Dental Implant in the JawHaving missing teeth can have a big impact on your appearance and for many people makes them feel self-conscious and damages their self-esteem. If you don’t like the idea of dentures and would prefer something more permanent then dental implants are the perfect solution.

 

How they work

Below is the process of how implants are fitted

  • Step 1 - The dental implant specialist will insert a screw into the bone where the tooth will be placed under local anaesthesia. The screw is made from titanium and designed using modern scientific techniques to be safe, secure and comfortable.
  • Step 2 – A temporary crown is placed onto the screw to give it time to settle and become secure. Because the screw is placed directly into the jawbone, it’s important that it’s fully secure before the permanent crown is fitted.
  • Step 3 – The permanent crown is then placed on the screw. Size, distance from other teeth and colouration are all taken into account to ensure the most natural looking results possible.

A good dental implant clinic will ensure that you have no pain or discomfort during the procedure, so if you have a phobia of dentists you don’t have to worry.

The benefits of dental implants

  • Natural looking – dental implants make use of modern technology and will provide a very natural looking appearance. This is especially important when they’re used to replace visible teeth at the front of your mouth.
  • Long lasting – Another great benefit of dental implants is that they’re designed to be very long lasting. Because they bond to the jawbone directly, they’re just as stable as your natural teeth.
  • Improved hygiene – Dental implants leave plenty of space in between your teeth, which makes it much easier for your dentist to carry out dental work, which in turn means improved oral hygiene. Build up of plaque and tartar can be a problem with dentures because of the gap between them and your gums. This isn’t the case with implants.
  • Better oral health – One of the great things about dental implants is that they do not affect the surrounding teeth at all. Also, because the bone where the tooth is placed is being stimulated, this means that it will prevent it from eroding over time.
  • Comfort – A big advantage of dental implants not interfering with any of your existing teeth is that they’re very comfortable and most of the time you won’t even notice it’s there.

Overall, dental implants are a great way to improve your appearance in a modern, completely hygienic and long lasting manner. The cost of implants will vary from one clinic to another so you should always do your research before making a commitment.

About the Author:

David has a keen interest in dental surgery, implants and oral hygiene. His posts on the subject help inform people of the benefits of visiting a dental implant clinic.

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