At the mention of tackling tooth loss, the first solution to cross your mind may be dentures. This traditional treatment does indeed fill the gaps created by missing teeth. However, tooth loss affects more than just what you see above your gums. Even with denture use, over time your jawbone can shrink. This can leave neighbouring teeth more prone to damage and also affect your facial structure. There is now a more modern solution that can protect you from these ill effects: dental implants. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham, dental implants effectively and reliably restore missing teeth, so you needn't worry about the long-term consequences of tooth loss.
Dental implants: what they are and how they work
Dental implants are small screws made from titanium. They are placed directly into the jawbone, where they function as artificial tooth roots. This helps prevent jawbone degeneration and gum recession, often seen in long standing cases of tooth loss. They encourage new bone to mesh around them, which locks them in place. Replacement teeth can then be attached on top. This level of stability far outmatches that of traditional dentures. With dental implants in Farnham you can therefore enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your replacement teeth won't budge.
What to expect from your implant procedure
At our welcoming practice in Farnham, dental implants are fitted with precision and care by one of our highly trained implant dentists. With over 25 years of experience in this area of treatment, our implant dentists can make sure you receive reliable and effective treatment. After examining your teeth and gums at your first consultation, your implant dentist will explain exactly what your treatment journey will involve.
Your dental implants will be placed under local anaesthetic, so your procedure will be as comfortable as possible. Eight to 20 weeks of healing will ensure your implants are fully integrated into the jawbone. You can then have your replacement teeth attached for a complete reconstruction of your missing teeth.
Whether you have lost one, several or all of your teeth, it is well worth exploring dental implants in Farnham. Call 01252 713797 or email us at [email protected] today to start your journey towards a healthier smile.
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