Did you experience tooth loss due to gum disease, an injury, or decay? Dental implants will give you the gorgeous smile you have always wanted. The implant procedure is one of the most significant breakthroughs in the field of dentistry. Like any patient, you may have questions about implants.
Sheen Dental Implants shares a few answers to common implant queries:
What are dental implants?
Implants serve as a substitute for natural teeth placed into the jawbone. These are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong, and biocompatible. Implants feel and look like your original teeth, so you will have that natural smile.
Who is a good candidate for implants?
Implants are suitable for anyone who is in good health. Smoking may impact the health of the gums and bone around a patient’s implant. In many cases, if a patients do not quit smoking, dentists may decline to perform the dental implant procedure, as this may lead to complications.
How long does the procedure take?
Dental implant treatment times may vary — some dentists may offer single day visits for mild cases. The entire process, including recovery may last between six weeks and six months. Treatment times may extend beyond six months if bone quality is poor due to the extra attention and care that is required.
How do you care for the implants?
After the procedure, your dentist will work with you to develop the best care plan. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your dental implant, gums and teeth to make sure they are healthy. Patients will need to clean around each implant by flossing and brushing.
How much do implants cost?
The average fee for a dental implant may range from £2,000 to £4,000. Implants are rarely covered by dental insurance plans. Nonetheless, they can last a lifetime if you take good care of them, so the costs will be worth the treatment.
A missing tooth is no laughing matter. Apart from oral function, it can affect your smile in many ways. Implants will restore more than just your missing teeth — they will improve the quality of your life.