Dental implants replace a lost tooth with an artificial one, a treatment that is normally available to most dental patients. However, certain health conditions such as diabetes, smoking or alcohol abuse can adversely affect the healing process of dental implants – so a careful evaluation of your health history will be needed before treatment can begin.
Dental implants typically fuse with the bone, making it as strong as a natural tooth and root. A careful evaluation of the jawbone will be required to check if there is enough bone density to receive the implant. Wear and tear resulting from years of using dentures may result in insufficient bone levels to support the implants. In such cases a different procedure needs to be adapted, which strengthens the jawbone to provide a strong foundation.
Besides the bone the gums will also have to be in a good enough condition, with sufficient tissue to support the implant. In cases where the patient is showing signs of gum disease, this will need to be addressed before the implant process can go ahead.
The procedure for dental implants is more invasive than some other cosmetic dental treatments, but the level of experience of Mossley Dental Care’s team ensures patients from Hyde and nearby areas receive only the highest levels of treatment.
Dental implants are not advised during pregnancy or if there are signs of gum diseases. Severe cases of diabetes will also need to be brought under control to aid the healing process required after dental implants. Smokers will need to abstain before and after the procedure as it can impair the healing process.