A loss of bone density no longer needs to exclude patients from dental implants treatments. All Smiles Dental Care in Kent offers a wide range of implant-based treatments that can be tailored to suit each patient’s individual needs. This includes options for those who are currently lacking in adequate bone density to support dental implants.
Why bone loss happens
Think about tooth loss and most people will instantly picture dentures. Perhaps your grandma had a set that were always falling out, causing you much amusement as a child, or perhaps your yourself are facing a daily battle with your loose-fitting denture as you find it increasingly difficult to eat anything but soft food or soup.
Problems with eating, speaking, and with dentures slipping or falling out entirely are well-documented and well-known. A lesser-known but extremely common tooth loss issue is a loss of density in the jaw bone, which is what causes standard dentures to lose their fit.
The jaw bone starts to resorb when the tooth roots are missing. Because dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are made from titanium, they prevent bone loss, and encourage the growth of new bone material.
At our Kent dental practice we are eager to point out that a lack of bone density is no longer necessarily a barrier to treatment with dental implants – even if your own dentist has told you otherwise.
You can ask to be referred to All Smiles Dental Care in Kent for a second option, or you can refer yourself. After a clinical examination including x-rays and CT scans to check your level of bone density, your Kent dentist may recommend a bone graft or a sinus lift.
Both of these procedures involve using donor bone – usually from elsewhere in your mouth – to rebuild the level of your jaw bone prior to the placement of dental implants. Whilst this will add some time on to the overall length of your treatment, it will enable you to enjoy all the benefits of dental implants for many years to come.
With a very high success rate over the past 50 years, dental implants have rapidly become the standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth. From a single tooth to the replacement of full arches, dental implants are preferred by many patients because they look, feel and function just like normal teeth. Recent advances in cosmetic dentistry have led to the creation of different types of implants, providing more options to patients than ever.
At All Smiles Dental in Bromley, dental implants provide the best opportunity for our dentists to recreate the function and appearance of natural teeth. Dental implants are truly able to improve your oral and overall health as well as enhance the quality of your life. Our experienced dentists will guide you through the treatment and answer all your questions.
Understanding how dental implants work
Dental implants are small titanium posts, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Essentially, they act as replacements for missing tooth roots. Because they are made of titanium, which is compatible with the human body, the bone bonds with the implants creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth such as crowns, bridges or dentures.
Benefits of dental implants
Unlike removable dentures that tend to become loose over time, dental implants are very comfortable and do not impede your speech. Since they are permanently fixed, you won’t have to worry dislodging them or missing them. Unlike bridges, dental implants do not rely on health tooth enamel for support. You can take care of them just as you would your natural teeth, yet your dentist may recommend a specialised mouth wash. More importantly, dental implants give sufficient pressure on the jawbone and prevent its deterioration.
Am I eligible for dental implants?
Generally, most patients are good candidates for dental implants as long as they are over 18, have good oral and general health and sufficient bone in their jaw. Certain conditions such as heart disease and diabetes can hinder the healing process of dental implants, therefore, it is advisable to consult your dentist in advance. Finally, smokers are encouraged to quit in advance of implant surgery, since smoking can seriously compromise the success of their dental implants.
Do you currently wear dentures but they’re ill-fitting and uncomfortable, they keep falling out or they don’t look natural enough for you? Or are you simply tired of the day to day maintenance that comes with having dentures? Such as: having to take dentures out, cleaning them, ensuring you don’t drop them, and putting them away safely? Although dentures are a great option for some people, for others they may not be the best solution for missing teeth. Bromley dental implants are an excellent alternative to dentures and can provide you with a great natural looking smile. All Smiles Dental Care offer dental implants in Bromley to patients who have lost any amount of teeth. They offer different implant procedures depending on the patient’s current dental situation and what they’re looking for.
Dental implants or denture stabilisation?
