10th May 2020

Dental Implant FAQs

If you are new to the world of dental implants, you may have a few questions and concerns regarding dental implant treatment, what it entails and the overall outcome of this procedure. You no longer need to be sceptical as we will let you in on all you need to know about this amazing tooth-replacement process. 

What are dental Implants? 

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Dental implant treatment in Stourbridge is one of the most secure and effective procedures for replacing a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. A dental implant is made up of two parts. The first part of the implant is a mental screw that acts as a replacement root to attach the false tooth. The second part is the actual tooth replacement that is carefully crafted to look and feel like a real, natural tooth. 

Will this treatment cause me a lot of discomfort? 

This is one of the most common concerns we get asked from patients who are unsure about undergoing this treatment. When followed through by an experienced dentist in Stourbridge, they will carry out this procedure under a local anaesthetic making the area numb. This means that your treatment should be virtually pain-free. The only time you may experience some type of minor discomfort will be when the anaesthetic wears off. If this does occur, use a cool compress over the treated area to ease the soreness. 

How do I clean my dental implant? 

With most dental implant cases, you would clean around each implant by brushing and flossing in exactly the same way as you would with your natural teeth. There isn’t anything special to it. Your dental implant works in exactly the same way as all your other teeth do. It comes in contact with many foods and drinks throughout the day so it needs to be cleaned and flossed, as do the rest of your existing teeth. If your teeth and dental implant are neglected, your implant will likely lose its stability, resulting in implant failure. In extreme cases, your implants could become loose and possibly fall out. By maximising your dental health by brushing after every meal, your oral health will reap the benefits, resulting in a beautifully healthy smile.   

If you’d like to find out more about dental implants in Stourbridge, visit Lion Dental Centre today. Enquire online or book your initial consultation on 01384 376336. We can’t wait to start you on your journey to a fuller-looking smile. 

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