Are you considering Dental Implants?
If you have been recommended having dental implants fitted might be good for your oral health to replace missing teeth, you will probably have a few questions before you decide whether they are right for you or not.
A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a root tooth and is used to assist in the providing of a healthy set of teeth once more. It is important to stress that any implant treatment plan is tailored for each individual and thus your dentist will talk you through everything in advance, but some frequent questions and answers are listed below:
How long will implants last?
Implants, given that the individual maintains good oral hygiene and personal attention, should last as long as natural teeth. That said, if oral hygiene is poor or individuals get gum diseases, the implant will also be compromised, which can lead to further issues and a need for a replacement implant.
Can implants support multiple missing teeth?
Implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth that are missing, and common forms of replacements like a denture or a bridge, can also be supported by a dental implant. An exact number of implants needed will be determined by your dentist. It does not follow that two missing teeth will always require two implants. This will all be explained in a consultation which will talk through the possibilities available.
What should I expect?
During the whole process, you should expect there to be five clear stages. These are the assessment and treatment planning, the implant placement, the integration period, the restorative phase and then the continuing maintenance. Each phase is equally as important in ensuring the implant meets what was set out in the assessment and that the client is not in any pain or discomfort with their teeth. There is emphasis on the client to maintain their implants like they would natural teeth.
If you have any more questions about implants or would like to book a consultation to discuss the first stages of potential implants for yourself, please do not hesitate to contact Farsley Dental on 0113 236 2010 to speak to one of our team. We have appointments on all weekdays including a late practice on a Tuesday evening until 8pm.