At Heaton Moor Dental in Manchester, we do everything possible to save a tooth but sometimes we have to accept that an extraction is necessary. When that happens or you have other missing teeth there are several ways to replace them and fill any gaps.
We will spend time to discuss these options with you and to assess fully your dentition and the health of the supporting gums. There is not one right solution, it is personal to you and once we have offered you choices we will also discuss costs and timescales with you. We want you to be part of these discussions so you feel delighted with whichever path you choose to travel down.
One popular way to replace missing teeth is by using dental implants and we can place these in house at our practice in greater Manchester.
Replacing a tooth or teeth with dental implants is considered to be the closest possible feeling to a natural tooth. A small titanium rod is inserted into the bone under the gum under local anaesthetic and is initially left to integrate into the bone for around three months. After that time we will uncover the implant and place a crown on to the titanium rod or perhaps a bridge if a larger span.
Dental implants can be used to support crowns, bridges or even full dentures. Perhaps you currently have a loose denture that will not stay in place when eating and you would like it to be firmer? We can use two small implants to help “click” the denture in to place and aid it’s retention.
Dental implants, with the right aftercare, can give many decades of service and we recommend a regular maintenance plan with our dental hygienists for our patients with dental implants.
At Heaton Moor Dental we generally use the Straumann® Dental lmplant Digital Placement System. It is renowned for its exceptional quality and reliability.
The Straumann® system is one of the most extensively scientifically documented implant systems in the world, comprising surgical implants and prosthetic components that connect the implant with the crown of the replacement tooth.
We are fortunate to be part of Straumann’s 3D diagnostic system, we can pre-plan to show you a three dimensional model overlying your CT scan so we can plan an ideal outcome for you.
Dr Bal has had articles published in the dental press explaining all about this system, one of these articles is available to read by following this link Implant Article by Dr Bal.
Dr Bal Sekhon is highly qualified and trained to place dental implants having gained an MSc with Distinction in Implantology. We are also fortunate to be supported by our Implant Nurse, Lynn Darlington, who has accumulated 20 years of experience.
Dr Vab Vyas also has a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry and he and Dr Bal are continually updating their skills and knowledge to offer the highest possible care.