When is a tooth not a tooth? When it’s a dental implant! In Hampshire, more and more people are discovering that artificial teeth no longer need to be something the whole world knows about.
This can be especially important if you did not lose your teeth to old age, but to an accident or injury. You may have been incredibly young when this happened, and struggling with removable false teeth ever since.
In Hampshire, dental implants replace the struggle with being once again able to behave as if all your teeth were your own. This can be a huge boon if your false teeth have let you down by obscuring the clarity of your speech, stopping you eating whatever you like, or, horror of horrors, having to explain to that hot date that kissing you will be a little different.
The reason that in Hampshire, dental implants can make such a huge difference to people’s lives is that, unlike traditional false teeth, implants become one with your jawbone. They are inserted in a minor surgical procedure into special channels that are drilled into your jaw. During the following two to four months, the titanium of the implants interacts with the bone tissue, which regrows and fuses with the rough surface of the implants, holding them in place just as if they were natural teeth. This process is known as osseointegration, and while it is taking place you can continue to wear your own false teeth, although you will have to stick to a restricted diet.
Once osseointegration has taken place, you can come back to Dental Implants Hampshire and we will add an internal screw, called an abutment, to the implant. It is to this that we attach your new artificial crowns. These are specially made for you. The hard-wearing porcelain is colour-matched to your own teeth, and sized and shaped so that it will become indistinguishable from the teeth nature gave you.
If you take care of your new teeth from Dental Implants Hampshire, they should last you a lifetime. Implants have a less than 5% failure rate. All you have to do is clean and floss twice a day and go back to enjoying life as you did before that accident knocked your teeth out.