If you are looking into getting dental implants in Richmond, you need to understand a bit more about the treatment and how to go about getting it.
Getting dental implants in Richmond starts with finding a reliable, experienced implant surgeon. Here at Sheen Dental Implants, Dr Harmit Kalsi is one of the few dentists to have received his diploma in implantology from the Royal College of Surgeons, where he is now also an examiner.
Planning and preparation
Placing dental implants in Richmond involves a thorough consultation. Dr Kalsi will need to take a good look at your mouth, including inside your jawbone to make sure it is in good enough condition to sustain the implant surgery and withstand the powerful forces that will be placed on it when you chew with dental implants in.
If your jawbone is good, Dr Kalsi will then plan your treatment, using x-rays and scans to plot where to site the implants, so that blood vessels and nerves are avoided.
If your jawbone has deteriorated, which is not unusual, the next step is to have a bone graft or a sinus lift to improve the condition of the bone.
Inserting the implants
Your surgery takes place under local anaesthetic, and, if you are anxious, you can also have sedation to deeply relax you. It doesn’t take too long to make channels in the bone and then insert the implants. You will need someone to take you home afterwards.
Expect to feel pretty sore for a few days. Start with bed rest and liquid foods and over-the-counter painkillers.
Soon you can move onto soft foods. You will need to stay on soft foods for a good while, 2-6 months, while your implants integrate with the jawbone.
After your implants have integrated, we can attach the crowns. These are hand-made from dental porcelain to blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Your dental implants in Richmond will last for at least 15 years and probably a good deal longer if you take good care of them.
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