Here at Yew Tree Dental and Implant Centre we specialise in dental implants… if you hadn’t guessed that already!
That’s because your smile is important. A cheesy grin in a photo, a knowing smirk between a couple, beaming at a loved one – these are all special moments. Research has also found that smiling can improve your mental wellbeing. Yes, the mere act of showing your teeth can actually cheer you up!
Unfortunately, those of us who have missing or damaged teeth may choose to suppress our smiles.
We are here to stop this from happening. Dental implants can be the perfect solution to a less-than-ideal smile, and will have you rivalling the Cheshire Cat in no time.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to replace the roots/root of your teeth/tooth. This allows for new fixed, or removable, replacement teeth to be fitted.
The implant itself is a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone. This procedure is performed under local anesthetic and can take as little as 30 minutes for a single tooth. If multiple implants are being fitted, this will take longer.
Once fitted, the implant must fully heal before a crown or denture is attached. The healing process takes between six weeks and six months. Being fully healed means that the jawbone has fused around the implant, ensuring perfect stability.
Do I Need Dental Implants?
If you have any missing or damaged teeth you may benefit from dental implants. They can improve your smile and your self-confidence.
However, in order to get dental implants your jaw must be fully developed, meaning that they are not appropriate for those under the age of 18. Furthermore, before undergoing dental implants, your general oral health will be assessed. Making sure that we start the procedure from this point means that the insertion and healing process will go smoothly.
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
Dental implants are fitted under a local anesthetic, so you will not experience pain throughout the procedure.
However, whilst the healing process is getting underway you may be subject to some discomfort. This should be reasonably minimal and can be assuaged by using over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
Book Your Appointment
If you feel that you could benefit from dental implants, simply schedule an appointment at Yew Tree Dental Care on our website today.
Alternatively, you can call us on 01753 522 500 or email us at [email protected] with any questions.