If you need an implant, David will explain all the options possible and will work up a plan that includes his diagnosis, your options and the cost associated with each stage of your treatment. The placement of implants involves a small surgical procedure where the implants are precisely and gently placed into the bone and allowed to heal and “integrate” with your jawbone. Generally the implants are left to fuse with the bone for some two to four months before the final restorations are made.
It is known that implants are a highly predictable treatment and David’s success rate is very high, but all patients need to know that the success of a dental implant depends on various factors such as the amount and quality of bone available as well as other factors such as load and positioning. For a first hand account of the procedure have a read of the following story, A Wife’s Tale About Dental Implants. To see if dental implants are appropriate for you, please give us a call and book in an appointment to see David.
The following link provides more information on implants from the British Dental Health Foundation.
All-On-4® Treatment Concept
The All-on-4® treatment concept is a dental implant solution strategically designed for toothless jaws. It was developed by Dr Paul Malo of Malo Dental. If your teeth need to be pulled or you no longer want to live without teeth, the All-on-4® treatment concept might be the right solution for you.
With only four dental implants, the All-on-4® treatment concept can restore a complete jaw of missing teeth. The low number of implants needed for the All-on-4® treatment concept considerably reduces treatment time and often makes this solution more cost-effective than comparable treatment alternatives.
A very elaborate way of placing implants at the back of the mouth also makes it a treatment option for patients whose jaw bone is severely reduced after years without teeth.
Depending on your individual dental situation, we can connect your implants to a temporary bridge on the day of surgery. This means you can leave our dental office with a full set of teeth and return to leading a normal life. After a certain healing time, we will exchange your temporary bridge with the final bridge created by a dental laboratory.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of ‘smile in a day’ treatment, please call us now on 01753 257 237 to book a consultation with David. Follow this link for more information:
A Wife's Tale About Having an Implant
On my 41st birthday I was brushing my teeth when I heard and felt a 'snap'. Suddenly the bottom half of my front tooth broke off. I saw my U.S. dentist the same day and he glued the piece of tooth back in place. Based on his advice, a plan was made to put a bridge over six of my front teeth.
A couple of months later I met my future husband, David Winkler. He questioned why I did not have an implant instead of a bridge. As we embarked on our long-distance relationship and I saw him a few months later he was not impressed with the bridge that was now in place with temporary cement (as per David's request, a bit of forward planning on the part of the man I affectionately call the master planner as he probably was thinking about redoing it at some point).
Two years later he redid the offending bridge shortening it to three teeth and doing individual crowns for the other three. After six and half years, the long-distance relationship culminated in marriage and I moved to Windsor and a few years later David replaced the bridge with a implants and crowns.
So what was my experience of getting an implant? Well, it was quick with minimum discomfort and the recovery was swift. I took paracetamol and ibuprofen that evening only. Maintenance of an implant is easy as it involves the daily oral hygiene routine that should be practiced in any case. I can eat what I want whenever I want (whether I should or not).
Everyone is individual and your experience of having a dental implant may be different. However, we use the latest diagnostic tools including an on-site CT scan so implant placement can be planned with a high degree of knowledge about your individual biology.
I learned that it is very important to hear all the options available. My US dentist didn’t talk to me about dental implants. He didn't place implants so he did not present them to me as an option. Instead, teeth that were fine were cut down for a bridge that was over the top in terms of what was needed. At CastleView Dental, David will present you with all the options for your treatment whether implants or other treatments so that you can make an informed decision as to what is right for you.