Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular. As more new techniques develop, they are also becoming more accessible to people who may not have been able to have them before. These innovations revolve around placement, equipment and creating optimal conditions. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, we keep abreast of the latest developments so that we can offer our patients skilled care and plenty of options for treatment.
So, why are dental implants so popular? If demand for a dental treatment is growing then it's usually because the benefits are consistent and dramatic. We can talk to you about the past experiences of our patients and show you before and after photos at our clinic in Farnham. Dental implants have a lot to recommend them.
When you have dental implants in Farnham with us, you can look forward to having new, highly functional teeth. After the healing period, you do not need any special techniques to use your new teeth. You can smile, laugh, speak and eat with confidence and without restrictions.
Part of the magic of dental implants is the relationship they have to your body. They work with natural processes to give you the authentic experience of real teeth. It works via a method called osseointegration, which is similar to what happens to your bone when you are healing from a fracture.
The dentist will drill holes in your jawbone under local anaesthetic. Your dental implants are placed in the holes. The jawbone will then begin to grow around the implant. This is assisted by the shape of the implant and the material it is made out of, which is titanium. Once this growth has taken place, the implant is fully integrated into your jawbone and will move along with the natural motions of chewing, biting and talking.
When you have dental implants in Farnham at Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic, we give you care instructions for immediately after your surgery and for the weeks following. There are some particular things you need to do to ensure that your implants are not disturbed while osseointegration takes place. After that, your dental implants are very low maintenance. You simply need to follow a normal, thorough hygiene routine and that's all. If you have removable prosthetic teeth, then these may have their own care instructions.
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