Losing your teeth is more than inconvenient. It can affect your appearance, knock your confidence and make everyday activities, such as eating and speaking, difficult. Many people tell us at Dental Implants Hampshire that they have tried dentures, but found them hard to get used to or unreliable. If you are tired of worrying about how you look and miss being able to enjoy your favourite foods, then you may like to consider dental implants. For our patients in Hampshire, dental implants provide a permanent option for replacing your teeth whether you need a single tooth, several teeth or a full mouth restoration.
How do they work?
Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed into the jaw during a minor operation. As the blood vessels and tissues in your jaw mesh around them, they become stable and provide a secure base for replacement teeth, bridges or dentures. It is often possible to have extractions if needed, install the implants and fit your new teeth in the same day. Having dental implants in Hampshire is normally very comfortable, as we use a local anaesthetic and your mouth should settle down quickly. You need to care for your implants in the same way as ordinary teeth to avoid plaque accumulation and gum disease. Patients who have had dental implants in Hampshire have found that they can last for decades with the correct care.
What are the advantages?
For many people in Hampshire, dental implants have given them a new lease of life. Your smile will immediately look better, and you will be able to bite, chew and talk as normal. Soon, choosing foods you like, rather than those you think you can manage, will be an everyday reality rather than a distant memory. This improves your nutrition and as well as your quality of life. In addition, since dental implants work in the same way as the roots of natural teeth, they strengthen the jaw. The pressure exerted during eating stimulates the bone tissue, which prevents it from shrinking back, as can happen with denture wearers.
Do get in touch with us today to find out how having dental implants in Hampshire could change your life.