Don’t let lost teeth get in the way of true love

February 13, 2018   /   byHealthier Societies  / Categories :  Dental
Woman getting dental treatment

Finding true love is not for the faint-hearted. Teenagers worry about their spots, their better-looking friends, everyone worries about their looks. The last thing anyone wants to worry about is the effect their removable false teeth may have on their hot date. People who play sports or are just accident-prone, may not get to wait until old age before false teeth are in their life. False teeth and new romance are usually not all that compatible.

Fortunately, we live in a time of great dentistry, and dentists have long-lasting alternatives to removable false teeth that mean their patients will be able to have as many hot dates as they like and none of them will be any the wiser about teeth that are not what they seem. Welcome to the world of dental implants in Basingstoke; now available from several dental practices, including Glenholme Dental.

Dental implants in Basingstoke replace the roots of missing teeth, and artificial crowns are fitted onto them. This requires oral surgery.

As the forces that dental implants need to be able to withstand when eating are considerable, dentists need to make sure that their patient’s jawbone is strong and healthy enough to cope with the implants. Younger patients, who have not been missing teeth for too long, will probably be fine, but people need to be aware that the longer they are missing a tooth root, the more chance the jawbone has to deteriorate.

The surgery

For patients with a good jaw, next step is to undergo oral surgery for dental implants in Basingstoke. The dentist cuts through the gum, sculpts special sockets with a drill, and then inserts implants into the sockets. There are fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in teeth, so the feeling is more one of pressure than pain. Most people are happy to have the operation with a local anaesthetic. Healing takes several weeks to months because the jawbone needs time to mesh with implant. Once it has, artificial teeth can be attached.

These are handmade from porcelain by dental technicians to resemble the patient’s natural teeth. No one, least of all that hot new date, will suspect that those teeth are not real.

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