There are many reasons tooth loss occurs: a battle with poor dental health that ends up with tooth extractions; an accident or injury that knocks out a tooth or two. Whatever the underlying cause, the long-term ramifications are considerable. Changes in your speech, difficulties with chewing and eating, and shrinking of the gums and jawbone, are just some of the consequences of tooth loss. Treating tooth loss is therefore vital to protect your future dental health and improve your quality of life. Dental implants in Basingstoke provide a clinically proven solution for restoring missing teeth.
Dental implants: what are they all about?
Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots. Made from lightweight titanium formed into screws, they sit within the jawbone where they provide a solid foundation to attach replacement teeth. Their innate ability to encourage local bone growth means over time they become firmly secured in place. This provides a level of stability unmatched by traditional dentures. They also help prevent jawbone degeneration and gum recession. With dental implants in Basingstoke, you can enjoy greater peace of mind without the unsightly consequences of untreated tooth loss hanging over you.
Whether reconstructing one tooth or several, dental implants are up to the task. Just one dental implant is needed to secure multiple replacement teeth. With All-On-4 technology a full jaw of teeth can be restored with just four dental implants.
What to expect from your implant journey?
At our practice in Basingstoke, dental implants will be explained to you by one of our highly trained dentists. At your first consultation, a thorough examination of your mouth will determine whether you are ready to receive implant treatment and what your treatment journey will involve.
Your implants will be fitted under local anaesthetic to ensure your dental experience is pain-free. A period of healing is needed for your dental implants to fully integrate into your jawbone. On your return visit, the process of crafting and fitting your replacement teeth can begin. Once your replacement teeth are attached you will have a complete restoration of your missing teeth, from top to bottom.
Get in touch with Glenholme Dental today for dental implants in Basingstoke that you can count on.