Implant solutions to fit your lifestyle

Dental Implants Hampshire offers several different implant solutions to fit into your life. Our dentists and practice staff will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants in Hampshire and will personally guide you through your individual choices and options to get back your happier, healthier smile.

Snap-on denture implants

Dental Implants in HampshireThere are several types of implants and implant systems which can be used to secure dentures successfully. Our systems provide ‘snap-on’ denture stabilisation so that your dentures stay in place, yet can still be removed for successful cleaning and care. These can be a more affordable option than non-removable choices and are ideal for many of our denture-wearing patients.

Full-arch implant solutions

We also offer other implant systems that are more permanent and not removable by the patient. They provide additional support and the bonus of fully natural tooth functionality.

Single and multiple tooth implants

There is also a range of options where dental implants in Hampshire are used with a bridge or crown to replace one or more missing teeth. They provide a robust permanent long-term solution to replace missing teeth. With prices starting at £2,500, maybe it’s time to consider filling in those gaps.

Dental implants history

While the idea of replacing missing teeth with various tooth substitutes has been around for thousands of years, modern implant dentistry really began with the introduction of titanium post installations in the 1960s.

Can I afford it?

We know that dental implants in Hampshire can be quite pricey for many people. Advances in technology in recent years have essentially halved the cost of dental implants. We’re proud to be a part of this, as it allows us to offer you a healthier smile for less. We are also proud to offer your full procedure at one fixed cost that we guarantee will not change or increase.

That is why we have introduced a payment plan to spread the cost of your treatments with us. We offer our finance through Chrysalis Finance. Our options include 0% interest when payments are spread over 12 months, or 9.9% APR if they are over five years.

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.

Denture stabilisation with dental implants in Hampshire

Do you have dentures that are loose and uncomfortable? Perhaps they tend to fall out when you eat or speak, and you find them difficult to eat, smile and socialise confidently with? If so, denture stabilisation with dental implants may be the right solution for you.

At Dental Implants Hampshire in Hampshire, dental implants can used as a cost-effective method to stabilise loose dentures. Denture stabilisation can have a very positive effect on your quality of life. Imagine being able to eat and speak with confidence, without fear of your denture moving or falling out. No more awkward social situations or limitations on your diet.

Dental Implants in HampshireWhat are dental implants?

Dental implants are an artificial replacement for a tooth’s root. They are surgically fixed into the jawbone and securely hold crowns, bridges or dentures, in the same way, that roots support natural teeth. Dental implant surgery is an outpatient surgery performed in different stages that usually takes a few months. Much of the waiting time between the implant surgery and the final mounting of replacement teeth is devoted to healing and waiting for the growth of new bone tissue in your jaw.

How does denture stabilisation with dental implants work?

Denture stabilisation with dental implants in Hampshire is a simple and effective treatment that can stop dentures rubbing and causing discomfort, while holding them permanently in place. Our patients can opt for permanently fixed dentures, involving a full fixed bridge which sits on a number of dental implants (typically between four and six), or removable dentures, which are safely attached to two and four implants with small clips on top. Both options are ideal for patients who wish to replace their teeth permanently without having to invest heavily in individual dental implants.

Am I a suitable candidate?

Normally, most patients with missing teeth are eligible for denture stabilisation. However, only a full and detailed dental examination will be able to tell for sure. If you have lost much of your jawbone tissue, your Hampshire dentist may suggest bone grafting to build up the amount of bone and ensure the longevity of your dental implants.

Dental implants in Hampshire – your best option for missing teeth

Advances in dentistry along with brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups make it possible for many of us to maintain our natural smiles for a lifetime. However, sometimes, our teeth just can’t keep up. If you have lost one or several teeth due to gum disease or injury, dental implants can help you regain your smile and your confidence.

At Dental Implants Hampshire in Hampshire, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who wish to replace their missing teeth permanently. Dental implants are surgically fixed into the jawbone to support crowns, bridges, or full dentures. Our dental implant treatments include single dental implants, multiple teeth dental implants as well as denture stabilisation or Same Day Teeth with dental implants in Hampshire.

Dental Implants in HampshireSingle or multiple dental implants

Dental implants are very versatile. If you are only missing one tooth, one implant plus one replacement tooth will restore your smile quickly and permanently. If on the other hand, you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed dental implants can support a permanent bridge. Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be stabilised in your mouth with a procedure known as Same Day Teeth.

Benefits of dental implants

Unlike conventional bridges and dentures, which are not fixed to the jawbone, dental implants are permanently attached to the jawbone and become a part of your mouth. This way not only do they look more natural, but also feel and act more like your normal teeth, with an added biting force. And because they do not rely on neighbouring, healthy teeth for support, dental implants do not affect your oral health. More importantly, whereas bridges are only expected to last 7-10 years and dentures need replacement every few years, dental implants will typically last a lifetime with proper oral care.

