How adult orthodontic treatment in Essex can be fast and efficient

Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? Are you too embarrassed to laugh or grin in front of others? If so, adult orthodontic treatment may be the perfect solution for you. Six Month Smiles Essex can help straighten your teeth and give you the confident sparkle you deserve in just a few short months! six-month-smiles-essex

At Crofts Dental Practice we have found adult orthodontic treatment is very successful, especially when using compound treatment. This type of care is designed to correct common problems such as overcrowding, gaps, and misalignment.

The best part about this kind of adult orthodontic treatment is that it can be completed in a shorter amount of time than using traditional braces. In fact, most of our patients only need to wear the system for six months before seeing results. This revolutionary orthodontic system uses clear braces and tooth-coloured wires to quickly and efficiently straighten your teeth. The average treatment time is just a matter of months, which means you can achieve your dream of a smile in less time than you might first expect.

Not only is it fast, it is also more comfortable than using traditional braces. The clear brackets and tooth-coloured wires are much less noticeable than metal braces, so you can feel confident about your appearance during treatment. And because Six Month Smiles Essex targets only the teeth that show when you smile, you won’t have to worry about discomfort or irritation from brackets and wires rubbing against the inside of your mouth.

If you are interested in Six Month Smiles Essex, contact our practice to see if you are a candidate for treatment.  If you’re ready to improve your smile and dental aesthetics, you could be well on your way to a straighter more confident beam in no time!

This is an affordable, fast, and comfortable orthodontic solution that can give you the smile you have been looking for. If you live in Essex and are interested in orthodontic treatment, contact our clinic. You could be smiling confidently in just six short months.

Adult orthodontic treatment can be just as successful as that for children, if not more so. The main difference is that adult patients are usually more compliant with their treatment plan and follow the dentist’s instructions to a tee. This means that they tend to see results much faster than their younger counterparts.

If you’re considering orthodontic care, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with our dentist. They will be able to assess your individual needs and give you an estimate of how long treatment will take. In most cases, you can expect to see noticeable results within a few short months. So what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to start achieving.

Remember, we can help straighten your teeth and give you the confident smile you deserve for any special occasion which might be on the horizon, when cameras could be flashing. So, call our team at our practice today for more information about the options available to you.

The top 5 benefits of dental implants

Dental implants Essex, with our dentist at Crofts Dental Practice, are a popular choice for patients with missing teeth, as they offer a number of benefits over other solutions such as dentures or dental bridges. Here we talk about the top 5 benefits. dental-implants-essex

Oral implants look and feel like natural teeth

This is because they are made to match the colour and shape of your existing teeth by our dentist. Dental implants Essex are also designed to fuse with the bone in your jaw, giving them a secure and stable base. This means that they won’t slip or move when you’re eating or talking, which can be a common problem with dentures.

When you have implants, there are no food restrictions. Implants allow you to eat whatever you wish to without worrying about your teeth slipping or moving. Our patients find this can make mealtimes much more enjoyable.

Implants can also be used to support dental bridges by our dentist if you have more than one tooth missing.

Oral implants are strong and durable

They are made from titanium, which is an extremely strong and durable material. Oral implants can last for many years with the proper care, and they’re much more resistant to wear and tear than other teeth replacement options such as dentures.

Oral implants don’t require special care

You can brush and floss your oral implants just like you would your natural teeth. There’s no need for special cleaning solutions or products. Oral implants are also resistant to tooth decay and gum disease, so you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your new teeth are less susceptible.

Implants are also less likely to develop  decay; they are impervious to cavities as they don’t have tooth enamel. However, we would advise that it’s still important to practise good oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing regularly.

Oral implants can help to preserve your facial structure

When you lose teeth, the bone in your jaw starts to deteriorate; the calcium is recycled from the bone and its mass reduces. This can cause your face to look sunken or aged. Oral implants help to preserve the bone in your jaw, giving you a more youthful appearance.

Oral implants can improve your overall oral health

Implants don’t just look and feel like natural teeth – they also function like them. This means that they can help to improve your bite and make it easier to eat and speak. They can also close gaps in your mouth which may have acted as areas for harmful plaque and bacteria to accumulate which would normally be problematic for your teeth and gums.

Our dental implants Essex comprise a high-quality option for replacing teeth at an affordable price. We offer a free consultation so that we can assess your individual needs and devise a treatment plan that is right for you.

While the upfront cost of implants can be higher than other tooth replacement options, it’s important to consider the long-term costs. They are a lifetime investment, and with proper care, they can last for many years. In comparison, dentures need to be replaced every few years and dental bridges also need to be replaced. Contact us today to book an appointment if you would like to learn more.

