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A single tooth dental implant. Noble Biocare conical connection , screw fixed. The ultimate in precision and perfectibility. 
Please note the conical connection at the bottom of the crown ( a porcelain bonded crown with maximum strength and durability) fixed to the implant body by a high quality titanium screw.

For an in ititial cunsultaion please cotact us at:
Provident Dental Surgery, 7 Chapel Road, Worthing , BN11 1EG
tel: 019033- 821822
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Highly Advance Implant Dentistry.
Cantilever Bridge over implants in an edentulous (toothless) narrow concave buccal bone plate in upper left hand side jaw with close proximity to maxillary sinus. The procedure was carried out without any bone graft and implants were inserted with a vertical angel of 15 degree. Implant system used Noble Biocare Connical Connection with two healing caps for maximum aesthetic (beauty) result, reliability and patient comfort.
For an initial consultation please contact:
Provident Dental Surgery, 7 Chapel Road , Worthing , West Sussex , Tel: 01903 821822 
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If you are in need of Dental Emergency Treatment please give us a call on 01903 821822. Our visiting  address is :
7 Chapel Road
West Sussex

We try to see you as soon as possible .

Here below is some Dental Emergency Advise. Easy to understand language and basic advise to what patients can do to ease off discomfort. 

Broken tooth or filling which is sharp and sensitive and rubbing against your tongue and makes the area sore.
Cover the broken tooth by a sugar free chewing gum and contact your dentist.

Bleeding from a tooth socket following an extraction.
Usually after every extraction you expect some bleeding. The bleeding time and the amount of bleeding depending on many factors like the size of the extraction site and the type of extraction(simple extraction or more difficult extraction and/or surgical extraction) and if patient has been taking any blood thinning drugs like Warfarin, Heparin and to some extent Ibuprofen and Aspirin.

You can also decrease pain and swelling by applying an ice pack- 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off for the first six hours following the extraction. 

However if you have a lot bleeding following a tooth extraction do the following. Roll a clean handkerchief like a sausage and bite on it on the extraction site it can be a gauze pad, soft clean padding or even cold wet tea bag( If your dentist has placed a suture in the extraction site then you must be careful and not bite very hard on the site because it could cause the dental suture to come loose).         
Keep your head elevated on several pillows.

Avoid strenuous exercise during the first 24 hours and keep the mouth from excessive movement. Physical activity may increase bleeding.                                   

If you want to take pain killers before the extraction it is better to take Paracetamol. Ibuprofen and Asprin can cause more bleeding after extraction.

Do not play with your tongue in the extraction site. It is possible the movement of tongue in the extraction site do open the extraction area and or sometimes might loosen up the suture. Keep your tongue away from the extraction site. 

Pain in extraction site following a tooth extraction.
After extraction especially in the more difficult cases, some patients may experience some discomfort for a few days time. If you do have discomfort following a tooth extraction and you want to take pain killers then you are better off to take an anti inflammatory pain killer (like Ibuprofen and/or Aspirin, if you can) rather than Paracetamol. The anti inflammatory pain killers have the benefit of reducing the inflammation in the extraction site as well and hope fully achieving a faster healing.

One of most common causes for pain in the extraction site following a tooth extraction is development of infection in the extraction site. This type of infection is usually developed a few days following the extraction and patients experience pain and severe sensitivity to hot and cold. Some type of people are more prone to develop these type of infection in the extraction site and other factors like smoking, long term diabetes and age is affecting the risk to develop such infection. Try to avoid smoking because it does increase the risk for such infection. Try to see your dentist as soon as possible. This condition is called Dry Socket.


Pain in the gum around wisdom teeth
Pain in the gum around upper wisdom teeth- There are many reasons for the pain in the gum around upper wisdom teeth but maybe one reason is the upper wisdom tooth has been erupting in a wrong angle and is rubbing against the inside check specially when the person open and closes the mouth which in turn causes the tooth to rub against the inside check. A temporary good help is to put something soft on the tooth (sugar free chewing gum) and contact your dentist immediately. Because of inflammation in the area maybe an anti-inflammatory pain killer (like Ibuprofen or Aspirin) works better than Paracetamol. If you are not sure if it is the gum around upper or lower wisdom tooth which hurts then try with your finger and push the gum around upper wisdom tooth and see if it hurts when pushing the finger there.

Pain in the gum around lower wisdom teeth- Again there are many reasons for pain in the gum around lower wisdom teeth but there are 2 cases that we do discuss them here. Again try with your finger and see if it is really the gum around lower wisdom tooth which hurts or not.

The first the reason for the pain can be because the upper wisdom tooth has been over erupting and when the patient bites the upper wisdom tooth bites on the gum partially covering lower wisdom teeth. This is traumatising the gum the lower around lower wisdom tooth. Try to avoid biting on the area and contact your dentist because these types can very easily develop into an infection in the jaw.          

