Did you know that your teeth have the ability to affect your whole body? As a matter of fact, missing and badly decayed teeth can cause many health problems including further tooth loss, gum disease and jaw damage. The great news is that dental implants can replace your teeth for the long-term, and preserve your bone structure, oral health and appearance.
At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, we provide a variety of dental implant treatments, ranging from placing single tooth to full mouth dental implants in Farnham. Our experienced and well-trained dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide which treatment is best for your individual situation. We are here to let you know as much as possible about your dental implants, and we will be by your side at every stage of the treatment.
What are dental implants?
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, your dentist may recommend dental implants instead of conventional dentures and bridges. Dental implants are small titanium, screw-shaped posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone in order to support a replacement tooth (or teeth). Because they have the unique ability to fuse into the jawbone, dental implants are strong and sturdy and act as the replacement root of a missing tooth. Besides single crowns, dental implants in Farnham can also be used to support fixed bridges or to stabilise loose dentures.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants have many benefits compared with conventional tooth replacement methods such as bridges and dentures. Not only do they restore your oral function as closely as possible to its natural state, but they also increase comfort and protect your natural teeth from moving into the empty spaces created by your missing teeth. Unlike bridges, which require grinding down your neighbouring teeth for support, dental implants do not alter the tooth enamel of neighbouring teeth. More importantly, dental implants preserve your jawbone and encourage the growth of new bone tissue.
Click to listen to Tim Thackrah, Practice Principal and lead of the dental implant team at Elmsleigh House, introduce his book on dental implants, which he has written to inform patients of their options.
Get in touch
To learn more about dental implants in Farnham or book a consultation appointment with our dental implant team, please give us a call today. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
For further information or to book your free denture consultation with Frank Johnson, our Clinical Dental Technician, call the Welcome team on 01252 713797, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to request an appointment online.