Are missing teeth getting you down?

Does your day start badly because the smile you see in the mirror is not the one you would like? If you have lost one or more teeth then you know how it affects your appearance and confidence. Missing teeth can also cause problems eating or speaking and this can undermine your quality of life. If you have avoided considering replacements because you do not like the idea of dentures, then you may be interested in an effective technique available from Glenholme Dental in Basingstoke. Dental implants have been literally life-changing for many of our patients and offer a secure, permanent solution to missing teeth.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeWhat should I expect?

When you have your first appointment regarding dental implants in Basingstoke we carry out a detailed examination including taking x-rays and photographs. We will talk to you about what you want to achieve so you can discuss the treatment with us, including the option of sedation. Your implants are small metal screws that are inserted into the jaw under local anaesthetic. When they are stabilised by the bone and blood vessels of the jaw healing around them, they can be used as a secure base for a single replacement tooth, several teeth or a full set of dentures. In some cases, we can fit your replacements in the same day, so you could enjoy your dinner that evening with secure, fixed teeth.

Why are dental implants so popular?

At our practice in Basingstoke, dental implants are valued because they look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Your appearance will be restored and you can live fully again. There are also other advantages that you may not be aware of. When you bite and chew, the pressure exerted on your jaw stimulates the bones and tissues, keeping them strong. This does not happen when there are gaps or you wear dentures but implants perform the same role as natural tooth roots and keep your jaw healthy. So, while you are enjoying your favourite foods, you are actually contributing to the health of your jaw.

To find out how having dental implants in Basingstoke could give you a new lease of life, get in touch with us today.

No limits with dental implants

Getting older is far too much about becoming limited in a body that used to know no limits. Joints give out, skin becomes thinner, energy is reduced, bones are more brittle. Slowly but surely it seems we have to give up doing things we love. But, with dental implants in Basingstoke, old age need no longer include having to make do with a limited diet of soft foods, or not being able to talk, smile, and laugh as you once did for fear of wobbly false teeth letting you down.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeAt Glenholme Dental in Basingstoke, dental implants can give you back your freedom of choice around food, and take away the hassles and inconveniences often associated with dentures. They do this simply by replacing the root of the tooth as well as the crown, thereby creating a firm and stable anchor for the replacement crowns.

The advantages of dental implants

The other great thing about dental implants in Basingstoke is that the crowns are permanently fixed into the mouth, just like real teeth. You clean them like you would your own teeth. While they can’t decay, they can fall victim to gum disease, which, when far enough advanced, can loosen both natural teeth and dental implants and cause them to fall out of the jawbone. So, careful tooth brushing is required, but you don’t have to faff around with soaking overnight in denture solution, or dealing with dental adhesive. Add to this the fact that dental implants, if well looked after, can be expected to last you the rest of your life, you can see why they are fast becoming people’s first option when it comes to replacing lost teeth.

The treatment journey

The implant procedure involves minor oral surgery, during which the gum is lifted and channels carefully drilled into the jawbone, avoiding nerves and blood vessels. This takes a bit of time, but is less painful than drilling teeth because there are fewer nerve endings in the jawbone. Local anaesthetic is enough, but patients who are anxious can also have oral or intravenous sedation.

A single implant can support three teeth on a bridge, and there are techniques for using implants to secure dentures, and to support an entire arch of teeth on only four implants.

Keep on eating well

Just because you have lost a tooth or two, or maybe more than a few, it does not mean that you have to sink into old age on a soft food diet and start to go all pointy-chinned and sunken-faced.

This may have been the fate of your parents and grandparents, but things have changed dramatically in the last couple of decades and now it is possible to get replacement teeth that do everything your natural teeth could do. Not only that but these teeth will never decay, and will stay put for the rest of your life, with a bit of discipline round your dental hygiene routine.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeAt Glenholme Dental, we love seeing how dental implants in Basingstoke are keeping people with lost teeth looking great and eating a wide range of wholesome nutritious foods so that they can stay healthier longer.

