Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your mouth, including x-rays, to assess your suitability for implants. If you’re suitable for the treatment, your dentist or implant surgeon will place artificial titanium implants into your jawbone. The titanium fuses with the jawbone as the gums heal, acting as an artificial tooth root to anchor a false tooth firmly in place.
The healing process typically takes three to six months, though it can be less in some cases. Your dentist will usually cover the implant during this time. If your x-ray or 3D scan indicates that your jaw has insufficient bone density for implants, your dentist may recommend a bone graft, which involves using artificial or animal bone to enhance the durability of your jaw.
Once your implants are firmly secure within your jaw, your dentist will attach prosthetic teeth on top, completing the process. These ceramic prosthetics feel, look and function just like natural teeth. Implants can support single false teeth or, in some cases, multiple teeth in a row. For instance, “all-on-four” implants use four implants, placed at different angles to support a row of teeth.
All adult patients can opt to join Denplan Essentials from their very first visit. Those wanting more inclusive cover can choose Denplan Care instead. Following an assessment, your dentist will advise which group you will be able to join.Read More