Smiles on the rise
As we all leave a tough and testing year behind us, it is unsurprising that more and more people are now turning to the expertise of their dentist in Nottingham to help restore their smiles and address any cosmetic or structural problem they may have.
Living with visible missing teeth can be the root of several health problems – both orally and generally – as well as take a considerable toll on a patient’s social confidence and self-esteem. This is particularly true in cases where the missing tooth is clearly visible within the patient’s mouth.
Rather than suffering through this, however, anyone who feels this way should speak to a trusted and reputable dentist about their implant options.
What are dental implants?
Although having been around for decades, and having been continually proven to be the most effective way of permanently restoring a lost tooth, many people out there are still unaware of what dental implants are, or how they could restore their smile.
Unlike other, more conventional treatment for lost teeth, dental implants are surgically embedded within the patient’s jawbone and do not rely on their strength from the surrounding teeth. This means that they are far more sturdy and durable than dentures or crowns, and not only look the part but feel new also!
What is the process of getting dental implants?
The process of undergoing dental implant treatment always begins with an extensive examination of the patient’s underlying dental health.
This helps the dentist to identify whether or not the patient is dentally healthy enough to go through with the procedure, or if any preventative dental treatments are needed beforehand.
Following this initial examination and consultation, and providing the patient is deemed healthy enough to continue, the installation process of dental implants typically goes as follows:
- Initially, the dental practitioner will surgically make a hole into the patient jawbone within the gap in their teeth. Into this hole, they will then place a titanium-alloy socket, which they will then seal over and leave to heal.
- During this short healing period that proceeds this, the titanium-alloy metal within the socket will naturally fuse itself together with the bone in the patient’s jaw. This means that the socket will be forever fixed within the patient’s jaw in a way that is almost identical to how natural teeth are fixed.
- After this fusion has happened, the socket will then be opened up and a denture can be inserted. Dental implant dentures are always specifically and deliberately coloured to blend in perfectly with the surrounding teeth. After this has been fixed into place the patient can leave the practice and get to work on enjoying their brand new smile.
How can I get dental implants?
If you have been living for some time with a missing space within your teeth you should waste no time in seeking out a trusted provider of dental implants.
Doing so could radically brighten up your oral future as you can not just restore the aesthetics of your smile, but also it’s functionality – meaning you can enjoy all the luxuries of a whole set of natural teeth.
Anyone who is interested in dental implants should arrange a consultation with a professional and get themselves on track towards a fuller dental future.