Dental Implants

How Can Dental Treatments Make Me Look Younger?

ModelWhen it comes to rejuvenating one’s facial appearance, most people don’t think of going to their dentist. However, with the right dental treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, you can address common signs of aging and turn back the clock. At The Paddington Dental Surgery, our dental team offers a variety of solutions that can enhance the look of your smile. For patients wanting to achieve a younger-looking facial appearance, a dental facelift can reverse unwanted changes caused by aging. Using porcelain veneers, the dental facelift process can address concerns such as the following:

  • Thinning lips
  • Stained, chipped, or cracked teeth
  • Overbite or underbite
  • Hollow-looking cheeks
  • Wrinkles

By enhancing tooth size and shape, veneers can help restore youthful facial contours that have been affected by lax facial muscles and worn-down teeth. To learn more about the dental facelift and how it can help you reverse the effects of aging with incredibly natural-looking results, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

How Do I Choose the Right Dentist for My Dental Implants?

A highly recommended solution for missing teeth, dental implants can provide a natural-looking result that’s both strong and long-lasting. To ensure the outcome is all of those things, it’s important for patients to choose an experienced and qualified dentist who is dedicated to safety, results, and patient care. To help you identify the right dental professional for you, we have provided some ways to identify a potential oral surgeon:

  • Review their educational background
  • Ask if they have completed additional training in dental implantology
  • Ask if they have dental implant before-and-after photos you can look over, or if they have patients who have had the procedure you can speak with
  • Ask how often they perform this procedure
  • Discuss your goals—do they make you feel comfortable about their recommended treatment? Are there alternatives, like All-on-4™ or implant dentures, that you can consider?

The dentist you choose should put you at ease and make you feel confident in their approach. It’s normal to be a little nervous before a procedure, but you should be reassured by the dentist’s demeanor and “bedside” manner.

The team at Paddington Dental Surgery is extensively trained in placing dental implants, and he will make every effort to help you find a solution to your concerns that is comfortable, beautiful, and functional. Talk to us today to learn more and to schedule a consultation.

What Is All-on-4™?

Having a smile that is uncomfortable, physically or psychologically, is a major concern for many people. If you’re using a traditional removable denture to replace missing teeth, you may experience difficulty eating what you like and having the confidence to smile whenever you feel like it. Fortunately, a solution that bridges the gap between a full set of dental implants and traditional removable dentures is available, and it’s called All-on-4.

All-on-4, as the name suggests, uses four dental implants to secure a denture appliance to either the upper arch, lower arch, or both. In some instances, six dental implants are used, in which case this procedure is known as All-on-6. The location of the dental implants is carefully selected to provide a strong, secure, and comfortable fit that shouldn’t wiggle or chafe. Additionally, the denture is designed to look like a natural set of teeth. All-on-4 implant-anchored dentures offer lower maintenance than traditional dentures, a lower cost than a full set of dental implants, and the fantastic outcome you have come to expect from our practice.

Ready to trade in traditional dentures for something a bit more modern? Talk to us today to see if All-on-4 is right for you.

Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentures?

Considered to be the gold standard replacement for missing teeth, dental implants are a popular choice for many people who want to restore their smiles after tooth loss. Even better, there are a multitude of implant options for patients to best suit their individual needs and goals. Implant-supported dentures can help individuals who want to move away from traditional removable dentures but may not want or may not be candidates for a full set of dental implants. We can determine if implant dentures are right for you during a thorough evaluation at your initial consultation. Some of the factors that we will look for during this examination are:

  • Sufficient jawbone density
  • Good overall health
  • No disqualifying medical conditions

Patients who are not candidates for a full set of dental implants may still be qualified for this procedure, as fewer implants are needed to achieve the desired outcome. If your implant dentures aren’t quite right, we can recommend an alternative approach that still offers an excellent result. Your care and comfort are our top priorities, and we will work with you to find a solution to your concerns.

Ready to learn more about implant dentures? Talk to us today to see if this treatment is right for you.

What Is a Smile Facelift?

We use a number of different terms to refer to our customised procedures, including Smile Makeover, full mouth reconstruction, and Smile Facelift. Each treatment is designed to achieve a specific set of goals, and the right one for you will vary based on your unique characteristics and desired outcome. During your initial consultation, our team can help you determine if one of these procedures is right for you.

A Smile Facelift is a treatment that can rejuvenate a patient’s appearance without the need for cosmetic injectables. In addition to enhancing the look of the smile, a Smile Facelift can also revitalize the face by addressing underlying issues within the oral structures. The primary technique used in a Smile Facelift is the placement of porcelain dental veneers. This method can improve a wide range of dental concerns, including staining, gaps, chips, discolouration, asymmetry, and more. Veneers can also be used to add length and fullness to the teeth, helping to compensate for changes in facial volume that occur with the natural process of aging.

If this procedure sounds like something that could help you obtain your goals, talk to us today to schedule a consultation.

Do I Need a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

It can be hard to tell which dental treatment is right for you—not every concern is easily diagnosable by the average person (in fact, most are not). And sometimes you arrive at the dentist to discover one treatment is not enough to achieve your desired outcome. If you have two or more conditions you would like to address, full mouth reconstruction may be right for you. While the name can make the procedure sound like a major overhaul, in many cases it simply means combining two or more techniques to optimize the health, function, and beauty of an individual’s oral structures.

