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.

Strong and permanent replacement teeth

At our practice in Hampshire, dental implants are used to improve a variety of tooth loss situations. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth playing sports, or several teeth for different reasons over the years, the friendly team at Dental Implants Hampshire will provide you with a natural-feeling solution that will bring you oral health benefits for many years to come.

The benefits of dental implants in Hampshire

Dental Implants in HampshireHaving a gap in your teeth can affect your overall confidence, and make you reluctant to smile. It can also increase the risk of gum disease and tooth decay by being harder to clean than the rest of your mouth, letting food particles and bacteria build up to harmful levels. The loss of several teeth can result in bone deterioration, which affects the shape of your face’s underlying structure. Unlike removable dentures, dental implants can eliminate or reduce all of these problems, giving you a healthier mouth with better dental function.

The procedure and its effects

Firstly, you’ll have a consultation. Our team will get to know your dental history, and what you want from your replacement teeth. Detailed images of your mouth will be taken, using contemporary equipment, to help us produce a treatment plan that’s precisely tailored to your needs. And we’ll ensure that your oral health is at a good enough level to receive the implants.

Then comes the minor surgical procedure, in which the dentist places small titanium posts into your jawbone. After a period of healing, the dentist will attach the replacement teeth to these posts. In a process known as osseointegration, the material of the jawbone forms a powerful bond with the implants, making a secure base for the replacement teeth. You’ll enjoy biting and chewing your food as you used to do with your natural teeth. Patients who’ve received dental implants in Hampshire can even find that certain words and phrases are easier to pronounce than they would have been when wearing removable dentures.

Dental Implants Hampshire offer payment plans to help you spread the cost of these long-lasting improvements. If your implants are properly cared for, they can last for the rest of your life.

Replacement teeth that restore natural function

The loss of a tooth can affect more than just your appearance. While having a gap in your smile may affect your confidence, it can also provide an awkward-to-clean space in which food particles and bacteria can hide. The loss of several teeth can lead to bone deterioration, which alters the underlying shape of your face. At our practice in Hampshire, dental implants are a solution to these problems. Our replacement teeth look and feel natural, helping you to enjoy your food like you used to before you lost your teeth, while enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your smile.

Dental Implants in HampshireCustomised integration

The first stage of your treatment will be a consultation with the friendly dental professionals at Dental Implants Hampshire. They will assess your teeth in detail, and talk to you about your dental history, to formulate a treatment plan that will provide the particular enhancements you want to achieve. The dentist will also make sure that your oral health and hygiene is of a high enough standard to proceed. Whether you need to replace one tooth lost in a sporting injury, or several teeth that have decayed over the years in Hampshire, dental implants need to be received in a condition of good oral health.

Once you’re ready, the dentist will insert small titanium posts into your jawbone, in a minor surgical procedure. After a period of healing, you’ll return to the surgery to have the replacement teeth securely affixed to these posts.

Stable future

The material of the jawbone meshes with the implanted posts, creating a stable foundation for the new teeth. You can bite and chew food with much more confidence than you’d have with removable dentures. And people who’ve had dental implants in Hampshire can find that certain words and phrases are easier to pronounce once their implants are in place.

We offer payment plans to help you spread the cost of your implants. By making them more affordable, we make the benefits of dental implants in Hampshire more achievable. If the implants are properly looked after, you can enjoy the benefits for the rest of your life.

Permanent replacement teeth

A long-lasting and stable method of tooth replacement in Hampshire, dental implants will give you back your natural dental function. The new teeth will look and feel as good as the old ones, so you can enjoy biting and chewing your favourite foods with confidence. As well as this, the implants prevent the bone deterioration that gives the face a sunken look.

Any number of teeth

Dental Implants in HampshireAt our practice in Hampshire, dental implants may be used to solve a variety of tooth loss problems. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth through injury, or many teeth from prolonged decay, Dental Implants Hampshire can restore what you’ve been missing. There’s no need to have a smile you want to hide.

Customised efficiency

Before you receive your dental implants in Hampshire, our friendly team will talk to you in detail about your dental history, and establish that your oral health and existing bone structure are in good enough condition to accept the implants. Working to a detailed treatment plan, the dentist will then place small titanium posts into your jawbone. Once your mouth has healed sufficiently, you’ll return to the practice to have the replacement teeth attached securely to these posts.

