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Book your FREE consultation today and if you agree to start treatment, you’ll receive a FREE Xray package (worth £150) meaning you won’t have to pay for ANY X-rays throughout your treatment. Your treatment can start in the New Year so your festive period is not affected at all!

Simply agree to treatment after your consultation and pay your deposit to secure your place on this offer.  This is limited to the first 100 applicants only so we look forward to hearing from you soon!

If you have any questions or to book in for your FREE consultation, please call us today on 01582 518 100 and quote Black Friday to secure your spot!

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Offer Terms & Conditions

You must have a consultation in November or December 2019 and must agree to proceed with treatment before the end of December (last working day Friday 20th December), even if the treatment won’t take place until January/February.  Treatment Plan must have a minimum value of £750 (before discount) and the offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Dentists must prescribe any scans or X-rays as appropriate and a package may not always be needed. No alternative offer will be made in this event.

Are dental implants worth the price?

Dental implants are a great solution to missing teeth and have become increasingly popular in the UK. Unfortunately, they are not generally covered by the NHS. This means that they usually have to be funded from your own pocket. If you have been considering dental implants then you have likely approached a few different dentists to find out about the costs involved. You might even have found yourself wondering if they are really worth the price. To help you make an informed decision, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of dental implants and what you really get for your money.

An investment in your confidence

A significant proportion of UK adults suffer from one or more missing teeth. Whilst the dental implications are obvious, there is another aspect of missing teeth that is easy to overlook – the impact on your confidence and overall wellbeing.

Research indicates that people with missing teeth commonly experience low self-esteem, a loss of confidence and a lower sense of wellbeing. The result can be a significant impact on people’s personal, social and professional lives. 

Professionals who suffer from missing teeth are often reluctant to give presentations, take the lead in meetings and pitches and will often avoid interviewing for new jobs or promotions. As a result, they are at risk of missing out on opportunities they deserve – and consequently not earning to their full potential. With this in mind, dental implants may prove to be well worth the investment.

Many people with missing teeth will become increasingly reluctant to appear in selfies and family photographs. Others may withdraw entirely from social occasions – leaving them isolated and at a higher risk of other health problems such as depression. Social isolation can be particularly undesirable for older patients who may already find that their opportunity to interact with others is limited. 

If you have lost an entire arch and wear dentures, implants can be used to support a fixed replacement. As well as significantly improving comfort, this will also eliminate the need for a plastic plate on the upper teeth. As a result, you could also experience an improved sense of taste and rediscover the pleasure of eating.

As a result, many older patients discover a new lease of life after dental implant surgery.

An investment in your future oral health

There are several reasons why your dentist will likely recommend that you replace missing teeth. Firstly, your oral hygiene is an important consideration. Gaps in your teeth can be sensitive and hard to reach, meaning that you either avoid brushing them because of the discomfort, or simply can’t reach some areas effectively. This puts your remaining teeth at a greater risk of decay and may eventually lead to further tooth loss.

Over a prolonged period of time, the jaw bone will slowly begin to weaken where teeth are missing. This is because when you chew, vibrations travel through the roots of your teeth and encourage healthy growth of the jaw bone. With a missing tooth, this stimulation no longer occurs and eventually the jaw can begin to weaken and recede. Not only does this increase the risk of losing more teeth in the future, it can also cause the appearance of early ageing as your jawline slowly changes shape.

How do dental implants actually work?

A dental implant actually consists of three key components – the implant, the abutment and the crown.

The implant is the most important part. This is a replacement for the root of the missing tooth and is made from biocompatible titanium. This is able to fuse with the existing bone in your jaw, restoring strength and providing a solid foundation for your new tooth or teeth that is as good as the original root. Alternatives such as traditional crowns and bridges do not offer this.

The abutment is mounted on the implant and allows the crown to be fitted. The crown is the visible part of the new tooth. This will be coloured and shaped to look and feel just like your natural teeth, so that once you have completed the treatment, you’ll forget you ever had missing teeth. Unlike traditional crowns, it will be supported by a root of its own and not rely on other teeth, meaning that the integrity of the surrounding teeth is not compromised.

Because dental implants do not rely on your remaining teeth, they are also a suitable option for almost every patient. Even if you have already begun to experience bone loss, this can usually be rectified during treatment. In some cases, a process known as bone grafting may be required. 

