Learn more about the tooth-saving procedure: dental implants in St John’s Wood
Have you lost one or multiple teeth lately due to mouth trauma or as a result of years of neglect? While exploring your options for replacing your teeth, or tooth, add dental implants in St John’s Wood.
Losing teeth and not replacing them won’t just affect your confidence but your general lifestyle. Book a consultation with our experienced dental practitioner at Aura Dental to chat about dental implants in St John’s Wood.
Why should I choose dental implants in St John’s Wood?
Many people are dissuaded from using tooth implants because they cost more than dentures and bridges. While they are valued at a higher price, you must take into account what you are paying for.
So, what are implants? To answer this question, we must look at the anatomy of a tooth. Every tooth in your mouth has a root, which is part of the tooth below your gums, and the crown, which is the visible part.
Dental implants are tiny screws that replace your missing tooth at the root, which are inserted into your bone. Over time, we connect an abutment to the metal post and a prosthesis to the abutment.
What is the process of getting tooth implants?
Obtaining implants is a lengthy process that takes up to six months. There are two minor surgical procedures and a hefty recovery involved. However, if you are looking for a quick fix, implants are not for you.
Before the process can even begin, you must be deemed fit for the procedure, and unfortunately, not everyone is. To be considered a suitable candidate, you must have healthy gums and enough density and volume of bone in the area of your missing tooth.
You may need to undergo a root scale and panning if you have gingivitis, which is a disease of the gum, before your implant procedure can be administered.
If you have insufficient bone, you will need to undergo bone augmentation surgery, such as bone grafts which is the transplant of bone from other parts of your body to your mouth.
Undergoing surgeries like the one above can make implants possible. However, you will have to wait, and endure extensive recoveries, before you can flaunt your new tooth.
How do implants stay in your mouth?
Another reason why implants are popular is that they are firmly lodged into your bone and can only be removed by your dental practitioner.
The metal fuses with the surrounding tissue in a biological process called ‘osseointegration’. Osseointegration is the successful integration between bone and metal, which occurs because the body regards the metal (titanium), as part of the body.
Will you need to replace implants in the future?
With the proper care implants are a lifelong investment and because implants are securely lodged into your jaw, you will not have to worry about them slipping out at inopportune moments.