Dental Implants

Maintenance Of Dental Implants

Maintenance Of Dental Implants

Maintaining your oral health will increase the lifespan of your implant..

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Implant Care Essentials

Ensuring good gum health surrounding implants is the core of implant maintenance.

Biofilm, bacterial films, quickly form on implants, much like on teeth.

Significant issues can occur as this biofilm on implants can be resistant to antibiotics and antiseptics, posing a threat to the tissues supporting the implant.

Consequently, the careful cleaning for both teeth and implants is essential.

Maintaining oral hygiene and implant care is very important following the placement of final crowns, bridges, or dentures and during the healing (osseointegration) phase.

For successful dental implant placement, it is very important that the patient's gums are healthy before the procedure, with a mandatory six-month healing period following any gum (periodontal) treatment.

Smoke-Free Policy

Research shows that patients who smoke or have a history of poor gum health (periodontal health) have a lower success rate compared to non-smokers without gum issues.

To obtain the best outcomes, we closely monitor and reassess implants more frequently in patients who smoke or have a history of poor gum health. Therefore, we strongly advise patient to avoid smoking before and after any implant treatment.

Routine hygiene treatments every six months are recommended for all patients and those who have had previous gum disease are advised to undergo hygiene sessions every three months.

Additionally, an annual examination and regular radiographs are recommended to assess the progress of implant treatment.

During the examination, we check for signs of gum disease or Peri-Implantitis, while also evaluating the bite as the movement of natural teeth can impact the implant's bite, potentially causing overload.

X-rays are used to check for any bone loss around the implant threads, utilizing each thread as a relative measurement.

In cases of bone loss, prompt diagnosis of the cause is important, and we aim to correct it as soon as possible.


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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

Implant Guide

Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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