A dental implant is an artificial root replacement that is anchored into into your jaw bone. They are becoming increasingly popular due to the long term nature of the solution and help to actually preserve surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are usually used when a patient is missing a tooth that has been lost either due to accidental damage such as trauma or even tooth decay. Often old age can cause tooth loss and dental implants can be used to rectify and restore smiles. Most people tend top believe that missing teeth need to be restored purely for aesthetic reasons, the fact is that whilst it’s true restoring missing teeth can help confidence, there are more practical reasons. The fact is that without the support of something to replace the gap, surrounding teeth can become damaged too, so it is important to resolve the issue as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Dental implants are made from a strong metal called titanium due to its easy integration with the bone tissue in the mouth. It is important that before the dental implant is placed into the jaw bone that the oral hygiene of the patient is good. Gum disease or decay will need to be treated before the procedure can ensue and thus an assessment will be made to determine the viability of a dental implant. If you are nervous about the procedure then sedation can be used instead of anesthetic, our Chester dental clinic will address this issue for you.
The dental implant is tightly fitted into the jaw bone after a small graft has been made in the gum tissue. Once the titanium implant has been fitted, it will be left to ingratiate itself over several weeks with your gums. Your bone tissue will slowly surround the implant and create a strong anchor ready for a new tooth to be fitted.
Whilst your implant is getting used to its new environment, temporary bridges will be used or dentures of you would prefer. It will be several weeks until your final fitting will be the permanent one.
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