Am I too old for dental implants?

Providing your overall health is good there are no age restrictions for dental implants. They provide a renewed self-confidence in your smile and speech and provide renewed chewing stability, as well as bringing back the foods that were once off limits when you suffered with missing teeth.

How long does do they take?

Dental implants in Hampshire may take anywhere from several weeks to several months to be put in place, depending upon the quality of the bone in which the implants are placed. If an additional procedure is required to supplement the bone, the total treatment time can vary between six and nine months, unless you opt for same-day dental implants in Hampshire, which is available to our patients with a healthy jawbone.

Dental Implants in HampshireThat sounds painful

Most of our patients report that the discomfort is far less than they expected and generally gives them no more discomfort then having a root canal or a tooth extracted. Of course, our dentists provide anesthesia during the procedure and although everyone’s tolerances are different, most patients feel comfortable simply taking paracetamol afterwards.

How long do they last?

Dental implants in Hampshire are designed to be permanent; however, there are a few factors that may help the longevity of your dental implants. Proper home care and regular check-ups are necessary to ensure long term success.

Dental implants are one of the most successful procedures in the dental field, with documented success rates  of over 97%. Modern dental implants have been around for over 30 years and various clinical research demonstrates that with correct care, implants can be successful throughout the lifetime of a patient.

When should a tooth be extracted and replaced with a dental implant?

If a tooth has severe gum disease that has eroded the bone that supports the teeth, dental implants in Hampshire could help. Sometimes in these cases, it is preferable to extract the tooth, eliminate the infection and replace the tooth with a dental implant.

Another reason to consider dental implants is if a tooth has had a root canal, leaving the tooth brittle and susceptible to fracture. Teeth with severe fractures are usually removed and are ideal candidates for replacement with dental implants in Hampshire.