Losing a tooth can affect more than just the way your smile looks. The gap it leaves can dent your self-confidence. The remaining teeth have to work a bit harder, and it can be a bit more difficult to keep the mouth properly clean. When several teeth are lost, bone deterioration becomes an issue. Even if you use removable dentures, your jaw can weaken, and your face can develop a sunken look. There is, however, a solution to these problems in Hampshire: dental implants.
Your journey towards dental implants in Hampshire
At Dental Implants Hampshire, we use contemporary equipment and up-to-date techniques to give you great-looking and powerful replacement teeth. Once they’re in, they’ll stay in your mouth just like natural ones. For denture-wearers, there’ll be no more fussing with messy adhesives, and no more worrying about whether the teeth will stay in their place.
The process starts with a detailed consultation at our practice. While we find out about your dental history, we’ll make sure your oral health is in good enough condition to receive the implants. It’s also important that you have sufficient bone density to receive the new teeth.
Once you’re prepared, and any preliminary treatments are complete, you’ll undergo a minor surgical procedure. During this, the dentist will place small titanium posts into your jawbone. A short period of healing follows, before you return to the practice to have the replacement teeth securely fixed to the posts.
Having dental implants in Hampshire gives you numerous oral health benefits:
- Your jawbone forms a secure bond with the implanted titanium, in a process called osseointegration, so the new teeth have a strong base. They function just like natural ones, and you can enjoy biting into and chewing your food;
- They’re easily cleaned, and there’s no chance of them falling out;
- They help to retain the firmness of your face’s underlying bone structure, so you won’t develop a sunken appearance;
- Pronouncing certain words and phrases can be easier with implants than it would be with removable dentures, improving your intelligibility;
If properly cared for, the implants will last for the rest of your life.