Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to implant one or more teeth. It is a titanium screw that is used to replace the root of a tooth when it has fallen off. This can lead to gingivitis, bleeding, pain and general discomfort.

Are dental implants safe and valid?

Implants are the safest method for an established treatment. Implants are like natural teeth, and they last as long as you care for them.
The method by which the implant is performed plays a role in determining how long the implants last, and a coating similar to what you get will be developed on neglected natural teeth.

If the implants are well taken care of, and if the installed bones are healthy and strong, you can have them last for many years. However, as with other surgical implants (such as hip replacement), there is no lifetime guarantee.

Can implants always be used to replace missing teeth?

It depends on the condition of the jawbone. The dentist will decide how many teeth to perform. If there is not enough, or if it is not healthy enough, it should not be possible to achieve implant placement with no bone grafting in the primary field.

Do dental implants hurt?

It is usually easier to place an implant than to extract a tooth and is sometimes performed with a direct local anesthetic. You will not feel any pain at that time, but as it does after the extraction, you may feel some discomfort for a few days after the surgery.
Sometimes the dentist may provide you with a sedative if you are extremely tense or if the condition is complicated. General anesthesia is rarely used for implants and is usually only used in very complex cases.

How long does the treatment take?

Your dental team can provide you with an approximate schedule before starting treatment.
Some dentures are fitted at a similar time that the implants (known as “instant implants”).
You can get help from your dental team to check whether this is right for you or not. A denture is usually fitted for three to four months once the implants are placed in. Sometimes the treatment takes longer and the dental team will be ready to ask you about the treatment time.

How about after care?

Your dental team can provide you with directions on how to care for your implant. They may give you some painkillers after surgery – or make sure you have some at home – to take in the next few days if you need them.

What happens after dental implants?

After your implants are placed, the bone in your jaw should grow onto and fuse with. This generally takes about two months. Usually, the implants may be stable while they are in place so that artificial teeth are fitted before this.
If you are replacing 1, 2 or 3 teeth, you will have a short-lived dental appliance in the meantime. If you already have full dentures, you will continue to carry them while your implants heal. Your dentures will need to be replaced, to fit properly after surgery, and a “healing cap” is usually placed over the implant site to protect it.

Is there any difficulty in cleaning the implanted teeth?

No, but medical help is absolutely necessary if you want to own a permanent and thriving implant. Your dental team will provide you with detailed advice on how to care for your implant. Cleaning around the teeth attached to implants is no longer difficult compared to brushing natural teeth. However, there may be hard-to-reach areas and you will be shown how to clean them.

If I had gum disease when I had my teeth, would I have it with the implants?

Yes, if you don’t take good care of them. If they are kept clean and checked regularly by your dental team, you should have no problems. Smoking also affects the health of the implants. Therefore, if you smoke, you may need to be extra careful with your implants. Some dentists do not perform dental implants in smokers.

Can I extract teeth if they are attached to implants?

Most of the teeth attached to the implants will be installed and removed exclusively by the dentist.

What if I had an accident while I had a dental implant a while ago?

An implanted tooth can be damaged by accident in the same way that a natural tooth can be damaged. So it’s essential to wear a professionally designed mouthguard if you play sports that involve contact or moving things.
If the metal implant itself is broken in the far side repair, it will be safely left inside the jaw. If it is difficult to remove it. Another implant may also be fitted to replace the fracture.

What happens if the implant does not fuse with the bone?

This rarely happens. Even if the implant becomes loose throughout the healing period, or simply once, it will be removed easily and your jaw can heal the traditional way. And when your jaw heals, another implantation will be performed there or the doctor will create a bridge that will fit the new dentures.

Can I get treatment on the NHS?

Implants are not usually available on the NHS. Implants are available privately. However, in many things, the price of the treatment is slightly higher than the price of an additional typical personal dental treatment with crowns and bridges. In the long term, implants are sometimes less expensive and have a satisfactory potential.
Of course, there are other advantages of implantation as well. If you have a assistive implant to replace one tooth, there is no need to slow the tooth on either side. If you have a bridge, your medical man will want to try and make crowns on those teeth to support the bridge.

Where do I get this treatment?

Talk to your dentist. They may actually perform some or all of this type of treatment, and they can provide you with the recommendation that you want. Or, they may refer you to an experienced Dental Implantologist for evaluation and treatment.
Remember to ask your doctor the following questions:

… exactly what is the suggested treatment.
… What is the experience of the dentist in this work?
… the total cost of the treatment.
… what are the alternatives.

In the end, you must be in contact with your dentist always and at every stage of the process and in everything that happens to your teeth or gums and maintain the general and daily hygiene of the mouth and teeth