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August 03, 2016

Dental implants: an introduction

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Dental implants are one of the most exciting developments in modern dentistry, and have become an increasingly popular way for a dentist to replace your missing teeth over the past 30 years. Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham offers implant treatment to replace one, some, or all of your natural teeth.

The benefits of dental implants

There are numerous benefits to be gained from using dental implants to replace your missing teeth. They are the only way to replace natural tooth roots, and are made out of titanium, which is very compatible with the human body, and also supports bone growth.

Many of the common problems associated with traditional dentures are caused by bone loss, combined with shrinkage of the gums. Bone loss happens when the tooth roots are missing, so dental implants are an efficient way to prevent it.

With implants you can eat whatever you like, making it easy to maintain proper nutrition. They will hold your teeth firmly in place – whether you opt for dentures, a crown, or an implant-retained bridge. They will act just like natural teeth, so you can speak, smile, and laugh with confidence.

Farnham dental implants

We welcome new patients for implant consultations at our Farnham practice. Our implant team has more than 25 years of experience in placing dental implants, and will carry out a thorough examination, including x-rays, scans, and impressions as necessary, to diagnose and plan your implant placement.

At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, Farnham, we can place your dental implants under either local anaesthetic or conscious sedation, with the latter option being an excellent solution for nervous dental patients.

If you have lost just a single tooth, one dental implant will be placed and a crown attached. If you have lost several teeth, the good news is you are unlikely to need as many implants as teeth. One implant can support up to four teeth with an implant-retained bridge.

For those who have lost all their teeth, a fixed or removable bridge may be used. Alternatively, we can use dental implants to stabilise your dentures.

Click here to download our Free guide to find out how dental implants could change your life!

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