Why dental implants are an investment in your health

If you’re looking to restore your smile, then dental implants are a good option as they can replace missing teeth while also giving you back the ability to chew and eat whatever you want.

Just one missing tooth can also affect the quality of your speech and impact your remaining teeth. This is because to balance the load, teeth shift which causing spaces between them. This can have an impact on food getting stuck there, causing tooth decay to develop. This means that you could end up losing more teeth in the long run.

Dental implants offer a permanent, stable solution to missing teeth. Titanium metal rods are anchored into your jawbone, which are used to support one or more false teeth.

After you’ve had the dental implants fitted, you will become more aware of how to take good care of your oral health. This is because poor oral hygiene can damage your dental implants and the accumulation of plaque and calculus can cause an infection which affects the bone. When the bone is infected it will resorb, which compromises the stability of the implants.

To take care of your implants it’s best to avoid smoking  as it can affect the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, so if you have titanium screws within the bone it can damage the implants, even if it’s already stabilised in the bone. It’s also recommended that you avoid heavy chewing on one side of the mouth, which can place stress on the implants.

If you’re looking to have dental implants, Kent based Parrock Dental and Implant Centre can help. Our lead dentist Dr Rik Trivedi has completed a year’s course in Dental Implantology at The Harley Street Centre for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry as well as a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, so you can feel assured that you’re in good hands.

To book your appointment, please call 01474 537 191. Our practice is open on Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 8pm, Friday from 9am to 3pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Visit our website to learn more about dental implants in Kent. We can give you the smile that you’ve been missing out on!