Suffering from tooth loss?
Losing a tooth through accidental damage or natural causes can have a detrimental impact on your emotional wellbeing, your appearance and, in time, your overall oral health. Understanding the impact of tooth loss and how to get help is something that our team at Bromley Dental Practice deals with every day. So, let us help you on your journey to restoring your beautiful smile.
Why might oral implants suit you?
The first main things to understand are what dental implants in Bromley are and how they work.
Implants are small, titanium screws that are inserted into the jawbone, in turn stimulating the growth of the surrounding bone. The body is able to secure these screws in place creating an extremely sturdy base for a replenished tooth. Whilst reading this on paper may sound like a ghastly experience filled with pain and discomfort, it is far from it and the insertion of the screw into the jawbone causes only minimal discomfort during the healing process.
During the procedure, a local anaesthetic is applied to the area ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the process. No need to worry about your pain threshold levels or how much time to take off of work because, when you have dental implants in Bromley, you will be able to continue as normal with only minimal discomfort throughout the healing time.
Now, before any procedure takes place, our wonderful dental team at Bromley Dental Practice will ensure that you are a suitable candidate for it and that it will be the right solution to your tooth loss. To determine this, we will arrange a consultation for you during which we will not only discuss the procedure but also perform a physical examination, along with x-rays and digital scans. The examination will allow us to ensure that the jawbone has significant depth to hold onto the implant and that your oral hygiene is of a high standard. Both of these greatly impact the effectiveness of the dental implants in Bromley and, therefore, need to be taken into consideration.
Is insufficient jawbone depth a barrier to having implants?
Whilst having sufficient bone depth is of great importance to the success of the implants, it is great to know that there are ways to create the required depth using bone grafts. Using a piece of your own bone from another part of your body is often the preferred method due to significant advantages in healing. However, synthetic material can also be used, enabling patients to decide on which approach to take under the guidance of their dental team.
Filled with uncertainty and unsure what to do?
At no point will you be alone when making any of the important decisions. Our dental team at Bromley Dental Practice is here to guide you through each step of the process to ensure that it is the right one for you. After all, we will consistently work as a team throughout all of your dental work.