Dental implants are a long-lasting solution to replace one or more missing teeth, and are generally suitable for most patients. Implants can offer improvement in the way you eat and speak, prevent your jaw bone from shrinking and improve your confidence. They offer a fixed alternative to ill-fitting dentures, keeping teeth firmly in place.
Titanium posts are surgically placed into the jawbone, mimicking tooth roots. Over time, usually up to six months, the implant fuses with the bone and firmly establishes itself in your mouth. It can then provide a solid, permanent foundation for a crown or bridge.
At your initial appointment, we will carry out a full assessment of your general and oral health to ensure you are suitable for dental implants. We will also examine your teeth and assess the suitability of your jaw bone. If we find you have insufficient bone volume for implant treatment, we may suggest a bone grafting procedure to ensure successful implant placement.
If you are suitable for treatment, or following a bone graft, we will surgically place the titanium posts in your jaw bone. Titanium is a very biocompatible metal, meaning it is very well tolerated by the human body. Therefore, over the next few months, the implants will bond effectively with your bone.
Once we are happy the implants have settled and healed, we will fit replacement teeth. These will be strong, durable and immovable, functioning just like natural teeth.
With good oral hygiene and a regular brushing and flossing routine, your implants will cause you no problems and can last for over 15 years.
At Dartford Road Dental we believe that quality dental care should be affordable to as many patients as possible. We can split the cost of certain treatments up to five years.
When to visit
We have early opening hours!
Mon - Thurs 8:15am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:15am - 2:00pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (appointment only)