If you are in your 40s, this can be a time when some of your teeth can start to fail. It may just be one or two, perhaps because you grind them at night and they are crumbling away. Whatever the reason, you are now at a crossroads and must decide how to replace those teeth.
At Bromley Dental Practice, we are great believers in finding the best method for each person’s circumstances, and that includes their budget. People tend to think of dental implants in Bromley as being the expensive option for tooth replacement, but if you are in your 40s, they could work out to be the best value.
Fully functional restorations
Firstly, let’s be clear – in terms of giving you restorations that mimic your natural teeth as closely as possible, dental implants do this far better than dentures or fixed bridges can. This is because only dental implants replace the root of the tooth. Dentures rely on adherence to the gums for their stability, and bridges are fixed to neighbouring teeth. What this means is that dental implants, which actually integrate with the jawbone, give you back 100% of your chewing power. You can eat what you like. Nothing is off limits.
A long-term solution
The other great thing about dental implants is how long they last. It is also important that your dentist uses a world-leading brand of implants. At Bromley Dental Practice, we use Straumann implants, which have an excellent record and high success rate.
You also need to take good care of your implants, and then you can expect them to last for 15 years, and maybe even for the rest of your life.
Compare that to the lifetime of dentures and bridges, both of which have to be replaced every 7-10 years. If you are in your 40s, you could be looking at having to replace them four or five times. Couple the costs with the pluses of what you can eat, and it’s easy to see why more and more people are choosing dental implants in Bromley.
Drop into the surgery today and find out more about this stable and durable method of tooth restoration.