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A guide to using dental implants to replace your missing teeth

A guide to using dental implants to replace your missing teeth

Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham we find that, more often than not, they are the ideal solution to tooth loss. They are both the only permanent method of tooth replacement, and the only way to replace the tooth roots.

Loss of the tooth roots is as serious as the cosmetic issues caused by missing teeth. The roots don’t just hold your teeth in your jaw, they also contribute to a healthy jaw bone. Because they are made from titanium and are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a minor operation, carried out here at our Farnham clinic under either local anaesthetic or sedation, dental implants help to preserve healthy bone structure.

Many people who wear traditional dentures find that their teeth become loose, which is caused by the jaw bone and gum tissue shrinking. Dental implants prevent this problem, and will hold your dentures firmly in place.

At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham we can use dental implants to stabilise your dentures, restoring much of the function of natural teeth and enabling you to eat what you like, speak and smile with confidence.

Farnham dental implants

At our Farnham clinic our implant dentist can use dental implants to replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth, no matter why you have lost them. Crowns, a bridge, or a denture will be attached to the abutments on top of your implants after healing and osseointegration has taken place.

Some patients are suitable for immediate teeth, which will see your implants loaded immediately with functional replacement teeth. Your dentist will discuss this option with you when you come to our Farnham dental clinic for a consultation.

Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution to tooth loss – they can last for 20 years or more, sometimes even for life. You will need to come to Elmsleigh House in Farnham for regular follow-up appointments with your dentist because implants, just like natural teeth, can be affected by conditions such as gum disease.

Missing teeth don’t just affect the older generation. You can suffer tooth loss at any age, for reasons including gum disease, dental decay, and accidental injuries to the head or face. At our Farnham clinic we welcome new patients of all ages who have lost teeth, whatever the underlying cause.

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