Replacing teeth with dental implants

At Bromley Dental Practice we go the extra step with restorative dentistry and offer dental implants in Bromley. So, we can replace teeth that have been lost perhaps decades ago!


Dental implants are becoming more and more popular at our clinic; public initial scepticism seems to be fading as oral implants become more common and those that have had them already readily spread the word about what it is like to live with an immobilized prosthetic.

Across the practice we have a great deal of experience and a substantial portfolio of past successful implantations. We aim to  provide the highest standard of care to our local community.

What are dental implants?

The dental implants we use in our clinic are a three-part system. The implant itself is a small titanium rod with a slightly tapered side when fully integrated into the jaw. The titanium implant is not visible as it is completely beneath the gum line. Attached to the implant is the connector, which is a two-sided component, allowing the semi-permanent attachment of an oral prosthetic to the titanium implant. This prosthetic could be a single tooth similar to a porcelain crown; alternatively, a pair of implants can be used to hold a bridge in place independently of any adjacent healthy teeth.

Five implants spread equally out across the arch of the mouth is considered sufficient to immobilise a full set of dentures. This has the advantage of supporting the denture and preventing it from moving therefore eliminating the chance of sores forming. Once a denture is immobile in such a way, it can no longer be removed for cleaning or overnight soaking, making the patient return to a twice-daily brushing routine for many patients. This is seen as a big improvement and a return to an earlier time when they used to regularly brush their natural teeth. It also makes their dentures feel more like a part of the patient’s body. And many patients also feel confident when it comes to consuming hard foods, laughing and talking without the concern of dentures coming loose.

Can I get oral implants?

Most people are suitable for receiving dental implants in Bromley but there are some counter-indicated conditions. For instance, special operations will have to be enacted if you are on blood thinners or have a transmissible blood disorder. There are conditions that will affect the overall treatment time as the integration of an implant into the jaw and this is dependent on the patient’s rate of bone growth; if you have a condition that reduces your rate of bone growth or bone density, implantation becomes more challenging but you would have to discuss your personal situation with our dentists in order to get a definitive answer. If you are curious about dental implants in Bromley for yourself or a loved one, please feel free to get in contact with the clinic and we will be happy to advise you further. We are happy to take queries by phone or by email.

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 consider dental implants?

Many people have missing teeth but are unsure about what treatment to use to remedy this, if this sounds like you, you are in the right place to receive the best help. If a patient is looking for Dental Implants in Bromley, then they should consider the Bromley Dental Practice.  Their implants have been specially designed to allow you to complete your smile again. There are many reasons why you should consider this treatment, not only for the aesthetic reasons of having a good looking smile. Having a complete smile will prevent issues from occurring in the future, such as gum disease. The structural integrity of the face can also be compromised due to missing teeth so having a complete smile can prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting. If you think that the implants could be for you and your smile, then you should read on to the next section to see how the implants are fitted.


How are implants fitted?

The Dental Implants in Bromley are fitted in a specific way so they last. These implants can be seen as an investment into your smile. These implants, if properly cared for, can last a long time and can look, act and feel like the tooth that you lost. The implants are fitted at the site in the jaw and given sufficient time to heal. The post that is left behind can be fitted with a crown, bridge or denture to complete the procedure. Your new crown, bridge or denture is matched to your surrounding teeth so your smile looks complete. Your dentist will work with you to determine if this treatment is the best choice for you. Your dentist will be there every step of the way to ensure that you are getting the correct support that you require. If you think that these implants could be the correct treatment for you, then you should consider reading on to see what you should do next to get the smile that you deserve.

What should I do next?

If you think that Dental Implants in Bromley could be the right choice for you, then you should consider getting in contact with us. We are always welcoming to new patients, we want to make all of our patients experience the best level of healthcare when they visit our practice. You can get in contact with us here at Bromley Dental Practice in a number of different ways. You will always be put first to ensure that you get the help that you need. You can call us directly or you can contact us through our website. Our website is a good place to read up about this treatment as well as other treatments that we offer. You will be invited for a consultation. We will use this time to get to know you and your smile so we can best put together a treatment plan for you. We look forward to hearing from you and being able to help you get one step closer to completing your smile again.

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.


