When you are considering a procedure like dental implants, it can sometimes be helpful to break the process down into chunks. This is because the whole treatment can be quite extensive. You may require preparations and the healing time can take a few months.
When you have your treatment with Dental Implants Hampshire, we commit to keeping you well informed at every stage so you know what to expect and how to prepare.
Before your treatment, one of our dentists will make a treatment plan with you. They will let you know how many appointments you might need and what will happen at those appoints. This will help you to integrate the process into your life. Let them know if you have any special dates or holidays that you want to take into account.
Your dentist will also plan where to put your dental implants. If you have more than one tooth that needs replacing, you might be able to have several teeth on one implant. They can support multiple teeth on a denture or bridge.
Your practitioner will position your dental implants based on extensive knowledge and research. Chewing and other activities place pressure on the prosthetic teeth that are attached to your implants. They need to be able to withstand these natural stresses and your dentist will place them in the best spots to be able to achieve this.
The surgery itself is a relatively short process and can be achieved in half a day. A local anaesthetic is applied and the work is done at our clinic, Dental Implants Hampshire. Some patients may require or want a general anaesthetic but this is rarer. Your dentist will drill holes in your jaw bone and place the implants.
Immediately afterwards, you will need at least 24 hours bed rest to allow your body time to recover. You should also refrain from particularly strenuous activity for a short period afterwards. You gradually begin to resume your normal schedule over the course of a few weeks. You will also be on a limited diet during this time to allow your dental implants to settle in their new positions.