Dental implants for a better quality of life

You don’t have to live with missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures that reduce your quality of life. Located in the heart of Hampshire, both our clinics have been providing help and care for dental implants in Hampshire for more than 10 years. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Rooting your new smile: dental implants in Hampshire

Tooth loss is a very common condition suffered by many people worldwide. And while it is typically associated with older people and gum disease, tooth loss from trauma can also affect the young. If you have lost one or several teeth, there are quite a few options available to replace them, yet none of them are as permanent or as viable as dental implants.

At Dental Implants Hampshire in Hampshire, dental implants provide a wide variety of solutions to replace missing teeth. Tailored to each case, dental implants can help you replace an individual tooth or an entire mouth of teeth.

Dental Implants in HampshireWhy replace missing teeth?

Missing teeth are more than just a cosmetic flaw – they can also cause many serious dental complications if not properly replaced. When you miss one or more teeth, you may not be able to use your mouth properly and this can lead to jaw clenching, tooth grinding, and headaches. Moreover, missing teeth cause a lack of stimulation to the jawbone, which can lead to bone deterioration and bone loss.

Last but not least, healthy teeth may shift in order to compensate for the gap in between the teeth, leading to misaligned and loose teeth. For all these reasons, replacing missing teeth with dental implants in Hampshire is essential for the preservation of your smile.

How do dental implants work?

A dental implant is a screw-shaped post that is used as an artificial replacement for natural tooth roots. Made of titanium, a lightweight material which is compatible with the human body, dental implants are surgically fixed into the upper and lower jaws to replace one or more missing teeth. By attaching to the jawbone and gum tissue, they provide a permanent foundation for artificial replacement teeth, such as dental crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Benefits of dental implants

Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants prevent bone loss and skin sagging and help you maintain a more youthful appearance. Dental implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. They are strong and durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. Unlike bridges that require modification of your healthy teeth, dental implants protect and support your natural teeth.

Do you worry about missing teeth?

For many people, losing teeth causes problems, from issues about their appearance to difficulties with everyday activities, such as eating and speaking. If you are not happy with how you look, this starts to affect your confidence and enjoyment of social interactions. In the past, options for replacing teeth used to involve removeable appliances, which could be insecure, inconvenient to clean or uncomfortable. Fortunately, dental implants are now an established way of replacing teeth. Dental Implants Hampshire have used this technology to restore quality of life to hundreds of patients.

Dental Implants in HampshireI am missing all of my teeth

Dental implants are a great option if you do not have any remaining teeth as they can be used as a secure base for a full set of replacements. We are experienced in fitting dental implants in Hampshire and can work with you whatever your situation. In some cases, it is better to remove some teeth if they are in poor condition anyway. To replace a full set, you will usually have four implants. These are rod-shaped metal screws which are inserted into the jaw during a minor operation. When the bones and blood vessels of the jaw have meshed around the metal implants and stabilised them, a full arch denture can be permanently fixed to them.

I have been wearing dentures for years

If you are a long-term user of dentures, it is likely that there has been some shrinkage of the tissues of your jaw. This is because the bones in this area are strengthened by the pressure exerted by the roots of natural teeth during chewing and biting. Wearing dentures does not have the same effect and the jaw can become too weak to support implants. If this is the case, we can offer a procedure known as a sinus lift. This ensures that there is sufficient bone density to create a solid base. So, having dental implants in Hampshire would still be an option for you.

You do not need to suffer from missing teeth any longer if you live in Hampshire. Dental implants could give you a new lease of life and a smile to enjoy again.

The stable base for artificial teeth

Anyone who has lost a tooth will know how much it can affect your life. The consequences of losing more than one are even greater. Biting and chewing become harder; you will probably have to change your diet, and give up eating your favourite foods, such as roast potatoes or steak.

You could become self-conscious about the gaps in your teeth and smile less often. You may also find your jaw changing shape and find that wearing removable false teeth is uncomfortable and a hassle. Perhaps your false teeth get broken, or lost. They may well become wobbly and loose in the mouth over time. It can be terribly embarrassing when your teeth start moving around of their own volition, but it can also make speaking clearly more difficult. Maybe you won’t chat as happily as before, maybe you’ll think twice before you burst out laughing.

Dental Implants in HampshireThere is a solution that can anchor artificial teeth into the mouth just as if they were natural teeth: dental implants in Hampshire.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, we have been providing implant care for more than ten years at our two clinics in Basingstoke and Romsey.

What’s it all about?

Dental implants differ from removable dentures in that they replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown.

In Hampshire, dental implants are inserted under local anaesthetic. A new tooth socket will be drilled into the jawbone, ready for the implant, which is a tiny post made out of titanium. Titanium is used not only because it is lightweight, but also because of the way it encourages new bone growth around it. This means the jawbone holds the implant securely in place just as it would a real tooth. This healing process takes several weeks, after which an internal screw called an abutment is inserted into the post.

The abutment is the platform onto which artificial teeth can be fitted, either as single crowns, as bridges of a few teeth, or a whole set of teeth for upper or lower jaw. The porcelain teeth are custom-made to be indistinguishable from the surrounding real teeth. Your dental implants in Hampshire are securely anchored, which means once your treatment is complete, you can chew and bite as normal.