Bromley dental implants are best suited to patients who have lost one or more missing teeth; a titanium implant is fixed in to the jaw and left to heal for the amount of time recommended by the dentist (this varies from patient to patient). Once this has healed, a porcelain crown is attached and the implant and the procedure is then complete, and works as a functioning tooth. Denture stabilisation is perfect for patients who have numerous missing teeth. The patient may currently wear dentures, may be worried about, or be sick of their dentures coming loose. These issues will no longer be a concern with Bromley dental implants; with denture stabilisation, the dentures are fixed to your jaw using implants. This ensures you can eat, talk, laugh, and bite without your dentures becoming loose or falling out. They really are designed to give you all of the benefits of dentures without any of the negatives. Denture stabilisation and dental implants in Bromley are the perfect alternatives to dentures. The implants are designed to last a lifetime (if looked after correctly) and to provide you with the ability to smile, talk and eat confidently again. If dentures are not working for you, please don’t suffer any longer and contact All Smiles Dental Care to discuss your dental implant and denture stabilisation options.
Although dental implants are a sophisticated procedure, they are one of the safest ways of preventing further bone and tooth loss in patients who are missing one or more teeth. Our dedicated dentist is here to help you make the best, most informed decision regarding your oral health; make a booking today to see if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants in Bromley. All Smiles Dental Care is dedicated to helping your find the right solution, and helping you restore your looks, confidence, quality of life, and eating and speaking ability which can sometimes be hindered by missing teeth.
Dental implants are not a one-day procedure, however once they are fitted they will stimulate bone growth around themselves, becoming a permanent feature in your mouth. Dental implants in Bromley are popular especially given their authentic look once fitted – they look just like your natural teeth and nobody will be able to tell the difference!
Once the dentist has fitted your dental implants and you have had a week or so to get used to them, you will find that gradually you are able to speak, eat, and drink more normally. The jaw will function correctly and you will be able to eat hard foods that you were otherwise avoiding!
Our dentist is understanding and knowledgeable and will work with you to achieve the results you want. This may mean having several consultatio ns in order to make sure you fully understand the procedure, and the benefits of having the dental implants. If you are an anxious or nervous patient our dentist will be able to put your mind at ease and answer any questions or concerns you may have about having the dental implants in Bromley fitted.
Loose dentures and soft food will be a thing of the past with your new dental implants! The dentist will look at various options for you and talk you through the whole process so that you are aware of what will happen when the implants are fitted. For more information and to find out if you are a good candidate for the implants, contact All Smiles Dental Care Implant Centre in Bromley today.
Dental implants are changing the lives of denture wearers across the world for the better. All Smiles Dental Care in Kent offers a wide range of implant-based treatments, including the option of denture stabilisation.
Some dentists still turn patients away for dental implants if they have lost a lot of bone density in their jaw. Bone loss is a very common side-effect of losing teeth, and although it is true that dental implants require a good level of bone density in order for treatment to be successful, it is often possible to rebuild the jaw bone to adequate levels before implants are placed.
At our Kent dental practice we offer both bone grafts and sinus lifts, which involves the use of either bone material from elsewhere in your own jaw or donor material from the bone bank, or synthetic bone-like material. This will add a few months on to your overall dental implants treatment time, but will be worth it because it maximises the chances of successful treatment.
All Smiles Dental Care in Kent offers the placement of dental implants under either local anaesthetic or conscious sedation. The latter is an excellent option if dental phobia has played a role in your tooth loss; whilst you will not be asleep as with a general anaesthetic, you will be very relaxed and largely unaware of any treatment.
Those nervous patients who do have any memories of the treatment process often report that it helps to give them a more positive view of dentists and dental treatment, which is very beneficial because just like natural teeth, dental implants require good care and excellent hygiene practises.
When dental implants are being used to stabilise dentures, you may be able to wear your old denture during healing. Once healing is complete, you will be called back to our Kent practice to have a permanent new denture fitted.
Your new teeth won’t ever become loose or unwieldy – thanks to the support of the dental implants, they will both look and act just like natural teeth, to the point few people will realise they are not.
