Implants for sturdy tooth replacement
Losing a tooth as an adult can be a highly distressing and uncomfortable situation to find yourself in. There are many reasons why we can lose a tooth throughout the years. The most common cause of tooth loss is poor oral hygiene. Sometimes you may be unfortunate enough to be in an accident or an emergency which results in losing a tooth. Whether you have lost one because of poor oral hygiene, a dental issue which you have avoided the dentist about or because you have had an injury to your mouth then at Dee Kay Dental we are here to help you. It is important to address tooth loss as soon as possible, because it can result in many other issues if left untreated. By losing a tooth you may weaken your surrounding healthy teeth and it may result in bone decay where your missing tooth once was, which can also lead to further complications in the future.
What are dental implants and how do they work?
There are so many different treatment options available for tooth loss thanks to advances in dental technology, so do not miss out by avoiding the dentist. Here at our practice we are proud providers of implants in Sheffield.
Dental implants in Sheffield are a highly popular and long-lasting solution for replacing your missing teeth, so speak to our friendly and experienced team here at Dee Kay Dental today to find out more about dental implants and why they may be the best tooth replacement therapy for you.
Dental implants in Sheffield are small titanium components which are designed to replace the root of your missing tooth. Whether you are looking to replace one tooth or a set of teeth the treatment procedure will be tailored to suit your personal requirements. To begin with your dentist will carry out a thorough examination of your remaining teeth and gums and address any dental issues where necessary. Sometimes you may require bone grafting to make sure that there is sufficient healthy bone for your implant to be successfully fused into your jaw. This will usually be carried out prior to the surgery or if it is minimal then it may be done at the time of the surgery.
The actual dental implant surgery itself begins by drilling a small hole into the bone socket of your missing tooth for the implant to be placed. Once the implant is inserted into the bone then a process will begin which is known as osseointegration and this will cause new bone to form around the implant so that it is fixed securely in place. This process takes a few months to occur and in the meantime you’ll visit your dentist here at Dee Kay Dental to make sure that the procedure is coming along successfully. Once the implant is securely integrated into your bone then a small cut will be made to expose the top of the implant to attach a connector post known as an abutment, to which your replacement tooth will be securely fixed. Speak to us at Dee Kay Dental to find out more about dental implants in Sheffield and the advantages they bring and why this is such a popular tooth replacement therapy in dental practices up and down the country.