Dental implants are an increasingly popular way for a dentist to replace missing teeth. At Buckinghamshire dental practice Smile Design, we are aware that having implant treatment is a big decision, which may throw up many questions. We also believe an investment with implants is an investment in your future.
Here are some of the common questions patients have about dental implants. If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please get in touch with our Buckinghamshire dental team and we will be happy to help you. . .
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are bionic tooth roots. Small titanium screws, they are placed directly in the jaw bone in a small operation. Once in position they provide a firm anchor for your new teeth – crowns, bridges or dentures – and help to stop the jaw bone shrinking.
Do I need to go to hospital?
We carry out the implant placement procedure here at our Buckinghamshire dental practice. Most patients only need a local anaesthetic, and our principal dentist Dr Komal Suri is well-known in Buckinghamshire and beyond for her caring, compassionate, and gentle approach to dentistry.
Will I have my new teeth straight away?
In most cases it is best to leave dental implants to integrate with your jaw bone for a couple of months before your permanent new teeth are attached. Your clinician may fit temporary teeth in the interim, so you won’t be left toothless.
Do dental implants require a lot of aftercare?
Your practitioner will provide you with bespoke aftercare advice for your implants. As with natural teeth, implants and their associated restorations can be affected by gum disease and plaque. Regular visits to your dentist and hygienist help to prevent this.
How many implants do I need?
This will depend on your clinical needs and will be discussed at your implant consultation.Back to Blog
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