Dental implants are the best long-term solution to tooth loss. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham, implants can be used in combination with a crown, a bridge, or dentures to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth.
Losing teeth is a traumatic experience. Even one lost tooth puts your future dental health at risk, because your remaining teeth are likely to drift into the gap, often becoming crooked and more difficult to clean in the process. This can ultimately lead to further tooth loss.
Several missing teeth will alter your bite and could limit your diet, whilst all your teeth being lost will severely restrict your diet, not to mention your self-confidence. You will also start losing density in your jaw bone, which can make dental implants more difficult to place in the future (although not impossible).
The dental implants team at our Farnham dental clinic are highly experienced in implant treatments and will work hard to find the perfect solution to your personal needs.
Farnham dental implants
The first step towards your new smile and restored oral health is to come into Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham for a dental implants consultation with an experienced dentist. They will conduct a thorough examination and will use x-rays and CT scans as necessary to assess your current level of bone density.
Impressions and measurements will be taken to aid in treatment planning. Most people at our Farnham clinic only need local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, thanks to our dentists’ skill and experience and the extensive amount of planning and preparation beforehand.
When dental implants are in position, they immediately begin to mesh with your jaw bone in a process called osseointegration, which sees them become as strong as natural tooth roots over a period of months.
Some patients at our Farnham dental practice are suitable for “immediate teeth”, which sees temporary teeth fitted right away. If you are not suitable for this option you can continue to wear your old dentures during healing. Permanent teeth are fitted when integration is complete.