Whether you need dental work to repair damage to your teeth, or are looking for cosmetic procedures that will give you the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of, dental implants may be necessary to provide the best finished result possible.
Here at Museum Dental Suites, our skilled team of dental professionals is committed to providing clients a high level of service and care. We work closely with you through every step of your treatment to ensure that you’re happy with the planned procedures and we do everything possible to provide a calming and pain-free experience.
There are many different types of dental implants, and each option has been developed to address a specific issue. Your dentist will discuss the different options available and advise on the right procedure for your situation, but some of the most common treatments include:
Crown dental implants – These devices are used to replace individual teeth. They comprise a screw-like base that attaches to the underlying bone structure and acts like the tooth’s root. A replica tooth, called the crown, is attached to this piece.
Bridge dental implants – Similar to crown dental implants, these are used to replace multiple teeth.
Overdentures – As opposed to standard dentures, which are easily removable, overdentures are more permanent fixtures that are secured to the jaw using dental implants.
Bone grafting – If there has been bone loss, it may be necessary to build the bone back up before placing dental implants. Depending on your situation, this can be done with your own bone or processed materials.
Sinus lift surgery – In some cases, implants cannot be placed because there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw or the sinuses are too close to the jaw. In these situations, a sinus lift may be carried out before the implants can be placed.
Soft tissue grafting – A receding gum line is common for those suffering from gum disease, but if the gums have receded too far, the root of your tooth could become exposed, causing pain and tooth sensitivity. Plus, many people do not like the way their recessed gums look. The problem can be corrected, however, with soft tissue grafting.
The precise procedure for a dental implant will vary, depending on the type of work that needs to be done. In most cases, you will need to visit your dentist a few times before the surgery for examinations and various preparatory work.
After a dental implant procedure, patients need to be careful to only have cold drinks and try not to eat until after the anaesthetic has worn off. Hot drinks and food should be avoided for the first day after the implant surgery, and you should try to not ‘swill’ liquids over the surgical site.
While the dental implant will feel foreign in your mouth, it’s also important to leave it alone as much as possible – this will help to ensure the healing process goes smoothly – so avoid touching the implant or the stitches with your fingers or tongue.
If you’ve been told that you need a dental implant, are thinking about having a dental problem corrected or are simply looking for a friendly and relaxing dental suites in central London, contact Museum Dental Suites today on 0207 036 1999.
Our office is situated in Bloomsbury and we’ve worked hard to create a tranquil and stylish atmosphere that will put you at ease from the moment you step in the door. Plus, with our highly skilled team of dental experts, you can rest assured you’re getting the best treatment possible.