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How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are a type of false tooth that ‘s secured permanently in your mouth. It’s a popular choice for missing teeth – whether one tooth or several – and has an extremely high success rate in patients. Our dentists in Loughborough know all there is to know about this life-enhancing treatment and today, they’re sharing their expert knowledge with our patients on our blog. Read on to find out how dental implants work, why to have them, surprising benefits and more.

So, how do they work?

Dental implants involve a metal root part and a ceramic crown (tooth) part. They are inserted in two separate appointments, because the root part requires preparing the gum with a small incision and hole for placement, and healing of the area is needed before the crown can be secured. You’ll have a temporary crown while healing takes place, so you can still use the tooth.

Why have tooth implants?

There are so many reasons, but the biggest is that it improves your quality of life. You’ll be able to smile with confidence and eat the foods you love once again, with no comprise to your diet needed. Tooth implants can be cleaned exactly like your natural teeth, making them an easy choice, too.

What other benefits are there?

Tooth loss can cause a few problems further down the line. For instance, several missing teeth might cause your smile to ‘spread’ and lead to gaps, which not only affects your appearance, but can lead to oral health concerns like plaque build-up and potential decay. Also, with enough teeth missing in the right place, you might develop a ‘puckered’ appearance around the mouth, which can be prevented with dental implants – which restore structure to your smile.

Are tooth implants expensive?

No, in our opinion they offer excellent value for money. You’ll be investing in your smile for life – because with the proper oral care, there’s no reason your new dental implants shouldn’t last a lifetime. Time and time again, we’ve seen the incredible results and benefits of this treatment, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

How do I book dental implant treatment?

Talk to us, and we’ll arrange a consultation. If the treatment is suitable, we’ll schedule in your necessary appointments. We’re happy to help, whatever stage of your tooth implant journey – whether it’s an informal chat, consultation, troubleshooting or general tips and care. You can get in touch through our contact page.