Dental implants are one of the newer trends in tooth replacement. Any Surrey dentist can help with the procedure. Dental bridges and dentures used to be anchored around other teeth, but with dental implants, a much better foundation for these bridges, crown or dentures is available. This is because a dental implant’s main component, a titanium screw, is embedded into the jawbone, where bone forms around the screw and provides a permanent and rigid base. After implanting the titanium screw, the dentist will give some time (from 3 to 8 months) for the bone to fuse around this biocompatible insert. The dentist will then determine if the screw has been properly integrated and can serve as the artificial root for the next phase of restoration. This can be a dental crown, a bridge, or a denture.
Like any medical procedure, a candidate for a dental implant has to undergo diagnostic checkups to determine if they are fit to undergo a dental implant procedure. Because the jawbone has to be drilled to insert the implant, these diagnostic procedures are a proper precaution. Dental implant procedures are 98% successful from dentists in Surrey, so it’s only an unlucky few who suffer severe complications like nerve injury or infection. There are also cases where the bone around the implant did not form properly and the procedure has to be repeated.
But with a successful implant procedure, you will get much improved speech, appearance, hygiene, and comfort. Not to mention durability. Where dentures or bridges slip (causing uneven speech and a sometimes funny appearance), a properly fused dental implant will look and feel like the real thing. This is a concern for some people who have undergone the discomfort of dentures and bridges that were anchored in the traditional way.
Furthermore, your eating will be much more convenient, as the slippage from dentures will become a thing of the past. Overall, dental implants will make you forget that you have false teeth. Since they blend in perfectly with your natural teeth, your appearance will be as natural as those lucky enough to have a complete set of teeth.
You can also forget about messy adhesives or removing your dentures for cleaning. Not only do dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, caring for them is just like caring for the set of teeth you were born with. No more nightly rituals at the sink!