Stable and strong replacement teeth

Losing teeth can have a big impact on your life. Your self-confidence can be damaged by a gap in your smile. It can be hard to properly bite into and chew food when several teeth are lost. Bone deterioration over time can lead to the development of a sunken facial appearance. At our practice in Hampshire, dental implants provide solutions to these potential problems. Using contemporary technology and techniques, we can restore dental function with natural-looking teeth.

Dental Implants in HampshireThe process

It can take several months to acquire dental implants in Hampshire, but they’ll last for the rest of your life if you care for them properly. First of all, you’ll have a consultation with our friendly team. We’ll make sure your oral health is good, and that you have sufficient bone density to receive the implants. Using detailed images of your mouth, we’ll create a meticulous treatment plan, to ensure your new teeth will be as effective as possible.

Then, in a minor surgical procedure, the dentist will place some small titanium posts into your jawbone. A period of healing follows this, after which you’ll return to the practice to have the new teeth securely attached to the posts.

The benefits of having dental implants in Hampshire

In a process called osseointegration, your jawbone forms a secure mesh around the implanted titanium. This provides a strong base for the new teeth, which allows them to function like your natural ones did. You can tuck into a hearty meal without worrying they’ll fall out. Keeping them clean is easy: they stay in your mouth, so you can brush them as you do your other teeth. As time goes on, the implants will ensure that your face’s underlying bone structure remains intact, avoiding the sunken look that can come to the long-term wearer of removable dentures. As well as all this, the security and stability of your Hampshire dental implants can make speaking easier.

Having this contemporary treatment at Hampshire Dental Implants can transform your quality of life. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or a whole set, we can provide you with new teeth that bring long-lasting oral health advantages.

Fully-functional replacement teeth

At our practice in Hampshire, dental implants are available to treat a wide variety of tooth loss situations. We can restore a whole set of teeth lost to decay, or just a single one that was knocked out by accident. If you already wear removable dentures, we can use implants to secure them, in a process known as denture stabilisation. Whatever the details of your treatment are, Dental Implants Hampshire will give you new teeth that look great, feel natural, and will last for many years to come.

Dental Implants in HampshireMissing teeth cause problems

Gaps in your smile can make you reluctant to show your mouth when socialising or posing for photos. You can be prevented from fully enjoying yourself because of worries about your appearance. If you’ve lost several teeth, bone deterioration can become an issue. Your jawbone might weaken, increasing the risk of injury, and your face may develop a sunken look. Mealtimes can be problematic, and it can be a bit tricky to keep the remaining teeth clean. Having dental implants in Hampshire will prevent these problems, and improve your appearance while enhancing your dental function.

The procedure

First, we’ll get to know your dental history, and talk you through the details of the treatment. We’ll check that your oral health is good, and that you have sufficient bone density to receive the implants. Taking detailed images of your teeth will help us to create a meticulous treatment plan.

Then comes the minor surgical procedure, during which the dentist will place small titanium posts into your jawbone. After a period of healing, you’ll return to the practice to have your replacement teeth securely attached to the posts.

Advantages

Your jawbone forms a secure bond with the titanium posts, which provides a stable base for your Hampshire dental implants. You’ll enjoy biting into and chewing foods without worrying about teeth falling out onto the table. Your underlying bone structure will maintain its integrity, so the underlying shape of your face will remain the same. Plus, the security of the implants can make speaking easier. You clean the implants just like your natural teeth, and your bright smile will be plain for all to see.

The secrets behind excellent healing after dental implants in Hampshire

When you have dental implants in Hampshire, your dentist at Dental Implants Hampshire will do everything they can to ensure that you are prepared for the surgery. This might include some preliminary work.

We will give you all the information you need to get ready for your procedure and what will happen afterwards. Your dental implants need to be integrated into your body and this takes a little time. During that period, there are certain things that you can do to help your body. If you follow your dentist’s instructions carefully and take good care of yourself, you should have a smooth recuperation.

Dental Implants in HampshireUse painkillers to manage discomfort

Many patients report that the sensations following dental implants are manageable, but easier to bear if addressed with painkillers. Your dentist at Dental Implants Hampshire can offer you advice on what is normal and what you can do to mitigate any difficult sensations.

