Undergoing a dental implant procedure to replace missing teeth might seem a little daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here at Dental Implants Hampshire, we will thoroughly explain the step-by-step process of getting your dental implants in Hampshire.
If you are considering dental implants in Hampshire and want to find out more, our dentists are here to help. At your initial assessment we will discuss any dental problems you may have and the treatment options available to you. You will also get an idea about costs, payment options and time frames for your treatment.
After this, our dentists will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth to assess your suitability for dental implants in Hampshire.
Placing of your dental implants
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure and will be carried out under local anesthetic, keeping your discomfort to a minimum. However for particularly anxious patients, sedation is also available to help you relax. Your implants will be carefully inserted directly into your jawbone. The implants themselves are made from titanium which fuses seamlessly with your body’s bone and tissues, creating a stable and strong foundation.
Fitting the replacement teeth
Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, the implants will be uncovered and abutments (the posts on which the replacement teeth will rest) are fitted. An impression will then be taken of your gum and abutments. This is then sent to the dental lab for your replacement teeth to be created. These are then attached to the abutments, completing your treatment with dental implants in Hampshire.
After a week or two of healing, you will attend a review, just to check that everything is going well. Our dentists will look to see if there is any movement, ensure that you are not experiencing any pain and make sure you are comfortable with your new teeth.
Dental Implants behave much like natural teeth and require all the same cleaning processes. A bonus of dental implants is that they cannot get cavities. With regular check-ups and an effective oral hygiene routine, your dental implants will last for many years to come, potentially a lifetime.