Are you missing one or several teeth and looking for a permanent solution? Whether the result of an accident, old age or oral disease, anyone can lose their teeth. If this happens to you, it leaves you pondering on the best options for restoring the appearance and function of your smile.
At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham, dental implants are our preferred way to replace missing and damaged teeth. Teeth restored with dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, dental implants provide stability, strength and longevity since they attach permanently to your jawbone.
All about dental implants
Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the root of a missing tooth. Unlike conventional bridges and dentures, dental implants are surgically fixed into the jawbone and gradually become part of the living bone tissue thanks to a process known as osseointegration. Once the process is completed (this can take several weeks), your Farnham dentist will insert replacement crowns into your dental implants. These can be either individual crowns for single teeth, bridges for several missing teeth in a row or dentures for full arches of missing teeth. Treatment with dental implants can last between three and nine months, depending on your individual case. In some cases, patients can benefit from Same Day Implants, which are fitted from root to crown in a day.
Advantages of dental implants
Dental implants are a viable option for replacing missing teeth, offering a natural appearance, enhanced bite power, strength and permanency. Since they attach to the jawbone, they help to reduce bone loss and promote the generation of healthy tissue. Dental implants are very versatile because they can have a number of different restorations attached to them. Last but not least, they are very easy to maintain since they act like natural teeth.
Regain your smile
To find out how you can achieve a dramatic difference to your smile with dental implants in Farnham, call our friendly staff to book an appointment today. Our dentists will review your individual situation and determine whether dental implants are the right option for you.