Health

First steps towards dental implants in Manchester

dental check upThe only way to decide which treatment to go for to replace lost teeth is to do plenty of research and ask lots of questions. It’s important to get on the case as quickly as possible after the teeth have come out. If possible, start looking into it before they are gone. Things start happening to the jawbone once the teeth come out, and so, if getting dental implants in Manchester is high on the agenda, it’s much easier to get them before the jawbone starts to change.

It doesn’t become impossible to get dental implants in Manchester after this change, but it will mean going to a really good implant surgeon, such as those at Smylife, who knows how to rebuild the jaw using bone grafts, or can use special zygomatic implants that anchor into the cheekbone rather than the upper jaw.

With dental implants in Manchester, it’s all about the jawbone. The implants need to be embedded into strong, healthy bone if they are going to be able to withstand the powerful multidirectional forces created by chewing. The average male chew can exert upwards of 97kg or 200lbs. That’s a lot of force.

Osseointegration

Once the implants have been inserted into the jawbone, the titanium from which they are made, catalyses the bone cells to proliferate and new bone tissue, including blood vessels, grow all over the surface of the implants. After several weeks, the process will be complete, and the implants will be held in place as firmly as natural teeth.

Resorption

However, when there are no teeth roots down which tremors from teeth biting together hundreds of times a day are sent, the bone does not receive the signal to renew itself. In fact, to the bone cells, no tremors are another signal that tells them to start dissolving themselves so that nutrients, such as calcium, can be released into the bloodstream and used elsewhere in the body.

This process is not halted by the use of dentures or bridges, which is another reason why having dental implants in Manchester is seen as the way forward by many people who have lost their teeth.