Get a new look with dental implants in Bromley

Whether you are about to have a number of teeth extracted, have been used to living with a bridge or even a full set of dentures, there is an option for you to replace missing teeth (however many that may be) with dental implants in Bromley. Achieve a new look and a transformed smile that not only works perfectly but re-establishes confidence in your day to day living because we at Bromley Dental Practice understand just how low your confidence and mental health can get if you are self-conscious about your teeth and we want to restore them in order to get you back to living in full abundance.


Why implants are your best option

Let’s start with the obvious; a loose set of dentures are always at risk of falling out at inopportune moments, it makes eating certain foods or even laughing a risky business when you are in public. Patients who have been living with dentures know what it means to always be thinking about what activities would make their teeth fall out causing a great deal of embarrassment which is something everyone wants to avoid. This can lead to a hesitation towards or even avoidance of partaking in activities and even eating foods that were once loved, this is no way to live and with dental implants in Bromley, we hope to change all of that.

Aside from the mental health issues that go along with avoidance behavior, there is an underlying physical problem that occurs when there are one or a few teeth missing and this is bone loss. The human body is capable of many things, including reabsorbing bone it no longer needs, the jaw bone is there to hold the teeth in place and therefore the teeth give it something to latch onto, but when we are missing teeth due to injury, decay or simply old age, the jaw bone no longer serves the body so it begins to dissolve, causing the face to appear sunken and old.

Both these issues are serious but both are avoidable with implants, in fact they are reversible. By having a set of fixed implants which secure false teeth neatly in place, you will be able to partake in activities and enjoy all the foods you would normally have without worrying about your teeth falling out. Also, your jaw bone will once again have something to latch onto and is encouraged to grow back thanks to the titanium used for the implant which human bone tissue loves to grow on.

The procedure

This is an intense surgical procedure that can last a few hours if multiple dental implants in Bromley are needed, but as with all dental procedures you will not feel a thing as your mouth will be made numb and, if you are particularly nervous, we can even provide you with a sedative that will help you relax.

The implant dentist will carefully cut open the gum and drill into the bone in order to place the implant. Then the gum will be stitched up and you will be provided with a temporary bridge or denture in order to return home for a few months while the bone healing process takes place. We will then secure the implant to the jaw enough to fix a false tooth or set of dentures to.

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.


Closing gaps with Invisalign in Bromley

While there are a number of options out there for orthodontic care and cosmetic treatments that help the appearance of your smile, if you are looking for a safe and non-invasive solution to close the gaps between your teeth then Invisalign in Bromley may be able to help you. We at Bromley Dental practice know how self-conscious people can be about their teeth and gaps can make you look older and open you up to infection, which is why an invisible, non-surgical solution is a better option to unsightly traditional braces.


Diastema or gaps in the teeth

This condition refers to gaps in the teeth and can form anywhere in the mouth but is most often seen in the front teeth, particularly between the top two front teeth. It is difficult to pinpoint a cause but often it is due to someone’s teeth being too small for their jaw bone, so spaces grow between them. This is normally a hereditary issue, with the same gaps seen in parents as well as their children. It can also be caused by an overgrowth of gum tissue between the teeth, in which case a laser can be used to first trim away this tissue before you undertake orthodontic treatment.

In the past, braces were used to pull the teeth into the correct position so that they fit snugly next to one another, but this takes a long time and doesn’t look very appealing, especially for adults. With the invention of Invisalign in Bromley, we are able to gently push your teeth into position over a shorter period of time than it takes with traditional braces and achieves the same result.


This treatment can take less than 4 months to close small gaps in your teeth, for more complicated cases of crowding and misalignment it may take longer, depending on the individual. One thing is guaranteed, it is almost completely invisible. No one will see that you have an aligner in your mouth as it is completely clear and clips perfectly onto your teeth. But how is this achieved if each person is different?

The secret lies in the innovative 3D scanning technology that analyses your teeth and creates a 3D model of them on a computer, which means no gooey molds. The computer then creates a simulation of how your teeth are expected to move over time and is able to 3D print the aligners to custom fit you at each point in your treatment time in order to shift your teeth in exactly the right way to close the gap. Invisalign in Bromley can transform your smile and close the gaps which are making you feel self-conscious in order to give you the healthy teeth you’ve been wanting. Clear aligners are becoming the preferred choice for orthodontics the world over as they cost less and take less time than traditional braces.

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.


