Get your chew back

Eating well is not only one of life’s fundamental pleasures, it is also vitally important for good health. It is only when you have lost your ability to chew that you find out how important teeth are. Thankfully, we are living in the 21st century, when, for the first time ever, you can get your full chewing ability back after you have lost your teeth, with dental implants in Hampshire.

Denture downsides

Dental Implants in HampshireAnyone who has ever had dentures will tell you how frustrating eating can become. Dentures have come a long, long way in terms of aesthetics, but nothing can alter the fact that dentures can only give you back about a quarter of your original chewing power, and not much actual bite at all. In fact, when you get dentures, you also get a long list of foods to avoid, and advice to cut up your food before you eat. That’s because dentures rely on suction with the gums below them to hold them in place. In Hampshire, dental implants rely on artificial tooth roots, and therefore give you back 100% of your chew.

Best of both worlds

If you are a denture wearer, we have good news for you. Here at Dental Implants Hampshire, we can combine the best of both treatments to restore your chew and bite, with implant-retained dentures.

When you choose to have dental implants in Hampshire to hold your dentures in place, you will only need between 4 and 6 implants per jaw to do the job. If you are one of the 85% of denture wearers who do not wear their lower denture because you find it rubs and interferes with your speech, having dental implants in Hampshire to stabilise your lower denture could be a real game changer.

Another plus with using Dental Implants Hampshire is that we offer a service we call Same Day Teeth. You arrive in the morning to have implant surgery and while you are relaxing afterwards, your new crowns are being made in our on-site laboratory. We fit your new crowns late in the afternoon and you leave us ready to eat out that night if you want to.

You don’t have to be patient

When you hear about dental implants in Hampshire, you probably hear about how long it takes from the first consultation to finally walking out of the dentist with your new teeth, ready to eat your first juicy steak in years. You may hear stories of implant journeys that typically take 3 or 4 months. You may even hear stories of complicated implant journeys that have taken upwards of a year from start to finish. Well, at Dental Implants Hampshire, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here, you could get your implants put in, crowns and all, in just one day.

Dental Implants in HampshireThe perks of getting dental implants with us

In Hampshire, dental implants really are possible to have fitted in one day when you come to our dedicated implant centre. There are several reasons why having dental implants in Hampshire can take such a long time. One is that the crowns need to be made offsite, so the dentist has to take impressions of old teeth, or remaining teeth and then send these, along with any good photographs, to a laboratory to be made. That’s all well and good, but there’s bound to be a queue, and creating the crowns from porcelain can take a while, if only because the lab has got other orders it needs to complete first.

When you get your dental implants in Hampshire with us at Dental Implants Hampshire, we do away with queuing to get your teeth made by having our own technical laboratory onsite. So, we can make your artificial crowns for you on the day that you have your dental implants inserted. We call this service Same Day Teeth.

Here’s how it goes. You come into us first thing in the morning for your implant surgery. We remove any failing teeth, as agreed beforehand, and then gently insert your implants to replace the tooth roots you have lost. While you are relaxing in our recovery area, our highly skilled technicians are custom-making the crowns that will go on top of your implants. This may be a single crown, a bridge of 2 or 3 teeth, or a full or partial denture.

Late in the afternoon, your crowns will be fitted and you will leave with new teeth in place.

It started with a smile

Our dental and oral health plays a major role on our overall physical and emotional health. Our smile and self-esteem can be greatly improved by having confidence in our appearance and a big part of this is gained through a beautiful and healthy looking smile.

This is our aim at Dental Implants Hampshire, where dental implants in Hampshire are our forte. How you look today is more a matter of personal choice than ever before, and it is no different when considering your smile.

We all would like healthy teeth and gums and are more conscious when it comes to our smile. It is our smiles that present us as a welcoming and friendly person. We all want to feel confident that we are taking care of our dental health and this can be achieved with dental implants in Hampshire.

Dental Implants in HampshireWhy us?

