Missing teeth can change your appearance as they leave gaps and do not support the lips and cheeks, leading to sagging. They can also create difficulties with everyday activities such as eating and speaking. If you are not happy with how you look, this knocks your confidence and enjoyment of social interactions. In the past, replacing teeth used to involve removeable appliances, which often meant a diet of soft food. These appliances could also be wobbly, inconvenient to clean or uncomfortable. At Staplehurst Dental Practice in Kent, dental implants are a popular alternative technique for replacing teeth.
A flexible option
Dental implants replace your natural tooth roots and can be used as a secure base for one tooth, several teeth or a whole set. We are experienced in fitting dental implants in Kent and discuss your needs so that we can find the best solution. Following any necessary work to resolve any existing issues such as gum problems, your implants are inserted into the jaw during a minor operation. They are small metal screws that are held firmly in place when the bones and blood vessels of the jaw mesh around them during the healing process. When they are stable, your replacement teeth can be permanently fixed in place.
What are the benefits?
When you choose dental implants in Kent, you are opting for a secure, permanent solution. Once they are fitted, your replacement teeth will feel just like natural ones so you can eat your favourite meals again without concern. Apart from caring for them in the same way as you would natural teeth, you can forget that they are even there. Another major advantage is that implants stimulate the bones of the jaw in the same way as natural teeth when you bite and chew. This keeps the tissues healthy as they do not shrink back as they do if you have gaps or use dentures. Replacement teeth are carefully made to look very natural so you can enjoy your smile again when you have dental implants in Kent.
Find out how having dental implants in Kent could restore your smile and quality of life and talk to us about how we can help you.