Dental Implants in Manchester
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When you lose a tooth or several teeth, whether it’s recently or years ago, chances are you’ve never become fully accustomed to missing such a vital part of yourself. In the past, replacements for missing teeth only restored the visible portion of the tooth above the gumline. Dental implants, however, offer a more complete solution because they replace both the roots and crowns of your teeth. This means that an implant-based restoration looks, feels, and functions more like your natural teeth. Dental implants can be genuinely life-changing and be your doorway to replace what you’ve lost effectively. We are honored to care for so many patients in the Greater Manchester area, and we take pride in changing people’s lives—restoring not only your oral health but also renewing your confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are highly sophisticated medical devices that appear essentially like small posts or screws inserted into your jaw. A crown, bridge, or denture is then attached on top of your implant(s) with a piece called an abutment connecting them. In many cases, Dr. Abel finds it is most predictable to stage your dental implant placement over several months. But, in select situations, Dr. Abel offers same day procedures for eligible patients to have their teeth extracted, dental implants placed, and restorations attached all in a single day.
Implant Supported Bridges
An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for a patient’s natural teeth.
Implant Retained or Implant Supported Dentures
For patients who are missing many or all of their teeth, implant retained or implant supported dentures may be an alternative to traditional dentures. Dental implants can support both full or partial dentures, as well as fixed or removable dentures. An implant retained denture is removable and requires the placement of two or more implants. An implant supported denture can be either fixed or removable and generally requires a minimum of four or more implants. If a removeable denture is selected, the denture will “snap on” to the implants rather than require the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removeable dentures can also be taken out at night for cleaning whereas fixed implant supported dentures require daily careful oral hygiene maintenance by the patient at the denture-gum interface.Learn More about Full Arch Dental Implants
Teeth in a Day
In some situations, dental implants can be placed at the same time as teeth extraction. And, in select cases, a tooth or several teeth can be extracted with dental implants placed and crowns or dentures attached, all on the same day. When the entire upper or lower jaw has all of its teeth removed with dental implants placed and a set of teeth attached, all on the same day, this is known as the “Teeth in a Day” technique and requires close coordination with your referring dentist.Learn More about Teeth in a Day
Guided Implant Placement
Using advanced dental implant technology and custom 3D digital surgical guidance, Dr. Abel can place dental implants with the utmost accuracy and, in some cases, using a minimally invasive technique. The adequacy of your jaw structure and the stability of the implants at the time of insertion will determine the time necessary for the implants to heal before artificial teeth can be placed onto the implants.
Working with a 3D model also allows the patient to better understand the procedures and visualize the end result. Once planning is complete, specialized software can be used to create a surgical guide for use during implant placement. This guide directs the exact location, angle, and depth of the implant placement. The use of the guide increases the accuracy, efficiency, safety, and predictability of the procedure.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
The only way to know if you are a good candidate for dental implants is to come in for a consultation with Dr. Abel. He will examine your mouth and x-rays, then go over your medical and dental history. Sometimes, you may be a good candidate for dental implants, but you do not have sufficient bone mass in your jaws to support them; in these cases, bone grafting or a sinus lift may be necessary prior to dental implant placement.
Benefits of Dental Implants
In many ways, dental implants have become the standard of care when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Here’s what sets them apart:
- Dental implants can prevent and even arrest bone loss in the jaws, resulting in a stable restoration, stronger bite, and more natural appearance
- With dental implants, you’re more likely to be able to eat all of your favorite foods
- Unlike dentures, dental implants don’t slip or cause painful sores