A lifelong investment

At Perfect Profiles, we are pioneers in high quality, low cost dental implant treatment here in the UK. When you choose us, you can be sure that your implants will fitted by an experienced implantologist. We use the highest quality materials from the best possible sources. 

We have clinics in Wolverhampton and Luton, where you’ll be supported by an expert team who’ll make sure that you are comfortable and reassured throughout the treatment, as well as providing all the aftercare you need. 

As a result of the exceptional care we take from the outset, our patients can enjoy the benefits of their dental implants for years to come. This can often be a lifetime with the correct approach to oral hygiene.

We support and encourage our patients to take a proactive approach to oral hygiene and attend regular checkups as advised by the team. This is to make sure that they get the best possible lifespan out of your implants.

Spread the cost with interest free finance

When you consider the many benefits, it is easy to see that dental implants are well worth the investment – and with our attractive finance options they could be even more affordable than you imagined. 

Get in touch today and discover how soon you could be able to benefit from a fully restored smile. Call now on Luton 01582 518100 or Wolverhampton 01902 500 823 to talk to a dental implant expert.

Should I floss my dental implants?

Flossing, in addition to brushing twice daily, is now known to significantly improve oral hygiene and reduce the risk of tooth decay. An encouraging number of people have added the habit their daily dental hygiene regime. However, not everybody is aware that flossing is just as important for looking after dental implants as it is natural teeth. Flossing helps them to stay strong and healthy for as long as possible. But which should you do first – brush or floss? In research recently published by the Oral Health Foundation, this long-standing question has finally been answered.

Why floss?

Using floss or interdental brushes plays a major role in improving oral hygiene. They decrease the amount of food debris that is stuck between the teeth. In particular, it allows you to tackle hard to reach areas that a standard toothbrush just isn’t able to clean effectively. An interdental brush or traditional floss can also help to remove bacteria build ups that aren’t even visible to the eye.

Flossing combined with good brushing is therefore highly effective in preventing plaque build-ups. These build-ups are the single biggest cause of tooth decay. This is as important for people who have dental implants as it is for anybody with a complete set of natural teeth –  and as part of a wider oral hygiene regime may help to ensure that your dental implants last an entire lifetime.

Which should I do first?

The Oral Health Foundation concluded that people who used interdental brushes to clean their teeth before brushing were left with a much cleaner mouth than those who did it afterwards. The use of interdental brushes helped to remove or loosen harder to access build-ups prior to brushing. This allowed them to be removed more effectively by the regular toothbrush, leaving the teeth as clean as possible.

One of the reasons flossing or using interdental brushes is so important is because normal brushing on its own only effectively cleans three of the five surfaces of our teeth. Performing an initial clean using an interdental brush leads to significantly improved brushing results.

How do I use an interdental brush properly?

The Oral Health Foundation recommends the following approach for best results:

Choose a size of brush (typically 0.4mm to 1.5mm) that fits between your teeth comfortably without using much force. You may find you need a couple of different sizes but the best way to find out is to ask your dentist or hygienist the next time you have an appointment.

  1. Hold the interdental brush between your thumb and forefinger.
  2. Gently place the brush through the gap between your teeth – don’t force the brush through the gap.
  3. Brush in and out of each space between your teeth.

Why use fluoride toothpaste?

Using a fluoride toothpaste from a reputable manufacturer is also recommended as part of a good oral hygiene regime. Over time, plaque on the surface of your teeth causes acids to seep into the pores of the enamel and break down the internal structure. This process is known as demineralization. It can create a weak spot in the tooth, which may develop into a cavity if left untreated. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral which can help to slow down this process by making it harder for acid to penetrate the enamel, giving your teeth an extra line of defence.

Do regular check ups matter?

Even if you maintain a good oral hygiene regime that includes daily brushing and flossing, you should still ensure you have a regular dental check up, whether or not you have dental implants.

A dentist is able to identify and treat problems with your teeth before they are able to develop into anything more serious, including signs of gum disease and other problems which are invisible to the untrained eye. Your dentist can also refer you to the hygienist who will be able to offer a range of prophylactic options as well as advise you on the best way to look after your teeth and gums so you can keep on smiling with confidence for years to come.

“At Perfect Profiles, we care as much about your smile as you do. That’s why we have a range of quality flossing/interdental brushes available to support your implant treatment, and offer all of our patients a session with our hygienist on how to care for their new implants from the very beginning.”

