Why pay extra for dental implants in Bromley?

If you have just lost some teeth, whether you are young and it was in an accident or you are older and their loss was more expected, then you are now faced with having to decide which way to replace them. Perhaps you have a choice between all 3 options: dentures, a fixed bridge or dental implants in Bromley. They differ wildly in cost. Dentures and bridges will set you back a few hundred pounds, dental implants cost a couple of thousand each. It’s a massive difference. Is it worth the outlay?

Dental Implants in BromleyAt Bromley Dental Practice, we think it is, and we’d like to tell you why:

Stability

The big difference between dental implants in Bromley and the other 2 methods of restoration is they way they get their stability. Dental implants are fixed into the jaw like natural teeth. This means that, once they have integrated with the jawbone, dental implants can chew anything that natural teeth can tackle. Get dentures instead and your food choices are severely limited as you will only have about 25% of your natural chewing power.

Bridges are more stable, but they get that by piggybacking on existing teeth, which have to be drastically reduced in size to be converted into buttresses for the bridge, effectively making them unusable as natural teeth ever again. Bit of a waste, we think.

More stability also means no embarrassing moments of wobbliness in your mouth, so you can relax and be spontaneous without ever having to worry that your false teeth will let you down.

Longevity

Dental implants last a long, long time. At least 15 years, but usually decades. This means that over time, the initial outlay for dental implants in Bromley can equalise with the repeated outlay for replacing worn-out dentures and bridges, which tends to happen every 5-10 years. It must be said that crowns on dental implants in Bromley may need replacing, but if you look after the implants really well, making sure to do everything, such as brushing, flossing and hygienist sessions, to avoid getting gum disease, then they can last for the rest of your life.

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.

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Dental implants in Bromley: the best we can give you

Getting dental implants in Bromley with us at Bromley Dental Practice means you will be getting replacement teeth that are the best dentistry has to offer in terms of restorations.

What you want if you need to get one, a few or all of your teeth replaced is new teeth that behave as well as the ones you have just lost. You also want as little hassle as possible when it comes to looking after them, and the knowledge that you, and only you, will know that these are not your original teeth.

Dental Implants in BromleyBe in safe hands

When you come to us for dental implants in Bromley, you are in very safe hands indeed. Our visiting implant surgeon, Michel Heidweiller, has been a dentist for more than 30 years, working with dental implants for the last 25 years and has placed way more than 3,000 implants. Choose Bromley Dental Practice for dental implants in Bromley and you are choosing a top-drawer experience.

What about pain?

It is a myth that dental implant surgery is painful to go through. Firstly, the implants go into the jawbone, where there are very few nerves with which to transmit pain signals. We also make sure that the whole area is completely numb with a local anaesthetic before we start work on you. We appreciate that it’s not just pain that makes getting dental implants a challenge if you are a nervous patient. That’s why we can also offer you sedation, which acts to deeply relax you, along with being numb.

When you leave, we send you off with painkillers and suggest that you also take anti-inflammatories, so the few days after implant surgery are easy to get through.

What about maintenance?

Taking care of your dental implants could not be easier. You just need to treat them as you would your own precious natural teeth. Dental implants need to be brushed and flossed twice a day to remove plaque. Regular visits to the hygienist for a deep clean are also vital. If you do all that, you can expect your implants to last a very long time.

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.

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Restore your smile with dental implants in Bromley

If you have one or multiple gaps in the teeth, surely the idea of smiling with a mouthful of teeth again fills you with excitement? However, if you are considering dental implants in Bromley, the prospect can be as daunting as it is exciting. The idea of someone poking around your mouth with tools is enough to make anyone feel a bit on edge, so it’s no wonder if the prospect of having dental implants fitted is a bit scary.

Dental Implants in BromleyHere at Bromley Dental Practice, we are here to make your whole experience of going for dental implants in Bromley as efficient and comfortable as possible. That begins with giving you the information you need so you know what dental implants are all about.

The first stage

The first stage of going for dental implants is coming for a check-up with us here at Bromley Dental Practice, to ensure that you are suitable for treatment. If you are in good general health, the chances are you will be. However, we need to take x-rays of your mouth to check that there is enough bone in the jaw to support the new implant.

