Horbury Dental Care

At Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic our mission is to provide state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry in a relaxing & friendly environment. Our family & cosmetic dentist practice is conveniently located near Wakefield and has ample free parking and easy to access from junction 40 of the M1.

Dr. Mark Willings and his team use the latest in advanced technology and techniques to deliver premium quality dental procedures in an clinic that caters to the patient’s needs and comfort. Their greatest priority is helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile while ensuring your complete comfort and satisfaction.

At Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic our mission is to provide state-of-the-art general and cosmetic dentistry in a relaxing & friendly environment. Our family & cosmetic dentist practice is conveniently located near Wakefield and has ample free parking and easy to access from junction 44 of the M62.


Dr. Mark Willings and his team use the latest in advanced technology and techniques to deliver premium quality dental procedures in an office that caters to the patient’s needs and comfort. Their greatest priority is helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile while ensuring your complete comfort and satisfaction.

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Horbury Dental 2018

We would like to wish all of our patients a very Happy New Year! It was a busy year at Horbury Dental Care and Implant Clinic in 2017 with lot’s of exciting things going on, let’s take a look back at some of our biggest achievements of 2017….

February 

Our winning of the Best Team -North East award at the Dentistry Awards was published in the Dentistry magazine which featured a short interview with our practice Director Mark Willings.

 March 

Horbury Dental Care sponsored the Silcoates Rugby tour of South Africa, we love to support our local schools! Keeping up with technology - we introduced patient WI-FI to our waiting areas.Our most exciting announcement of March was the opening of surgery 10 – our dedicated hygiene surgery!

 

 April

One of our receptionists Catherine took part in the Wakefield 10K to raise money for Wakefield Hospice Louise, a dental nurse here at Horbury tied the knot with her now husband LewisWe celebrated National Pet Day with a funky collage of all our staff pets from Horbury Dental Care.

May

Our reception team attended the BDA training day in London – we pride ourselves on delivering world class service! We celebrated National Smile Month by posting hints, tips and information on keeping your mouth healthy on our Facebook page.

June

Team HDC hiked the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise money for Wakefield Hospice and completed it in 12 gruelling hours! We visited Silcoates school to take part in career day to give career advice to the Year 10 students.

 July

Harriet Willings, daughter of practice owner Mark Willings graduated as a fully qualified dentist from Newcastle University - Harriet marks the 5th generation of dentists in the Willings family!

August 

We hit the 200 ‘like’ mark on our Facebook page! We held an summer prize draw that included an electric toothbrush and hygiene kit – look out for more give away’s on our Facebook page.

September

Belinda, a dental nurse here at HDC got married at the wonderful Wentbridge House to her partner Rich

October 

We held our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money to beat cancer – it was a success as ususal!

November

November marks Mouth Cancer Awareness Month – in order to raise awareness we posted tips, facts and advice on our Facebook page throughout the month

Staff at HDC hosted a careers evening in partnership with Wakefield Girls High School. Students from the school attended the practice and were given talks on dentistry and shown a ‘hands on’ idea of what it would be like to be a dentist.

December

Staff at HDC celebrated Christmas by attending a Yurt party in Harrogate, an amazing night was had by all!

Now we are at the start of 2018 – who knows what is in store for HDC this year! Here are a few ‘New Years Resolution’ ideas for our patients….

Toothbrush

Start your new year with a new toothbrush. If, like many people, you stick with the same toothbrush until the bristles are looking really worn, you have probably not been getting rid of the bacteria that accumulates on the gums, potentially leading to gum disease. A toothbrush (or electric brush head) should be replaced at least every three months to ensure efficient cleaning of both the teeth and gums.

Interdental Cleaning

Probably not high on people’s new year ‘to do’ list, but if you don’t already, add dental floss or interdental brushes to your next shopping list. This is probably one of the biggest things that you can do to improve your oral health, yet only around one in five of us currently do this. Although it may appear tricky at first, many patients at Horbury Dental Care who have been shown how to floss correctly, find it an easy task to perform and have been surprised at the benefits it has provided.

