The term cosmetic dentistry often suggests something that is an added luxury. However in a lot of cases these procedures can also be beneficial to your oral health and can be effective in combating a lot of long term problems. A good example of an effective long term treatment is dental implants Essex.
Give me an example of why I might need a dental implant.
If you are someone who is very active then there is always the risk of injury at some point. A good example is if you play a team sport such as football. You may be running alongside someone and when you both go for the ball and jump their elbow knocks against your cheek, causing you to chip or lose a tooth.
The sooner you get the implant instead of leaving a gap the easier it will be to have a complete mouth again without feeling self conscious. And because it is titanium it is not going to come loose easily!
How can I benefit from dental implants?
- Get better support for dentures, bridges and crowns
- Fix chipped, broken or missing teeth
- Can be used as an alternative to dentures
- Help to prevent the muscles in the face from sagging and maintain a healthy jaw line.
- Once installed they can be cleaned and looked after in the same way as a regular tooth.
How does the process work?
Before any procedure starts the cosmetic dentist should have an initial consultation with you. This gives them the chance to assess your oral health and decide if dental implants are an appropriate option for you, usually after some scans have been done.
The procedure itself takes around three to six months. The dentist fuses the implant to the jawbone, using a temporary tooth to ensure that the roots will fuse with the implant. After the procedure is complete the implant is then inserted.
How long does an implant last?
As with any form of dental procedure the length of time depends on how well you look after your teeth after the procedure is done. Provided you keep cleaning your teeth and the implant in the right way the implant should stay in for at least 15 to 20 years!
If you would like to know more about how dental implants Essex and whether or not they are right for you contact Dr Basrai 01375 481000 to schedule a Free consultation.