Can you have dental implants in Bromley?

You have probably met people who have told you how they were turned down for dental implants. It used to happen quite a lot, but these days, with advances in implant research, dentistry has found ways around a lot of the problems associated with dental implants. In Bromley, at Bromley Dental Practice, we love telling people that they can have dental implants fitted.

Dental Implants in BromleyHealing and your jaw

The big issue with dental implants is that they have to be able to integrate with your jawbone if they are going to withstand the powerful forces created by chewing. The jawbone starts to deteriorate as soon as there are no tooth roots in it to send vibrations down from impacting on other teeth. The vibrations tell the jawbone it is still in use and when they stop, the jawbone interprets this as meaning there’s no chewing going on. It starts to dissolve itself around that area, it gets smaller and less dense. Putting a dental implant into a resorbed jawbone would be like trying to hang a heavy picture on a screw in a thin plasterboard wall. It won’t last long.

Ways to rebuild your jawbone

These days, we can give you a bone graft by adding in bone tissue taken from elsewhere in your body, or from another source. We put this into your jawbone before implant surgery, and give it a good few weeks to bed down. Then we can add in your implants. Another way to do this is to put bone material into the enlarged sinus cavity of your upper jaw.

All this adds time to your implant treatment, but it will be worth it in the end.

Implants in your cheekbones

We can circumvent bone grafting in the upper jaw by using extra-long implants that go through your jawbone and anchor into your cheekbone.

Make it easy on yourself

If you want dental implants in Bromley, the best thing to do is to get on the case as soon as you have lost or know you are going to lose your teeth. If you are a smoker, stop smoking. If you have diabetes, get it under control.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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When you want new teeth

Although having to get teeth replaced is not as common as it used to be, there are still plenty of us in the UK who will need to find out about replacement teeth at some point in our lives. It could happen early on for you, especially if you are keen on sports and don’t wear a mouth guard. Or you could come off your bike on the way to work. Or maybe, some of your teeth are just giving up after many long years of faithful chewing and biting service. Whatever the cause of the tooth loss and however old you are, it pays to look into replacing them with dental implants in Bromley.

Dental Implants in BromleyAt Bromley Dental Practice, we are always delighted when our patients choose to replace lost teeth with dental implants in Bromley. We know that by doing so, they are opting for the most effective way of replacing lost teeth.

Implants and cost

Some people may be put off by the cost of dental implants, but if you are going to have dental implants for a long time, they can even work out as the same price or even cheaper than the alternatives, which have to be replaced every few years. If you’ve got say, 30 years before you are likely to pass on, then you could be looking at having to replace dentures or bridges up to 6 times in that period. And with dentures, you may even have to have them relined every year as your gums and jawbone shrink away underneath them.

Dental implants in Bromley, on the other hand, can last for at least 15 years. If you take good care of them, which is easy to do, then you can expect the posts to last for decades. There are early implant users who have now had them for more than 50 years. You may well have to replace the porcelain crown, as these do wear out.

Implants and care

Brush and floss carefully twice a day, and visit the hygienist regularly for deep cleans. That’s all you have to do to maintain your dental implants.

Come and find out more.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Why pay extra for dental implants in Bromley?

If you have just lost some teeth, whether you are young and it was in an accident or you are older and their loss was more expected, then you are now faced with having to decide which way to replace them. Perhaps you have a choice between all 3 options: dentures, a fixed bridge or dental implants in Bromley. They differ wildly in cost. Dentures and bridges will set you back a few hundred pounds, dental implants cost a couple of thousand each. It’s a massive difference. Is it worth the outlay?

Dental Implants in BromleyAt Bromley Dental Practice, we think it is, and we’d like to tell you why:

Stability

The big difference between dental implants in Bromley and the other 2 methods of restoration is they way they get their stability. Dental implants are fixed into the jaw like natural teeth. This means that, once they have integrated with the jawbone, dental implants can chew anything that natural teeth can tackle. Get dentures instead and your food choices are severely limited as you will only have about 25% of your natural chewing power.

Bridges are more stable, but they get that by piggybacking on existing teeth, which have to be drastically reduced in size to be converted into buttresses for the bridge, effectively making them unusable as natural teeth ever again. Bit of a waste, we think.

