We understand, missing teeth can be very limiting, dramatically reducing what you can eat and make you very self conscious at work and socially. We have a range of options to solve this problem, with dental implants being the first choice for most people.
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We understand the implications missing teeth can have on your health and would always advise replacing missing teeth for your long term health. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to move, dramatically limit what you can eat effectively, be unsightly making you self-conscious at work and in social situations, and cause you to lose bone making your face “sink in”.
The MORE teeth you are missing, the BIGGER the problem can become over time.
One of the biggest concerns is that you use one side of your mouth more than the other, which can have a significant impact on the health of the teeth on that side (as they are over-used) and on the jaw joint on that side.
A dental implant is a small metal post that is used to replace the root of your missing tooth. Once placed in the jaw, the implant can be used to support your new tooth.
If you are missing a row of teeth we can place implants at either end of the space to support a row of teeth. For example, if you are missing a row of 3 teeth: we could place 2 implant at either end of the space and use them to support a bridge of 3 teeth. This will give you 3 teeth back that will look, feel and function like healthy natural teeth.
Dental implants will provide you with the closest replacement to your missing teeth. They will look, feel and behave like normal teeth, allowing you to smile and socialise with confidence and to eat all the foods you would like (not just the foods that you can). They also doesn't interfere with any of your own teeth, and with simple maintenance should last you a lifetime. Dental implants will also 'preserve' the bone in the jaw, preventing your face and cheeks from "sinking in".
Placing a dental implant is a small procedure peformed under local anaesthetic that takes around 30 minutes for each implant placed. It is normally left under under gum for at least 8-10 weeks before your new teeth are attached to them.
At Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic we are focused on providing natural and long lasting solutions. To allow us achieve this we only use the best products that have been extensively researched along with the latest technologies available to ensure precision at all times.
With this we can include a comprehensive five-year guarantee on all our dental implants and with a combined 40 years of experience in dental implants you are in safe hands.
A bridge is an alternative fixed option (if you have a small gap) that can look quite natural and where very popular in the 1980's and 1990's. It would involve preparing “drilling” the teeth either side of the missing teeth, as they are used to support the ones that are missing. This allows us to “bridge” the gap. Bridges can work very well, but often at the sacrifice of your adjacent teeth. They are likely to last 10-12 years before they will need replacing.
Dentures “false teeth” is the final option. These can be made from acrylic or metal, and are designed to be removable so you can remove them for cleaning and sleeping (you should not sleep with a denture in). This is often the simpliest option to replacing missing teeth but as it is removable they are often the least desirable. We would expect a denture to last 5-7 years before it needs replacing due to the continuous loss of bone in the areas of your missing teeth.
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With this cause at the forefront of everything we do, it gives us as a team the focus and commitment needed to achieve this, along with the drive to continually better ourselves and invest in the best dentistry has to offer.
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Please call our out-of-hours emergency number on 07387 587303. We will triage your call providing any advice that is required and if needed meet you at the Practice to deal with your emergency face-to-face.
This service runs from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Better still its completely COMPLIMENTARY to all of our members.
Yes. We have a range of finance options including a number of interest free finance options allowing you to spread the cost of your dental treatment over 12, 18 or 24 months. As its interest free it won't cost you any extra, but allows you to start enjoying your new dental wellbeing now.
As you’d expect, finance plans are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for complete peace of mind.
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We have a range of memberships designed for individual needs. In essence they all include two comprehensive 19 point health checks a year (one every 6 months) with a varying number of AIRFLOW therapy appointments depending on your selected membership.
They also all include a 20% discount of our treatment fees and emergency cover even when the Practice is closed.
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