Having cracked, damaged, or gap filled teeth, as well as issues from a loose or broken denture, is a thing of the past, thanks to ongoing improvements in the dental industry over the years. There’s now a plethora of procedures at our disposal that we can use to help you improve your smile.
One treatment we would recommend would be implants, with that in mind, here’s a brief rundown of why you may want to consider dental implants in Barnsley.
What are implants?
Normally, we would recommend our patients for dental implants in Barnsley, if you have cracked or damaged teeth that are beyond repair, or if there’s a few gaps that you would like filled in. The treatment itself involves the fitting of a prosthetic tooth, usually ceramic or porcelain based, into the jawbone, under your gum line.
Overview of the treatment process
The process of having dental implants in Barnsley is actually quite straightforward and in most cases you can get a same day implant. Generally, you will have a consultation meeting first, and then, the area where the implant is going will be inspected, cleaned and a cast taken to create your implant.
The mould is made so that the prosthetic we make of your tooth looks like the other teeth around it, so it will blend right in. We may also use a shader system, to correctly match the colour of your new prosthetic, in order to further camouflage it.
After that, the implantation procedure will usually commence. Our team, at PDC Dental Implants, will take you through the process in a safe, professional and quick manner, to let you get home to heal in no time at all.
Maintenance Advice for Patients
Whether it’s singular or bridge implants to cover a larger area, caring for your new prosthetic couldn’t be any easier. To keep it clean, we recommend that you just brush it as you would any other tooth in your normal routine. Although, try to use a gentle amount of pressure as you could dislodge the prosthetic or restrict your gum’s ability to heal.
The same applies to dental floss; don’t pull it too deep between your new teeth, as you may disturb the implant. Also, try to avoid mouthwash, as the chemicals in some brands can irritate your gum line and again interrupt the healing process.
Generally, as long as you keep your implant clean, you shouldn’t run into any problems with it and it should heal up relatively quickly.
However, if you don’t keep up a good oral hygiene routine after the procedure, then you run the risk of developing Peri Implant Mucositis, which is an infection and inflammation of the treated area. If you need further cleaning tips, then just ask one of our helpful team members.
Hopefully this has helped clear up a few things about this treatment. If you’re interested in learning more, then contact our team at the practice to see how we can help you improve your smile.