Am I too old to have dental implants?

August 13th, 2015

Dental Implants from Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Nowadays people are living longer due to improvements in healthcare, medicine and nutrition. However many of the older generation have already lost teeth due to previous tooth decay and gum disease. This results in difficulty chewing and eating and can have a negative impact on the quality of life. Denture wearers will know that chewing can be incredibly painful due to dentures moving around.

The fact is no age is too old for dental implants. Healing after implant surgery is generally swift. There is commonly 2-3 days of discomfort after the surgery however having an implant placed is normally faster and easier than having a tooth extracted. Even if teeth have been missing for many years, a highly skilled dental implant surgeon can place implants that will give you many years of improved quality of life.

Dental Implants should always be a treatment option for patients to consider. Especially if alternative options are dentures and Dental bridges.

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Top tips to help reduce your sugar intake…

August 12th, 2015

Sugary drinks- Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

The consumption of sugar has recently hit the news from Public Health England showing 30% of childrens sugar intake comes from sugary drinks. The problems arise from soft drinks and fruit juices containing very high levels of acids as well as sugars that lead to both tooth decay and tooth erosion

Tescos recently made a statement by removing high sugar drinks such as Ribena and Capri Sun from their shelves.

Time Dental have put together some tips to help you reduce your sugar intake to help keep your teeth healthy:

1. Sugar free cordials, water and milk are great alternatives to soft drinks and fruit juices. You could even drink through a straw to by pass your teeth.

2.Whole fruits or savoury snacks are an excellent choice rather than biscuits, cakes and sweets.

3. Try artificial sweetners in your tea or coffee. If you dont fancy that try gradually reducing the amount of sugar you take in your tea or coffee and slowly wean yourself off it. The benefits will be huge to your dental health.

4.Switch from sugar-coated cereal to whole grain breakfast cereal such as porridge, Weetabix, or shredded wheat. You could even add some fresh fruit to it instead of sprinkling with sugar. An easy way to count towards your five a day

Dental implants- part 3. Aren’t they very expensive?

August 6th, 2015

Dental implants at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Welcome back to part 3 of our series on dental implants. We’ve covered what dental implants are and how they can be used in many different situations to replace missing teeth. We’ve also discussed how long they last and how to ensure you can help to maintain their longevity. Today we’re discussing the fees for dental implants.

As each case is clinically different and there are many different scenarios and options for using dental implants, your dentist and implant surgeon will be able to quote you the fees required for your specific treatment plan. As we have discussed previously, dental implants are not a “one size fits all” situation.

You may find your investment for dental implants is high however when compared to the alternative options of dental bridges or dentures, the benefits of dental implants far out way the fee for the investment. Dental implant benefits include not having to prepare adjacent healthy teeth like bridges, replacing only what is missing, giving you fixed teeth unlike dentures and providing high success rates (often 98% success). Ultimately the choice is yours and you need to make an informed decision as what is best for you.

I can get cheaper implants abroad, I can make huge savings!  That may initially seem true and can seem very tempting, however you must consider why the fee is much cheaper. The old phrase “You get what you pay for” unfortunately still applies. Always take extreme caution if opting for dental tourism. Always ask for case evidence, how many cases has the implant surgeon completed, ask to see photographic evidence, what implant types are being used, what the after care follow up is, what happens if there is a complication? Who do you go to see?

Choosing the right team for dental implants is very important. You should choose a team you trust.

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Dental implants guide- part 2- How long do they last?

July 30th, 2015

Dental Implants at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Last time we discussed what Dental Implants are and the fact that they can be used to replace missing teeth in many different situations depending on the clinical case. A common misconception patients think is that once a Dental Implant is completed you don’t have to worry about looking after them as they are titanium and they will last forever. This in fact FALSE.

How long do Dental Implants last? Like with any other surgical implant (eg a hip replacement) there is no life time guarantee. How long they last depends on how well you look after them. If they are looked after well they will last you many years.

Once a dental implant is in place and the correct healing period has occurred continuous care and maintenance by the patient is necessary to ensure longevity of the Dental Implant.

What do I mean by that? It means that you need to treat the Dental Implant as you would do a natural tooth to make sure it lasts. Dental Implants can still fail if not looked after properly and also certain medical conditions may be a higher risk factor that affect the longevity. So this means you need to brush effectively around your dental implant crown; you need to clean inbetween the implant crown and very importantly around the gum line of the dental implant; and you must see your dental hygienist and dentist as often as they recommend to ensure continual health and maintenance of your teeth and gums.

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Red arrows fly into Farnborough airport

July 29th, 2015

Red Arrows in Farnborough Airport- blog enws from Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Anybody catch the Red Arrows flying into Farnborough airport last week?

