Dental implants have revolutionised cosmetic dentistry, as they provide a permanent solution to missing teeth, and if you lost a tooth due to a sporting collision, or would like to say goodbye to your dentures, dental implants offer a permanent solution.
How Does it Work?
Dental implant treatment involves inserting special titanium pins into the jawbone, which, over a period of time, bond with the bone and tissue to provide a solid anchor for the prosthetic teeth. If you would like to know whether dental implant treatment would be suitable for you, make an appointment with your local dentist in Walsall, who would examine you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When you have dental implants fitted, you can enjoy the following benefits:
- Implants cannot be removed.
- They look and feel like real teeth.
- Perfect match with existing teeth.
- Brush and floss like normal.
There are several methods to fitting dental implants and the dentist would first take some X-Rays to determine if your jawbone is suitable for dental implant treatment. In some cases, the bone structure is inadequate and a bone augmentation process can be carried out that involves grafting a small piece of bone from the hip.
Two Stage Process
There are two main stages in dental implant treatment; the first is to insert the titanium pins, and after 6-8 weeks, the prosthetic teeth can be fitted and the treatment is complete. A temporary set of teeth would be inserted until the titanium pins have bonded with the bone and tissue, which might take a couple of months, then the prosthetic teeth can be fitted and that is the end of the treatment, aside from a 6-month check to ensure that all is well.