These days there are many dental procedures offering a solution to missing teeth. It is often difficult to decide which solution is best for you. The best way of deciding is to get as much information on different procedures as possible, decide what you want from your treatment and getting advice and help from a Mulberry Dental Care practitioner.
One solution to missing teeth for patients from Weybridge and further afield is dental implants and as the term ‘implant’ suggests, the treatment involves inserting a fake root made from titanium into your jaw. This may sound scary but it is a common and effective treatment and offers a long term solution to missing teeth.
The insertion of the fake root which is a cylinder shape can usually be done at the same time as the tooth removed to cut down on procedures needed. When a person loses a tooth the bone that surrounded the root will often crumble away which can affect the shape and look of the jaw area. Dental implants trigger bone growth which ultimately will fuse together with the false root over time.
Dental implants also form a strong foundation for dentures, so no more lose dentures or worrying about food you can eat. Often with dentures alone it can be difficult to eat hard foods but the implants provide support so you can eat whatever you like. There are no special methods of aftercare that you need to follow unlike some other dental procedures, maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine should be sufficient.
The procedure depends largely on individual patients but normally a local anaesthetic or sedation is involved. The procedure can be done in stages leaving time for the jaw and mouth to heal between stages of the treatment. If you are considering dental implants call Mulberry Dental Care who will provide advice and support.