If you’re considering private implants, it’s good to find out all you can about the procedure before making a decision. Here at Sleaford Smiles, we prioritise your oral health and general wellbeing above all else, and understand how important it is to feel informed about your dental choices. In this post, we’ll go over some of the pros and cons to tooth implant treatment.
They’re a discreet option
Dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth. It’s notoriously difficult to tell that someone has had them, because they come in parts – a rod that’s screwed into your jaw, followed by a crown that’s popped over the top.
Tooth implants are fixed in place
Having dental implants gives you peace of mind to enjoy your smile – and your food – without worrying about your teeth slipping out of place. In fact, being fixed in place means you’ll probably forget they’re there at all.
Your teeth could last a lifetime
Once you’ve had your dental implants placed, it’s important to remember that you’ll need to keep brushing and flossing as normal. This helps ensure your mouth stays clean and healthy. There are also some extra things you can do to help keep them white and shiny, such as cutting down on smoking, and drinking less red wine and coffee, which are all things that can stain your teeth.
Infections can happen
With any kind of surgery, there’s a risk of infection – though going to a professional for the procedure and following proper aftercare instructions, as well as keeping a good dental routine afterwards, all help reduce the risk.
You may need additional dental work
While most tooth implant surgeries are simple and straightforward, depending on your individual circumstances and oral health, there may be extra steps in the process to give you the smile you deserve. For example, those with osteoporosis may have a weaker jawbone that could require a bone graft ahead of the procedure.
Tooth implants can get expensive
While dental implants undoubtedly offer fantastic value for money – they look and act like natural teeth – if you’re replacing several teeth, they can get expensive. That’s why we offer some alternative treatments, like dentures.
Now that you have an idea of what’s involved for private implants, we’d love to talk things through with you. Part of the tooth implant treatment involves an initial consultation, where you’ll get to ask any questions and raise any concerns. Our aim is to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. To book in for your consultation, visit our contact page today.