Dental implants are an important oral surgery that can restore oral function almost completely for most patients, but when each implant case is planned on an individual basis, aesthetic considerations should also be made. Patients who wish to undertake this procedure should have enough bone in their jawbone and be healthy enough for an operation.
At PDC Dental Implants, dental implants in Barnsley are a mixture of aesthetics and science. When delivered by specially trained implants dentists, dental implants can ensure the most pleasing aesthetic results, providing smiles that patients are proud to wear.
Here are a few considerations for dental implants in Barnsley:
Bone tissue and jawbone health
The greater the amount of bone and soft tissue loss, the more difficult for dental implants to become stable and aesthetically pleasing. When teeth go missing, bone resorption occurs in the emptied area, and the longer they are missing, the greater the potential for bone resorption to happen. When there is not enough bone to support the dental implants, the bone must be increased through a bone graft. However, in some cases, this may not be necessary, since specialised dental implants such as All-on-4 can also be installed in jawbones that have already experienced resorption or do not have enough bone tissue. This decision will be made be a dentist after a thorough examination and careful consideration.
Location of dental implants
Missing teeth can cause receding gums and this can cause many aesthetic problems. Even if dental implants are inserted after a tooth has gone missing, the restoration may not appear as natural because the gums would have already been compromised. Luckily, this can be avoided with careful planning and by placing dental implants in Barnsley in the best position possible in the jawbone to encourage osseointegration and successful healing. In some cases, the dentist may even suggest teeth straightening to ensure that the teeth which have drifted apart because of tooth loss can be restored to their original position.
Management of the soft peri-implant tissue
Last but not least, implant dentists can take care of the area around the dental implants by initiating a restorative process that leads to a beautiful smile.