Cut down the sugar

Increasingly, sugar is being seen as a major threat to our health. This not only applies to medical conditions such as diabetes, which in itself also causes dental issues, but also to our oral health. Sugar consumption is known to cause tooth decay, but also provides fuel for the bacteria that lead to gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. By reducing your sugar consumption, you also increase the chances of having healthy teeth and gums.

Come and say hello!

If you live in the West Yorkshire area, why not consider taking advantage of the services that we offer at our modern dental practice. Along with offering excellent oral health care provision for all the family, we also offer specialist dentistry along with many modern tooth replacement systems such as dental implants, that can really help you to have an attractive and confident smile.

 

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2017 New Years Resolution For Your Teeth

Your dental health is an important part of your overall wellness, and the New Year is a great time to create resolutions for improving your dental health. Many people have dental health resolutions that range from improving their toothbrushing habits to completing a full smile makeover. Understanding the benefits of your resolutions can be motivating, rewarding and satisfying. Whatever your goals might be, it is important to take small steps to achieve them. Consistency is key with any resolution that you make.

Perhaps you would like to improve your oral health. Daily toothbrushing and flossing is a definite and simple way to improve your oral health. For successful bacterial plaque removal, it is important to brush at least twice a day using an appropriately sized, soft-bristle, manual or electric toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. It is also important to floss or use bottle brushes between your teeth at least once per day to remove bacterial plaque and food that has accumulated throughout the day.

Your toothbrush or tooth brush head, should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, as well as after you have a cold or if the bristles are frayed. Daily toothbrushing and flossing help to prevent gingivitis (gum disease), tooth decay and halitosis (bad breath). The daily use of antimicrobial and fluoride mouth rinses also helps to improve your oral health. As well as at home maintenance, in order to keep your oral health in tip top condition it is advantageous to visit one of our dental hygienists regularly. We currently have four dental hygienists based at Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic covering every day of the week in order to ensure we can offer our patients suitable appointment slots.

A visit to the hygienist for a regular Scale & Polish at Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic costs just £35.50 and we welcome unregistered patients to take advantage of our friendly helpful dental hygiene service!
A resolution to make routine visits to the dentist may help prevent oral disease or reveal an existing disease in its early stage. Dental visits should take place every 6 to 12 months to allow your dentist and dental hygienists to monitor the condition of your oral cavity and develop an appropriate treatment plan to meet your wants and needs. Your dentist can refer you to a specialist for a treatment that is beyond the scope of their practice if required. At Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic we offer NHS, Essential and Private dentistry.

Whilst at this time we sadly do not have any NHS places, we do have places for our Essentials and Private programmes! Our Essentials scheme is one which is affordable, with an examination costing just £27.50 one of our experienced dentists can carry out a full oral examination, as well as offering dental advice from how to brush correctly to cosmetic dental treatment. Start your New Year off by improving your dental health with Horbury Dental Care & Implant Clinic!

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Horbury Awarded "The Best Team" at the prestigious UK Dental Awards 2016

Sponsored by market-leading businesses serving the dental profession and supported by key dental associations and all the leading dentistry magazines, the Dental Awards are the most prestigious awards program serving the dental sector. Being seen as the gold standard, winning an award represents a pinnacle in the career of any individual or practice.

Horbury Dental Care came up against five other dental practices in the running for the title of ‘Best Team North East’ 2016. After getting through the gruelling judging panel, Horbury Dental Care were named ‘Best Team North East’ for the 2016 Dentistry Awards. Throughout the year and past years, the team here at Horbury Dental Care are very busy with charity work as well as getting involved in our local community. Here at Horbury we are one big family, our patients are at the centre of everything we do and this shows with our excellent team work and culture. We work together as a team to ensure our patients are best cared for, from the first phone call to our aftercare services.

