Dental implants are titanium screw-like posts that can be surgically fixed into the jawbone to act like a tooth root and provide support for dentures and crowns. At Bromley Dental Practice, we take pride in offering a permanent solution to missing teeth and bringing back your smile.
Why choose dental implants?
Dental implants in Bromley are necessary for several reasons and come with great benefits. Missing teeth can harm your self-esteem and make the simplest daily tasks, such as biting and chewing food, extremely uncomfortable and difficult. Dental implants in Bromley offer a permanent solution to the problems that arise with missing teeth by replacing those that are lost and making your teeth look more natural and complete.
One of the most obvious and commonly sought-after benefits of dental implants in Bromley is that they make your teeth look more natural; this can be achieved because the titanium screws are permanently fixed into the jawbone. The bone fuses to the screws so that they act like a tooth root, thus allowing the denture or crown fitted on top to act like a natural tooth.
One advantage of dental implants is that they are a great long term solution. They can last up to over ten years, provided they are well looked after and permanently fixed into the jawbone, so you do not need to remove them at the end of the day.
Missing teeth can affect how you chew or bite food, making it uncomfortable or even painful. Dental implants can restore your bite by replacing your missing teeth and filling in the gaps, thereby making eating hard foods easy again. Tooth loss or missing teeth can cause the tooth root to shrink due to it not being stimulated; over time, this can change the shape of your face, making you appear older than you actually are. You can avoid this by having dental implants fitted as they stimulate the bone around them, preventing further bone loss. If you already have bone loss, our dentist can use bone grafts as part of the dental implant process to restore the density of your jawbone.
Getting dental implants
The process of having dental implants fixed involves a pre-operative assessment where our dentist will assess whether dental implants are suitable for you based on the condition of your teeth, jaw and gums and whether you have any health conditions that could affect the healing process. The second stage consists of a bone graft, should you require it, and then installing the implant. A temporary crown or denture can be placed on top of the implant while it heals since we understand you may want to fill any gaps in your teeth as soon as possible instead of waiting for the healing process to complete. The healing process can take up to six months to allow bone cells to grow around the implant and fuse the bone with the implant. Once healed, the final stage involves fixing a crown or denture onto the implant; this can often be completed within one sitting regardless of how many false teeth have to be fixed onto the implants.