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Dental Implants in Gravesend

Implants are one of the most popular options for replacing missing teeth. Implants are a small titanium screw that your dentist places in your jawbone. The crown or artificial tooth sits on top of the implant.

What are some of the reasons to choose a dental implant?

A dental implant provides a permanent anchor for your crown. It mimics the look, feel, and functionality of your natural teeth. When you lose a tooth, the loss can negatively impact not only your smile but also your other teeth. A lost tooth causes the surrounding bone tissue to begin receding. The can loosen other teeth and cause your appearance to alter.

A dental implant can reverse this process, bringing the contours of your face back to their original positions and strengthen the anchoring of your other teeth.

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

Dr Amin can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or even all your teeth. As few as 2 implants can support a removable lower denture, while 4 or 6 implants can provide a full set of top or bottom teeth.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

There is a good chance you are a suitable candidate for implants, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination which includes x-rays of your jaw.

What are the benefits of implants?

• Improved appearance
• Increased self-confidence
• Enhanced ability to chew your food
• Prevent further bone loss
• Replace removable partial and complete dentures and fixed bridges

How long does a dental implant take to heal?

Once the dentist implants the titanium screw, the bone will eventually fuse with the screw, ensuring that it stays in place, providing an anchor for the prosthetic tooth. This process typically takes approximately 6 months.

Do dental implants need special cleaning or other types of special care?

You can treat a dental implant the same as you would one of your natural teeth. You should brush and floss at least twice a day and see the dentist for a check-up and a professional cleaning by the hygienist at least twice a year.

If you would like to find out more about dental implants and if they may be right for you, call us on 01474 352 990 today for an appointment.

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