The science of dental implants

Have you ever found yourself part of a conversation about the latest technological widget where you’re not really following things but you nod and smile nonetheless? Ever wish you could be the one to throw in that erudite bit of trivia? Keep on reading and you’ll be able to do just that the next time someone mentions how great dental implants in Birmingham are.

Dental Implants in BirminghamDental implants have been around for decades, but it is only in the last few years that the knowledge of how effective they are has trickled down to patients, which is why you may encounter dinner party chat about the wonders of dental implants in Birmingham. At Sutton Implant Clinic, we’ve been raving about dental implants for many years. And here’s part of the reason why.

Seems like magic

Dental implants are the most secure tooth restoration around. They are placed directly into the jawbone where they become fully integrated, as if by magic. Except of course, it isn’t magic at all, it’s science. Dental implants are made of titanium, a miraculous metal, which is biocompatible. This means the body doesn’t recognise it as a foreign object. Rather than reject it, the body welcomes it with open arms, which is to say it grows new bone tissue around it, meshing with the implant and holding it firmly in place.

Pop quiz

Put this question out there at your next dinner party chat about dental implants in Birmingham: which hurts more, getting dental implants or getting a tooth extracted? You would think the answer is implants, after all getting dental implants involves oral surgery, cutting through gum, drilling a channel into your jawbone and then placing a piece of metal in it. In fact, it is quite the opposite. There are far fewer nerve endings in your jawbone than in your tooth roots, which makes placing dental implants less painful. Of course, when it comes down to getting your implants, you will also have local anaesthetic applied, which will keep your discomfort to an absolute minimum.

Find out more interesting information about dental implants and how they can help you deal with tooth loss by getting in touch with our friendly dental team.