More stability also means no embarrassing moments of wobbliness in your mouth, so you can relax and be spontaneous without ever having to worry that your false teeth will let you down.

Longevity

Dental implants last a long, long time. At least 15 years, but usually decades. This means that over time, the initial outlay for dental implants in Bromley can equalise with the repeated outlay for replacing worn-out dentures and bridges, which tends to happen every 5-10 years. It must be said that crowns on dental implants in Bromley may need replacing, but if you look after the implants really well, making sure to do everything, such as brushing, flossing and hygienist sessions, to avoid getting gum disease, then they can last for the rest of your life.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Dental implants in Bromley: the best we can give you

Getting dental implants in Bromley with us at Bromley Dental Practice means you will be getting replacement teeth that are the best dentistry has to offer in terms of restorations.

What you want if you need to get one, a few or all of your teeth replaced is new teeth that behave as well as the ones you have just lost. You also want as little hassle as possible when it comes to looking after them, and the knowledge that you, and only you, will know that these are not your original teeth.

Dental Implants in BromleyBe in safe hands

When you come to us for dental implants in Bromley, you are in very safe hands indeed. Our visiting implant surgeon, Michel Heidweiller, has been a dentist for more than 30 years, working with dental implants for the last 25 years and has placed way more than 3,000 implants. Choose Bromley Dental Practice for dental implants in Bromley and you are choosing a top-drawer experience.

What about pain?

It is a myth that dental implant surgery is painful to go through. Firstly, the implants go into the jawbone, where there are very few nerves with which to transmit pain signals. We also make sure that the whole area is completely numb with a local anaesthetic before we start work on you. We appreciate that it’s not just pain that makes getting dental implants a challenge if you are a nervous patient. That’s why we can also offer you sedation, which acts to deeply relax you, along with being numb.

When you leave, we send you off with painkillers and suggest that you also take anti-inflammatories, so the few days after implant surgery are easy to get through.

What about maintenance?

Taking care of your dental implants could not be easier. You just need to treat them as you would your own precious natural teeth. Dental implants need to be brushed and flossed twice a day to remove plaque. Regular visits to the hygienist for a deep clean are also vital. If you do all that, you can expect your implants to last a very long time.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Restore your smile with dental implants in Bromley

If you have one or multiple gaps in the teeth, surely the idea of smiling with a mouthful of teeth again fills you with excitement? However, if you are considering dental implants in Bromley, the prospect can be as daunting as it is exciting. The idea of someone poking around your mouth with tools is enough to make anyone feel a bit on edge, so it’s no wonder if the prospect of having dental implants fitted is a bit scary.

Dental Implants in BromleyHere at Bromley Dental Practice, we are here to make your whole experience of going for dental implants in Bromley as efficient and comfortable as possible. That begins with giving you the information you need so you know what dental implants are all about.

The first stage

The first stage of going for dental implants is coming for a check-up with us here at Bromley Dental Practice, to ensure that you are suitable for treatment. If you are in good general health, the chances are you will be. However, we need to take x-rays of your mouth to check that there is enough bone in the jaw to support the new implant.

The treatment

The implant itself is a small titanium screw that is drilled into the jawbone. This is left to heal, allowing the bone and blood vessels to mesh with the implant so it becomes part of the jaw and provides a long-term replicant of the root of the tooth. Crowns, bridges and dentures can then be fixed onto them.

During treatment, you will be given a local anaesthetic to help numb the pain. Any pain after treatment can usually be calmed with over-the-counter medication such as paracetamol.

Looking after your new teeth

It is a good idea to avoid hot food immediately after the surgery, as it may take a while for the local anaesthetic to wear off. It might be a good idea to stick to liquid foods for roughly a week after treatment, as the implant is still fresh and needs to heal properly. Most people stick to soft foods while the implant is integrating over the next few weeks.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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The confidence boosting cosmetic dentist in Bromley

How do you feel about yourself? Do you think you are amazing? Do you think you are pretty cool? Do you breeze through life smiling at everyone and enjoying how everyone smiles back? Or do you shuffle through life, never bearing your teeth in a big fat grin, laughing with your hand over your mouth? You do? And how does that make you feel?

