Do you have missing or badly damaged teeth that need to be replaced? If so, dental implants offer a viable solution to tooth loss, because unlike other tooth replacement options they are permanently attached into the jawbone. Dental implants can improve the look and function of your smile, giving you much needed confidence.
At Dental Implants Hampshire, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who have lost one, several or all of their natural teeth. Unlike conventional dentures and bridges, have the unique ability to fuse to the jawbone and create a stable and strong foundation for replacement teeth. These can be single crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures.
Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and gums and determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants in Hampshire. Understanding the conditions that make a good dental implant candidate, making necessary changes, and exploring additional dental options can have you smiling confidently again.
Conditions for successful dental implants
Generally speaking, oral and overall health are the factors that you should take into consideration before considering dental implants. Age itself is not a barrier as long as you are an adult or all your permanent teeth have appeared. Most people who are in good health are good candidates for dental implants in Hampshire. Your dentist will evaluate the state of your teeth and gums and consider your eligibility for dental implants based on three criteria – healthy teeth and gums, a strong and healthy jawbone and good oral hygiene.
Patients who smoke or have active gum disease are not good candidates for dental implants, since both conditions can compromise healing time. As a matter of fact, gum disease is the leading cause of implant failure. Luckily, it can be fairly easily treated.
Furthermore, if you suffer from certain conditions, like diabetes or heart disease, you need to collaborate with your doctor and your dentist to improve your overall health before getting dental implants.
This may require extensive treatment, but every patient is evaluated on an individual basis. In many cases, our dentists will identify potential risks and inform you in detail so that you make the right decision.