Revolutionising Dental Implant Treatments with our CBCT Scanners

At Perfect Pearls, we are always on the forefront of the latest technological advancements, ensuring we provide our patients with the highest standard of care. Central to our commitment is the utilisation of our cutting-edge CT scanner, particularly the Gendex CT scanner, a device specially designed for dental applications.

This advanced CT scanner, specially designed for dental use, employs Cone Beam CT (CBCT) technology to produce a detailed 3D image of your mouth. Read on to find out how we employ this state-of-the-art tech and its implications for those considering dental implants.

What are CBCT Scans?

CBCT scans are a type of X-ray equipment that produces three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone in a single scan. Unlike traditional X-rays, CBCT scans offer a more comprehensive view of the dental structures, allowing for precise and accurate planning and execution of dental procedures.

Understanding the Importance of Jawbone Health

The foundation of a successful dental implant is the quality and strength of the bone in your jaw. When a tooth is lost, the bone in that area can begin to diminish over time. This bone loss can pose challenges for implant placement and can even affect the final results, be it a crown, bridge, or denture.

At Perfect Pearls, we never compromise. Before proceeding with dental implant treatment, we always ensure there’s sufficient bone to support the implant. If there are concerns about bone levels, we’ve got solutions—be sure to check out our Bone Grafting information to discover how we can augment bone levels if necessary.

Benefits of Using CBCT Scans in Dental Implant Treatments

Are you concerned about bone loss? This is where our Gendex CT scanner comes into play. The benefits include:

Dental-specific design: Our Gendex CT scanner is crafted explicitly for dental applications, ensuring optimal results.

Precision imaging: With its ability to generate an accurate 3D image of your mouth, we can assess the intricacies of your bone structure and dental anatomy.

Informed planning: The scanner’s 3D imaging capability enables our implant specialists to meticulously plan the best placement for dental implants and the subsequent prosthetic.

Avoiding implant failures: With such precise imaging, we can preemptively address potential issues, significantly reducing the risk of implant failures.

Why Digital Dentistry Matters

The world is moving at a fast-paced digital evolution, and the dental realm is no exception. Digital dentistry, characterised by tools like CBCT scans, not only enhances the dental procedure itself but also vastly improves the patient experience.

  • Digital scans can be more comfortable than traditional methods, alleviating some of the anxieties many patients feel.
  • Efficiency: With digital tools, you’ll spend less time waiting and more time enjoying their rejuvenated smiles.
  • CBCT scans expose patients to minimal radiation, ensuring safety without compromising on quality.

At Perfect Pearls Dental, our priority is ensuring you’re well-equipped with information and confident in the treatment options available. During our complimentary dental implant consultations, we delve into the potential avenues for your dental health, ensuring you’re knowledgeable and comfortable with the proposed process.

Experience the difference that cutting-edge technology and compassionate care can make. Curious to know more? Reach out to us via our online form or call us directly at 01902 500823. We’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Introducing the 2020 smile – what is it and why do you deserve one?

2020 has a good ring to it, don’t you think? It’s only once a century that we see two matching numbers in the year. Even less frequent is a palindrome day as we experienced earlier this month – 02022020. In fact, it isn’t going to happen for another 101 years. Luckily, having a perfect smile doesn’t have to be a once on a lifetime thing – and that’s why we are very excited to introduce the 2020 smile. 

What is a 2020 smile?

If your vision isn’t 20/20, you go to an optician, if your smile isn’t 2020, you come and see us. It’s that simple. No matter how complex your dentistry needs, we have a range of high-quality dental treatments available at the lowest prices in the UK. Whether you are looking for a brighter, whiter smile or replacements for missing teeth, we can guarantee you that 2020 will be the year you fall back in love with your smile – and it may well be a lot more affordable than you think.

Get your sparkle back with teeth whitening

Teeth whitening won’t just help you to look your very best, it will also leave you with more confidence to help you make the most of 2020. Why should you miss out on having a smile that is as balanced as the year? At Perfect Pearls, we offer two types of professional teeth whitening designed to suit your lifestyle and desired results.

In-Practice Philips Zoom! Whitening

Philips Zoom! in-chair treatment is fast, effective and comfortable. All it requires is one 60 minute course of treatment consisting of 4 x 15-minute whitening sessions, a scale and polish beforehand and a free consultation. Treatment costs just £449 including scale and polish.

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Boutique Whitening at Home

We also offer home whitening kits with professional whitening trays. By taking an impression of your teeth, the dentist will create a special tray in which the whitening gel is added. They will begin the whitening process by demonstrating how to use it. This is the ideal solution for people who would prefer to whiten their teeth in their own time at home. Treatment costs just  £249 including professional trays.

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Say goodbye to gaps with dental implants

Missing teeth don’t just damage the appearance of your smile – they can also have a real impact on your confidence and self-esteem. No matter what you have planned for 2020, replacing missing teeth with low-cost dental implants is an excellent way to boost your confidence and enjoy being the very best you.