To book an appointment now with your nearest Perfect Profiles Dental Implant Centre, call today on Luton 01582 518 100 or Wolverhampton 01902 500 823. Alternatively, click here to book a free, no obligation consultation.


Source: https://www.dentalhealth.org/news/which-comes-first-brushing-or-flossing-new-study-shows-that-we-should-clean-between-our-teeth-before-brushing

 

 

 

Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

The fact that you are reading this article means you have probably been thinking about dental implants and whether or not they are a good choice for you. Although many adverts market them as the perfect, permanent solution to missing teeth, it is completely natural that you should have questions and concerns. Here at Perfect Profiles Dental Implants Clinics, we completely understand that you would want to make a fully informed decision before undergoing any dental treatment. We believe in providing the best possible information along with excellent dental care, so that our patients always leave with a happy smile.

Why are dental implants recommended?

Your dentist will usually recommend that you opt to have missing teeth replaced. One of the main reasons for this is that if gaps are allowed to remain for a prolonged period of time then you can begin to experience significant problems with your remaining teeth. Weakening of both the jaw and other teeth around the gap can cause failure and loss of other teeth, as well as making it hard for you to maintain your oral hygiene. This, in turn, can also put your remaining teeth at greater risk of damage and decay.

From an aesthetic perspective, few people are happy with having missing teeth, which can seriously undermine our confidence and self-esteem. For some people, this can have very real effects on our personal and professional lives.

One particular reason dental implants are often recommended over bridges and crowns is that they do not have a negative impact on the integrity of the surrounding teeth. They also don’t rely on the remaining teeth being strong enough. They offer a permanent solution that is suitable for almost every patient and leaves them with a smile that looks and feels completely natural.

Why replace my missing teeth?

As we’ve already mentioned, for many patients the primary reason for choosing to replace missing teeth is aesthetic. Although missing teeth affect everybody differently, a range of studies have shown that gaps tend to have a very negative effect on most people’s confidence, sense of self-esteem and even their lifestyles. In some cases, this may cause people to avoid smiling and laughing, while some may find themselves covering their mouth when speaking which can have an impact on communication. In the most extreme cases, the lack of confidence can even make people reluctant to socialise or apply for new positions. This can have a negative impact on friendships, relationships and career satisfaction. All of these are perfectly good reasons to consider replacing your missing teeth.

Of course, there are also dental considerations. There are some very important longer term consequences to your teeth and gums when you suffer from missing teeth. The chewing action when we use our teeth to eat stimulates the bone in our jaw and helps to keep it strong and healthy. When a tooth is missing, this sensation is lost, causing the bone to weaken and recede over time. This weakness can spread across a wider area, increasing the risk of other teeth becoming unstable or even failing completely. Receding bone also affects your bite which may result in excessive wear and discomfort. It can also cause the appearance of early aging as your jaw begins to change shape over time.

What exactly is a dental implant?

A dental implant comprises of three components. Firstly, there is the implant itself. This is essentially a replacement root. Made from biocompatible titanium, it is able to bond with the natural bone to form an incredibly strong, permanent root for your replacement tooth and help to strengthen the jaw against further weakness.

The visible part of the replacement tooth is called a crown. The crown looks and feels just like your natural teeth, so that nobody will ever know the difference.

Connecting these two parts is a component called the abutment. When you first have implants fitted, a temporary abutment will often be used to protect the implant until it is ready for the crown to be mounted.

Does dental implant treatment hurt?

For many patients, this is the most important question, particularly for those who may have experienced discomfort and pain with their teeth in the past. The dental implant procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and performed by highly experienced implantologists. They will take great care to ensure that you feel nothing at all during the treatment.

Dental implant surgery is a minor surgical procedure, however, therefore light discomfort may be experienced by some patients. Your dentist will advise you on the best way to manage any discomfort before you leave the clinic and of course we’ll always be here to help should you have any questions or concerns at any time following your treatment.

Are dental implants safe?

Here at Perfect Profiles, we pioneered quality, low cost dental implants in the UK nearly two decades ago and over the years have given thousands of patients a smile that they are proud of. Our implantologists are experts in their fields and always use the very latest techniques and equipment for the best possible results. We only use the highest quality implants and combined with excellent dentistry, this allows us to ensure patients that both the surgery and the implants themselves are completely safe.

