Thinking about getting dental implants to replace a missing tooth? Here are the things you need to know.
What exactly is a dental implant?
Dental implants are tiny titanium screws that replace your tooth’s root. They are considered to be the best option after a natural tooth, fusing with the patient’s jawbone and thus becoming a natural part of the body.
Who is eligible for dental implants?
It’s rare for patients not to tolerate dental implants and they can be used to treat tooth loss across a wide range of ages – it really depends on the health of the patient’s jawbone. In some cases, a person’s jawbone is not strong enough to support the implant as there is insufficient bone. If this is the case, a bone graft can help to create new bone to support the implant. Please ask your dentist here at Fresh for more details on this. Your dentist will always carry out a thorough assessment to ensure that you are 100% compatible for dental implants.
What are the benefits of getting dental implants?
Unlike dentures, dental implants are a fixed solution and will not cause you any stress in social situations by falling out or get in your way when eating and speaking. You can maintain them in the same way as you would your natural teeth and if you are suffering from resorption, they are the only option that will help tackle this. Check out our blog ‘The benefits of dental implants’ to find out more.
Do dental implants have a high success rate?
A very high success rate in fact. In 98.5% of cases, patients undergo the procedure without rejecting the implant – a very rare occurrence.
What is involved in the procedure?
The procedure itself is not very long and you will be under locals anaesthetic whilst the team here at Fresh place the implant. You will then need a healing period in order to allow the implant to fuse with your jawbone.
If you would like more information about dental implants at Fresh Dental, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can arrange a free consultation for you.