The second reason for pain in the gum around lower wisdom tooth can be because the lower wisdom tooth is partially covered by gum. This means that some times food and bacteria can get under the gum and causes infection in that area. Brushing the gum and the wisdom teeth sometimes causes this problem to occur less. However if you suffer with such discomfort contact a dentist because it can develop to an infection. This condition is called Periocronitis. 

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The wolf of Wall Street went to dental school

Jordan Belfort, the protagonist in Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Wolf of Wall Street, started dental school before dropping out to become a crook Wall Street trader. His mother had wanted him to become a doctor but he overslept his medical school entrance exams and went to dental school instead.
In 1984, on his first day at Baltimore College of Dental Surgery the Dean told the class that their training would be rewarded with “a life of reasonable comfort.” The dean went on to say that “The golden age of dentistry is over. If you’re here simply because you’re looking to make money, you’re in the wrong place.” To be fair these are hardly the most motivational words for a class of aspiring dentists to hear on their first day. Belfort for one was a man of loftier ambitions and it was enough to send him searching elsewhere.
Belfort instead decided to work on Wall Street on a career which would see him swindle millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors. It was certainly a colourful career but one which landed him in prison for fraud and money laundering and being ordered to repay $110 million to a victim compensation fund.
His story is remarkable and after writing about the excesses the made it, his role has now been portrayed by Leonardo Di Caprio in a Hollywood blockbuster. 
How different things would have turned our had Jordan became a dentists and swapped penny stocks and yachts for dental implants, veneers and dental braces. What would you have done if you didn’t pursue a career in dentistry?
Belfort is still making lots of money, although he claims it is all going to pay off the investors he scammed. He estimates he will make $20 and $30 million from the books and movie. Also, he is being paid up to $50,000 per day to training and motivational speeches to corporate sales people.

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An Argentinian robber was caught after he lost his false teeth during a raid on a house. Senor Juan Navarro, from Cordoba, saw one of the three masked men who held him up lose his dentures, reports Terra Noticias Populares.  In his hurry to escape with jewellery and cash, the robber left the false teeth behind and Senor Navarro handed them over to the police. Two days after the robbery, Senor Navarro noticed his own nephew suddenly seemed to have lost his teeth.

A police spokesman said: 'Senor Navarro came straight to us and we had the denture analysed. It turns out it belongs to his nephew. What a funny thing to happen.  Caught by a denture!  Unbelievable!'

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Provident Dental Surgery
7 Chapel Road
West Sussex

Implant supported Bridge:

What Is It?
An implant-supported bridge is similar to a regular dental bridge, but it is supported by implants and not by natural teeth. In most cases, when an implant-supported bridge is used, one implant is placed in the jawbone for each missing tooth. Then the crowns are connected to each other to form one piece.

When Is This Used?
An implant-supported bridge is used when more than one tooth is missing. It also may be used when your dentist is concerned that you might put too much pressure on individual implants that are not connected to each other. For example, clenching or grinding your teeth can put a lot of pressure on individual implants. This can increase the chances that they will loosen from the bone and fail. An implant-supported bridge reduces the pressure on the individual implants in the bone, and spreads it across the entire bridge.

How Does It Work?
In some cases, your dentist may not want to put an implant in a certain place in your mouth. There may not be enough jawbone to support an implant, or the location may be too close to a nerve or sinus cavity (located above your upper teeth). In that case, your dentist can avoid the area by placing implants on both sides of the space. An implant-supported bridge will be placed on top. An implant-supported bridge also can be made similar to a traditional bridge, with a crown suspended between two implant-supported crowns.

An implant-supported bridge consists of:

1- The dental implant
The implant is made of titanium and surgically placed in the jawbone. You may have one implant for each missing tooth. In other cases, your dentist may skip one or more spaces because there's not enough jawbone, or because the space is too close to a nerve or your sinus cavity. 

2- Abutments
The abutment, a cylinder made of titanium, gold or porcelain, is screwed onto the implant. In the past, some abutments were attached to the implant using cement. Today all abutments are secured with screws. Abutments can be pre-fabricated or custom-made by the dental lab. 

3- The restoration
Porcelain-fused-to-metal bridge The restoration (the part that looks like teeth) is a series of crowns connected to form a bridge. They are made of porcelain attached and fused to a substructure of metal.

If you want to know about a bridge secured on the implants please contact our practice in Worthing , West Sussex also serving Ferring, Rustington, Angmering , East Preston , Goring , Broadwater , Durrington , Littlehampton , Arundel , Lancing , Steyning , horsham , Brighton and Chichester.
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