Dental implants offer a safe, modern, and predictable solution to tooth loss. At Staplehurst Dental Practice in Kent we can use implants, combined with crowns, a bridge, or dentures, to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth.
We are always keen to stress the importance of replacing any missing teeth promptly at our Kent dental practice, and in many cases we find that dental implants are the best way to do so, not just in terms of aesthetic appearance but also for functionality and longevity.
If you are considering dental implants for tooth replacement, you may have some questions about how treatment works. Below are some common questions and answers on the subject of implants; if you can’t find an answer to your question here, please get in touch with a member of the team at our Kent clinic and we will be more than happy to help.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. They are small titanium screws or posts that your dentist places in direct contact with your jaw bone in a minor operation, carried out here at our Kent clinic. After your implants have healed and meshed with your jaw bone, they provide a permanent base on to which new teeth will be attached.
No. We will place your dental implants here at our Kent clinic under local anaesthetic. Any post-operative discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers and shouldn’t last long, so you won’t need much down time.
Implants are the only permanent way to replace your missing teeth. They are also the only replacement for tooth roots, meaning they don’t just hold your teeth firmly in place, they also help to prevent your jaw bone shrinking. This is one of the main reason traditional dentures become loose and unwieldy. The new teeth attached to implants will have similar functionality to a natural set of teeth.
Standard dental bridges rely on adjacent teeth for support. An implant-retained bridge is fully supported by dental implants.Back to Blog
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At Staplehurst Dental we are taking this pandemic seriously and are ensuring your health and safety comes first.
Following the recent announcement by the Prime Minister, we would like to reassure you that we will be remaining open unless instructed otherwise by our governing bodies.
The safety of our patients and staff is very important to us and along with all the correct PPE and universal infection control protocols in place, we will be able to continue with all planned appointments.
As per the Prime Ministers announcement, we too would recommend that you avoid cancelling or delaying any essential/planned treatments, in case this leads to future complications for your health.
If you require any of our services, please do get in touch, as we are here to help you.
We would like to thank you for your continued support and patience during this time, and hope you all remain safe!