Losing teeth can make the face appear sunken and drastically age one's appearance. Thankfully, dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth and mimic natural teeth for proper support of surrounding facial tissue. They can be used to support dentures, preventing facial ageing and bone loss usually linked to poor denture support. In addition, they can replace full dentures.
What are they?
Essentially, dental implants are titanium screws that replace tooth roots. They offer a foundation for either fixed or removable tooth replacements that are designed to replicate the colour and shape of your existing teeth.
Dr Khaira and his team are the absolute best! After spending years looking for the right dentist I knew the moment I came across Barnton Dental Spa I had found the ideal practice to cater for my teeth. I knew I was suffering from dental problems as I had advanced gum disease causing gaps to appear between my upper bridgework. As a result of this, to my utter dismay I was told I had to have all my top teeth taken out. Having discussed all the available options at length including the pros and cons I decided to have 8 implants and bridgework with gum grafts......I know it sounds horrific and that's why I knew I had to find a special clinic. After leaving my initial consultation I knew I had found the right place. I set up my first appointment immediately. Anytime I had questions or concerns about the procedure, Dr Khaira made time to call me straight away. I've never been anywhere that seems to care more about their clients than here. I don't think I have ever been put on hold for long when phoning and am so impressed with how quickly all of my queries and concerns are answered. My case was very complex and a result of the healing that needed to take place, took several months. However, I had no complications, no infections, and barely any pain at all! For the first time in my life I am able to smile with confidence and not put my hand over my mouth. I was so delighted with the result that I then opted to have all my lower teeth crowned to match. Dr Khaira and his staff gave me a priceless gift. Thank you ever so much.
What are the advantages?
Although implant treatment can take longer and cost more than certain alternatives, they offer a permanent and natural solution to tooth loss.
The advantages of dental implants include:
- Aesthetic benefits: They function just like normal teeth and are designed to fuse with the bone tissue.
- Stability: There is no risk of them impeding your speech, unlike dentures, where there is a risk that they may move inside the mouth if poorly fitted and lead to slurring of speech or mumbling.
- No discomfort: Implants fuse with the bone to become a permanent fixture and feel comfortable and natural.
- Eating as normal: While dentures can hinder chewing by sliding around, this is by no means the case with dental implants.
- A confidence boost: By giving you back a natural smile and improving your self-esteem.
- No alterations of surrounding teeth: Bridges require other teeth to be reduced, which can affect your oral health in the long run, but no other teeth need reducing with implants, meaning that your existing teeth are left unaffected.
- Improved oral hygiene: Easy to care for and maintain.
- Durability: If taken care of with good dental hygiene they can last many years.
- Fixed position: More convenient than removable dentures and eliminate the need for adhesives, which can be messy.
I have been a regular at Barnton Dental Spa for a number of years now and I consider the treatment provided as second to none. I have in fact been a patient from before the time Dr Khaira arrived at the practice. I have fairly advanced gum disease and I benefit from both dental and hygienist services provided. Historically I have had specific problems with my upper right teeth and recently I developed a three tooth gap in that area. I discussed the situation with Dr Khaira and the resulting decision was to go for a bridge and two implants.
Initially I did have some trepidation however my concerns soon faded as my treatment progressed. Dr Khaira has the ability to put patients at ease and his calm professional approach is very reassuring. At every step of the way Dr Khaira fully explained procedure and gave reasons for actions taken. I was very impressed by that approach and with the meticulous attention to detail that Dr Khaira applies. I was fully relaxed throughout the whole process. By necessity my treatment was spread over a period of several months however at no point did I have any misgivings or any thought other than the final outcome would be completely satisfactory.
My treatment is now complete and I am delighted with the outcome. The implants that Dr Khaira fitted are genuinely like having new teeth. I did not experience any pain or any real discomfort throughout and I have to say I am extremely pleased with the result. I would have no hesitation in recommending implant surgery to anyone with similar conditions.
This testimonial is specifically written in relation to my recent fitting of implants. I would like to add however that the points regarding attention to detail, professionalism, informative approach and calm reassuring manner apply to all other dentistry work I receive at Barnton Dental Spa. My dentistry is provided by Dr Khaira however on occasions when Dr Khaira has not been available the same level of treatment has been provided by other dental experts at the practice.
I also appreciate the friendly and welcoming approach taken by all nursing staff and off course all administrative personnel. On that note I would like to extend good wishes to Gursinder and her new family.
I actually found Barnton Dental Spa by looking on the internet to find a dentist that did Implants. I got 3 quotations which were all fairly similar in costs but as cost alone was not the most important aspect, something just felt right about Barnton Dental Spa and Dr Khaira. The practice had a lovely feel, and all the staff are so friendly and welcoming, especially Gursinder and Monica. Even at my first consultation, I had X-rays taken, photographs etc. The practice then took the time to give me a follow-up call which is when I made my final decision that this was the right place for me to get my dental implants, it is obviously quite a big decision to make.
My two front teeth were originally crowns but were failing so there was only one option for me as I didn't want to have a bridge. From the very first appointment, I felt in completely safe hands with Dr Khaira, even the major part of the surgery, the bone graft and then the insertion of the titanium implants, although obviously uncomfortable, the caring nature of Dr Khaira and his assistant made you feel at ease. The care they take when setting you up for surgery was incredible. The surgery and the consultation room is pristine. It was then just a waiting game for the healing process before the final fitting of the crowns. I am over the moon at the results and am extremely happy with my new 'two front teeth' and as I said to Dr Khaira, they are just 'perfect'.
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing, that’s what I think :)
I wanted to cry with happiness when I saw my teeth I can now smile for the first time in years.
I had major problems with gum disease and loose teeth when I arrived at the surgery but with the help of Pritz and his colleagues was relieved to find out I had options rather than dentures.
I am not going to say it was easy but well worth being uncomfortable as they say no pain no pain no gain.
You might think implants are expensive but no way well worth every penny add up what you spend on clothes, makeup your hair its nothing considering being able to smile again.
Thanks again I would be happy to speak to anyone thinking of getting this done if they want any advice.
I was in a very bad accident on holiday, several teeth were knocked out and a lot of my front ones were damaged. I went to Barnton Dental Spa for a consultation to see what could be done. At the time I had a gap at the side of my mouth where my teeth were missing and a brace holding the front ones together which were also out of place. As soon as I entered the Spa I felt welcomed and comfortable by all the staff. Pritz was fantastic, asked me everything that had happened and what treatment I had had so far, he done x-rays then gave me all my options. I felt I was fully informed and ready to decide which route to take. I decided on Dental Implants and a Bridge. The whole process took roughly 6 months; I was also made a plate to cover the gap to help me feel more confident during this time which I appreciated. Throughout the whole time I was informed of what was happening and what was getting done next and this built my confidence. Once the implants were fully put in they looked fantastic and felt natural. I would recommend them and Dental Spa to anyone. My regular treatment since them has also been first class.