When a tooth is lost, for whatever reason you may not have noticed how much a part it played in your day to day life until it is gone. We understand the impact it can have on your life and can help you get your confidence back and restore your smile.
Bridges, implants and dentures can be used to replace badly broken, extracted or missing teeth, usually due to trauma, excessive tooth wear or defects. After an initial consultation with you we will discuss the most appropriate form of treatment.
Metal implants are usually placed directly into the jawbone and once fitted, it is essential that the implant settles well into the bone. A key factor is that there is enough bone available to provide a secure site for the implant. The acclimatisation time of the implant varies from patient to patient but it is vital that the implant has integrated properly before proceeding further with the treatment. Once healed, however, a crown will be affixed to the implant and the artificial tooth created.
Once an implant is in place, it is vital that the patient visits the hygienist on a regular basis. Frequent examination and cleaning are key elements in maintaining the health of the tissues surrounding the implant and ensuring that this treatment is a success. Infection is the biggest enemy of dental implants, potentially causing the implant to become loose or move away from its intended position.
Advice and aftercare
It is imperative that patients who receive this treatment pay close attention to the advice of their dentist and hygienist to minimise the risk of infection. Risk factors include smoking, poor oral hygiene and certain medications. This detailed advice and diligent aftercare will be part and parcel of your dental implant aftercare at Highworth Dental care.
Whatever treatment you choose with us at our dental practice in Swindon, you can be assured of the same excellent standard of patient care. We will walk you through every stage of your treatment, looking after you all the way. Book an appointment today.
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