from Bow House Dental is the ultimate solution for replacing missing teeth. Fixed into the jawbone and attached with an artificial tooth, an implant is essentially a metal post that acts as a substitute for a natural tooth root. The post is often made of titanium—a stable metal that is biocompatible and tolerated by the body.
Implants fit the same way the roots support natural teeth. When looked after properly, these can also last for a lifetime. The success rate of dental implant procedures is up to 98 percent; with Bow House Dental, tooth implants can last a lifetime.
A dentist will place the screw or cylinder-shaped implant into the tooth socket, carefully drilling it at the location of the missing tooth. The dentist's main goal during the fitting is to achieve immediate contact with the surrounding bone, as this creates an initial stability. Using local anaesthetic ensures patients experience little to no discomfort during the procedure. Mild soreness may occur after the fitting, which is treatable with over-the-counter pain medications.
Often the process can take between two to six months as the titanium posts should integrate first with the jawbone. Implants, however, can be placed at the same time as the removal of the tooth for a shorter treatment time.
Anyone with healthy teeth, gums and jawbone are good candidates for a dental implant treatment in our Hertfordshire practice. Given the nature of the procedure, a healthy mouth will allow the implants to fuse successfully with the bone, and become strong enough to support the replacement tooth.
This means the procedure may not be for patients suffering from diabetes, advanced gum disease and certain other medical conditions that weaken the gums and jawbone.
Dental implants will greatly improve your quality of life. Call Bow House Dental to schedule a consultation.