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.
That’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.