Look and feel natural with dental implants

If you have lost a tooth or need to have several or all of them replaced, there are different options you can go for. You may try bridges or dentures or you could have dental implants in Hampshire.

Here at the Dental Implants Hampshire surgery, we use this modern, safe and long-term method for replacing lost teeth. A titanium screw is fixed into the jawbone in place of the tooth root. Then a new tooth – for example a bridge, crown or denture – can be fitted onto the implant.

dental-implants-hampshirePrevent bone loss

Unlike using removable dentures alone, implants are fixed in place. This stimulates the remaining bone to grow around the metal screw, which helps to prevent further bone loss and retains the structure of the face. So you don’t get the ‘sunken’ look that can happen with tooth loss.

Dental Implants in Hampshire give you back the natural look and feel of your teeth so you can bite and chew as usual and no one would be able to tell they weren’t your original teeth.

What to expect from the treatment

We usually fit implants using a local anaesthetic and the procedure is mostly painless. There may be some discomfort for a few days after the surgery while the mouth readjusts. We may provide you with painkillers just after the treatment or for you to take at home.

Treatment times vary. Sometimes the new teeth can be fitted at the same time as the implants, or more commonly, they are fitted 3-4 months afterwards. At Dental Implants Hampshire we will talk you through the whole process and give you a timetable and treatment plan before you begin the surgery.

Is it right for me?

This procedure isn’t suitable for everyone in Hampshire. Dental implants require adequate bone structure to fit the screw into. We have found that some patients do not have enough bone density in their jaw – though a bone graft to reconstruct the jaw is also an option. Before recommending implants, we will carry out tests and advise you of what will work best for you.

Bite and chew with confidence

A dental implant is an innovative way of restoring teeth that can be used to replace one tooth or a whole set. At the Dental Implants Hampshire surgery we’ve used this treatment to help many patients keep their smile and feel confident to eat whatever they want.

dental-implants-hampshirePrevent bone loss

This kind of procedure can benefit many people in Hampshire. Dental implants are fitted into the jaw with a titanium screw that fixes directly into the jaw bone. This is in place of the tooth root. The procedure creates a very helpful reaction in the body – the remaining bone grows around the implant, which also stimulates blood vessels, meaning it actually helps to prevent bone loss.

This stimulating affect on the jaw means that the bone structure of your face is maintained. Here at Dental Implants Hampshire we’ve seen that implants can help to prevent the sinking of the face that can happen with tooth loss.

Comfortable and convenient

Having dental implants in Hampshire also means that you can eat as usual – you don’t have to be afraid to bite down on that missing area of tooth anymore. And because the implant fuses with your existing bone, they become part of your mouth, eliminating the discomfort and inconvenience of using removable dentures. No need to worry about teeth slipping, making speech slur or chewing difficult. You can feel confident in your smile again.

Another benefit of implants is that, unlike bridges, they do not affect the surrounding teeth. You can also get in between each replaced tooth, which is better for long-term oral health.

Taking care

We have seen many patients feel these benefits in Hampshire. Dental implants are a long-lasting treatment and with good care will last for many years. You need to maintain them well and have regular check ups, as with natural teeth. Come into the surgery for a consultation and tests to find out whether this is the right treatment for you. To receive dental implants in Hampshire you need to be in good general health, have good bone density in your jaw and healthy gums.

The highly effective way to replace missing teeth

At Hampshire Dental Implants not only do we care about your smile, we care that you have as pleasant a time as possible while we are treating you.

Dental Implants are the right solution for a large number of patients who need to have the root of tooth replaced when it has deteriorated or failed.

dental-implants-hampshireDental implants are a highly effective way of permanently replacing missing teeth in Hampshire. Dental implants have been in use for long enough for the dental profession to strongly recommend these as a safe and reliable way of replacing teeth, especially as they have an extremely long lifespan.

A dental implant is a small metal screw, usually titanium, placed in the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. The titanium stimulates the bone to grow around the metal and along with this, small blood vessels are also stimulated to regrow. The bone meshes with the titanium screw and holds it in place as it would a natural tooth. Once this has been achieved, custom-made artificial teeth, either single crowns, bridges, or dentures are fixed onto the screw, to give a more natural look and greater stability. This means you can eat, chew and bite as normal, and you avoid that sunken look that develops with missing teeth. Dental implants are a great confidence booster.

