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From the replacement of a single tooth, to the complete reconstruction of an entire set of teeth, dental implants can transform your mouth, rebuilding the confidence behind a beautiful, functional and secure smile.

Bringing back your smile

Dental implants can bring back the smile to people who have lost teeth through decay, accidents, gum disease or excessive wear and tear. They are a permanent and fixed solution for missing teeth, providing patients with the nearest possible alternative to their natural dentition. Dental implants have a very high success rate (92% of implants still function well after 10 years), and they look and feel just like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal screw, which is fitted in the mouth at the sight of the missing tooth before being covered with a crown. Dental implants can be used to replace either single teeth or all of your teeth in both the upper and lower jaw.

Implants can also be used as a solution to ill-fitting dentures or to help secure crowns and bridges. The process begins with an assessment by your dentist to determine whether implants are the best form of treatment. It might be that other approaches are recommended, such as a crown, a bridge or dentures.Implants can also be placed after long-term tooth loss with a sinus lift.

Implants placed at Goldhurst Smile are done by Dr Marco Benigni . He will carefully insert your implants before placing a protective cover over them. The implant establishes itself over a period of three to six months as the bone grows around the screw and holds it firmly in place. A special crown for implants is then placed over the implant to replace the original natural tooth.

Although implant dentistry takes time, the results are well worth it, providing you with a beautiful smile and complete confidence when biting, chewing and laughing.

Are you considering a dental implant?

Please call and book a consultation with Dr Marco Benigni, who will be happy to answer any of your questions as well as discuss all your options.

Dental Implants

  • Single Implants

  • Multiple Implants

  • Full Mouth Implants

  • Implant Supported Dentures

  • Bone Grafting

  • Sinus Grafting

What is ‘smile rejuvenation’?

Smile rejuvenation is an approach that addresses the deficiencies in functioning of your teeth and the health of your gums to restore and repair missing or broken teeth. The final touch may then include teeth whitening and/or veneers for a glitzy smile.

Smile rejuvenation is when an experienced practitioner evaluates the overall state of your oral health and tailors a plan for enhancing it. A smile makeover typically starts with a consultation or evaluation and then first addresses matters of pressing health concern. Ultimately, they will work their way up until they put the finishing touches on your smile with beautiful smile enhancement treatments.

Smile Rejuvenation may include a smile makeover or a full mouth rehabilitation and involves.

  • Dental restorations

  • Necessary dental surgeries

  • Dental implants

  • Veneers

  • Crowns

  • Composite Bonding

  • Teeth whitening

  • Facial aesthetic procedures (Dermal Fillers)

Not all of these options are needed for every patient to enjoy a complete smile rejuvenation.

THE TREATMENT PROCESS

What are the Stages of Treatment?

  1. Initial consultation

  2. Follow-up consultation with study models if impressions of the teeth were taken at the initial visit. The treatment plan is discussed including the alternatives

  3. A template of the new teeth shape is made in wax

  4. The provisional teeth are then placed in the mouth to assess form and function ‘i.e. you will be testing your new teeth and smile’

  5. The whole process can take a few months and at each stage options are monitored and reassessed according to your needs.

  6. Final placement of the restorations

  7. Review

  8. Maintenance

Initial consultation

Your initial consultation at Goldhurst Smile is going to be the most important part of your experience. The visit will allow you to get acquainted with our Dentist. At the consultation, he/she will get to know you and how you feel about your smile. Consideration is also placed on the smile that you want to project and how non-teeth related aspects such as facial shape, hair colour, and complexion will affect the final result.

As Part of your consultation we will gather your opinions and goals for your new smile. That way we can design your teeth to resemble the aesthetic appearance you desire, as well as restoring their health.

He/She will discuss with you the three most important elements in enhancing your smile:

  • The color of your teeth

  • The shape of your teeth

  • The alignment of your teeth

Your initial consultation includes:

  • health history review

  • consultation

  • initial diagnosis

  • x-rays

  • diagnostic impressions of your upper and lower jaws

  • a series of photos

  • education on oral healthcare

  • TMJ examination for teeth grinding and clenching

  • oral cancer screening

  • review of available, appropriate, treatments to meet your needs

He/She will send you on to our practice hygienist for a further full mouth periodontal examination and cleaning or initial periodontal treatment if needed.

