Implants are a safe and long-lasting treatment that restores both aesthetics and functional ability to chew. However, it is important in order to maintain dental implant treatment that certain precautions are taken.
Dental implants are the preferred choice for replacing missing teeth since they offer unparalleled levels of convenience, affordability and effectiveness. It is the only treatment that biologically connects to the jawbone increasing the level of stability this treatment can provide.
Despite these benefits, in order to make this treatment successful it is important that all factors are considered and optimised to achieve its full potential. Book a free consultation today.
Examination, Diagonise and Treatment Planning
Successful implant treatment begins with the appropriate examination, diagnosis and treatment planning. Thereafter, it is important that the correct implant system is chosen that is the most compatible with your mouth conditions.
At Hockerill Dental we use a variety of the top implant systems that have much clinical backing and are proven to be successful. We will only choose those implant systems that we believe will be long lasting and appropriate for you. We have highly skilled clinicians that have a huge amount of experience in successful surgical treatments. Read more.
Assessment of Oral Health and Other Factors
It is also important that the proper criteria are followed when first selecting a case for implant treatment. So, you will find that our dentists will look into detail and carefully at factors that may affect the decision and choice of treatment.
These include: medical history, systemic diseases, personal habits like alcohol consumption and smoking, health of gums prior to treatment, depth and quality of bone, bite and health of remaining teeth.
Proper osseointegration is necessary for the longevity of any implant treatment. This is regardless of whether they are immediate loading implants or a traditional type. Proper bone-implant integration is required and can take a few months. How do dental implants work?
This is the main reason why regular radiographic (x-rays) checks are necessary throughout treatment. Although, poor osseointegration is a rare occurrence.
Regular Hygienist Visits
It is critical that you regularly see a hygienist every 3 months. This is so that we can keep the oral condition and the gums around the implants healthy.
Otherwise you can get gum infection around the implant called Peri-Implantitis or Peri-Implant Mucositis, that can lead to failure of the treatment. Hence, this will be planned into your oral care maintenance program.
Smoking is often an contraindication and can affect the longevity of the implant treatment. Hence it is recommended that you do not smoke during or after the treatment.
Regular examination appointments are necessary with the implantologist to ensure that everything is going according to plan. Contact us for more information.
This reduces the risks of any harmful effects that may be undetected if you do not attend regularly.
Implants although complex in nature are a fantastic way of getting your smile and function back. At Hockerill Dental in Hertfordshire, we ensure strict processes to ensure safety, longevity and great results.
If you’re interested in our dental implant treatments or would like more information, call us on 01279 652400. For new and existing patients, you can book a free consultation at our dental clinic today.