Dental Implants Information

2013 August 12

Are you wanting to replace missing teeth  but the think that a denture is the only option you have? The Good news is that with all the advances in modern dentistry, you have many options potentially available to you today.

Dental implants  are titanium substitutes for missing teeth but they look and function like real teeth.

They are strong and hard wearing and are widely used to replace a missing tooth or teeth.

For patients considering replacement of missing teeth with one(or several)  implants, here are some guidelines to help you:

Speak to your Implant Dentist who can assess your dental condition before advising if you are suitable to receive a dental  implant.

He/She will need to make sure you are a suitable candidate for dental implants and have enough bone density and structure in your jaw to support this.

It is important to get advice from a dentist who deals in dental implants as it does require additional and further dental training.

Insertion of the dental implants :

The implant is placed into the socket of your tooth where it is drilled into place to meet the bone in your jaw. This is important because the implant needs to be held in place and stabilised by surrounding bone which will grow and integrate around the implant. Implants are usually made of titanium because this material merges well into the jawbones.

The Healing Process :

Once the dental implant has been placed, it is essential to allow time for the bone to grow around and merge with the implant to stabilise it in your jawbone- this can take many months.

Placement of the post :

The jawbone needs to merge with the implant; Once this has occurred, a post can be attached to hold in place the new crown or artificial tooth

Placement Of Crown:

The gums will need to heal after the post has been positioned.When they have healed completely, an impression of the tooth can be taken by your implant dentist. This impression allows the dentist to make a new crown to be placed on the post.

Dental Implants need looking after and caring for in the same way as normal teeth. You will need to carry out daily brushing and flossing of your implant and attend regular dental check-ups.

Looking after your teeth and gums and keeping a healthy mouth will ensure good oral bone support which in turn should help you keep and maintain your dental implants for many years

For more information on dental implants, crowns , bridges or  other cosmetic dentistry treatments, listen our patients  recommend a good Derby dentist and discuss their dental treatment

You can also view before and after images of cosmetic dentistry procedures carried out by our Derby dentists and specialist on our smile gallery

Our dentists in derby are available for dental referral or advice on any aspect of your dental treatment

FREE cosmetic consultations throughout August with a our Derby cosmetic dentist, please feel free to contact us  to book your appointment


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