There’s no disguising the fact that at Aurora Dental and Implant Clinics, we care quite a lot about dental implants. Thanks to Carl Lazzari, who runs Aurora with his wife, Lesley, implants are our thing. Carl received his postgraduate certificate in Implantology in 2015 and since then, he’s been incredibly busy restoring smiles and improving lives.
There’s really nothing Carl loves more than putting smiles back on his customer’s faces and he’s lucky enough to do that almost every single day. When he’s not spending time with his family, playing a round of golf or listening to The Boss (aka Bruce Springsteen) – you’ll find him hard at work, providing dental implants to those in the Wiltshire area
If you’re not familiar with dental implants – don’t go anywhere! We’re going to talk you through everything you need to know about them before you take the plunge for yourself.
Anyone who has lost a tooth, or several teeth, could benefit from dental implants. Even if you have a tooth that has been damaged and is a little bit unsightly, dental implants could help you too. Before you can get your very own dental implants, you’ll have to undergo a general check-up to ensure your mouth and jaw are generally healthy.
Any untreated conditions, such as tooth decay or gum disease, will need to be treated before any implants can be fitted. Teenagers who would like dental implants will probably have to wait a few years.
Due to the nature of the procedure, your jaw needs to be fully developed before we can go ahead with any implants. If your jawbone is too soft or not thick enough, it won’t be able to support an implant. There are also some health issues that might rule you out, but on the whole, there are few reasons as to why dental implants might not be right for you.
There are different types of dental implants available. As we mentioned before, if you have lost or damaged a tooth, or several teeth, dental implants could be perfect for you. The type you require ultimately depends on what would benefit you most. Those missing a single tooth are ideal candidates for a single implant. Dental implants are not to be confused with dental bridges, and don’t rely on neighbouring teeth for support.
Missing several teeth in a similar place? In that case, we suggest implant retained dentures. Implant retained dentures are a more cost-effective option when it comes to replacing more than one missing tooth. As opposed to traditional dentures, which rely on adhesives to bond to your gums, implant retained dentures are a much sturdier, more permanent solution that won’t worry you throughout the course of your day. Without your teeth to fret about, you’ll be able to really enjoy life again!
When you opt for a dental implant, whether it’s a single implant or for retained dentures, you’ll undergo a small surgical procedure. This will allow us to secure the implants within your jawbone, which is why yours will need to be strong and fully developed.
Once your implant is healed, and your bone has fully fused around it, we’ll be able to finish the job. This will usually take 3-6 months. If you’re getting a single implant, a crown will be fitted as soon as your implant is healed. Retained dentures often require a little bit more work. When you’re ready, a mould of your teeth will be taken to ensure your bespoke dentures are a perfect fit. As soon as they’ve been made, they’ll be able to clip onto your implant and you’ll be good to go.
We know that dental implants might seem intimidating, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. We assure you that they’re worth it in the end. If pain is one of your main concerns, it’s definitely a case of short-term pain, long-term gain! As you’ll be undergoing a surgical procedure, it will be performed under local anesthetic. There’s no chance we’d dream of letting you get an implant without numbing the affected area first.
After undergoing such a procedure, a little bit of discomfort during the healing process is inevitable – this can be eased with over-the-counter painkillers. Some people say dental implants hurt less than extractions, so if you’ve had an extraction before, an implant might be a walk in the park!
If you’re worried about the process, we guarantee you’ll feel much better after a consultation with Carl. We think it’s a dental practitioner’s job to make you as comfortable as possible and that’s exactly what Carl will do when it comes to fitting your dental implants.
We think we’ve covered almost every base but if you still have any questions, all you need to do is contact your nearest branch. Just to remind you, we have three locations, in Chippenham, Swindon and Corsham. Their contact details are as follows:
Chippenham – 01249 847270, firstname.lastname@example.org
Swindon – 01793 873044, email@example.com
Corsham – 01249 715906, firstname.lastname@example.org