Myths about dental implants answered

Think oral implants will become infected?dental-implants-essex

At Crofts Dental Practice, we have a wealth of expertise when it comes to fitting dental implants Essex and can help you to separate the truth from the myths you may read online.

Here, our team debunks common myths about dental implants Essex, to help you learn the truth about these nifty restoratives.

Myth 1- Oral implants require a lot of maintenance

Dental implants Essex require no more maintenance or work than your natural teeth.

So, to ensure that both the implant and the prosthetic tooth or teeth do not succumb to gum disease, you will need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss them with the same regularity and of course, visit our team twice a year for a check-up.

Myth 2- Oral implant fittings are painful

No, they aren’t- we promise!

When it comes to having oral implants fitted, our team will always ensure that the gums and the jaw are fully numbed, to prevent any feelings of discomfort. Although, you may feel pressure as we fit the implant(s).

Once you are at home, any discomfort should be controllable by taking over-the-counter pain relief such as paracetamol. Do not take aspirin or ibuprofen, as these medications are renowned for thinning the blood and can lead to the worsening of bruises.

Myth 3- Oral implants are likely to become infected

This is a puzzling myth as, due to the sterile environment that they are fitted in and due to the cleanliness of dental surgeries in general, they are at no higher risk of becoming infected than any other type of surgery.

When you are at home after having oral implants fitted, you should take care to keep the site of the implant clean, using saltwater. Refrain from brushing the area for a few days to allow the gums to heal and to avoid aggravating the stitches.

But, there are some signs to keep an eye out for, which could indicate an infection. These include a foul taste or odour in your mouth, swelling, discolouration of the gums (blue, reddening or yellowing), a fever, feeling or being sick and worsening discomfort.

If you notice any of these symptoms, then please contact our team for an emergency appointment.

Myth 4- Oral implants are expensive

OK, so this is a myth that may not be entirely false, but we feel we have to include it.

If you are looking at the total due after having oral implants fitted, then it will probably look very pricey, but actually, our team at Crofts Dental Practice may be able to offer you financing options to help you spread out the cost into affordable monthly repayments.

For more information on this option, please talk to our team.

Myth 5- Oral implants are risky

No, they aren’t.

A lot of research has gone into assessing suitability for oral implants, along with the fitting itself and the aftercare. In short, this is a science and our team knows all that there is to know about it.

The procedure itself has been practised for decades in operating theatres and the only issues that prevented it from being performed in dental surgeries before were those surrounding numbing agents and anaesthetics.

How can our dental implants help with missing teeth?

Having missing teeth can affect both your oral health and your confidence, and you may be looking for a way to resolve this. With dental implants Essex, your lost teeth can be replaced to a high standard, and with a natural look.

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What are they?

Dental implants Essex can be a very effective treatment when it comes to replacing lost teeth, and this is partly due to their structure. They are usually made out of three parts, the first being the implant screw. The screw is the piece that is the foundation for your new tooth. On top of this, we will attach the abutment, which holds the crown in place. The crown is the part that really makes the difference to the appearance of your smile, as it is a piece of porcelain that is coloured and shaped to look like your other teeth.

What’s our process?

When you come to our practice for dental implants Essex, it is very important that we have a consultation with you. This appointment allows us to explain all of the information about the treatment, and answer any questions you may have. After this, we will examine your mouth and take scans such as X-rays to get a better idea of your needs. It is vital that we make sure you have enough bone left in the area for your implant screw to be held in place.

Once we have had the consultation with you and you are eligible and ready to go ahead, we will book your first surgical appointment. During this appointment we will insert the implant screw, which is a simple and fairly quick process. We will then close the area back up and leave it to heal for a few months. This is a very important part of the whole process, as this healing time allows your bone to fuse with the screw.

Once the area has healed, we will invite you back to the practice so that we can attach the abutment and the crown. This is when you will really see the difference that implants can make to the look of your smile.

At Crofts Dental Practice, our team of highly trained dentists will take very good care of you before, during and after the treatment. They will always put your needs first, and make sure that you have the best experience possible whilst improving the look of your smile.

Why choose implants?

This treatment is a very popular choice with our patients when it comes to replacing their teeth, and you can see why from some of the advantages mentioned below.

Strong

One of the main things that you will notice when you get implants with us, is how strong they are. When you have your implants, you won’t have to worry about food restrictions, as they can withstand the usual forces of chewing that your natural teeth can.

Appearance

The look of your smile once we have put your implants in is the main reason why our patients choose this treatment. When you have missing teeth, it can feel embarrassing and can knock your self-confidence, so to be able to replace the tooth with something that looks and feels natural is a huge advantage.

