Dental implants are the most effective way to replace one or more missing teeth in Fulham. If you’re wondering how to get a stunning, full new smile, look no further than New Smile Fulham! We are thrilled to offer this unique treatment and have seen first-hand how it changes lives.
You may be feeling apprehensive about replacing your teeth, which is understandable. We want to ensure you feel as confident as possible going into the procedure. Read on to learn everything you need to know:
How do dental implants work?
There’s a chance you’ve already done some research and have a vague idea about what’s involved in this procedure. But just in case you’re not sure, here’s a simple explanation of what the treatment is and how it works its magic.
This transformative solution for missing teeth simulates your natural oral anatomy as closely as possible. Many patients say their dental implants feel no different to their natural teeth after some time.
Implants are made up of two parts: a titanium ‘root’, and a porcelain ‘crown’. The former element is placed into your jaw and fuses with your bone over time, becoming a permanent fixture. The latter element screws on top of the ‘root’, acting as an artificial tooth to create your dream new smile.
What is the treatment process?
If you’re replacing your teeth with dental implants in Fulham, you can expect a simple three-step treatment process:
1. Step one - your consultation
We will meet you for the first time and get to know all about your dental concerns. Once we have a good idea of your problems, we will explain how we can help you overcome them with implant treatment.
We will also inform you of all the potential treatment options, risks, benefits, and costs. It’s the perfect chance for you to ask questions and go into the procedure armed with all the facts.
At New Smile Fulham, we have invested in cutting-edge technology, including 3D scanners, to help us plan your treatment at the consultation stage.
2. Step two - the placement
Trust us - this part is often relatively painless and not as daunting as you might expect! We always administer a local anaesthetic before the procedure.
In most cases, we will temporarily replace your missing tooth with a crown until we fit your permanent replacement tooth.
3. Step three - fitting your replacement tooth
Around three to four months after your placement, the titanium implant will have fused with your jaw in a process called ‘osseointegration’. This means it is fixed firmly within your jawbone - it won’t move around or come loose like a denture.
We will take an impression of your tooth and send it to a dental lab. They will tailor-make a crown (artificial tooth) that matches your natural teeth perfectly. Around two weeks later, we will see you for your last visit, where we screw the crown into your implant.
How should you care for your new dental implants?
Dental implants can last more than 30 years, meaning they’re an incredible permanent solution for missing teeth. However, they require the same amount of care and attention as natural teeth do!
Here are some simple steps to follow if you want to maximise the lifespan of your new teeth:
Brush for two minutes twice a day and always use floss or interdental brushes. This routine will prevent tooth decay and gum disease - healthy teeth and gums can guarantee the long-lasting results of your dental implants.
If you smoke, you should quit. It seriously damages your teeth, gums, and respiratory system and increases your risk of oral cancer.
Visit your dental hygienist every six months (or as regularly as your dentist recommends) to prevent plaque and tartar build-up around your implants.
Schedule regular check-ups with your dentist so that they can monitor your oral health and check that all is in order with your dental implants.
Where can I get expert implants near me?
If you’re looking for the best Fulham dental implants, we would love to welcome you at New Smile Fulham! Our expert dentists have years of experience replacing patients’ missing teeth with natural-looking and long-lasting dental implants.
2023 is the perfect time to transform your smile! Visit our website to book a consultation or learn more about how implants could transform your smile and improve your life.