Think oral implants are purely cosmetic? Health benefits of dental implants

In 2021, there are many ways to resolve the hindrance of a missing tooth or teeth.


As many people know, two of the most common methods utilized in dental care today are still dentures for an entire set of missing teeth and a bridge if you have a single tooth or a few teeth missing in a row.

But, sadly, these restoratives are not without fault and can still cause rubbing and sores to form on your gums when you wear them.

Luckily there is a way to bypass these issues while still getting the same visual effect that these prosthetics offer and that is with oral implants.

At Bromley Dental Practice, we are exceedingly proud to be able to offer our suitable patients dental implants in Bromley. Placed into your jaw, these clever little titanium screws fuse with your jaw, which allows us to then attach a single tooth or, in some cases, an entire set of dentures. Secured in place, your new teeth will not move and will last for well over 20 years!

But wait, there’s more! Here are some other benefits to help you decide if dental implants in Bromley are for you.

Better oral health

As we all know, accumulated plaque leads to cavities, decay and gum disease.

When you have a missing tooth or teeth, plaque and bacteria can accumulate in the gap. With dental implants in Bromley, the gap is filled permanently, allowing you to maintain great oral health.

Better general health

As before, gaps in the teeth have been linked to excessive amounts of plaque.

And excess amounts of plaque have been linked to a myriad of general health issues; everything from cancers to cardiovascular disease. This is because plaque can cause the gums to swell and become more porous, allowing bacteria to get into your body. Yikes!

So, having oral implants fitted will not only improve your smile and keep your oral health in top shape, but it will also reduce the likelihood of secondary issues forming.

Better sleep

When you have gaps in your teeth, especially your molars, you are more likely to grind your teeth when you sleep.

This can cause you to wake up in the night, can create recurrent headaches and migraines while also exacerbating stiff muscles. With all the gaps filled, your upper and lower jaw will sit together comfortably, allowing for better sleep.

Better diet

With missing teeth or even dentures, you may feel worried about eating certain foods like corn on the cob or apples.

But, as oral implants are fitted in place, look and feel like natural teeth, you can begin to vary your diet more, allowing for better nutritional intake!

Better digestion

And of course, more teeth equates to better digestion too. Chewing food correctly requires all of your teeth to be grinding together, to make the eaten food smaller and to make digestion easier. With gapped teeth, larger chunks reach the stomach and cause problems like acid reflux and indigestion.

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.


Have you read that dental implants fall out? 5 myths about implants debunked by Bromley Dental

When you have a missing tooth, you may have looked into having it fixed or restored in some way.


Of course, the regular options involving fitted bridges or even dentures if you have multiple teeth missing can be appealing and may have been the first options that sprung to your mind.

However, fitted bridges can put additional pressure onto the teeth they are attached to and, as you may have heard, dentures can move and wiggle, causing sore spots and ulcers to form along your gums. Oh, dear!

Luckily, in the last 10 years, a new restorative procedure has arisen and now, you may want to consider oral implants as a restorative treatment.

Our team at Bromley Dental Practice has helped many patients to restore their smiles using dental implants in Bromley and now, we can help you too! Affixed to your jaw, these prosthetic teeth will not move, allowing you to bite into food with full strength and chew without concerns relating to movement. They also look just like your natural teeth too! What more could you want from a restorative procedure?

But you may have heard some myths about dental implants in Bromley and here, our team debunk the most common 5 that we hear. Enjoy!

Implants are for young people

If you are in good health and have a high level of oral hygiene, then there is no upper age limit on our dental implants in Bromley!

In fact, to have the regular endosteal variety fitted, you need to have a strong jaw and healthy gum tissue. If you have these and don’t have any degenerative bone disorders, then it’s highly likely that you will be suitable for implants.

Getting implants is uncomfortable

No, it isn’t.

Firstly, our team at Bromley Dental will ensure that the area around where the implant is to be fitted is numbed before beginning the process, so you won’t feel a thing.

Secondly, although we cannot specify on any individuals discomfort levels, we have been told that once the numbing agents have worn off, the sensation is similar to an extraction and as such, it should be controllable with over the counter pain relief.

The surgery is risky

As there is no general anaesthetic involved, the risks associated with this surgery are minimal.

