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An introduction to dental implants

Dental implants in Golders Green are becoming increasingly common amongst people who have suffered teeth loss. This is mainly due to the fact that dental implants in Golders Green are permanent fixtures in comparison to dentures which are a temporary solution.

Teeth loss is a very common occurrence that happens to a majority of the population. One of the main causes of tooth loss is poor dental hygiene. In the UK one in three people suffer with dental issues as a consequence of poor dental hygiene. That is why it is important that you visit your dentist regularly, at least every six months, to have regular check ups to make sure that your teeth remain healthy and do not get damaged.

If you are looking to get dental implants in Golders Green, then look no further than The Garden Dental Centre where our highly qualified professionals will be able to deal with all your teeth related needs and requirements.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants in Golders Green are titanium screws that get fitted into the jawbone as replacement for a missing tooth. It is a permanent fixture in the sense that once you have the implant fitted it is there for life. The purpose of the dental implant is to fuse with the jawbone and become the base and structure for the replacement tooth.

What is the procedure?

If you wish to have dental implants, then make sure you contact your dentist and make an appointment for an initial consultation. At the initial consultation you will undergo a thorough examination where the dentist will look at the jawbone, the remaining teeth and the mouth and determine whether you are suited to have dental implants.

Factors that the dentist will take into consideration when deciding whether you should have dental implants include whether or not you have good dental hygiene, the potential impact on the rest of the teeth, and the quality of the remaining teeth.

Once the decision has been made that you are having dental implants the dentist will give you another appointment where the dental implant will in fact be inserted into the jawbone. The titanium screw gets drilled directly into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth root. The dentist will take extra care to ensure that no damage occurs to the remaining teeth and to the jawbone.

Once this has been done the dentist will provide you with some pain relief as the procedure will cause soreness and discomfort for the first few days. During the procedure, the dentist will give you anaesthetic so that you do not feel any pain. It will take about four to six weeks for the titanium screw to properly fuse and become one with the jawbone. Once that has been done, you will be given another appointment whereby the cap, crown or dentures will be fitted onto the implant. It is therefore essential that during the recovery period that you take care of your teeth and brush them twice daily and floss also to avoid any complications or delays in the healing process.

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