We pride ourselves on our high levels of customer care and experienced and dedicated dental staff. We provide expert treatment plans within a hygienic and modern dental clinic. Our dentists are passionate about providing our patients the quality care they deserve. Dental treatments to increase the beauty and health of our smiles are on the rise, as is the need and demand for dental implants in Hampshire and the rest of the country.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a titanium post placed directly into the jawbone, to take the place of the tooth root when it has been damaged or fails beyond repair. Implants are a safe treatment and, due to improving knowledge and technologies, dental implants are becoming easier and more reliable, with a success rate of over 95%.

Whether you require a single implant or a complete set, we aim to keep you comfortable and calm. The procedure is usually done using a local anesthetic and is often regarded as easier than tooth extraction. You should not feel any pain during the procedure, but may feel some minor discomfort for up to a week following the treatment.

If you take care and maintain healthy oral hygiene and attend regular dental check-ups, your dental implants in Hampshire should last for many years to come.

Why choose us for your dental implants in Hampshire?

The team of Dental Implants Hampshire practitioners has advanced training in implant skills and use implant techniques recognised for their innovation and reliability. We invest in the latest, most advanced equipment and are happy to offer our patients comprehensive planning. This is to ensure the type of dental implants selected are best suited to the needs and budget of every individual patient.

To help us in this, we have a CT scanner available for implant dentistry here at our Hampshire practice. This ensures that we have the fullest possible picture of your jaw structure and dental issues before starting your dental implants in Hampshire. We are very proud to be one of the few practices in the whole of the county offering this technology to their patients.

Dental Implants in HampshireAre dental implants painful?

Most patients are already familiar with local anaesthetic used by most general dentists for simple procedures such as fillings. The placement of an implant is gentle and precise and uses a local anaesthetic. During the days following surgery some people may feel some minor discomfort, as this is part of the healing process, but simple painkillers such as paracetamol will alleviate the pain.

How long do dental implants in Hampshire take?

Your personalised treatment plan is normally divided up into a series of appointments spread over several months, depending on the complexity of the case. At your initial consultation, we will discuss with you the number of appointments that are required and the timescales involved, so that you are clear on what to expect from your dental implants in Hampshire.

Are dental implants expensive?

Whenever you are having a tooth or teeth replaced you should consider the implant option and compare the benefits against the more traditional approaches. As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. An implant is often the ideal way of dealing with gaps, although there are cheaper alternatives including a denture or bridge that may satisfy your needs too.

We will always provide a quote after your initial assessment and are happy to offer interest-free and low-cost finance options which allow payments to be spread over 12 months to five years.

What are the advantages of dental implants compared to a denture or a bridge?

The advantages of dental implants in Hampshire are multiple and very significant. The main advantage over a denture is that an implant is fixed, so you have the confidence to eat and talk without the fear of it moving or slipping. As well as this you can taste more of your food compared to a denture as the roof of your mouth will not be covered by plastic.

When missing teeth are replaced by a bridge, the teeth on either side of the space must be ground down to provide the anchors for the bridge. When dental implants in Hampshire are used instead, these teeth can be left untouched, and so the implant is a far more preservative solution.

Dental Implants in HampshireIs everybody suitable for dental implants?

There is no upper age limit to be suitable for dental implants in Hampshire and if you have sound dental health then dental implants will almost certainly be suitable. However, there is a minimum age of approximately 18, to ensure the jawbone has stopped growing.

There are some factors that could make dental implant treatment difficult, including certain medical conditions, especially conditions affecting the bone or diabetic patients who generally have poorer healing times.

It should be noted that heavy smoking or drinking can also have an adverse effect on the health of your gums and bone and compromise the outcome of your dental implants treatment at Dental Implants Hampshire.

Implants require adequate height, width and volume of bone to be able to be successfully inserted. During your initial consultation, we will assess these factors and judge your suitability for dental implants in Hampshire.

Are they safe?

Dental implants have been available for over 40 years and a wealth of scientific data shows that they are a successful long-term solution for tooth loss. There are success rates of over 95% over a 15-year period. Implants are made of commercially pure titanium, which is a special material known for its strength and safety as the body does not reject it as foreign. Some of our patients are also surprised to find out that it is the same material that is used for hip replacements!

Do you long for a full set of teeth?

