Dental Implants: your key to brand new teeth

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.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeHere 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.

Dental implants in Basingstoke: what to expect during your consultation appointment

If you have lost a tooth or many teeth, due to an accident, infection, or simply old age, dental implants offer a viable replacement option. At Glenholme Dental Centre, we provide dental implants in Basingstoke as a permanent solution to tooth loss that can restore both the appearance and function of your smile.

During your initial consultation, you will meet with our experienced dentists, who can discuss all your treatment options and alternatives. Any concerns, such as your medical history, medications, necessary consultations with your doctors, and sedation options will also be discussed during this appointment. We are here to make you feel comfortable and answer all of your questions on dental implants in Basingstoke.

ental Implants in BasingstokeConsultation for dental implants

Dental implants are surgically fixed in the jawbone to simulate the root of the tooth. They are made of titanium, which is a material that is compatible with the human body. Because of this property, dental implants fuse with the jawbone and create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.

If you are thinking about getting dental implants in Basingstoke, it is important that you schedule a consultation appointment in order to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and look for signs of gum disease or other problems that could hinder implant surgery. Generally, most people can have dental implants as long as their teeth and gums are healthy and they have enough jawbone to support them.

Part of your consultation appointment will involve answering questions about your expectations. Our dentists may also take x-rays and digital photographs of your teeth in order to have a good idea of your oral health and what treatment with dental implants can give you the best possible results. Patients who may not have enough bone left in their jaw may be eligible for alternative dental implant treatments, such as Teeth In A Day or All-on-4 dental implants.

Finally, this appointment is a great opportunity to ask your dentist any questions you may have on dental implants and discuss your sedation options, if you are particularly nervous about the procedure.

Restore your missing teeth with All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke

Dentures often end up fitting poorly as your jawbone deteriorates with age. The teeth on the dentures shift further towards the back, causing your lips to lose natural support and your dentures to become loose and uncomfortable.

Rather than living with the discomfort and hassles of dentures, many patients are opting for a revolutionary treatment with dental implants known as All-on-4. At Glenholme Dental Centre, All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke provide patients with a new arch of teeth that is secured by as little as four dental implants – all installed on the same day. This treatment is ideal for patients who already have or need dentures because they have lost most of their natural teeth.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeHow do All-on-4 dental implants differ from regular dentures?

All-on-4 dental implants are different from dentures in many ways. To start with, they are permanently fixed in your mouth and do not need to be removed after meals or while you sleep. They also restore your biting and chewing power considerably, allowing you to eat your favourite foods. All-on-4 dental implants are not supported by your gums like conventional dentures, therefore they are less likely to cause irritation or inflammation. More importantly, they can prevent bone loss and encourage the growth of new bone tissue. Finally, All-on-4 dental implants are very cost-effective in the long run because they do not incur repeated expenses such as dental adhesives, soaking solutions or other products needed for conventional dentures.

Am I a good candidate for All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke?

When it comes to dental implants, age is not an issue. Most patients are eligible for All-on-4 dental implants as long as they have lost most of their natural teeth. During your initial consultation, we will assess the state of your teeth as well as your medical history, looking out for factors that could render oral surgery risky, such as gum disease or diabetes.

Contact us

To learn more about All-on-4 dental implants in Basingstoke and schedule a consultation with one of our qualified and experienced dentists, give us a call today. We are here to give you back the smile you deserve.