During your lifetime, your teeth may decide to have a life of their own. Teeth fall out, get knocked out or have to be removed for different reasons. Living with a gap (especially in a conspicuous spot) can be challenging. Thankfully, dentists can help with that using a dental implant.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that acts as a replacement for the root of a tooth. It is used to support false teeth when roots fail. It is surgically placed into the jawbone and should, therefore, be done by a professional.
Do they hurt?
They actually don’t hurt. Installing an implant is less complicated than removing a tooth. You only need a local anaesthetic to numb the area during the procedure. There will, of course, be some discomfort afterwards, like what you would feel after an extraction but it ends.
Once implants are put in you may have to wait for three to four months (to allow for healing and bone fusion) before you can get false teeth. Some implants, known as immediate implants, will allow for fitting of false teeth as soon as they are in. Your dentist should be able to advise on this.
How long you can stay with them
They last for as long as natural teeth but you should take good care of them for this to happen. Keeping your regular appointments with Unidental will ensure proper maintenance of your dental implant in Stockport. If not taken care of, an implant will develop a coating, just like on a natural tooth. This could lead to gum disease, bleeding and other disorders so ensure that you maintain good oral hygiene throughout.
Dental implants look more or less like natural teeth so don’t worry about the aesthetics. Get your dental implant from a reputable dentist and let your mouth enjoy a renewed filled feeling!