If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, you may be unhappy with your appearance or experiencing difficulties with eating or speaking. Missing teeth leave unsightly gaps and can also age your face, as there is nothing to support your lips and cheeks from the inside, leading to sagging. If your heart sinks when you look in the mirror or you feel uncomfortable in social situations, then you may have considered replacement options. In the past, this used to mean removeable dentures or bridges, which many people found uncomfortable, inconvenient or unreliable. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, we are pleased to offer dental implants in Farnham, which many consider life-changing.
How do they work?
Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure. They are held in place by the blood vessels and bones of the jaw, which mesh around them. When they are secure, they are used as a base for a single replacement tooth, a bridge of several teeth, or a full set. Your new teeth will be carefully made to suit the colour and tone of any remaining teeth and the shape of your mouth, so the result will be very natural. For our patients in Farnham, dental implants are a long-term investment as, if cared for correctly, they can last several decades.
Why are dental implants better than dentures?
When you choose dental implants in Farnham, you are opting for a secure, permanent solution that avoids the need for removeable appliances, which can restrict your diet, be unstable and need to be removed for cleaning. With dental implants, you can eat your favourite meals again without concern. Another major advantage is that implants stimulate the bones of the jaw in the same way as natural teeth when you bite and chew. This keeps the tissues healthy as they do not shrink back as they do when you have gaps or use dentures. There is also the visible benefit of having a smile you can be proud of again.
Join our hundreds of satisfied patients in Farnham. Dental implants could give you something to smile about and a healthier future.