When it comes to tooth replacement, the 21st century is all about dental implants. In Hampshire, increasing numbers of people are opting for implants because they want more reliability of function, discretion and oral health, without the hassle of complex daily care.
These requirements can be even more important if you lost your teeth to an accident or injury. If you were very young when you had teeth knocked out, you may have been struggling with removable false teeth ever since.
In Hampshire, dental implants do away with that struggle, and you can once again live life as if all your teeth were your own. This can greatly enhance your quality of life if your false teeth have been obscuring your clarity of speech, preventing you from eating your favourite foods, or, limiting your chances in the dating world.
In Hampshire, dental implants can dramatically improve people’s lives because, unlike traditional false teeth, implants become a permanent part of your jawbone. At Dental Implants Hampshire, our implant surgeons insert them, during a minor surgical procedure, into special channels that they drill into your jaw. Over the next two to four months, the titanium implants stimulate the bone tissue to regrow and fuse with the rough surface of the implants, until they are held as securely in place as natural teeth. While this process, known as osseointegration, takes place you can continue to wear your own false teeth, although you will have to stick to a restricted diet.
Once osseointegration is well under way, you come in for your next session. During this appointment, we will add an internal screw, called an abutment, to the implant. It is to this that we attach your new artificial crowns. Your artificial teeth are specially made for you from hardwearing porcelain colour-matched to your own teeth, and sized and shaped so that these new teeth become indistinguishable from the ones Nature gave you.
If you take care of your new dental implants in Hampshire, they should last you a lifetime. Implants have a success rate of over 95%. All you have to do is clean and floss twice a day and resume enjoying life the way you did before you lost your teeth.