Dental Implants: Everything you need to know
A recent study conducted by Global Market Insights Inc showed that revenue within the global dental implants industry is going to be worth a staggering $5.2 billion by 2024, which highlights how effective and in demand dental implant procedures are in the 21st century.
This is why, as a professional provider of dental implants in Northampton, we want our patients to be aware of and have an understanding of the many benefits of dental implant treatments if ever the time for the procedure arises.
What are dental implants?
Essentially, dental implants are metal frames or ‘posts’ which are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line. Your dentist is then able to attach the tooth to the post, leaving for a secure fitting replacement. Unlike dentures or bridges, implants don’t slip or move when they are fitted, so you can eat and drink without having to worry about applying any adhesive beforehand.
Why would I need dental implants?
In short, and continuing on from the study, Global Market Insights, Inc say: “The surging prevalence of oral health issues such as dental caries, periodontal disease, and tooth decay coupled with the soaring geriatric population base susceptible to tooth loss have significantly fueled dental implants market growth.
“In addition, rapid developments in implant technology and the increasing rate of dental and cosmetic surgery for an aesthetic appeal have positively influenced the industry share in the recent years.”
Furthermore, if you start to experience oral symptoms like the ones listed below, then it is worth booking an appointment with a local dentist who will discuss the options and possible dental implant procedures:
- Tooth decay or tooth loss caused by lifestyle habits such as smoking, drinking, high sugar diet and poor oral hygiene.
- Dental implants are an alternative to crowns and bridges. They are a more permanent and effective option opposed to dentures which can cause irritation.
- Aesthetically, implants look far more natural and are easy to maintain in regards to oral hygiene.
The procedure & dental implant cost
For the treatment itself, your dentist will examine your gum and tooth health and give you an introduction to implants and how they work, beforehand. After treatment you are expected to maintain meticulous oral health to prevent any infections or diseases, your dental implant specialist will talk you through this during the consultation.
The procedure itself is often done over stages depending on the severity of tooth decay or loss. As the surgery involves extensive work on the jawbone, it is essential that there is enough time between procedures for the bone to heal and a secure fit of the tooth. Making sure you have enough time to recover between these stages is essential and should be considered when planning your dental implant treatment.
Brixworth Dental Practice have a variety of affordable dental plans and finance options when it comes to dental implant cost: “as an exclusive member you will join a specific plan tailored to your needs that will cover all your examination and routine hygiene visits. These will be covered by one simple monthly direct debit payment.”
Why choose Brixworth Dental?
Not only will you receive a free consultation with Dr. Tom Donnelly MSc BDS, but our expertise as a dental practice has seen our patients come back year after year with beautiful, confident smiles. If you would like to book your free consultation or have any questions regarding dental implants, please contact our team, today.