Dental implants can give the patient a new lease on life –allowing them to speak, eat and smile with confidence. But what are they and how do they differ from other dental procedures? Below we answer some common questions about dental implants:
What Are Dental Implants?
As shown by the image, a dental implant is a procedure that supports a false tooth by using a screw to replace the root.
How Long Does A Dental Implant Last?
Just like natural teeth, how long they last is often dependent on how much you care for them – this not only includes regular brushing and flossing but maintenance appointments too. Be that as it may, just like any other surgical implant, there is no such thing as a lifetime guarantee.
Does Getting A Dental Implant Hurt?
Though placing a dental implant may sound complicated and painful, it’s actually easier than taking a tooth out! Similarly, the surgery can often be performed under local anaesthetic too meaning there’s no pain during but may be some discomfort post-op.
Can I Take The Tooth Out?
Teeth which are attached to an implant can only be fitted and removed by a dentist unless you have removable dentures attached to it.
Why Should I Choose London City Smiles?
We currently have the benefit of one of the UK’s most experienced Dental Implant dentists working at our surgery. Dr Balwant Vekaria (GDC NO: 56005) is well regarded within the industry and is an international award winner in Same-day Complete Smile Reconstructions with Dental Implants and is also accredited by the American Academy for Implant Dentistry (AAID).