Dental implants and your future
Dental implants are an investment in the future of your smile. Your Dentist will talk you through the whole process when you visit us for dental implants in Kent at Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology Limited.
If you need preparatory work, such as extractions or a bone graft, this can lengthen your overall treatment time. After one of our team has made an assessment of your mouth, they will be able to let you know what is required and give you a rough estimate of the time frames involved.
Dental implant surgery is a relatively short process. You will come to the Practice, have a local anaesthetic and get your dental implants fitted. You will be able to drive home afterwards but it is also nice to have someone with you for support.
The healing period after dental implants in Kent is the longest part of the process. The bone in your jaw needs to grow around the dental implants to hold them in place and secure them for your use. The overall healing period is somewhere between eight and 12 weeks, although every patient is different. There are some conditions that can extend the length of time it will take. If you are a smoker then this can affect the interval as well. Your dentist will advise you to quit, even if only for the duration of your treatment.
Once you have dental implants in Kent with us, you will be able to eat, smile, chew and laugh with confidence. There is no adjustment period nor any special techniques that you need to use to adapt to them. You can use them as you would normal teeth. Your speech will not be affected.
Dental implants prevent deterioration in the jaw bone, which can create a sunken look about the face. This is another way that they assist with your overall look.