The treatment

The implant itself is a small titanium screw that is drilled into the jawbone. This is left to heal, allowing the bone and blood vessels to mesh with the implant so it becomes part of the jaw and provides a long-term replicant of the root of the tooth. Crowns, bridges and dentures can then be fixed onto them.

During treatment, you will be given a local anaesthetic to help numb the pain. Any pain after treatment can usually be calmed with over-the-counter medication such as paracetamol.

Looking after your new teeth

It is a good idea to avoid hot food immediately after the surgery, as it may take a while for the local anaesthetic to wear off. It might be a good idea to stick to liquid foods for roughly a week after treatment, as the implant is still fresh and needs to heal properly. Most people stick to soft foods while the implant is integrating over the next few weeks.

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.

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Whose teeth? Your teeth!

Everyone who has ever lost their teeth has a big fear about their replacements. That fear is that it will be obvious that they are not their real teeth. Ideally, it should never cross anyone’s mind that your replacement teeth are not real, and the best way to make sure of that is to get dental implants in Bromley.

Dental Implants in BromleyThe big giveaway with false teeth, especially with dentures, is that they wobble around in your mouth when you speak or laugh, and they aren’t strong enough to let you bite into and chew quite a few different foods, so you end up on a soft food diet.

In Bromley, dental implants are not going to wobble or slide around in your mouth because they are fixed into your jawbone on tapered posts or screws. This is the big secret: dental implants replace the whole tooth, not just the crown but the root as well. Having a root is what makes our teeth stable.

The other thing that can be a giveaway is the crowns. They need to look like real teeth. The crowns on dental implants in Bromley are made by highly-skilled technicians. They use dental porcelain, which has the same light-reflecting qualities as natural teeth. The porcelain is coloured to blend in with the rest of your teeth and the technicians shape it so that your new teeth blend in with the rest of your teeth. If you have lost all your teeth, a good technician, like the ones we use, can recreate them from old photos, or from impressions if you have one.

Dental implants: the process

We insert dental implants under local anaesthetic. We put in the posts first and then leave them for several weeks until they have integrated with the jawbone. Then we put the crowns on. One dental implant can hold up to 3 crowns on a bridge and we have techniques to replace an entire arch of teeth on just 4 implants. Once in place, all you need to do is brush and floss carefully twice a day and have regular hygienist visits to keep gum disease at bay.

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.

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Do you know what to do in a dental emergency?

Losing a tooth is a horrible experience, we all hope that it will not happen to us. However, it’s a relatively common problem and if it should happen to you, it is good to know what your options are in a dental emergency. If you’ve lost one or more teeth in an accident, it is really important that you get to us as quickly as possible. We offer emergency dental assistance here at Bromley Dental Practice. It is a same day service you can use for dental emergencies such as a toothache, broken teeth or knocked out teeth.

Dental Implants in BromleyIf you have had a tooth knocked out, please keep it and bring it with you to us as quickly as possible. There is a chance that your tooth could be re–inserted; it all depends on how bad your injury is. Keep the tooth clean, try not to touch the root of the tooth to avoid damaging it. Your dentist will be able to assess the damage and get your tooth back in if it’s possible.

But if we can’t put them back

Dental implants in Bromley are one way to fix a missing tooth that is reliable, strong, safe and aesthetically looks great. When fitted by an experienced dental implant dentist they will look, feel and act just like natural teeth. If you have lost a tooth, it is good to get Bromley dental implants fitted as quickly as possible to avoid any further damage to your mouth.

Each tooth in your mouth is in balance with the rest of your teeth. If one of these is lost, its neighbouring teeth can be in trouble. They are in danger of shifting, moving towards the gap that has been left behind. You can also experience jawbone deterioration in cases of tooth loss. When your jawbone has no tooth attached to it, it becomes redundant and starts to deteriorate in a relatively short time. Leaving a missing tooth untreated for too long can make it harder to treat, as the weakened bone may not be able to retain dental implants.

If you are missing a tooth, visit us today for 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.

