When considering the pros and cons of receiving dental implants in Ealing, many people dwell on the drilling of the screw into the jawbone. In fact, as soon as someone mentions dental implants, the drill feels like an elephant in the room.
If you are considering dental implants in Ealing, we at Ikon Dental Suite aim to make everything as clear as possible, so you are informed, reassured and ready for treatment. Once our dentist has examined your teeth to determine whether you are suitable for dental implants, they will talk through the whole procedure and listen to any concerns you have.
It’s completely normal to anticipate treatment such as dental implants, however it usually sounds more painful on paper than it is in real life. A local anaesthetic is given to the patient to numb the pain, which should be minimal if you have good oral health.
What’s the drill?
Dental implants can be used for people missing one or multiple teeth. A screw is inserted into the jawbone, which allows for the bone tissue to merge with the implant and create a strong foundation for the new tooth. It takes some time for the new ‘root’ to stabilise, and then it can hold the new tooth. A crown is attached to the implant and fills the gap, or gaps, in your mouth. It is made to look like a natural tooth, matching the colour of your remaining teeth.
Life after dental implants
Once you have had dental implants in Ealing, you can reap the benefits. For one, you can you eat whatever food you like, allowing you to consume all the nutrients you need, and chew and digest food properly.
Dental implants also reduce the risk of gum disease, as food won’t get lodged in gaps in the teeth. They will be easier to clean, which should keep bacteria at bay and in turn reduce the risk of gum disease.
As with your natural teeth, you must maintain good oral hygiene if you want to look after your shiny new teeth, by brushing and flossing daily. If you experience any problems after treatment, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we can arrange a check-up.