How long do dental implants last?

When you have top quality implants fitted by expert dentists such as those available here at Perfect Profiles, you can expect your implants to last a lifetime.

A lot depends, however, on how well you look after your teeth. For the best long term results, you should treat your implants just as you would your normal teeth, adopting a good oral hygiene regime and following any advice given by your dentist or hygienist. We also encourage you to visit your dentist at the recommended intervals so that we can give your teeth and gums a thorough examination.

To book a free consultation with the experts at Perfect Profiles Dental Implant Centres, call us today on Wolverhampton 01902 500 823 or Luton 01582 518 100. Alternatively, fill in the online form on our dedicated implants page.

 

How Long do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are now one of the most popular and effective ways to replace anything from a single missing tooth to an entire set of teeth. They are suitable for almost everybody and are often marketed as a permanent solution. One common question from patients is whether or not such claims are true. In this article, we take a closer look to help answer the question of how long dental implants last for.

Why have dental implant treatment?

When it comes to missing teeth, for many people the main concern is the visual effect. People tend to lose their confidence and become very self-conscious when they have visible gaps, and this can have an impact on many different areas of life – from not wishing to participate in family photos to avoiding social occasions with friends and colleagues. It can also put people off applying for promotions and new jobs.

In addition, there are very good dental reasons to replace missing teeth. If a gap is left for a long time, there is no natural stimulation of the jaw and gradually the bone in the jaw around the gap begins to sink away – something known as bone loss. This can weaken the jaw and put other teeth at risk of moving or failing. It can also cause the appearance of early aging.

How does a dental implant work?

Although a dental implant itself is technically only a replacement root, the term ‘dental implant treatment’ is generally used to describe the entire process of replacing a missing tooth or teeth.

The dental implant is a substitute for the missing root and forms the foundation upon which a new tooth can be mounted. It is essentially a small screw which is made from titanium. Titanium is used because it is biocompatible, which means it is able to bond with the bone. Once fully fused, this makes it as strong as an original root, which gives maximum stability to the replacement tooth and also helps to restore strength in the jaw.

A crown is used to replace the visible part of the tooth. This is an artificial tooth that is specially made to be the same shape and colour as your existing teeth, allowing it to blend in perfectly with your other teeth.

Finally, there is a component known as an abutment, which is used to connect the crown and the implant together.

How long do dental implants last?

As we’ve seen in the previous section, a dental implant replaces the actual root and not just the visible part of the tooth. Because of this, the treatment is much different to normal crowns and bridges and can be expected to last much longer.

Every patient, however is unique and it is important to be aware that there are many factors that affect how long dental implants last. Firstly, the quality of the components and the standard of dentistry is of the utmost importance. Here at Perfect Profiles, we have over 18 years’ experience in affordable, high-quality dental implant treatment and have thousands of satisfied patients.

Another important factor which will determine how long your dental implants last is the bone they are fitted to. This is why it is so important that a comprehensive examination by an experienced implantologist is conducted prior to treatment, who can arrange for additional dental work to be done beforehand if needed.

Finally, the lifespan of your dental implants depends on how well you look after them. You should look after your new replacement teeth just like would your natural teeth. The better you care for them, the longer they will last. With a good oral hygiene regime and regular dental check ups, you can expect your dental implants to last for as long as your other teeth, and often a lifetime.

Here at Perfect Profiles Dental Implant Centres in Wolverhampton and Luton, we offer the very highest standards in dental implant treatment at some of the best prices available in the UK. To find out more and book a consultation call today on Wolverhampton 01902 500823, Luton 01582 518100 or click here to view more options online.

 

Does Dental Implant Treatment Hurt?

The chances are that like most people, if you hear the word dentist you immediately think pain and discomfort. You may have had a bad experience in the past with toothache or had a tooth extracted. You may have simply heard one too many horror stories about everybody else’s. Although a dental emergency may be painful and require a visit to the dentist, the truth is that with the modern techniques and advanced training of dentists today, it is rarely the procedure itself that is painful.

Regardless, we tend to avoid going to the dentist because of our nature as humans. Even when it is in our best interests. This is especially true of dental implants. If you are suffering from missing teeth and have been considering dental implants, but have found yourself worrying about whether or not the treatment hurts, do not fear – you are not alone. Let’s take a closer look at the process and help to put your mind at rest.

