Do you want to close that gap in your smile permanently?
At Bromley Dental Practice, we can help! We can fit dental implants in Bromley and will assist you with the aftercare and maintenance to ensure that your implants last a long time, giving you the smile you always wanted. Great!
Here, our team answers the most commonly asked queries that we receive about dental implants in Bromley.
Are tooth implants uncomfortable?
In short, no.
When our team fits dental implants in Bromley, we will ensure that your mouth is sufficiently numbed beforehand. Once your implants have been fitted and the numbing agent fades, you may experience a sensation that feels similar to bruising or soreness around the implant site; this is perfectly normal.
However, if the discomfort increases or is preventing you from eating or sleeping, please call us immediately.
Aren’t they overly expensive?
Many patients worry that oral implants will be too expensive for them to afford.
However, at Bromley Dental Practice, we know that money doesn’t grow on trees! That is why we can offer our suitable patients financing options to help you spread the cost of having oral implants fitted.
For more information on a rough estimate of the cost of implants, please visit our ‘fees and Offers’ section. Alternatively, contact our team.
Can oral implants become decayed?
No, they cannot but that does not mean they cannot suffer from the effects of tooth decay.
If, for instance, a natural tooth that is next to an oral implant becomes decayed and needs removing, the jaw around the tooth will recede. In turn, this may lead to the oral implant moving out of line and becoming misaligned, crooked or protruding.
So while oral implants may not succumb to decay, they can certainly feel the effects of it.
Do I need to improve my oral hygiene after having an implant fitted?
It is advised that once you have an oral implant fitted, you may need to improve your overall oral hygiene.
For instance, when you have implants fitted, you will need to keep both your implants and your natural teeth clean by brushing them twice a day. You will also need to use mouthwash and of course, we always state to our patients with oral implants that they visit our surgery twice a year for check-ups. This is to ensure that your gums remain in good condition and are not succumbing to any form of gum disease, which can cause your oral implants to fall out.
If you need help caring for your oral implants, please talk to our team.
How much bone is needed for an oral implant?
This will depend on the type of oral implant being fitted; for the most common implant type, endosteal, you will need a minimum of 1 mm of bone for a single implant with no surrounding natural teeth. If you have an implant that is going to be fitted next to a tooth, you may need up to 3 mm of bone to support the implant root.
However, our team at Bromley Dental will provide an initial consultation if you are looking to have oral implants fitted and will determine your suitability for implants.