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Want to learn if dental implants are for you? Your 5 FAQS answered by The Garden Dental Practice

There are few things that can damage someone’s confidence more than having a gap in their teeth which is visible to others.

Not only a cosmetic issue, but missing teeth can also have a detrimental impact on everything from dental hygiene to sleep, and so it is important to get those gaps filled as soon as possible! While you could opt for a partial denture or fitted bridge, these can create additional issues such as sores and movement. Far from the effect, many people want from a prosthetic!

Luckily, there is now a way for you to have both the security of natural teeth, while also filling those gaps and restoring your smile.

At The Garden Dental Practice, our team is proud to be able to offer this option to all of our patients who need it. Known as dental implants Golders Green, these nifty prosthetics are a more viable long-term solution to missing teeth, allowing you the freedom to eat whichever foods you want without worrying about movement or plausibility. Brilliant!

But before you rush to book an appointment, it is likely that you will have some questions. Our team answers 5 FAQs about dental implants Golders Green below for your information.

Do they hurt when they are fitted?

They sound more painful than they are!

As dental implants Golders Green are attached to your jaw, our team will ensure that the entire area is numbed before beginning the procedure.

Once completed, any discomfort you notice at home should fade in a few days and should be manageable in the interim with over-the-counter pain relief. If it isn’t, come and see us immediately.

How many will I need?

This will depend on many things, such as how many teeth are being replaced and if your jaw is strong enough to support multiple implants.

If you are having traditional implants fitted, the number will range from 1 to a maximum of 8.

How do I know if I’m suitable?

The majority of people are suitable for oral implants, if you are unsuited to endosteal ones (the most common one), you may be suited to one of the other varieties.

If you have missing teeth, have good overall dental health and have enough jawbone to support them, then our team will happily fit oral implants for you.

I think I have an infection around an implant - will I lose it?

While an infection forming around an implant site is fairly rare, it should not impact the feasibility of the implant staying in the jaw.

If our team concludes that your infection is serious, we may offer you antibiotics or even removal of the implant until the area heals. But this does not mean you cannot have another implant fitted in the future.

How long will they last?

With good oral hygiene and appropriate lifestyle choices, (such as not smoking or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol), your oral implants can last over 20 years. Just be sure to treat them as carefully as regular teeth.

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