Dental implants offer an effective way to replace the root of a tooth. Our experienced clinicians in Chatham will ensure that your dental implants look indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Used to replace teeth that have fallen out or need extracting, dental implants are created using a titanium screw that is inserted into the jaw. They are able to provide the closest possible replacement, both aesthetically and functionally, to a natural tooth. After the dental implant treatment process has healed, your replacement tooth, also known as a ‘crown’, will then be attached to the titanium screw. Here at Smil, we’re proud to offer a variety of treatments alongside our dental implants, to help you achieve a beautiful smile.

Why do I need dental implants?

You may need dental implants if you have one missing tooth or several missing teeth. Your tooth may become loose or need to be extracted due to gum disease, tooth decay, or an accident.

If one of our caring dentists in Chatham recommends that you have a tooth taken out, you may need to look at tooth replacement treatments. Dental implants can improve your oral health, help you maintain a stunning smile, and avoid further damage to your teeth. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your missing tooth or have been told that you need to have one extracted soon, our dental implant treatments could be ideal for restoring your smile.

How do dental implants work?

If you have missing teeth or one of our dentists has recommended that you have one removed, please book a consultation at our Chatham practice. We will examine your teeth and discuss the appropriate treatment plan to replace your teeth. You will then be booked in for your dental implant treatment.

Once your implant has healed, we will then fit your dental crown.

Would dental implants be right for me?

During your consultation, one of our experienced clinicians in Chatham will discuss the treatment options available to you. We will take the time to learn your oral health history and discuss what you’d like to change about your smile. In the rare instance that dental implants are not recommended for you, we will make sure to create an alternative tailored treatment plan that meets your needs.

The different types of Dental Implants

Our compassionate dentists in Chatham are proud to offer a variety of dental implant solutions that cover a plethora of patient concerns.

Single tooth implants – just one missing tooth can have an impact on your daily life. Our clinicians offer single-tooth implants that replace a singular missing tooth. Patients who don’t want to replace a missing tooth with a bridge or denture may wish to opt for a single-tooth implant. In the event that adjacent teeth are lost in the future, the dental implant can be augmented without further surgery.

All-on-Four/All-on-Six – also known as ‘Same Day Teeth’, this treatment is used to bring back function to multiple or all teeth in an arch. This procedure has several advantages, including less need for bone grafting, faster healing, and a higher success rate for the treatment of complete arches.

Implant-retained dentures – can be an excellent choice for those familiar with dentures but who would like better stability. Implants are attached to a denture with implant-retained dentures – just like a pop button – which holds the dentures in place as you go about your daily activities. Dentures with reduced suction and retention benefit the most from these dental implants.

As with all of our treatments, you will have a comprehensive consultation to assess suitability and be given all of the dental implant procedure options available. Our team of professional clinicians will continue to offer you support throughout your journey to a healthier, restored smile. This will help to ensure we deliver an effective treatment plan, uniquely tailored to suit your needs.

The implant treatment process

First, you’ll be invited to our Chatham practice for an initial consultation. Our experienced dentists will take the time to discuss your needs and how we can help you achieve your smile goals.

If dental implants are recommended for you, you’ll be invited back to our warm and welcoming practice where they will be fitted. It can take around 16 weeks for your titanium screw to heal. Your body will need to grow gum around the implant so that your replacement tooth has a strong foundation to attach to.

The implant procedure itself can vary depending on how many dental implants are being fitted. Our dentists will monitor your healing through a follow-up appointment, which will determine when you are called back to our practice to have your crown fitted.

Benefits of dental implants

Dental implant procedures offer multiple advantages to clients. Below are the ones our patients believe are the most life-changing:

  • Replacing loose-fitting dentures
  • Maintaining bone structure – to avoid “sunken” features
  • Regain full tooth function
  • Improvements in biting, chewing, and speaking
  • A long-term solution and natural-looking smile
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem

The aftercare

After your dental implant treatment, you may experience some mild discomfort once the local anaesthesia begins to wear off. This pain should fade after a couple of days but in the meantime, you can take over-the-counter medication to relieve any symptoms. Some of our patients have reported some swelling around the area and even develop bruises but these will disappear around a week after your treatment.

Dental Implants

Our experience clinicians would recommend taking the following steps to care for your dental implants until they have healed:

  • Keep your mouth as clean as possible – rinse your mouth with a mixture of salt and warm water to keep it clean and encourage healing.
  • Do not vape or smoke
  • Avoid hot and cold drinks
  • Rinse your mouth after food

After your implants have healed, continue to maintain excellent oral health and hygiene to ensure the longevity of your implants.

The difference between dental crowns and dental implants?

A crown, when it is used alone, is attached to a partially natural tooth. With dental implant treatments, the titanium screw is placed into the jaw where the tooth once was. A crown is usually placed on top of the dental implant to restore the function of a tooth.

How can dentures improve implants?

Dentures are attached to the dental implants in your jawbone, providing you with much more stability.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary based on your individual treatment plan. To learn more about our fees and how we can help restore your smile, call our friendly team in Chatham today on 01634 756 536.

Why should I have dental implants with Smil?

Here at Smil, we’re passionate about providing superior dental treatments, tailored to meet your exact needs. Our experienced clinicians can help you achieve your dream smile with minimal impact on your daily life. We have a wealth of experience in transforming smiles through the use of our dental implant treatments, priding ourselves on our caring and compassionate approach. Book your consultation in Chatham today by calling us on 01634 756 536.

All on 4

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to fit dental implants?

Dental implants can be fitted in just one appointment to our Chatham practice, depending on how many teeth need replacing.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are an incredibly durable treatment, with the majority of them lasting over ten years.

Do dental implants hurt?

No. Before your treatment begins, we will apply a local anaesthetic to numb the area. The healing process may cause some discomfort, in which case you can take over-the-counter medication.

For more information regarding this treatment
Contact Us Or Call 01634 756 536
Back to Dental Implants

get in touch

Smil Logo

Smil, Unit 69-70, Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre, Maritime Way, St Mary's Island, Chatham, ME4 3ED

Google Rating
Google Rating
Google Rating