None of us wants to lose our teeth and we all do our best to avoid this happening. However, teeth do fall out, or get knocked out, and when they do, these days you have more ways to replace them than traditional dentures and bridges.
At Smile Design Dental in Buckinghamshire, dental implants provide a long-lasting alternative to dentures. Dental materials and technology have made great strides in recent years, and implants are one of the many modern advances that people are increasingly taking advantage of. So if you have lost one, several or all of your teeth, it’s worth finding out if dental implants would work for you.
What exactly are dental implants?
Dental implants are tiny posts or screws that are usually made of titanium. They are placed into artificial sockets that a dentist drills into your jawbone. Titanium is the material of choice for all implants, because it encourages local bone growth. New bone and blood vessels are stimulated to grow and, in so doing, mesh in and around the implant, firmly securing it in place. This provides a stable chewing base that is unparalleled by other artificial teeth such as dentures. The implants replace the tooth roots and replacement teeth are later fitted on top of them for a complete restoration of missing teeth. With good dental hygiene, dental implants in Buckinghamshire can last you a lifetime.
What to expect when you have dental implants fitted
At our practice in Buckinghamshire, dental implants are fitted by highly trained dentists. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, which is usually ample to ensure minimum discomfort in an area that has fewer nerve endings than teeth. We also offer sedation to those who think they need it. Sedation can be either taken orally or administered intravenously.
It will take several months for your implants to embed properly in your jawbone. During that time, you can carry on as normal, wearing any artificial teeth you already possess, until you come back to us to fit your custom-made replacement teeth. After that, as long as you take care of your oral health, your implants should never need to be replaced.Back to Blog
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