A gap in the tooth not only leaves a space in someone’s smile, it can leave a gap in their self-confidence. Whether someone has lost one, or multiple teeth due to an accident or tooth extraction, it can often be surprising how big an effect such a small tooth can make on their day-to-day life. After a while, constantly being self-conscious of the gap in the smile can begin to bring them down. That in itself, besides the many benefits of a full set of teeth in regarding oral health, might just be enough to get people thinking about going for dental implants in Milton Keynes.
Receiving dental implants in Milton Keynes at dental practices such as Northlight Dental, will help people with missing teeth look and feel more like themselves again.
The first step to receiving dental implants begins with the initial consultation. The dentist will thoroughly examine the teeth, gums and jawbone to assess their patient’s suitability for treatment. This involves taking an x-ray or CT scan to check there is enough bone in the jaw to support the implant. This is also a chance for the patient to ask all about the treatment and express any concerns.
Time for the Drill
‘The drill’, is not as scary as it sounds. During the procedure, the patient will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the pain. The implant is inserted into the jawbone. It is then given time to heal, allowing the blood vessels in the gums and the bone to mesh with it.
And Finally, the Crown
The crown is attached to the implant by means of an abutment. This is made to match the rest of the teeth in colour, shape and size. With the screw acting as the root of the tooth, and the crown matching the rest of the teeth, the dental implant is made to mimic the natural tooth.
Reap the Benefits
As well as restoring a beautiful smile, going for dental implants in Milton Keynes will restore people’s ability to chew food and therefore digest it properly. It’ll also be easier to maintain good oral hygiene.