Poor oral hygiene is a major cause of tooth loss in adults, so it is important to maintain a good dental hygiene routine and visit your dentist on a regular basis, to make sure that your teeth are clean and strong and that your gums are healthy. Many dental problems do not present with symptoms until the damage is serious or it is too late. By making sure you visit your dentist regularly you can prevent such issues and help retain your natural teeth for as long as possible.
If you have experienced tooth loss whether as a result of poor oral hygiene, or because you have been in an accident or had an injury to your mouth which has resulted in missing teeth, then speak to your dentist as soon as possible and you will learn that there are plenty of options available for you.
What happens if I want to consider dental implant surgery?
Dental implants Nottingham are a popular form of tooth replacement therapy which has become increasingly popular over the last few decades. It is a surgical procedure which requires a few months to be completed, however once you have undergone implant surgery it is a possibly permanent solution for tooth loss, which helps restore optimal functioning of your teeth and also helps you smile proudly and confidently again. When dental implants are successfully fitted they function, feel and look like your natural teeth, so if you have experienced tooth loss then speak to your dentist today to help begin the process soon.
When you visit the dentist they will carry out a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums to help evaluate your eligibility for successful dental implant surgery. They will also find out more about your remaining teeth to see if you require any further dental treatment, which may be necessary either prior to implant surgery or following successful surgery. Your initial appointments will consist of X-rays and three-dimensional scans of your mouth and you will also speak to your dentist about any underlying health conditions you may have or medication which you may be on that could affect the surgery.
Dental implant surgery is carried out in a few steps and during your examination and consultation with your dentist, you will be assessed to make sure that you have sufficient healthy bone to allow the implant to be inserted successfully. Tooth loss can often lead to bone decay, so it is important that you book an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible following the loss of a tooth or missing teeth, to make sure that you do not allow such issues to occur. If you have sufficient healthy bone then the process can begin and if not then you may require a bone graft. Once the dentist is happy that the bone is healthy and sufficient, then implant surgery can begin and this is a process which can be carried out using either local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthesia according to how you feel about the surgery and what you decide with your dentist. Find out more about dental implants and how the procedure works in more detail by speaking to your dentist today and you will have a healthy, happy smile very soon.