Contact Your Dentist about Dental Implants, And Find Out if They’re for You

Looking to have dental implants in Herefordshire? Then look no further than Warrendale Dental, leading specialists and experts in corrective dentistry. The team hosts highly trained and qualified dentists with a friendly approach who tailor treatments to the individual patient's needs and requirements. 

Why do people need dental implants? 
In the UK one in three people have to get some form of dental work done in their lifetime and this is due to the fact that people do not generally take care of their teeth as they should. This then leads to dental issues such as gum disease, poor oral hygiene, and missing teeth. Dental implants in Herefordshire are a good way of replacing missing teeth. 

Who can have dental implants? 
Dental implants are not often available under the NHS and therefore may need to be paid for privately. If a patient requires dental implants but cannot afford to pay then they should speak to the dentist who will be able to set up a payment plan tailored to the patient’s financial circumstances. Dental implants are available to all adults who require it. This dentist is welcoming to all patients. 

How do dental implants work? 
Dental implants are essentially replacement teeth. A titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth root. The dental implant procedure is a three stage process. Stage one consists of the initial consultation to determine whether dental implants are the correct treatment for the patient. This is determined on a case by case, individual basis. The dentist will undertake a thorough examination of the patient’s teeth and check that they are not too weak and damaged to be able to accept the dental implant. Once the dentist has determined this fact they will be able to take an imprint of the patient’s teeth. At the second appointment the actual procedure will be conducted. Firstly the dentist will ensure that the patient is 100% comfortable and at ease. The dentist will provide the patient with anaesthetic and pain relief to ensure that they are comfortable throughout their stay. At each stage of the procedure the dentist will ensure that you are comfortable and will be speaking to you and explaining what he or she is doing. After 6-8 weeks the patient will be invited back to the dentist's practice for the second part of the procedure. Throughout the 6-8 weeks the patient will be informed to maintain good oral hygiene throughout to avoid any further teeth to rot or to get damaged in the interim. 

Patients will have been told to brush twice daily and to floss each time also. Once the implant has had time to fuse with the jawbone and essentially become a part of the jaw, the next appointment will take place. At this appointment the false tooth, crown, denture or bridge will be placed on top of the dental implant and will be designed and made to ensure that it looks like the rest of the teeth and for a seamless finish.