Taking a trip abroad is supposed to be a time of relaxation and an escape from your normal routine, but unfortunately sometimes accidents happen and you may find yourself requiring the aid of a dentist to save that holiday smile. Here’s how our practice can restore those pearly whites with prosthetics for patients looking for dental implants abroad as a solution to their problem.
What are implants?
For those looking for dental implants abroad who are not overly familiar with the practice, it involves the insertion of a prosthetic tooth into your gum line. We use this as a method of replacing cracked, broken or badly infected teeth with a more aesthetically pleasing replacement, to give you a more healthy looking smile. It’s also used as a way to fill in any gaps you may have in your gum line and to strengthen your remaining teeth.
The implants are small, porcelain teeth that are shaped and shaded to match your other teeth, this is done to allow them to blend in, to provide a natural looking repair. The implants are fitted below your gum line and into your jawbone with a sterilised screw made from titanium. Over time the bone should heal over this screw to provide your new tooth with a solid base to rest on.
Is the procedure safe?
The process of fitting a dental implant is incredibly safe. This type of treatment has been around for a very long time and it’s a pretty common way to replace damaged or lost teeth in a relatively short time.
At Access Smile our highly trained team provide a warm, safe and welcoming environment for all our patients as we help you fix any tooth troubles. But if you still have any concerns, then just have a chat with our team.
Is the procedure painful?
A fairly common question put to our team is whether a patient’s upcoming treatment is going to be painful. The process of implanting a new tooth into your gum line may involve some discomfort as we use some very minor surgery to insert the new prosthetic.
However, our team will normally use a local anaesthetic on the area being treated, to limit any feelings of discomfort as much as they possibly can.
Keeping the implant clean
After we insert your new tooth your biggest priority should be on keeping it clean and healthy looking. Lack of cleaning and proper care can lead to the implant site becoming inflamed and infected, which could lead to the surrounding gums or other teeth being at risk as well.
To keep your new tooth looking clean, we recommend that you lightly brush it at least once a day. Flossing is still allowed, but be careful how you pull it through or around the new tooth, as you may damage or dislodge it. Avoid mouthwash for a while as the chemicals in some brands can irritate your gums and slow down the healing process.
So if you have cracked or damaged your teeth, don’t worry as our talented staff can help restore your smile before you head back home. Many people look to implants abroad to combine treatment with a holiday. For further information or to schedule your own appointment, just get in touch with our team at the practice.