Dental implants Ryde are a permanent and highly beneficial way of replacing your missing teeth. Dental implants involve a surgical procedure which is carried out to replace the root of your missing tooth, so that it can be fitted with a crown or denture according to your requirements to restore the appearance, health and function of your teeth.
The process itself takes between 4 to 6 months to complete. Once you undergo a tooth extraction or if the tooth has fallen out of its own accord then you normally have to wait for three months to allow the bone to heal. It is not recommended waiting for longer as this can then result in bone decay and a range of other dental health issues affecting your remaining teeth. Three months after losing your tooth/teeth, dental implant surgery will normally be carried out. If you require bone grafting then this will need to be done first. If you need any further restorative dental care then this will also need to be carried out beforehand. Some patients also undergo teeth straightening before having a dental implant for better results. Once the surgery has been carried out it will take 4 to 6 months for the implant to be embedded permanently into the jawbone during which time your dentist will carry out regular examinations of your teeth to make sure that the process is coming along successfully. Once your dentist is happy that the tooth has fully integrated into the jaw then you are ready to replace your missing tooth with your choice of prosthetic. If you have one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth in different positions in your mouth then you may need crowns to replace your missing teeth or if you are replacing an entire arch or adjacent teeth then you may have a set of partial or full dentures to replace your missing teeth. This will depend on your individual dental requirements.
How to take care of implants
Once you have dental implants it is possible that they can last for the rest of your life. This will depend on your dental hygiene and dental health. It is important that you take care of your implants and they can require more maintenance than your normal teeth. It is important that you brush and floss after meal times paying special attention to the implant. It is also important that you visit your dentist at least once every 6 months, more often where possible, to undergo regular check-ups of your teeth, gums and your implant. In this way you can also prevent further tooth loss. Your dentist will also recommend annual X-rays to make sure that the implant is firmly in place, that it is not becoming loose and that it is not affected by the surrounding teeth. Take care of your dental implants and you will have a full set of teeth for the rest of your life. Dental implants look and feel like your natural dentition and by visiting the dentist on a regular basis you can prevent any problems with your prosthetics and enjoy a happy and healthy smile for a very long time.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.