Is it time to replace your missing teeth?

A missing tooth can not only affect your self-esteem, but it can also have an effect on your dental health. At Crofts Dental Practice, we understand the long-term implications having a missing tooth can have on your confidence and your oral health. Which is why we offer treatments in the form of restorative dentistry, to help replace your missing tooth or teeth, and renew your smile once more. dental-implants-essex

An introduction to Crofts Dental Practice

Based in Epping, Essex, Crofts Dental is a private family practice made up of highly-trained dentists and dental professionals who offer the best in standards of patient care, whilst offering treatments within areas of dentistry such as cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry and restorative dentistry.

Currently led by our principal dentist Dr Jazz Battu, we use fully computerised and digital systems, along with new equipment, materials and advanced dental treatments to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible and have a positive experience in our practice from the beginning to the end of the process.

We offer free consultations to all our patients before starting any form of dental treatment to make certain that you receive the most suitable treatment for your dental issue.

So if you are currently dealing with a missing tooth due to an accident or injury, you may want to consider dental implants Essex.

How much do you know about dental implants?

If you do not know much about dental implants there’s no need to worry, as at our practice we have dealt with many patients over the years who have unfortunately lost a tooth and been looking for options to regain their complete smile.

Dental implants Essex are a long-term solution for those who are missing a tooth or several teeth. Consisting of a metal screw which is commonly made from titanium, dental implants are inserted into the jawbone where your tooth/ teeth should be, under a local anaesthetic. In order for the implant to be placed into the jawbone, a small incision will be made.

Once the implant has been inserted, you will be invited to come back to the practice to begin the second part of the procedure. This is usually after 8 to 12 weeks, following the insertion of the dental implant Essex, and the period in between the two appointments is so that the implant can fuse properly with the jawbone. This process is known as osseointegration and needs to be completed before starting the second stage of the process.

At your next appointment you will then have the replacement prosthetic fixed onto the implant. This can either be a crown, bridge or even dentures, depending on your situation. The replacement tooth or teeth will be made to match your remaining teeth, so they will look natural and not out of place.

One of the main advantages of having dental implants is that they are a long lasting and almost permanent form of restorative dentistry and can remain for many years, providing that you maintain a good oral care regime.

Dental implants in Essex

At Crofts Dental Practice, we are proud to be the premier provider of dental implants in Essex, with our long history in general dentistry. It’s been a tough year for us all and we have been very privileged to continue to serve our community through the ups and downs of a global pandemic.dental-implants-essex

Our services go far beyond just general dentistry and we are pleased to be able to offer dental implants to our incredible community which has pulled together during such difficult times. Dental implants are the most complete form of restorative dentistry, allowing us to replace a lost tooth with absolutely none of the original tooth remaining, not even its root.  We can even replace teeth which were lost many years or possibly decades ago, for which even their socket in the jawbone will have closed.

This has made it possible for our surgery to provide techniques developed to allow dental implants in Essex to be performed without full anesthesia. This means we do not require an anaesthesiologist or to order a full operating theatre. With further training, a non-surgical dentist can gain the necessary skills to perform implantation, and we are proud to have the team that can make your dental implants happen.

The implantation process occurs over two sessions with a significant gap of 4 months in between to allow the implants to become fully integrated into the jawbone. We have found that this is the most comfortable and convenient way to receive a dental implant, as receiving both the artificial root portion of the implant and the prosthetic two at the same time can result in the pressure of eating and talking dislodging and twisting the artificial root in its socket before new bone growth has an opportunity to immobilise it.

In the first session, the gum is opened and the lower half of the implant is placed in a socket or a new hole is drilled in the jawbone, in order to allow the titanian peg segment of the dental implant to be placed into the jaw. If the gum is closed over, the newly installed implant is either sutured or glued (depending on which is more appropriate in your case), this allows the implant to slowly become fixed into the jawbone without being disturbed as it is immobilised and protected by the gum tissue around it.

The second part of the procedure it’s very straightforward. This is mainly due to the connectors, which are a semi permanent locking mechanism that holds together the prosthetic crown part of the implant to its titanium artificial root. Once the gum is removed from above the implant the artificial crown is simply clicked into place and is immediately ready for use.

The long-term care and maintenance required for dental implants is extremely minimal and is identical to that of your regular natural teeth. This is one of the reasons why our patients are eager to see our dental implants in Essex as it’s the closest possible restorative to your natural teeth.

The advantages of dental implants in Essex

Have you considered dental implants Essex as a long-lasting solution to your missing teeth? If you haven’t perhaps it is time to understand some of the advantages you will benefit from should you wish to embark on this rewarding journey with us.

