Richmond. Considered to be an affluent residential area bordering the River Thames, it is home to beautiful parks, historical houses and to a town centre bursting with life. So if you are based in the Richmond area and are in need of some dental treatment, you can rest assured that you will be able to find a dental practice who can attend to your needs.
Are you in need of dental implants?
If you have had an accident which has resulted in the loss of your teeth and you do not know what options are available, you may want to find your local dentist who will be able to provide you with specialist advice on what may be the best treatment for you. One of the dental treatment options for you to consider are dental implants in Richmond.
I have never heard of dental implants before, what are they?
Dental implants in Richmond are small screws usually made out of titanium which are placed in the jawbone where there should be a tooth. The application of this screw means it provides a stable and secure foundation for an artificial tooth to be fixed onto your jawbone.
So how does it work?
If you decide to have dental implants, you should be prepared to have more than one surgical procedure. In total, this treatment can take many months to complete. However, this is all dependent on how many teeth are being replaced and the healing period for each patient.
It may be important to note that although it is highly unlikely you will experience any pain during the procedure, (as a dentist will carry out the treatment using a local anaesthetic) after the procedure you may experience some discomfort. This is normal, as the procedure includes the dentist having to make a small cut in your gum before drilling a hole for the dental implant to be placed. Because of this, your gum may experience some swelling andor sometimes bruising, which is why it is important to ensure that before the procedure is carried out, it is confirmed that both your teeth and gums are healthy to sustain the treatments.
If you find that the pain you are experiencing post procedure is becoming unbearable, it is recommended that you can take some over the counter pain relief such as ibuprofen.
Are there any disadvantages which come with having dental implants?
If you are a particularly nervous patient; having a dental implant procedure may not be the best solution as it requires surgery which may be uncomfortable. Although the complication rate of having a dental implant placed is relatively low; there are also potential risks including the chance of infection and a delayed healing process of the bone in particular.
A dental implant procedure may require you to have more than one implant fitted, and for this reason it is important at the preliminary appointments with your dentist to discuss affordability and payment plans if there are any available.