Follow-up Consultation with Study Models

At the next appointment he/she will show you the mounted models of your teeth and further discuss the options and the treatment plan. Prior to the appointment he/she will undertake a detailed analysis of your bite and come to plan based on the health of the teeth and the tempero-mandibular joint (TMJ). If the position of the teeth is not ideal such that aggressive tooth enamel removal would be required for an optimal result, orthodontics will be considered to move the teeth into a position which will best preserve the health of the teeth.

A treatment plan is made

Once you have decided on the form and shape of the new teeth, the models of your teeth will be sent to the technician to be designed in wax. He will also be able to explain to you in full detail the nature of any procedure you decide on.

A mock-up of the new smile

The next appointment will include placing the newly designed teeth in your mouth so you can appreciate the new smile. This does not require the use of dental anaesthetic as no drilling will be undertaken. At this stage changes can be made to the shape of your new teeth depending upon your preference. This stage is completely reversible and is only for you to get acquainted with the planned form and shape of the teeth. If you decide that you are happy with the appearance of the teeth impressions can be made on the same appointment. If alterations are deemed necessary, the next appointment will be to try the new smile.

Impressions

Once you have decided on the shape of the teeth impressions are then made so that the technician can manufacture your new teeth based on the impression of your teeth. This involves removing all the old restorations and preparing the teeth to receive the new veneers or crowns and is done under local anaesthetic. The impressions are then sent to the technician to create the porcelain restorations. The prepared teeth will then be protected with provisional veneers/crowns which will mimic the shape and form and appearance of the final veneers/crowns. On occasion we may need to adjust the opposing teeth at this stage if deemed necessary for a better functioning bite. You will be informed of this in advance. You will be able to test drive your new smile while you await the placement of the final veneers/crowns.

We can stop at any stage to reassess and if deemed appropriate the testing of the new restorations, especially in a full mouth rehabilitation can take several months.

Placement of the definitive restorations

The appointment will involve placement of the final veneers/crowns. During your veneer and crown placement appointment, the temporary veneers/crowns are removed, and your porcelain crowns/veneers are bonded to your prepared teeth. The newly placed veneers will be adjusted to ensure optimal function and esthetics.

Review

You will return in a few weeks to review your new smile and make any adjustments if required. Your teeth will also be fitted with a biteguard if you are prone to grinding your teeth to protect the newly fabricated restorations.

A follow up appointment will then be made for a review when adjustment may be made if necessary. The biteguard (Michigan splint) may also be fitted at this stage to protect the new crowns/veneers if you habitually grind your teeth.

Maintenance

Maintaining your beautiful new smile is simple. You care for your teeth as usual: brushing at least twice daily, flossing daily, and visiting the dental office every 6 months for professional cleaning. Your veneers/crowns can keep you smiling with confidence for many years.

Our Dentist has years of experience and has a special interest in recreating new smiles with dental crowns, bonding, veneers, and other restorative techniques.

Veneer procedures.

Private, personalised care at Goldhurst Smile.

Above all, your experience at Goldhurst Smile is one where we value your privacy and confidence. That’s why we take more time to provide one-on-one communication with our patients from start to finish.

At Goldhurst Smile, we believe that having a personal relationship is essential to helping you feel comfortable with and confident in the services we recommend. You should be able to share any questions you have on your dental needs and the recommended treatment plan directly with our dentists.

Are your teeth stained, chipped, or not aligned on top of each other? Veneers are a good treatment option to consider because they look like natural teeth and don’t require a major procedure.

A veneer is a very thin, tooth-coloured piece of porcelain (like a false finger nail) that is bonded on top of your own tooth. Based on your needs, we can adjust the shape of your veneers to make your teeth overall look longer and or closer together. You can have just one veneer or a whole set, known as a smile makeover.

For a single stained tooth we can also match the precise shade of porcelain to give it a lighter appearance and fit in with the surrounding teeth. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when braces are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

SMILE

REJUVENATION

Dental Implants

Dental Implants have revolutionised restorative dentistry.They are the most thoroughly researched, precision engineered, advanced technological treatment option available. Dental implants offer permanent replacement to loose and missing teeth and can be a viable alternative to wearing dentures.

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