Dental implants offer huge benefits to your life. They effectively replace your missing teeth and give you back missing functionality. You will be able to chew, bite, smile and laugh with confidence again.
At Glenholme Dental, Basingstoke, dental implants are one of the treatments we offer to you if you are looking to make a big change in your life. However, it is a relatively long-term treatment that requires some preparation and effort on your part. In order to make this easier, we find that is it best to be well informed and happy with your choice before you go ahead.
Before you start, tap into as many sources of information as you can. When you have dental implants in Basingstoke with us, we will answer any questions you have and are happy to show you before and after shots from previous patients.
When you start the process, we will take a detailed look at your mouth and jawbone and assess your suitability for dental implants. If your jawbone looks like it will need some help in order to support your implants then you may need to consider a bone graft or sinus lift. This can add quite a lot of time to your overall treatment length and so we will discuss this with you in detail.
The procedure itself is done under local anaesthetic for most patients. Occasionally we might recommend a general anaesthetic or you might request one if you are particularly nervous or wish to be unconscious during the work. Either way, you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Depending on the extent of what you need, the procedure usually takes an hour or two.
Afterwards, you will need to keep in mind that you have just had surgery and take care of yourself accordingly. This includes having someone to take you home and bed rest for at least the first day.
At Glenholme Dental, we give you plenty of support before, during and after so you are well prepared. This includes advising you on how to make yourself comfortable by, for example, getting nourishing foods in that you are able to eat after the procedure. You will be on a limited diet for a period of time afterwards that will gradually blossom into a full menu again as healing takes place.