Many people suffer from several dental problems such as tooth loss resulting from decay, periodontal diseases, old age or injury. One or more missing teeth can put a strain on other parts of the mouth, affect your bite and chewing. Replacing missing teeth quickly will help to slow down the loss of bone in the mouth, ensure comfort, give a confident smile, and maintain the health of other teeth. There are several treatment options for these dental problems — one of the preferred treatment option is dental implants.
Dental implants are used as a replacement for tooth roots. They help provide a strong foundation for either a permanent or removable teeth. Dental implants can be used in combination with other treatments like bridges and crowns.
Why You Should Get Dental Implants
There are so many benefits of using dental implants to replace missing teeth. They include:
Cost-effectiveness; getting dental implants is less expensive than most dental treatments.
Improved appearance- dental implants are similar to the natural teeth looks and also in the way it feels because they are made to fuse with the bone and with tooth-like materials.
Eating with ease: dental implants work like the natural teeth making it easy to eat anything without pain, unlike denture which makes eating difficult.
Improved comfort: because dental implants fuse with the bones in the mouth, they are very comfortable and eliminate the discomfort common to dentures.
Increased self-esteem: with dental implants, you can have a perfect smile and feel confident about how your teeth look.
Durability: Dental implants are strong and can last for many years if they are properly cared for.
Enhanced speech: dental implants do not affect speech. With dental implants, you don't have to worry about your teeth slipping, but denture can make your speech to be mumbled or slurred.
Improved oral health: individual dental implants leave spaces between the teeth making cleaning very easy. Fitting dental implants do not require alteration of nearby teeth; this leaves other teeth intact and increases oral health.
People who are healthy enough for regular dental extraction or surgery can get dental implants. Anyone with healthy gums, sufficient bone to hold the implant, and practice good oral hygiene are eligible to get a dental implant.
People who are heavy smokers, suffering from chronic disorders like heart disease or diabetes, have had any radiation therapy on the neck or head region may not be considered for dental implants.
Getting A Dental Implant The Process
Getting a dental implant is a three-stage process. Your dentist fits your implant using an individualised treatment plan created to suit your specific need.
Placement of the implant
The appointment for this first stage last for 1 – 2 hours. In this stage, the dentist will administer a local anaesthetic to numb the areas to be worked on. Your dentist will implant a titanium post into your jaw bone where you have the missing tooth. After placing the implant, you may feel a small discomfort, but it will subside after a while.
This stage involves the integration of the implant with the bone. It takes about 12 weeks to be completed, but in rare cases, integration may take up to a year. Once the implant is fully integrated, it provides a strong and stable base for a new crown or bridge.
The next and final stage is restoring the implant. An abutment will be attached to the integrated implant then your dentist will take a mould of your teeth to create the teeth that will be cemented or screwed into the implant.
After fitting a dental implant, basic oral hygiene steps such as brushing, flossing, rinsing with antibacterial mouth wash, and routine dental check-ups will be sufficient to ensure the implants lasts longer.
For more information, reach out to our dentists at Harley Street London, today.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Dental implants are modern devices used to replace missing or damaged teeth to give a better smile. They are metal posts usually made of titanium. Dental implants replace roots of the teeth and support other dental prostheses like crowns, dentures, and bridges.
Crowns are tooth-shaped dental devices fitted over broken, chipped or heavily filled teeth. They are also called dental caps. They restore the functionality and aesthetic of a damaged tooth.
A dental bridge is a fixed restoration used in the replacement of one or two missing teeth. It is made up of a false tooth or teeth that are held by a crown cemented into an abutment. It helps reduce the stress on gaped teeth.
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Here at Ryan Dental, we offer a no-obligation initial consultation for our new clients. We are always delighted to attend to new clients at our dental clinic on Harley Street.
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