Are missing teeth causing you problems? Do you have to restrict yourself to soft foods or find that the way you speak has changed? Perhaps your heart sinks when you look in the mirror and you worry about social interactions or having your photograph taken. If this sounds like you, then Dental Implants Hampshire can help. We have many years of experience in fitting dental implants in Hampshire, so can carry out the procedure even when the case is more complicated.

What is involved in treatment?

Dental Implants in HampshireThe first stage is a consultation to find out what you want to achieve and assess the state of your teeth and gums. Your mouth and jaw need to be healthy so, if necessary, preparatory work is carried out and then the implants are fitted during a minor operation. This involves placing a small metal screw into the jaw under local anaesthetic. The bone and blood vessels mesh around the metal, holding it securely in place. Your dental implants can then be used as a stable base for fixed dentures, crowns or bridges. All that is left for you to do is relish your favourite food again, smile with confidence and enjoy living life to the full. For our patients in Hampshire, dental implants have proved to be a long-term investment in their health and appearance.

Can I have dental implants in Hampshire?

Patients considering dental implants in Hampshire often ask whether the treatment is suitable for them. In some cases, the bone is not strong enough to support implants, particularly if you have been wearing dentures or coping with missing teeth for some time. This is because the tissues of the jaw may have started to shrink back, due to lack of stimulation from teeth roots. However, we are delighted to offer sinus lifts to ensure adequate bone density, making dental implants an option that is available to many more people.

We are proud to be able to offer our patients in Hampshire dental implants, whatever their situation. Become one of the hundreds of people who have said hello to the benefits of dental implants and goodbye to the problems of missing teeth.

Is your mouth missing something?

Losing your teeth is more than inconvenient. It can affect your appearance, knock your confidence and make everyday activities, such as eating and speaking, difficult. Many people tell us at Dental Implants Hampshire that they have tried dentures, but found them hard to get used to or unreliable. If you are tired of worrying about how you look and miss being able to enjoy your favourite foods, then you may like to consider dental implants. For our patients in Hampshire, dental implants provide a permanent option for replacing your teeth whether you need a single tooth, several teeth or a full mouth restoration.

Dental Implants in HampshireHow do they work?

Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed into the jaw during a minor operation. As the blood vessels and tissues in your jaw mesh around them, they become stable and provide a secure base for replacement teeth, bridges or dentures. It is often possible to have extractions if needed, install the implants and fit your new teeth in the same day. Having dental implants in Hampshire is normally very comfortable, as we use a local anaesthetic and your mouth should settle down quickly. You need to care for your implants in the same way as ordinary teeth to avoid plaque accumulation and gum disease. Patients who have had dental implants in Hampshire have found that they can last for decades with the correct care.

What are the advantages?

For many people in Hampshire, dental implants have given them a new lease of life. Your smile will immediately look better, and you will be able to bite, chew and talk as normal. Soon, choosing foods you like, rather than those you think you can manage, will be an everyday reality rather than a distant memory. This improves your nutrition and as well as your quality of life. In addition, since dental implants work in the same way as the roots of natural teeth, they strengthen the jaw. The pressure exerted during eating stimulates the bone tissue, which prevents it from shrinking back, as can happen with denture wearers.

Do get in touch with us today to find out how having dental implants in Hampshire could change your life.

Aftercare and maintenance of your Hampshire dental implants

If you have decided to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Hampshire, or have just had an implant procedure, you may be wondering how to take good care of your newly restored teeth. Our experienced dentists at Dental Implants Hampshire will give you all the information you need in order to take good care of your implants. The success of your dental implants depends on taking good care of them at all stages of your treatment and beyond. Here is some advice to ensure the success of your dental implant treatment.

Dental Implants in HampshireHow dental implants work

Dental implants are small, screw-shaped, titanium posts, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone where tooth roots are missing. The bone tissue bonds with the titanium, a material which is compatible with the human body, creating a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges or dentures. Unlike other tooth replacement options that merely sit on the gums, dental implants look, feel and function exactly like natural teeth.

After you’ve got your implants

Once you’ve had your dental implants in Hampshire, our dentists will give you all the necessary information needed for getting through the healing stage. You will be advised to brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush and your dentist will give you a special antibacterial mouthwash to use for at least a week after the procedure.