A guide to dental implants in Bromley

The unfortunate reality of a missing or broken tooth could result in a loss of confidence and no small amount of personal embarrassment. Even a set of dentures for those of you who have tried to hide missing teeth may cause you some discomfort and insecurity when it comes to speaking or even eating in public. Getting dental implants in Bromley, here at the Bromley Dental Practice can bring back quality of life as well as your former confidence by getting implants that fit securely in your jawbone to support a convincing and secure set of crowns or bridges so that your life can go back to normal.


Where dental implants started

Implants today come from centuries worth of testing and learning, you can be confident that dentists have been improving this procedure well past what you may even know about your own family tree. Evidence of the ancient Chinese having used bamboo pegs to replace missing teeth has been discovered, as well as similar evidence from the ancient Egyptians. But it wasn’t until the 1960s that the procedure we use today was first invented and the research that has been done since has given us the immensely successful results published in many studies.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants in Bromley are small titanium posts or screws that are planted and embedded into your jawbone. Titanium is very tough and has a high tensile strength which makes it the preferred material for this procedure, it is also the only metal that isn’t rejected by the human body, in fact, bone loves to grow and fuse with it. The implants act like the root of a tooth to hold not only the tooth but the bone itself in place.

The procedure

We offer sedation for nervous patients, those of you who have anxieties about being at the dentist or having surgery can have it performed while sleeping. The surgery in question can take from 30 minutes for a single implant to 3-4 hours for multiple implants but wherever your needs may be, the surgery itself remains the same.

The dentist will numb the area that needs to be worked on even if you are sedated, our aim is  to not cause you pain but to improve your quality of life. Once the area is ready a small incision will be made in the gum in order to expose the bone, in some cases a tooth will first need to be removed. Once the dentist has made space for the implant with drills and other special tools, the titanium screw is then inserted and the area is stitched up. It will then be up to your body to heal, as the bone needs to grow around the implant, this can take 6-8 months to occur before permanent dentures, crowns, or bridges can be attached.

Will I ever have gaps?

Never. Immediately after surgery, you will be fitted with a set of temporary crowns or bridges, you will need to handle these with care over the course of the healing period and be mindful of the foods you eat but we will never leave you with embarrassing gaps when you get 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.


Getting ready for a wedding at a cosmetic dentist in Bromley

Planning for your big day often takes months, if not years and whether you are the bride or groom, one of the parents or a member of the wedding party, chances are you want to look your absolute best for the photos. Because while photoshop can fix a few things here and there, nothing can fake a genuine and confident smile.  At Bromley Dental Practice, your cosmetic dentist in Bromley, we offer you and your wedding party the opportunity to get that winning smile long before the photos are taken so that you can step into the big day with confidence and a beautiful smile worth preserving forever.


Dental Implants:

Time needed – 6-8 months

Although this is the most invasive and time-consuming procedure to get a great smile, if you have dentures that you feel uncomfortable with or are missing a few teeth then implants are the better option for replacing teeth to look good in wedding photos. Dental Implants are titanium screws that are placed into the jaw bone, the recovery time needed for the bone to fuse to the screws is usually 6-8 months before permanent crowns, bridges or dentures can be securely fitted. However, should an accident happen closer to the big day and a single tooth is knocked out, it is possible to replace that tooth with an implant and convincing replica to ensure that there are no gaps in your precious memories.


Time needed – 6 months

This treatment is for people with crooked teeth and malocclusions, clear aligners can fix a bad bite as well as straighten out teeth or bring them closer together if they have spaces between them. A set of custom aligners will be made for you to change out every 1-2 weeks leading up to the wedding without having the extra expense or effort of constantly going to the dentist for an adjustment. The best part of a clear aligner is that no one will even notice you wearing one as it gently pushes your teeth into place over a few months. On average people undergo treatment for 6 months, some are complete in less time, others in more, consult with the cosmetic dentist at Bromley on the time you have until the wedding and what can be realistically achieved.


Time needed – 2 appointments

Porcelain veneers are a coverup for less than perfect teeth. They can hide a multitude of problems like stained or chipped teeth as well as crooked teeth. If you do not have the time to wait for Invisalign to work then porcelain veneers are a good solution to getting that winning smile you are no doubt picturing in your mind. A tooth coloured ceramic ‘shell’ is placed over the teeth to create an aligned and pretty effect, this treatment is permanent so there is no going back once you’ve decided to get it done but they can last years if you look after them properly and they will not stain like tooth enamel does.


Time needed – a single appointment

Like porcelain veneers but faster, CEREC is able to create veneers, crowns and the like all while you wait patiently in the dentist’s chair. You won’t have to come back for a second appointment as most other veneers are created in a dental lab and then shipped to the dentist after your first consultation at a cosmetic dentist 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.


