5 things that you need to know about dental implants

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If you are missing any of your natural teeth, implant dentistry can provide you with teeth that look and feel like your very own. With dental implants you can have the confidence to pursue an active business and social life.

  1. Why would you require Dental Implants and what are they?

When a single permanent tooth or multiple teeth are lost due to dental decay or gum disease, modern dental implants can replace them. Dental implants can last a lifetime and can improve your appearance, your confidence, and your ability to eat the foods that you like. The second answer to this question is pretty simple, dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth.

  • Installing of dental implants

Dental implants are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place at Dainfern Dental Studio. After the implant has been placed, a completely life-like porcelain tooth crown is attached.

  • It’s not that painful

The fact of the matter is that most people actually find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. The procedure is relatively straightforward and can usually be done under local anesthetic. In most cases,  post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen pain-relievers.

  • Keep them clean and they will last

When it comes to the caring and cleaning of your dental implants the process is fairly similar to natural teeth. We at Dainfern Dental Studio recommend daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleaning when required. While implant teeth won’t decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene. Properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime.

  • Don’t cost an arm and a leg

At the outset, implants are indeed more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework, however,  dental implants tend to last many years longer and in fact should never need replacing. Dental implants offer the best, most cost-effective option when viewed as a long-term investment for your dental health.


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