At Bromley Dental Practice we offer many restorative treatments to address our patients’ needs. One of our most popular treatments that patients undergo is dental implant surgery. When patients experience tooth loss this can have a detrimental effect on their wellbeing. Dental implants are a permanent solution which are made to attach to the jaw. This mimics real teeth, however the replacement teeth will either be in the form of a crown, denture or bridge. Dental implants Bromley look and function in the same way as real teeth, they are set in place to replace any missing teeth with long-lasting artificial ones. This solution is a safe procedure and gives patients the ability to eat and chew as they please. If this treatment is something of interest to you, call or contact our team about dental implants Bromley.
What happens when you lose your natural teeth?
When an individual loses one or multiple natural teeth, the jawbone and the tissue surrounding them begins to disappear over the course of time. When an implant is secured and fused into the jaw this will help to stimulate the remaining bone to grow. Dental implants Bromley help restore the natural function of teeth so that a patient is able to eat, chew and bite properly, meaning that many digestive problems can be rectified too. Many patients worry about their dentures falling out, however with dental implants there will be no need to worry. These implants will be firmly attached for a lifetime, therefore there is no need to opt for a soft food diet.
Side effects of undergoing dental implant surgery
It is important to note that with every procedure an assessment must be made to see whether you can apply as a suitable candidate. Therefore, it is imperative to attend an initial consultation with us at the practice. There are some potential complications that can occur, however with every surgery this risk is always present. The most common side effects can include infection, however the possibility of an infection can be minimised if precautions are taken beforehand and your overall health is assessed in advance. It is also highly significant that you follow the dental surgeon’s advice for the appropriate aftercare. An infection can vary in severity depending on the location. For instance, an individual may develop a bacterial infection and this will require antibiotics, however, if the bacterial infection is found within the bone, it may require removal of some bone tissue, but this is a rare occurence.
The lifetime benefits of dental implants
Although this treatment is invasive the results are very often permanent. There are various benefits when going through with this dental procedure. One of the biggest benefits of receiving dental implants is that the implants are easy to maintain. No special product is required to care for the implants, the only care that is required is the usual brushing and flossing of the teeth. A patient’s normal dental routine will not need to be changed as the aftercare of implants is the same as caring for natural teeth. It is very important to look after the teeth and gums and maintain good oral health. There is a common misconception that artificial teeth do not need to be cleaned, however this is far from the truth, implants can develop plaque just like normal teeth.