If you are missing one or more teeth, you will know how debilitating it can be. You may feel self-conscious or even embarrassed about your appearance as well as experiencing difficulties with eating or speaking. Gaps can lead to your face sagging too as there are no teeth inside to support your cheeks. Gaps can also result in your remaining teeth losing stability, which has long-term implications for the health of your mouth. If you need restorative work but have previously dismissed the idea of dentures due to fears that they are uncomfortable, inconvenient or unstable, then you may be interested in dental implants. Hampshire is the home of Dental Implants Hampshire, where we have given hundreds of patients a new lease of life with this effective technique.
How do they work?
Dental implants are titanium screws which are inserted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure. The tissues of the jaw mesh around the implants, holding them firmly in place. They can then be used as a base for a single replacement tooth, several teeth or a full set. You will need to care for your implants in the same way as natural teeth and, if you do, they can last for several decades. Having dental implants in Hampshire is a permanent, stable solution that lets you enjoy your life again.
What are the advantages?
The most immediately obvious benefit is that your smile is restored to its former glory. Your replacement teeth are made to match the tone and appearance of any existing teeth so the result is very natural. For our patients in Hampshire, dental implants have also allowed them to enjoy their favourite foods again and speak without worrying about dentures falling out or their voice sounding strange. The implants also help to strengthen your jaw. This is because they stimulate the bones and blood vessels in this area in the same way as the root of a natural tooth. This prevents the shrinkage of tissues, which can occur in removeable denture wearers.
Give your smile and oral health a new start and see how Dental Implants Hampshire can help you.