Do you have problems with missing teeth or ill fitting and uncomfortable dentures? Do you find it hard to chew hard foods, or are you always trying to cover your mouth when you eat or speak because you feel self conscious. Do you avoid photos because you dislike the appearance of your smile? If any of these ring true for you then here at Parrock Street Dental and Implant centre we can definitely help you.
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular as a solution to the problem of missing teeth. They are a long lasting strong replacement for your own teeth, and look so natural that others will not even notice they are not your natural teeth.
What is an implant?
An implant is an artificial tooth consisting of a root and a natural looking replacement tooth. We use titanium for the root and porcelain to create the tooth.
When would I need an implant?
Implants are used to replace a missing tooth, or to replace a tooth that needs extraction. If a gap is left from a missing tooth, not only can it look unsightly but the teeth either side can tip into it over time, causing problems with the bite and, in some cases, gum disease. Whilst partial dentures can be used to replace missing teeth, implants are usually a much better option since dentures can hasten the loss of remaining natural teeth.
Are implants safe and how often will I need to replace my implants?
Implants are tried and tested, they have been used for a long time and are considered very safe. Nine out of ten modern implants will last for at least 15 years.
Will I be able to remove my implants?
Only a dentist can remove implanted teeth unless supported by bars or magnets.
Can everyone have an implant?
Your dentist will examine and take x-rays of the area to be treated, which will indicate whether implant treatment is the best option. Sometimes you may need a bone graft or a procedure called a sinus-lift if the implant needs additional support.
How can dentures improve implants?
Full dentures can be anchored with just a few implants. You will be able to chew more effectively and can avoid covering the palate with a plate. This improves the enjoyment and taste of food.
We have had hundreds of patients come to us for Dental Implants and have said that they wished they had had the treatment sooner! Please click the link to see more patient before and after pictures like the one below: https://www.parrockdental.co.uk/dental-smile-gallery/
Please do not hesitate to contact the practice for further information on Dental Implants or any other treatments on 01474 537 191, or have a look at our website for details and offers: https://www.parrockdental.co.uk/dental-implants-kent-gravesend/