Dental implants in Bromley, the solution to an unfortunate accident

Unfortunately, accidents happen; whether you fell down the stairs, got into an altercation or were involved in some other kind of mishap that resulted in a severe knock to the face, it has still caused a tooth to come loose and fall out. We at Bromley Dental Practice understand that this can be a very distressing situation for many people, but would like you to rest assured that with dental implants in Bromley, the solution to fixing the new gap in your smile is tried and tested and can make your smile look just like new again.


The danger of missing a tooth

Even just losing one tooth can create a host of problems in your mouth that you may be unaware of. If a front tooth gets knocked out the obvious main concern is that your smile is affected and you may lose a lot of confidence because of it, and if a back molar falls out, you may have issues with chewing; but what is more concerning than either of these things is the knock-on effect it will have on the other teeth. When space opens up between teeth it gives the other teeth an opportunity to move and shift and even to become infected.

What the root of a secure tooth does when it is anchored in the jaw is support the bone structure, if the root is pulled out, you will begin to lose bone mass in that area over time and it will become more difficult to get an implant to secure itself in place. The loss of bone mass will begin to change the shape of your face, making your cheeks appear sunken and aged, due to a loss of fullness, but all this can be avoided with dental implants in Bromley.

The single implant

For some people more than one tooth needs replacing, sometimes it’s a whole row, but in the case of an injury resulting in a single missing tooth, your surgery won’t take as long as a major smile replacement, and the healing time will be much quicker.

Once the dentist has made sure the area is clear of debris and is properly prepared for the implant, they will then place the titanium implant into the bone and sew the gum shut once more. Then a temporary tooth is attached to the area, so that you won’t need to worry about your aesthetics while you wait a few months for the bone to fuse with the implant.

At your final appointment, your dentist will check that the fusion process has worked correctly and if the implant is stable then a more permanent tooth is fixed to the abutment which is attached to the implant.

By restoring your mouth to its most natural state, you can boost your confidence with a winning smile that allows you to eat, talk and laugh as you normally used to prior to the accident, also there is no change in lifestyle with dental implants in Bromley. You can clean your teeth as usual, in fact, you may very probably forget that you even have an implant and prosthetic, due to how well they fit and function inside your mouth.

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.


Can I get porcelain veneers at a cosmetic dentist?

Some of us would like to enhance our smile with as little effort as possible, for some people it may be stained teeth while others are trying to fill a gap. While there are other options like bleaching and braces, there is a quicker more appealing route in the form of veneers. We at Bromley Dental Practice understand that your time is important and perhaps you are even close to an event like a wedding and you feel you need something done about your smile and quick, a cosmetic dentist in Bromley should be your first stop when it comes to taking care of the aesthetics of your teeth.


What is a porcelain veneer?

Made from dental porcelain, veneers are a prosthetic device that can be prescribed and used by a cosmetic dentist in Bromley. A single veneer can be used to fix a single tooth that may be discoloured, become decayed or have completely come out, but in most cases, many people prefer to have a bright Hollywood smile with multiple teeth created, which is often known as a smile makeover.

Veneers can treat a few different things

Small teeth – many people have this problem, some experience it with the top teeth while others the bottom row of teeth. This means that there will be gaps between the teeth that may not be fixed from orthodontic treatments like braces, however, multiple veneers can completely close these spaces, creating a uniform smile without any gaps.

Worn teeth – Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth, whether it’s from years of use or severe teeth grinding that results in a prematurely aged appearance. Veneers can lengthen teeth once more no matter if they have been shortened by wear.

Crooked teeth – teeth that are malpositioned and appear crooked can be covered by veneers to create a straight looking smile without orthodontics.

Discolouration – yellow teeth that struggle to whiten with bleaching can be covered with porcelain veneers at your cosmetic dentist in Bromley. As the colour of each tooth can be custom made to brighten the underlying tooth and match the rest of the teeth or renew all of them if needs be. As well as providing you with a uniform colour, shape, and symmetry, veneers can fill in the black triangles that form between teeth that are caused by gum recession.

The process

While your custom porcelain veneers are being made, temporary ones will be used, the temporaries can help with sensitivity and they look just as good as real teeth. These are really important to help you decide on the final design of the veneers for both comfort and aesthetics.

Veneers are an elegant solution to a visual dental problem and can last 13-25 years depending on how you care for them, they are not reversible so the decision to get them needs to be a firm one, but the treatment only takes place over two appointments and they look like natural teeth with the added benefit of not being able to stain.

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.


Should I get dental implants in Bromley?