With dental implants, your dentist has a permanent way of replacing your missing teeth. At All Smiles Dental in Kent, our implant dentist, Dr Ash Deved, offers a wide selection of implant-based treatment, from single implant and crown placement to complex full-mouth restorations requiring bone grafts.
Dental implants are titanium artificial tooth roots, which are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone during minor oral surgery, which is carried out under either local anaesthetic or dental sedation at our Kent clinic.
One of the huge bonuses of implant treatment is that dental implants help to keep your jaw bone healthy and strong. This helps to preserve the structure of your face and stops you looking old before your time, as well as avoiding or alleviating the problems caused by loose dentures.
Because they are made from titanium, dental implants begin to stimulate the remaining alveolar bone and blood vessels soon after placement, in a process known as osseointegration. This sees both bone tissue and blood vessels grow up around and mesh with the implants, so that they will have the same strength as the natural tooth roots they are replacing once osseointegration is complete.
At our Kent clinic, our implant dentist can use crowns, a bridge, or dentures to restore your implants with new teeth that both look and act like the real thing. It is common to fit temporary teeth during the healing period, with your permanent new teeth fitted on completion of integration.
Looking after dental implants
If you have lost your teeth once, you won’t want to suffer the same fate twice. It is important to look after your dental implants and new teeth well, and to practise efficient dental hygiene.
You should follow your hygienist’s advice for cleaning your new teeth and implants, and should do this at least twice a day. In addition, you will need to attend regular follow-up and maintenance appointments with your dentist and hygienist at All Smiles in Kent.
As long as you take care of them, both your implants and new teeth could give you all the function of a healthy jaw for life.
Dental implants offer the perfect solution to your denture woes. At All Smiles Dental in Kent, we offer denture stabilisation using implants, which will give you back all the functionality of a set of healthy teeth.
The problem with traditional dentures is that they do nothing to stop the problem of bone loss, which happens when the tooth roots are missing for any considerable amount of time. This in turn makes the fit of your dentures change, causing problems with diet, speech, and confidence. If you are sick to the back teeth of problems caused by loose-fitting dentures, why not join us at All Smiles Dental Care in Kent for a dental implants consultation?
Kent dental implants
The skilled implant dentist at our Kent clinic can even help patients who have already suffered bone loss, with a range of additional bone grafting procedures.
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed directly into your jaw bone in minor oral surgery, carried out here at our Kent clinic under either local anaesthetic or sedation. They start the process of integration with the jaw bone as soon as they are in place, and this will take a few months to complete.
You are likely to be fitted with temporary teeth during the healing process, so that you won’t be left toothless. Alternatively, if you are having a full arch of teeth replaced and/or are undergoing denture stabilisation, you should be able to keep wearing your old dentures, once your Kent dentist has adjusted them.
Once healing is complete, dental implants can be restored with dentures, with fixed bridgework, or with single crowns. Whichever option you go for, you can be assured that your new teeth will look and act so much like natural teeth that few people will notice they are not the real thing.
Just like your natural teeth, you have to look after dental implants well if you want to keep enjoying their benefits for life. A visit to the hygienist can help you to learn how to clean your new teeth and implants efficiently, and you also need to attend regular dental check-ups.
Dental implants are the only permanent way to replace missing natural teeth. At All Smiles in Kent, our skilled implant dentist, Dr Ash Deved, can carry out a full range of implant procedures, from a simple single implant and crown placement to complex full-mouth restorations where additional work is needed to rebuild your jaw bone.
Deterioration of the jaw bone is a common but seldom talked-about side effect of losing several or all of your teeth. It happens when the tooth roots are missing for any significant period of time, and is the primary reason that traditional dentures become loose.
At our Kent dental clinic we can perform additional procedures – either bone grafts or sinus lifts – to rebuild your bone density prior to placing your dental implants. Whilst this does add a few months on to your overall treatment time, it will maximise your chances of enjoying successful dental implant surgery.
