Have you thought about reinventing and completing your smile with dental implants?
Losing baby teeth can be an exciting process, the first wobble, the tooth that barely hangs on, the final drop and afterwards the lucrative visit from the tooth fairy. What’s not to like? But what about when an adult tooth is lost, whether through accidental damage, ongoing health problems or through years of poor dental hygiene? The impact of tooth loss is often far from joyful. This is why our dental team goes the extra mile and ensures that should you so wish, your teeth can be replaced and your smile restored. Dental implants are taking general dentistry Leamington Spa to new levels.
How do implants work?
As the name suggests, implants are implanted into your jawbone. These small titanium posts are extremely sturdy and after insertion create a strong, long-lasting post for your tooth replacement option, whether it be a crown, bridge or dentures. In simple terms the dental implant acts as the root to your new tooth.
Once a consultation has taken place and the density of the jawbone assessed, if there is sufficient bone depth available, the implant process can take place within one or two appointments at the very most. This entirely depends on each individual case, as there are many variables that can affect it, such as the extent of the tooth replacement needed, the overall health of the teeth, mouth and gums, as well as the emotional wellbeing of the individual. Each case is different but every single patient is the dental team’s priority and therefore the team at Leamington Spa Dental Practice will work with you to ensure you are happy and comfortable throughout.
In some circumstances the tooth replacement option will be attached during the first appointment, however, more often than not, some healing is encouraged and therefore it will be attached permanently within the next few months after the implant is securely in place within the jawbone.
How does the implant become secure?
Although dental implant procedures are carried out on a regular basis, they are not considered general dentistry Leamington Spa, but are referred to as a minor procedure. A small incision, which can be carried out under a general anaesthetic, is made within the mouth where the implant will be placed. A small dental drill is then used to create a space within the jawbone. Once the implant is inserted within the jawbone, the natural body gets to work and the surrounding bone rejuvenates and heals around the implant, creating the security required. Whilst the above may sound a little daunting, this minor procedure is carried out by dentists around the world on a regular basis and has become one of the more popular tooth replacement procedures carried out in recent years.
Covering the costs
Whilst we understand that implants are not the cheapest tooth replacement option, in order to assist with covering the costs, a selection of payment plans or finance options are available. If you are interested in this procedure or desire general dentistry Leamington Spa we are here to help.