Do you currently struggle with keeping your dentures in place? Are you constantly using messy and expensive denture adhesives to try to stop them from slipping about? If the answer to either of these questions is yes then you may want to read on, and learn about overdentures and dental implants in Kent.
What is an Overdenture?
An overdenture looks almost the same as an ordinary denture, apart from the fact that it has precision attachments on the fitting surface, which is the surface nearest to your gums. These attachments clip or snap onto implant attachments in your jaw, ensuring your denture cannot move around. It is a great solution if you currently have to wear a lower denture, especially if you lost your teeth quite some time ago, as the ridge supporting your denture is likely to have flattened off over the years, reducing the amount of retention.
It is also ideal if you still have some natural teeth left in your mouth, as provided the roots are healthy then these can be left in position, and simply cut down to the gum line. The stumps are then covered to help protect them from decay. Leaving these roots in place can be beneficial as they will help to keep the bone in the jaw healthy, preventing it from being reabsorbed.
While overdentures are often used to replace lower dentures, they can be a very good option for replacing upper dentures. The reason for this is that the denture can be constructed in the shape of the arch, and does not need to cover the palate. Having a denture constructed in this way can be much more comfortable, especially for anyone who has trouble with a strong gag reflex. Another huge benefit is that food will taste much better.
An overdenture is a cost effective option for gaining a stable arch of teeth as it is much less expensive than having a permanent bridge made to fit over the implants. If carefully looked after, then implants should last at least 15 years, or possibly even longer making them an extremely viable long-term option. However this does depend on good home dental care and regular check-ups at Parrock Street Dental and Implants Centre.
Talk to our dentist in Kent, if you’d like to know more about overdentures or implants in general then why not book a consultation with Dr Rik Trivedi who is our implant expert. All you need to do is give us a call on 01474 537191, or you can e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Even a few years ago it seems as if Botox was the preserve of the rich and famous, but nowadays this wrinkle smoothing treatment is easily accessible for everyone. However botulinum toxin is a paralysing toxic substance, and is a neurotoxin, so is it really safe to have it injected into your skin. The answer to this is yes, provided of course it’s done by experienced and fully trained specialists such as Dr Rik Trivedi and his dental team at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre. This substance has been rigorously tested for its safety and the fact that it’s been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treating numerous conditions including frown lines, speaks volumes.
The amounts of botulinum toxin used to treat patients at Parrock Street are far lower than the recommended maximum dosages so there’s really no need for concern. Although you may have spoken to some people who have experienced side effects when having Botox treatments, they’re likely to have had a much larger dose, as this has a greater potential for side effects. You’ll only ever receive the lowest dose necessary to achieve good results.
What exactly is Botox?
Botox is simply a trademark for botulinum toxin A. Botox is related to botulism which is a form of food poisoning that occurs if someone eats something containing the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This particular bacterium produces the neurotox in botulinum toxin A. One of the main symptoms of botulism is paralysis and the reason this occurs is because the botulinum toxins attach themselves to the nerve endings, preventing the neurotransmitters responsible for muscle contractions from being released. Obviously if this occurs in the muscles responsible for helping you to breathe that it can be extremely serious, but the tiny amounts used to smooth out wrinkles prevent this action from occurring as they are only used in an extremely limited area on your face.
It isn’t a permanent treatment, but the effects do last for several months before gradually wearing off. Even though you now know what botulinum toxin is, you can rest assured it is very safe as otherwise it wouldn’t be offered as a treatment for improving facial aesthetics at Parrock Street.
If you’re considering having Botox in Kent, or any other kind of facial aesthetics treatment then why not book a consultation? It’s the ideal opportunity to ask all the questions you may have about these treatments, and to find out if it’s the right choice for you. You can meet our dentist in Kent by e-mail us on email@example.com or you can phone us on 01474 537191 to make an appointment.
If you are about to have, or have just had dental implants in Gravesend then you will be keen to know the best way to take care of them. Your dental implants need regular care just like normal teeth, regardless of the type or size. They need to be brushed twice a day and it is important to floss around the abutments once a day. The abutments stick up above the gum line, and are used to hold the prosthesis firmly in place.
