From HQ Dental
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Dental implants provide a safe and healthy way of replacing missing or failing teeth and they can also be used to hold loose dentures firmly in place.
Having dental implants is officially a pain free procedure.
Dental implants are usually made out of titanium-they have a thread and are initially screwed into the jawbone which then grows into the pitted metal surface and around the implant providing an incredibly strong biological connection.
At HQ dental we provide a full range of implant solutions ranging from single tooth replacement to very advanced treatments that cannot be performed without an onsite laboratory like ‘all on 4‘ (which is a procedure to replace a full arch of missing or failing teeth) and zygomatic implants which are extra long implants which connect with the cheek bones.
At HQ Dental we provide industry leading Single Tooth Implants. We typically adopt a 5 step process which takes around 12 weeks to complete. At the end of this you will have a titanium implant which is fused to your jaw bone, making it incredibly strong. Read more about Single Tooth Implants here.
Now recognised as one of the greatest advances in dental medicine, All on 4 offers patients a safe and immediate way of replacing all their failing or missing teeth with a complete set of natural looking fixed permanent teeth. At roughly half the price of conventional treatment, All on 4 is also highly cost effective. Find out more about All on 4 here.
Zygomatic Implants are very advanced implants that can be placed in the upper jaw when there is simply not enough bone for conventional implants. This often happens as the bone in both your upper and lower jaw will start to shrink (or resorb) as soon as teeth are lost.
Zygomatic implants are extra long implants which connect with the cheek bone or underneath the eye socket allowing patients even with severe bone loss to benefit from fixed new teeth. You can find out more about them here.
Implants for denture wearers can be truly life changing. Denture wearers usually find that their dentures (especially lower dentures) can be loose and unstable, making biting and chewing and sometimes even speaking a real problem. This can lead on to affecting their diet which can have serious health implications.
Dental implants can be used to very successfully connect with, and hold, dentures firmly in place completely restoring function and allowing the denture wearer to eat normally again. The dentures can still be removed for cleaning but then can be firmly ‘clipped’ back onto the implants.
Lower dentures usually require only two implants but the bone in the upper jaw isn’t as strong which means that upper dentures usually require at least four implants. Read more about implants for denture wearers here.
In complex cases we use CAD/CAM technology to 3D print our own implant guides. Guided implant placement is a more accurate and quicker way of putting the implants into the bone. This makes healing time quicker and a much better patient experience. Read more about guided implants here.
We are friendly, caring and understanding and most patients feel at ease as soon as they arrive. Many comment that coming to HQ isn’t like coming to a ‘normal’ dentist.
We understand that some patients can be especially nervous, often because of a bad experience in the past, and we always do whatever we can to put you at ease. We want your experience with us to be as pleasant as possible. Intravenous sedation is available if required.
Our state of the art cone beam CAT scanner is an amazing piece of equipment which provides a three dimensional scan and clearly shows us the position and density of your bone. This allows us to ‘virtually’ plan your treatment. The software also allows us to produce implant guides which means that we can provide guided implant placement which is more accurate and much quicker and makes for less time in the chair and a more pleasant experience.
Our PRF (platelet, rich, fibrin) machine separates blood platelets from plasma which can then be used to ‘plug’ wounds. We sometimes use this machine for large or complex cases and it helps to prevent blood loss and speeds up the healing process.
PRF can also make treatment possible for some patients with rare or detrimental blood disorders.