Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a common condition that affects a significant number of adults in the UK. It initially manifests as gum disease, characterised by redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums during brushing. However, if left untreated, gum disease can progress to a more advanced stage known as periodontal disease.

Unlike gingivitis, which can be reversed and prevented, periodontal disease cannot be reversed once it has developed. It is a chronic condition that can lead to tooth mobility and tooth loss if not properly managed.

The primary treatment for periodontal disease revolves around maintaining excellent dental hygiene practices, such as regular brushing and flossing. While these practices cannot reverse the condition, they play a crucial role in preventing its progression. By staying diligent with your oral care routine, you can effectively control the disease and prevent further damage.

It is essential to consult with your dentist or periodontist for a proper diagnosis and personalised treatment plan to manage periodontal disease effectively.

Periodontal disease and our Implant Solution

The loss of teeth caused by periodontal disease can result in the destruction and recession of the supporting bone in the jaw. This can lead to a significant reduction in jawbone volume.

When facing tooth loss due to periodontal disease, you may seek a solution to replace the missing teeth. Historically, dentures have been a common option when dental implants were deemed unsuitable due to the compromised bone.

However, dentures can often be uncomfortable, ill-fitting, and cause difficulties when eating certain foods. They may require daily application of adhesive, which can be inconvenient, and the dentures need to be cleaned thoroughly every night.

We offer advanced denture alternatives such as dental implants that provide a more permanent and natural solution. These implants integrate with the jawbone, ensuring stability and functionality. Our team can assess your specific situation and provide personalised recommendations to help restore your smile with comfort and confidence.

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Our Implant Solution

Furthermore, you may have been informed by your dentist that dentures are your only option due to insufficient bone for traditional dental implants.

Fortunately, we have developed an innovative and advanced solution. This groundbreaking treatment offers a unique alternative to all-on-four dental implants and is specifically designed to address complex dental cases.

We utilises pterygoid implants to support full jaw implant prosthetics. With our state-of-the-art clinic, & our highly skilled team, we can custom-design one-piece, screw-retained prosthetics. The best part is that our solution eliminates the need for bone grafting procedures.

By choosing us, you can experience a transformative dental rehabilitation without the limitations of traditional dentures or the requirement for additional bone grafting. Our team of experts will guide you through the process and ensure you achieve a natural-looking smile that restores your confidence.

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Dental Implants in Cheshire

In fact, dental implants have the remarkable ability to stimulate bone growth and restore lost bone. The implant becomes fused with the jawbone, providing the necessary stimulation for new bone formation, similar to a natural tooth.

For our full jaw correction procedures, whether it’s the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both, we only require a minimum width of 5mm and height of 10mm, distributed adequately across the jaw. If you decide to go ahead, a cone beam CT (CBCT) scan will be arranged, to thoroughly assess the availability, position, and quality of any remaining bone.

Our experienced team will tailor a treatment plan specifically to meet your unique needs and requirements. During your free consultation, you will discover whether you are a suitable candidate for our meticulously crafted fixed full-jaw dental implant restoration. With our efficient process, you can soon leave our clinic with a beautiful smile in just one day!

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Which dental treatment is the best option for missing or failing teeth?

Dental Implant Solution – the advanced alternative to same day smile treatment Overdentures All-on-4 dental implants
Treatments are completed in one day – without sinus lifts or bone grafts Treatment will involve multiple appointments and ends with a fixed denture Usually involves bone grafts and will be completed over numerous trips to the clinic
Each arch is permanently held in place with 4 to 6 implants 2 to 4 mini- implants are used to achieve overdenture support Permanent results are achieved using 4 implants per upper or lower jaw
A bespoke, screw-retained prosthesis is fitted on surgery day – removing the need for temporary dentures entirely Temporary dentures are necessary throughout your treatment journey Temporary dentures and teeth are needed for the duration of your treatment
High-quality oral hygiene is more likely due to the design and fitting protocol of the arch The size of the dentures and the need to remove them and clean the mouth after each meal can result in increasingly poor dental hygiene if neglected Dental hygiene levels can vary depending on the clinic attended, the fitting procedure, and the experience of the dentist
Implant failure is extremely unlikely due to the strict design parameters and the resulting good-quality oral hygiene Implant failure risk is increased by the three-times-a-day cleaning schedule Depending on the clinic’s fitting protocols and experience levels, dental implant failure is possible
Longer, thinner arches reduce bulk, give more teeth per prosthesis, and leave the palate uncovered, providing the most function and aesthetics A covered palate and substantial prosthetic can feel unnatural in the mouth Arches can feature a reduced number of teeth and can feel bulky in the mouth

Periodontal FAQs

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and the supporting bone around the teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to the loosening and eventual loss of teeth.

