Dental implants provide patients with long-lasting, non-removable replacement teeth attached to small posts in the jawbone and gums. This treatment has become increasingly popular in recent years because it offers an attractive and functional alternative to traditional removable dentures and bridges.
At Glenholme Dental in Basingstoke, dental implant treatment is custom-tailored to suit your unique needs and aesthetic goals. Whether you are looking to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or achieve a full mouth restoration, our experienced dentists will develop an individualised treatment plan for rebuilding your smile.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are made of two main parts: a metal post that is surgically embedded into the jawbone and a prosthetic crown, denture or bridge on top.
The metal portion of the dental implant is typically made of titanium or titanium alloy and is designed like a screw, with multiple filaments to stabilise the dental implant in place. Because they are made of titanium, dental implants are compatible with human tissue. Through a process known as osseointegration, the jawbone will actually fuse with the dental implant over a few weeks, making it a very robust and long-lasting solution.
After the dental implants have healed, your dentist will attach prosthetic teeth to them. These teeth can be either individual crowns, or implant-retained bridges and dentures. Replacement teeth are made of high-quality materials to resemble your natural teeth. They are also colour-matched to your existing teeth, making them indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, dental implants restore your ability to eat, bite and chew completely.
Getting dental implants requires several appointments so your dentist can check on the condition of the implant site and healing process. Treatment is complete once your new replacement teeth are fitted. However, your dentist will encourage regular dental check-ups to ensure the health and longevity of your dental implants.
Restore your beautiful smile today
If you would like to know more about dental implants in Basingstoke and how they could help you reach your smile goals, give us a call. We are committed to helping you find a treatment that will work best with your individual needs and lifestyle.