November 18, 2022
If you have lost a tooth or undergone a tooth extraction then there are different options available for you to replace it. A missing tooth can affect the aesthetic appearance of your smile, but more importantly it can affect your dental health and result in further tooth loss. Tooth loss causes weakening of your remaining teeth and it can cause a shift in position of the teeth which try to fill the gap that your missing tooth has created. This results in a range of dental health issues and it can affect the function of your mouth. Tooth loss can also cause bone decay and bone loss so speak to us at Hilton Dental Clinic today and find out about replacing your missing teeth. It is important to find out about tooth replacement sooner rather than later to avoid further complications in the future.Benefits of dental implantsHere at our clinic we are pleased to offer dental implants Nottingham. After much research and development dental implants now have the best success rate amongst tooth replacement treatments. A dental implant provides a stand-alone procedure that does not place strain on any other teeth, unlike dental bridges which were once the most popular tooth replacement option. It does not disturb the surrounding teeth and it helps keep the bone healthy. An oral implant is a small titanium screw that goes directly into your jawbone and after a natural healing process a crown is attached to the implant, with an abutment to hold the two together and replace your missing tooth.Are dental implants suitable for you?To receive dental implants Nottingham you need to have sufficient healthy bone for the implant to be placed in. We can offer you bone grafting if possible, where our dentist will add bone to your jaw so that the implant can be held firmly in place. Unfortunately in some cases bone grafting is not possible or if you have other underlying health conditions which affect your body's ability to heal then you may not be suitable for dental implants Nottingham. Do not be disheartened, our dentist will determine the next best treatment option available for your individual needs.Dental implants - the processYou will need a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums and an updated medical history for our dentist to review. If our dentist is happy that dental implants are a suitable option for you, then you will undergo a specialist three-dimensional scan that will create a digital image of your mouth. Along with a physical examination of your teeth and gums this information will be used to plan the treatment and we can book a date for the surgery.The surgery itself is carried out under anaesthetic as it is an invasive procedure. It normally takes between 1 to 2 hours per implant, therefore the total time will depend on the number of implants necessary to replace your missing teeth. The healing process takes 3 or 4 months and then you are ready to replace the missing tooth with a prosthetic. Speak to us at Hilton Dental Clinic today and within a few months you should have a beautiful brand new smile.
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