Full mouth reconstruction can be as uncomplicated as repairing cavities and treating minor gum disease. The treatment plan can also be more complex, involving dental implants, oral surgery, and orthodontics. Each procedure is customised to suit the needs and goals of the patient, and we will walk you through every stage of the plan so you can feel as comfortable and confident about the process as possible. Our extensively trained dentists are experienced in a wide array of advanced techniques, and we will never push you to accept a treatment you do not need. What we can do is help you identify which approaches will restore your smile and offer improved oral health.

Our team is friendly, knowledgeable, and happy to offer pressure-free advice about your smile. Let’s talk.

What to Expect During Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you have more than one dental concern you would like to address, full mouth reconstruction can be an excellent way to restore your smile to full health and beauty. At The Paddington Dental Surgery, we make every effort to ensure the restoration process is as comfortable as possible while providing exceptional results. To help you prepare for your treatment plan, our dentists would like you to know what to expect.

The first step of any procedure, especially a full mouth reconstruction, is the consultation. During this meeting, we will discuss your concerns, evaluate your oral structures, and assist you in deciding which treatments can optimise your results. In most cases, your program will require multiple visits, and we may be able to begin the same day as your consultation. At this initial meeting, we will go over how many visits you can expect as well as a general timeframe for completing treatment. If you have any questions at that time or between visits, we encourage you to voice them so we can help.

If you are nervous about dental treatment, we offer sedation dentistry techniques. We understand anxiety is very common, and we will work with you to put you at ease and complete the procedure as quickly and as safely as possible.

For more information, talk to our team. We are here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted in a welcoming and compassionate environment.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

We often talk about how dental implants are considered the “gold standard” for missing teeth replacement, but what does that mean? Dental implants are designed to mimic the look and function of natural teeth, which means they can provide many of the same benefits as your natural teeth. Our extensively trained dentists can determine if this approach is right for your needs during an initial consultation, but if the following advantages sound like they might help your smile, talk to us today:

Dental Implants offer:

  • Permanent replacement of missing or seriously damaged teeth
  • Easy maintenance—same care as your natural teeth
  • Slip-free placement – no sliding or movement in the mouth
  • Treatment that will not affect surrounding healthy teeth
  • Preservation of gum and bone against decay and depletion
  • A natural look and feel

Bothered by missing teeth? We can evaluate your needs, discuss your goals, and review your options. Dental implants can be an excellent method of treatment, and we also offer a range of advanced alternative procedures. Call us today to find out more.

Dental Implants Vs. Fixed Dental Bridges

Teeth can be lost for a number of reasons. But regardless of the cause, it’s important for your dental and oral health to address this concern. It’s also nice to restore your full, beautiful smile. At our practice, we offer a variety of innovative solutions for missing teeth, and two of the most popular are dental implants and fixed dental bridges.

Dental implants are considered the “gold standard” replacement for missing teeth. They can be an excellent option whether you’re missing one, a few, or all your teeth. They give you the freedom to eat the foods you love and smile with confidence. Implants are also natural-looking and durable. Plus, they help your jaw maintain bone density the same way as your natural teeth do.

If you’re missing one or more teeth in a row, a fixed dental bridge is another option to consider. A slightly more affordable solution in the short term, bridges use porcelain dental crowns to disguise the missing tooth or teeth. The teeth on either side of the treated area are used as “supports” for the dental crown, creating a bridge effect. Bridges may need to be replaced occasionally, so the cost could ultimately be the same or more than dental implants in the long-term. Another consideration to keep in mind is that a bridge requires our skilled dentists to modify the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth—a dental implant does not.

Still have questions? We can help. Talk to us today about your options and we will find a solution that works best for your needs, goals, lifestyle, and budget.

Dental Implants Vs. Fixed Dental Bridges or Traditional Dentures

Dental Implant InformationNo two smiles are the same, which is why our state-of-the-art practice offers a comprehensive selection of restorative treatment options. In the event one or more teeth are missing, you can choose to replace them using dental implants, fixed dental bridges, or traditional dentures. So, what makes one method preferable over another? The right option for you will hinge on several factors. Our experienced dental team customises every treatment plan to suit your unique needs and goals.

If one or more teeth are missing in a row, dental implants or a fixed (cemented) dental bridge can provide an effective replacement option. Dental implants are the more popular option, in general, due in part to their durability. Additionally, bridges could present a higher cost over time, as they may need to be replaced more often. Another benefit is that dental implants preserve the surrounding natural teeth. With a bridge, the teeth located on either side of the missing teeth will have to be modified to support the bridge.

Dental implants may be a superior restorative option compared with traditional dentures for many patients. If most or all teeth are missing, both dentures and dental implants can provide a functional replacement. However, dental implants help to preserve bone strength and mass, while dentures typically cannot. Dentures may also be uncomfortable to wear due to slipping or an imprecise fit. Additionally, dentures may not be able to achieve the same natural-looking quality for which dental implants are known.

Restoring your smile is a personal decision, and we can help guide you to the option that offers you an optimal result.

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