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Dental implants are extremely strong, biocompatible plugs that are surgically implanted in the jawbone. Once implanted the bone naturally grafts to the implant over a period of a few weeks, securing it permanently in place.
For individual implants, a bespoke prosthetic tooth is then attached once the implant has successfully integrated.
For All-on-4 treatments, it is not necessary to wait for this process.
An implant consultation at White Smiles will involve a thorough assessment of your mouth and jaw. We will need to determine the amount and density of jawbone and whether it is sufficient to support the required implant or implants. If not, you may still be able to have implants after preliminary procedures, such as a sinus lift or bone grafting, to build up your jaw bone.
Implant surgery is carried out using a very precise measuring technique, which reduces trauma and helps to speed up recovery time. The procedure is usually carried out under local anaesthetic and involves very little, if any, discomfort. Patients will be sent home with a comprehensive aftercare plan to manage recovery. You can usually return to work within two days of implant surgery.
Following surgery, you’ll need to wait a few weeks for the implant to integrate successfully with your jaw bone. Your dentist can fit you with a temporary crown or bridge during this time.
Once integration is deemed a success; you will be able to have your custom-made prosthetic fitted and fine-tuned. You’ll need to attend regular hygiene appointments to ensure your implants remain in top condition.
Our friendly and knowledgeable team would love to discuss how we can help you.
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