Your teeth form part of who you are, so it is understandable if you feel as though part of your identity is lost when your teeth fall out.
Thanks to modern dentistry, you do not have to continue feeling embarrassed by missing teeth for the rest of your life. Save your smile with dentures, bridges and now dental implants in Bromley.
When asked by our patients, we like recommending dental implants in Bromley to them, and this article explains why.
Reasons why dental implants in Bromley are a life changing device and how they can help you
If you have lost teeth in the past, you may have restored your smile with dentures. While fine for the most part, these devices can get cumbersome and restrict the food you can eat to avoid damaging them.
In short, you are somewhat limited by what you can and cannot do with dentures.
On the other hand, tooth implants have few drawbacks and multiple benefits.
What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of an implant?
Implants, uniquely, are embedded into your jaw. We drill a small screw in the area of the missing tooth in a minor surgical procedure.
Over a few months, the bone surrounding the screw grows around it, until it is fully merged into the jaw. This process, referred to as osseointegration, successfully occurs when the metal and bone fuse together.
When this happens, the titanium becomes the artificial tooth root that will hold your future crown in place.
Because the new crown is held firmly in place, you will not have to watch what you eat or stick to a soft food diet for the rest of your life. You can also talk without your device causing you to lisp.
For all its life-altering features, we find that some people can be scared off by the price of implants, hesitant to invest that much in a device.
However, when you consider the benefits of wearing implants, the higher price is vindicated and in the long run, worth it. Unlike other restorative appliances, you will not need to replace it in seven to fifteen years because if looked after correctly, dental implants last.
What else should I know?
You can be missing one or multiple teeth for implants, but you do need enough bone in your jaw in which to embed them.
A consequence of losing teeth and not replacing them immediately, or wearing dentures before implants, is that the bone under the missing tooth resorbs because it is underutilised.
If you want tooth implants despite possessing insufficient bone, you might want to consider bone grafts. While bone graft surgery might delay the procedure by months, you can still restore your desired smile in time.
Your gums should also be reasonably healthy, because if they are not, your implants are less likely to integrate with the surrounding bone, and will fail. We can prevent this from happening by treating infected gums with a professional cleaning to remove harmful bacteria and germs.
No one wants to lose their natural teeth. But, when you get older if it does happen, you can find a restoration solution with us.