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Recreating a smile - the process of getting dental implants

January 15, 2018

Getting dental implants in Farnham is a secure way to restore your teeth and smile. It's no fun have missing teeth, and it can affect the way that you feel about yourself as well as your smile.


When you have dental implants at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, we recreate your smile so that you feel great about the appearance of your teeth. On top of this, they will function in similar ways to natural teeth.

 

dental-implants-6.jpgPlanning your work


During your initial consultation for dental implants in Farnham, your dentist will explore a number of factors that will help them create a detailed plan for your treatment. This might include:


  • Jawbone density - in order to have dental implants in Farnham, you need to have the right amount of material in your jawbone. If you have had missing teeth for a while, you might have experienced some deterioration in the jawbone as it begins to break down when it is no longer supporting teeth. There are several procedures that can help build the bone back up again if this is the case;

  • Position - careful positioning of your dental implants means that they will be able to withstand the various rigours that are involved in the everyday use of your teeth, like chewing, for example. Your dentist will ensure your dental implants are placed in suitable jawbone, and positioned to hold one, several or all your replacement teeth securely;

  • Number of implants - the number of teeth that you have missing does not necessarily denote the number of implants that you have. If you only need a single tooth replaced, you will only need one implant. However, if you need more than one, it may be possible to support multiple teeth using a single implant;

  • Function - although dental implants are often used to create fixed, permanent replacement teeth, they can also be used to stabilise removable dentures. This gives the dentures a more stable base and allows them to withstand stronger chewing forces.


You can discuss these factors and any other questions you may have about dental implant treatment with our dedicated team.


For further information or to book an appointment, call the Welcome team on 01252 713797, emailinfo@elmsleighhouse.co.uk or click here to request an appointment online.

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