Dental Implant Procedures by The Bristol Dental Practice
HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED DENTAL IMPLANTS?
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, you will be familiar with the problems it can cause. There is a solution in Bristol: dental implants. The Bristol Dental Practice is a leading provider of dental implants in Bristol.
What does treatment involve?
First, we will give you a full assessment of your mouth to check your eligibility. If you are eligible, we will then use digital imaging to analyse where would be the best place for your new dental implants to best suit your mouth. During the actual treatment, our highly-trained implant surgeon (Dr Jonathan Cochrane) will carefully insert tiny titanium screws into your jawbone. These implants serve as artificial roots onto which new replacement crowns or bridges can be placed.
How long does treatment take?
Our dental team will be able to give you an approximate timetable before the treatment starts.
Some replacement teeth can be fitted at the same time as implants. These are known as ‘immediate implants’. Usually however, the replacement teeth will be fitted three to four months after we have put the implants in. Treatments may take longer, but we will tell you at the time of your assessment for dental implants procedures in Bristol.
What happens next?
We will provide you with comprehensive instructions as to how best to look after your new dental implants and keep the area clean.
Once the dental implants are placed, your jaw will then need time to heal properly so that the jaw bone can grow around them and fuse together with it. This process usually takes a few months, but may be sooner, depending on the individual. If you already have full dentures, you will be able to keep wearing these until the healing process is complete.
What about aftercare?
You will need to look after your implants as you would your own teeth. They will need to be cleaned regularly and checked by our dental team if there are any problems. Though dental implants cannot have cavities, you are still able to get gum disease.
Contact us today for further information about dental implants in Bristol and to book an appointment with our friendly team.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS SAFE?
When it comes to our health we should always put safety first. The same goes for our teeth. Some people are concerned about having dental implants as they worry if they are safe or not.
Dental implants have been around for over thirty years in their current format, tried and tested, and are very safe and durable. Dental implants in Bristol are popular because they are a well-established treatment with much market research behind them. Of course, as with everything, the standard to which you look after your dental implants will have a significant effect of how long they last over time.
If you neglect your oral health once these implants have been fitted then there is a risk of developing a coating on the teeth, which can lead to a gum infection or problems with the teeth. If you look after them well, arrange maintenance appointments, and you have strong bone to attach them to in the first place, there is no reason for them not to last for many, many years.
At the The Bristol Dental Practice , dental implants are one of our most popular procedures, with many people coming to us for help with damaged teeth.
Do dental implants hurt?
People are sometimes put off by the thought that implants are painful; however, they can often be a lot less painful than removing an existing tooth. When you come for dental implants in Bristol you will receive a simple, local anaesthetic to numb the surrounding area and the implant will be fitted. As with any anaesthetic, you may feel some discomfort after it wears off, but this should not last for more than a couple of days, and will not be debilitating.
If you are a particularly nervous patient, your implant surgeon (Dr Jonathan Cochrane) may wish to give you a mild sedative to calm your nerves and allow them to carry out the procedure. There is not normally a need to use general anaesthetic, and this only happens in very rare, complicated cases. If this is required to fit the dental implants, you will be admitted to hospital for correct observation. If you are looking for dental implants in Bristol then contact the The Bristol Dental Practice today for an initial consultation.