We are very proud of our team – they are dedicated and hard working, and a fun bunch to work with! We are delighted and so proud to have won ‘Best Team North East’ 2016.

Here are some comments from our very excited team!

‘To be nominated for Best Team was an honour in itself, but to win! Wow! I am so proud!’ – Abbie (Referrals Manager)

‘Really pleased for our team and great to know that we were able to win this award when we were up against five other great practices!’ – Jill (Business & Finance Administrator)

‘Amazing night had by all, so happy!’ – Katie (Dental Nurse)

‘Fantastic night, thrilled that we won and proud of the whole team’ – Caron (Receptionist)

‘What a fantastic achievement, so proud of all our staff, the highlight was seeing how much it meant to everyone!’ – Nick (Partner Dentist)

‘I’m ecstatic that we won, what a great end to a great year’  - Lucy (Dental Nurse)

‘It was a brilliant evening, the fact we won on our first time at the awards was fabulous’ – Sue (Head Receptionist) 

‘Best night ever! Can’t believe we won!’ – Sarah (Dental Nurse)

‘Wish we could do it all over again, we deserved to win we are a great team!’ – Francois (Dentist)

‘I am absolutely thrilled to receive the Dentistry Team Award..... at HDC we really do have a winning team and it was fantastic to receive national recognition at such a prestigious event. I am so proud of all our staff and the awards presentation was the pinnacle of a tremendous journey we have been on over the last few years.’ – Mark (Principle Dentist)

‘Such a fabulous, Glamorous evening! Proud to be a part of such a deserving, winning team’ – Holly (Clinical Support Manager)

Set in the close run up to Christmas at the dazzling Athena in Leicester, dentists and team members travel from far and wide to attend Dentistry’s biggest party.



Welcoming over 700 guests at it’s 10th birthday in 2015, The Dentistry Awards has truly made a name for itself. The impressive themes put on by the venue each year provides a perfect setting for the lively drinks reception. Guests are then seated to a quality three-course meal with wine, and live entertainment before the exciting ceremony itself. Not to mention the huge after party with a DJ and large dance floor.



With categories for individuals and teams, the awards offers opportunity for all to enter and be acknowledged. The Dentistry Awards categories are purposely split into regions, ensuring this is a celebration of dentistry throughout the whole of the UK .

 

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What is involved with Straightening Teeth?

 

Most people are not endowed with straight teeth that are perfectly aligned and for many, it results in feelings of low self-esteem. Besides the issue of the teeth being aesthetically unpleasant when they are crooked, some people even find chewing certain food harder, while others are not able to properly clean their teeth, leading to other dental problems. However, with an effective teeth straightening treatment, you should be able to get your healthy teeth and smile back.

What is Teeth Straightening Treatment?

Have you ever wondered why certain people have such great straight teeth? In most cases, these people have undergone teeth straightening treatment since, malocclusion, which refers to crooked or misaligned teeth, is a universal problem. This means that nearly everyone in the world will experience some type of malocclusion in their lives. Nevertheless, there are several teeth straightening options available to correct this problem including dental braces, teeth crowns, teeth veneers or a teeth straightening surgical procedure.

Major Types of Tooth Straightening Procedures

Dental braces – Straightening teeth with orthodontic or dental braces involves placing small brackets on all the teeth, and the brackets are then joined together using a wire. It is the most common type of tooth straightening procedure as it is non-invasive and cheap to use. The downside is that treatment can take more than a year to complete, and you will also need to regularly wear braces afterwards to keep your teeth straight.

Teeth crowns and teeth veneers – These two are the fastest options to use when straightening teeth. Technically speaking, this treatment option will not straighten teeth (root and crown); instead it works by masking the part of the teeth that is visible and makes it appear straight. Crooked teeth are trimmed back, and crowns or veneers that have the correct alignment and shape are placed on top of them, thus creating straight teeth.

