If you have one or more missing teeth, dental implant London can be your best option to replace missing teeth. This blog is intended to provide you with answers to common question in relation to dental implant procedure.
– What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a special screw typically made of titanium. It is inserted into the jaw bone through a surgical procedure. After a period of healing of few months, the dental implant will integrate and become part of the body in a process called osseointgration. The tooth implant once healed can be used to replace a single missing tooth carrying a cosmetic dental crown. Or it can be used to support a fixed dental bridge or to help support a semi removable cosmetic denture.
– How painful is the dental implant surgery?
Dental implant surgery is relatively straight forward surgery. In most cases it is performed under local anaesthesia. This is the same as the one needed to extract the tooth.
Once the area is numbed adequately, Dr Daoudi – Specialist dentist, will make a cut in the gum and prepare a small channel in the jaw bone to place the dental implant. in some cases, bone graft procedure London and / or gum graft procedure will be delivered to facilitate implant placement. Finally, stitches will be used to secure the area.
– How long do I need to wait for dental implant healing?
In most cases dental implant healing takes about 2 months in the lower jaw and 3 months in the upper.
In some cases where bone graft was needed a longer healing period may apply. This is particularly the case where sinus lift procedure London is needed. A healing period of 6 months maybe needed before implant restoration.
However, there is also the chance to use immediate dental implant London. In these cases the dental implant will be placed and a provisional crown of bridge can be placed at the same time ad the surgery. This is the case with all on four dental implants London procedure.
– Is it difficult to restore the dental implant
In case of a single used tooth implant, this can be a very simple procedure. Dr Daoudi will record an impression of your teeth and dental implant using an impression coping. The impression with the coping will be sent to a specialist technician who will build a tooth that will be fitted at the second visit.
More complex cases requires a number of visit especially where dental implants used to replace many teeth. A trial fit usually take place before the final restoration.
– What is the needed after care for Dental Implants?
In most cases, dental implant care is fairly straightforward and similar to natural teeth.
Your daily routine teeth clean should be applied to dental implant london i.e brushing twice a day, correct flossing and where needed using small interdental brushes. This will provide mechanical removal of any collected plaque and debris and maintains the health of the gum surrounding the dental implant
You may use manual, electric or sonic tooth brushes to clean around your teeth and dental implant London. Regular check ups with Dr Daoudi and our dental hygienist is recommended to maintain the health of your teeth, gum and dental implants.
Should you have any questions on dental implants, please feel free to contact London Smile Care.
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