Dental implants are no more difficult to clean than normal teeth.

Although dental implant treatment does require oral surgery, in Hampshire, dental implants do not have to be a painful or frightening experience. At Hampshire Dental Implants, implant procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic. This is usually highly effective as the nerve supply is more limited in the jaw than in a tooth. However, patients who are anxious about dental procedures can receive sedation so that they can completely relax during the implant procedure. Any mild discomfort afterwards can usually be alleviated with over-the-counter painkillers, and rest for 24 hours after the surgery.

If you are interested in learning more about how dental implants can improve your quality of life, we invite you to join us at Hampshire Dental Implants for a consultation with an implant dentist.

What to expect when you come to us for dental implants

Choosing to have your missing teeth replaced with Hampshire Dental Implants is a big decision. It’s also a big commitment of time and resources. Naturally, you want to know that your choice of both treatment, and provider, us at Hampshire Dental Implants, is a good one.

dental-implants-hampshireThat’s why when you come to us for your initial consultation, Hampshire Dental Implants will listen very carefully to your issues and desired outcomes. We will also carry out a detailed examination of your mouth to make sure that we can fulfill your wishes, and also that your mouth is a suitable candidate for dental implants. This may include taking digital x-rays to make sure that your jawbone is dense and strong enough to support the implants and that you have no other oral health issues that need to be cleared up before implant treatment can begin.

The treatment itself is carried out in several stages. The first one is a surgical procedure whereby new sockets are created in your jawbone to accommodate the dental implants. People usually undergo this procedure with a local anaesthetic, and nervous patients are also offered sedation. Implants are tiny titanium posts, which the dentist inserts into the newly-created sockets. Once these are in place, a cap is placed over their open end to protect it, and you enter the second stage of the process.

This is a healing period of several weeks to months, during which time the jawbone grows new tissue and blood vessels around the dental implants, melding with it and holding it in place just as if it was a natural tooth. This provides great stability, and it is rarely that an implant is dislodged, even with all the hard chewing action that we put our mouths through. Most people find that over-the-counter painkillers are strong enough to get them through the first few days of discomfort after surgery.

Finally, you come back to us at Hampshire Dental Implants and our dentist attaches an abutment, or internal screw, to your implant. Onto this is fixed either a custom-made artificial tooth, or a bridge, or even a whole set of upper or lower teeth.

How to look after your dental implants in Hampshire

So you’ve chosen to invest in dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Hampshire Dental Implants offers a number of treatments involving implants combined with a crown, a bridge, or a denture, and the implantology team will work hard to find the perfect treatment for your needs.

dental-implants-hampshireAfter the trauma of losing one or more natural teeth, and the investment in your dental implants, the last thing you will want to do is to run the risk of suffering tooth loss for a second time. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to take care of dental implants and the teeth attached to them, and your Hampshire implant dentist will be there to help you every step of the way.

Immediate aftercare

If you choose to have dental implants in Hampshire, your dentist will provide you with detailed care instructions, including what to do in the run-up to and the immediate aftermath of implant surgery.

Placing dental implants should be pain free, but because it is a minor operation there may be some swelling and discomfort for a few days afterwards. This is common, as with any surgical procedure. In most cases over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol will suffice – you can also talk to your pharmacist if you think that you need further pain relief. However, if this still doesn’t help, come back to see your Hampshire dentist, who will check there is no cause for concern.

You should avoid touching the site of your implant(s) with your tongue or with food. A little bleeding may occur but if it seems excessive or doesn’t stop, come back to our Hampshire clinic or go to A&E in an emergency.

Long-term care

The key to looking after dental implants and new teeth is the same as looking after regular teeth – and it all boils down to prudent dental hygiene. Your Hampshire hygienist can provide you with customised advice on how best to clean your new teeth, and you must also remember to come into the practice as often as advised for check-ups.

As long as you take care of them, your new teeth should last many years.

Dental implants in Hampshire– the best way to replace lost teeth?

