Missing teeth are an age-old problem, not just a sign of old age. There are many reasons why we lose our teeth: accidents, wear and tear, or perhaps due to infection. Whatever the reason, or the age you are when you lose teeth, it can have a major effect on your confidence and your oral health. Missing teeth can make eating difficult, and sometimes the teeth on either side of the gap can start to move out of place.
In the past, bridges and dentures were the only options available to restore the appearance and function of your teeth. Unfortunately neither option was entirely satisfactory. To fit dental bridges it is necessary to re-shape the teeth on either side of the gap to fix crowns in place. Thankfully there is now another option, dental implants are the newest method your dentist can use to restore your smile. Here at Glenholme Dental in Basingstoke, dental implants are being used in a variety of different ways.
Giving you back your smile: dental implants in Basingstoke
Dental implants are made from titanium screws, and once placed in the jaw become naturally fused into place. This allows a crown or a number of teeth to be fixed securely in place, which means you can once again, eat favourite foods such as steak and crisp apples with confidence.
New dental implant technology allows us to offer a variety of different treatments for virtually all patients affected by tooth loss. This includes patients who have previously been told that dental implants were not suitable for them. We encourage our patients with missing teeth to consider dental implants is because of the long-term benefits that they offer.
Long-term benefits of dental implants
We are able to offer many of our patients in Basingstoke dental implants as a way of preserving the strength and function of the jawbones as well as the aesthetic appearance of the face and lips. These benefits are the result of the continued stimulation on the living bone within the jaw which helps to maintain its strength. With care dental implants will keep you smiling for years.
We use of a wide range of the most modern equipment available to ensure that you enjoy the benefits of both dental implants and other treatments in comfortable and relaxing surroundings.