If you have one or several missing teeth then it is time to consider getting dental implants in Bromley. The longer you leave it the more likely the chances are of developing other dental issues that go beyond the aesthetic. We, at Bromley Dental Practice, have a list of options to suit your individual tooth replacement needs and will get you back to having the confident smile you deserve. However before going to your initial appointment we would like to answer as many questions as possible for you, to help put your mind at ease.


What are dental implants?

Dental implants in Bromley are titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone, which mimic the root of a natural tooth. They anchor a false tooth in the mouth with great long-lasting success in the majority of cases, supporting natural looking prostheses for many years.

Dental implants are an important option for replacing missing teeth, because they support the jaw structure, thus avoiding any changes in the facial shape or sunken looking jaws that will make you look older than you are. They are not just there to fill the gap in a smile, although they work seamlessly for that purpose, they are created for overall dental health and longevity helping you continue with life unimpeded. With these implants, you will be able to enjoy all the foods you desire and continue to take care of your oral health in the long run.

What do they feel like?

The surgery itself is performed under local anaesthetic ensuring that you go through the procedure with minimal to no discomfort, it is considered to be gentle, as no force is used as in the case with tooth removal surgery where some force is necessary. Once the implant is in place, the gum will be closed to allow the healing process to take place, and once the swelling goes down after a few days it will feel completely normal.

After surgery

It is normal to feel a little tender after the anaesthetic wears off, and for a few days it is advised that you chew away from the site of the new implant. In the case where a bridge is attached on the same day as the implant surgery, a diet of soft foods will be recommended for a short while. A course of antibiotics and mouthwash will be prescribed to ensure that infection does not occur and about two weeks after surgery you will visit your dentist again for a post-operative check-up, to see how well you are healing and to remove any stitches.

It will take a few months for your bone to fuse to the implant, but in that time a temporary tooth, crown, or bridge will be fixed into place, so that you may go about your life with confidence while you wait for your body to heal.

Consult your dentist about your options for dental implants in Bromley and the many benefits you will receive for taking care of your oral health in this way.

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.


What can I expect from a cosmetic dentist in Bromley?

Cosmetic dentistry aims to give you a smile to a standard that makes you confident and happy. It can change your teeth from crooked and dull, to straight and gleaming, taking you from awkward and uncomfortable to self-assured and at ease with your appearance. Bromley Dental understands that, as an adult, getting your teeth fixed can be a daunting thought if you think about having a full set of metal front teeth braces. However we want you to know that there are other options available to you, to help you get the smile you want with more discretion through your cosmetic dentist in Bromley.


What are my options?

If you’re wondering how to better your smile in order to boost your confidence in the workplace, at social gatherings or for social media there are many things you can do to enhance your appearance, ranging from a simple deep clean to orthodontic treatments.

Cleaning – a deep professional clean from a hygienist at your cosmetic dentist in Bromley can do wonders for the overall health and look of your teeth, it is an excellent place to start when you want to have some more work to improve their appearance.

White fillings – gone are the days where metal fillings glint in your mouth – unless you’re a rapper with a platinum grill.  If you need a filling now we can offer a white option that is unnoticeable, no matter where it’s placed in the mouth. We can also replace any dark fillings you may currently have to help make your smile pearly white.

Porcelain veneers – having stained or chipped teeth can be easy to cover up with veneers, that when placed over them, will make you look like you have a set of gorgeous white teeth even though you may be a habitual coffee drinker. Porcelain veneers let you cover up all manner of dental sins.

Teeth straightening – with invisible braces we can align your natural teeth in under a year, without anyone noticing that you are wearing any kind of appliance. A customised clear aligner will be fitted to your teeth to shift them in increments over time, it is completely removable for eating and brushing your teeth and won’t get in the way of your lifestyle. We also offer an Inman aligner that can straighten teeth remarkably quickly and is often used in preparation for veneer placements to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile.

Dental implants – are used to replace missing teeth with long term results, they are permanent, secure and often a better option instead of full dentures, as they do not stand the risk of falling out, thus allowing you to continue your life with confidence.

Teeth whitening – a simple solution to a brighter smile, teeth whitening can be performed professionally at your cosmetic dentist in Bromley, or at home with a kit you can get from your dentist. It is an affordable way of making a subtle change with noticeable differences. Teeth whitening procedures can be done before veneers and implants are created for your mouth, as they can then be matched to your new whiter teeth.

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.


