Dental implants in Kent
If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are usually the best solution, offering a permanent replacement with natural-looking results. A dental implant is essentially a titanium screw-like post that is fixed into the jawbone, replacing the missing tooth root. After it’s healed, a crown is attached to the post, creating a replacement tooth. At Fourways Dental in Borough Green, we favour the ‘AnyRidge’ implant system by Megagen, renowned for its progressive design.
Implants have revolutionised restorative dentistry, as they can replace one or more missing teeth, an entire arch, and can even be used to secure dentures.
What dental implant treatment options are available?
Replacing a single tooth
When a single tooth is lost, due to decay or an accident, a dental implant is an excellent permanent solution. An implant placed in this case would not require any preparation of the adjacent teeth, such as would be the case with a bridge.
Replacing a series of teeth
Dental implants can also be used to support a replacement for a series of multiple missing teeth. This usually involves the placement of two implants, which are used to support a fixed bridge.
Replacing a full arch
To replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw, as an alternative to a denture for example, requires several implants to be placed. The number of implants required and the position of their placement will be determined when we assess your individual case.
Dentures that slip or click are a common problem for traditional denture wearers. Securing them using dental implants restores functional chewing and reduces irritation of the gums, giving you a much-enhanced quality of life. The additional support enables you to carry on your life with confidence, eat what you want and smile without being self-conscious.