Having gaps in your smile or cracked and damaged teeth may at first make it seem like your teeth are ruined, but there are simple solutions. With implants we can fill out and restore the smile you have lost with a simple procedure that uses natural looking and sturdy replacements.
If that has piqued your curiosity then here is some extra information about the dental implants process in Marylebone.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are essentially small titanium screws that are inserted into your mouth, below your gum line and into the bone to act as a tooth root. The goal of the dental implants process in Marylebone is to ensure this new root fitted with a crown will fill in any gaps, or replace any teeth that are damaged to the point where other techniques cannot restore them.
The teeth are normally comprised of porcelain or acrylic resin and they are held in place with the titanium screw that we sterilise to prevent any infection of the implantation site. Then over time the bone of your jaw should heal back over this screw to provide a stable and sturdy platform for the new tooth to rest on, also strengthening the surrounding teeth.
The fitting process
As we previously mentioned the fitting of the implants is fairly simple and shouldn’t take longer than an hour to complete.
The procedure involves minor surgery whereby we insert the new tooth root into position within the jawbone. Before surgery we will also shape and shade your new implant crown to ensure that it blends in with the surrounding teeth after we fit it.
Is the treatment painful?
A common question patients have about this treatment, or any procedure, is whether it’s going to be painful or not. Generally with implants because it does involve minor surgery there may be some mild discomfort during the process, but your dentist will normally use a local anaesthetic to numb the area and limit pain as much as they can.
At David Madruga Implants our highly trained team will provide you with all the information you need about your options for sedation, to ensure you experience as little discomfort as possible during your dental implant treatment.
Tips for keeping your new teeth clean
After leaving the practice with your new tooth your main goal should be to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy as you heal. Failure to do so could lead to inflammation and infection setting in, which could become worse and cause further infection of additional teeth or even disintegration of your jawbone. To avoid this just lightly brush it as part of your normal cleaning routine, avoid pulling too deep with dental floss around the new tooth and skip mouthwash for a while, as the chemicals in some brands can irritate your gums as they try to heal.
Hopefully this has cleared up a few things about the treatment and our implant process. If you would like to schedule an appointment to restore your smile or you would like more information about the procedure, then please get in touch with our practice.