If you are proud of your smile, then you might be horrified at the thought of losing a tooth. Even missing one tooth can significantly damage self-esteem and self-confidence, at least until you find a suitable replacement. You’ve probably already heard about dental implants in Kent but may have disregarded this prospect due to the length of time it takes to complete conventional dental implant surgery.

Traditional Implant Surgery Can Take Months to Complete

Traditionally the dental implant is placed into the jaw and left to heal for several months as this allows a process called Osseo integration to take place. This is where the titanium post of the implant integrates with the surrounding bone to create a strong and stable anchorage point for the final restoration of a crown, bridge or denture. There is little doubt that this technique is extremely good, but it can be frustrating waiting around for months on end, and having to deal with a temporary tooth during this period.

This Isn’t the Case with the “Same Day Tooth” Technique

Parrock Dental and Implant Centre can offer patients an alternative choice, and this is something that is called the “Same Day Tooth.” During this procedure the implant is placed along with a provisional crown all on the same day, so you’ll leave our surgery with a complete smile. The implant still needs time to heal, and you’ll need to return three months later to have your permanent ceramic crown custom-made. The procedure used to place the implant is minimally invasive and doesn’t require any stitches as the implant completely replaces the section of gum tissue. The technique is perfect for anyone who has a busy lifestyle, and who simply wants to be able to get on with it without having to attend multiple appointments. It can also be used for more than one tooth, and is ideal for people who have a failing three unit bridge.

If you’d prefer to have your missing tooth replaced more quickly, then why not make an appointment to see Dr Rik Trivedi This technique will not be suitable for everyone, but is well worth investigating. Dr Trivedi will be able to give you a complete assessment and will discuss the pros and cons of this treatment compared with conventional implant surgery. You can call us on 01474 537191, and you can email us to request more information, or to make an appointment on info@parrockdental.co.uk.