Teeth straightening surgery – For patients with skeletal deficiencies who cannot use dental braces alone for teeth straightening, surgery is usually recommended. Some of the major skeletal issues include jaw discrepancies and cleft palate. It is a highly invasive treatment that is done by experienced surgeons. The period of treatment is also quite long since it requires dental braces both for preparing for surgery and maintaining straight teeth after surgery.

When it comes to tooth straightening, there is simply no fixed solution that is best for everyone. Every individual case must be assessed carefully by your dentist before you make the decision as to which treatment option to use. You should also consider the cost and also the advantages and risks related to each procedure.

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Importance of Regular Dental Check-Ups

While skipping a dental visit every now and then might be tempting, remember that a regular visit to your dentist can actually result in significant money and time savings. More importantly, dental check-ups help preserve the proper health of your teeth. Find out why you need to schedule regular dental check-ups here below.

What Happens During a Dental Check-Up?

Dealing with tooth decay is only one of the parts of a comprehensive dental check-up. During your appointment, your dentist will also evaluate your gum health, perform neck and head examination and also look for any signs of vitamin deficiencies, diabetes or oral cancer. Do not be surprised when you dentist also inspects the movement of your jaws, saliva, and your bite.

Your dentist then cleans your teeth while stressing the need to maintain proper oral hygiene in between visits. Most dentists pay more attention to tartar and plaque build-up in teeth, as they can cause gum disease. Food, tobacco, and beverages also stain teeth, and if the soft plaque is not removed quickly, it can harden and start irritating your gum tissue.

Benefits of Regular Dental Check-Ups

Protect Your Teeth

Early detection of teeth problems, including tooth decay and gum disease, can ensure that proper remedial action is taken early on before the problem persists further. Most adults over 30 years suffer from some level of gum disease, which is the biggest tooth loss culprit. By going to frequent dental check-ups, you can help in preventing gum disease from developing.

Enhance Your Look

During a professional dental clean up, built up plaque and tartar is removed, especially the ones that cannot be removed or reached by standard brushing alone. You will notice that your mouth feels truly rejuvenated and fresh afterwards, which will improve your overall look. Furthermore, regular check-ups also help in preventing disconcerting bad breath.

Protect Your General Health

There are several serious conditions that can be noticed during a dental check-up. Your dentist will be able to alert you early on, even before other more critical symptoms start showing up in other parts of the body. For instance, when oral cancer is detected in its initial stages, treatment can be more effective in dealing with the cancer.

Save Money

Many people have the wrong misconception that regular dental check-ups are very expensive. However, if you think about the cost of undergoing an expensive procedure afterwards just because you did not prevent the dental problem for developing, you will see that it makes financial sense to get regular check-ups.

Ultimately, in order to ensure proper dental health and get tips on how to maintain healthy teeth, ensure you visit your dentist regularly.

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Don't let the sweet treats get the better of your children's teeth this Halloween

To most people halloween is a time of ghosts, witches and ghouls, but this year the UK's leading dental health charity reminds parents how traditions such as trick or treating can increase risks of damage to their children's teeth.

After an evening of trick or treating, children are likely to return home with a goody bag full of sweets and sugary foods. Although this is exciting for children, parents need to be aware of the risk of tooth decay. The British Dental Health Foundation's Chief Executive, Dr Nigel Carter, explains that it is better for children to eat sugary foods all together, rather than to spread eating them out over a few hours.

Dr Carter said: "We want children to enjoy themselves at Halloween. The trick is to find a middle ground - not to gorge on sweets for hours." With Bonfire night also only around the corner, and all the food delights that come with it, the Foundation emphasises that everything is OK in moderation.

Dr Carter added: "It's OK to have the odd sugary treat on a special occasion as long as children keep up their regular dental health routine. On a daily basis, it is important that children have a healthy balanced diet, with five portions of fruit and vegetables.

