Ace Dental

2 December 2016

Who needs dental implants?

The thought of needing dental implants in Kentish Town can sometimes be daunting, but there is plenty to be gained by having them fitted. Dental implants can transform the look of your smile and they and also help to improve unsightly gaps, missing teeth and badly damaged or decayed teeth.

Dental implants are actually small screws, which are usually made from titanium, due to its strength and durability. The dentist will want to have an initial consultation with you to see if you are an eligible patient to receive dental implants in Kentish Town. Once the consultation has taken place, the dentist will book you in for a series of procedures. The first will take a mould of your mouth, which enables replacement teeth to be made that will fit besides the existing teeth.

The next step to receiving dental implants is to have the screws fitted into your jaw bone. This means the dentist will drill a small hole into the jaw bone and insert the screw. The screw will need to be left for a number of weeks in order for the gum and jaw bone to start to form around it. This, in essence, helps the implant to become a part of your mouth. During this healing process the screws will be capped with a temporary crown, enabling you to eat, speak, and go about your life normally.

Once the screws have healed into the jaw, you will need a further appointment at the dentist so that they can check the healing, and complete the final stage of fitting the dental implants. The prosthetic teeth that have been custom-made from the mould taken will be coloured and shaped to match your remaining natural teeth. The temporary caps are removed and replaced with the permanent teeth. This completes your dental implants. In Kentish Town there are plenty of dentists who are qualified to fit implants, and Ace Dental is on hand to help you make a decision about what is best for your situation.

Contact us today to learn more or for further advice on dental implants in Kentish Town.

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