Many people who have lost teeth may go through the same thought process after tooth loss. Worrying about the future of your teeth is completely natural.
The panic caused by tooth loss may encourage you to search for the most reliable and viable methods of tooth replacement. You’ll probably find that dental implants are your best option for permanent tooth replacement.
Here at Glenholme Dental in Basingstoke, dental implants can be provided to replace any number of missing teeth. This is possible because a range of different appliances can be attached to dental implants. Different types of teeth replacement can fill different sized gaps.
With dental implants you don’t need an implant to support each missing tooth so, a single dental implant could support up to three replacement teeth.
How dental implants work
In Basingstoke, dental implants are inserted during a minor surgical procedure. During this procedure, a small hole is created in your jaw to allow a screw to be inserted. The aim is for the screw to have maximum contact with the bone to encourage integration.
Over a period of weeks, the bone will integrate with the screw creating a stable anchor for replacement teeth to be attached.
This type of implant can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth with a bridge or even support a whole set of dentures. When supporting dentures, dental implants generally need two implants on both the top and the bottom of the jaw to support the dentures.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants have so many benefits over other, more antiquated forms of tooth replacement. We’ve all heard the stories from denture users of discomfort and lack of practicality and function.
These problems come because the dentures don’t stimulate the jawbone and the gums in the way they require. Dental implants do provide this stimulation and this helps to keep your jawbone, gums and lip muscles feeling and looking healthy.
Overall, dental implants in Basingstoke are considered to be the closest thing you can get to new natural teeth. This is because they work in much the same way, supporting the rest of your natural teeth and providing a platform for replacement teeth.