Patients can get the smile they have always dreamed of with the help of dental implants. Implants can replace missing teeth and protect the rest of the natural teeth in a person’s smile.
Practices such as Dental Implants Hampshire offer implants to replace any number of missing teeth in Hampshire. Dental Implants can last a patient a lifetime if they are looked after correctly.
When a dental implant is placed in the patient’s jaw, most people won’t be able to notice that any teeth have been replaced with artificial ones. They look and function just like regular teeth but with the added bonus of not being susceptible to cavities.
How dental implants work
Dental implants in Hampshire and elsewhere work as artificial tooth roots, attaching firmly to the patient’s jaw. To fit the implant and ensure a stable foundation for a false tooth or bridge, a small hole needs to be drilled in the patient’s jawbone.
A minor surgical procedure needs to take place for the hole to be created. This procedure is carried out with a local anaesthetic so that the patient will be kept as comfortable as possible.
The implant screw is made of titanium so that the jawbone will integrate with the screw and provide a durable and stable base for the replacement tooth.
Dental implants can save natural teeth
As dental implants work with the body, rather than fighting against the body’s natural functions, they can help keep the jawbone and gums healthy.
When a person loses a tooth, the stimulation that the jawbone needs to remain the correct shape is lost, putting the remaining teeth in danger of becoming lose, tilting or falling out. The gums also start to recede away from the teeth, exposing the teeth to further damage.
In Hampshire, dental implants can support a single crown, a bridge that can fill a larger gap and even stabilise dentures, fixing them in place and providing a whole new world of stability to potentially loose dentures.
Dental implants are a truly modern tooth replacement option that can change a patient’s life in more ways than they may imagine.