Dental implants are an excellent, permanent solution for patients with missing teeth. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham we offer implant treatment to patients of all ages who have lost one or more teeth; sometimes, it is even possible to have your new teeth and implants fitted immediately. Your dentist will discuss if this is appropriate in your case at your implant consultation.
How you can benefit from dental implants
There are many benefits to choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth. It goes without saying that missing teeth should always be replaced – any dentist would tell you the same. To do otherwise risks causing future problems for your oral and general health.
With dental implants, your dentist has a permanent way to replace lost teeth. At our Farnham dental clinic, we can attach a single crown, a bridge, or a denture to your implants. Because they are firmly anchored in your jaw bone and because they act as replacement tooth roots, dental implants don’t only hold your teeth firmly in place, they also prevent the problem of bone shrinkage that is commonly seen in those patients with several or all their natural teeth missing.
Many patients who wear traditional dentures complain that they frequently become loose, necessitating regular visits to the dentist to have them adjusted. Whilst you will still be able to take implant-retained dentures out for cleaning, they will otherwise stay where they should be, meaning that you can eat a healthy and balanced diet without restriction, speak, smile, laugh, and even sing with confidence.
Bridges and crowns attached to dental implants are non-removable, and should be cared for like natural teeth. Your hygienist can provide you with any special brushing or cleaning techniques.
We place dental implants under local anaesthetic or sedation at our Farnham dental clinic. If you are a suitable candidate for immediate teeth, these will be attached at the same appointment. If a healing period is required then you will be called back to our Farnham clinic once your implants have had the chance to mesh with your jaw bone.
'If you would like to find out more, book your place at our next open evening on “Solutions to missing teeth” on Tuesday 6th September, 7-8.30pm.
Talk to our dentists in an informal setting about your missing teeth concerns, and find out more about dental implants and dentures – natural-looking and secure replacements to your missing teeth.