Everyone wants a mouthful of beautiful, healthy teeth without missing or cracked teeth. However, not everyone is born with perfect teeth and accidents can happen. If you have lost one or more teeth, then dental implant surgery may be life-changing.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone, replacing missing tooth roots. They provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Before scheduling your surgery, it is important to schedule a consultation with our implant dentist at Glenholme Dental to make sure you are eligible for the treatment. Most people can have dental implants in Basingstoke; however, certain parameters need to be taken into consideration before implant surgery in order to determine your eligibility.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and assess your overall oral health. They will then go over your medical history. Generally, there must be enough healthy bone remaining from where the patient’s tooth was extracted for dental implants to be successful. Moreover, patients with active gum disease must treat it in advance of their implant surgery. Patients with diabetes or heart disease are not ideal implant candidate due to their inability to heal properly, though in some cases they can have dental implants as long as their condition is stabilised. Patients with inadequate bone volume may need a bone graft before a dental implant. The goal is to provide a stable and robust structure where implants can be placed and secured.
Your dentist will conduct an x-ray examination to determine how dense your jawbone actually is and see if there is enough structure to place the dental implant. Your dentist will also determine exactly where the implant should be placed, based on your x-ray.
You treatment options
Once the examination is completed, your dentist will discuss your treatment options with you. If dental implants are the right treatment, a treatment plan will be created detailing all the costs and the procedures involved. If you are considering dental implants in Basingstoke, contact our friendly team to schedule a consultation.