When you find yourself with a gap in your smile due to tooth loss, it can really knock your confidence. Luckily, you can come to us at Sutton Implant Clinic for dental implants in Birmingham to get you feeling and looking more like your old self again.
All you have to do is come for a consultation where we can tell you all about what to expect, answer any of your queries, and assess your suitability for treatment.
Most people can have dental implants, however we need to make sure that there is enough bone in your jaw to support the implant. We will take x-rays to find out if there is enough bone and check it is healthy.
How do dental implants in Birmingham work?
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth and are small titanium screws, which are inserted into the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. During a period of healing, new bone and blood vessels will mesh around the implants.
Crowns are then attached to the implants. They are made to match the rest of your teeth in appearance so giving you a natural looking finish.
Is dental implant treatment painful?
The big question on most people’s minds when they think about going for dental implants in Birmingham, is does it hurt? While everyone’s pain thresholds vary, generally, the reality of placing dental implants into the jawbone is not as scary as it sounds. During treatment, you will be given a local anaesthetic, which is more than enough to numb any pain.
If you experience any pain after treatment, this can be eased with over-the-counter medication.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants in Birmingham are a long-lasting treatment; in fact they can last you a lifetime. They can’t get cavities however dental implants can fail if you don’t keep up with a good oral hygiene routine. This is because gum disease can affect the underlying jawbone in its advanced stages, which can cause the implants to loosen and so fail. Keep your teeth in good condition and your implants will see you through the years.