Cosmetic Dentist in BromleyAt Bromley Dental Practice, we’re willing to bet that it doesn’t make you feel all that good. Maybe you even have an idea that you might be missing out on something more than just great teeth, something about gliding through life that you see others who do have great teeth being able to do.

The secret of the smile

Your smile, should you choose to use it, is your best non-verbal communication tool. It says ‘hello! I am your friend!’ in a language so old it was invented before speech. It’s so old that people are hardwired to respond to a good grin with feelings of reciprocal friendliness and a big smile back and readiness to help. That’s the secret of a good smile, it actually smooths the way for you, opening doors to opportunities that can seem impossibly locked if you have teeth that stop you from smiling.

You need the cosmetic dentist in Bromley

Your cosmetic dentist in Bromley, here at Bromley Dental Practice, can give you the ideal smile for you, one that fits your face and looks great, but entirely natural. We have a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can be used separately or together to transform your smile.

If you just have one or two little things that need fixing, maybe a chip here, or a slight twist or a bit of staining, you can have cosmetic treatments individually as and when you need them.

But, if your smile needs a real rescue, then a smile makeover, which looks at the state of your teeth and also how they sit in your mouth and how they are framed in your face, is what you need.

Why not book a consultation with the cosmetic dentist in Bromley and find out what we can do for you?

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Whose teeth? Your teeth!

Everyone who has ever lost their teeth has a big fear about their replacements. That fear is that it will be obvious that they are not their real teeth. Ideally, it should never cross anyone’s mind that your replacement teeth are not real, and the best way to make sure of that is to get dental implants in Bromley.

Dental Implants in BromleyThe big giveaway with false teeth, especially with dentures, is that they wobble around in your mouth when you speak or laugh, and they aren’t strong enough to let you bite into and chew quite a few different foods, so you end up on a soft food diet.

In Bromley, dental implants are not going to wobble or slide around in your mouth because they are fixed into your jawbone on tapered posts or screws. This is the big secret: dental implants replace the whole tooth, not just the crown but the root as well. Having a root is what makes our teeth stable.

The other thing that can be a giveaway is the crowns. They need to look like real teeth. The crowns on dental implants in Bromley are made by highly-skilled technicians. They use dental porcelain, which has the same light-reflecting qualities as natural teeth. The porcelain is coloured to blend in with the rest of your teeth and the technicians shape it so that your new teeth blend in with the rest of your teeth. If you have lost all your teeth, a good technician, like the ones we use, can recreate them from old photos, or from impressions if you have one.

Dental implants: the process

We insert dental implants under local anaesthetic. We put in the posts first and then leave them for several weeks until they have integrated with the jawbone. Then we put the crowns on. One dental implant can hold up to 3 crowns on a bridge and we have techniques to replace an entire arch of teeth on just 4 implants. Once in place, all you need to do is brush and floss carefully twice a day and have regular hygienist visits to keep gum disease at bay.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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What do you need from the cosmetic dentist in Bromely?

How are your teeth looking these days? Are you totally happy with them and the overall impression they make when you smile? We hope so. If you are not and you find yourself suppressing your grin, or hiding it behind your hand, you are doing yourself out of some great feel-good chemicals and the chance to make new friends.

Cosmetic Dentist in BromleyAt Bromley Dental Practice, the cosmetic dentist in Bromley, we can tell you all about what happens when you use your lovely smile to its full advantage. On the inside, your body releases doses of serotonin and dopamine, two natural chemicals that make us feel really good. On the outside, other people see that smile and are hard-wired by evolution to respond to it with a smile and a desire to be your friend in some way. Going for a job interview? Use your smile! At a party full of strangers? Grin at them and turn them into friends.

Of course, if there are things you don’t like about your smile, that’s hard advice to follow. Fortunately, most smile-related issues can be fixed with treatments from the cosmetic dentist in Bromley.

Veneers

These are thin, tooth-coloured sheaths of porcelain that go over the front of your teeth to cover over imperfections such as chips, cracks, discolourations and even mild twists and gaps. They can last for at least 10 years if you look after them well.

