Why dental implants Navan might be for youTuesday, 7th January, 2020
Throughout your life your teeth are going to take quite a battering. From sugars in your diet to impacts from activities and just general wear and tear, this constant assault can manifest itself in chips and cracks starting to appear in your teeth.
Whilst this may seem like a terrifying prospect that could devastate your smile there are ways to restore your smile should the worst happen. Using implants we are able to rejuvenate a damaged grin into something more natural looking.
So with that in mind, here is how we help our patients with their toothy troubles with dental implants Navan.
What is an implant?
What this procedure involves is pretty self-explanatory, it essentially involves your dentist inserting a new tooth into your gum line as a replacement for one that has either been removed, damaged or knocked out somehow.
The new tooth is comprised of a ceramic material and it's held in place in its new home via a titanium screw that has been sterilised to prevent any bacteria from getting into your gums whilst the bone in your jaw heals around the screw to secure it in place. The implants are also shaped and shaded to match their neighbours as a way to provide a natural looking repair to the tooth it's now replacing.
When they would be recommended
Because this treatment does involve surgery there are set signs your dentist would assess your case against before they recommend you for dental implants Navan.
For example, if there were cracks or large chips and damage that couldn't be repaired by using other treatments such as veneers, crowns or fillings. It may also be recommended if the tooth in question has become diseased or cavity filled to the point it starts to put your gums or the other teeth around it at risk.
Is the procedure painful?
A question that gets asked to dentists a lot is if the treatment they are going to go through will feature any pain or discomfort. Whilst implants are relatively simple to fit, it does involve some minor surgery and as such it can be quite unpleasant. However, at Navan Dental our highly trained team will try to limit the amount of discomfort you feel as much as they possibly can whilst whilst we repair your smile with a shiny new implant.
How to keep your implant clean
Once your treatment has been completed your main responsibility will be to keep it clean and infection free as your gums slowly heal after surgery. To keep out any harmful bacteria it's generally recommended that you give the implant a light brushing at least once a day.
Flossing is also permitted, but keep the mouthwash in a drawer while you heal as some brands can cause problems with the healing process.
So if your teeth become damaged or need to be removed then you can rest easy knowing there is a great replacement option available from our team. To learn more about this particular procedure, or to schedule an appointment for yourself just get in touch with our team at the practice.« Back