Why get dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. Unlike other options, they do not have an impact on your remaining, healthy teeth. They provide you with the most stable and natural looking replacement. They also help to strengthen the jaw by replacing not just the missing tooth but also the root.

Apart from the obvious visual implications of missing teeth, which can severely undermine our confidence and sense of self-esteem, there are also hidden dangers of missing teeth. Over time, these can cause more problems. This can include weakening of the bone which can lead to damage or failure of other teeth and a receding jaw – which often has the effect of causing us to look older than we are. This happens because when we chew, our teeth help stimulate the bone below and keep it in a healthy condition. If a tooth is missing, this does not happen and the jawbone gradually begins to deteriorate.

As well as helping you to look and feel great again, dental implants are a great way to protect yourself from the chances of such problems arising.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are actually comprised of three elements, known as the implant, the abutment and the crown.

It is the implant that plays the most important role, as this helps to restore strength to the jaw as well as forming a strong base upon which the new tooth  – the crown – can be mounted.

A dental implant is made of high-quality titanium, which is biocompatible. This means that it has the special property of being able to bond and fuse with the natural bone around it. This means that it becomes an integral part of your jaw.

Once the implant is fully bonded, the abutment can be fitted, and finally the crown – and your smile is restored.

What does the fitting process look like?

After your initial consultation and any preliminary treatment, the actual process of fitting your dental implants typically has four main stages.

The first step is to numb the gum with anaesthetic. A surface anaesthetic is used first to freeze the gum. This allows the local anaesthetic to be injected without you feeling anything. Once this anaesthetic has started to work, you will not feel anything at all.

Once this first stage is ready, the next step is to prepare the site for the implants. The dentist will need to make a small opening in the gum in order to gain access to the bone.

The dentist will then drill what is known as a pilot hole. This allows the dentist to check that the position and angle are correct. The hole will then be gradually widened to the correct width for the implant to be inserted.

Finally, the implant can be screwed into place and sealed off, and the gum around the area stitched.

It is important to remember that the entire process is a planned, precision procedure. Don’t think of it as something like a tooth extraction or other emergency treatment.

What about recovery?

As with any dental treatment, everybody’s experience is different. However, the vast majority of patients state that they feel nothing more than mild discomfort afterwards, most often during the healing stage. They are often pleasantly surprised by the lack of any pain during the procedure itself.

In order to keep you feeling comfortable, your dentist will prescribe painkillers and a special mouthwash for use after your implant procedure and go through what you need to do to ensure quick and successful recovery. Of course, we’ll never be more than a phone call away should you have any questions or concerns.

It will also be necessary to return about a week after treatment to have the stitches removed, although this will also be done painlessly.

Why wait for your perfect smile – call us today

If you are interested in dental implant surgery and would like to find out more or book your initial consultation, don’t hesitate to call the expert team at Perfect Profiles today on Luton 01582 518 100 or Wolverhampton 01902 500 823. Alternatively, click here to see more ways to get in touch online.

 

 

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Cost of dental implants? Dental implants have become increasingly popular in recent years, and more and more dental practices are advertising low-cost implants.

At Perfect Profiles Clinic, we believe in offering honest and transparent pricing.

We want our patients to be confident that the price they see is the price they pay. 

Dental Implant Patient

Before looking at the cost of dental implants, let’s see what a dental implant is.

Three key components are combined to form an artificial replacement for the all-important root that holds the tooth in place, along with a natural-looking crown.

The three parts of a dental implant are:

  • The implant: a replacement for the root of the missing tooth which provides an incredibly strong base upon which the replacement tooth can be mounted. 
  • The abutment: a connector and links the implant and the crown together.
  • The crown: a permanent, replacement tooth that is mounted on the implant (and the only visible part).

If you are looking at prices for dental implants, be sure to check that the price you are seeing includes all three components and not just the implant itself.

The price for these components is usually given per single tooth.

What does dental implant treatment involve?

There is a lot involved in the process of fitting dental implants.

It is a good idea to be familiar with the process before making a decision.

This means you will know what you are paying for from the outset and not have to worry about any unexpected extras.

Step 1. Implant Consultation

The Dental Implant process begins with a consultation.

This will allow the dentist to discuss:

  • What is involved with you;
  • Talk about your expectations and answer any questions you may have;
  • And prepare a fully formed treatment plan for you.

