Having cosmetic work isn’t as controversial as it used to be, from facelifts to Botox and everything in between. One popular treatment is the use of implanted teeth to correct chips, cracks, gaps and other damage.
But, what if you’re not sure if you need this or not and want to save yourself a visit to our Warrendale Dental Care clinic? Then here’s a few helpful tips. Hopefully this helps you make a decision.
Signs you might need implants
Because we can’t see our own mouths when we’re not brushing twice a day, it can be hard to spot signs that you need to book an appointment for dental implants in Herefordshire. Generally, a good rule of thumb is if you’re experiencing problems with any chewing or speaking because of your teeth. Another easy to spot sign is if you’re starting to feel self-conscious about your teeth whenever you’re talking to another person or are just out in public.
The implantation procedure
The procedure itself is pretty straightforward. Normally the damaged tooth is removed, a graft for your jawbone is prepared and the implant is placed in its chosen spot. Or if a gap is being covered, then a larger prosthetic is fitted to cover the additional area.
Although there is some discomfort involved in the procedure, a local anaesthetic is used on the area to reduce the pain as much as possible.
The benefits of implants
There are numerous benefits to signing yourself up for dental implants in Herefordshire, the biggest of which is the boost it can give to your self-image. Being able to show off a new and improved smile can make your life a lot more positive.
Another perk of this procedure is that the implants are relatively easy to maintain. To make sure it lasts we recommend you just clean it as you would any other teeth in your mouth. Although, make sure to be a little lighter on the brushing and careful with the floss.
Like any surgery there’s a couple of things you should keep in mind afterwards. The most important of which is the fact that you’re going to be under the influence of aesthetic, so have someone drive you home or book a taxi. Also, the area may be numb for a while, but any pain will kick in soon afterwards, so use over-the-counter pain relievers to remedy this.
You should also be careful with any hot or cold drinks for a while as your mouth will be extremely sensitive.
These are just a few of the things you can expect when you book an appointment for an implant. As mentioned above, there are a lot of good reasons for having it done and there are some easy signs to watch out for if you’re unsure if you need it. But if there are still doubts then strike up a conversation with your dentist on your next visit to the practice about dental implants in Herefordshire.