TEN FACTS ABOUT CHILDREN'S TEETH

1. Around a third of children at the ages of 5 and 12 have visible signs of tooth decay.

2. The main cause of toothache in children is tooth decay.

3. It is not the amount of sweets consumed that causes tooth decay - it is how often they are eaten.

4. Sugar causes the bacteria in plaque to produce acids. It is these acids which attack children's tooth enamel and cause tooth decay.

5. Every time children eat or drink anything sugary, their teeth are under attack for up to one hour.

6. Saliva plays a major role in neutralising acids in the children's mouth.

7. Giving children 7 -1 0 snack attacks' during the day means their teeth are constantly under attack.

8. Alkaline foods like cheese or milk can help to neutralise the build-up of acid in children's mouths.

9. Dried fruits are high in sugar and are not necessarily a healthier option for children's teeth.

10. For a healthy diet the NHS advises that children's sugar intake is limited to around 33g per day.

In addition to Foundation's three key rules for good oral health1, these following tips are recommended this Halloween:

FIVE TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER HALLOWEEN

1. Limit the number of houses visited on Halloween.

2. Stop children eating sweets one hour before bedtime on Halloween.

3. Ensure you supervise your children brushing their teeth before they go to bed on Halloween.

4. Keep any sweets and sugary snacks for mealtimes only in the following days.

5. Take special care of children with braces - make sure their braces are cleaned thoroughly.

"This combined with a good dental cleaning routine with fluoride toothpaste will help protect the teeth against conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease.

"Each time a sugary food or drink is consumed the sugar reacts with the bacteria in plaque (the sticky coating on the teeth) and produces harmful acids. These acids attack the teeth and dissolve the protective enamel coating on the teeth, which after many such attacks can lead to a cavity (a hole) forming in the tooth and eventually a need for a filling or extraction - something every parent would want their child to avoid.

"The key thing for parents to remember is that it is how often sugar is consumed, rather than how much sugar, which affects the chance of decay.

"It takes the saliva in the mouth up to an hour to neutralise the acid. This means every time sugary foods or drinks are consumed, the teeth are under attack for an hour.

"If children are constantly snacking on sweet foods, their teeth never have a chance to recover completely."

For this reason, the Foundation advises parents to limit their children's sugar intake to three meals and two snacks a day. When possible sweet treats should be eaten at mealtimes, during meals extra saliva is produced and this can help rinse away extra sugars and bacteria. Substituting sweets for crisps or other carbohydrate snacks won't stop the risk of cavities either.

These can also create an acid environment in the mouth and lead to cavities. Instead, parents can give out healthy snacks such as fruit or breadsticks or even small toys to "Trick or Treaters".
The Foundation suggests offering sugar-free sweets and avoiding giving out sticky, sweets such as toffee that stick to the teeth and give the bacteria a longer time in which to attack.

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What is a dental implant?

What is a Dental Implant?

The truth is that dental medicine, as well as regular one, is improving by leaps in bonds every single day. New and new solutions are found which make the life of patients a lot easier. One of these solutions is the dental implants. These are particularly advantageous applications as they are capable of providing you with means of battling tooth loss which is something that a lot of people are suffering from.

Things to Consider

The reasons for this are various. For some particular reason, we tend to forget about our dental hygiene, and we don’t take it as serious as we need to. This is absolutely counter-productive as it’s capable of leading to some severe complications. In any case, the loss of teeth might also be caused by decay or some particular health condition. Regardless of the particular reason, it’s absolutely crucial to handle this matter as promptly as you can and also as professionally.

Common Misconceptions

One of the most common misconceptions amongst people seems to be that if you get older, you won’t be able to take advantage of dental implants as your bone structure won’t support it. The truth is far from this. Your age is completely irrelevant when it comes to using a dental implant. In fact, it’s highly recommended for older people to take into consideration this particular option as it might provide them with the solution they are looking for. Getting a dental implant constructed is going to provide them with stronger bite which may allow them to eat better as this is something that gets harder as the age advances. It’s also going to provide them with a lot of confidence which would allow them to lead a far more active social life.

