So, you’ve got missing teeth and you have a pretty good idea about dentures, crowns and bridges, but you’ve also heard something about dental implants Nottingham and you’re not sure if they’re for you. Do you want a smile that looks completely natural? Do you want a smile that won’t loosen when you are speaking or eating? Do you want to protect the remaining natural teeth you have, and your gums, from being exposed more to bacteria? Do you want to look younger? If the answer is yes to these questions, then dental implants could be the treatment you need.
How dental implants work
Dental implants are titanium screws that your dentist will fix to the jawbone in the places where you have missing teeth. They become firmly fixed into position when your gums heal around them. With the screws in situ, a dentist can then attach crowns, bridges or dentures and they won’t need to be removed at night, or when you are consuming food. This means that your replacement teeth are the closest to having natural teeth, thanks to the bionic roots that dental implants provide to keep them in place.
Why should I consider dental implants?
If you aren’t sure what to do about having missing teeth, dental implants should be the key you need to unlock your beautiful smile. The convenience of not having to treat your replacement teeth differently from your natural teeth cannot be underestimated. To take care of them, you simply need a good oral hygiene routine. You won’t need to remove your replacement teeth at nighttime or avoid particular food for fear of loosening them. With dental implants, you can have the smile you want to see and use!
Another benefit of choosing dental implants is the fact that you won’t need to worry about having major surgery to have them fitted. While some patients may prefer to have sedation, implants are normally fitted with just a local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any discomfort at all. If you fancy getting a smile that makes you look younger too, then dental implants could also be the solution. When people have teeth missing, their faces can become drawn. However, by adding the structure back into the face with dental implants, the skin can look smoother again and more youthful. It’s a big tick in the yes box!
Find out more: initial consultation
If you are keen to find out more about dental implants, you should find a dental practice that offers this treatment and book in for a consultation to discuss your concerns about your smile and explore the treatment options. They will answer your questions and examine your mouth to determine what the treatment options are for your individual needs. If you are offered dental implants, you could get the smile you want and you can get it in just a couple of appointments’ time. You will have one appointment to have the screws fitted, and your dentist will then attach temporary replacement teeth to them, while your gums heal. At the same time, they will send away to their laboratories for the permanent replacement teeth to be manufactured. In the second appointment, you will then have your permanent replacement teeth fitted, once your gums have healed. You can then forget about the fact that you don’t have a full set of natural teeth and get on with living your life, smiling all the way!