You will be awake for the entire procedure and, of course, the environment it is performed in will be completely sterilized.

They will fall out

It is highly unlikely that your implants will fall out.

However, if after a few weeks post-fitting you notice a sensation of movement related to your implants, contact our team for an urgent assessment. Early intervention may make the difference between you keeping or losing an implant.

Implants are too expensive for general people to afford

At Bromley Dental, we know money doesn’t grow on trees.

And as such, we are able to offer suitable patients financing options, which can help break down the finished cost of any cosmetic procedure into affordable, monthly instalments.

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.


Here’s why you need dental implants in Bromley

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.

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.


Are dental implants the right choice?

Dental implants are a popular option these days, but are they right for everyone? For anyone who is considering this treatment, there are a range of factors to consider. Here, we explore what implants actually are; address any concerns about discomfort; and discuss what our patients can expect when opting for dental implants here in our Bromley practice.


What are dental implants?

This is a treatment for the resolution of a missing tooth or teeth. They are primarily composed of a titanium screw that is used as a substitute for the root of the tooth. Titanium is used because it is biocompatible, meaning that the body readily accepts this material. The metal becomes part of the patient’s surrounding healthy tissue over time; allowing the implant to function as naturally as possible.

Implants are often chosen as a good alternative to dentures, and can be the best option for patients who are looking for a long-term and durable solution to a missing tooth or teeth.

Does it hurt to get the procedure done?

Here at Bromley Dental Practice, we understand that our patients may feel a little nervous about getting implants fitted. We do everything we can to ensure that patients feel at ease about improving their smile; including keeping the patient informed about every step of the process; answering any questions; and addressing any concerns or worries.

Most patients can expect minimal discomfort getting dental implants in Bromley. We use a local anaesthetic to numb the mouth, which minimises any feeling at all during the procedure. After the anaesthetic has worn off, some people experience a little discomfort, though this should resolve in a relatively short time. Within a couple of weeks, most patients have recovered well and the area into which the implant was fitted has healed nicely.

What can the patient expect?

Those considering implants should make an appointment at Bromley Dental Practice to discuss their options. We’ll set up a comprehensive consultation to make sure that this is the right treatment. The dentist will listen to any concerns, and ask questions about any difficulties as well as finding out about the general oral health of the patient. We might give you some x-rays or scans to get a clearer picture of your mouth and jawline.

Having conducted all the necessary investigations, and ensuring that this is the correct treatment for the patient on an individual basis, we will then create a personalised plan of action. We’ll explain what will happen before treatment, what to expect during the implant fitting, and what the after care plan will be.

Plan of action for those considering dental implants

Here at Bromley Dental, we offer a wide range of treatment options. Patients should read about how we can help, then make an appointment with us to talk about the best way to improve their smile. We are here to help every patient feel confident about their smile, and happy to allay any concerns or questions so that everyone has the best possible experience.

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.


Quick guide to Dental Implants treatments

As a modern dental clinic, we at Bromley Dental Practice focus on providing patients with a modern approach to high-quality dental care. One of the more impressive dental cosmetic treatments in our bouquet of dental solutions is Dental Implants in Bromley.


In our humble opinion, Dental Implants in Bromley has been a trailblazer in transforming the aesthetics and function of patients’ teeth. Simply put, the treatment uses artificial tooth roots that act as an anchor, holding the implant firmly in the jawbone. This reliable and versatile dental treatment option can be used to stunning effect to improve the appearance of teeth and works just as well to offer patients who have lost their natural teeth, a more stable and long-term solution to conventional missing teeth replacement options.

For patients wanting to fill in a missing tooth or multiple teeth but are put off by the traditional dental devices, here’s why we think you should get excited about Dental Implants in Bromley.

What to know about artificial tooth replacements

Unique construction

Taking a look at the way in which dental implants are structured, it is easy to see why this system has set the world of dentistry ablaze. There are two main components to artificial teeth implants that contribute to its success in delivering pleasing aesthetic results and function – an embedded metal screw-like root and the dental crown. These two components complement each other and give rise to a number of plus points that include: comfort, improved oral hygiene maintenance and confident bite function.

