can do for you!

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All on 4 Implants in Essex

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

 

 

All on 4 implants in Essex

The technology available to cosmetic dentists is changing all the time. As the procedures and techniques improve this is then passed down to the patients who benefit from quicker and more effective treatments and in turn this reduced time often also results in reduced costs, a good example of this being All on 4 implants in Essex.

What are All on 4 implants?

All on 4 implants are an alternative to dentures and false teeth. It is a dental bridge with four screwed on points (hence the name). The position of these points allows the implants to often be ready in a single day and in a lot of cases without the need for bone grafting.

How can All on 4 implants benefit me?

Benefits include-

Making it easier to eat, thus improving nutrition
Improving facial structure improves speech patterns
A complete smile is shown to increase self confidence
Reduced risk of oral health complications. This is often the most surprising benefit as people do not realise that gum disease can increase the risk of heart disease, lung failure, arthritis and has even been seen as a potential risk factor of getting degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s in later life.

Why would I choose implants rather than dentures?

While some people may choose dentures or bridges because of initial lower cost it is important to remember the long term costs both in terms of additional purchases and restrictions on your lifestyle. These include-

Restrictions in what you can eat due to bridges or dentures coming loose
Adhesives can be messy, plus there is the potential awkwardness that comes with removing them for meals or bedtime.
Dentures have been known to trigger gag reflexes (not a pleasant point admittedly but worth considering)
If dentures are not properly cleaned there is the danger of food getting stuck on them and this encourages the growth of bacteria
The increased risk of gum irritation, leading to discomfort.

Will I have to change my diet?

This is one of the reasons why people prefer implants as opposed to dentures or bridges. Admittedly immediately after the procedure dentists advise you stick with soft foods while the implants are bonded with the tissue (this is a process known as “osseointegration”).

It is also important to avoid smoking and excessive alcohol during this time as it can reduce the effectiveness of the bonding process.

Does the process hurt?

There may be some soreness afterwards. However dentists often have painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication to hand in case there is any pain or swelling.

How do I clean them?

The cleaning process of All on 4 implants is exactly the same as regular teeth! Brushing and flossing can be done normally. Like anyone else regular dental check ups will allow you to ensure that the implants are being properly looked after.

What if I still have questions?

A good cosmetic dentist ought to be prepared for any questions you have, both in terms of the procedure itself and their own capabilities and certification. Contact them today so you can find out more and see how All on 4 implants in Essex could potentially benefit you!

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Dental Implants in Essex

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Dental implants in Essex

 

Losing a tooth may be exciting when you are a child. You put it under your pillow and next day you get a shiny coin and told how grown up you are. Unfortunately as an adult you have the knowledge a lost tooth won’t grow back. However all is not lost! With dental implants in Essex you can ensure that your tooth can be replaced, making your smile complete once again!

What are dental implants?

As the name suggests these are used instead of teeth. Typically they are made of titanium and placed where the tooth would usually be.

Why would I want dental implants?

Reduce ageing appearance caused by sagging facial muscles (that occur as a result of lost/missing teeth)
Improved dental hygiene
Increase self esteem
No slipping
Convenience
Long lasting

Where does a dentist put an implant?

An implant can be put in either the upper or lower arches of the teeth. Once it is installed the atrophy that occurs when a tooth is removed can be reversed, producing new tissue.

What if they fall out?

Like a lot of cosmetic dental treatments dental implants are designed to both be very aesthetically pleasing and practical. In simple terms they are usually made of material like titanium so you can be sure they will be securely fixed.
Furthermore the stimulation of new tissue ensures that it will become pretty much become like a part of your teeth.

Will I have to change my diet?

Some people may worry that certain foods may not be available. Thankfully in the case of a dental implant this is not a problem. As a matter of fact many people get dental implants to improve their oral function.

How do I clean them?

You clean them in exactly the same way as regular teeth! They can be flossed and brushed in exactly the same way so you can maintain a healthy smile.

Why would I choose these over dentures?

Dentures can be very effective in allowing people to chew and operate their teeth normally. The problem is some models can wear down. Given that titanium is often used to make a dental implant it tends to be very long lasting (provided you look after them in the right way.)

How can I be sure if these are right for me?

As with any cosmetic dental treatment it depends on the individual. This is why the consultation period before a procedure is essential. Depending on your oral health scans may be required. It can then be established if dental implants are appropriate for you.

Basically it is worth getting in contact today to find out if dental implants in Essex are right for you. You could get a complete smile back today! Visit us on www.basrai.co.uk Now And call 01375481000 !

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