Overdentures is the name given to the restoration dentures that are used to be secured on top of the dental implants you would of previously had placed. They are a secure way to replace full sets of missing teeth.
The key difference is that dentures will be a removable option that is held in by the suction created between your bone ridges and the denture itself. The overdentures are a secure and stabile way at replacing teeth as they are fitted on top of dental implants. The implants will act like the roots of your new teeth and will help stabilise the region of your mouth.
When you have lost your teeth or are in the process of losing your teeth, not only will the aesthetics of your smile be affected but it will also have an impact on the functionality of your teeth. Eating with missing teeth can cause problems and place further strain on your remaining teeth. There are a number of options that can be chosen to replace missing teeth. The gold standard is to have an implant retained option as this offers the most stability, ensuring you won’t have to worry about your teeth falling out when you are enjoying your favourite foods.
Unfortunately not everyone will be suitable to have implants as there has to be sufficient bone in the jaw for them to be placed. We offer free consultations so we can assess your situation and suitability of treatments we offer.
To find out more information and start your journey on tooth replacement, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.
When it comes to dentistry this is a very controversial topic that has drawn a lot of attention from the media in the past. The reason why this is controversial is because of what is contained in the old amalgam fillings that have been commonly placed in the past. They are not very commonly used any more, as the preferred option tends to be white fillings.
The amalgam fillings contains a substance known as mercury, which can be harmful to humans (mercury poisoning). There hasn’t been any definitive research to say that amalgam fillings can lead to mercury poisoning, but there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the subject.
At our practice we are very proud to be a mercury free clinic and do not advocate the use of the old silver amalgam fillings. We opt for the more natural and friendlier composite white fillings material.
The danger associated with having the amalgam fillings is not the filling being in the tooth but the possibility that the filling may crack and therefore leak mercury into your mouth. As it stands, a silver filling in your mouth will not have a cause for concern as the mercury will be sealed inside.
It is becoming more and more common for people to have their old fillings removed and replaced with the friendlier composite fillings. When this procedure is carried out it needs to be carefully done to ensure that all the remnants of the old fillings is carefully removed and there is no leakage. This is done by using a rubber dam protective barrier and high pressure suction to suck all the debris away. We always ensure all safety protocols are followed strictly.
To find out more information please do not hesitate to book your free consultation.
A popular and exciting way to straighten your front teeth is through the use of a removable orthodontic appliance known as the Inman Aligner. This system has been designed to focus on just straightening the front teeth and won’t treat the whole mouth. This is aimed at patients who requires minor straightening and doesn’t need complex treatments.
Typically treatments can be completed in 6-16 weeks (case dependant).
The Inman system will gently apply pressure to the front teeth which will gradually push and pull your teeth into the correct positions during the treatment time. It is a removable system so can be taken out for eating and drinking but we always advise for best practice that it is worn for the majority of the day as the longer the aligner is out of the mouth, the longer it will take to treat you.
Our practice is based in the Birmingham area, in Dorridge which is next to Solihull. We offer free consultations so we can asses your teeth and identify what type of braces will best meet your needs and how long they will take to treat.
As well as offering an extensive and vast range of different orthodontic appliances, we also have available different flexible payment plans to suit you. Once we have seen you for a free consultation we will send a treatment plan outlining the suitable options to meet your needs. We will then be able to discuss what payment plans will be available and how much it will cost each month and what option will suit you best.
Going ahead with a treatment is a very interactive and tailored experience where we will always ensure you are given all the information to make an educated decision. To find out more information, please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.
When you decide to get braces it is because you are not happy with the straightness of your teeth. Braces will move your teeth over a period of time into their newly correct position. After the braces have been removed, you will have fixed retainers fitted to the backs of your teeth, and impressions of your teeth will be taken, which will then be sent to the lab to make your removable retainers. This is an integral part of the treatment as your teeth will naturally want to shift back into a crowded or crooked state as they were before.
With teeth each patient will be different and will have different needs. At the free consultation we will asses your teeth and identify what type of brace will best suit your needs and how long it will roughly take to treat you. Certain scenarios with your teeth may mean that a particular type of brace may be more ideal than others. If its more of a cosmetic issues rather than having bite problems, the 6 month smiles system may be recommended. This is a short term orthodontic solution that only corrects the visible parts of the teeth and not the actual roots (so won’t tackle bite issues).
Regardless of what option you decide to go for and how your teeth were at the start of the treatment, the end result will always be to have your teeth straightened. As part of the braces package we also include free home teeth whitening and tooth recontouring to truly complete your smile. We take great pride when treating our patients and will ensure the end result you want is achieved.
To find out more information please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.
At our practice we are proud to offer an extensive range of modern ways to straighten your teeth, through a variety of fixed and removable braces. Braces are the preferred way to correct and straighten teeth over a period of time.
Teeth can grow crooked due to a number of reasons. It most often occurs during the young development stages in children, often leading to having braces during the teenage years. Even though it is very common to see teenagers with braces, it is becoming even more common and popular for adults to straighten their teeth as well. There is no age limit when it comes to straightening teeth. We have had patients in their 60’s who have had braces. There is still a slight stigma associated with adults having braces but is becoming more widely acceptable.
With modern advances in the dentistry field and in particular the orthodontic field, there are many different types of discrete braces that are available. These range from braces that are fixed to the backs of your teeth (lingual), to clear removable braces such as Invisalign and even clear ceramic fixed braces.
Each system has been designed for particular cases in mind. At the free consultation we will asses your teeth and identify which option will best meet your needs. We will send a treatment plan to you with the options outlined and the associated costs with each option. As part of the braces package, we include free teeth whitening and recontouring, as well as the retainers to ensure the teeth are retainer afterwards.
To start your journey to straight teeth, please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.