Qualifying criteria

One of the most frequent questions we hear from our patients at our dental practice is whether they are suitable for implant dentistry. Patient suitability is an important criteria, without it, the treatment is not guaranteed to be a success.

To determine suitability, we require patients to schedule a consultation appointment where our well-experienced implant dentists will thoroughly examine the patients’ mouths (x-rays may be needed) as well as oral and general health.

This step is critical for ensuring teeth, gums and jawbone are in optimal condition, and there is a greater chance of the implants being lost down the line. Patients may find that they will require additional dental care such as resolving gum issues or a bone graft to strengthen bone quality before being able to receive implantation.


Provided that they don’t need extra treatment to resolve underlying conditions, patients will find that receiving artificial teeth implants, simple and straightforward. A surgical procedure is needed to implant the metal root into the jawbone. The patient will then have to wait for the healing period which will allow the metal root to fuse into the jawbone and become a natural part of the mouth. It is only once this has taken place and all looks well that our implant dentist will then place a dental crown on top.

For further information on the length of treatment and the implantation process, it is best to contact us at Bromley Dental Practice for a consultation. Each patient’s case is different and we will need to conduct an oral examination first to provide you with more precise information.

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.


Why choose dental implants to replace missing teeth?

Dental Implants in Bromley give patients a chance to, once again, attain a sense of normality. As a modern, permanent tooth replacement option, this highly popular dental solution offers a number of incredible benefits that are hard to achieve with more traditional options of replacing a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. All of its plus points come from the way it is designed and how this helps improve teeth and gum health and overall function.


As a leading dental clinic that takes pride in delivering exceptional dental care, Bromley Dental Practice has well-qualified implant dentists to ensure our patients receive efficacious Dental Implants in Bromley to restore their dental healthy and visually aesthetic smiles.

Missing teeth create numerous challenges for the patient, so in order to avoid these problems dental practitioners encourage patients to opt for a suitable dental solution such as Dental Implants in Bromley that fits in with their goals. We’ll take you through some of the more prevalent reasons why this has become a favourite go-to missing teeth replacement solution.

Benefits of dental implants to help you achieve oral health

Bite and chew with confidence

Patients with missing teeth often complain that they are unable to enjoy the foods they once did due to reduced biting and chewing capabilities. As replacement tooth implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone with little chance of them falling out or moving, patients regain their ability to bite and chew with confidence, so are able to eat their much-loved foods once again.

Another related advantage of renewed confidence is with patients who would once be too embarrassed or afraid (due to traditional tooth replacement options falling out) to eat out in social settings. The fact that dental implants are reliably fixed in one place means patients can once again enjoy their social engagements.

Protect surrounding teeth and jaw

Patients don’t often realise the importance of replacing missing teeth – safeguarding the health of neighbouring teeth and gum and jawbone quality. A single gap left open by a tooth falling out can open the way for surrounding teeth to move out of position, which can then potentially create a whole host of other problems, including jawbone deterioration. The metal screw or rod that is inserted into the jawbone acts as the implant anchor and deters this from happening, securing the health of teeth, gums and jawbone.

In addition to this, patients with missing teeth tend to compensate for the loss by relying more on existing teeth to support eating and chewing function, which places additional pressure on these teeth. By seeking natural-looking tooth replacement implant treatment, this pressure can be effectively avoided and teeth are protected from further damage or tooth loss.

Easy to care for

Another highly sought after advantage of tooth replacement implants is that they offer fuss-free maintenance. The oral hygiene recommendation is very similar to that of natural teeth – daily brushing of teeth and flossing. Patients may be asked to use specially-formulated dental products to protect the aesthetic look of the crown or tooth cap.

Are you looking for a dental clinic staffed by caring and compassionate dental professionals with a hard to beat track record? Make Bromley Dental Practice your preferred choice in dental clinics that offers convenient opening hours (late night and lunch time appointments).

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 on Bromley: the root of the matter

Many people think that a dental implant is there simply to hold a false tooth or multiple false teeth in place and while this is certainly part of it, it isn’t its only job. There is another function that dental implants in Bromley perform that is absolutely vital, which is supporting the structure of the face as well as any other teeth that remain in the mouth. At Bromley Dental Practice we know and understand this function thoroughly which is why, when we suggest dental implants as a tooth replacement, we don’t do lightly. This is because we know it’s a long journey to undertake and wouldn’t recommend such a big surgery if it wasn’t actually necessary.


