In years gone by the only option for patients who had lost their teeth, or had one or two missing teeth, was to wear a set of dentures. While these were satisfactory when it came to looks and basic functionality, there were a lot of problems. Food could become stuck, dentures were broken or even lost and many would often start to feel loose over time, as the jawbone itself began to deteriorate and shrink.
Mossley Dental Care in Glossop can now offer the modern alternative to dentures in the form of dental implants. This service is provided by a specialist dentist and nurse, whose aim is to not only restore a patient’s smiles but also their confidence. Many people who make the decision to come in for dental implants have not been to the dentist for many years, often because they are embarrassed about their missing teeth. However, the staff at Mossley Dental Care are only interested in making sure that patients get the best possible results from their dental implant treatment and that they are happy and comfortable with the whole process.
Every step of the procedure is explained in great detail before treatment begins, giving patients the opportunity to make an informed decision and to ask any questions they have about dental implants. The most frequent question often concerns how much pain the patient will experience. During the procedure itself small holes have to be drilled into the jawbone for the dental implant screws, but the patient will feel no pain thanks to a local anaesthetic and they should only experience mild discomfort for a couple of days after this part of the procedure.
The rest of the treatment, which involves the fitting of the false teeth themselves to the dental implants, is not painful at all. However, you do have to wait some time after the first part of the process to get your new smile, in order for the implant and jawbone to fuse and heal properly.
Whether you already have dentures or have been struggling through life with missing teeth, dental implants are the ideal way to restore your smile and can even help keep your jawbones strong and healthy into old age, reducing the likelihood of other oral health problems.