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Some 98% of implant treatments are deemed successful and because they last so long, several decades in fact, chances are you will not need to worry yourself again about the condition of the  tooth replacement. You can carry on with life knowing that your implanted tooth will remain intact, strong and support your surrounding teeth; or if you have dentures, will help them stay in place when you want them to.

Who is this treatment for?

Dental implants Essex provides a wonderful solution for many, because the ways in which we can utilise the procedure to benefit a wide range of different patients is vast. Younger patients, as long as they have all of their adult teeth and their jawbone has ceased growing and moving, can benefit from the long-term gains of replacing a missing tooth that they might have lost during an accident or fall.

This can be devastating, especially if the tooth is visible, with the patient generally facing many different procedures over the course of their lives to restore that tooth to full functionality again. But with dental implants Essex, a single implant procedure is all it takes and they can confidently know that that tooth will remain in place for many years.

Older individuals are also warmly invited to discuss their options regarding this style of treatment, either for those with several missing teeth or even those looking to stabilise their dentures.

Single implants and bridges can be secured with a single implant and with four strategically placed rods, two on the upper arch and two on the lower arch, a complete set of teeth can be held in place, with this all being done in a single day!

What is denture stabilisation?

This is a term used for holding dentures in place that are otherwise rubbing, slipping and even falling out unexpectedly; a great cause of distress and embarrassment for the individual.

Dentures begin to shift after extended periods when the jawbone begins to lose its density over time. This is a natural occurrence, but is an unfortunate side effect of teeth replacement systems that are positioned only on the gums and not deeper into the jaw. The jawbone is simply not stimulated as it normally is with natural teeth and as a result, begins to deteriorate and recede.

When this happens, an individual’s dentures no longer fit as they once did. With denture stabilisation, we can offer you a chance to feel confident and comfortable again, even eating foods that you haven’t been able to eat for many years.

We would be more than happy to discuss the personal advantages that you will benefit from having used this treatment for yourself. It is important to gain a complete understanding, so an in-depth and bespoke treatment plan will be discussed giving you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

What you need to know about dental implants in Essex

The main thing you need to know about dental implants Essex is that they can do more than just replace a single missing tooth or indeed multiple missing teeth. With dental implants, we are able to save the bone of the jaw from a lifetime of degradation at Crofts Dental Practice and give you a restored sense of self-worth, by ensuring that dentures are fixed to the jaw and that your face shape doesn’t become sunken due to bone loss. This may sound like a lot of too many good things for a small piece of metal to achieve all on its own, but the science behind it is incontrovertible and the benefits have proven to be well worth the surgery.dental-implants-in-essex

What is an implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is inserted into the bone of the jaw in order to fix a false tooth or set of false teeth into place. The reason we use titanium is that it does not tarnish and it is very compatible with human bone matter. Bone tissue loves to fuse with, and grow on to, titanium – making it the premium choice for setting broken bones as well as false teeth.

Common uses

Dental implants Essex can be used for various reasons; a single missing tooth can be replaced with a single implant, indeed even 2 or 3 missing teeth next to one another can be secured to one implant as well. So if you have had serious facial trauma or the rot of one tooth has spread to the ones alongside it, you may only need one implant to support a bridge of 2 or 3 false teeth. Larger bridges can be supported on just two implants; if all the teeth in one quadrant of the mouth are missing, two implants can be used on each side of the gap in order to support a large bridge of false teeth. In the case where the entire top or bottom row of teeth are missing there are different systems used for dentures.

A set of dentures can be secured with only 4 implants which means you don’t need an implant for every tooth in your mouth should you need dentures.

The procedure

Setting dental implants Essex into the bone of the jaw requires surgery, but for nervous and even phobic patients there is always the option to have it done under sedation in order to keep stress levels low. First, your dentist will numb the area that is going to be operated on then they will cut open the gum in order to expose the bone, once this is done we will use a special drill to open a hole in the bone in which we will screw a small titanium implant. The area is then cleaned and you are stitched up and sent home with a temporary crown, bridge or denture in order to await the healing process in which your bone fuses with the titanium, thus securing it in place.

This healing usually takes 6 months and once it is complete you will come in for a second appointment where we will fit an abutment to the implant and clip the false tooth or denture to this newly formed and strong base set within the jaw.