Here at Perfect Pearls, we believe that everybody should be able to enjoy a perfect smile. That’s why we innovated low-cost dental implants over 18 years ago and continue to lead the way in the UK. We have treated thousands of patients and provided them with high-quality dental treatment at an affordable price.

Restorative dentistry can be very costly, especially when you compare typical UK dental industry prices with what can be found abroad. At Perfect Pearls, we pride ourselves in offering UK patients the same low costs for dental implants as those found overseas – meaning your 2020 smile may well be a lot closer than you thought.

Spread the cost with affordable dental finance

To help make your 2020 smile even more affordable, we are able to offer finance at attractive low-interest rates with easy monthly payments. For higher cost treatment plans of £3,000 or more, patients can take advantage of interest-free finance from 6 months to 2 years. You can take advantage of the low 9.9% APR and spread the cost for up to 5 years.

For lower cost treatment plans we’re happy to offer a low-interest finance arrangement at just 9.9% APR. These terms are available for up to 5 years so can really help treatment become affordable.

Don’t delay – speak to an expert today

Ready to see what a 2020 smile can do for you? Get in touch with one of our experts today to find out how we can help. Call now on Wolverhampton 01902 500 823


Are dental implants worth the price?

Dental implants are a great solution to missing teeth and have become increasingly popular in the UK. Unfortunately, they are not generally covered by the NHS. This means that they usually have to be funded from your own pocket. If you have been considering dental implants then you have likely approached a few different dentists to find out about the costs involved. You might even have found yourself wondering if they are really worth the price. To help you make an informed decision, let’s take a closer look at the benefits of dental implants and what you really get for your money.

An investment in your confidence

A significant proportion of UK adults suffer from one or more missing teeth. Whilst the dental implications are obvious, there is another aspect of missing teeth that is easy to overlook – the impact on your confidence and overall wellbeing.

Research indicates that people with missing teeth commonly experience low self-esteem, a loss of confidence and a lower sense of wellbeing. The result can be a significant impact on people’s personal, social and professional lives. 

Professionals who suffer from missing teeth are often reluctant to give presentations, take the lead in meetings and pitches and will often avoid interviewing for new jobs or promotions. As a result, they are at risk of missing out on opportunities they deserve – and consequently not earning to their full potential. With this in mind, dental implants may prove to be well worth the investment.

Many people with missing teeth will become increasingly reluctant to appear in selfies and family photographs. Others may withdraw entirely from social occasions – leaving them isolated and at a higher risk of other health problems such as depression. Social isolation can be particularly undesirable for older patients who may already find that their opportunity to interact with others is limited. 

If you have lost an entire arch and wear dentures, implants can be used to support a fixed replacement. As well as significantly improving comfort, this will also eliminate the need for a plastic plate on the upper teeth. As a result, you could also experience an improved sense of taste and rediscover the pleasure of eating.

As a result, many older patients discover a new lease of life after dental implant surgery.

An investment in your future oral health

There are several reasons why your dentist will likely recommend that you replace missing teeth. Firstly, your oral hygiene is an important consideration. Gaps in your teeth can be sensitive and hard to reach, meaning that you either avoid brushing them because of the discomfort, or simply can’t reach some areas effectively. This puts your remaining teeth at a greater risk of decay and may eventually lead to further tooth loss.

Over a prolonged period of time, the jaw bone will slowly begin to weaken where teeth are missing. This is because when you chew, vibrations travel through the roots of your teeth and encourage healthy growth of the jaw bone. With a missing tooth, this stimulation no longer occurs and eventually the jaw can begin to weaken and recede. Not only does this increase the risk of losing more teeth in the future, it can also cause the appearance of early ageing as your jawline slowly changes shape.

How do dental implants actually work?

A dental implant actually consists of three key components – the implant, the abutment and the crown.

The implant is the most important part. This is a replacement for the root of the missing tooth and is made from biocompatible titanium. This is able to fuse with the existing bone in your jaw, restoring strength and providing a solid foundation for your new tooth or teeth that is as good as the original root. Alternatives such as traditional crowns and bridges do not offer this.

The abutment is mounted on the implant and allows the crown to be fitted. The crown is the visible part of the new tooth. This will be coloured and shaped to look and feel just like your natural teeth, so that once you have completed the treatment, you’ll forget you ever had missing teeth. Unlike traditional crowns, it will be supported by a root of its own and not rely on other teeth, meaning that the integrity of the surrounding teeth is not compromised.

Because dental implants do not rely on your remaining teeth, they are also a suitable option for almost every patient. Even if you have already begun to experience bone loss, this can usually be rectified during treatment. In some cases, a process known as bone grafting may be required. 

A lifelong investment

When you choose Perfect Pearls, you can be sure that your implants will fitted by an experienced implantologist. We use the highest quality materials from the best possible sources. 

Our clinic is based in Wolverhampton, where you’ll be supported by an expert team who’ll make sure that you are comfortable and reassured throughout the treatment, as well as providing all the aftercare you need. 

As a result of the exceptional care we take from the outset, our patients can enjoy the benefits of their dental implants for years to come. This can often be a lifetime with the correct approach to oral hygiene.

