SLEEP APNOEA

IS SNORING AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?

Snoring? Waking up breathless? Feeling tired all the time?

Disturbances to our sleep can have detrimental effects on our day to day life. There are many conditions, medical and non-medical which can disrupt our own sleep as well as those sleeping next to us.

Sleep is essential to our health and well-being, emotionally as well as physically. Common sleep disturbances include snoring and sleep apnoea. This is where the muscles in the mouth and throat relax during sleep and the airway can become blocked by the tongue, uvula, tonsils or simply by throat tissue. This is all dependable on anatomy, although being overweight, smoking or alcohol consumption can attribute to this.

THE BRIGHTON IMPLANT CLINIC

The all-on-four dental implant procedure is for patients who…

WANT TO PREVENT FURTHER BONE LOSS

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LIMITED TO EATING SOFT FOODS OR HAVE PROBLEMS WITH SPEECH BECAUSE OF DENTURES. 

HAVE A FAILING DENTAL BRIDGE AND DO NOT WANT DENTURES.

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WANT A FIXED SOLUTION TO TOOTH LOSS. 

HAVE FAILING, WOBBLY OR LOOSE TEETH AND DON'T WANT TO HAVE DENTURES. 

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HAVE MULTIPLE MISSING TEETH ON THE UPPER AND OR LOWER ARCH.

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What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are a titanium screw that is placed inside the jaw which replaces or acts as a root of a tooth. The dental implant is fitted with either a crown for single tooth restorations or a dental bridge in the case of multiple or all missing teeth. Dental implants are biocompatible which means that they make a bond to the bone like that of a natural tooth. This makes them a permanent and lifelong resolution to tooth loss and with modern day prosthodontics they look and feel like real teeth too!   

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How do they work?

 

Dental implants are a titanium screw that is placed inside the jaw which replaces or acts as a root of a tooth. The dental implant is fitted with either a crown for single tooth restorations or a dental bridge in the case of multiple or all missing teeth. Dental implants are biocompatible which means that they make a bond to the bone like that of a natural tooth. This makes them a permanent and lifelong resolution to tooth loss and with modern day prosthodontics they look and feel like real teeth too!   

THE BRIGHTON IMPLANT CLINIC

Do you want teeth in a day?

The all on four is also known as teeth in a day, same day teeth, same day smile and teeth now. All these procedures are referring to implants with “teeth” or a dental bridge fitted on the same day. The all on four procedure can be used with the teeth in a day dental implant technique, which means that a complete restoration of the upper and or lower teeth with a provisional bridge can be fitted the same day.

More on teeth - in - a -day... This dental implant technique means that you can have dental implants and a new smile in just one day. After the dental implants are placed, impressions are taken and a provisional crown or bridge is then made that day. Dental implants take 4 - 6 months to heal, and this is why a type of provisional crown, can be ‘immediately loaded’. The provisional crown or bridge still looks and feels like real teeth, but the final prosthodontics will be made from better materials and will have advanced aesthetic results. The design of your smile is catered to you and the things to consider are colour, shade, shape and position.

BEFORE
BEFORE

Is the all-on-four for everyone?

 

Dental implants can improve your self-esteem, your confidence and eliminate problems with speech, eating certain foods and more. An Adult with good oral health as well as good general health is eligible for dental implant treatment. That is not to say that if you have poor oral health that you will not be able to have dental implant treatment, it just means that you must be treated for this before undergoing any dental implant procedure.  

 

What are the benefits?

The good thing specifically about the all - on - four treatment is it can be an alternative to bone augmentation (sometimes needed for implants). Not only does it prevent the need for bone augmentation it also prevents future bone loss which is caused by tooth loss. 

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AFTER

Are you ready to make a change?

With a 98% Success rate in dental implant treatment...

LOGO

The Brighton Implant Clinic was established in 2009, Hove, East Sussex. The award – winning clinic now spans over four sites in Hove,  Brighton, Worthing, and Hailsham. Founder and principal dentist Dr Bruno Silva has created a clinic with state of the art facilities and equipment including its own dental laboratory. We provide personalised and affordable dental care, including dental implants and cosmetic dentistry solutions, with additional services such as sedative dentistry. Dr Silva and his team believe a smile is a gift that keeps on giving, confidence in your smile is confidence in you. Their promise is to provide patients with first class dental treatments with first class patient care.

