The term ‘dental implant’ is used to describe the titanium screw in place to support false teeth. These screws are utilised by replacing the root of the tooth by being placed where the root used to be, in the jaw bone. In this article, we look at the benefits of dental implants, whether you may need one, and how long they last for.
Are Dental implants safe?
Dental implants are very safe to put in and are not dangerous or a hinderance once in your mouth. As long as you care for them like your other teeth, and attend maintenance appointments to make sure everything is as it should be, there should be no reason why implants aren’t a good option for you if you require any teeth to be replaced.
Are implants painful to put in?
Having dental implants placed in your mouth is not as painful as you may at first think. The procedure is quite simple and only requires some local anaesthetic. If you are a particularly nervous patient, or if the case is particularly complex due to the damage done, your dentist may offer you a sedative to put you at ease.
You will not feel any pain during the procedure, although some discomfort may occur just after the implant is placed, but it will subside over the coming week.
How long does a dental implant last for?
Generally speaking, Dental implants can last for up to 25 years with the proper care required. However, it does ultimately come down to how well you look after your implants after they are put in.
If you are not brushing or taking the necessary oral care needed for your teeth, the implants will develop a coating of plaque similar to that which develops on natural teeth. This can lead to complications later on, such as gum disease, periodontitis and infections. Therefore, as long as your implants are properly looked after, they will last for a very long time.
If you are suffering from discomfort, it may be time to consult our dentists about receiving dental implants. Contact Ascent Dental Care Tamworth for a tailored service for you, to receive