The Dental Implant Process: What To Expect
As a modern dental practice in Nottingham, we always keep up with the latest treatments and technology. One truly impressive advancement in dentistry is the dental implant, a permanent false tooth that’s inserted into your jaw and gum tissue through a simple, low-pain procedure. Our Nottingham team will explain more about the process, recovery, success rates and benefits in today’s post.
Dental implants – also called tooth implants – are a permanent solution for tooth loss. Using advanced techniques, they can be carefully inserted into your mouth to restore your bite and chew function. They even look like real teeth, as they are matched to the shape and shade of your smile. Tooth implants are inserted under a local anaesthetic, which means you won’t feel pain during the procedure, though your mouth may feel tender afterwards. They are also inserted in two parts – first the root, then the crown. This allows for healing time in between.
Tooth implants do need to heal properly before you can eat and drink your usual diet. That’s because they are implanted surgically into your mouth, and need to join with the tissues there to provide a solid foundation. As such, you can expect some time needed to recover between placing the root and the crown parts of the implant. Most dentists agree this usually takes a period of months, but it does vary from patient to patient.
The success rates
Dental implants are incredibly successful, with many putting the figure between 90-95%. However, it’s important that tooth implants are cared for properly to ensure they last. This covers everything from cleaning your teeth and regular dental check-ups, to being mindful of lifestyle factors like smoking, and kicking in damaging habits, like pen-chewing. Our Nottingham dentists can offer advice on some of these to help keep your new teeth in perfect condition.
Tooth implants are loved for a wide range of reasons:
- Realistic replacement for natural teeth
- Restore the appearance and function of the smile
- Simple surgical procedure with a high success rate
- Prevention of oral health problems linked to tooth loss, like gum recession
Booking your dental implant consultation
Our team in Nottingham wants to help every patient love their smile and have teeth that are healthy and happy. That’s why we recommend our dental implant treatment for many of our patients. To find out if it’s suitable for you, book your Nottingham consultation today.