What are dental implants and how can they help repair my smile?
Dental implants differ from other replacement treatments as they not only restore the missing tooth or teeth but also the missing root. This provides the new tooth or teeth with the added security they need and makes them ideal for eating, speaking and laughing.
What does the dental implant treatment involve?
First you will be assessed to gauge your suitability for treatment. Your dentist near Hounwlow will need to check the health of your gums and surrounding teeth (if you have any) and also the density of your jawbone. If you are found suitable for treatment you will return to the practice to have your dental implant or implants fitted.
Your dentist will fit the implant into your jawbone using a drill and will then stitch the gums back over to allow for healing. It will take between 3 to 6 months for the dental implants to completely fuse securely with the jaw, after which you will come back to the practice to have the abutment fitted. Crowns, dentures or dental bridges can then be attached to restore the appearance and function of your smile.
How many teeth can dental implants replace?
If you are missing a single tooth then you can ask for dental implant treatment and if you are missing all of your teeth you can likewise do the same. Implants can last a lifetime and are the perfect treatment for stabilising loose, painful dentures.
Taking care of your dental implant in the same way you take care of your teeth will ensure the longevity of your new teeth and will enable you to smile, eat and talk with confidence for years and years to come.