Restoring the oral function and utility of missing teeth is a difficult task, yet dental implants are the closest you can get to your natural teeth. Dental implants not only look like your natural teeth, but also function just like them, replacing your missing tooth roots to create a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.
At Sutton Dental & Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield, dental implants can be used to replace one, several or all of your missing teeth. Unlike conventional tooth replacement treatments that simply sit on the gums, dental implants interact with the jawbone and fuse with the bone tissue, preventing its deterioration.
Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and help you decide whether you are a good candidate for dental implants in Sutton Coldfield.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically embedded into the empty sockets your natural teeth once held. Dental implants are made of titanium, which has the ability to attach to the jawbone. They come in different sizes and shapes to fit your individual needs and are commonly used to hold one or more replacement teeth such as crowns, dentures or bridges.
Does dental implant surgery hurt?
Generally, the operation for dental implants in Sutton Coldfield does not hurt since it is carried out under local anaesthetic. Most patients find that dental implant surgery is less stressful that common dental work including root canal treatment and tooth extractions. However, at Dental Care Partnership we offer various sedation options for patients who are nervous about the procedure.
How long does it take to place my dental implants?
Treatment time for dental implants depends upon many factors, the most important of which is how many dental implants are required for your individual case. Implant surgery can take from 30 minutes to several hours, but we will always discuss this with you in advance in order to know what to expect.
How can I take care of my dental implants?
Dental implants do not require special maintenance; they should receive the same care as the rest of your teeth. Brush and floss twice daily and attend regular routine check-ups with your dentist.