Most dental professionals agree that the best option for replacing a single missing tooth is a dental implant. Dental implants in Farnham are also used to support and stabilise full or partial dentures and dental bridges.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants in Farnham are made of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. Dental implants are connected to restorations (an artificial tooth or teeth) with an attachment called an abutment.
The benefits of dental implants
Fundamentally, dental implants in Farnham behave just like natural teeth. One of the biggest advantages of an implant at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic is that it restores full chewing power. Most of our patients cant tell the difference between their natural teeth and the implant tooth. They can eat completely normally and they can brush and floss normally as well.
Dental implants can last a lifetime
A dental bridge is one solution for replacing a missing tooth, but a bridge may only last around 5-10 years. Dental implants however, if placed correctly and cared for properly, can last as long as patients natural teeth. Dental implants in Farnham are made from titanium and will integrate with the jawbone. They are also bio-compatible, meaning that they arent harmful to the body.
Dental implants prevent bone loss
When a tooth is left missing, the jawbone in the empty space deteriorates due to lack of stimulation. If no implant is placed in the first year of losing a tooth, that bone area will actually lose 25% of its volume and this bone loss will continue over time. Dental implants in Farnham will keep the jawbone stimulated and helps prevent bone loss.
Dental Implants keep adjacent teeth stable
The gap from a missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift towards the gap. This can affect your bite, your ability to chew and even your appearance. A dental implant used to replace a missing tooth fills the gap so that adjacent teeth wont shift out of place.
If this sounds like the solution for you, why not give Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic a call today, to make your dream smile a reality.