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Hey guys! So glad you're posting about dental implants, I recently finished a placement working with a dental implant coordinator, so hopefully I can weigh in on this...
Dental implants are a fairly new field of cosmetic dentistry that will very soon take over popular treatments such as bridges and dentures. It involves replacing lost teeth with a dental implant that sits in the jaw. This implant then holds a false tooth in place and the jaw and gums heal around it, creating the illusion of a natural tooth. These dental implants look and feel like real teeth – no taking them out at night, and no risk of them slipping or hurting your gums. They’re like a second chance at having teeth. For many older people, they offer a fuss-free alternative to bridges or dentures. However, you need to do your homework before taking the plunge...
Read up to date stats
The majority of information about dental implants is already outdated. Look for the date of the article you are reading when doing your research. When dental implants were first conceived, they had a success rate of around 50%, which would make anyone wonder if they want to roll the dice with this treatment. Many upstanding dentists have a success rate of around 98% with their dental implants, so many sure you check with your chosen dentist before going forward with treatment.
Keeping them healthy
If you want your dental implants to last, you will need to commit to certain lifestyle changes such as giving up smoking and also making sure you visit the dental hygienist every 6 months. Dental implants don’t have nerves, so your body won’t be able to tell you if there is a problem. If you get an infection in the gum surrounding the implant, this could be completely symptomless until it’s too late. Visiting the dental hygienist on a regular basis will make sure that your dental implants are healthy.
Fools rush in Take your time to choose a dentist that is right for you. Many people are sucked in by overseas treatment offers that offer bargain bin prices for what seems like the same treatment. The problem with this avenue is that you won’t have access to the same follow-up treatment than you would if you choose someone in your local area. If your implants fail, you will need prompt treatment to salvage them, so it makes sense to find someone in your local area who will be familiar with your treatment history. You’ll also want a specialist, so if you’re based in Warrington, you could search for “dental implants warrington” to help you find a dentist in your local area.