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Can you tell me about how dental implants could benefit me?

We are here to help you at Glenholme Dental Centre in Basingstoke. Dental implants are a popular choice amongst many of our patients who have lost a tooth. If you are missing a tooth, or perhaps teeth, then have you considered looking into an implant? The benefit of having a dental implant in Basingstoke, is that you can return back to having a top quality life by this time next year. For some, missing teeth equals a loss in confidence. Not with dental implants as an option! They allow you to flash your pearly white smile around the town again. Also, you will be able to eat whatever foods you want around Basingstoke. Dental implants are now an affordable option to those who perhaps only thought a full, healthy smile was for those on the television.

dental-implants-in-basingstokeWhat exactly is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium metal screw, placed down into the gum instead of a root. On top of this a bionic tooth is then fixed in place permanently. This allows for strength as you bite into your favourite type of apple again. The tooth is natural-looking and blends in well to your other teeth, so it will go unnoticed the next time you take that selfie! Dental implants in Basingstoke are a good choice as they can integrate happily within eight weeks, at which point we will then put the tooth into place. If looked after like you would your real teeth, then a dental implant will last as long. We here at Glenholme Dental Centre will talk you through the full range of aftercare for your treatment.

We offer you great service

We here at Glenholme Dental Centre, in Basingstoke, can offer you great service. We have several awards that we have won for our passion and endeavours. In 2011, we were awarded the best new practice award and ever since we have been fortunate enough to continue collecting more awards. We could not do this without the courage of all our happy patients.

If you need to join a dentist, please give us a call on 01256 465130, or drop into our surgery in our opening times. We are always happy to welcome new patients through our doors.

Missing teeth

Many of us have teeth that are missing for one reason or another. We all lose our baby teeth, usually between the ages of six and twelve, but Dental Care Matters, says the most common causes of adult tooth loss include: tooth decay, gum disease, tooth trauma, and teeth that may not have grown in the first place, such as wisdom teeth. Not all teeth need replacing, but if not replaced, some missing teeth may cause problems with the jaws not being able to ‘bite’ together, which affects chewing and may cause jaw pain. In addition, a missing tooth can greatly affect the way you look; your cheeks could be drawn in to your face due to the lack of bone and tooth to support them, and/or you could have large gaps in your smile which will often affect confidence. Dentures have been a popular solution to replace missing teeth for a number of years, however , for some people they’re not the best option; they may not fit correctly which can cause slipping and discomfort, they aren’t fixed in place so on occasion have been known to come out when eating or talking, and they sometimes don’t look as natural as some people would like.

dental-implants-in-BasingstokeFill that gap with dental implants in Basingstoke

Do you have a missing tooth? does it affect the way you eat? is it noticeable at the front of your mouth? Or is it affecting the way your face looks, causing your cheeks to sink in? All of these issues could be resolved with dental implants in Basingstoke. Basingstoke dental implants are the modern way to replace a missing tooth. They’re comfortable, they help to preserve bone, they are hardwearing and could last forever (if looked after properly) and they could aid you in gaining back that confident smile. Glenholme Dental Centre say that their Basingstoke dental implants are made from titanium (a very strong metal).The titanium is screwed into the jaw and allowed to heal (usually for 6 to 8 weeks), a crown is added and a highly functioning bionic natural looking tooth is formed. What are you waiting for? Contact Glenholme Dental Centre to discuss your options for dental implants in Basingstoke.

Protect teeth when participating in contact sports

dental-implants-basingstokeWe all know that people who participate in contact sports such as: rugby, boxing, ice hockey and martial arts have a potential risk of tooth damage or loss due to the physical aspects of these sports. Because of the dangers involved, Colgate oral health centre say that it’s imperative for anyone taking part in a contact sport to wear a mouth guard. According to Oral answers, the following six conditions can be prevented when wearing a mouth guard: tooth fractures, tooth displacement, concussion (possibly), jaw fractures, soft tissue injuries, and tooth loss due to the tooth being knocked out. This kind of tooth damage or loss may require future oral procedures, such as dental implants. Basingstoke dental practice Glenholme Dental Centre strongly encourages the use of mouth guards during contact sports, however if the worse should happen and tooth damage has occurred, they are available to offer treatment to repair the damage, or provide options when a tooth is lost.

What if a tooth has been knocked out?

Glenholme Dental Centre offers different treatments in incidents involving knocked-out teeth, to its patients in Basingstoke. Dental implants are one of these options and can be used in place of missing teeth; they are made from titanium, which joins with the jawbone, and are topped with crowns to form fully functioning teeth.

Can you still participate in contact sports if you have dental implants?

