Dental Implants and Dental Phobia

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A missing tooth can become quite a nuisance as the gap is susceptible to food getting trapped in there. You might also find it trickier to clean your teeth, and in some instances, your surrounding teeth will attempt to adjust the gap by growing out towards it, becoming crooked.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is basically a titanium screw fitted in a gap between your teeth. The screw is fixed to the bone of your jaw for the firmest possible fixture. Afterwards, a false tooth which has been prepared to closely resemble the rest of your teeth is provided and affixed to your implant. This type of procedure has become quite routine, and so implant technologies have reached a point where they are safe and efficient.

The titanium screw is not at all visible after the procedure, and a quality artificial tooth will blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. You do need to take care of your implants, and your dentists will provide you with the information you need to properly care for them.

Dental implants and dental phobia

On paper a dental implant can be quite a frightening prospect. Under anaesthesia a titanium screw is drilled into your skull, an image which many people, phobics in particular, won’t be comfortable with. You have the option of asking your dentist for sedation if you suffer from a severe dental phobia and can’t cope with the anxiety of the treatment.

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