We support and encourage our patients to take a proactive approach to oral hygiene and attend regular checkups as advised by the team. This is to make sure that they get the best possible lifespan out of your implants.

Spread the cost with interest free finance

When you consider the many benefits, it is easy to see that dental implants are well worth the investment – and with our attractive finance options they could be even more affordable than you imagined. 

Get in touch today and discover how soon you could be able to benefit from a fully restored smile. Call now on 01902 500 823 to talk to a dental implant expert.

Love yourself, love your smile

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems only fitting that our latest article should talk about love. Here at Perfect Pearls, we believe that your smile is a lot like that special person in your life life – something you should cherish, enjoy and be proud of. And if you have yet to meet your match, don’t worry – like true love, it’s never too late either. No matter how old (or young) you feel, with Perfect Pearls a perfect smile is still just around the corner. We believe that everybody deserves the opportunity to have a smile they love, and there has never been a better time to invest in yourself and your smile. Here’s why:

Quality of Life

An attractive, healthy smile is not just something you use to attract Mr or Mrs Right – it is something that has a considerable effect on our daily lives, from our sense of confidence and self-esteem to our ability to eat comfortably and healthily.

In recent surveys of UK adults, damaged, discoloured or missing teeth were ranked the biggest cause of dissatisfaction in personal appearance and the most common cause of lack of confidence. With those who feel more confident more likely to succeed in getting the job they want, this can have very really financial implications. Investing in success by looking after your smile may just pay dividends in the long run.

When it comes to eating, problems with the teeth can quickly lead to discomfort or even pain – making it hard to enjoy your favourite meals, and even making it impossible to eat a healthy and balanced diet in extreme cases. This naturally becomes a greater problem with age, especially if we do not take steps to look after our smiles early on. With what you eat having such as impact on your health, investing in your teeth now might be one of the best things you can ever do to help you enjoy a happy and healthy life later on.

How implants can help

Over recent decades, there have been huge developments in every aspect of dental care – from the techniques that dentists now have at their disposal to the very way in which patients are treated. All things considered,there has never been a better time to invest in the smile you’ve always longed for. One area that has perhaps seen the biggest development of all is that of dental implants.

A dental implant is essentially a titanium screw that is mounted into the jaw bone to perform the same function as the natural root of a tooth. Once it has fused with the bone, it provides an incredibly stable anchor to support one or more replacement teeth. Even if the jawbone itself is not in the best condition, techniques such as bone grafting mean that almost anybody can now benefit from the implants. This means that more and more people can take advantage of dental implants regardless of age.

Although the concept has been in use for years, advanced techniques mean that dental implants are now a versatile and reliable way to restore smiles by replacing anything from a single missing tooth to a complete reconstruction. With the entire process often complete within six months, a perfect smile is not as far away as you might have thought it was.

Investing in yourself

Until relatively recently, cosmetic dentistry and procedures such as dental implants were so expensive that they were very much limited to the wealthy. With the pioneering low cost approach to dental implants that Perfect Pearls Clinics have pioneered in the UK over the last decade, that has all changed.

There has also been a notable change in attitudes over recent years that is connected with increased longevity, improved living standards and a booming economy. Factors such as equity release mortgage costs and inheritance tax are also shaping attitudes towards inheritance. The traditional notion of ‘leave everything to the kids’ has very much been replaced with an ‘I deserve to invest in me’ approach.

For those who feel that they’ve earned the right to invest in themselves, electing to tackle the smile is a very sensible investment that will return itself over and over in terms of the health and lifestyle benefits to be enjoyed as a result. And believe it or not, it may not cost anything like what you thought it might.

Perfect Pearls Clinics have been providing clients with the very best in dental implantation for a number of years. Our mission is simple – to provide our patients with the highest standard of dentistry possible at the best prices in the UK. We save you money, but never compromise on standards and service. To book a free implantation consultation (worth £120) now, call us Wolverhampton 01902 500823 or contact us online.

Katie Price reveals cost of smile

Katie Price  at the 19th Annual Elton John Aids Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA. 02-27-11 TV celebrity and model Katie Price confessed in a radio interview that she has spent over $150,000 (around £90,000) on expensive veneers. After watching US Extreme Makeover Katie picked the dentist who had appeared on the TV show. Katie explained that she didn’t have veneers for cosmetic reasons, but because she had cracked her teeth as a youngster.

Porcelain dental veneers are a beautiful way to correct stained, chipped or crooked teeth and can provide patients with straight, natural-looking smiles. However, many people, like Katie, think that you need to spend a great deal of money to achieve a beautiful smile. This simply isn’t the case. With our affordable treatments you can smile like a celebrity for less!

Perfect Pearls specialises in low cost, high quality dentistry. We have been providing UK patients with veneers and dental implants for over 10 years. One of our many satisfied patients says: “I would highly recommend Perfect Pearls to anyone looking for top quality dental treatment at a sensible price in a relaxed and friendly environment.”

If you would like to find out more about our cosmetic dentistry procedures then contact us today to book a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our specialists.