The benefits of dental implants

Dental implants in Basingstoke have one huge advantage over dentures and fixed bridges, and that is that they replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. This gives the restored teeth an amazingly firm and secure anchor in the jaw, so that you can keep on chewing just as you always did. If you are a man, this means that your chew will be as much as 200lbs, or 97kg, in force; it will be a bit less if you are a woman. This is how hard you need to be able to chew to eat raw vegetables and steaks and, dare we say it, toffees. You need to be able to grind away to break down the cell walls of your food to release the nutrients within. The digestive system only has one place for this part of processing food and that is in your mouth. If you swallow chunks of food, there is nowhere else farther along your gut where it will get broken down sufficiently.

In Basingstoke, dental implants also provide the stimulation the jawbone needs to keep renewing itself to remain strong and healthy, keeping the face looking more youthful.

Why not come and see how dental implants can help you get more out of life?

Avoiding gummy smiles

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, it can be difficult to decide what treatment is best for you. Although some patients might choose dentures because they fear the possibility of pain with dental implants, it is only a temporary discomfort that is required in order to achieve long-lasting comfort. Whatever you choose, it’s important to choose a treatment that ensures you smile with confidence. That means replacing your missing teeth, instead of facing a future filled with gummy smiles.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeAt Glenholme Dental, it’s certainly worth considering dental implants in Basingstoke as a long-term and permanent solution to tooth loss. If losing your teeth has meant losing your smile, then filling in the gaps will help you find it and bring it straight back.

The dental implant for you

An implants simulates the work of a natural tooth root, fixing a small titanium screw into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. Over time, and depending on you as an individual, the screw integrates with the bone and becomes ready for a new, natural-looking tooth to be placed onto it.

Are you missing multiple teeth? The procedure works just the same way, only another small screw can be placed on the jawbone to form a base for a bridge to be fixed into place to replace several teeth.

No room for the bad stuff

Following treatment, you’ll be able to grin without the worry of a gappy smile. Not only that, but good oral hygiene will be restored. Filling in the gaps means that there’s less room for plaque to build up for the likes of gum disease and tooth decay.

Make yourself comfortable

In Basingstoke, dental implants are provided by our dental specialists with your comfort in mind. For patients who get particularly nervous, we can discuss methods to help you relax, such as sedation. Being in a warm and caring environment only enhances your comfort, meaning you don’t have to feel too tense or anxious before treatment.

If you think dental implants in Basingstoke sounds like a suitable option for you, then why not contact us today and book a consultation? It can only go one way, and that’s towards a bright, smiley future.

Smile!

Get the smile you deserve at Glenholme Dental with our Teeth-In-A-Day procedure. With Teeth-in-a-Day dental implants in Basingstoke, we give patients the luxury of leaving with fixed teeth on the very same day of implant placement.

We are supported by the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology available. If you’re missing one or more teeth, even if you wear dentures, you can live more fully with teeth that look, feel and function like your own, and last a lifetime, in as little as a few hours.

Dental Implants in BasingstokeTraditional dentures have existed for hundreds of years – President George Washington probably had the most famous pair of dentures, which were made from cow and walrus teeth. While denture technology has certainly developed since those early days, the fact remains that many denture wearers frequently complain of discomfort, pain, slippage, inability to eat desired foods and an overall drop in self-confidence.

Am I a candidate?

Even if other dentists have told you that you are not a candidate for implants, please come and see us here at Glenholme Dental. There are now advanced techniques available to us that can replace lost bone and could allow you to be a candidate for dental implants in Basingstoke.

Teeth-In-A-Day

Immediate, same-day teeth are a revolutionary concept that we can offer many of our patients. We provide you with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure. Using advanced technology and a skillful touch, we can give you a reason to smile with more confidence in one visit.

The creation of your prosthesis for your dental implants in Basingstoke is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is often done without any resulting tissue loss in the process. This benefits our patients because it creates less post-operative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Often, our patients can resume their normal activities the very next day.

 The procedure

The process will start with a CT scan of your jawbone. This CT scan allows for the generation of a 3D model of the jawbone, which can then be used along with a virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without you needing to be there. This means more accurate implant placement and less chair time for you.