You donâ€™t need to use a very hard brush to clean your teeth, as a soft brush will clean just as well. If you find it awkward to floss then you may want to try an oral irrigator or flosser. This is a device that squirts water in between the teeth, removing the plaque biofilm and any small pieces of food that may become trapped around the abutment. If you have a removable prosthesis, for example an implant supported denture, then you can gently brush and floss the abutments while the appliance is removed. It is also important to clean the attachments in the denture as this will remove any build-up of plaque bacteria and will ensure that your mouth stays healthy and fresh.
Regular visits to Parrock Street are Essential
Regular dental visits are important for everyone, but especially for people who have dental implants. This will give Dr Rik Trivedi the chance to check your implants to make sure they are still working properly. It’s also a great idea to book an appointment with the hygienist at the same time, as they will be able to clean your implants as necessary. These regular checks are essential for ensuring you don’t have any signs of gum disease, as this condition can affect dental implants and if not treated will cause bone loss which may eventually lead to the implants becoming loose.
With the correct care your dental implants should last a very long time, and they are still the very best way of replacing missing teeth. The reason for this is that they help ensure better oral health and general health through preserving the jawbone and by allowing you to eat a greater range of foods.
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants and the procedure involved for having them fitted met our dentist in Kent. Alternatively you can give us a ring on 01474 5371912 book your free consultation with Dr Trivedi. This consultation is an excellent chance for you to ask all the questions you might have about dental implants.
Modern dental treatments are increasingly sophisticated and can do a lot to improve facial aesthetics. However it can also be quite confusing knowing exactly what is meant by the terminology used. For instance a lot of people have dental crowns, but may also know them as caps. Both are exactly the same thing and are a restorative treatment designed to repair teeth that have become damaged due to decay or trauma, or which have had a root canal treatment.
A dental crown is designed to cover the whole of the tooth, protecting it against further decay and damage. Crowns can be made out of a number of different materials, and this can often depend on the location of the tooth and your budget. They can be made from a gold alloy, or may have a metal substructure made from a precious or non-precious alloy that’s covered with porcelain. Top quality crowns are made from the latest all ceramic materials and are perfect if you’re particularly worried about facial aesthetics.
Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. The replacement tooth is called a pontic and is attached to one or more crowns that fit over the teeth adjacent to the gap. Dental bridges can be made from exactly the same materials as dental crowns. It might seem hard to believe that a dental bridge can be made purely from ceramic materials, but these bridges are extremely strong, and have a substructure that is made from a material called zirconia. Dental bridges can be used to replace a single missing tooth, or they can be made to replace a full arch of teeth.
More people are choosing to have dental implants in Kent, and this versatile treatment can be used to replace missing teeth, to support bridges and even to support full dentures. If dental implants are used to replace a single missing tooth, then the final restoration will be a crown. If you have several missing teeth then Dr Rik Trivedi may recommend using implants to support a bridge. Implants crowns and bridges can be made out of exactly the same materials as ordinary crowns and bridges.
If you’re currently struggling with teeth that are chipped or decayed, or which are missing completely then why not visit Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre to find out which would be the best solution for you. You can phone us to book an appointment on 01474 537191.
Are you missing some of your teeth? If so you may have struggled in finding the best replacements and are likely to have considered having dental implants. However it can be a bit of a leap of faith in finding the best dental implants in Kent. So what criteria should you take into account when choosing your implant dentist?
Specialist Training Is a Must
Choosing someone who is a specialist in this field is essential, as you definitely don’t want someone who has just completed a weekend course somewhere, or who is only experienced in one particular implant system. Dr Rik Trivedi has completed The Year course in Dental Implantology at the Harley Street Centre for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry as well as advanced training at the Royal College of Surgeons and is able to deal with more complex cases. He has comprehensive knowledge and experience of many different types of implant systems and their uses. This ensures you get the correct size of implant, something that can make a huge difference to the way the finished restoration looks. He is also able to offer advice and placement for mini and midi sized dental implants that are extremely good for patients who may not have sufficient bone mass for traditionally sized implants.
Parrock Street Routinely Places Implants
Dental implant placement is something that is carried out routinely at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre and all the dental team is highly experienced in dealing with any situations that might arise during treatment. If you are apprehensive about treatment then we can help put you at your ease. All your treatment can be carried out under the same roof, from your initial consultation to the final placement of your crown, bridge or denture. Our state-of-the-art technology even includes a CT scanner for super accurate treatment planning.