The Red Arrows were in town last week ahead of their Southsea display show on the Friday. Crowds gathered at the airport in Farnborough, Hampshire to see if they could catch a glimpse. At around 7 pm 11 planes flew in formation and landed at the airport.

For those who don’t know the Red Arrows is a aerobatic display team of the Royal Air Force. The team was formed in late 1964 and their badge shows the aircrafts in their diamond nine trademark formation.

Keep a look out for further local news updates from Time Dental!

Dental Implants – your guide

July 23rd, 2015

Dental Implants at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

What are Dental Implants?

Your teeth have roots which are attached to your jaw bone. You only see approximately 1/3 of the actual length of your tooth as the remaining part of the tooth (the root) is under the gum line.

When a tooth is removed or if there are missing teeth, a dental implant can be placed to replace the tooth. The dental implant replaces the root where the natural tooth used to be. It is made of titanium.

I have more than one tooth missing. Does that mean I have to have a dental implant to replace every missing tooth?

No. In certain clinical situations replacing every tooth with an implant may not be clinically necessary. There are a number of factors that need to be carefully assessed and also discussed with you. Each case is tailored made for that particular case. Your dentist and Implant surgeon will be able to discuss all your options with you.

The implant is carefully and gently placed into the jaw bone by an implant surgeon. General dentists are also allowed to place implants however many practices have a dedicated implant surgeon that carry out this procedure. They normally have many years of experience and are able to deal with complex cases.

Tune next time for further info on your guide to Implants.

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Last night of the Proms in Alton, Hampshire draws a crowd

July 22nd, 2015

Last Night of the proms at Alton

The Last night of the Proms now in its 8th year was held in the Public Gardens in Alton on the 11th July brought together may people from the area and beyond.

The event was opened by Alton town Mayor Cllr Pam Jones. The Alton Concert Orchestra played a number of classic pieces and were also joined by the Alton Choral Society.

The performance was enjoyed by many families who had gathered in the Gardens. A fantastic event, so well done all involved! Looking forward to next years event which will be even bigger I’m sure!

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How to eat what ever you want without worrying about your dentures!

July 16th, 2015

Implant bridges from Time Dental in Farnham, SurreyImplant bridges from Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

What would it mean to you if you could have fixed teeth again?

Most denture wearers struggle with chewing food and painful dentures. With dental implants you could have fixed teeth in a matter of days. So now there’s:

  • No need to worry about your dentures moving when you eat
  • No more painful gums because of your loose dentures
  • No need to take your dentures out at night to clean them

Dental Implants replace the roots of where your original teeth used to be. A special connector and crown / bridge / denture is then attached to the implants that allow you to chew comfortably again.

Time Dental have a team with over 30 years of experience to help you. They have a professional, genuinely caring approach to providing you with teeth that you can chew properly with.

Call us NOW to see how we can help you on 01252 723 008

How to look your best for a wedding or holiday…

July 10th, 2015

Time Dental tooth whitening offer

If you want to look great for that special wedding or even for your summer holiday, then there’s no easier way to boost your confidence than using professional tooth whitening to make a brilliant impression. Completely safe and very effective. Just have a look at the results above.

You’ll have to hurry because there’s only 3 weeks left for our summer special offer!

Half price tooth whitening only at Time Dental ends on the 31st July. So get in quick before the spaces run out.

Why go to the dentist to whiten my teeth? Because only dentists are legally allowed to provide professional tooth whitening. Not only that but we use the correct tooth whitening gel and custom fit whitening trays that give the safest and best results.

White smile. Confident you. Only £195.

p.s. offer ends 31st July so call NOW on 01252 723 008

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What has Wimbledon tennis and tooth whitening got in common?

July 8th, 2015

Wimbledon, strawberries and tooth whitening at Time Dental In Farnham, Surrey

Any guesses?

Answer…. STRAWBERRIES

eh? I hear you say!

Well, we all know that when Wimbledon tennis is on, having a large punnet of strawberries is mandatory. They go together like bread and butter. But did you know that strawberries can also help to naturally whiten your teeth?

First mash up a few strawberries and add half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to make a paste. Then smear some of the paste over the teeth and rub it in a little to whiten the teeth.

The bicarbonate of soda is abrasive and will remove surface stains caused by tea, coffee or red wine and the strawberries contain ascorbic acid which is an acid that also helps teeth shine by removing surface stains. But be careful, doing this everyday can end up damaging your teeth, so once in a while is fine.

If you can’t be bothered with that then an easy, safe way is to professionally whiten your teeth at your dentist. Time Dental are currently running a half price tooth whitening offer, but you have to hurry as the offer ends 31st July!

So you’d better get your skates on…..I mean tennis trainers on!

p.s. Call 01252 723 008 NOW and book your tooth whitening before 31st July and receive professional tooth whitening for half price!

 


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