14 Jun Intrigued about Implants?
Millions of people throughout the UK suffer tooth loss, this is due to reasons such as injury, periodontal disease, trauma and tooth decay. Implants are now a treatment option for those suffering. There is a negative stigma attached to getting implants, countless horror stories that show it is a long and painful process. However, on the contrary getting an implant is a quite straightforward and easy process for many patients.
Here at Dental Beauty we have been lucky enough to be a part of the amazing transformation of our patients mouths and lives, due to implant treatment.
Are you intrigued about implants? Dental Beauty has all the answers about your potential queries and what to expect on your implant journey!
What are Implants?
Implants are like artificial roots of teeth which are placed into the jaw. The placement of an implant into the bone can prevent facial changes, protect the bone, and maintain tooth alignment. Implants can replace single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, or even patients who have lost all of their teeth
Once the implant screw is placed in the bone, the dentist will place an implant crown on top of the implant screw. This implant crown is crafted by very experienced laboratory technicians to ensure it feels and looks as natural as the rest of your teeth.
Can I get Implants?
Every patient has a unique case with different circumstances, so on first glance it is almost impossible to say whether you are suitable or not for dental Implants. Due to advancements in technology, Dental Beauty will be able to carry out a full detailed examination for the patient including a 3D CT scan. The scan will be able to accurately assess if implants are the best option for you.
Am I too old for Dental Implants?
No! Age ain’t nothing but a number when it comes to Dental Implants.
What really matters is, when it comes to dental implants, is whether there is enough bone to place the implant. Our award-winning dentists will use a CT Scan to assess the amount and thickness of your bone currently present.
If you have enough, you will be eligible for the treatment.
If you do not have enough, the dentist will be able to graft extra bone.
Are Dental Implants painful?
This is the real question many patients want to know! Dental Beauty understands how anxiety is associated with the dentist and treatments like implants, off the bat, feed into this narrative. However, dentists take every measure to ensure the treatment is comfortable and pain-free before, during and after. To ease the patients who are in a stressful state, sedation can be offered so they feel complete relaxation before the treatment.
Treatments are carried out under local anaesthetic and after the implants are placed, your dentist will supply you with painkillers to ensure ease for the remaining day.
Will I be left without any teeth in the process of getting Dental Implants?
No, we will ensure you have a temporary crown or some sort of replacement tooth to fill any missing spaces while the dental implant integrates with the bone. In all cases you will be explained exactly how the implant will be placed, temporised and then finally restored, ensuring no surprises or embarrassing days with missing teeth.
Where can I get Implants
All of our dental beauty practices offer implants. See map below to discover your closest practice.