Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic in Farnham understand that losing teeth is a sensitive issue. So whether you have lost teeth due to gum disease, dental infections or trauma, you may find yourself looking for long-term solutions to fill the missing gaps. Dental implants have a number of important benefits that will enable you to love your smile again.
Dental implants look and act like a natural tooth
Implants offer the prospect of fixed teeth again. They look, act and feel like natural teeth with the ability to chew and enjoy your food, speak clearly, smile and socialise confidently.
Dental implants help prevent bone loss
Missing teeth can affect your long-term health. One of the consequences of losing a tooth is bone loss, which happens when there is no longer a root to stimulate your jaw bone to grow and remodel. By placing a dental implant in your jaw bone, it stimulates new bone growth, helping to keep your jaw bones strong as well as preserving your facial structure.
Dental implants are long-lasting and cost effective
If implants are placed well and looked after, they are a reliable, predictable and a safe long-term solution for missing teeth. Some dental implants have lasted more than 40 years! If you look at the life-time costs of dental implants compared to the costs of other restorations that may need to be replaced, they can be surprisingly cost effective.
Dental implants are easy to care for
Forget about scrubbing dentures and putting them in a glass of water overnight. Simply brush and floss, just the way you would with your natural teeth and then attend routine dental check-ups as normal. So although artificial teeth still need to be cared for to prevent bacteria from building up in your mouth and causing infections, the material that dental implants are made of can’t decay. You’ll never have to worry about getting cavities in your dental implants!
Listen to Tim Thackrah, Elmsleigh House dental implant team leader, talk about the hour-long dental implant consultation at their Farnham clinic.
For a more comprehensive view on tooth replacement options and the dental implants procedure, click to read Tim's book "Transform your smile and life with dental implants".