Losing your teeth can be make eating and speaking difficult and can also have a negative impact on how you feel about yourself. If you feel self-conscious in social situations or find yourself hiding your smile, then you know how missing teeth can affect your confidence. You may have considered dentures, bridges or crowns, but worried that they would be uncomfortable or hard to get used to. At Orpington Dental Care, we are proud to offer dental implants in Orpington, which offer a stable, long-term solution to the problem of missing teeth.
How do implants work?
Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed into the jaw during a minor operation. Over time, the bones and blood vessels mesh around the implants and stabilise them. They can then be used as a base for crowns, bridges or dentures. If the structure of the jaw is sound, your replacement teeth can be fitted the same day. Otherwise you may have to wait for a short time while the implants become stable. For our patients in Orpington, dental implants offer a flexible solution as they can be used to replace single or multiple teeth. One implant can support a bridge of up to four teeth or more implants can provide a secure base for a whole set of dentures.
What are the benefits?
Apart from restoring your smile, having dental implants in Orpington will enable you to eat your favourite foods again without difficulty. This improves quality of life but also contributes to enhanced nutrition and better overall health. They also avoid any of the difficulties associated with removeable dentures, such as poor fitting, inconvenient cleaning regimes, discomfort or problems speaking. The implants behave in the same way as the roots of natural teeth, which means that they help to keep the jaw healthy. If you have dentures, the jaw is not stimulated in the same way, causing the tissues to shrink back.
We have many years of experience in carrying out restorations for missing teeth in Orpington. Dental implants could give you a new lease of life and a beautiful new smile. Make an appointment with us today to discuss how we can help.