With dental implants, your dentist has a permanent method by which they can replace your missing teeth. At Capital Dental in Hampton we are able to treat even complex implant cases, where additional treatments to rebuild your bone density – bone grafts or sinus lifts – are required prior to implant placement. Depending on your circumstances, it may be possible to fit your permanent new teeth.
Dental implants: the advantages
There are several advantages to be gained from using dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Obviously, their permanence is a key factor; indeed, they are the only permanent way a dentist can replace missing or failing teeth. They also restore full functionality to your jaw, meaning you will be able to eat a healthy and balanced diet without being restricted to soft foods, and will hold your new teeth firmly in place.
Dental implants help to prevent the problem of bone resorbtion, which commonly occurs when several teeth are missing. Because of their direct integration with the jaw bone, and the fact that they made from titanium – which is osteoconductive – they actively encourage bone growth.
Hampton dental implants: the process
Come into Capital Dental in Hampton for a consultation with an implant dentist, and they will assess whether you need any procedures to rebuild your bone density prior to implant surgery, as well as letting you know how many dental implants you will need.
We place implants under either local anaesthetic or sedation, depending on your preference. Sometimes, your dentist is able to attach your permanent new teeth at the same appointment, meaning that you will leave with new teeth that look and function just like natural ones. In other cases, a healing period is required to give your implants time to meld with your bone. Temporary teeth may be fitted in this latter scenario.