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3 FAQs about dental implants answered by us

Here at Fresh Dental Care, we can tell you everything you need to know about dental implants Maidstone, which can really help when you are deciding whether to get the treatment or not. If you feel like it could be helpful for you, don’t hesitate to contact us for an appointment.

What are they?

The first thing you probably want to know is what dental implants are, and why they are used. Unfortunately, sometimes damage can happen to your teeth, whether that is because of an infection, an accident or age, and this can result in tooth loss. This is where dental implants Maidstone come in since they can help replace your lost teeth.

The implants we use are made up of three parts. The first part is the screw, which is the foundation of the implant. On top of the screw is the abutment, which is the piece in the middle of the screw and crown that holds them together. The crown is the final part that really makes the aesthetic difference for your smile, and it is a piece of porcelain that can be coloured and shaped to match your other teeth as closely as possible.

How does it all work?

Now that you know what dental implants Maidstone are, you will want to know what the process is when you decide to get this treatment with us.

The first thing that we will do is have a consultation appointment with you, which is an important part of the process. This appointment will allow us to make sure you are eligible for the treatment as we can examine your teeth, take scans and discuss the details with you so that you know what is going to happen.

If you are eligible and decide you want to go ahead with the treatment, we will book you in for your main surgical appointment. This is when we will insert the implant screw into your jaw, which is usually done under local anaesthesia to help increase your comfort throughout. We will simply open up the implant site, insert the screw and close it back up again. The site will then be left to heal for a few months to give your bone time to form around the implant and create a sturdy base for your crown.

Once the area has healed and is ready for the next step, we will invite you back to the clinic to get the abutment and crown attached and complete your implant treatment. You will really notice the difference that the crown can make to the look of your smile.

Why should I choose this treatment?

Our patients have benefited from treatment with dental implants in many ways, both aesthetically and health-wise. One of the main advantages of implants is their natural look, which is due to the crown used. It can be a great feeling to replace your teeth with something that doesn’t stick out or bring unwanted attention to your mouth.

Dental implants will not just look natural but feel natural as well. Due to the strong foundation that is formed during the healing time, your implants will withstand the usual pressures that your natural teeth can. Furthermore, maintaining dental implants is quite easy; all you need to do is make sure you brush and floss regularly as you usually would.