Losing your teeth affects your oral health as well as your appearance. The gaps in your smile may affect your confidence when socialising, but they can also be tricky to clean, allowing food particles and bacteria to build up to harmful levels. If you’ve lost several teeth, your jawbone may start to deteriorate, which can alter the underlying firmness of your face, leading to a sunken appearance. At our practice in Orpington, dental implants prevent these problems, and restore dental function, so you can enjoy biting and chewing your food, and smiling about it afterwards.
The team at Orpington Dental Care will begin your treatment with an in-depth consultation. Taking the time to get to know you as a patient, we’ll learn about your dental history, and assess your teeth in detail, using contemporary imaging techniques to help create a thoroughly accurate treatment plan. We’ll also make sure your oral health is in good enough condition to accept the implants, and give you a written treatment plan, including costs.
Once you’re comfortable and ready at our practice in Orpington, dental implants, in the form of small titanium posts, will be placed into your jawbone in a minor surgical procedure. After a short period of healing, you’ll then return to us to have the replacement teeth securely attached to the posts.
Because the material of the jawbone meshes with the implanted posts, in a process called osseointegration, your new teeth will have a very strong foundation, so you can use them just like your natural ones. They look smart and are easy to clean, so good oral hygiene is easy to achieve. And people who’ve had dental implants in Orpington can find it easier to pronounce certain words and phrases, enhancing their intelligibility and speaking confidence.
If you look after your implants properly, they will last you for the rest of your life. They are a long-term investment in your future oral health. So, whether you’ve lost several teeth to decay over the years, or just one tooth in a sporting injury, contact us today to get started on your journey towards dental implants in Orpington.