The Process of Creating an Implant

The process of creating a dental implant, however, is rather complicated. The dentist is first going to make sure that the teeth on both sides of the gap resulted from the lost tooth are properly shaped so that he can mount the crowns. Once he is done with this, he is going to take an impression of the gap and the surrounding teeth and send this to the laboratory in order to get an exact match of an artificial tooth. Once he gets this, which is known as a bridge, he’s going to mount the dental implant. This is a surgical operation, and not all dentists are going to be able to and allowed to carry this out. This is why you should consult with one of the dentists at Horbury Dental Care in advance in order to know whether or not he is going to be able to handle it. If he’s not, he could refer you to a professional who could get it done.

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Read what our patients have said about our practice recently!

 

Excellent service!

I rang requesting an urgent appointment which was scheduled for an hour later by friendly Reception staff. The Dentist and Nurse were so caring throughout my tooth extraction. Afterwards, the Reception staff kept an eye on me whilst I sat in the waiting room before driving home. Thank you ALL so much for the great service.
Mrs Stainthorpe

Nick Lane

I just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU for the excellent work you have done on my implants. They are amazing; so natural and a perfect match with my own teeth. I am absolutely delighted!
Thank you also to all your colleagues involved in the process; an excellent experience from start to finish. I would happily recommend you to anyone thinking of having Dental Implants.
Best Wishes
Mrs Gibbons

James

Another good visit seeing James Hudson. It’s lovely when you don’t dread going to the dentists.
M Mcpherson

Nick & the Team

Nick, you have a great calming manner which put me at ease.
I would just like to say a big thank you for the work you have done on my teeth. I am amazed at all the work you have done whilst keeping me pain free! Anyone considering Dental Implants, I can say it is worth it and don’t worry about anything…you’re in good hands.
Mr Facey

Mark & Team

Thank you for my excellent treatment. I’m so happy with how my implant and crown feel & look. Excellent explanation of treatment and costs. Everyone was very helpful and welcoming.
Thanks again
Sarah

Horbury Dental Care staff

Thank you for the first class treatment I received at your practice.
Mrs Cann

Mark

Just a short but very appreciative note to thank you for you care over the past year or so. I found your handling of my Implant treatment very professional & considerate and I felt I coild not have been in better hands.
With very best wishes
Mrs Padgett

Horbury Dental Implant Clinic

Thank you for taking my difficult case & producing fantastic results. You have achieved a natural look & I now have a smile I am proud of. Thank you for all your time, hard work & professionalism.
H. Sutton

Wow!Wow!Wow!

How good to feel complete again!
Mark & the staff have been so reassuring all the way through my treatment.
Thank you

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Why Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures?

Dental implants offer an excellent solution for missing teeth. They act as an anchor that provides better support and stability, as well as reassure the wearer. That’s why dentists today recommend dental implants over dentures. If you are still undecided with dental implants, then below are some of its advantages over dentures and other treatments.

Looks like Natural Teeth

A dental implant restores your teeth so that it feels looks and functions like a natural one. It is stable and strong that you might even forget that they are there. Dentures can result to bone deterioration, and interfere with smiling, eating, speaking, and other things you do daily.

Live Life Worry-Free

Your self-esteem will improve because you don’t need to be conscious about your smile, or worry about missing some of your teeth. With dental implants, you will be able to do stuff that are impossible with removable dentures. Dentures can become loose and fall out while eating, laughing or even just talking. When you have dental implants, you gain full control of your life again.

Protect Healthy Bone

Losing one or more teeth can result to other health issues that include the deterioration of the jawbone. When it doesn’t support natural teeth, the jawbone weakens and loses its firmness. Dental implants preserve natural bone, and at the same time stimulate bone growth. Using dentures only can lead to bone loss.