The simple answer is yes. Mark Zive, DMD says that dental implants are perfectly safe during contact sports, as long as you follow the same precautions as you would with your natural teeth. In other words, wear a mouth guard! Glenholme Dental Centre outlines that implants are a significant investment and cost between £2,000 and £3,000 per implant (much more affordable than in previous years when prices averaged £50,000 for a total restoration) at their practice in Basingstoke. Dental implants should last a lifetime if cared for correctly, however using a mouth guard when participating in contact sports could significantly reduce the chance of your teeth being knocked out, therefore reducing the chance that you will ever need an implant.

Special Black Friday offer on Invisalign

When most people hear of Black Friday they generally think of amazing offers from big retailers such as Argos, John Lewis, ao.com and more. No doubt there will be some fantastic Black Friday offers here in Basingstoke, so a trip to Festival Place may well be on the agenda!

 

Black Friday Invisalign special offer

This year at Glenholme we’re pleased to be offering our own Black Friday special, with the opportunity to save up to £500 on Invisalign. The offer is only for this Friday 27th November so please get in touch with us here for more details.

Black Friday offer on Invisalign in Basingstoke from Glenholme Dental

What is Invisalign?

For more than a decade Invisalign has been helping to straighten crooked and misaligned teeth. The system uses a series of practically invisible and removeable aligners that are custom-made just for you. Here’s a short 4 minute video that explains Invisalign in a little more detail.

 

Is Invisalign for you?

If you have crooked or misaligned teeth and you’ve been thinking about having them straightened then Invisalign could be perfect for you. Unlike traditional braces they are clear and can be removed when eating and cleaning your teeth. They offer a practical alternative.

Glenholme is part of the MiSmile network, the largest provider if Invisalign here in the UK. If you’re interested then please do contact us today to take advantage of our special Black Friday offer. Simply call 01256 465130 and our friendly team will help you.

How to overcome a fear of the dentist

fear of the dentist

Do you have a fear of the dentist? Does the thought of getting in a dentist’s chair make you afraid? Well, you are not alone. There are lots of people, just like you, who find the idea of a dental appointment terrifying. Over the years, you may have developed a fear that you can no longer control. Much of the time, people have no idea what they are afraid of, which is why they can do little about it.

As you already know, excellent dental hygiene is essential. That means that it is unhealthy to avoid oral checkups. There are many reasons you may be afraid of the dentist. Often, people find that their phobia developed when they were children. As they grew up, though, they were unable to shake the ongoing fear of dental surgery. If your phobia is preventing you from taking care of your oral health, things need to change. It is time to take control and take it upon yourself to overcome your fears.

Don’t worry, these days many dentists understand this concern and will do what they can to help. Here is how you can overcome your phobia one step at a time.

 

Choose a specialist dentist

The first thing you ought to do is find a dentist that understands your needs. Here at Glenholme Dental Centre, we specialise in this aspect of dental support. When you find an expert who can help you, everything will be much easier than it is now. Often, people think that their dentist will not understand the way they feel, but that is not the case. Before you book a formal appointment, you can talk to your dentist about any fears you have. They will do everything they can to reassure you and make sure that you are ready for each procedure. The more you know about dental techniques, the easier you should find things.

 

Understand your fears

You should also try to make sure that you can understand why you are afraid. If you don’t know what the root of your problem is, you will have no way to deal with it. So, what is it that makes you fear the dentist? You need to pinpoint what the issue is before you can move on. Often people fear that something will go wrong, or the dentist will harm them. With modern dentistry these fears are unreasonable. Over the last decade, there have been many medical advancements in the field of dentistry. That is to say that the scope of the sector is much different to how it once was. The practices are now as pain-free and straightforward as they can be. The truth of the matter is that there is nothing to fear.

 

Get some support from friends

If you don’t want to head to the dentist alone, why not take a friend or family member along with you? If you have someone by your side, you might find that the experience is less stressful than it would usually be. Sometimes, when you are waiting for your appointment, it helps to have a distraction. Make sure that your friend entertains you with chit-chat while you wait. You won’t believe what a massive difference this will make. When you have social support from the people around you, it will make you feel calm and relaxed.

 

Signal when you need a quick break

When the dentist is looking at your teeth, you might find the experience overwhelming. If you feel that you need a break, you should signal to him or her that this is the case. Before the appointment starts, agree what signal you want to use. For example, you could raise your arm. That way, you can let your dentist know that you need a moment to collect yourself. Your dentist will then give you some time to do so.

 

Listen to some relaxing music

Sometimes, the sounds of the dentist’s surgery can be the worst aspect of it. Everything from drilling to tapping can have a bad effect on you. It may help you to block out this noise. Take a music device and some earphones with you. That way, you can listen to relaxing music, rather than the sound of the dental work. You should let the music take you away to another place. While the dentist sees to your teeth, you can chill out and stay calm.

Having a fear of dentists is common, and so you should not worry. If you follow this helpful advice, your regular dental checkups will be stress-free. Talk to a dentist that specialises in helping patients face their fears today.