Experience Helps Ensure Success
Dental implant surgery generally has a very high success rate, but this does rely on two things. The first is the skill with which the implant is placed as this helps to ensure it integrates fully with the bone and that it is strong enough to support the final prosthesis. The second is the dedication you show towards looking after your dental implants, as it’s absolutely vital to keep them clean and free from bacteria. This is something we’ll give you lots of advice about following your implant surgery.
Are you looking for implant dentist in Kent? If you’d like to receive a free implant consultation then why not give us a call on 01474 5371912 book your appointment.
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Botox is becoming increasingly popular as a method for treating fine lines, wrinkles and crowâ€™s feet. It is especially good for treating the early signs of frown lines that could otherwise become permanent. The treatment simply involves using a series of injections of Botox to block the nerve impulses to the muscles controlling facial contractions. The final result is smoother and fresher looking skin and the impact of having Botox can be seen within as little as a couple of days. The treatment generally lasts for between four and six months before the effects gradually wear off.
Provided treatment is carried out by a fully trained and experienced expert then it’s extremely safe. Any side effects should be minimal and there is no need to schedule any recovery time after having the injections. The actual injections are very quick, but if you are particularly sensitive then it’s possible to have the area numbed with an anaesthetic cream or a cold pack. In fact all you need to do to have a smoother face is to book an initial consultation which takes roughly 20 minutes, which can then be followed with the treatment. The actual treatment only takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete depending on the area being treated.
Will Botox Leave Me Unable to Move My Face?
This is an extremely common question, and the short answer is no. You should still be able to move your face and your appearance will not radically change. The whole idea is to give you a natural look, just with fewer lines. You should simply look relaxed and rested.
Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre only use a tiny dose of Botox that is a fraction of the maximum amount allowed. It is carefully calculated to be just enough to block the nerve impulses that cause the facial muscles to contract, allowing your face to become smoother. The whole point of facial aesthetics is to create a very natural appearance so no one will know that you have had work done, and you certainly won’t be left with a face that looks frozen.
We realise you probably have many more questions about having Botox in Kent, and this is why we invite you to book an initial consultation. This is your chance to discuss with our dentist in Kent any concerns you may have about this treatment. You can also e-mail us with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us to book your consultation on 01474 537191.
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Do you currently struggle with a loose lower denture? Are you interested in having dental implants but worried about the surgical procedure? If the answer to these two questions is yes then mini dental implants in Kent may be the solution. Mini dental implants are merely a miniature version of a normal sized implant but as they are so small the procedure to insert them can be accomplished much more quickly and easily. There is no need for the gum to be cut open to expose the bone and consequently there’s no need for stitches. Although the gum is perforated for the implant to be inserted, the perforation is so small that the tissue lost is immediately replaced by the implant. It’s the ideal procedure for anybody who is worried about implant surgery as it minimally invasive and can easily be performed under local anaesthetic, although if required we can offer extra sedation.
Perfect for Stabilising Lower Dentures
These implants are the ideal solution for anyone who has problems with their lower denture and can greatly help to increase the stability. They are perfect for anybody who may not be suitable for normal sized implants due to a lack of bone density or mass. This type of dental implant is also cheaper than traditional implant systems and can help make this technology affordable for just about everyone. Unlike conventional implants, mini dental implants can often be loaded immediately with a temporary restoration.
The denture is held in place with special O-ring attachments that snap onto the implants. The attachments look little like a ball and socket joint and are extremely simple to use, as with a little bit of practice you should find it relatively easy to remove your denture for cleaning.
Not Just for Dentures
While this type of implant system is mainly used to stabilize dentures, mini implants are also very good at supporting crowns and even bridges. They are ideal for situations where space is extremely tight and it would be impossible to fix a conventional sized implant. Some people simply don’t have enough space for a full-size implant so utilising this system can enable them to benefit from implants and will ensure the final crowns or bridges are the correct size for the space.
Are you looking for implant dentist in Kent? If you’d like to know more about mini dental implants, and how they may work for you then why not request a call back by visiting our website at www.kentcosmeticdentists.co.ukÂ or you can email us on email@example.com