It’s a horrid feeling when you lose something important. Ideally, you don’t want to have to go through that feeling repeatedly. You want to hang onto the replacement. However, in these days of built-in obsolescence, it can feel like nothing lasts for more than a few years. Well, not dental implants. In Richmond, these mini miracles of modern dentistry could well last you for the rest of your life.
At Sheen Dental Implants in Richmond, dental implants are fast becoming our patients’ first choice for tooth restorations. It’s easy to see why. Of all the restoration options on offer, only dental implants may last for the rest of your life and will definitely give you back the full functionality of your teeth.
Both of these important benefits come from the fact that implants replace the tooth from root up to the crown. Neither bridges nor dentures have any way to replace the root. The implant is in fact an artificial root. It will probably last for the rest of your life (providing you take good care of it) because it actually integrates with your jawbone tissue, and becomes an integral part of your body. It can come out if you neglect to take care good enough care of your teeth and allow advanced gum disease to eat into the bone around the implant, causing it to become loose. To avoid this, all you have to do is diligent brushing and flossing and turn up for regular visits to the hygienist.
Having the implant embedded into your jawbone makes the crown able to cope with the forces created by chewing. Dental implants can cope with multi-directional pressures of up to 97kg or 200lbs. This is more than the force created by the average male. This, coupled with the fact that there are no plates over the roof your mouth means that you can eat whatever you like, and get the full flavour of your food.
Dental Implants in Richmond require minor oral surgery for insertion. We carry this out under local anaesthetic, and nervous patients can also have oral or intravenous sedation to help them fully relax during the procedure.