If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants in Hampshire might be something you are already considering. Hampshire Dental Implants offers a wide range of implant-based solutions to missing teeth, to give you back a smile that doesn’t just look natural, but acts natural, too.

dental-implants-in-hampshireAll dentists will tell you that missing teeth should always be replaced. Not doing so doesn’t only leave you with gaps in your smile, it can also affect the health and positioning of your other teeth, making them harder to clean and ultimately increasingly your chances of suffering further tooth loss in the future.

Hampshire implants

At our Hampshire dental practice we believe that in most cases dental implants are the optimum tooth replacement option. Whereas standard dentures and bridgework only replace the crowns of the teeth, dental implants are replacements for the roots. They are them combined with either a single crown, a bridge, or dentures, creating unrivalled stability and highly realistic action.

Traditional dental bridges rely on your surrounding teeth for support. That might be OK if those teeth adjacent to the gap are healthy, strong, and free from large fillings – for example, if one of your front teeth gets knocked out by accident, but otherwise your dental health is excellent.

However, a traditional bridge will put more strain on those teeth, whilst an implant-retained bridge takes all its support from your dental implants in Hampshire.

At our Hampshire dental practice we can combine a series of dental implants with a bridge to replace anything from two to a full arch (jaw) of your teeth. Except in cases where a single tooth is being replaced by one dental implant and one crown, you won’t need as many implants as you do new teeth – thanks to your dentist’s intricate planning, a few carefully-placed dental implants can support several teeth.

Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported teeth won’t become loose. Therefore, there is no need to worry about the common denture woes caused by loose-fitting false teeth. Instead, you can get on with enjoying a healthy diet, speaking confidently and clearly, safe in the knowledge your teeth will stay just where they should be.

A permanent alternative to uncomfortable, irritating false teeth

Some people find that removable dentures come with a host of embarrassing and annoying issues. Many of them also find that dental implants in Hampshire can help do away with those issues, permanently.

dental-implants-in-hampshireIn Hampshire, dental implants can mean no longer having to survive on soft foods only, but once again being able to eat whatever you like. Imagine biting into your first apple in 20 years.

Dental implants in Hampshire also look more like natural teeth, and behave like them too. For some people this means no longer having to suffer the embarrassment of their teeth moving around in the mouth or worrying that they might even tumble out like in some dreadful comedy show. And there is no more squirming with shame when a house guest finds your teeth in a glass in the bathroom.

These tangible improvements to quality of life come from the fact that dental implant technology fixes artificial teeth into your jawbone, so that they behave like natural teeth. People can eat whatever they like, and brush their dental implants just like they brush your normal teeth (which, we at Hampshire Dental Implants hope is twice a day with a recommended toothbrush, toothpaste and great care).

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are tiny metal screws, often made of titanium. The dentist fixes them into the bone of your jaw where your old tooth or teeth used to be. This is a surgical procedure, and once it has been carried out, several weeks are needed for the Hampshire dental implants to settle in and mesh with the jawbone. Once this time has elapsed, the patients returns to Hampshire Dental Implants so that artificial teeth, which have been custom-made to blend in with the patient’s own tooth colour and overall shape and look, are screwed onto the dental implants. If more than one tooth is needed, patients can have a bridge screwed onto two or more dental implant screws.

And that’s it! The patient is now ready to resume a normal life, eat what they like, laugh, cough, and generally behave like a person with a full set of their own teeth. What could be better?

The benefits of dental implants

No matter your age, you do not have to suffer any longer from tooth loss. Everyone understands that this can not only be a healthcare related problem, but a problem of personal acceptance and confidence. The solution is rather simple and easy. A titanium screw is placed into the jawbone, replacing the tooth root, a denture or cap is then fitted onto the screw creating a totally natural looking and feeling tooth replacement. Dental implants will even be integrated into the jawbone, as living tissue will grow around it ensuring you lose no jawbone definition.

dental-implants-hampshireWith the outstanding development in healthcare and the area of dentistry tooth loss no longer should be a problem. Receiving dental implants in Hampshire now couldn’t be easier due to the excellent care provided by Hampshire Dental Implants Clinic. This specialist clinic in implantology has a range of treatments and costs to suit most patients needs and requirements. They have a 10-year audited success rate of 99% for their treatments, so you can feel safe in the knowledge you’re in good hands.

