If you have been on the receiving end of the discomfort and hassle that can come when you lose teeth, you might want to pop into us at Smile Design Dental and find out more about dental implants in Buckinghamshire.
Life gets a bit more difficult when you have missing teeth. And the more teeth you lose, the harder you can find getting through the day. Gaps in your teeth make it harder to chew. This means it’s harder to assimilate nutrients, and that can affect your overall health over the years.
Also, the more teeth you lose, the harder you will find it to talk clearly. You may find yourself wanting to talk less and less as you become embarrassed about your speech difficulties. If you are also embarrassed about your appearance, you may shut down and stay home and gradually find you have become lonely and isolated.
However, Smile Design Dental’s four-stage process for dental implants in Buckinghamshire can get you back to living life to the full.
During your first appointment, we do a thorough examination. We need to find out what shape your jawbone is in. There’s a good chance that it will have lost density if you’ve been missing teeth for a while, or have been a smoker. But this can often be resolved.
This is carried out under local anaesthetic. If you are very anxious, you can have sedation, and then you will be deeply relaxed while we create an artificial socket in your jawbone and insert the implant.
Healing and integration
Over the next few weeks, the implant will integrate with your jawbone to create a stable base for chewing, in a process called osseointegration.
The abutment and crowns
After osseointegration, you come back to us and we insert an abutment into your implant. This is a connector piece onto which we attach your crowns. Each implant can hold up to three custom-made crowns that will blend perfectly with your natural teeth.
Twice daily brushing and flossing, and regular hygienist visits to avoid gum disease are enough to care for your implants.