Implant retained dentures

Throughout our lives, our teeth may undergo damage from accidents or things such as tooth decay which causes them to be severely damaged or perhaps even to become entirely missing. When an individual tooth does go missing, this is when Dental Implants in Bromley can help. Dental Implants in Bromley can replace missing or severely damaged teeth, and provide a new, prosthetic tooth that is made out of durable materials such as metal or porcelain to act as a substitute for an old tooth. However, it is also worth thinking about what happens when many or perhaps all of our teeth are broken down or lost. As it turns out, dental implants in Bromley can still be a helpful treatment for those of us who have lost all our teeth. More specifically, a dental implant treatment known as Implant Retained Dentures. This process combines dental implants with the use of dentures to give patients a new set of natural looking and feeling teeth. Today we’ll take a look at implant retained dentures and their treatment process, as well as what potential benefits getting this treatment can have.


If you do end up deciding that you would like to have implant retained dentures for yourself, then you may wish to consider coming to the Bromley Dental Practice for your treatment. Here at the Bromley Dental Practice, we have a team of skilled and caring staff who listen to you, who give you the time and consideration you need to ask questions needed to decide upon treatment. Our track record, particularly the many 5-star reviews we have received on google, further demonstrate our proud reputation for delivering high quality dental treatment in a way that puts you first.

What are Implant retained dentures?

Implant retained dentures are dentures that are held in the mouth through the use of dental implants. They are designed to look and feel just like regular teeth, and there are a number of both cosmetic and health reasons that getting this treatment can be advantageous. Cosmetically speaking, implant retained dentures can be used to give you a great looking new smile with a natural aesthetic, which many recipients of this treatment have found to give them a boost in self-confidence. In terms of health benefits, implant retained dentures are held firmly in place by dental implants, which allows you to chew and break down food effectively. They are also able to distribute the force exerted by chewing evenly across the jawbone which helps to make chewing easier and helps the jawbone to stay in place. Some people have also found that having implant retained dentures helps them to have a clearer pattern of speech.

Implant retained dentures treatment

The implant retained dentures treatment requires a flap of gum to be lifted so that a socket can be inserted into the jawbone. A dental implant can then be fixed to the socket, and this stage of the treatment is then repeated to allow multiple dental implants to be fixed into the mouth (most often this will be two in the lower jaw and four in the upper jaw). What comes next is a process known as osseointegration, where the mouth is given time to heal – usually around three months – to allow the dental implants to properly integrate with the jawbone. Once this integration is complete, the implant retained dentures can be fixed on top of the dental implants which is usually done using a screw.

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.


What is cosmetic dentistry and why should I use it?

Cosmetic Dentist in Bromley is here for you when you are not happy with your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can be used to correct numerous aesthetic issues. This branch of dental work is used to improve the appearance of the teeth, gums and bite. The colour of the teeth can be changed, alongside their position, size and shape. This kind of dental work can improve the overall appearance of your smile. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, for whatever reason then you could get in contact to see what we could do for you and your smile. Many people are unhappy with how their teeth look and should be granted the chance to try and change that. In the next section of this article, we will run through what specific work you could look into having and then we will move onto the multitude of benefits that cosmetic dentistry can provide you with.


What is on offer?

Cosmetic Dentist in Bromley can offer a variety of different services, all of which can have a different impact on your smile. Invisible braces are an option that can move your teeth into a more desirable position. Many people do not wish others to know that they are undergoing dental work, with the invisible braces this is not an issue. Dental implants can be used to replace a missing tooth, or indeed, teeth. The implants are placed at the jawbone and specially designed crowns are attached, these crowns can be matched to the shape of your mouth perfectly and come in natural tooth shades, all this creates a natural-looking end result. Many patients also opt for the teeth whitening process, this can be used post-treatment to give your newly aligned smile a healthier glow or as a treatment of its own accord. White fillings are also an option that can be considered. Porcelain veneers can be used to improve the appearance of the teeth, stained or chipped teeth can be improved with this treatment. Cerec is a process of convenience that arises from advances in treatment. This process uses a state-of-the-art machine to mould permanent crowns, veneers or onlays quickly. Finally, The Inman Aligner is designed to correct relapse and misaligned teeth. It is mostly invisible and can be removed making it a very accessible treatment.

What are the benefits?

If you choose to have dental treatment by a Cosmetic Dentist in Bromley then you open up yourself to a number of different benefits. The main benefit would be that you could become happy with your smile again. A brighter, whiter smile is a benefit all in itself. A healthier mouth can be achieved through these numerous treatment options. If your mouth is in better shape then the risk of gum disease and other oral issues could be reduced. If your mouth becomes better aligned through these treatments then there are other health benefits, such as improved digestion via food being cut up more by better-placed teeth.

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.