Dental implants: a fixed solution for missing teeth

Nobody likes losing one of their valued possessions. Even in the most minor of cases, losing something important is at the very least a big inconvenience. Sometimes, when we lose something, we are able to find it again quickly, which means that there is no reason to worry as the problem is quickly solved. On other occasions, we may not be able to find the thing that we are missing, and so we have to find and/or buy a new version of it. But what if we lose something that can’t be bought? What if the thing that we lose isn’t really a ‘possession’ so to speak at all? This might seem like an odd concept but it does happen to people frequently, for example when losing a body part. One of the most common body parts to lose is a tooth. Whilst it’s fine and indeed necessary for a child to lose their milk teeth, it can be quite nerve-racking when an adult loses one (or many!) of their teeth. This can happen for a number of reasons, including suffering an accident which damages teeth, or tooth decay. So what should we do if we lose any of our teeth? While there are a lot of things we can do, one of the best things we can do is get dental implants in Essex. Dental implants in Essex are a treatment that act as a permanent solution to broken or missing teeth. Exactly how this treatment works, and how it can help to restore broken or missing teeth will be the subject of this article today. In addition, we will also take a look at our options for dental clinics that can reliably provide us with dental implants in Essex.dental-implants-in-essex

If you are looking for a professional and friendly dental practice to receive your dental implants in Essex from, then we have a great recommendation for you. Crofts Dental Practice is a dental practice which employs only highly trained and experienced staff, and we are fully equipped to offer you high quality and bespoke dental services that are designed to put you and your needs first. We care deeply about all of our patients, and so we offer all of our treatments in a relaxed and comfortable environment and we even have a special clinic designed for those who are particularly worried or nervous about getting dental treatment, so that we can do our utmost to put everyone at ease.

The reasons for this treatment

There are a lot of negative impacts of losing teeth. Many of these effects are cosmetic in nature. For example, the loss of teeth is often the main reason for people feeling insecure about smiling. Furthermore, the jawbone beneath missing teeth will slowly degenerate and resorb, which gives the face a very ‘sunken in’ appearance. This is why dental implants in Essex can be a very important treatment.

The implants themselves are actually small metallic screws that are fixed in place in gaps between teeth where old teeth have fallen out. These screws allow things such as bridges and crowns to be fixed on top of them as they are affixed to the jawbone and thus provide a stable basis for natural looking and feeling artificial teeth to replace broken and missing ones.

What are dental implants in Essex?

Dental implants in Essex could easily be argued as the best possible form of tooth replacement within the modern field of restorative dental care, they are not only used for the replacement of singular teeth, but also multiple missing teeth, and whole rows of absent teeth within the mouth (in the form of denture stabilisation)! Dental implants in Essex essentially consist of three key aspects, arguably the most vital is the dental implant itself, a small titanium screw (typically less than one centimetre in length) which works to accurately replicate the root of the missing tooth. In addition to acting as a stabilising base for both the abutment (also commonly referred to as a ‘connector’) and the porcelain crown.dental-implants-in-essex

A tailor-made dental plan, to ensure our patients’ achieve the best possible dental results

At our clinic within Essex we choose to embrace not only variety in regards to the treatments on offer to our patients’, however, we also encourage the use of the latest advancements available within dental technology, our porcelain crowns are therefore no expectation to this rule! Our porcelain crowns are not only matched to the shade of our patients’ surrounding teeth, however, they also match the shape too, therefore achieving a natural-looking appearance.

Are dental implants right for you?

If you are an individual who is suffering from the loss of one, multiple, or possibly even a whole row of teeth within the mouth, then dental implants at our Crofts dental practice could be the perfect restorative solution for your smile.

What causes missing teeth?

Missing teeth can occur for a multitude of reasons, for example, a bicycle accident, a car crash, or possibly even due to oral diseases and infections (such as gum disease, to name just one common example). Whatever the cause, however, missing teeth can cause a multitude of concerns within the mouth, which is why it is so vital you receive dental treatment.

What are the benefits of receiving dental implants?

Missing teeth cannot only make it extremely uncomfortable (or possibly even painful) for patients to eat, drink or even brush normally, however it can also massively affect their self-esteem, and possibly even trigger the development of a speech disfigurement (commonly referred to within the field of dental care as a lisp). In addition to these functional concerns, the exposed gum can also, unfortunately, act as a breeding ground for oral bacteria within the mouth, therefore triggering the onset of possible oral diseases and infections (such as gum disease, to name just one common example).

So… What’s the solution?

With all of these concerns in mind, therefore, receiving dental implants can massively improve not only the function of a patients’ smile, however, they can also help to maintain a high standard of oral hygiene, whilst eliminating the risk of erasing years worth of orthodontic work (missing teeth can encourage the surrounding teeth to move into the exposed space, this can therefore erase orthodontic results from previous years).