Time, space and TLC

Straight after your surgery, you may feel a bit delicate. A lot depends on the extent of work you have had done and your response to it. It is best to give yourself the space you need to recuperate. Initially, this means complete bed rest for a day or so. After that, you need to build back up to your normal activity levels gradually. This is particularly true if you have a strenuous job or a heavy workout routine. In general, you can return to a normal routine pretty quickly.

Get yourself some great food options

You will be given advice on food choices when you have dental implants in Hampshire. Once healed, dental implants allow you to eat almost anything you want to. However, during the healing process, you need to consume soft and liquid food initially. This is so that you do not put pressure on or disturb your dental implants while your jawbone knits around them to make them secure.

The best way to make this stage of healing easier is to look through the food you can eat and choose ones that you really enjoy. Tasty soups, juices and egg dishes are all good options.

Five things you need to know about dental implants in Hampshire

Preparation is key when it comes to extensive dental treatment like dental implants in Hampshire with Dental Implants Hampshire. The more you know before you start, the more prepared you can be for what is to come. Good information also allows you to look forward to the benefits.

The first thing we will do when you visit Dental Implants Hampshire for dental implants in Hampshire, is give you a detailed examination and consultation. This is so that we can tailor treatment and advice to suit your needs. There are some general details about dental implants that we can give you even before your consultation.

Dental Implants in HampshireDental implants are used to replace teeth

Whether you have one, several or all of your teeth missing, you can have them replaced with dental implants. We can let you know how many dental implants you are likely to need after your first consultation. You may not need one implant for every missing tooth. One implant can support more than one tooth on a bridge or denture.

Your new teeth will be resistant to decay

Dental implants are used to support synthetic teeth. These do not suffer from cavities or decay. However, it is still important for you to observe diligent dental hygiene practices to care for your gums and any remaining teeth. Gum disease can have a serious impact on dental implants so regular dental check-ups are vital. Dental Implants Hampshire will continue to work with you to take care of your teeth after you have dental implants.

Dental implants are good for any remaining teeth

One of the great things about dental implants is that you can keep any remaining healthy teeth when you have them fitted. In fact, they will have a positive impact on the overall conditions in your jawbone and gums because they stimulate the tissue and blood vessels in the jawbone around the implant site.

Dental implants are close to natural teeth

Dental implants allow you to experience similar bite pressure to that of normal teeth. They are also close in appearance. Most people will not be able to tell which of your teeth are natural and which of them are implants.

Keep them guessing

The main aim of any dental procedure is to give you strong, healthy teeth. Whether those teeth are real or not is another matter, and with dental implants in Hampshire, no one is going to be able to tell.

That’s because when you come to Dental Implants Hampshire for replacement teeth the modern way, we will use all our expertise and skills to handcraft porcelain crowns that are the same size, shape, and colour as your original teeth. Unless you didn’t like your natural teeth and want something different, in which case we’ll use all our skills to give you that instead!

Dental Implants in HampshireGetting to the root of the matter

In Hampshire, dental implants are the most modern way to replace teeth. Their popularity has been steadily on the rise since they first came on the market about 40 years ago. This is because dental implants in Hampshire are the only tooth replacement option that gives you back the roots as well as the crowns of your teeth. You need good roots if you want to eat a varied and interesting diet. And let’s face it, who doesn’t? Eating is one of life’s most fundamental pleasures, and what teeth were made for.

Now dental implants have become most people’s first choice for replacing teeth. A single implant can support up to three teeth on a bridge, and there are techniques for being able to replace a whole arch of teeth on between just four and six implants. The implants at the back are generally longer and go in at a 45° angle to support along the length of the jaw.

A strong jaw

As time goes by, dentists continue to come up with new techniques and ways to allow more people to have access to dental implants. The biggest sticking point has always been the health of the jawbone. It has to be dense and strong enough to support the implant and healthy enough to integrate with it. Now people with problem jaws can have bone grafts or sinus lifts to enable them to have implants too.

If you want dental implants in Hampshire, the first step is to come for a consultation. So why not ring and book one with us today?

