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Dental implants: rejuvenate your smile with our dentist

At Cowplain Dental Practice, we take pride in our commitment to enhancing the oral health and smiles of our patients. With 50 years of experience, we offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments for the entire family. Among our most popular and effective solutions for missing teeth are dental implants.

What are dental implants?


Dental implants are a convenient and permanent tooth replacement option for patients with missing teeth. They consist of metal screws, an abutment, and a replacement tooth or teeth of a crown, bridge or dentures. The implant fixture is a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root. The abutment connects the implant fixture to the dental crown, which is custom-made to match the colour, size, and shape of the patient's natural teeth.


How do dental implants work?


In order to get dental implants, you will first need to have an initial consultation to allow us to assess the suitable treatment options for your specific needs. During the first visit to our dentist in Waterlooville, a thorough examination will be conducted, including X-rays and, if necessary, 3D scans. This helps determine the patient's suitability for dental implants and allows our dentist in Waterlooville to develop a personalised treatment plan. If you decide to go ahead with dental implants, because it is a suitable treatment for you, then the next stage is to have the titanium implant fixture attached to the jawbone. We will fix temporary replacement teeth to these screws using an abutment, while the jawbone fuses with the implant in a process called osseointegration. Once your mouth has healed, you will then have a final appointment to have your permanent replacement teeth fitted. These can be either crowns, bridges or dentures and it will depend on how many you need to have. The replacement teeth should look completely natural and complement any other teeth you may still have.


Benefits of dental implants


A great advantage of dental implants is that they look and feel like natural teeth, enhancing the appearance of the smile and boosting self-confidence. Dental implants function like natural teeth, allowing patients to eat, speak, and chew comfortably without worrying about then loosening. Furthermore, with proper care and regular dental check-ups, dental implants can last a lifetime, making them a durable and cost-effective solution. Implants also stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss that commonly occurs when teeth are missing. This helps maintain facial structure and prevents a sunken appearance, which could mean that you start to look younger after they have been fitted! Dental implants do not require reducing adjacent teeth, preserving the integrity of neighbouring teeth, and promoting overall oral health. Implants don’t need to be removed for cleaning, as they can be cared for like natural teeth.


The importance of an initial consultation


During the initial consultation at our dental practice, our dentist in Waterlooville will evaluate various factors to determine if dental implants are the right treatment for you. Factors considered include your oral health, the density of your jawbone, any existing dental conditions, and your overall medical history. If dental implants are not suitable, our dentist will discuss alternative treatments, such as bridges or dentures, to restore your smile effectively.


At Cowplain Dental Practice, we are passionate about providing our patients with the best dental care, including dental implant treatments. With our 50 years of experience, state-of-the-art technology, and compassionate team, we can help rejuvenate your smile and restore your confidence. Dental implants offer a permanent, natural-looking solution for missing teeth, ensuring you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. Take the first step towards your dream smile by scheduling an initial consultation with our dentist today. Your journey to a revitalised smile begins with us.

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