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Do Dental Implants Hurt?

For many people, the fear of having dental treatment carried out is very real. Worrying about the pain prevents many people from coming forward and having essential dental work carried out. On the face of it, the process of having dental implants appears to be brutal, but understanding what that process is, what it involves, and reassuring someone about the steps taken to minimise any discomfort will, we hope, alleviate the worry and encourage more people to come forward and enquire about dental implants at our clinic in Sutton Coldfield. From our experience patients find extractions and root canal treatment much more painful than having dental implants.

What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a false tooth that replaces missing or broken teeth. The implant consists of a porcelain crown and titanium screw that is fixed into your jaw as an attractive, permanent solution to an unsightly and often painful problem. Because titanium is biocompatible with your jawbone, the implants eventually fuse with your jaw, offering a permanent solution to missing teeth.

A dental implant cost in Birmingham can vary greatly, and it is important that you do your research thoroughly when assessing potential treatment clinics, as your comfort and confidence are paramount to ensure your overall experience is as pain free as possible.

Many people choose to have a dental implant as they are the most long lasting and natural looking solution to missing teeth. While dentures are cheaper and easier, they may require the removal of healthy natural teeth for the dentures to fit properly. Dental implants are fixed directly into the jawbone, mimicking natural teeth.

Our Dental Implants Clinic In Sutton Coldfield Assesses Your Needs.

Part of the fear element when walking into a treatment room is not knowing if the work is really suitable for you or not. Here at Sutton, we believe we are one of the best dental implant clinics in Birmingham, and we ensure that we carry out a thorough assessment of everyone who comes to our Sutton Coldfield premises. This gives us the opportunity to talk through the process with our clients, giving them the information they need to feel happy and reassured that they would be well looked after throughout the entire process.

Aspects of non-suitability that you will want to be aware of include: do you smoke, or are you a heavy drinker of alcohol? Have you ever had radiotherapy around your jawline? Have you ever indulged in recreational drugs? Do you have good gum health, or is your mouth health compromised in some way?

What Is The Dental Implant Cost In Birmingham?

The cost of dental implants at our clinic here in Sutton Coldfield costs from £3100, and it is important to recognise that this includes extensive pre- and post-treatment care. We have factored in some significant additional care, which places us above and beyond many of the cheaper alternatives that are available.

What Kind Of Pain Or Discomfort Can I Expect?

Providing you have passed all our checks and that we believe you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will outline the process in detail for you, including those times when it might be particularly uncomfortable for you.

First and foremost, it is important to reassure you that the actual implant is carried out under local anaesthetic, so the only discomfort you may feel during the actual process is the proximity of the dentist working close up and personal. If you are prone to ‘dentophobia’, do make sure that you raise this prior to your treatment, as we may be able to offer some sedation to make sure you are completely relaxed.

Once the anaesthetic starts to wear off, you will experience a throbbing sensation around your gums, and there may be some bruising or swelling. Although uncomfortable, it is bearable, and you can manage this discomfort with over the counter painkillers.

Will I Be Able To Feel The Implants?

In general, it takes three to four months for the titanium screws to fuse to your jawbone. Because the implant is absorbed ‘as one’ with your body, then you will not be able to feel any discomfort from them. Once the porcelain crown has been fitted, you will be able to eat and drink as normal. However, you will need to take good care of the dental implants in the same way as your natural teeth to ensure that they last.

Are Dental Implants Common In Birmingham?

Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular for individuals looking to improve their dental health and improve their ‘bite’ after years of struggling with broken and missing teeth. As a result, anyone in Birmingham looking for an implant dentist will have plenty of choice. Sutton Dental and Implant Clinic in Sutton Coldfield is one of the best in Birmingham, offering a superior service for those who want the best in terms of care and aesthetic results. As one of our members, you can rest assured that your treatment and care are second to none.

If you are interested in Sutton dental implants, you can call us anytime on 0121 3541922, and we can schedule a consultation.

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