GHP Q2 2019

8 GHP / Q2 2019 , How Are Implants Placed? • The 5-stage process for implant placement is outlined below: • Free Implant Assessment Come in for a friendly chat and examination with one of our implant dentists. • Diagnosis with CT Scan or X-ray Here we plan for successful implant treatment by modelling with impressions, CT scanning, X-rays and other sources of information. • Implant Placement The titanium implants are placed below the gum using a simple 5-minute technique, which is easy and comfortable. • Implant Stabilisation Period The teeth implants are left for 12-14 weeks to integrate with the bone (known as osseointegration) and become strong and stable. • Placing New Teeth The final prosthetic teeth (crowns, bridges or dentures) are completed and placed onto the implants. Patient Satisfaction The Scott Arms dental team is dedicated to quality care and patient satisfaction. Here are the thoughts of a patient who’s had success with us in the past. “I would strongly advise people who are as I was to take steps to see the staff at Scott Arms practice, they will not be disappointed. I was told that after treatment I would be able to eat apples, and it has proved to be so. I am enjoying my meals once again. It has indeed proved a good investment of time & money” We work closely with our laboratory to create individual, cosmetic crowns to complete our implants. The porcelain used is of the highest quality and shades are expertly blended by our experienced technicians to give a natural finish. Denture Stabilisation – Stop Your Dentures From Moving When there is minimal gum and bone left, making successful dentures can be very difficult as there is little keeping them in the mouth. Having a couple of dental implants placed and corresponding clips or studs placed in a denture can completely change your experience with dentures. Replace Multiple Teeth with Implant Supported Bridges Are missing multiple teeth a blight on your smile and your meals? Implant-supported bridges offer a superior solution in terms of aesthetics, comfort and function. For multiple missing teeth, implant supported bridges can replace three or four teeth in a row with only two implants, though more may be needed depending on the situation. Unlike conventional bridges, which have to be fixed to teeth surrounding the gap (damaging them), implant supported bridges are anchored to dental implants. Made of titanium, these implants are placed into your jawbone, acting as a new root for your new teeth. This offers a much more stable alternative to conventional bridgework and partial dentures that doesn’t interfere with the surrounding teeth. Left to Right: Adam Higgins, Dara Cotton, Phil Tangri, Richard Ostins