Cosmetic braces

Braces designed to be discreet and lightweight, even invisible. They are often used to align mild problems with the most visible teeth at the front of the mouth. Depending on the issue, treatment times vary.

White fillings

You can get your amalgam fillings replaced with white composite fillings that are now as strong and durable as silver. White fillings can be sculpted to give you back the shape of your tooth.

Teeth whitening

An almost instant lift to your teeth is to have them whitened in the dental clinic in around an hour. Whitening removes surface stains and can also be carried out at a gentle pace at home.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Do you know what to do in a dental emergency?

Losing a tooth is a horrible experience, we all hope that it will not happen to us. However, it’s a relatively common problem and if it should happen to you, it is good to know what your options are in a dental emergency. If you’ve lost one or more teeth in an accident, it is really important that you get to us as quickly as possible. We offer emergency dental assistance here at Bromley Dental Practice. It is a same day service you can use for dental emergencies such as a toothache, broken teeth or knocked out teeth.

Dental Implants in BromleyIf you have had a tooth knocked out, please keep it and bring it with you to us as quickly as possible. There is a chance that your tooth could be re–inserted; it all depends on how bad your injury is. Keep the tooth clean, try not to touch the root of the tooth to avoid damaging it. Your dentist will be able to assess the damage and get your tooth back in if it’s possible.

But if we can’t put them back

Dental implants in Bromley are one way to fix a missing tooth that is reliable, strong, safe and aesthetically looks great. When fitted by an experienced dental implant dentist they will look, feel and act just like natural teeth. If you have lost a tooth, it is good to get Bromley dental implants fitted as quickly as possible to avoid any further damage to your mouth.

Each tooth in your mouth is in balance with the rest of your teeth. If one of these is lost, its neighbouring teeth can be in trouble. They are in danger of shifting, moving towards the gap that has been left behind. You can also experience jawbone deterioration in cases of tooth loss. When your jawbone has no tooth attached to it, it becomes redundant and starts to deteriorate in a relatively short time. Leaving a missing tooth untreated for too long can make it harder to treat, as the weakened bone may not be able to retain dental implants.

If you are missing a tooth, visit us today for dental implants in Bromley.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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Have you heard of Cerec one visit smiles?

It can be hard to find time for a dental issue such as replacing a crown, getting a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, or having veneers fitted. As a cosmetic dentist in Bromley, we know that procedures such as these can take multiple appointments, and that can mean a lot of time out of your busy schedule. This is where Cerec makes a difference at our cosmetic dentist in Bromley.

Cosmetic Dentist in BromleyIntroducing Cerec: digital, same day dental restoration technology

Cerec is a modern machine that we have here at Bromley Dental Practice. It allows complex dental procedures to be carried out in a single appointment, this includes crowns, veneers or onlays, which can be available on the spot and in very little time. No more waiting to have your dental implants or veneers crafted by technicians, no more temporary fixes whilst your permanent restorations are being made. Just one appointment, one permanent restoration.

How does Cerec work at the cosmetic dentist in Bromley?

Step 1

We will digitally scan your mouth with our small Cerec hand-held scanner. You will not feel any pain during this process. After the scan is complete we will be able to see a full colour, 3D image of your teeth.

Step 2

Next, we will use the Cerec digital port to design a perfect restoration for you. This restoration will be a perfect fit for your mouth in size, shape and colour. There should be no need to modify the restoration once it is in place. When your digital restoration is ready, we will send it to our Cerec milling machine. The milling machine will create your restoration from ceramic material right there and then whilst you are still there.

Step 3

Your restoration is ready. It has been precisely and digitally crafted to be a perfect fit and match for you. Now all we need to do is fit it into your mouth. The result? A natural-looking tooth restoration that nobody will be able to spot. It will look just like your own natural tooth. Your new restoration is durable and made of tooth–coloured ceramic to match your natural tooth structure, colour and shape.

Find out how Cerec can help you today.

Bromley Dental Practice

Zaki graduated from University of Bristol 1999 and has practiced in Kent since then. He is passionate about dentistry and providing the highest standard of care for patients, at the same time, he keeps himself at the cutting edge of modern dental techniques.

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