You will be advised against eating hard and chewy foods in the first few days after your procedure. As your dental implants heal, you can reintroduce hard foods in your diet as you wish.

It is normal to experience swelling after the operation, however, an ice pack will help it go away. The same applies for mild bleeding. You may experience bleeding for a few hours after the operation, but it should go away on its own. If swelling and bleeding persist, please contact your dentist.

It can take between 3 to 6 months for dental implants to fuse with your jawbone, after which you can have your replacement teeth attached on top. Taking good care of your dental implants and visiting your dentist regularly, will help you get through the healing process without any problems. The same goes for after your treatment is complete.

Health benefits of dental implants in Hampshire

Whether the result of an accident, old age or disease, tooth loss can affect your self-esteem and your ability to chew and speak properly. More importantly, tooth loss can also lead to jawbone deterioration and further tooth loss. When a tooth is lost, the jawbone begins to shrink and becomes fragile due to the lack of stimulation. This way, losing teeth can also change the shape of your face causing you to look prematurely aged.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, dental implants are our treatment of choice for tooth loss since we know just how big a difference they can make in the lives of our patients. Unlike removable dentures and bridges that simply sit on the gums, dental implants in Hampshire fuse with the jawbone and protect the bone tissue from further deterioration. Dental implants are not only aesthetically pleasing but come with many health benefits.

Dental Implants in HampshireWhat are dental implants?

Dental implants are a great way to replace your missing teeth, and if properly maintained, can last a lifetime. They are small titanium posts, surgically inserted into the jawbone. Their main purpose is to replace the missing tooth roots. As they made of titanium, a material that is very compatible with bone tissue, dental implants fuse to the jawbone over time, creating a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth such as crowns, bridges or dentures. Once in place, dental implants do not differ from the rest of your teeth, with the exception that they cannot get cavities.

Health benefits of dental implants in Hampshire

Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. While bridges and dentures have their benefits and uses, they need to be replaced over time. Dental implants, on the other hand, can last a lifetime if you take good care of them.

Lost teeth can cause bone loss, gum recession, and other oral problems. When a tooth is lost, the rest of the teeth start to crowd together in order to fill the gap. This can lead to crooked and misaligned teeth as well as further tooth loss over time. Dental implants can restore balance to your mouth, prevent bone loss and help keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.

Dental implants in Hampshire: all you need to know

Missing teeth can compromise your health and self-esteem in many ways. Not only can they make you feel self-conscious while eating, speaking, laughing or socialising, but they can also create health problems if not replaced. Luckily, modern dentistry has come a long way and, today, dental implants can give you replacement teeth that look, feel and function as naturally as your original teeth.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, dental implants are our preferred treatment option, when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants in Hampshire are durable, attractive and offer numerous health benefits. Our experienced implant dentists will guide you through every step of the procedure and answer all of your questions and concerns. We are committed to providing excellent dental care in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

Dental Implants in HampshireHow dental implants work?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, surgically placed into the jawbone. Made of titanium that is compatible with bone tissue, dental implants fuse with the jawbone to support replacement teeth such as crowns, dentures or bridges.

Advantages of dental implants

Unlike dentures, dental implants do not slip or become loose over time. They are permanent, giving you the same stability and security as your natural teeth. Dental implants prevent jawbone deterioration and encourage the growth of bone tissue. Unlike bridges, they do not rely on neighbouring teeth for support and do not compromise tooth structure. Dental implants do not require a lot of maintenance – you can brush and floss them the same way you take care of your natural teeth. Finally, dental implants are the ideal cosmetic solution for missing teeth since they prevent jawbone deterioration that leads to a sunken, aged facial appearance.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants in Hampshire?

Generally, patients with healthy teeth and gums are eligible for dental implants as long as they have enough bone tissue left in their jawbone to support them. If your jawbone has already deteriorated significantly, then bone tissue can first be restored with the help of bone grafts. Sometimes, chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease can interfere with the healing time of dental implants. It is therefore always advisable to let your dentist know of any health problems you have.