What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a surgical component; a titanium screw placed in the bone, which is meant to replace the original root of a tooth or teeth that is missing.
Patients lose teeth for all sorts of reasons. It may be through gum disease, decay, old fillings that have failed and cannot be repaired, fracture or some kind of trauma and many more. Tooth loss can have quite an impact on a patient’s well-being, such as:

  • It may lead to lack of confidence.
  • As a result, the patient may feel unattractive.
  • Socialising may become a thing of the past.
  • The patient may have difficulty with chewing and swallowing food – no more dining out!
  • The patient may start to avoid eating certain foods because it is difficult for them which will result in a change of diet.
    Dental implants may offer the following:
  • It is a replacement for the tooth/teeth that are lost – a long term fixture if maintained correctly
  • It looks like a tooth, it can be quite difficult to tell the difference if the implant is done well
  • This will improve the patient’s personal outlook and hopefully boost self-confidence
  • It is functional and comfortable – no more avoiding certain foods!
  • Obviously you don’t need to worry about decay because it is a false tooth

So what is the catch? They indeed seem like the perfect solution to missing teeth. There is no catch, they are an ideal solution as long as they are well looked after and maintained. It is crucial that the gums and surrounding areas are healthy enough to support a dental implant. Dental implants are not immune to gum disease. They react in a similar way to natural teeth when gum disease is present. Frequent visits to a dental hygienist are paramount and should be viewed as a long term thing. This is to ensure that the home care is correct and to allow additional support to be provided if required. Regular checks will allow the whole dental team to monitor the implant and by doing so promote a healthy implant for the future.

If you already have an implant, when was the last time you had it checked? Cleaned? If the answer is something close to “it’s been quite a while”, maybe you need to reconsider things. You have to make sure your investment is well protected and taken care of. You dental implants are just like most things: they will most likely last longer when they are well looked after.

Here, at SameDay Teeth Suite, you will find friendly and knowledgeable professionals dedicated to assisting you in any way they can. Our primary aim is to ensure that your mouth is healthy, which in turns brightens up your day and makes you a happier person .

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