Why you need your teeth below the gum line

When we think about losing our teeth, we generally focus on how we will look. We worry about replacing the pearly white crowns because those are the bits that show, and also, of course, we use them for biting and chewing.

For centuries, dentistry has done the same, focussing on bridges, plates and dentures to replace lost teeth. And of course, this is valid, but replacing the root of the tooth below the gum line, is just as necessary from a health point of view, and also cosmetically.

Dental Implants in HampshireThe root of the tooth performs a vital role in keeping the jawbone strong and healthy. Every time we bite, chew or just clang our teeth together, the root moves imperceptibly within the jawbone. These movements stimulate the jawbone and without them, the jawbone starts to degenerate. Dental Implants Hampshire has the solution to prevent this from happening: dental implants.

In Hampshire, dental implants perform the role of the tooth root. These lightweight titanium screws are placed into the jawbone. The titanium encourages the growth of new bone, which the implants fuse with. They become firmly secured into the jaw and provide a stable base for replacement teeth to be attached.

Dental implants are the only way there is to provide a complete restoration of the missing teeth, from the root to the crown.

What to expect when having dental implants in Hampshire

Fitting dental implants involves a minor surgical procedure under local anaesthetic. When you come to see us, we will explain exactly what to expect from your treatment journey before we begin. We can also provide dental sedation for the procedure if you feel anxious about it.

After your implant surgery, you will need several weeks for your implants to stabilise before we can fit your natural looking replacement teeth. While this happens, you can continue to wear any bridges or dentures you already have. Your final replacement teeth are custom-made from porcelain and crafted to blend in with the size, shape and colour of your natural teeth.

Get in touch with us today to find out how to take the first steps towards getting your dental implants in Hampshire.

Dental implants for tooth loss: are they expensive?

There is no hiding the fact that dental implants are not cheap. At Dental Implants Hampshire, dental implant treatment to replace a single lost tooth starts from £2,500. When attempting to explain why they are pricey it is necessary to understand that you are not buying a product but rather a service. It was only a few years ago that the cost of a full dental restoration with implants could easily have cost £50,000 and involved multiple trips to many different specialists.

Dental implants in Hampshire are ‘medical devices’ implanted into living tissue. This living tissue is also home to nerves, blood vessels and bones. This makes the placement of dental implants both an art and a science.

Dental Implants in HampshireAm I suitable for dental implants?

Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo a tooth extraction is probably a suitable candidate for dental implants in Hampshire. However, there are certain situations that may complicate or prevent dental implant treatment. Patients with certain conditions, such as chronic diseases, heavy smoking or alcohol abuse may not be ideal candidates for implants. Your dentist will determine if dental implants are right for you after a complete oral assessment and evaluation of your medical history.

What happens if my dental implants fail?

Failure of a dental implant or rejection is very rare but can happen. If you are a heavy smoker or have an illness or disease of your immune system, then this is more of a risk.

If an implant is rejected, then we can replace it with another slightly bigger implant. If this fails too, then we may advise you of alternate dental procedures.

Will the implant procedure hurt?

Most dental implant procedures involve less discomfort than a routine tooth extraction. When we see patients for follow up appointments, most of them tell us how surprised they were with how little discomfort they have had at every stage.

Our practice is fully equipped with dentists and staff trained to safely provide conventional methods of anesthesia, as well as intravenous sedation. Dental implants in Hampshire can therefore be placed with your discomfort kept to a minimum.

My dentures are loose, what can I do?

At Dental Implants Hampshire, many of our patients who wear dentures tell us how positive using dental implants for denture stabilisation has been for their lives. They have stopped their dentures from moving around and feeling loose when they are chewing, speaking, smiling and even kissing! In short, dental implants in Hampshire have given them their confidence back to face everyday life with a smile.

Dental Implants in HampshireDenture adhesives do help hold upper dentures in place a little better but don’t do much for a lower denture that is loose. Studies show that less than 15% of people who have a lower denture wear it or use it to eat with because they find it so uncomfortable. If any of this sounds familiar then denture stabilisation at our practice may be just what you are looking for.

How does it work?

If you have dentures that make chewing difficult or move around when you eat or smile we can help. It is entirely possible to use between 2 and 6 dental implants to stabilise your denture, making it firm, durable and more comfortable to use. This means your won’t need to deal with the discomfort of loose dentures rubbing up against the inside of your mouth.

Stabilisation of a problem denture with dental implants in Hampshire is best suited to full upper or lower dentures. However modern advances in dental techniques will also allow us to look at improving partial dentures too.

Can I afford denture stabilisation?

Dental Implants Hampshire is delighted to offer a range of flexible payment options for our dental implants in Hampshire, making our services even more affordable. In arrangement with Chrysalis finance, our patients can obtain finance for their dental implants in Hampshire and pay for their potentially life-changing procedures on a month by month basis.

Perhaps the most appealing aspect of our finance options is the fact that it can be interest free, when spread over 12 months. Prospective patients can choose a repayment period from 12 months to 5 years for a truly varied choice for your repayment needs. Hopefully these factors mean your new dental implants in Hampshire are now within reach. Give us a call today to start your journey with Dental Implants Hampshire.