We conduct a detailed assessment of your mouth from all angles and the condition of your teeth and gums.This assessment includes scans and moulds as needed and we explain all of our findings and recommendations to you.
Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss your needs and obtain further information about our services.
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All treatment steps and prices are also clearly outlined so that you are fully aware of the fees involved and methods of financing to ensure a comfortable payment structure.
If a tooth is lost the bone in the surrounding area starts to degenerate.This is a natural process of the body and the only way to prevent it is to replace the lost tooth. If you wish to have a dental implant, but there is insufficient bone tissue for the metal component to be fitted, we may recommend a bone graft.
ARE BONE GRAFTS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF HAVING DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Bone grafting is not always required when someone needs a dental implant. We carry out a full examination to determine if the bone loss is severe enough to require a graft or if it can be avoided with the use of short implants.We talk through the options with you and discuss our findings and recommendations for treatment. If bone grafting is a necessary step, it can make further treatment more successful.
The different types of bone grafting are guided bone augmentation and block grafts.
GUIDED BONE AUGMENTATION
This is the most common type of bone graft and is really natural looking. We add material, either synthetic material or animal-derived bone substitutes, around the implant so the final crown blends in with the rest of the teeth.
This is a more radical process. If a lot of bone has been lost from the front of the upper jaw we will relocate bone from the patient to restore it.
We will often look for alternative solutions before resorting to this. When necessary, bone grafting is a very useful procedure. We usually use a CT scanner to assess the bone levels and make a full assessment of the best course of treatment. We explain the process fully to you so you know exactly what the treatment entails and why we have recommended it
ARRANGE A CONSULTATION
If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile and would like to explore your options, contact us today to arrange a consultation. We will discuss the course of action with you before anything is undertaken and are happy to answer any questions you may have.