We understand how important straight white teeth are to you and your children’s confidence.
We offer specialist orthodontics to our patients – this type of dentistry is a way of improving the appearance and position of crooked or over-crowded teeth.
At Corner House Dental we refer our child patients to a specialist orthodontist who will work with you and your child to discuss the different methods that can be used to straighten any problem teeth, tailoring the solution to their requirements.
For our adult patients we offer:
- Six Month Smiles, an effective brace solution that works to straighten teeth quickly, typically within six months. Visit our Six Month Smiles page for more information or call our reception team who will be happy to help.
- Invisalign, an alternative to traditional fixed braces. Invisalign clear aligners are removable and nearly invisible. Visit our Invisalign page for more information or call our reception team who will be happy to help.
Watch Donna’s Six Month Smile story
“I just haven’t stopped smiling…it’s affordable, it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s brilliant… I feel so happy”
Why get orthodontic treatment?
- Upkeep of your facial structure and tooth structure – If you have unnatural gaps in your teeth, this can disrupt how your other teeth sit, forcing them out of position and eventually causing issues with breaking down foods and speech.
- Reduce your chances of developing gum disease – When you have unnatural gaps in your teeth, bacteria such as plaque and tartar can settle more easily, increasing your chances of developing gum disease. Sure hygienist scale and polish treatments can help combat this but if left untreated the wear and tear may cause the need for more serious intervention.
- You don’t have to worry about your appearance changing during treatment – Today there are numerous discreet options for those who are anxious about their appearance changing during the treatment period. Orthodontic treatment is much less invasive than in previous years, both in terms of comfort, and disruption to your day-to-day life as well as where aesthetics are concerned.
Why choose Corner House Dental for Orthodontics?
- Specialist orthodontists have extra training and experience
- Private treatment = no waiting lists
- Bespoke orthodontic care plans and selection of discrete braces and aligners
- Trusted by referral dental practices across Norfolk
- Flexible payment options, including interest free finance*
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Dental Implants Norwich FAQs
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small screws (usually made from titanium) that are inserted directly into the jawbone to create artificial tooth roots.
The metal root is fused to your jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation to secure replacement teeth.
Dental implants are fitted to replace failing tooth roots, providing a solid foundation for a removable or fixed replacement tooth. For this reason, they are a welcomed alternative to traditional, removable dentures.
Many opt for this treatment to improve the appearance of their smile or restore their ability to chew.
Where is the dental implant placed?
The titanium screw is inserted directly into the jawbone. After the dental implant is fitted, the bone and screw will gradually fuse, providing a foundation to secure replacement teeth or bridges in place.
Dental implants are great for replacing teeth after extraction or loss, providing a long-term solution to problems caused by missing teeth.
We only liaise with highly skilled professionals that are experienced and qualified in creating tailored replacement teeth to match your natural set perfectly.
For more information regarding our dental implant procedure, contact us online using our contact form or call us on 01603 621613.
Are dental implants suitable for everyone?
Most adults who desire dental implants are suitable for this procedure. However, there are some exceptions.
The most important factor determining whether a patient is suitable for dental implants is sufficient and healthy bone and gums.
You may be unsuitable for dental implants if any of the following applies to you:
- If you have gum disease – this increases the risk of infection around the dental implant.
- If you smoke – smoking cigarettes, cigars or even e-cigarettes can slow the healing process and cause infection due to dry mouth.
- If you have diabetes that isn’t monitored and controlled.
- If you take recreational drugs or drink heavily.
- If you’ve had radiotherapy treatment around or in your jaw.
If you’re unsure whether dental implants are suitable for you, book a consultation with one of our experienced dentists at 01603 621613.
What can I expect during the dental implant procedure?
The process consists of three stages: an initial consultation, the procedure and installing your replacement teeth.
Before you start the dental implant procedure, you need to attend a consultation. This is when you can discuss any questions or anxieties with one of our specialists.
During this consultation, your dentist will determine whether dental implants are suitable for you by taking a bone density and volume CBCT scan to measure the density, width, and depth of your jawbone.
Our dental implant procedure is performed at our practice by a qualified dentist with over 20 years of experience placing implants.
The process is straightforward and conducted using a local anaesthetic, making the procedure relatively pain-free.
After the anaesthetic has been administered, a titanium screw is placed in the jawbone followed by a healing cap placed on the implant site to protect it.
After the implant is secure, the jawbone needs time to grow onto the implant, fusing them.
Fitting your replacement teeth
It can take between 4-8 months for the jawbone and implant to bond. Once healed, your custom-made teeth are fitted to the top of the implant.
Why choose dental implants?
There are many fantastic benefits to dental implant treatment to help boost your confidence and improve your day-to-day life.
No need for healthy tooth removal
Some dental procedures that deal with missing teeth require the removal of your neighbouring, healthy teeth. The dental implant procedure doesn’t require surrounding tooth extraction.
A fixed and long-lasting option
Unlike dentures that need to be removed whilst sleeping or eating, dental implants offer a permanent and fixed solution. If cared for correctly, implants can last beyond 10 years.
The replacement teeth fixed onto the titanium screws are designed to match your existing smile. Even the colour shade is matched perfectly to your teeth.
Prevents facial bone loss
Jawbone loss occurs when it's no longer stimulated by teeth roots. A titanium dental implant prevents this, stopping your jaw from shrinking and your face shape from changing.
Restores your bite
Dental implants fill the gaps in your teeth that prevent you from chewing foods properly – so you can continue to enjoy the meals you love.
For more advice on whether dental implants are right for you, contact us online using our contact form or call us on 01603 621613.
Is there anything my dentist should know before I get dental implants?
Make sure that your dentist is fully informed about any previous health conditions or allergies. Allergies to antibiotics or health conditions such as poorly controlled diabetes or high blood pressure can effect the outcome of your dental implants.
You should be aware of:
- Any prescription or over-the-counter pharmaceuticals that may influence treatment.
- The ability to attend multiple treatment sessions and to attend several dental appointments over a period of months.
- The willingness to maintain and care for the implant prosthesis once they are in place.
- Current or chronic stress can affect the ability to heal.
- Dental anxieties or phobias might also affect treatment.
- Heavy drinking, smoking or taking recreational drugs may affect the outcome.
- Nutritional status influences the ability of the bone to heal.
In your initial appointment, you will be assessed for your eligibility for dental implants including a CT Scan of your teeth and jaw. Contact us on 01603621613 to book a consultation.
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We would love to hear from you. Please send us your questions, comments and suggestions using this contact form and our friendly team will do everything they can to help you.
Alternatively you can also contact us by calling 01603 621613