Losing a tooth can affect your smile, your confidence, the way you eat, your quality of life and over time, can also impact surrounding teeth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth, multiple missing teeth and can be used to create a firm and stable base for dentures.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw which is surgically embedded into the jaw bone through a tiny incision in the gum. The implant acts as a replacement root for the tooth that has been lost. Once the gum has healed, a bespoke crown is attached to a small connector (called an abutment) which is fixed onto the implant. The crown completely closes the gap left by a lost tooth.
We use titanium as it’s proven to bond well with the jaw bone, becoming fully integrated into the mouth over time.
How long does a dental implant last?
It’s the longest lasting solution available for missing teeth and not only looks like a natural tooth but functions just like one too.
How do I look after my dental implant?
Just like your natural teeth, you’ll need to brush twice a day and floss once a day to keep your surrounding teeth and gums as healthy as possible. We also recommend you come to see our dentists and hygienists regularly.
Am I suitable for dental implants?
You will need to have a consultation with our dentist who will discuss the treatment process with you. We will also need to ensure your jaw bone is strong enough to hold the dental implants. We will take X-rays to check this and may also refer you for a CT scan to ensure this is the right treatment for you.
Our practice offers dental implants to patients living in close proximity of Gravesend, Dartford and Maidstone.
If you would like further information, click here or request an appointment by calling 01474 815500