When you come to us at Dental Implants Hampshire, you will have lost or will be about to lose some teeth. Maybe your teeth have been missing for quite a while. Whatever your tooth loss story, you can be assured that when you leave us, you will be telling a happier story now that you have dental implants in Hampshire.
The advances that dental implants bring
Replacing teeth took a massive step forward about 40 years ago when dental implants in Hampshire first hit the market. This was the first time that dentists were able to offer patients replacement teeth that had roots as well as crowns. Before that, replacement teeth relied on gripping onto the gum, or attachments to healthy neighbouring teeth for support. Neither are particularly good solutions. One relies on a gum that will recede and no longer grip the teeth. The other relies on destroying the viability of two perfectly good teeth to support the artificial crowns.
Dental implants, on the other hand, not only give you back teeth that work really well, they also help to preserve the integrity of your jawbone. They do this by providing the stimulation the bone cells need to know to renew themselves. Without constant tremors going down tooth roots, the bone cells start to dissolve instead of renew and the bone shrinks at a pretty alarming rate, losing up to 25% of its size and density in just one year.
But with dental implants in Hampshire, that doesn’t happen, and you keep your strong jawline and look younger for longer.
The implant procedure
Having dental implants in Hampshire inserted involves minor oral surgery under local anaesthetic. If you are at all anxious about going through this procedure, we can also give you either oral or intravenous sedation. We want you to be able to fully relax throughout the surgery, which involves drilling into your jawbone to create artificial sockets to put the implants into. Once this is done, it will take a couple of days of over-the-counter painkillers to deal with the soreness, and you will need to be on a liquid diet while your gums heal. But it won’t be long before you are back to normal.