Can dental implants really improve my quality of life?
If you have one or more teeth missing it can have a huge impact on your life. Not only can it ruin your smile and potentially affect your confidence and self-esteem but it can also make chewing more difficult and even cause a range of oral health problems.
Dental implants provide a permanent and reliable solution to replacing missing teeth and restoring the natural beauty of your smile. Dental implants consist of titanium metal rods which are placed into the jawbone in a small surgical procedure.
Following this, after the implants have healed, artificial teeth such as crowns can then be placed on top, which mimic both the look and function of your natural teeth. They are the ideal solution if you don’t like the idea of having missing teeth and they can even be used to stabilise loose dental dentures which may be slipping up and down and causing you discomfort.
The healing process in between having the dental implants fitted and having the permanent teeth added can take some time and this is because the implant has to bond with the bone in the jaw. This occurs in a process known as osseointegration. Your dentist in Kent will be able to determine if your implants have fully healed and if the crowns are now ready to be placed.
After an initial appointment where dental x-rays and impressions will be taken for use in diagnosis and treatment planning, the dental implants are then placed. In the meantime a temporary restoration can be used to restore the look and function of your tooth while the dental implants are healing. The final step is to have the permanent tooth fitted.
Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal Dentist at Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre. He has completed advanced training at the Royal College of Surgeons after studying for a diploma in Implant Dentistry.
If you’re looking for dental implants, Kent based dentist Dr Trivedi can assess your teeth for dental implants. Please give us a call on 01474 537 191 to book an appointment. Our 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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“I came to see Rik as I was really unhappy with my smile, I was missing teeth and also had broken teeth which was really affecting my chewing and confidence. I had dental implant treatment and would really recommend
“ The work I’ve had done has literally changed my life. I used to be very nervous but I love coming here. It was very comfortable and easy treatment coming from someone like me who was a phobic. Thank- you Rik and the team at Parrock Dental ”
I came to see Rik to have dental implants, I also needed a bone graft procedure all of which I was very nervous about. Rik was very sincere. I had a bone graft, dental implants and veneers. I am 100% happy with the result and would sincerely recommend Rik to everyone!
“I came here as my son recommended Parrock Dental, and my teeth were badly worn at the front and I needed dental implants at the rear to replace missing teeth. Overall I’ve been very please, it’s given me a lot more confidence with my smile, and chewing is now really good.”