If you’re looking to restore your smile following tooth loss, we can help you here at Sutton Implant Clinic with dental implants. The first step is to come for a consultation so we can take x-rays of your jaw and check the condition of the bone. If the bone has deteriorated, as is often the case if tooth loss is left untreated, we may first need to build it back up with a bone graft or sinus lift. Then we can look at beginning your treatment with dental implants.
Dental implants are suitable if you have lost one, several or all of your teeth. Dental implants in Birmingham are a long-term solution to effectively fill the gaps in your smile and restore your oral function.
How does treatment work?
If you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, which we will determine after your initial consultation, then we will book you in for treatment at our practice in Birmingham. Dental implants consist of small titanium screws that are inserted in the jawbone to mimic the roots of the missing teeth. During treatment you are given a local anaesthetic to help numb the pain. If you are nervous about treatment, we will do our best to put you at ease and discuss any worries you have about the procedure.
The bone in your jaw needs to fuse with the implant. Healing time varies depending on the individual, but it can take a few months. Once the bone has meshed with the implants, the crowns are attached using abutments. The crowns are made to match the remaining teeth. Friends and family may hardly be able to notice the difference between your implants and your natural teeth.
How to take care of your dental implants
Once you have received dental implants in Birmingham we will advise you on how to look after the implants at home. If you experience any pain after surgery, this can usually be treated with over-the-counter painkillers.
Soon enough you will be able to eat whatever you like again. Dental implants act like natural teeth, and you must clean them regularly as you would your natural teeth. If you maintain good oral hygiene, they can last for a lifetime.