With dental implants, a dentist can restore more than just your smile. Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham has a skilled implantology team who have treated scores of happy patients with the help of dental implants. If you are missing one, some, or even all of your natural teeth, read on to discover how you too could soon be reaping the benefits. . .
Advantages of dental implants
Not so long ago, dental bridges and removable dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth. Over the past three decades, a great deal of research and development has been put into dental implants, to provide your dentist with a predictable and permanent way to replace your missing teeth.
Dental implants replace the root portions of lost teeth. Placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a small operation, carried out here at our Farnham clinic, they integrate with the bone and create a strong base on to which your dentist can then attach permanent crowns, an implant-retained bridge or denture.
Because they integrate with your bone, implants help to prevent the problem of bone loss that is commonly seen in patients with a lot of missing teeth, especially those who have worn traditional dentures for years. It is this bone shrinkage that is behind many of the commonly-reported problems with dentures, which are likely to become loose and increasingly unwieldy over time, affecting everything from your speech to your diet.
If you have been struggling with dentures for some time, perhaps having to visit your dentist frequently to have them relined or otherwise adjusted, dental implants can help. They will hold your teeth firmly in place and give you back the full functionality of a healthy jaw.
At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham, we can use dental implants to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth.
When you come into our Farnham clinic for an implant consultation, your dentist will use x-rays and scans as necessary to assess your current level of bone density and plan your implant placement. Implants can be placed under local anaesthetic or sedation.
'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.