Teeth on a firmer footing

When you come to us at Dental Implants Hampshire, you will have lost or will be about to lose some teeth. Maybe your teeth have been missing for quite a while. Whatever your tooth loss story, you can be assured that when you leave us, you will be telling a happier story now that you have dental implants in Hampshire.

The advances that dental implants bring

Dental Implants in HampshireReplacing teeth took a massive step forward about 40 years ago when dental implants in Hampshire first hit the market. This was the first time that dentists were able to offer patients replacement teeth that had roots as well as crowns. Before that, replacement teeth relied on gripping onto the gum, or attachments to healthy neighbouring teeth for support. Neither are particularly good solutions. One relies on a gum that will recede and no longer grip the teeth. The other relies on destroying the viability of two perfectly good teeth to support the artificial crowns.

Dental implants, on the other hand, not only give you back teeth that work really well, they also help to preserve the integrity of your jawbone. They do this by providing the stimulation the bone cells need to know to renew themselves. Without constant tremors going down tooth roots, the bone cells start to dissolve instead of renew and the bone shrinks at a pretty alarming rate, losing up to 25% of its size and density in just one year.

But with dental implants in Hampshire, that doesn’t happen, and you keep your strong jawline and look younger for longer.

The implant procedure

Having dental implants in Hampshire inserted involves minor oral surgery under local anaesthetic. If you are at all anxious about going through this procedure, we can also give you either oral or intravenous sedation. We want you to be able to fully relax throughout the surgery, which involves drilling into your jawbone to create artificial sockets to put the implants into. Once this is done, it will take a couple of days of over-the-counter painkillers to deal with the soreness, and you will need to be on a liquid diet while your gums heal. But it won’t be long before you are back to normal.

Ways to improve dentures

If you have had to have all your teeth removed and now have dentures, you may find it a frustrating experience. You are not alone. Many people find that, even though their dentures fit beautifully when they get them, over time they become loose, wobbly, and embarrassing. There is a way round this perennial problem, with dental implants in Hampshire.

At Hampshire Dental Implants, we offer a technique called denture stabilisation. The name says it all. It’s a great halfway house between wearing dentures and having dental implants in Hampshire.

Dental Implants in HampshireWhy do dentures loosen over time?

Dentures lose their grip because when there are no longer any teeth fixed into the jawbone and coming up through the gums, both gums and jawbone start to recede. In fact, the jawbone can shrink by as much as 25% in one year. No wonder then that dentures can very quickly start to slide about. Both gums and jawbone need the tremors that get transmitted through tooth roots to signal that they are still in use and so need to renew their cells.

Dental implants act like tooth roots and provide the stimulation the jawbone and gums need to stay in shape.

What does denture stabilisation involve?

We can fit you with between four and six mini implants in each arch to stabilise your dentures. These implants can be inserted directly through the gum, which makes the procedure quicker. In fact, we then fit the implants with the right abutment to support either a bar or a ball onto which your modified dentures are attached. You leave us with your dentures securely in place.

Many patients decide to have an entirely new set of dentures made especially for the implants. You can still take them out for cleaning and storage at night, and to rest your gums, but during the day, when they are attached to your implants, you can go about your business and eat whatever you like without worrying that your dentures might start sliding around in your mouth.

To find out how we can help you get your dentures to behave with dental implants in Hampshire, why not give us a call and book yourself in for a consultation?

The root of the problem

The thing with teeth is that they need to be firmly anchored in order to be able to do their job of biting and chewing properly. The average male chew has a multidirectional force of about 97kg or 200lbs. That’s a lot of pressure. Imagine if you put that kind of pressure on a young tree in a pot, you would probably push it over.

And so it is with teeth. If they have no roots, the teeth cannot exert the force we need to eat our food. Dentures can only give you about a quarter of the force you need, but you can give them all the support you need if you combine dentures with dental implants in Hampshire.

Dental Implants in HampshireDentures normally rely on fitting well to the gums and the suction between the two to stay in place. This works well when they are newly fitted, but, over time, gums recede and jawbones with no tooth roots in shrink and dentures become loose. That’s when people enter into a world of messy denture adhesives and a constant mild unease that their teeth may slip out of place at the least convenient moment.