IS SNORING AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?

It just might be

 
 

DO YOU FEEL TIRED ALL THE TIME?


Snoring? Waking up breathless? Feeling tired all the time? Disturbances to our sleep can have detrimental effects on our day to day life. There are many conditions, medical and non-medical which can disrupt our own sleep as well as those sleeping next to us.


Sleep is essential to our health and well-being, emotionally as well as physically. Common sleep disturbances include snoring and sleep apnoea. This is where the muscles in the mouth and throat relax during sleep and the airway can become blocked by the tongue, uvula, tonsils or simply by throat tissue. This is all dependable on anatomy, although being overweight, smoking or alcohol consumption, can attribute to this.

SLEEP APNOEA AFFECTS MILLIONS


Snoring, Sleep Apnoea or similar conditions can inhibit your body from falling into a deep sleep, this can cause chronic fatigue, heightened emotions as well altering activity in the brain.  Snoring, Sleep Apnoea or similar conditions can more seriously increase the risks of high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases through sleep deficiency.


Sleep Apnoea affects millions of people and is widely undiagnosed. If you are suffering from chronic fatigue, it could be more than just a few bad nights sleep. At the Brighton Implant Clinic, we can provide you with a device which can analyse your sleep in the comfort of your own home. The RUsleeping RTS is a small device which monitors your respiratory patterns once you fall asleep. This can detect and record what is called an apneic episode.

WE HAVE THE PERFECT SOLUTION

 

If you suspect that you could be snoring we recommend that you visit our clinic and speak to one of our dentists who have experience with treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea. First we ask that you complete a detailed questionnaire about your general health and also signs and symptoms that you may be unaware of that could indicate you are suffering from sleep apnoea. Next we carry out a thorough oral examination and check to see that your mouth, teeth and gums are healthy. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of having treatment and also outline the reasons why our treatment may not work.

 

DIAGNOSIS


At the Brighton Implant Clinics, we have partnered with OrthoApnea, which is currently one of the only clinically proven products to eliminate snoring and reduce sleep Apnoea episodes and associated symptoms. Did you know that one of the first symptoms of sleep apnoea is snoring?

 

Here is an online and downloadable questionnaire to see if you could have a sleeping disorder.
This questionnaire does not qualify as a medical diagnosis, however, it can identify whether you are suffering from chronic fatigue which could be caused by a sleeping disorder.

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IT WORKS LIKE A DREAM

 

The R U Sleeping RTS is a nasal cannula and a small battery pack with a screen. This small device can be attached to you, your clothing, placed beside you in bed or on a pillow. The device begins recording once there is a change in pressure from the inhaled airflow through the nasal passage. The device can detect an apneic episode, which is if your breathing decreases by 50% or more for more than 10 seconds.

All of these results will be recorded on the device. This recorded information can be sent electronically, such as via email or to a mobile device which can later be discussed with a dentist or doctor.

The OrthoApnea therefore dramatically improves sleep and therefore health and wellbeing.


 

The easy to use

The easy to use RUSleeping RTS diagnostic device.

The OrthoApnea


OrthoApnea is an intraoral device, which is custom-made for each patient. The device is similar to a retainer for the upper and lower arch, which is attached by two splints and a screw in the middle. This device allows a controlled but comfortable advancement of the mandible – the jaw. This retains the muscular tone around the airway – allowing you to breath easy. The device prevents restriction to the airway during sleep which eliminates snoring and reduces symptoms of sleep apnoea.
The OrthoApnea therefore dramatically improves sleep and therefore health and wellbeing.

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The Brighton Implant Clinic was established in 2009, Hove, East Sussex. The award – winning clinic now spans over four sites in Hove,  Brighton, Worthing, and Hailsham. Founder and principal dentist Dr Bruno Silva has created a clinic with state of the art facilities and equipment including its own dental laboratory. We provide personalised and affordable dental care, including dental implants and cosmetic dentistry solutions, with additional services such as sedative dentistry. Dr Silva and his team believe a smile is a gift that keeps on giving, confidence in your smile is confidence in you. Their promise is to provide patients with first class dental treatments with first class patient care.

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