There are four stages of periodontal disease:

Gingivitis: This is the initial stage of gum disease and is characterized by inflamed gums that may bleed during brushing or flossing. At this stage, the infection is limited to the gums and can be reversed with proper oral hygiene and professional dental care.

Slight periodontal disease: In this stage, the infection begins to affect the supporting structures of the teeth, including the bone and connective tissues. Early signs include gum recession, pocket formation (spaces between the gums and teeth), and mild bone loss.

Moderate periodontal disease: At this stage, the infection progresses further, leading to increased gum recession, deeper pockets, and moderate bone loss. Teeth may become more loose and sensitive, and there may be signs of infection, such as pus or bad breath.

Advanced periodontal disease: In the final stage, the infection has caused significant damage to the gums, bone, and other supporting tissues. Teeth may become severely loose or may even fall out. The remaining teeth may shift or change position, affecting the bite and overall oral health.

It’s important to seek timely treatment and practice good oral hygiene to prevent the progression of periodontal disease and maintain a healthy mouth. Regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings are crucial in detecting and managing gum disease at its early stages.

If you don’t practice good dental hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day and flossing at least once a day, you are at risk.

Here are some symptoms to watch out for:

Bad taste in your mouth: Persistent unpleasant taste that lingers even after brushing or rinsing.

Bad breath: Constant or recurring bad breath that doesn’t go away despite oral hygiene efforts.

Bleeding gums: Gums that bleed easily, especially during brushing, flossing, or eating.

Pain when eating: Discomfort or pain when biting or chewing, particularly around the affected gum areas.

Loose teeth: Teeth that feel loose or have shifted out of their original position.

Teeth falling out: In severe cases of periodontal disease, teeth may become so loose that they eventually fall out.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible. A dentist can evaluate your oral health, conduct a thorough examination, and determine if you have periodontal disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to preventing further damage and maintaining a healthy smile.

The primary cause of periodontal disease is inadequate dental hygiene practices, leading to the accumulation of plaque on and around the teeth. When this plaque hardens into tartar, it can cause various symptoms such as gum bleeding, discomfort while chewing, and tooth looseness that may progress to tooth loss.

Additionally, other factors that can contribute to periodontal disease include:

Smoking: Tobacco use, including smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products, increases the risk of developing periodontal disease.

Obesity: Being overweight or obese can be associated with a higher likelihood of developing gum disease.

Poor nutrition: A diet lacking in essential nutrients, particularly vitamin C and antioxidants, can weaken the immune system and make gums more susceptible to infection.

Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to periodontal disease, making them more prone to developing the condition even with good oral hygiene practices.

While poor dental hygiene remains the primary cause, it’s important to address these additional factors to reduce the risk of periodontal disease and maintain optimal oral health. Regular dental check-ups and maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine can help prevent and manage periodontal disease effectively.

The initial stage of periodontal disease, called gingivitis, is reversible with proper dental care. It is characterised by inflamed, tender, and bleeding gums. Practicing good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, can help reverse gingivitis.

The second stage, known as slight periodontal disease, involves infection in the bone surrounding the teeth. While it is not reversible, it can be managed effectively. Visiting your dentist for professional cleaning, such as planing and scaling, can remove plaque and bacteria, helping to control the disease.

In the third stage, moderate periodontal disease, the infection becomes more advanced, affecting deeper gum tissues. Multiple sessions of scaling and planing may be necessary to achieve optimal results in this stage.

The final stage is advanced periodontal disease, where the infection has significantly progressed. At this point, dental surgery is often required to remove the infection and restore oral health. It’s important to note that all stages of periodontal disease, except for gingivitis, are not reversible.

Early detection and prompt treatment are key to preventing the progression of periodontal disease. Regular dental check-ups and maintaining good oral hygiene practices can help prevent and manage the disease effectively.