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How dental implants are helping people worldwide to regain their smiles

If you have lost all or some of your teeth, the future can seem low. You face a gappy, perhaps toothless smile, or of course, a traditional tooth replacement option such as dentures. Dentures just aren’t the right option for everyone. Missing teeth can spell trouble for your gums, jawbone and other seemingly healthy neighbouring teeth. In some advanced cases, missing teeth can cause premature ageing due to facial muscles being unsupported or jawbone loss. Luckily, thanks to modern dentistry, there is an alternative option that can give a brighter future. Dental implants in Bromley offer a way to regain a healthy natural looking smile that is easy to manage and maintain, at a cost-effective price.

Dental Implants BromleyDental implant perks and facts

What are dental implants?

These are little metal screws placed into the jawbone: crowns, bridges or fixed dentures can be attached to them. They act just like natural teeth and should be cleaned in the same way with diligent brushing and flossing. Dental implants are a long term, great looking, and easy to maintain solution to tooth loss.

Jawbone health and implants

One problem with missing teeth is loss of jawbone density over time. This is something denture wearers are likely to experience; it can lead to dentures moving around in their mouths. Loss of jawbone density can happen fast when natural teeth are missing; as  the body thinks that the area of jawbone is no longer needed, it begins to reabsorb and shrink. When you opt for dental implants in Bromley, you are choosing something that will protect and maintain your jawbone bone health and density. Implants are treated like real teeth by the body, connecting with your bone and encouraging the jaw to remain strong and healthy.

Peace of mind day to day

Dental implants from Bromley Dental Practice offer a solution that allows you to eat and talk with confidence. As dental implants in Bromley are fixed in place you don’t have to think about glueing them in each day or choosing soft foods to eat. You can eat whatever you like with implants. They are designed to be as strong, and in some cases, stronger than natural 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.

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Time for dental implants in Bromley

Gaps in the teeth can be due to all sorts of reasons, from sudden accidents, to tooth decay and gum disease, and it can even be hereditary. There are variety of factors that drive people to search for dental implants Bromley.

However, it is sometimes easy to get used to our aliments such as gappy or crooked teeth. Here at Bromley Dental Practice, we believe that you deserve the very best, and no-one should have to get used to the disadvantages of missing teeth.

Dental Implants in BromleyIf you book a consolation with us, we can make you aware of the benefits of dental implants and assess your suitability for treatment. Most people are suitable for treatment so long as they are in good oral health and have enough bone in the jaw to support the implant. But if you are not, we can look at your other options.

Don’t be limited by missing teeth

You may not fully realise the benefits of dental implants in Bromley until after treatment. They can significantly enhance the look of your smile and help you to feel more like yourself again.

Dental implants also restore your ability to chew properly, allowing you to dig into your favourite pizza or tacos. However, don’t overindulge in sugary snacks after dinner, or you may risk plaque build-up and tooth decay, and we’ll be back where we started!

Improved oral health

As well as improving the aesthetics of your smile, dental implants can have positive affects on your oral health. A full set of teeth prevents bits of food from getting lodged into gaps in the teeth, and they are generally easier to brush and floss. Dental implants restore your function to chew, and can therefore positively affect your overall health, allowing you to digest food properly.

What’s involved in getting dental implants in Bromley?

Dental implants are completed by inserting a screw into the jawbone, to create a strong foundation for the new tooth. The remaining bone in the socket of the missing tooth grows and meshes around the implant. Once the gum has healed, the new tooth, coloured to your natural teeth, is placed onto the secure implant.

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.

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The return of your smile

When you look at photographs of people from a century or so ago, you can see how bad teeth used to get by the time they were over 40. Gaps and stumps were a pretty common sight, whereas today they are rare. If you are one of the many people whose smile has fallen on similar hard times, you will be glad to know that quite a few of the grins you see in your peer group have been restored with dental implants in Bromley.

Dental Implants in BromleyHere at Bromley Dental Practice, we love restoring smiles using dental implants in Bromley. We also offer other cosmetic treatments including braces, if the remaining teeth have drifted into the gaps, crowns, veneers and teeth whitening. We love the feedback we get from our patients about how their lives have been transformed since they got their smile back.

