Many patients experience tooth loss – whether a single or multiple teeth. These teeth may have been missing for years, with patients struggling with uncomfortable, loose and unattractive dentures. New advances and technical innovations now make it possible to replace missing teeth permanently, using titanium dental implants. The implant replaces the lost tooth and is firmly anchored in the jaw.
The end result is that only you will know that you have ever lost a tooth.
There are many situations where implants can be used to vastly improve the appearance and function of your teeth, allowing you to smile with confidence again.
Individual teeth can simply be replaced by a single implant. The final result is like having a new tooth which is not loose or removable and which looks like a natural tooth. The photos below show cases carried out at Renmore Dental, and show how natural implants look.
Multiple Missing Teeth
Several missing teeth can be replaced with two or more dental implants. A bridge secured onto these implants provides a secure and comfortable way of replacing several missing teeth.
Traditional full dentures replace all missing teeth. Commonly patients complain that full dentures are not secure and can move when eating, talking or laughing, causing embarrassment. These loose dentures can be uncomfortable as they irritate the gum, causing ulcers and can feel bulky to patients. Implants have solved these problems for our patients of all ages. Two to four implants are all that are required to allow dentures to click into place onto implants. Dentures don't move with eating and will not fall out when speaking eating or laughing. This gives our patients confidence and the ability to eat what they want, where they want.
The placement of several implants allows us to completely replace all missing teeth with fixed teeth. These teeth are not removable by the patient, and allow the patient to speak, eat, laugh and smile with a new confidence. Removable dentures are gone for good. Dr Tony McLoughlin has studied the All-on-4 ™ technique at the renowned Malo Clinic in Portugal www.dental.maloclinics.com. This fantastic technique provides patients with same day fixed implant bridges, allowing replacement of full dentures in a single day.
Not all implants are the same, with the hundreds of different brands on the market, all of varying quality and reliability. It is essential when you are considering implant treatment that you are being provided with a well-recognised and successful implant brand.
In order to ensure successful treatment, we are proud to use only Straumann implants, one of the world's most reliable and successful implant systems. For more information on what implants can do for you see www.straumann.co.uk
It is also critical that the person placing the implant has appropriate training and experience with implant placement. At Renmore Dental, Dr Tony McLoughlin has placed hundreds of implants, and has spent years training internationally to ensure he can provide the best quality of care for his implant patients. Please see our smile gallery for a sample of cases completed by Dr Tony McLoughlin.