Missing a tooth isn’t just bad for your looks, it can be bad for your health as well. A healthy mouth and jaw play an important role in the body from head to toe. When you are missing any teeth, your jawbone deteriorates, your self-esteem may suffer and so will your diet, which negatively affects the health of your entire body. Dental implants in Stockport at Unidental look, feel and function just like natural teeth and are widely recognised as a very effective and reliable replacement method.
What exactly are dental implants in Stockport?
Dental implants are one way of replacing a single or numerous missing tooth. A post is planted directly into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth. This acts like the root of your natural teeth. Dental implants in Stockport can also be used to support fixed bridges or dentures.
Implant surgery normally has two stages. Firstly, the implant is placed into the jawbone. Then, when the jaw has healed, your new replacement teeth are attached to the implant. For some patients it is possible for temporary teeth to be attached to an implant at the time of fitting.
Would dental implants be right for me?
This is an important question to ask yourself before deciding to choose dental implants in Stockport. If you contact us to arrange an initial implant consultation, we will discuss all your questions and go through the possibilities we can offer to improve your smile with dental implants in Stockport.
If I decide to go ahead, what will happen next?
Implants will be placed into the jaw using a local anaesthetic. You can even opt to have sedation for this part of the process. After the implant is placed, the gum is stitched so that it heals over the implant.
The bone then will then integrate around the implant to hold it firm. This can take several months to create a seamless and extremely strong bond.
When the post is secure, you are ready for your new teeth. These replacement teeth might be long-term fixtures (like a crown or bridge) or attached to allow you remove them for cleaning (like a denture).