Living with a set of broken, injured, or missing teeth is hard. Everything from functionality to basic comfort and aesthetics gets impacted. This is where opting for a full set of teeth implants can be a lifesaver.Dental implants work in two ways – they do away with the problem of painful loose teeth, and they support a new row of teeth molded precisely to your jaw.
It is important to understand how dental implants work before you choose to undergo the procedure. Simply put, a dental implant is a screw drilled into the jawbone in place of the original tooth root. The titanium implant naturally fuses with the bone and provides a strong base for a false tooth placed on top.
A full set of teeth implants involves fixing dental implants throughout the upper and lower jaws. It is recommended to go for the procedure if you experience any of the following conditions:
You have lost multiple teeth across your upper and lower jaws.
Your teeth are weakened and can break or fall out.
Your natural tooth roots are decayed and incapable of supporting the teeth.
You wear dentures and are looking for a more permanent solution.
Your current set of false teeth move while eating or speaking.
Here is how getting a full set of teeth implants can alleviate your present dental affliction.
Dental implants directly support the jawbone in the area where the tooth is lost or removed. They prevent excessive bone resorption or the breakdown of the bone tissue into the bloodstream.
The ‘abutments’ or fixed implants hold false teeth in place. A common problem with regular dentures is they tend to be unstable and move in the mouth when you speak or smile. Not only can this look embarrassing, but unstable dentures put unnecessary strain on the gums and the jaw.
Eating becomes a far more comfortable and less restrictive activity. With dental implants, you don’t have to give up your eating habits, as long as you are sufficiently careful.
Having a full set of teeth implants fixed in is a long-term process. Essentially, it involves the following stages: consultation, fixing the implants (abutments), healing and fusion with the bone, and fitting new false teeth.
From the first to the final stage, it takes between three to six months. The procedure hinges upon a proper fusion of the abutments with the jawbone, which in turn depends on your body’s natural healing time.
Opting for a full set of dental implants is a highly rewarding, although sensitive process. Consult with your dentist about the specifics of your case to determine its merits and demerits for you. Book a free consultation to know whether dental implants are right for you.
Fixing the abutment
Once your dentist gives the green light for the procedure, the next step is to get the screws fixed into the jaw. This involves drilling a small hole into the jawbone to receive the base of the implant and the abutment. In most cases of a full set of dental implants, four implants are used on the upper and lower jaw each.
This procedure is carried out under local anesthesia, so you need not worry about any pain or discomfort.
Healing and fusion stage
Now your body naturally heals the tissues around the implants to permanently secure them into the bone. This usually takes a few months, and the healing period depends on your body’s receptiveness to the foreign implant.
Fixing the crowns
The final stage is preparing and fixing a new set of teeth on top of the implants. Your dentist will take an impression of your jawbones to prepare the crowns or false teeth that fit exactly to the shape of your face. There will be a color and shape matching to ensure that the new teeth look perfect on you.
The new crowns are then fixed into your implanted tooth roots into a single sitting. This procedure is also done under local anesthesia.
Your dentist and the dental technician will give you a comprehensive set of guidelines on taking care of your new crowns. You can also opt for a follow-up appointment a few weeks after fixing the new teeth to ensure that the procedure has gone successfully.
In just a few weeks, you can enjoy your new, fully-fixed, shining set of teeth.
Dental implants are a lifetime investment in your oral health and cosmetic perception. So although they are more expensive than a regular set of dentures, the implicit benefits of getting a full set of teeth implants can far outweigh the price.
Dental implants are normally not covered under the NHS and need to be personally financed. The precise cost of the treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on the following factors:
Pre-existing conditions with teeth like decayed roots, fractured jawbone, broken teeth, etc.
A number of implants required in your case.
A number of sittings required for the fixing and follow-ups.
Type of crowns required (for example, individual teeth, dental bridges, dentures, etc.)
Unexpected response to the implants or new teeth.
A single tooth implant costs around £2,500. Hence a full set of teeth implants can cost anywhere between £10,000 to £25,000. Check with your dentist about the details of the procedure and financing options available for the same. Dental implants are a revolutionary technology in dental health and have greatly benefited millions of patients worldwide. Go for the procedure, knowing that you are investing permanently into your own well-being.
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