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.
Consultation 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.