Missing teeth can be a major problem, both functionally and aesthetically. Not only do they make it difficult to eat and speak properly, but they can also age your appearance significantly. If you are missing teeth, you may be considering oral implants as a solution. Dental Implants in Ipswich are a permanent solution, but what is it like to have implants?
What are oral implants and how do they work?
Implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They are made up of a titanium post that is implanted into the jawbone and a porcelain crown that is placed on top. The titanium post acts as an anchor for the artificial tooth. Oral implants are a popular choice, because they are very durable and look and feel so natural, that many patients lose track of which of their teeth is an implant.
What to expect when getting oral implants
There are a few things you should expect:
1. The process takes time: Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants require surgery. The titanium post must be placed into the jawbone and allowed to heal. This can take several months. Once the post has healed, the porcelain crown can be placed on top. In total, the process can take several months to a year.
2. You will need to take care of your implants: Just like your natural teeth, oral implants require regular brushing and flossing. It is also important to see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
3. There are some risks involved: As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with oral implants. These include infection, damage to the nearby teeth, and nerve damage. However, these risks are rare and our dentist will discuss them with you before the surgery.
Overall, implants are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth.
How long do oral implants last?
Dental Implants in Ipswich are a permanent solution to missing teeth. The titanium post that is implanted into the jawbone can last a lifetime with proper care. The porcelain crown that is placed on top of the implant may need to be replaced over time due to wear and tear. However, with proper care, implants can last many years.
Who is appropriate for oral implants?
Implants are a great option for replacing teeth. but they’re not universally successful. There are several pre-existing conditions that can make implants less successful. Conditions that can affect the success of implants include diabetes, smoking, and periodontal disease. Our dentist will be able to evaluate your individual case to determine if oral implants are right for you.
If you have been turned down for implants at other clinics, have you conceded that implants are not an option for you? We may be able to help you get the implants you need.
At our clinic, we offer a unique implant procedure that can be successful even in cases where other clinics have failed. With the pre-treatment like bone and gum grafting that we offer, we may be able to increase your chances of success.
Don’t give up on your dream of having a full, beautiful smile. Contact us today to see if you are a candidate for our dental implants in Ipswich.