How dental implants work
Dental implants replace the root parts of missing teeth. They are small titanium screws that are put in direct contact with your jaw bone during minor oral surgery. At our Kent dental practice you can choose to have this treatment under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation.
Once your dental implants are in place, the process of osseointegration begins. This sees your implants mesh firmly with your jaw bone, so that after a few months they will have a similar strength to natural tooth roots – keeping your teeth securely in your mouth at all times, whilst also preventing bone loss.
Some patients at our Kent dental clinic are suitable for All-on-4 implant treatment, which is used in cases of full arch restoration, and involves the placement of four dental implants and functional new teeth at the same appointment.
In other cases it is best to leave your implants to heal and integrate with your jaw bone. Once this process of integration is complete, you will be recalled to our Kent dental clinic to have your permanent new teeth attached.
These new teeth will look and function just like the real thing, meaning you can:
Dental implants are the only permanent way a dentist can replace your missing teeth. At All Smiles Dental Care in Kent, our skilled implant dentist, Dr Ash Deved, can provide implant treatments to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, no matter how you came to lose them.
Our Kent clinic is even able to treat complex full-mouth restoration cases where additional procedures are needed to rebuild the level of your jaw bone density prior to the placement of dental implants. If your own dentist has turned you down for implants because of low bone density, you can ask to be referred to All Smiles Dental Care in Kent, or you can refer yourself.
The benefits of dental implants
As well as being the only permanent solution to tooth loss, dental implants are the only way a dentist can replace missing tooth roots. It is the loss of the tooth roots that causes many common denture problems, including loose teeth that slip in public and make it difficult to eat.
At our Kent clinic, we can stabilise your dentures with the help of dental implants. This will get rid of issues with their fit, meaning you can once again eat whatever you like, enjoy socialising without fear of your teeth falling out, speak and smile with confidence.
With proper aftercare, including regular maintenance and hygiene visits to our Kent clinic, your dental implants and the new teeth attached to them should last you for many years without problems – in many cases, they can even last for life.
We can place dental implants under local anaesthetic or conscious sedation at our Kent clinic, depending on your preference. Sometimes new teeth can be fitted straight away, whilst in other cases it is best to leave your implants to heal and integrate with your bone for a few months before your permanent new teeth are attached.
Implants can be combined with either dentures, a fixed bridge, or crowns, depending on how many teeth need to be replaced. They need good oral hygiene, and should be brushed in the same way as natural teeth.
There are numerous benefits to choosing dental implants to replace your missing teeth. All Smiles Dental Care in Kent offers a range of implant treatments, providing a high-quality, long-term solution to tooth loss. We welcome new patients for implant consultations, whether they have lost one, some, or even all of their natural teeth.
A dental implant is a bionic tooth root. Made from titanium, which is used because of its high degree of compatibility with the human body, dental implants are placed straight into your jaw bone in a minor oral surgical procedure, which can be carried out under local anaesthetic or sedation at our Kent dental practice.
Sometimes, if you are having failing teeth extracted, it is possible for your dentist to place dental implants straight into the sockets left by extracted teeth. As soon as they are in position, your implants begin to mesh with your jaw bone in a process called osseointegration. This involves the bone and blood vessels growing up and around the implants, providing a stable base for your new teeth to be attached.
Dental implants help to preserve the health and density of your jaw bone. It is a loss of bone density that causes traditional dentures to become loose, leading to difficulties with speaking, with eating a healthy diet, and with confidence.
At All Smiles Dental Care in Kent, we can use dental implants to stabilise your dentures. Some patients are suitable for a procedure called Same Day Teeth, which involves the placement of just two dental implants per jaw on to which a full arch of dentures can be attached.
In this procedure, you will walk into our Kent clinic in the morning with loose dentures or failing teeth, and will walk out later that day with a complete set of functional new teeth.
With the help of dental implants, you will be able to eat whatever you want, to speak with confidence, and to recover your joy for life without the fear of loose dentures getting in the way.
So long as you attend regular check-ups at our Kent dental practice, your dental implants and new teeth will last many years.