Does your day start badly because the smile you see in the mirror is not the one you would like? If you have lost one or more teeth then you know how it affects your appearance and confidence. Missing teeth can also cause problems eating or speaking and this can undermine your quality of life. If you have avoided considering replacements because you do not like the idea of dentures, then you may be interested in an effective technique available from Glenholme Dental in Basingstoke. Dental implants have been literally life-changing for many of our patients and offer a secure, permanent solution to missing teeth.
What should I expect?
When you have your first appointment regarding dental implants in Basingstoke we carry out a detailed examination including taking x-rays and photographs. We will talk to you about what you want to achieve so you can discuss the treatment with us, including the option of sedation. Your implants are small metal screws that are inserted into the jaw under local anaesthetic. When they are stabilised by the bone and blood vessels of the jaw healing around them, they can be used as a secure base for a single replacement tooth, several teeth or a full set of dentures. In some cases, we can fit your replacements in the same day, so you could enjoy your dinner that evening with secure, fixed teeth.
Why are dental implants so popular?
At our practice in Basingstoke, dental implants are valued because they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Your appearance will be restored and you can live fully again. There are also other advantages that you may not be aware of. When you bite and chew, the pressure exerted on your jaw stimulates the bones and tissues, keeping them strong. This does not happen when there are gaps or you wear dentures but implants perform the same role as natural tooth roots and keep your jaw healthy. So, while you are enjoying your favourite foods, you are actually contributing to the health of your jaw.
To find out how having dental implants in Basingstoke could give you a new lease of life, get in touch with us today.