These days there are a lot of dental procedures offering a solution to the problem of missing teeth for patients from Maldon. It can be a confusing time trying to decide which solution is best, however, one way of coming to a decision is to look at information on different treatments, decide what outcome you would like to achieve at the end of the treatment and get some advice from Advance Dental Clinic on options for you.
One procedure for missing teeth is dental implants, which involves inserting a fake root made of titanium into your jaw. This may sound like real, scary surgery but it is a fantastic solution to missing teeth and bone loss long term and isn’t as invasive as it sounds. Dental implants can be used for just one tooth or several missing teeth and even if all teeth are missing.
Advantages of dental implants
Implementing the fake root, which is a cylinder shape, is often done during the procedure of removing the bad tooth, so you don’t have to come back to the practice for another procedure. If a person has lost a tooth the bone underneath will normally disintegrate until there is nothing left, which can lead to changes in the shape of the face and the jaw area. Dental implants stimulate bone growth, which then bonds with the implant and fills in the hole where the bone is missing.
There are no particular rules for aftercare other than to look after your oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist.
This is done in stages so that after each stage the mouth has time to heal before the next stage is carried out. Often a local anaesthetic is used during the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns about dental implants speak to your dentist at Advance Dental Clinic today. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.