If you have ever had something go wrong with your body to the extent that you needed to get a bit of it corrected it, you will know how hard it is to mimic Nature so well that you can just forget about what went wrong and carry on with life. Extra bits to correct your not so great natural assets can be a hassle. They get lost, they get broken. Ask anyone who has had glasses or contact lenses and then got their eyes lasered. It’s the same with teeth, ask anyone who has made the move from a bridge or denture to dental implants in Hampshire, and you are unlikely to find a bad review.
Having extra bits in your mouth that can get food stuck in them, have to be taken out to be cleaned, or that start to slide around after a few months is no fun, and about as far away from what Nature intended as you can get.
That’s why in Hampshire, dental implants are so popular. They are the closest thing to natural teeth available. Instead of relying on receding gums or adjacent teeth to provide a stable chewing base, they use the jawbone, just like natural teeth do. The implants are set into the jaw and they stay there, often for decades, providing the means to bite into crunchy foods and to chew tough foods, both of which are often the nutrient dense foods we need to be well-nourished.
Dental implants are small titanium posts which we at Dental Implants Hampshire insert into the jawbone under local anaesthetic. The procedure requires a fair amount of drilling and as the idea of this can make people anxious, we are very happy to provide sedation for the procedure.
Once the implant is in place, it takes a few weeks to integrate with the jawbone. New bone tissue grows all over the surface of the implant, and this is what later holds it in place.
Dental implants in Hampshire simply require regular brushing and flossing and hygienist visits to remove plaque. Dental implants can’t decay, but they can fall victim to gum disease.