Dental implants are a bit of a mystery for many people. This relatively recent technology is starting to become better known in recent years, but many people are still in the dark when it comes to the details.
At Bromley Dental Practice, our team of highly trained dentists and staff is well experienced in fitting dental implants in Bromley, and will answer any questions you may have.
Does it hurt?
One of the most-asked questions when it comes to dental implants in Bromley is how much pain is involved. The very act of drilling into the jawbone and fixing a piece of metal into it seems like it should be very painful. However, this is not the case. There are actually fewer nerves in the jawbone then there are in a tooth, so the surgery can hurt less than getting a regular filling. Of course, anaesthetic is always used, and many patients state that they felt no pain at all. Dental drilling techniques have advanced a lot, meaning that they are now minimally invasive and use special planning technology to determine the angle and depth required.
Is it worth the cost?
Dental implants in Bromley can involve a not inconsiderate outlay. However, it is worth considering that they last for at least 15 years, often decades, and can have positive effects on the health and look of the mouth and jaw. If a single tooth is missing, leaving a gap may seem feasible, especially if it is at the back. But that gap can have an adverse effect on the teeth around it. Teeth stay strong by supporting each other – if there is a missing tooth, the neighbouring teeth can start to tilt or twist over time.
Where several teeth are missing, a denture or bridge offer reasonable replacements, but over the years the jawbone will start to recede without the support of the roots of the missing teeth. This can lead to a somewhat sunken look to the face.
There are also the considerations of comfort and confidence. Dental implants in Bromley can make eating considerably easier, and do wonders for your self-confidence. Visit us for a consultation if you are considering implants and have more questions.