Getting dental implants in Bromley: it’s a cinch

People just love to tell each other terrible gory stories of their operations, and people love to listen. But it is always good to take such stories with a pinch of salt and not let them put you off if you need something done. There are some great war stories of dental implant fittings, but are they really true? At Bromley Dental Practice, we like to think not. Here’s what to expect when you come for dental implants in Bromley with us.

Dental Implants in BromleyConsultation

Our implant surgeon will have a good chat with you and take a good look at your dental and medical history. You can expect to have your jawbone very carefully checked, with x-rays and maybe CT scans, to see if it is strong and dense enough for the dental implants to be able to sustain the powerful forces created by chewing.

If you get the go-ahead, then we will book you in for surgery.

Scared? We wouldn’t be surprised, especially if you’ve heard stories of terrible pain endured. But, they are probably not true. There just aren’t enough nerve endings in the jawbone to send massive pain signals to the brain, and anyway, you will be very well numbed with a local anaesthetic.

Still scared? Don’t worry, we can help you deeply relax with either oral or intravenous sedation.

The surgery

So, all numbed up and floating on a cloud of sedatives, you lie back in the chair while we cut through your gum and create carefully planned channels in your jawbone to take the implants. Once they are in place, we put your gum back and cap the implants off with a temporary cover.

The waiting game

Over the next 2-6 months, new bone tissue grows all over the implants to hold them securely in place.

The final bit

Then you come back to us and we put on your handcrafted porcelain crowns.

Aftercare

Now all you need to do is maintain a careful brushing and flossing routine, plus regular hygienists’ visits, and your dental implants in Bromley will last for at for at least 15 years, probably decades.

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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Can you have dental implants in Bromley?

You have probably met people who have told you how they were turned down for dental implants. It used to happen quite a lot, but these days, with advances in implant research, dentistry has found ways around a lot of the problems associated with dental implants. In Bromley, at Bromley Dental Practice, we love telling people that they can have dental implants fitted.

Dental Implants in BromleyHealing and your jaw

The big issue with dental implants is that they have to be able to integrate with your jawbone if they are going to withstand the powerful forces created by chewing. The jawbone starts to deteriorate as soon as there are no tooth roots in it to send vibrations down from impacting on other teeth. The vibrations tell the jawbone it is still in use and when they stop, the jawbone interprets this as meaning there’s no chewing going on. It starts to dissolve itself around that area, it gets smaller and less dense. Putting a dental implant into a resorbed jawbone would be like trying to hang a heavy picture on a screw in a thin plasterboard wall. It won’t last long.

Ways to rebuild your jawbone

These days, we can give you a bone graft by adding in bone tissue taken from elsewhere in your body, or from another source. We put this into your jawbone before implant surgery, and give it a good few weeks to bed down. Then we can add in your implants. Another way to do this is to put bone material into the enlarged sinus cavity of your upper jaw.

All this adds time to your implant treatment, but it will be worth it in the end.

Implants in your cheekbones

We can circumvent bone grafting in the upper jaw by using extra-long implants that go through your jawbone and anchor into your cheekbone.

Make it easy on yourself

If you want dental implants in Bromley, the best thing to do is to get on the case as soon as you have lost or know you are going to lose your teeth. If you are a smoker, stop smoking. If you have diabetes, get it under control.

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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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When you want new teeth

Although having to get teeth replaced is not as common as it used to be, there are still plenty of us in the UK who will need to find out about replacement teeth at some point in our lives. It could happen early on for you, especially if you are keen on sports and don’t wear a mouth guard. Or you could come off your bike on the way to work. Or maybe, some of your teeth are just giving up after many long years of faithful chewing and biting service. Whatever the cause of the tooth loss and however old you are, it pays to look into replacing them with dental implants in Bromley.

Dental Implants in BromleyAt Bromley Dental Practice, we are always delighted when our patients choose to replace lost teeth with dental implants in Bromley. We know that by doing so, they are opting for the most effective way of replacing lost teeth.

Implants and cost

Some people may be put off by the cost of dental implants, but if you are going to have dental implants for a long time, they can even work out as the same price or even cheaper than the alternatives, which have to be replaced every few years. If you’ve got say, 30 years before you are likely to pass on, then you could be looking at having to replace dentures or bridges up to 6 times in that period. And with dentures, you may even have to have them relined every year as your gums and jawbone shrink away underneath them.

Dental implants in Bromley, on the other hand, can last for at least 15 years. If you take good care of them, which is easy to do, then you can expect the posts to last for decades. There are early implant users who have now had them for more than 50 years. You may well have to replace the porcelain crown, as these do wear out.

Implants and care

Brush and floss carefully twice a day, and visit the hygienist regularly for deep cleans. That’s all you have to do to maintain your dental implants.

Come and find out more.

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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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.

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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.

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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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