If you are looking to get one, some or all of your teeth replaced, you now have three options, instead of just two, as was the case until fairly recently. Does that make choosing harder? At Expert Implants, we don’t think so.
If you make a list of all the things you want from your replacement teeth, we think you would probably like them to be:
- really good at biting and chewing
- indistinguishable from real teeth
- easy to keep clean
- easy to maintain
- comfortable in your mouth
- solid and immovable in your mouth
- beneficial for the rest of your facial structure
- good value
Of the three options – dentures, fixed bridgework, and dental implants in Southampton – we think only the last one gives you all of these advantages. Let’s talk about a few of them.
Dental implants in Southampton, from us at Expert Implants, can be expected to last for at least 15 years. Actually, that’s a conservative estimate. There are people who have had their dental implants for around 50 years now. The titanium post integrates with your jaw and as long as you take good care of it there is no reason why the actual implant part should not last you a lifetime. The porcelain crown may need to be replaced at some point. This is the chewing or biting surface and it can wear out.
Easy to keep clean and maintain
Some restorations are quite a hassle, but dental implants in Southampton require no more cleaning and maintenance than your natural teeth. All you need to do is be careful to keep them free from plaque with careful twice-daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the hygienist for serious cleanings and to the dentist for check-ups. As long as you don’t get gum disease, which can cause implants to fall out, you will be fine.
You may balk at the initial outlay for dental implants, but if you have them for many years, you will find that the difference in price between them and the cheaper restorations, which wear out every several years, evens out.