At Manor Dental Health, there is no better replacement for your natural teeth than what you were given originally. However, we understand that at times, keeping your natural teeth is either completely impossible or is seriously limiting your lifestyle with their lack of chewing function. Over time, the great advance in dental technology has meant that dental implants are now an extremely strong alternative to your natural teeth. They are strong and durable. With our years of experience, we can guarantee that your smile is in safe hands.
Step 1 -Initial Consultation
The first step in your journey to a new smile is the initial consultation at Manor Dental Health, Hull. In this appointment, we can give your mouth and jaw a full assessment and examination for its strength and suitability for the treatment. Our principal dental surgeon will also take an x-ray of your mouth and jaw, to take note of exactly where the dental implant will be placed. The titanium screw will be screwed into your jawbone (it’s this that makes dental implants so strong and durable). Finally, a mould will be taken of your mouth to ensure the dental implants will fit your mouth perfectly and to your exact specifications.
Step 2 – Dental Implant Construction
Following the consultation, we will assess whether you are suitable for the dental implant treatment. Providing you are, your mould will be sent off and the dental implants will be constructed. Once we receive the titanium screws, the next step for you is the actual insertion procedure. The treatment is a simple surgical procedure. Our dental surgeon will make a small insertion in your gums, followed by the titanium screw which is placed onto your jawbone. The titanium screw acts as the base of your jawbone and cannot be seen, as it is implanted into your gums. The porcelain cap, which acts as the replacement for your actual tooth, is placed in your mouth at a later date. The procedure will be completed under local anaesthetic and is over relatively quickly, however the option of sedation can be discussed for particularly nervous patients. This is something at Manor Dental Health we encourage all our patients to discuss in their initial consultation. We are perfectly used to dealing with nervous patients, however we cannot know you’re nervous if you don’t tell us. We ask all of our patients to speak up if they’re feeling apprehensive and we’ll happily tell you the options we suggest.
Step 3 – Dental Implantation
The third step in the dental implant process is definitely, the most important. This is the fusing between the titanium screw and your jawbone, which we refer to as “integration”. It’s this bonding experience that ensures the strength and success of the entire treatment. This step is very difficult to pin down, time wise. It can take between 6 weeks to 6 months, depending on the strength of your jawbone. Whilst we’re waiting for the titanium screw and your jawbone to fuse, temporary crowns and bridges can be added, as to not eliminate any changes to your lifestyle.
Step 4 – Caring for Dental Implants
The final step is your long-term care and maintenance. Although tooth implants are an incredible replacement for broken or damaged natural teeth, they do still require an element of maintenance, just like you would with your own teeth. And the requirements are just the same as with your own teeth; brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Once your treatment is complete, it is essential that you attend all following check-ups and hygienist appointments.
If you’re interested in booking a consultation at Manor Dental Health, Hull, then don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01482 563593or email us at email@example.com.