Ace Dental

29 June 2018

Had enough of that missing tooth?

If you had a front tooth knocked out when you were a kid, chances are that, as an adult, you have had enough of having to continually replace your prosthetic dental device. All those trips to the dentist just for one lost tooth. All that smiling and hoping no one knows it’s not real. All those explanations to the people you wanted to kiss that actually you’ve got a tooth missing and there’s a plate or bridge holding your false one in place.

Well if you can’t stand it anymore, now is the time to get it replaced with dental implants in Camden at Ace Dental. Imagine this – if you had a dental implant put in and you took care of it really well, you could forget about that irritating lost tooth for the rest of your life. If you are young – say in your 20s –  that could be another five or six decades. Surely that is worth the investment.

The dental implant process

To begin the process, we start off by having a really good look at your jawbone and making sure it is in good enough shape to sustain the forces created by chewing and biting with dental implants in Camden. If it is, we can go ahead with surgery. If not, there are various things we can do, such as bone grafts, to build the bone back up.

Surgery for dental implants in Camden

As there are few nerves in the jawbone, all you need is a local anaesthetic. However, if you are anxious, you can also have sedation to relax you. Once you are anaesthetised, we cut a flap in your gum before drilling a socket into your jawbone and inserting the implant.

Healing time

It will take between three and six months for the completion of the all-important process of osseointegration. This is where the bone grows around the implant to hold it securely in place. For this, you need to be patient.

Putting on your crown

Your new crown is hand-crafted to blend in with the rest of your teeth in size, shape and colour. We attach it to your dental implant with a connecting component called an abutment.

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