Long-term solutions

The titanium implants become securely anchored within the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. This provides a stable foundation for your replacement teeth, so that you can enjoy meals as you used to, without having to cautiously opt for soft, mushy foods. As well as this, the implants prevent the bone deterioration that happens when teeth are lost, so your face’s underlying structure stays firm.

Oral hygiene can be easier to maintain with dental implants, because they fill in the spaces between teeth, leaving fewer hard-to-clean areas in which food debris and bacteria can gather. The risk that you’ll develop bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease is reduced.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, we offer payment plans to help make the cost of your implants more affordable. Contact us today to find out more.

If you look after them properly in Hampshire, dental implants will last for the rest of your life.

New teeth with long-term benefits

At our comfortable and contemporary practice in Hampshire, dental implants provide a long-term improvement for a variety of tooth loss situations. We provide replacement teeth that look good, feel natural, and maintain their integrity for decades. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth by accident, or a whole set of teeth from various long-term conditions, Dental Implants Hampshire will restore your natural dental function.

Denntal Implants in HampshireThe multiple advantages of dental implants in Hampshire

When the gaps in your smile are replaced by natural-looking teeth, you might feel a boost in your overall confidence. And the new teeth will reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, because there’ll be fewer awkward spaces in your mouth in which food particles and bacteria can hide. As well as this, the implants will maintain the underlying firmness of your face’s bone structure, preventing the sunken look that can develop when removable dentures are worn for a long time. The natural feel of the implants can even mean that some words and phrases are easier to pronounce than they would be with removable dentures.

Personalised treatment

The first stage of treatment is a consultation with our team. We’ll talk to you about your dental history, and explain the available options, including the technical and financial details. We’ll also make sure your oral health is at a good enough standard to receive the implants.

After this, you’ll return to the practice to undergo the surgical part of your dental implants in Hampshire, during which the dentist will place small titanium posts into your jawbone, usually under local anaesthetic. After a period of healing, the dentist will attach your replacement teeth to the tops of the titanium posts.

The bone will form a strong bond with the implants in a process known as osseointegration. This means the replacement teeth have a secure base, and you can enjoy biting and chewing your food as you used to do with your natural teeth.

As long as you look after them properly, the implants will last for many years. You could carry on enjoying the improved function and reduced oral health risks for the rest of your life.

If you have problems with loose dentures, we have a perfect solution

Tooth loss is an almost inevitable part of life. Growing older, we are more and more likely to lose our teeth. It’s a natural part of ageing that is unavoidable. Many of us end up using dentures. Dentures can be a truly life-changing treatment, allowing us to enjoy our food again.

The problem with dentures is that with time they can become loose and prone to moving and even falling out altogether. This is because when we lose our teeth, our jaws begin to change shape with the absence of stimulation to our jawbone, normally provided by the roots of our teeth.

Dental Implants in HampshireThere are many products that claim to help keep dentures in place, but many are a hassle and don’t provide the stability that other treatments could.

Dental implants in Hampshire can secure loose dentures

You may have heard of the use of dental implants to replace missing teeth. It’s true that dental implants can provide the most stable and durable form of replacement teeth, with custom-made crowns to fit your smile.

But, in Hampshire, dental implants can also be used to secure loose dentures, creating a stable anchor for existing dentures or a new custom-made set of dentures to attach to. Here at Dental Implants Hampshire, we can provide a complete, friendly service, securing your dentures and giving you the confidence to enjoy the foods you love.

How dental implants work

In Hampshire, dental implant treatment creates such a secure anchor because the treatment actually integrates with the natural material of your jaw. The treatment works with your body, instead of against it. The treatment involves a minor surgical procedure in which a titanium screw is inserted into your jawbone.

Over time, the titanium screw with integrate with your jaw and once allowed to heal, your existing dentures can be attached or a custom-made set can be crafted specifically for this application.

Studies show that less than 15% of people who have a lower denture wear it and use it to eat with because they find it so uncomfortable, make the most of your dentures with denture stabilisation.