With no doubt a missing tooth can negatively impact your image but it also can compromise your oral health.
When a tooth is missing, the surrounding dentition shifts, destroying the integrity of your bite. The jawbone also deteriorates at a rapid rate, beginning almost as soon as you lose a tooth.
Provided you are in good health, with a successful rate of over 95%, dental implants are one of best options to replace missing teeth.
What is an implant?
A dental implant consists of a small titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Your body accepts the metal alloy in the dental implant so well that the bone integrates with the screw to create an anchor that simulates a natural tooth root. When your surgery has healed, you will return to have a crown placed over the implant. The crown will blend with your existing dentition flawlessly, and no one will know you have an implant – unless you tell them.
Is the implant procedure painful?
Contrary to popular belief, implant procedure is generally painless. After the implant surgery you will feel tender the area where the implant has been placed, however the swelling should subside within the next 48 hours.
Who does benefit from having implants?
Dental implants are an ideal option for people who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
To find out more about Implants or to book an appointment at Krystal Dental, call 020 8995 6398 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org