Dental implants are made from a combination of titanium rods and ceramic false teeth. The titanium rod fits into the jawbone of the patient, then the chosen form of false tooth is attached to the tip. One implant is able to provide an anchor for more than one false tooth, and in total, five or six implants is all that is need to replace all the teeth in the jawbone.
Your dentist may ask to take X-rays and CT scans before implants can be attached as a way to fully examine your mouth and the to determine the alignment of your teeth in the jaw. During the surgery, which is carried out under local anaesthetic, your dentist will drill a hole in your jawbone in which the titanium rod will be placed. Next, the tip of the implant is uncovered from beneath the gum line and the false tooth may then be either clipped or screwed onto the implant by your dentist.
Both immediate and delayed implantation is available to the people of Swindon. Immediate implants are fitted directly after a tooth extraction, the titanium rod fits into the socket of your original tooth. However, with delayed implants, after a tooth is surgically extracted, the jawbone is left to heal. After several months, once the damaged tissue has healed, your dentist will create a new hole into which they can fit the implant.
Swelling, painful gums and headaches are all common side-effects of dental implant surgery. Serious complications can include: neuronal damage in the tissue, infections in the gum tissue or jawbone and extensive or severe bleeding. Nonetheless, these complications are very uncommon and definitely should not result from surgery with an experienced dental practitioner.