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September 27, 2016

Top Ten Questions Asked About Dental Implants

1) What is a dental implant?

The modern alternative to bridges or dentures, implants replace the root of missing teeth. Integrated into the bone of the jaw, they permanently anchor one or more crowns to give a completely natural feel, function and appearance.

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2) What are the benefits versus dentures or a bridge?

  • Implants help maintain the shape of your mouth
  • They look and feel like natural teeth
  • Implants are a long lasting solution for missing teeth

 

3) What does the process involve?

Your dental team will be able to give you a rough timetable before the treatment starts.
Some false teeth can now even be fitted at the same time as the implants (these are called ‘immediate implants’). Check with your dental team to see whether these are suitable for you. Usually the false teeth are fitted 3 to 4 months after the implants are put in. Sometimes treatment takes longer and your dental team will be able to talk to you about your treatment time.

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4) How long do they last?

Dental implants have a very high success rate and, like your natural teeth, they’ll last as long as they are well looked after and kept clean. At Ten Dental our success rate is 98.5%.

5) Does the treatment hurt?

Placing an implant involves a small operation which in many cases can be done under a local anaesthetic. After placement the discomfort is minor and in most cases over-the-counter painkillers are all you’ll need. If you are a nervous patient we can also arrange for sedation (also known as twilight sleep) for your treatment.
6) How much will they cost?

Due to the individuality of each case it is not possible to set a standard fee, though we can give you a fee guide. Following your consultation we will tailor a treatment plan specifically to you which will include a quotation.

 

7) Will I be able to chew normally?
Yes. Within weeks patents can forget that their implant are there.
8) What sort of aftercare will I receive?

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene in order o maintain healthy gums and teeth. This is why we recommend twice yearly visits to our hygienist (she knows all about how to keep implants clean).

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9) What do I need to do to look after them?

It’s generally important to avoid exposing any recent surgical site in the mouth to food if possible. A good rule of thumb is to eat soft, nutritious foods and keep well hydrated. Your dentist will recommend a diet and instructions on how to care for your new implants during healing.

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10) Will I need to wear a plate or denture?

If you are having one, two or three teeth replaced, you may have a temporary denture in the meantime. If you already have full dentures, you can keep wearing these while your implants are healing. Your dentures will need altering, to fit properly after the surgery, and a ‘healing cap’ will usually be placed onto the implant site to protect it.

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