It doesn’t really matter how it happened. Maybe you fell off your bike in Richmond Park, maybe you were far away from London, when a wave knocked your surfboard into your face, maybe you were just mucking about with your mates at school. Whatever the accident was, the result is the same. You are now missing one of your front teeth, and while this might be the perfect look if you are auditioning for the part of a medieval peasant, in 21st century London, it’s not so great.
Fortunately, it’s easy to get that missing tooth replaced with a dental implant in Richmond, when you come to Sheen Dental Implants. And the good news is that, if you choose this method of tooth replacement and you take good care of it, your dental implant will last for at least 15 years and possibly even for the rest of your life.
What is a dental implant in Richmond?
A dental implant is a replacement for your tooth root. It goes into your jawbone during a minor surgery that we carry out under local anaesthetic. Once the implant is in place, it will start to fuse with the jawbone. This is because the implant is made of titanium, which is highly biocompatible. How long this takes depends very much on how quickly you heal. But as a general rule of thumb, the younger you are, the quicker the healing process.
One dental implant in Richmond can hold up to 3 teeth, so if you have knocked out a few teeth in a row, you still might only need one dental implant to support the crowns.
The crowns are made of dental porcelain that is sized, shaped and coloured to match your surrounding teeth.
What to expect
Once your dental implant in Richmond is ready to chew on, you can expect it to act just like your natural teeth. You will be able to eat whatever you like and all you have to do to take care of it is to clean it really well twice a day with atoothbrush and floss to avoid gum disease. Your dental implant can’t decay but it can come out if gum disease takes hold.