Tooth loss can be devastating but do not fear – dental implants can provide the perfect, permanent solution to missing teeth. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham we have a skilled team of implant dentists who can use implants to replace one or more missing natural teeth, not just restoring your oral health and your smile, but also helping you to get your life back on track.
Dental implants are different to other tooth replacement options – standard bridgework or dentures – because they are designed to be permanent. They are also the only way your dentist can replace the root portions of missing teeth.
In fact, dental implants can be thought of as bionic tooth roots; small titanium screws that are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone during minor surgery – carried out either under local anaesthetic or sedation at our Farnham dental clinic – they integrate with your bone and provide a stable anchor for permanent new teeth to be attached, as well as actively preventing bone loss.
The jaw bone may start to resorb or shrink when several or all of your natural teeth have been missing for some time. This can cause complications with your dentures, as they become loose and uncomfortable, often causing sores on the gums through rubbing and affecting speech, diet, and confidence. Resorbtion of the jaw bone can also alter the structure of the face and cause skin around the jowls to become saggy.
At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham, we favour using dental implants to stabilise your dentures, which negates the problems caused by bone resorbtion and keeps your teeth firmly in place, enabling you to eat what you like, to smile, speak, and laugh with confidence once more.
With dental implants there is no need to worry that your dentures will slip out in public; instead, you can relax, get back to enjoying your life, and be surprised when people fail to notice that you are wearing a denture at all.
At our Farnham clinic we can also replace multiple missing teeth with implants and a bridge, or single teeth with one implant and one crown.