What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are replacement tooth roots made from titanium. Once an implant has been surgically placed into your jawbone, it becomes accepted by the body as if it were a living entity. The biocompatible marriage between the jaw bone and the implant makes this means of tooth replacement treatment unique. Implants are the only tooth replacement solution that simulates the behaviour of a real tooth.
Once an implant has been placed, a restoration (the tooth-like part) fits over the top. You will then be able to smile, eat and normally again.
What does the process involve?
- Initial consultation to establish your suitability. We will assess your jaw bone density and evaluate your general medical history.
- Provided no failing teeth need to be removed, we can proceed with your implant surgery. This is carried out under local anaesthetic. Should we need to remove problematic teeth, this will be carried out first and your mouth will need to heal before the implant surgery.
- Impressions of your teeth are taken so that a crown can be custom-made for your smile.
- Once your jaw has healed, your new crown can be placed.
It’s also possible to secure a bridge and removable dentures to implants for an enhanced level of stability.
Once your implant is placed, routine dentist and hygienist appointments are necessary to maintain the good condition of your implant and your oral health.
Sedation for anxious patients
We can offer oral sedation for patients who feel a little nervous about their implant surgery. We are highly experienced at performing implant-based treatments for patients under sedation, who find they are much more able to relax in their surroundings once under the effects.
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Professional & Experienced Team
Caring for Anxious Patients
Our qualified dental team will ensure that you’re well cared for by alleviating your anxieties and concerns, as we understand that delayed treatment will result in long-term dental problems.
Patients that are scared or anxious may delay or avoid seeing the dentist, which results in poor oral health. Regular appointments are essential in maintaining and improving your oral health, especially if you want to avoid costly procedures and treatments in the future.
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