Restoring your teeth, the modern way

If you have gaps in your teeth, you may have replaced them with dentures. Whether you have or not, you will know that everyday activities such as eating and speaking can be difficult or uncomfortable. Gaps can also seriously affect your appearance and how you feel about yourself. We would all love a beautiful smile that we do not have to worry about and, for our patients at Glenholme Dental in Basingstoke, dental implants have offered just that. Dental implants are a secure, permanent solution which fit into their lifestyles.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeHow do dental implants in Buckinghamshire work?

The implants are carefully designed metal screws that are fitted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure, carried out under local anaesthetic. They are hidden beneath the gum and held in place by the bones and blood vessels meshing around them. When they are stable, they can be used as a secure base for a single replacement tooth, several teeth or a whole set of dentures. For our patients in Basingstoke, dental implants have changed their lives. They function just like natural tooth roots so that you can bite and chew as normal and, apart from regular care, you can forget that you have them.

Rapid healing using the latest technology

When you choose dental implants in Basingstoke, you will benefit from our commitment to keeping up to date with the latest techniques. When your body experiences any wound, including surgery, it produces a unique set of proteins that simulate the healing process. To ensure fast recovery time, we are proud to offer a procedure that makes use of these special proteins. We take a small sample of your blood and treat it to produce a concentrated mixture of natural healing agents, known as ‘plasma rich in growth factor’. This is carefully applied to the wound to ensure that you heal quickly. When you have dental implants in Basingstoke with us, you can be assured that we use the latest methods to ensure that the process is as effective, safe and quick as possible.

To help restore your quality of life and overall wellbeing, you may like to consider exploring how having dental implants in Basingstoke could benefit you.

Is your smile missing something?

Losing your teeth has an obvious impact on your appearance, but it can also make eating and speaking difficult. This is inconvenient and can make you feel awkward, reducing your quality of life. It can also lead to a restricted diet and affect your nutritional intake. You may have resigned yourself to putting up with gaps or removeable dentures, which can come loose or be uncomfortable if they rub. If you would like to simplify your life, improve your appearance and benefit from a having a full set of teeth, then you may like to consider dental implants. Basingstoke is the home of Glenholme Dental and we are proud of our experience of fitting implants.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeSame Day Teeth?

It may sound too good to be true but when you choose to have dental implants in Basingstoke with us, then same day teeth really are possible. We can remove any teeth that are not viable, gently place the implants into your jaw, then make and install your teeth all in one day. You have the opportunity to relax while we create your replacement teeth in our in-house dental laboratory and we have been told by patients that the whole process is no worse than a filling or extraction. You could be enjoying eating dinner with your new teeth that same evening.

Love your smile again

When you choose dental implants in Basingstoke, you will find that, are stable and hidden beneath the gum, they function just like natural tooth roots. Your replacement crowns are made to match the size and tone of any remaining teeth and to complement the shape of your mouth, so your new look will be improved but very natural. Having a full set of teeth gives you a more beautiful smile, and also provides your cheeks with support from the inside. This can prevent the sagging which can occur when you have missing teeth. They do require the same high levels of care that natural teeth do, and, if looked after properly, having dental implants in Basingstoke is a stable, lasting solution to missing teeth.

We look forward to discussing how we can help you with dental implants in Basingstoke and enable you to take pleasure in your smile again.

Restore your smile with dental implants in Basingstoke

A lot of people prefer dentures in order to replace their missing teeth, since they are easy to wear and cost-effective compared with dental implants. Modern dentures have come a long way and they are now more lightweight and aesthetically pleasing than ever before. However, long-term denture wearers find that dentures tend to become loose and slip while they are eating or speaking. This is due to the deterioration of the jawbone, a process that traditional dentures cannot halt.

If you have had enough of your dentures but you can’t justify the price of dental implants, we may have the ideal solution for you. At Glenholme Dental, we offer All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke. If you wear full dentures, the All-on-4 implant procedure can combine the best aspects of both treatments in a more affordable manner. Here’s how it works.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeWhat is All-on-4?

