For those of you with missing teeth, replacing them with one of the options available will be recommended to you by your dentist, in order to ensure that your emotional and physical health and wellbeing are supported.
It isn’t only your smile that benefits from a fully functional smile, but your general health too, as you are more inclined to eat better food and chew it for longer, so that you can properly digest food of good nutritional value to enhance your wellbeing.
There are advantages of all of the tooth replacement options available to you and your dentist is likely to recommend the best possible solution for you at any given time. For example, many people will discover that dental implants in Bromley will be the best option to replace one or some of their missing teeth, because of the long lasting and durable results that this treatment provides.
However, some individuals, who have health conditions such as gum disease, diabetes or bone conditions or who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy may need to have such conditions under control, or wait until the effects of their treatment have gone from their body, before they can undergo the minor surgical procedure required for this treatment.
In these cases, a bridge or dentures are often suitable choices and, in addition, are more affordable options which can be a factor of consideration as well.
Why would an implant be preferable?
As previously mentioned, many dentists will recommend dental implants in Bromley first and foremost to their patients, because of the advantages this style of tooth replacement has over other choices.
This treatment will last several decades if successful and some 98% of implants are, in fact, positive experiences for patients. This means that both younger and older individuals at our surgery can get almost a lifetime of use out of the treatment without needing to reinvest, making it for some a more cost-effective option than other less durable options.
The material used in the implant is titanium, which bonds to bone over time, allowing it to be the durable and long-lasting solution that it is. In addition to this, because your dental implants in Bromley replace the tooth root rather than just the visible part of the tooth, you are able to avoid the natural degradation of your jawbone which occurs when you use other tooth replacement options or opt for none at all.
Unfortunately, when your jawbone is no longer stimulated by natural teeth or with an appropriate replacement, then it will naturally recede over time, causing premature ageing and the destabilisation of surrounding teeth.
Dentures and other tooth replacement options that sit on top of the gums cannot provide the right kind of stimulation to encourage cell growth in the jawbone and therefore the bone will degrade, dentures will begin to slip and slide around in the mouth and surrounding teeth will be compromised over time. Only with an implant are you able to enjoy a healthy and robust smile again after you have lost one or more of your natural teeth. So if you think this is a good treatment option for yourself, we would be happy to help you to a fully restored smile.