Dental Implants in Bromley
Single teeth or sets of teeth can be permanently replaced using dental implants. Similarly, dentures can be ‘fixed’ by implant treatment, making them look much more real, feel natural and work far more effectively.
There are commonly three parts to what is described as an implant – the implant device itself (which is inserted directly into the bone), the abutment – the piece that connects the implant device to third part – the overlying crown, bridge or denture.
Today’s implants are predominantly made of titanium, a metal that is biocompatible and offers strength and durability as well as a unique property that allows it to fuse directly with bone – the process known as osseo-integration.
Whether teeth are lost through an accident, disease or decay, dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option for nearly everyone. Dental implants are strong and stable and allow you to eat most foods, depending on the type of implant restoration. They look and generally feel like your own natural teeth.
How long does the treatment take from start to finish?
From first assessment, the treatment may take as little as two months and involve several visits. Every patient’s situation is slightly different therefore a personalised treatment plan would be put together for you.
After this time, the tooth is restored by placing a high quality porcelain crown onto an abutment attached to the implant.
At what age am I more suitable for implants?
Implants have been successfully placed in patients from 18 years old through to 90 years old.
Can implants replace any tooth?
Implants can be used for almost any situation where you have lost or are about to lose one tooth or more, depending on the quality and condition of the your gums and bone in your jaw.
What if all my teeth have been lost?
You won’t need to replace every tooth with a dental implant. As little as 2-6 implants in each jaw can be used to attach either a bridge or a denture to implants.
An implant retained denture in the lower jaw. With just two implants you can restore all your teeth.
How much will implants cost?
In the short term, implant treatments may appear to cost more but cannot be compared with alternative treatment options. Implant treatment varies in cost depending on the number of implants you require.
At your consultation, you will be able to discuss your aims and the results you have in mind, enabling the dentist to ass your expectations and create a treatment plan specifically tailored to your individual needs.
If you would like to find out more about Dental Implants and know if it is the right treatment for you, get in touch either by phone or email, or alternatively send an enquiry.
Dental Implants are Cheaper Abroad – Why Stay in the UK for Treatment?
Dental treatment abroad comes with extremely high risks. Firstly, there is no guarantee that your dentist abroad will meet the same high standards we have in the UK, or that the materials used in your procedure will be the tried and tested, globally recognised brands that give reliable results. Secondly, if you have treatment abroad, you won’t receive any aftercare. Here at The Mary Jones Dental Practice we are available 24/7 following implant surgery, and we continue to monitor your progress for the next five years.