If you’ve found this article, it is likely that you don’t know much about dental implants Orpington. You might have some basic knowledge, but you’re unsure if they are the right treatment for you, or if you even qualify for them. Here at Orpington Dental, we believe in helping everyone to the best of our ability. No matter how many teeth you’re missing or the reasons behind why, our implants can get you on the path to the smile you deserve!
In this short article, we’d like to introduce you to dental implants Orpington and explain the treatment process, how they work and all the benefits you have to look forward to.
Do I need them?
If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth, you have probably been introduced to other choices of tooth replacement. These include crowns, bridges and dentures, but they are not your only options! There are many reasons why you might have lost your teeth. Maybe you were in an accident, experienced an injury or suffered from some other trauma. You might also have lost your teeth due to your age, lifestyle habits or other dental problems such as gum disease, but dental implants Orpington don’t care about the reason, just about getting that bright smile back for you and giving you back the confidence you need. That’s right, we understand that losing your teeth can impact every aspect of your life. If you’re smiling less due to feeling self-conscious, there is a chance that the impression you make on people might not be as positive as you need it to be. Smiling can make someone happier and have an overall positive effect on every part of your life, from your personal relationships, to social engagements and even work.
If you’ve just lost one tooth, the process is considerably straightforward. You’ll first be brought in for a wellness check-up, where we will discuss your dental history at length and thoroughly examine your gums, jaws and teeth to make sure it is safe to go ahead with the installation. The metal screw will be drilled into your jaw, acting like the root for your artificial tooth. This method of installation will also allow for maximum stability and sturdiness. The screw will fuse with your bone and become a natural part of your jaw before the artificial tooth is placed on top.
When you are missing multiple teeth, you might already have a denture in place. By changing this to an implant, you are able to replace multiple missing teeth with just one screw installed in your jaw. Although it depends on how well and fast the healing process can take place, as well as how healthy your gums and jaw are, it is possible to have your artificial teeth or ‘abutment’ placed on the same day as the metal screw.
There are many benefits to our implants, but the most popular one is how much they look like real teeth. We’ll match the shape and shade of the artificial tooth to the healthy teeth surrounding it, meaning that you can smile with confidence knowing that nobody is aware of your implants.
In the same way, the implants are made to work and act exactly like your real teeth. You’ll have to take care of them as you would your other teeth, meaning that over time, you might even forget that they aren’t real yourself! Finally, having the implants installed can support your facial structure and stimulate new bone and tissue growth, in the areas where they might have deteriorated from the lack of tooth.