Dental Implants may be an option if your natural tooth is missing or decayed over time. Dental Implants are designed to look like your natural tooth in appearance, feel, and performance. This blog will tell you more about Dental Implants.
Like natural teeth, tooth Implants integrate into or onto the jawbone under the gums. Therefore, new Dental Implants might give you the confidence to smile (and chew) even if you have trouble with traditional dentures or bridges.
Dental Implants will significantly improve your quality of life and oral hygiene by replacing a missing tooth with a Dental Implant which looks like real tooth.
What will happen if you don’t replace missing teeth?
Whenever a tooth is lost due to trauma or illness, there may be unpleasant side effects, such as
- Excessive bone loss
- Speech problems
- Disturbed chewing habits
- Change in facial looks
You should take steps to address above, and getting Dental Implant is a practical way to address the above.
What are the components of a Dental Implant?
Three components make up the Dental Implant’s body. Each component has a specific purpose.
- ‘Implant’ creates an artificial root for the tooth
- ‘Abutment’ serves as the link between the crown and the Implant
- The tooth that sits on top of the abutment is called ‘Crown’. This looks and feel much like your natural teeth
How does an Implant work?
Many people want to know how your dentist will place Dental Implant. The Dental Implant body is positioned in the jaw using surgery to replace the root of natural tooth.
- Before a dental prosthetic is inserted, the implant fixture is first positioned to maximize its chance of osseointegration.
- Modern dental implants are based on a biological process known as osseointegration, in which materials like titanium or zirconia develop a strong connection with the bone.
- Osseointegration needs a considerable healing period.
- While the implant body heals, which could take several weeks or longer, you will typically have a temporary artificial abutment in place of the tooth.
Types of Dental Implant
- Single tooth implant
A single tooth implant is the best option if you only need to replace one tooth and wish to restore its appearance, comfort, and functionality. One dental crown is necessary to attach to the implant screw. Cost of single denture implant range from £1,800-£2,500
- Implant-supported bridge
Bridges supported by implants are the best option for numerous missing teeth. The bridge is anchored by the Implant (instead of a natural tooth). Cost of implant range from £2,500-£10,000
- All on 4 implants
When a patient is searching for a durable replacement for multiple lost teeth or edentulous jaws, all on 4 implants are suggested. With this treatment, complete upper or lower jaw is restored. Cost of this implant range from £15,000-£30,000
Your proposed dental Implant treatment plan takes into account factors such as:
- The number of teeth need to be replaced and the health of your jawbone and remaining teeth
- To avoid early implant failures, your Implantologist/dentist may advise taking antibiotics for a few days before surgery
- Additionally, the dentist might instruct you to use a specific antibacterial mouthwash.
The same dental care that you would give to your natural teeth is often required for dental Implants. Brush and floss twice daily, and schedule regular follow-up sessions with your dentist/Hygienist to keep the Implants in good condition. Although dental implants do not cause cavities, periodontal disease can still influence them. Therefore, it’s crucial to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Are Dental Implants suitable for you?
Are Dental Implants suitable for you?
Your general health will play a big part in how long the healing process will take, the longevity of Implant, and whether dental Implants are the right treatment option for you.
- Smoking may impact the recovery process and reduce the Implant’s long-term success.
- Children developing their jaws may need to wait until that process is finished.
- Dental Implants may not be an appropriate option for people with long-term illnesses as these may hamper recovery after Implants are fixed.
Likely complications after Dental Implants
Dental Implant placement carries various health concerns, just like any other operation. However, issues are uncommon, and are frequently minor and manageable. Potential risks could be:
- An Implant-site infection
- Injury or harm to nearby structures, including other teeth
- Your natural teeth, gums, lips, or chin may experience pain, numbness, or tingling due to nerve injury(3D imaging reduces/minimises the risks)
- When dental implants in the upper jaw extend into a sinus cavity, it might cause sinus issues
- Inadequate performance, such as the impression that the teeth do not generally bite together
- An abutment screw loosening may cause the tooth to feel loose or appear to be twisting in place
If you’re thinking to get Dental Implant, the length of the treatment can vary based on your health and mouth’s morphology. Your dentist can help you to decide on the best course of treatment available for you.
We have specialist Implant advice centre at your local clinic at Finchley Dental Studio. We can take 3D scans and full jaw x-rays at our local clinic and prepare a customised treatment plan for you.
To discuss Dental Implants or to find out more please contact our team at Finchley Dental Studio on 020 849200 20 or email at [email protected].