Cosmetic dentistry in this day and age has become increasingly common and accessible to more people. Due to their popularity the price of many treatments has become far more reasonable. If you are looking to undergo any treatments then look no further than Smile Care Cosmetic Centre where our leading experts are able to deal with all your personal needs and requirements. Social media plays a big role in the decisions that people make when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Influencers, celebrities and bloggers with mass followings have a major impact on self-awareness, and motivate and encourage people to undergo treatments.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants in Plymouth are performed by our highly trained dentists who are professionals and experts in their field. So what are they? Dental implants in Plymouth are artificial tooth roots that are screwed into the jawbone. They are designed to support  artificial teeth, which could be a crown, bridge or denture. Dental implants in Plymouth are an invasive form of treatment and therefore need to be performed by fully-trained dentists who know what they are doing. It is therefore essential that you do your research before deciding which dental practice to opt for.

One of the most common reasons why people require dental implants is to replace lost or broken teeth. In the UK the national statistics show that one third of the population suffer with tooth loss problems in their lifetime. This can impact a person’s self-confidence and can also cause problems with eating and talking. The dental implant itself is made of titanium and is a metal screw that is drilled into the jawbone in place of the missing tooth root. Once the titanium screw has been inserted it will take a few weeks to a few months for the screw to fuse with the rest of the jawbone and become a part of the jaw structure. Once that has taken place you can have the necessary prosthetic secured to the titanium screw. The crown or denture gets fitted onto the top of the titanium screw and is designed and made to look like your natural teeth. You will then have a seamless row of teeth. The procedure usually takes two to three trips to the dentist.

What is the procedure like?

At your initial appointment our dentist will go through and explain the procedure to you step by step. Our dentist will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed, and as it can be a little uncomfortable will provide you with anaesthetic to numb the area. They will provide you with antibiotics and painkillers to take home with you, as you will be in discomfort for the first couple of days. Whilst the implant is healing it is essential that you maintain oral hygiene and brush your teeth twice daily. The way to clean around the implant will be outlined by our dentist. This is to ensure that no infection or bacteria forms around the implant as this can delay the treatment process.

Dental implants can be performed under the NHS free of charge and can also be undertaken privately. Speak to our dentist to discuss your individual financial circumstances.