Watford dental implants guide.
This is a very basic dental implants guide to help you decide if implants are for you.
Only five or six implants are needed to replace and hold all the teeth, and is a far superior alternative to dentures. After a while you’ll think they are your very own choppers!
Some dentists are qualified to do the surgery, if not you will be referred to a dentist who can. The first step is to take an X-ray or scan of the patient’s mouth to make sure the jawbone is thick enough to withstand the implant.
Dental implants are carried out under local anaesthesia in most cases, which means you can watch what’s going on, your dentist may also give you a sedative if you are particularly anxious about the procedure. Worst case scenario, it will be done under a general anaesthetic in a hospital, but you will wake up smiling!
Your dentist should tell you exactly what is going to happen at all stages of the surgery and recovery process and he may ask you to sign a standard consent form. You should also take the opportunity to write down any medications you are taken, as they may affect the anaesthesia.
What is Done during Implant Surgery?
An incision will be made in the gum and a hole drilled to accept the implant rod…and that’s pretty much it
The rod is buried under your gum while the bone heals and a few months later, you will have another small operation to attach the false tooth.
The dentist will make further appointments to remove any stitches and check on progress.
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