We often take our teeth for granted, they serve us well, day in, day out. You never thought the day would come when you would look in the mirror and smile at yourself with a gappy mouth. But alas, it has. Luckily, we live in an age of multiple solutions to help repair the teeth and restore the gap in your smile. One popular option is going for dental implants in Stanmore.
Where to begin?
If you find yourself with one or multiple gaps in the teeth, you can book a consultation with us here at Centre of Dental Excellence. While most people are suitable for dental implants in Stanmore, those with a weaker immune system or lifestyle habits such as heavy smoking, may not be suited. We’ll take x-rays of your mouth so we can see if there is enough bone in the jaw to support the implant.
You know the drill
There is no way around it, the titanium screw is drilled into the jawbone. This is what creates a strong foundation for the new tooth. During treatment, we give you a local anaesthetic to numb the pain. If you are especially nervous about treatment, don’t hesitate to talk to us about it. We’ll do our best to make your journey to dental implants as comfortable as possible. Sedation is on offer to help you relax. It may be a good idea to speak to someone you know who has undergone treatment, to get a better idea of the procedure and hear about the benefits from someone whose had first hand experience of dental implants in Stanmore.
The implant is left to heal over time. The bone and blood vessels will mesh with the implant. This is what makes dental implants stand out from the crowd in terms of alternative treatment to missing teeth. It provides a long-term solution, without relying on the surrounding teeth to support the new crown.
Depending on your circumstance, the crown is either attached on the same day as treatment, or at a later stage. Once it is in place, dental implants can last more than 15 years, so long as you maintain good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing regularly.