Are dental implants safe?

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If you have missing teeth, it can make you feel self-conscious when you smile, especially in social situations. If you feel that a permanent solution such as dental implants is a good choice for you, you’re probably concerned about how safe they actually are.

The good news is that dental implants are well-established and highly safe method which has been tried-and-tested again and again. It’s been proved that they have a high success rate which stands at about 95% and they can last for a very long time with the right after care.

You can expect them to last for decades if you care for them properly. This means having regular maintenance appointments and following a good oral hygiene routine which treats them just like your own natural teeth.

It’s important that you look after them as if neglected, your dental implants can cause a gum infection which includes bleeding, soreness and discomfort. If your implants are cared for however, then the bone in which they’re fitted into will be strong and healthy and so should last for years.

Dentist in Kent will provide you with after care instructions to ensure that you get the most from the treatment and your mouth stays healthy, long after the dental implants have been fitted.  It’s important to follow these instructions as dental implants have to be fitted in a surgical procedure and then left for some months to heal, while the implant bonds with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. When the implant has successfully bonded, then the artificial teeth are then anchored in place.

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal Dentist at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre. He can assess your suitability for dental implants and also answer any concerns you may have about their safety. As a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, you can feel reassured by his expertise.

If you want details on dental implants in Kent based Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre is the place to visit. Please call 01474 537 191 to book your appointment. Our practice opening hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.

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About the author Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.