Don’t sit at home behind closed doors with no social life because you are ashamed of your smile. Come to us and get dental implants in Bromley. We can help you see how you too can have a new and lease on life and confidence boost.

Why we love dental implants

When it comes to replacing teeth, dental implants are the gold standard. This is because they replace the whole tooth, crown and root. You need roots to give your teeth proper chewing force. Also, having these prosthetic roots in your jawbone helps to maintain its strength and density. It’s a winner of a replacement method as it offers these two qualities: full-power eating capability and maintenance of your facial structure.

The process

Getting dental implants is the worth the time it takes. The whole process usually takes a few months from start to finish because, although the insertion procedure only takes an hour or two, you have to allow up to six months for the implants to integrate properly with the jawbone. However, they are easy to look after and if you do so, dental implants in Bromley can last for decades, perhaps even the rest of your life.

Why not bring your smile along to Bromley Dental Practice and let us see what we can do to restore it?

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.

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Dental implants in Bromley

People are unaware of the many health benefits associated with restoring a lost tooth or missing teeth. In Bromley, dental implants are an effective tooth restoration treatment which should not be overlooked.

Dental Implants in BromleyHealth issues associated with missing teeth

At Bromley Dental Practice we are happy to discuss the importance of restoring a full set of teeth with the use of dental implants. Missing teeth can lead to gum disease, jawbone degeneration and in some extreme cases, they can cause facial muscles to drop causing a look of premature ageing. Also, depending on which teeth are missing, this can cause difficulties eating or even create speech impediments.

What is the dental implant process?

In Bromley, dental implants are fitted during minor surgery. Tiny screws are inserted into the jawbone, which after a short period of healing (depending on the initial strength of the jawbone), the screws fuse together with the bone to make this treatment one of the more solid and stable tooth restoration treatments available. It is a permanent fixture so after the replacement tooth is attached to the screw, it is basically there for many, many years. There is no need to remove it at all. It is designed to mimic a real tooth and that is exactly how it should be treated.

Sounds daunting?

It’s not. Before we even consider dental implants in Bromley we can go through every aspect of the treatment, we can alleviate your fears and concerns and run you through how the dental implant process works step by step. We can also discuss the form of sedatives you may wish to take if required.

How many teeth can be replaced

Dental implants in Bromley have been used to restore one tooth to a whole arch or even a complete set of teeth. During your initial appointment, we can ascertain how many screws will need to be inserted to give you back a full and broad smile.

Your dental implants in Bromley will require the same care and attention you give your real teeth so it is recommended that a continued good oral hygiene routine is maintained for you and your new 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.

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New teeth, 21st century-style

Having a mouth that works properly is incredibly important for your overall health. Our mouths are the gateway to our digestive system. They are where we start the process to digesting by breaking down our food into a paste that the acids in our stomachs can get to, and our guts can extract the nutrients from. If we can’t chew our food properly and end up swallowing it in chunks or having to eat foods that are soft and contain fewer nutrients, the knock-on effects on our general health can be dramatic.

Dental Implants in BromleyThat’s why we offer dental implants in Bromley here at Bromley Dental Practice. Dental implants can make a huge difference to your ability to chew your food. Artificial crowns on dental implants embedded into your jawbone work as well as natural teeth, which means you can continue to eat all the nutrient-dense foods that you need to maintain your health, including meat, nuts, fresh fruit and raw vegetables.

How dental implants in Bromley work

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts or screws that are embedded into your jawbone during minor oral surgery under local anaesthetic. The process involves drilling and if you are a nervous patient, you can have sedation to help you relax.

Once the implants are in place, they need a couple of months to integrate with your jawbone. The bone will grow new cells and blood vessels all over the surface of the implants, like soil filling in around newly transplanted seedlings. After this, the implants will give you such a firm anchor that you can eat anything you like.

The versatility of dental implants in Bromley

Dental implants can each support up to three crowns on a bridge. They have an internal screw on the end, so we can choose what fixings to put in. We can even use them to stabilise your dentures if you’d rather hang onto them.

What you need

A strong jawbone for the implants to anchor into. If there’s some problems, we can use various methods, such as bone grafts and sinus lifts, to increase the density of your jawbone.

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.

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