With dental implants, a dentist can replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth. The implantology team at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham has more than 25 years of experience in the placement of dental implants, and can treat anything from simple to complex cases.
The benefits of dental implants
At our Farnham clinic, we are always keen to stress the importance of replacing your missing teeth not only for cosmetic reasons, but also because of the negative impact lost teeth can have on your dental and general health.
Dental implants have many benefits over standard tooth replacement treatments such as traditional dentures or bridgework. One of the biggest advantages of implants, of course, is that they are designed to be permanent. With good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist for maintenance appointments, your implants could last as long as your natural teeth.
Another key point to remember is that dental implants provide your dentist with a way to replace tooth roots. Made out of titanium, dental implants are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a minor operation, carried out here at our Farnham practice. The implants then integrate with your bone and provide a strong anchor for your dentist to attach permanent new teeth – crowns, dentures, or a bridge – to.
The fact that they are anchored in your jaw bone, creating a bond similar to that of a natural tooth root, means that dental implants alleviate many of the problems associated with traditional dentures, including teeth that become increasingly loose and uncomfortable, dietary restrictions, and a loss of confidence because you fear your teeth could fall out.
The teeth attached to dental implants will stay firmly in place at all times. They will act just like natural teeth, giving you a second chance at the full functionality of a healthy jaw and enabling you to eat a healthy and balanced diet.
At our Farnham clinic we can replace one missing tooth with one implant and one crown, and several or all teeth with several implants and a bridge.