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25th March 2021

How Do Dental Implants Work?

At our Tunbridge Wells dental practice, our expert dentists provide a range of treatments that help your smile be healthy and happy. One of our favourites, which can utterly transform your smile, is dental implants. In this post, we’ll focus on single dental implants, which replace individual teeth. Read on to find out what they are, how long they last, and how they could work for you.

Safe for your smile

The most important thing to know about dental implants is that the treatment is safe and effective. Although the procedure involves implanting the new false tooth into your jaw, the materials used are strong, long-lasting and biocompatible, meaning they won’t harm your body. In fact, tooth implants have an incredible success rate of between 90-95%.

A clever solution to missing teeth

Not only do tooth implants look the part, but they act the part, too. Dental implants are a realistic replacement for a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, and can restore bite and chew function while effectively making over your smile. If tooth loss caused a sunken appearance in your face, dental implants could help counteract this, which could make you look more youthful, too.

A lifetime of smiles

Incredibly, dental implants can last just as long as a natural tooth. All it takes is a good oral care routine and regular dental check-ups at our Tunbridge Wells dental practice. This is because your new implant will effectively bond to your bone and gum tissue, providing a secure anchor point for the new tooth. In the case of implant-retained dentures, they can provide a strong base for these too, preventing wobbling and slipping in the mouth.

A straightforward process

Our expert dentists are well-versed in tooth implant procedures. A thorough consultation ensures you’re eligible for treatment, before the process is carried out. After a small incision, the lower part of the implant (a metal post, which acts as the new tooth root) is carefully inserted. When healed and fused in place, a crown is then fitted. You’ll then be able to look forward to eating, smiling, talking and laughing as you once did!

Interest-free payments

Everyone deserves a smile that makes them feel happy and confident. That’s why our dentists offer interest-free credit on a range of dental treatments, including dental implants. Instead of one lump payment, you can break down the cost over two years and benefit from paying absolutely zero interest, making this incredible treatment affordable to all.

Book today

Our dentists are here to help, whatever your reason for contacting us. To find out more about tooth implants here at our Tunbridge Wells dental practice, book a virtual consultation with us today. Not only can you get more of an idea of how tooth implants will work for your unique smile, but you won’t even need to leave your sofa – and we’ll send you a special customised video about your treatment, too!

We look forward to starting your journey to a strong, happy smile today.