Have you ever lost a tooth? A lot of people go into panic mode when their teeth start falling out. Not being able to smile confidently is one of the major issues that tooth loss presents, but the other issues that come along with it, like not being able to chew properly or pronounce your words, can really affect you on a daily basis.
At Cowplain Dental Practice we offer dental implant treatment to ensure that you can always keep on smiling and can bite and chew with confidence. If you have knocked out a tooth during an accident, your teeth are starting to fall out due to tooth decay or you simply wish to upgrade from your dentures, speak to our dentist in Waterlooville today to organise a consultation appointment at a time that is convenient to you. They will be able to carry out a complete assessment of your mouth and let you know if this treatment is suitable for you.
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth or several and are made from a porcelain material so that they look, feel and behave exactly like your original teeth. Unless you tell people that you have undergone treatment there is a high chance that they will not notice that your teeth are false. This can be a huge benefit if this is something that you are concerned about.
An adaptable, straightforward treatment
When you make the decision to speak to our dentist in Waterlooville about dental implants they will book an appointment for you to start your treatment. You will have small titanium screws inserted into your jaw to act as the roots of your missing teeth. This makes sure your jawbone remains stimulated even after tooth loss and that your face avoids developing a sunken look. You will need to then allow six weeks for your mouth to heal around the screws, leaving small posts protruding from your gums so your new teeth have something secure to attach to. Once your mouth has healed you can return to our practice to complete your smile and have your required prosthetic fixed into your mouth. How many teeth you are missing will dictate what appliance you will need. A crown is used to replace one tooth, dentures are used to replace entire sets and bridges can be used to replace multiple teeth that are next to each other or that are on either side of an original tooth.
Taking care of your new teeth
Once you have visited our dentist in Waterlooville and had your dental implant treatment it is very important that you take care of your new teeth if you want them to last as long as possible. In some cases implants can last for longer than ten years, making them extremely cost effective compared to other treatments that need replacing more frequently. Your dental practitioner will show you how to clean your new teeth properly, recommending products that will be the most beneficial to you.