However, securing dentures with dental implants in Hampshire gives so much more stability than even newly-fitted dentures can offer.

How does denture stabilisation work?

At Hampshire Dental Implants, we use mini dental implants to secure your dentures in a procedure that is simpler than fitting normal dental implants. This is because when we fit mini implants, we do not need to open up the gum. We fit the implants right through it into the bone.

It takes between four and six mini implants on each arch to stabilise a full denture.

Once the implants are in place, we fit them with an abutment, which either has a ball or bar fixture to attach to your denture.

Your dentures can be customised to fit onto the implants, or you can invest in a whole new handcrafted set, which we can create for you.

Why not come in for a consultation and find out how dental implants in Hampshire could change your life?

A complete life

If you have just lost a tooth or two, you are probably wondering whether to spend a lot of money on dental implants, or to opt for something cheaper such as a fixed bridge, or partial denture.

It is true that bridges and dentures are both tried and tested ways to replace teeth. But are they the best option? At Dental Implants Hampshire, we have been placing dental implants in Hampshire for more than a decade, and have seen the difference having teeth that are firmly anchored in the jaw make to people’s lives.

Dental Implants in HampshireHaving dental implants in Hampshire has some major life benefits that revolve around two vital parts of being human — eating and socialising.

Eating

The more teeth we lose, the harder it becomes to bite into food and then chew it well enough for it to be well digested. Lose more teeth than just a few and you start having to exist on a soft food diet. Soft food is usually cooked and lacks the fibre we all need to be able to have a well-functioning digestive system. When we can’t eat crunchy, raw things and chewy or bitty foods (such as meats and nuts), we are cutting out some important ways of getting the nutrients we need. So, we can easily become malnourished, leading to all sorts of health problems.

Eating is also a fundamental pleasure, and being denied foods we love can seriously affect our mental well-being. How many people have not been able to bite into a crunchy apple for decades?

Socialising

Human beings are social creatures. We need to be able to relax in company. If you have gaps in your teeth, especially at the front, or have false teeth that wobble around, you can become so self-conscious that you don’t go out, or daren’t speak or laugh as spontaneously as you once did, for fear of making a fool of yourself. This is not a good way to be. It can lead to isolation and depression.

In Hampshire, dental implants help you avoid all of the above issues. Why not book an appointment to find out more?

The secret ingredient in dental implants in Hampshire

What makes dental implants in Hampshire so popular? The reasons are simple: they stay put in your mouth and allow you to eat whatever you like, and they last for the rest of your life. No wonder so many people are choosing implants from Dental Implants Hampshire over other restoration methods.

Really, it’s a wonder no one thought of dental implants earlier instead of faffing about putting false teeth on vulcanised rubber, or hanging them off buttresses made of perfectly good healthy teeth.

Dental Implants in HampshireA little bit of history

Well, the truth is that people did think of dental implants a long time ago, centuries ago in fact. Archaeologists have found mummified Mayans with implants made from seashells and jade integrated into their jawbones. But this was in South America. In Europe, tooth replacement was going down the path of dentures made from dead soldiers, and ivory.

It was only in the 1950s that a Swedish scientist stumbled across the secret ingredient that has made all modern implants possible: titanium.

The miracle of titanium

Not only is titanium strong and light, it also has this rather amazing property of being biocompatible with the body. The body’s immune system rejects most foreign materials, and so making implants was not possible. Not until Per-Ingvar Brånemark discovered by chance that titanium and bone tissue seem to have rather a love affair going, with the titanium encouraging the growth of bone tissue around it, so that the two become enmeshed, and the bone holds onto the titanium implant as tightly as a long-lost lover. Great for replacing teeth, which, in order to work properly, have to be able to withstand multidirectional forces of up to about 200lbs or 97kg.

This process, known as osseointegration, takes several weeks to complete, which is why people having dental implants in Hampshire need to wait a while between having the implants fitted and having their custom-made crowns attached.

However, once the implants are in place, they are highly unlikely to fail, which means that you never have to replace them. The only thing that may cause failure is gum disease, so if you have implants you have to be vigilant about plaque removal, through brushing and regular scale and polishes.