The process

Placing a dental implant is often easier than taking a tooth out and is usually done using a simple local anaesthetic. You should not feel any pain at the time but, just like after an extraction, you may feel some discomfort during the week after the surgery.

Sometimes your dentist might give you a sedative if you are very nervous or if the case is a complicated one. General anaesthetics are rarely used for implants and are generally only used for very complicated cases.

During the process, the dentist will form a small hole into the bone. The implant, which consists of a titanium rod, is fitted in this socket and the gum is stitched back. The area will be left to heal so that the implant will fuse to the bone over a period of 2 to 5 months. After the implant heals a crown could be put in place to match your natural teeth.

Once your crown has been attached to the screw, the tooth will act exactly like a natural tooth. It should not impact on how your live your life and will certainly not impact negatively on the way you look.

Can you tell me about what the benefit is of having a dental implant?

In the last thirty years, there have been advances in dentistry. One procedure that has been on the increase is dental implants. Hampshire is home to many healthy people; healthy smiles are something we all want to see and experience for ourselves. A dental implant will give you back the smile you lost, when you lost your tooth. It can be true that losing a tooth can mean losing your confidence. There is no need any more for this consequence, not now there is an affordable solution for you or your family. Would you like to smile back at your friends and loved ones, to let them know how much you love them? With dental implants in Hampshire being so readily available, you can. Come and visit us at Hampshire Dental Implants to find out if you are eligible for this procedure. The majority of people are; phone us for an appointment to get started.

dental-implants-in-hampshireIf you are missing many teeth, you may have already noticed that it has started to age your face. Teeth actually give our face the structure. Without them, our face can start to sink and age. By having implants to replace missing teeth, it can ensure you do not look old before your time. Implants are a very affordable and effective solution for many people.

I am not sure whether to have dentures or implants, can you advise?

Yes we can! Choosing between dentures or dental implants in Hampshire, is something we can help with. Firstly, we will invite you in for a consultation to talk you through your options and find out what it is that you are looking for. If dental implants are what you want, then we will check your eligibility by assessing the health of your bone and tissue in your mouth. If for some reason there is a reduction in bone density, we do have other options, of which is dentures is one. Dentures can be of benefit for anyone who needs a full set of teeth replaced and cannot have implants. Dentures are a good option to be able to eat and speak with more ease.

What you need to know about dental implants

What happens if you lose a tooth? One option is to replace it with a dental implant. Receiving a dental implant is a procedure where an artificial tooth (made from titanium) is fixed in to the jaw bone. Previously for tooth loss, the only options were fixed bridges, removable dentures, or you simply had to deal with a missing tooth! Dentures and fixed bridges are great for some people however they do have their drawbacks: Fixed bridges need to use the neighbouring teeth to work, however this may cause problems with these teeth in the future. Dentures can sometimes beill-fitting and uncomfortable, and often don’t look as natural as dental implants.

dental-implants-in-hampshireThe benefits of Hampshire dental implants

Hampshire dental implants look great! They look totally natural and could be mistaken for real teeth,they are a step above in the competition compared to dentures and fixed bridges. Implants are fixed into the jaw so they don’t need to rely on other teeth to keep them in place, this is a massive advantage as it won’t cause any future dental issues for the teeth surrounding the implant. Hampshire dental implants are one less thing to worry about; unlike dentures, they will never slip around or out of your mouth, and will stay fixed in place for many years, this can avoid unnecessary embarrassment and make life that little bit easier. Implants are extremely reliable; often, dentures can be mislaid and fixed bridges will need to be replaced every few years, however, it’s entirely possible that if looked after correctly, you will never have to worry about replacing your Hampshire dental implants. The most important thing of all, is that Hampshire dental implants will improve your confidence, ensuring that you can you can go about living your day to day life just as you used to prior to losing your missing tooth. The implant will look so natural that’s it’s very unlikely that anyone would ever know that it’s not a real tooth. To discuss implants further and to find out how they could be the key to getting that great smile back, contact Hampshire Dental Implants for more information.