Dental implants hidden benefit

So what is this highly important function that dental implants in Bromley serve? Long story short – they keep your face in place. Seriously, here’s how it works.

The entire function of the bones surrounding the teeth is to keep the teeth in place. When you lose a tooth the bone no longer serves a purpose, so the body decides it’s time to reabsorb the bone. This is actually a delicate part of the ageing process but once that bone starts to dissolve, your face appears more sunken and you look older.

A dental implant replaces the tooth’s root thus encouraging the bone to grow and stay in place instead of dissolving. It does this through the use of titanium, a metal alloy which in the ’60s was discovered to be a brilliant substance to strengthen bone, as bone tissue in both humans and other mammals loves to grow around and fuse with this particular metal.

Does this mean that you need to replace each tooth with an implant? – No

While you can replace a single missing tooth with a dental implant that supports one false tooth, you can actually support a full set of dentures on only 4 implants and still have the full hidden benefits of implants. 4 carefully placed implants (2 at the top and 2 at the bottom) can support the entire jaw bone.

How does the surgery work?

Once you have been cleared for dental implant surgery we will numb the area of the face that needs to be worked on. It is important for nervous patients to note that this surgery can be performed under sedation, so that you can get through it without any anxiety. Once the area is numb we will cut open the gum so that we can drill a hole into the bone big enough for the implant to be screwed in. Once the implant is in we will close it up again and send you home for 6 months in order for the healing and fusing process to be complete, but don’t worry, you will be provided with a temporary crown or denture for that time.

After 6 months an abutment will be fitted to the dental implants in Bromley upon which a false tooth or set of false teeth can be fixed, and then your treatment is complete.

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.


The ultimate solution for missing teeth with dental implants in Bromley

When it comes to missing teeth there are a number of solutions that could help you, but by far the most secure, and long-lasting solution is dental implants in Bromley. We at Bromley Dental Practice know this to be true but don’t take our word for it, let us explain each option available for missing teeth and compare them to implants so that you can make your own decisions for the future of your oral health.


Crown Bridges

A bridge of teeth is used to close a gap of multiple missing teeth or just a single missing tooth, so if you have a few teeth in a row missing, this bridge of false teeth is custom created to fit in your specific gap. On each side of these false teeth are crowns which are secured onto the teeth that exist on each side of the gap, these teeth will need to be filed down slightly in order to snugly fit into the crowns but once the bridge is fixed in place the dental arch will be restored once more. The problem with bridges is that food can slip under the bridge as it rests gently on top of the gum so careful care and cleaning needs to be done when wearing bridges to avoid rotting food and gum disease.


Dentures have been worn for centuries and while the materials used have evolved to look as convincing as possible and they do a moderately good job of chewing food there are some major downfalls to these oral appliances.

Unreliable – the biggest problem patients have with loose-fitting dentures is that they fall out at the worst times when singing, laughing or even eating making these patients feel very self-conscious about partaking in these activities publicly thus lowering their quality of life enjoyment.

Breakable – because dentures are completely removable and can fall out, they are in fact more susceptible to breakage which can be costly in the long run.

Bone loss – there is a simple inescapable fact when it comes to losing teeth, once the tooth is completely gone, root and all, the bone no longer serves the function of holding it in place and so the body begins to reabsorb it. Those who wear dentures for a long time will suffer significant bone loss in the jaw.

Dental implants

Dental implants in Bromley offer a solution to all these problems as they are able to secure a single false tooth in place and well as bridges and an entire set of dentures too. By securing these different kinds of false teeth patients need not worry about food getting stuck and rotting, they need not worry about anything falling out and embarrassing them and they can rest assured that their bone remains firmly in place and are even encouraged to grow back through the use of titanium implanted into the jaw.

What you need to know about dental implants in Bromley is that they require surgery and have a long healing period of about 6 months before the false teeth can be secured to them. There is sedation on offer for patients nervous about the surgery and we will never send our patients home with a gap in the smile, we will provide a temporary false tooth, bridge or lose denture while you wait for your body to heal.

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.