At the end of the consultation you will have the agreed costs of the entire treatment.
X-Ray of teeth

Step 2. X-Rays & bone density

For successful, long-lasting dental implant treatment, it is important that the bone density is satisfactory and that there is a sufficient amount of bone in the location.

X-rays, if required, will be taken at your initial consultation.

In some cases, it will be necessary for bone grafting and/or a sinus lift to be carried out before it is possible to proceed with implants.

Step 3. Prophylactic hygiene treatment

It’s also important that the teeth and gums are as healthy as possible for the treatment to be a success.

Before beginning the implant process, we conduct a Prophylactic Clean which serves to clear the gums and mouth of any harmful bacteria.

Step 4. Implant fitting

Once everything is in order, it will then be possible for your dentist to begin fitting your implants.

First the implant itself – the replacement root – will be fitted into place and protected with a temporary abutment.

Once the implant has bonded properly, the final abutment and crown can be fitted.

Step 5. Aftercare medication and cleaning

Although the process itself is generally straightforward and painless, because of the nature of the treatment aftercare medication is required to prevent infection and discomfort.

Finally, you will be advised of the best techniques to look after your fantastic new smile.

The cost of dental implants

Here at Perfect Profiles, we pride ourselves in our transparent pricing policy.

The prices for one to three replacement teeth are as follows:

Single Tooth 2 Separate Teeth 3 Separate Teeth
£680 Implant £1,360 2 x Implants £2,040 3 x  Implants
£365 Porcelain Bonded to Metal crown (PBM) £730 2 x  PBM Crowns £1,095 3 x  PBM Crowns
£195 Abutment £390 2 x  Abutments £585 3 x Abutments
£30 Xray package
£150  Xray package £150 Xray package
£110 Hygiene package £110 Hygiene package £110 Hygiene package
£85 Perfect Planning package £200 Perfect Planning package £200 Perfect Planning package
£20 Aftercare medication £20 Aftercare medication £20 Aftercare medication
Total Price: £1,485* Total Price £2,960* Total £4,200*

Yes! I’m interested

Any additional costs will always be highlighted at the initial consultation so that you are fully aware of all treatments/costs.

Nothing is hidden or brought up mid-treatment.

The price outlined on the Treatment Plan is the price you pay.

Interest Free Finance

Spread the cost with finance options

High quality, expert fitted dental implants are a real investment in your future health and happiness. 

For treatment plans of between £2,500 to £3,499 in cost we’re happy to offer a low-interest finance arrangement at just 9.9% APR with terms of up to 5 years, whilst for treatments costing £3,500 or more, interest free finance over 1 to 3 years is available.

Yes! I’m interested

To enquire about low cost implants with the UK’s leader in the field, get in touch with the experts at Perfect Profiles Dental Implant Centres now on Luton 01582 518100, Wolverhampton 01902 500823 or alternatively click here and use our simple online form to request a dental implant brochure, book a consultation online or request a call back.


* Please note that prices are correct at time of publication 19/04/2018 and may vary. Please request the latest pricing when making an enquiry.

5 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

There is a lot of talk these days about dental implants. How familiar are you with just what they are and why they might be a good solution for your teeth? In this guide, we look at why dental implants can be a good choice if you are experiencing problems with missing teeth or badly fitting, uncomfortable dentures. Here are five reasons why dental implants have become such a popular solution.

1. They don’t cost the earth

For most, the decision not to have their missing teeth fixed is based on the assumption that treatment is unaffordable. Although dental implants were once very costly, with the modern technology and low cost approach pioneered by Perfect Profiles, dental implant treatment is considerably cheaper than you might have thought. It is also important to remember that when properly looked after, implants can last for years to come, making them a truly long-term investment that will leave you looking and feeling better than ever.

2. They are tried and tested

Dental implants are a tried and tested solution that has proven to be a benefit to hundreds of thousands. The reliable treatment is suited to a range of situations from a single missing tooth to a complete arch, and anything in between. Depending on the situation the number of implants required may vary, but the result is always a stable, secure new set of replacement teeth that are as close to your original teeth as possible.

3. They can help reverse the effects of aging

Missing teeth cause changes to take place in the structure of your jaw. Over a longer period of time, this can start to change the shape of your face and contribute significantly to the appearance of aging. By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, it is possible to prevent this from occurring and even help to reverse the effects, helping you to look younger for longer.