Speak Normally

When you have dental implants, you will be able to speak in a normal manner. Because the implants function like natural teeth, you can easily pronounce the words and don’t worry about the dentures falling out.

No Cavities

Cavities can’t develop in an implant-restored crown. However, you still need to have it clean and maintain through regular visits to the dental office. You also need to observe good oral hygiene just like natural teeth.

Protect Healthy Teeth

Dentures can grind with both sides of the missing teeth, which damage them. Dental implants prevent the grinding from taking place, and will not impact healthy teeth. And at the same time, the nearby teeth will not be shifting because there is no empty space for long periods of time.

Keep Replacement Tooth in Place

Dentures can slip when you smile, kiss, laugh, yawn, cough, talk, and eat. You need to reposition the dentures back into place. On the other hand, dental implants are permanently fixed into place. It fuses naturally with the jawbone, which means that the replacement teeth will not click, shift, or move.

These are the advantages of choosing dental implants over dentures. There’s no need to worry about falling dentures anymore. With implants, you will have replacement teeth that look and feel like the ones you have lost.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Opt For Implant Dentistry

 

Ever since the advent of implant dentistry, dentures are becoming a less popular choice for teeth replacement. Gone are the days when getting dentures were the only choice you had to replace missing teeth. If you have a few missing teeth, or are tired of wearing dentures, here are a few reasons why dental implants are a better choice. Horbury Dental Care's experienced team can help guide you through the implant process and choices available to you.

Looks and Feels Like Real Teeth
One of the greatest advantage of dental implants is that they look and feel like natural teeth. Dentures are however a dead give-away. They look too perfect to create the illusion of your natural teeth. With dental implants you don't have to worry about feeling like a fake. They are strong, stable and perform similarly to natural teeth.

Stays In Place
Wearing dentures is like wearing a wig, it could fall out anytime. Dental implants stay in place, so you will never have to worry about your teeth moving around during a conversation, or falling out during a fit of laughter. Better yet, you won't have to worry about your dentures falling out when you blow out the candles on your birthday cake. The thing about dental implants is that they are as secure as secure can get. This means they won't let you down and cause embarrassment in social settings. If your dentures have caused you embarrassment on numerous occasions, it's time to switch to dental implants.

Lasts Longer
Dentures can last between five to seven years; however, if they become loose, they will have to be rebased or relined. On the other hand, if you opt for implant dentistry, aside from the occasional readjustments, your implants can last you a life time if you care for them properly. This means also, that implant dentistry is more cost effective than dentures. If you want to save money, then dental implants are the clear winner.

Convenient
The problem with wearing dentures is that you have to take them out at nights, the same way you remove your contact lenses. With dental implants, you keep your teeth in your mouth and not in a glass overnight. It may take a while for you to get accustomed to having dentures and so you may forget your teeth halfway into your journey to the store, or a very important occasion. Now, that is one thing that will never happen when you are wearing dental implants.

Preserves Your Other Teeth
If you are replacing a few teeth and want to preserve your remaining teeth, implant dentistry is the ideal choice. This is because your dentist has to grind away the teeth on the sides of the missing teeth. In addition, going around with missing teeth can cause the other teeth to shift out of place because they have no support. Dental implants will provide support for these teeth and keep them in place.
Implant dentistry has revolutionised the dental industry. It offers individuals a more reliable, convenient and cost effective way of replacing missing teeth. If you are not a smoker and have healthy gums, there's no reason why you should be walking around with dentures, or a toothless smile. Why not opt for implant dentistry? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Gentle Dentistry at Horbury Dental Care

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Nervous Dental Implants Patients​ A dentist's clinic is probably the one place that people hate to visit. Some may have had an unpleasant encounter during their childhood, or simply just dread the tiniest details in a dentist's room and the whole atmosphere, as it is where you'd pay money to get tortured. Simila...
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