If you are considering dental implants in Harley Street, information gathering about the process will be high up on your list of things to do. The more well informed you are, the more likely you are to have a comfortable and relaxed treatment.
We treat every patient as an individual at Harley Street Dental Clinic. This means that all the information you are given is relevant to your treatment plan. However, there are some general things about dental implants that you might like to know in the early stages.
The success rate for normal dental implant procedure is about 98%. This high level is due to advances in technology and using the right equipment for the job.
For example, a dental implant is shaped like a tiny screw and is usually made from titanium. Both of these factors help the jawbone to get a good grip on the implant during healing.
There are some health conditions and lifestyle factors that can affect the likelihood of successful implant surgery. Your dentist will ask you some questions and talk to you about those if they are relevant to you.
One of the great things about dental implants is that they give you back much of the functionality of normal teeth. While other teeth replacement methods can help you get some abilities back, there is often a lower standard of performance than with your natural teeth.
Part of the reason that dental implants work so well when you are, for example, eating, is that they allow you to exert a comparable amount of pressure to your natural bite. Dental implants can stand 200lbs of force compared to dentures which can withstand only 50lbs. This pressure also remains consistent over time whereas dentures tend to loose force.
Your new teeth will be bright and stain free. You will have discussion with the dentist about the shade that is appropriate for you look and your age. You can even use photographs to give them some guidance if you want to match the teeth you had before. Once you have them, they will not discolour or decay. However, you still need a diligent hygiene routine to take care of any remaining teeth and your gums.