4. They can improve your oral hygiene

Missing teeth or poorly fitting and uncomfortable dentures can be detrimental to your oral hygiene. With dental implants, a full set of teeth will be fully restored. This makes it much easier for you to look after your tooth brushing without experiencing pain or discomfort, as well as filling gaps between teeth that can leave you exposed to a higher risk of gum disease. Once your dental implants have been fitted, you’ll be able to return to brushing your teeth as normal, just like they were your original teeth.

5. They can improve your quality of life

Problems with the teeth can quickly have a significant impact on your quality of life. Not only do missing teeth undermine your sense of confidence and wellbeing when smiling, speaking and eating, they can also have a direct impact on your diet as certain types of food become difficult or uncomfortable to eat. This in turn can have an impact on your diet, which can affect your health.

Here at the award-winning Perfect Profiles Dental Implant Centres, we innovated low-cost dental implants 18 years ago and thousands of patients later we still lead the way in the UK. Our UK based clinics specialise in providing high-quality dental treatment at affordable prices. To find out more or book a consultation now, call us on Wolverhampton 01902 500823, Luton 01582 518100 or click here to contact us online.

Smoking and the effects on your dental implants

Smoking is one of the highest causes of implant failure. This is due to the effects of nicotine and the smoke itself.

Nicotine – constriction of blood vessels, which slows healing

Chemicals – greater susceptibility to infections

A slower healing process

The longer it takes for the surrounding bone to heal around the implant, the higher the chances of infection or early implant loss.

Nicotine replacements also cause a slower healing process, but with a lower chance of infection from the tobacco chemicals.

What are my options?

  • Quit smoking – the best option everytime
  • Take a break – (Stop for 2 weeks before and 2-3 months after)
  • Nicotine Replacement – (Vaping, patches, chewing gum)
  • Cut down – The less the better.

We always recommend quitting smoking!

Dental Implants: Everything you wanted to know – Part 2

How Dental Implants Can Help You Stay Healthy

For many, dental implants may be viewed as a luxury rather than a necessity, something that might help to improve the appearance of your teeth but nothing more. In reality, there are several reasons why this is far from the truth. In this article, we look at some of the health benefits of dental implants.

Confidence

When it comes to confidence, everybody naturally has a different level and society imposes no requirement on anybody to be a confident person. Regardless of this, it is a fact that missing teeth can have a hugely detrimental effect on our confidence and general sense of wellbeing, which can cause issues in all areas of our life, both private and professional. From avoiding family photos and hiding smiles, to actually avoiding contact with others and turning down opportunities, the long term effects of self-confidence issues due to missing teeth can actually have a real impact on your success and your relationships with others.

Speech

Over a prolonged period of time, missing teeth are now known to actually have an effect on speech. When a tooth is missing for a long time, the bone which supports and surrounds the tooth  – known as the alveolar bone – begins to decrease in both width and height. This in turn can eventually have an effect on the jawbone itself. The problem is greater the higher the number of missing teeth, but left unchecked can affect the speech, causing further problems with self-esteem.

Facial Aesthetics

The phenomena of bone loss described above can also eventually have other more visible effects, causing the mouth to gradually change shape over a long period of time. One noticeable effect is hollowing of the cheeks, which can begin appearing as early as the age of 45. With progression, support for the lips will also be reduced. The combined effect is early aging of the face. The lack of support in the jaw area can also lead to someone developing an ‘unhappy’ appearance.

Diet

Missing teeth or badly fitting replacements, including dentures, can cause extreme discomfort when eating. The longer pain or discomfort is experienced, the more likely individuals are to limit their diet, which can have a detrimental effect on their health. In older patients, research indicates that poorly fitting dentures can also contribute to unintentional weight loss in the elderly, which can become a potentially serious health issue.

Dental implants – a universal solution

Dental implants and modern dental techniques are a solution that can help solve the problems associated with missing teeth and badly fitting or loose dentures. From a single tooth to a full bridge or retained dentures, you can have a lasting solution that not only leaves you feeling confident but also prevents more serious problems developing later on, leaving you happy and healthy today, tomorrow and beyond.

To learn more about the low price dental implants available from the award winning Perfect Profiles clinic or to book an appointment now, call us on Wolverhampton 01902 500823, Luton 01582 518100 or click here to contact us online.

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