The All-on-4 is an innovative dental implant technique that provides patients with a new set of fixed teeth in a single appointment. All-on-4 dental implants are ideal for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth or suffer from failing teeth as a result of advanced gum disease. Unlike removable dentures, All-on-4 overdentures are securely attached to 4 dental implants, surgically imbedded into the jawbone. The dental implants fuse with the jawbone and create new bone tissue, resulting in a permanent solution to tooth loss. With the All-on-4 technique, you can flash your new smile a few hours after the surgery.

Am I eligible for All-on-4 dental implants?

The All-on-4 implant procedure is versatile since it doesn’t require the same level of jawbone density that regular dental implants do. Patients who have lost most or all of their teeth are eligible for the treatment as long as they do not suffer from active gum disease or other conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease, that may affect the healing process. Age itself is not a problem for All-on-4 dental implants. As a matter of fact, older patients are encouraged to opt for this treatment in order to improve their quality of life.

To learn more about All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke, give us a call today.

Dental implants in Basingstoke: what to expect

Dental implants offer a viable tooth replacement option for patients who have lost one, several or all of their teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement treatments that do not interact with the jawbone, dental implants become a part of the jawbone and prevent its further deterioration. Dental implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth and that makes them ideal for patients who have lost their chewing and biting ability because of tooth loss.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeAt Glenholme Dental in Basingstoke, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients with missing teeth. Though the procedure can be more time-consuming than other procedures, as it involves preparation, minor surgery and time for healing, dental implants can greatly improve the appearance and health of your teeth and jawbone for years to come. If you are considering dental implants in Basingstoke, here is a typical breakdown of the consultation process.

Suitability, preparation and questions

Choosing to have your teeth replaced with dental implants is a big decision and something worth discussing in detail with your dentist prior to the surgery. Most patients are usually eligible for dental implants as long as they are healthy and have enough bone left in their jaw. Your dentist in Basingstoke, will ask you questions about your oral and general health, as well as your lifestyle and habits.

This is because certain conditions such as diabetes and heart disease can compromise implant treatment, if not controlled prior to the operation. Furthermore, patients who smoke are not ideal patients for dental implants, since nicotine affects healing time and can ultimately lead to implant failure.

Your dentist may take photographs and x-rays of your jawbone in order to have a good idea of your current oral health and also to determine the best position for placing the dental implants. Based on the state of your teeth and gums before the surgery, you may need to receive other dental treatments first, for example to resolve tooth decay or gum disease.

Your initial consultation is a good opportunity to ask your dentist questions about the procedure. If you are a nervous patient, you may want to discuss your sedation options.

For more information on dental implants in Basingstoke, or to book your consultation appointment, please contact our practice today.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are used to replace the gaps that are left by missing teeth, not only above the gumline but below it as well. Dentures and bridges are no longer the only solutions to the issues created by losing your teeth. Nowadays patients are finding implants to be an improved alternative and a good investment, despite the initial higher outlay.

At Glenholme Dental in Basingstoke, dental implants are a means of treating patients with missing teeth. Before deciding whether dental implants are the best solution for you, it is important to consider and fully understand the process you will need to go through to replace your teeth.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeThe dental implant process

Some people are anxious about procedures that involve drilling, and receiving implants requires use of the drill in order to create channels to put the implants in. This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, minimising pain. If you are anxious about undergoing implant surgery, we can also offer sedation, either oral or intravenous, which will fully relax you for the procedure, although you will be able to respond to the dentist talking to you.

Dental implants in Basingstoke  come in three sections: the crown, the metal post, and the bridge. Each part is equally vital and is inserted at different stages of the treatment period. The metal post is what is surgically placed into your gum where there are missing teeth. After the surgery, there will be a recovery period which will allow your mouth to adapt itself to the post. The crown serves as the artificial teeth and can either be fixed onto the post after surgery, or more commonly, after the recovery period. In the case where you are missing multiple teeth, we affix several teeth onto one implant.

Why are dental implants popular

Dental implants are known to be more secure than dentures and bridges, and can offer you a more functional set of artificial teeth. The process can take several months and the prices may seem higher, but getting dental implants in Basingstoke will mean you are repaid in quality and durability, compared to dentures or dental bridges.