What can dental implants do for me?

Dental implants are medical grade titanium screw-like posts that are surgically fitted into your jawbone to act as an anchor for dentures and crowns the way a tooth root would. They aid in filling gaps in your teeth caused by tooth loss or extraction, making them look and function better. At Sheen Dental Implants, we are proud to offer you a revolutionary solution to missing teeth, bringing back your long-lost confidence and smile.


Why dental implants?

Sheen dental implants Richmond are an essential form of dental treatment for a variety of reasons. Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your self-esteem; they can make carrying out simple daily routines such as eating food extremely uncomfortable as the gaps in your teeth make it difficult to chew or bite. Unlike traditional dentures and bridges which are removable and often uncomfortable to wear, Sheen dental implants Richmond offers you a permanent solution to your missing teeth problems by replacing the ones that are lost and making your new teeth look more natural and fuller, on top of restoring the way they work.

What are the benefits?

One of the most commonly sought-after benefits of Sheen dental implants Richmond is their ability to make your teeth appear more natural and cohesive; this is because the titanium screws are permanently fitted into your jawbone via surgery, causing the jawbone to slowly fuse to the implants so that they are able to act like a tooth root. Traditional dentures and crowns are removable, which can make taking them off at night and putting them back on in the morning a hassle, whereas dental implants are permanent and can last for over ten years, if maintained and looked after well.

Tooth loss can cause your tooth root to shrink due to a lack of stimulation and over time this can change the shape of your face making you appear older than you really are; this may become quite distressing for you however dental implants can prevent this from occurring as they stimulate the bone around them. If you are already experiencing bone loss, you don’t have to worry about not being a suitable candidate for getting dental implants as the dentist can carry out bone grafts before the implants are fitted in, to restore some of the bone that has disappeared.

The process

The process of having dental implants fitted begins with a pre-operative assessment; this involves carrying out a thorough examination of your mouth, and discussing your medical history with you in order to make an informed decision of whether dental implants are suitable for you. This decision will be based on the condition of your teeth, jaw, gums, and if you have any health conditions which could affect the healing process.

If you have experienced bone loss, the next stage consists of a bone graft to restore some of the bone that is lost due to a lack of stimulation so that the implant has enough bone cells to form around it. After this step is complete, the implant can be fitted in. This entails the dentist applying a local anaesthetic and cutting through your gum so that they may drill a small hole into the jawbone for the implant to be fitted into. The incision is then stitched up and your dentist can place a temporary crown or denture on top of the implant for the duration of the healing process which can take up to three to six months. Once healed, the final stage involves fitting a permanent crown or denture onto the implant.