Dental Implant Treatment Process & Procedure
As far as tooth replacement solutions go, dental implants are the best option to go for. While they may not be an instant fix, within six months you will be able to confidently smile in photos, and eat your favourite food without the threat of pain and discomfort.
You will benefit from your investment long-term, and be able to live life normally, with the same oral care regime as anyone with a fully functional set of teeth.
Teeth Implant Treatment Process
Consultation & Assessment
The first step in the whole dental implant process in going through a consultation with one of our dental surgeons. An oral examination will take place, followed by the plans available to you, answering of any questions you may have, as well as cost of dental implant treatment. If teeth are needed to be removed before the implant process can begin, then circumstances dictate when the implants will first be inserted. To organise a consultation in Birmingham, get in touch with us.
Insertion of the Dental Implant
During the consultation and appointment, your dental surgeon will have mapped out where the implants need to be inserted. Depending on the patient, this is done under general or local anaesthetic. At first, these implants will not be completely stable, but as the bone grows around them, stability will be achieved. It is at this point that the permanent dental bridge or crown can be added.
Integration of Permanent Bridge or Crowns
The healing process after insertion of the dental implant will vary from patient to patient. It can take from 3 to 6 months. Once the wait is over, the permanent fixtures can be added, leaving you with an aesthetically pleasing smile, giving you an added boost of confidence, as well as able to eat foods that may have previously made you uncomfortable.
Aftercare will be just like normal dental check-ups, preferably taking place every 6 months. This is to ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment, ensuring bone strength is at optimum and that your gums are healthy. If an aftercare regime is maintained to the highest of levels, dental implants can last for 20 years or more.