According to the Academy of Osseointegration and various research studies, dental tooth implants tend to have a long-term success rate of around 90%. Research also shows that when complications arise or a dental implant fails altogether, it is usually because of poor dental care leading to an infection or gum disease at the implant site.
As a dentist in Lincolnshire, we’ve seen a growing rise in dental erosion in adults and children who – on the surface, at least – appear to be following a healthy diet and lifestyle. The cause? Fruit juices. While you may think that fruit juices, smoothies, sports drinks and eating your 5-a-day in the form… Read More
If you’re thinking about dental implants to replace a missing tooth or teeth, the chances are that you may have some questions. Are they the best option for you? Are dental implants expensive? Are you a suitable candidate? Will your dental implants look natural?
For many years, dentistry in the UK has arguably focused on correcting problems after they occur and helping teeth to fulfil their basic function of being able to bite and chew. Many dental treatments are not available through the NHS because they are viewed as ‘cosmetic’ and therefore unnecessary, a luxury even. The message being… Read More
“The Dental Health Centre is proactive about preventing problems down the line and this is very important to me.” Robyn Buckle, Lincoln I have always looked after my teeth and visited the dentist regularly but I was very disappointed with the care from my NHS dentist. I’d paid for a lot of dental work over… Read More
We find that one of the biggest catalysts for adults seeking teeth straightening treatment with orthodontic braces is a special occasion or milestone birthday on the horizon. People either want to have straighter teeth in photographs – for example, on their wedding day or at a family event – or they decide that they’ve had… Read More
Do you put off seeking dental treatment because the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair leaves you cold with fear? Do the sounds and smells of a dental practice send your heart into palpitations? Are you struggling with toothache but suffering silence rather than booking an appointment with a dentist? As a private dentist… Read More
In the past, orthodontic (teeth straightening) treatment was something that most of us associated with children and teenagers. Many adults have gone through their life with the feeling that they ‘missed the boat’ in their teens when they were told to have braces but opted out of the treatment. Fortunately, times are changing. The growing… Read More
Over the past few weeks, you may have read stories in the press about warnings from the Royal College of Surgeons about hospitals in England reaching ‘crisis point’ managing the number of children being admitted for tooth removal under general anaesthetic. In a report entitled The State of Children’s Oral Health in England report by… Read More
When you lose one or more teeth, it can start a chain of events in your mouth that can seriously affect the function and appearance of your facial structure further down the line. The most obvious consequence is that tooth loss leaves a gap in your smile, which can make you feel self-conscious. Other physical… Read More