It does not matter whether you are missing one tooth or an entire row; dental implants cater to tooth loss of any kind.
Whatever your reason for needing a new artificial tooth is – an accident or a replacement for your faulty dentures, our implant dentists at Sheen Dental Implant Clinic can help you. Book a consultation with us today and look forward to the perfect smile in the days that follow!
Say goodbye to loose dentures that slip with implant-supported dentures
Over time, ordinary dentures might slip out of place and slur your speech, causing you to mumble and speak indistinctly. This is through no fault of your own, but because of your jawbone deteriorating as a result of your vital missing teeth.
Implant-supported dentures work by drilling implants into your jawbone and then attaching the artificial crowns. Depending on your lifestyle needs, you can choose to anchor partial or permanent dentures.
You will experience a renewed sense of vitality with a device of this sort. Enjoy eating all the food you were unable to before, feeling secure, knowing that your denture will not dislodge at inopportune moments. Paranoia caused by judgemental stares will diminish, and so will your stress levels, meaning you can go out and be a social butterfly without feeling self-conscious about your facial appearance.
Did you find that with standard dentures, your face appeared older and shrunken? By switching to implant-supported dentures, your false teeth will press down and exercise the surrounding bone tissue and revitalise the jawbone resorbed from a lack of stimulation, thus helping to reverse the effects of accelerated ageing.
In a nutshell – how do dental implants in Richmond work?
Whether you are considering a single or multiple tooth implant, the mechanics behind implant surgery are the same and occur in four stages.
- Stage One
Your first appointment will help us ascertain whether you are in good health for dental implants. We cannot perform surgery if you have insufficient jawbone or suffer from gum disease – you will first have to treat these issues by undergoing bone grafts or a professional clean.
Cut back on your smoking or quit altogether if possible – excessive tobacco use decreases the amount of oxygen circulating in your bloodstream, thus slowing down recovery.
- Stage Two
Drilling occurs at this stage where titanium screws are embedded into the jawbone in the gaps where your teeth were.
A single dental implant in Richmond can hold up to three crowns, so if you have three missing teeth in a row, you will only require one implant. If you have no teeth on your top or bottom jaw and want to have all of them replaced, you will need between two and six implants.
- Stage Three
Your artificial crowns are custom made for you during the time it takes for your implants to integrate with your bone in a biological process called osseointegration.
Dental implantology works on the principle that your body will not reject the foreign object or objects in your mouth because the metal used, titanium, contains compounds that your body responds to as tissue.
- Stage Four
Once fully healed, an abutment piece that connects the implant to the new false tooth or teeth, is fitted to the implant.
Improve your quality of life with dental implants in Richmond.