The benefits of dental implants

No matter your age, you do not have to suffer any longer from tooth loss. Everyone understands that this can not only be a healthcare related problem, but a problem of personal acceptance and confidence. The solution is rather simple and easy. A titanium screw is placed into the jawbone, replacing the tooth root, a denture or cap is then fitted onto the screw creating a totally natural looking and feeling tooth replacement. Dental implants will even be integrated into the jawbone, as living tissue will grow around it ensuring you lose no jawbone definition.

dental-implants-hampshireWith the outstanding development in healthcare and the area of dentistry tooth loss no longer should be a problem. Receiving dental implants in Hampshire now couldn’t be easier due to the excellent care provided by Hampshire Dental Implants Clinic. This specialist clinic in implantology has a range of treatments and costs to suit most patients needs and requirements. They have a 10-year audited success rate of 99% for their treatments, so you can feel safe in the knowledge you’re in good hands.

The process

Placing a dental implant is often easier than taking a tooth out and is usually done using a simple local anaesthetic. You should not feel any pain at the time but, just like after an extraction, you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.

Sometimes your dentist might give you a sedative if you are very nervous or if the case is a complicated one. General anaesthetics are rarely used for implants and are generally only used for very complicated cases.

During the process, the dentist will form a small hole into the bone. The implant, which consists of a titanium rod, is fitted in this socket and the gum is stitched back. The area will be left to heal so that the implant will fuse to the bone over a period of 2 to 5 months. After the implant heals a crown could be put in place to match your natural teeth.

Once your crown has been attached to the screw, the tooth will act exactly like a natural tooth. It should not impact on how your live your life and will certainly not impact negatively on the way you look.