An introduction to dental implants in Nottingham
Losing a tooth can often be an emotional and sometimes embarrassing experience. Not only can it knock a person’s confidence, but it can also affect your oral health if it is not treated early enough. Thankfully, there are dental treatments within restorative dentistry which can help bring your smile back to what it once was. So if you have recently lost a tooth and are based in Nottingham, our dental practice Hilton Dental Clinic will be able to offer dental treatments to replace your tooth, and one of these treatments is dental implants Nottingham.
What exactly are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are able to provide long-term support for replacement teeth. Dental implants are fused into the jawbone where a tooth has been lost by an experienced dentist, making it a permanent solution for those who are dealing with a missing tooth.
Dental implants at Hilton Dental Clinic
At our dental practice we offer dental implants Nottingham for individuals who either need a single tooth replaced, multiple teeth or a full mouth replacement. Our experienced dental team at Hilton Dental Clinic are dedicated to providing advanced dental care in the form of dental implants to help our patients restore their smile.
Before starting any form of dental treatment, we will invite you to our practice for a one to one consultation which will allow one of our dental professionals to explain in detail the procedure, provide you with important information in order for you to make an informed choice and also to give you a chance to answer any questions you may have.
Single dental implants at Hilton Dental Clinic
The first step of this treatment should you decide to have dental implants Nottingham, is to have a full clinical examination of the mouth. This examination allows our experienced dentist to determine whether the treatment is suitable for you. In order to receive dental implants, we must ensure that you have enough bone present in order to receive the implant. However, if it is identified that you do not have enough bone density, or there is sign of an infection or tooth decay in your mouth this will need to be addressed before surgery.
The first stage of the treatment is implant placement, and this is when our dentist will gently place the implant into the jawbone by making a small incision and using a local anaesthetic. Once the implant has been inserted, it is then left to heal in order for the bone to fuse with the implant. This process can take between 3 to 6 months and it is important that the implant is not put under any direct stress during this process.
Once this process is complete, impressions will be taken in order to make preparation for your dental crown or any other dental prosthetic being used. You will also be given a temporary tooth to ensure that the correct gum profile has been created.
You will be then invited back to the practice for the final fitting where your new crown is fitted onto the implant.