Dental Implants

One can lose teeth in different circumstances. A missing tooth can change one appearance and the functioning of the teeth. It's advisable to get a dental implant or tooth replacement in case you lose a tooth. Teeth loss can affect the biting and cause drifting of teeth to the gap left. Food sticking in the space left can increase chances of decay hence cause more complications. At our dental clinics in Nairobi cbd we offer affordable dental services to you.

What are dental implants ?

Dental implants are pure titanium screws attached to the upper or lower jaw to act as tooth root. These ‘screws’ act as support to the replacement tooth. There are different types of dental implants ;

  • Endosteal dental implants - Implants are placed in the jaw bone. The ‘screws’ drill into the jaw bone for support.
  • Subperiosteal - Implants are placed on top of the jaw bone but below the gums.
  • Zygomatic - It's the most complicated type of dental implants where the implant is placed on the cheekbone instead of the jaw. This can only be done if the patient doesn't have enough jawbone for endosteal. 

Do you have a missing tooth ? Visit our Smartsmile Dentalcare clinics for checkup and treatment. A dentist will examine and advise you on the best dental implant type that will serve you well. Our tooth replacement costs are affordable. Get the best tooth replacement cost in Nairobi today.

What to expect during tooth replacement procedure 

The procedure is dependent on the type of dental implant chosen. Dental implants are placed on the jawbone and allowed time to heal. This time period can be in months giving the bone time to grow around the implant for effective support. After the jawbone has grown around the implant in a process called osseointegration, abutment is placed through a minor surgery, this is the place where the crown will attach , the gums are allowed to heal for about two weeks and the artificial tooth is placed. 

Tooth Replacement Options 

There are different tooth replacement options using dental implants ;

Single Tooth Replacement - A single implant is inserted into the jaw bone to act as the root of the tooth. Then a crown is placed on top with the esthetic appearance of the natural teeth. Single tooth replacement cost is slightly higher compared to the other options. It’s also considered the most effective form of dental implant treatment. It has a high success rate hence more durable.

Why consider Single tooth replacement ?

There are several advantages of dental implant supported artificial teeth;

  • Tooth appearance - the new teeth appear and function just like the natural tooth. 
  • Heath of the adjacent teeth is maintained unlike a tooth-supported fixed bridge where the adjacent teeth are ground down to support the new tooth. 
  • Better jawbone preservation. Only the root to support replacement teeth as inserted in the jawbone.
  • Keeping this form of implants clean is easy than in bridged treatment where the cement holding bridge can wear out and allow bacteria to cause tooth decay to tooth anchoring the bridge.

 At Smartsmile dentalcare clinics we offer you the best dental services and durable treatment to missing teeth. The replacement process is done with the attention necessary. Every case is treated with the uniqueness it presents itself with. Our patients' comfort and satisfaction are our main goal.

Replacing Multiple Teeth 

When multiple teeth are missing you will not need to have every tooth implant done separately. Bridged implants can be done where the implant teeth act as support for bridgework. This can help to avoid using healthy teeth as support for the bridge. 

For example, if you are missing three teeth in a row, we can place two implants, one on either

side of the gap, and a crown in between that has no implant underneath. That way, you will not need to use any of your remaining natural teeth as bridge supports, which could weaken them

and make them more susceptible to decay.

Permanently replace all teeth 

Sometimes one may need to do all teeth replacement. Dental implants can be used to support the entire upper or lower arch of replacement teeth. Teeth are permanently fixed in the month and are never removed. 

Removable Dentures Support 

Are your removable dentures becoming uncomfortable ? Have you lost jaw bone due to the dentures ? Do you want permanent solutions today ? Visit Smartsmile dentalcare clinics for implant supported denture . 

Implants can be used to support removable dentures. Traditionally removable dentures are placed on the gums which are movable tissues. Implants give them firm support making them comfortable to wear. Pressure exerted by traditional removable dentures on the gum can be eliminated by use of implants , they also reduce resorption of jaw bone that can highly occur with traditional dentures placed on the gums .

Dental implant care and maintenance after osseointegration.

Poor oral hygiene and excessive biting forces are the common causes of dental implant loosening and failure after successful fusion. 

Poor oral hygiene can lead to a destructive bacterial infection called peri-implantitis. Dental implants regular cleaning by professional and daily brushing of the teeth can increase their durability. 

Excessive biting forces can come from either a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, or

an insufficient number of implants to handle the forces generated by your bite. You should

receive the correct number of implants so this does not happen.

Visit Smartsmiles Dentalcare Clinics today for a lasting solution to your teeth problem. Make Smartsmile Dental Care Clinics your dental care professional and get best services at affordable cost in Nairobi Kenya.