Cosmetic dentistry has seen many developments in the past couple of decades, and for the first time, you can now have an implant fitted that looks and feels like the real thing, and what’s more, it is a permanent solution. Dental implants involve the insertion of titanium pins, which are fitted into the jawbone, and after a few weeks, the tungsten fuses with the bone, giving a very strong anchor point for a prosthetic tooth.
Two Stage Procedure
Once the experienced dentist in Croydon has established that dental implants can be carried out on a patient, a date would be set for the first stage of the implant process. This includes:
- Taking impressions for the prosthetic tooth.
- Drilling the precise holes for the titanium pin(s) to be inserted.
- The precise insertion of the pin(s)
A temporary crown would be fitted, and after a few weeks, the dentist would examine the area, and if he thinks the fusion is complete, he will insert the prosthetic tooth or teeth, and the treatment is complete.
The elderly often lose their teeth, and rather than having dentures made, dental implants can literally give you a complete set of upper and lower teeth. Yes, the treatment is expensive, but it does offer a permanent solution to missing teeth, and with a check-up every year, your new teeth will give you a new lease of life.
Once the treatment is over, you can brush and floss as you would with normal teeth, and you can expect the implant to last you a lifetime.