Have you suffered from tooth loss? Whether you have lost one tooth, several or a whole mouthful, you needn’t resign yourself to dentures or simply put up with the unsightly consequences. Advances in dental technology and materials have culminated in dental implants. Basingstoke is home to Glenholme Dental, where this modern, clinically-proven solution to tooth loss is administered by highly trained and skilled dentists.
Why you should act now
Tooth loss itself is an uncomfortable and stressful experience. However the long-term consequences can be just as bad. The gaps created by missing teeth can alter the way you speak and make mealtimes more of a challenge. In the long run, you may also experience shrinking of the jawbone and gums, which can impact your facial structure. What’s more, these consequences can make your remaining teeth more vulnerable to tilting and falling out. While dentures can plug the gaps above your gums that missing teeth leave behind, they don’t address what’s going on below your gums. Dental implants in Basingstoke do, providing a more comprehensive solution to missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium screws that act as artificial tooth roots. When placed directly into the jaw, they support the growth of new bone. As new bone and blood vessels weave around the implants, they become firmly locked in place. Replacement teeth are then attached to provide a complete restoration of the missing teeth, with superior stability when compared with traditional dentures.
The implant procedure
Fitting dental implants requires a minor surgical procedure. This is carried out under local anaesthetic, although sedation is also available for more nervous patients. Once your gums have had time to heal and your dental implants have fully integrated, your custom made replacement teeth will be designed and crafted. Once these are attached, you will be ready to enjoy the lifelong benefits of dental implants. With good dental care and hygiene, your dental implants can last just as long as your natural teeth.
Find out more
To find out if dental implants in Basingstoke are the right solution for you, call or email Glenholme Dental today. We are waiting to start your implant journey and restore your smile.