Dental Implants

Investing in Dental Implants?

You may have had bad teeth all your life and decided that its time to invest in dental implants.  Most people are scared or anxious about dental implants as it can mean extensive surgery in the mouth, you see, some teeth may be missing and the root may need removed, or it could be that in some parts the bone is very strong, and in others not so much.  There is a lot to consider if you are thinking about getting dental implants.

The dental implant needs to be done first before putting the false teeth in, the implant supports the tooth and a titanium screw is placed in the jawbone which replaces the root of the tooth.  This is a completely safe procedure and so long as you take care of the false teeth, they will last a very long time.  You should still go to the dentist every 6 months for check-ups if you have fase teeth / dental implants so the dentist can ensure everything is holding up as it should.

Dental Implants – Surgical Procedure

The jaw bone is critical when looking to see if you are suitable for dental implants, X-Rays will be taken, tests will be carried out to see how many replacement teeth are required.  The treatment is surgical so you need to be prepared for this in your personal life, it will have an impact on your eating, socialising but OMG the results are so worthwhile!  You will feel like a celebrity with the biggest smile and normally people cannot help but remark on your teeth.  This will make any temporary discomfort worthwhile.

The duration of the treatments and number of visits will be determined before you commit.  You may find that the cost is too much, or that you need to take too much time off work.  This is why its important to talk in-depth to your Dentist about the dental implants.  It is completely normal for the implants and then false teeth to feel very unnatural, after all they are not your teeth that you have accepted as part of your DNA make-up.  They will feel like a foreign object in your mouth, but you will get used to them.