Is it time to replace all your teeth? If so, you are probably looking for replacements that will mimic your natural teeth as closely as possible, both in terms of functionality and looks. In that case, you might be an ideal candidate for dental implants, using a particular process known as full arch rehabilitation or All-On-4.
If you live in Hampshire and are looking for an experienced and trustworthy dentist to fit you with All-On-4 dental implants then a practice well worth checking out is Dental Implants Hampshire.
The All-On-4 dental implant technique uses the minimum of invasive surgery to provide full arch rehabilitation, or to put it in layman’s terms, to provide a full set of teeth for both upper and lower jaws. This technique gets great reviews from over 90% of patients who opt for it.
How does it work?
All-On-4 is a value-for-money solution that provides you with same-day dental implants. It works by inserting 4 dental implants into the jaw. Two at the front to hold the biting teeth in place, and 2 at the sides to hold the chewing teeth in place. The dental implants on the sides are inserted at angles of up to 45° and are tilted in such a way that they provide far greater stability for the chewing and grinding actions that full dentures must be able to cope with.
Dental implants work by replacing the root of the missing teeth. They are inserted into the jaw during a surgical procedure that can be performed under local anaesthetic as there are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in a tooth. They are made of titanium, formed into small posts, which have internal screws called abutments inserted into them. The abutment connects the post to the denture. The dentist can then permanently attach a full denture, or a removable one if you wish to take it out to clean it.
The jawbone needs time to heal and fuse with the implants. However, depending on your case, it may be possible to have a temporary restoration attached to your dental implants as soon as they have been fitted.