If you are unhappy with how your teeth look due to gaps in the teeth or severely decayed teeth, then dental implants could be for you. These implants replace your natural teeth, but still look and act like them. This treatment is mostly used with patients who already have missing teeth, but can also be done after a tooth extraction.
Our dentists’ main focus is to make sure you are as happy as possible with your smile, and they can assist you. We will always make you feel welcome and comfortable when you come into our dental practice, as we know it can be nerve wracking.
How does it work?
The entire process of getting dental implants can take a few months, but it is very worth it because they can last a lifetime with the right care. There are a few steps to getting dental implants, all of them being an important part in the process of getting your smile back.
The first step of getting dental implants is having a consultation meeting with your dentist in Chester. This is vital in making sure that you are eligible for the implants in the first place. We will examine the area to make sure it is in a good enough condition, and will take scans to make sure there is still enough bone in the area to allow the implant to attach.
If you are eligible and ready for your dental implants, then the next step can begin. The more surgical parts of this treatment are done under local anaesthetic, but you will still be awake. The area will be numbed very well by the anaesthetic, but if you are still feeling nervous then we are able to arrange some form of sedation for you. Once you have your consultation meeting, there are usually two appointments which follow.
The first of these appointments will involve your dentist in Chester opening up the gum in the chosen area, and drilling the initial hole in the bone which will hold the implant. A metal post will be implanted deep into the bone and the area will be recovered and left for several months to heal. This healing stage is so important in making sure that the implant will be stable in the gum.
Once the post has fused to your bone, this is when it will be time to get your crown fitted. A custom crown/filling would have been made previous to this appointment ready for when the bone is healed. You can choose between removable and fixed implants, it is completely up to you. Your dentist in Chester will then attach the crown to the metal post and the process is complete!
The main benefit that our patients love about dental implants is how easy it is to take care of them. All you have to do is make sure you are brushing and flossing regularly, just like you would with your natural teeth. It is as simple as that!
Another great advantage of getting dental implants is that it supports the teeth around it. When you have missing teeth, this puts pressure on the teeth surrounding it, meaning they can weaken and become damaged. When you have the implant in, this means that those teeth are supported, just like when you had your natural teeth.
Dental implants look just like your natural teeth, which our patients love. This is why it is such a popular way of replacing missing teeth. They will blend in almost perfectly with your other teeth, meaning no-one would ever know you have implants.