When it comes to a big investment in your health, you want to know that you are getting excellence in return for your money. And, if you live in or near Basingstoke, dental implants can be fitted for you by the man who teaches other dentists how to fit them.
Meet James Kleiber, the medical director of Glenholme Dental Centre in Basingstoke. As well as being an award-winning dentist, James is a teacher at Implant Courses UK and The Esthetic Alliance, teaching other dentists how to place and restore implants. A member of the Association of Implantology, James has also taught at Guy’s Hospital in London and is a key opinion leader for Nobel Bio care, on the world’s foremost implant system producers.
When you come to James for dental implants in Basingstoke, he will make a detailed examination of your mouth and jawbone, which may include a CT scan or x-rays to make sure that your jawbone is strong and healthy enough to receive dental implants. If there are problems, it may be that you will need to have a bone graft or a sinus lift before you can have dental implants in Basingstoke. James will also make sure there are no other oral health issues that need to be addressed before implant surgery can go ahead.
James will provide you with a written treatment plan, including the cost, for you to agree to before treatment starts. Once you are entirely happy with the proposed schedule, you can expect the process to last several weeks.
The first stage is oral surgery, under local anaesthetic, during which James will place the implant (artificial tooth root) into your jaw. You may receive one or more implants depending on your needs. And, if you are a nervous patient, you can opt for sedation as well as local anaesthetic.
During the following few weeks the jaws and gums will heal around the implant, and new bone tissue will grow it and mesh with it, holding it as firmly in place as if it was a natural tooth. Once this has happened, you can come back to James to have your custom-made artificial tooth crowns fitted, either as single teeth, or bridges, or even entire sets of upper and lower jaw teeth.