Keep your denture in place with dental implants in Hampshire

People who have lost most or all of their natural teeth find it difficult to get used to dentures. In the long run, dentures tend to become loose and unstable, because the jawbone is gradually deteriorating. This can create many problems with eating and speaking, leading to sore spots in the mouth as well as further tooth loss.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, we understand that ill-fitting dentures can cause many problems and that’s why we provide stabilisation of your denture with dental implants in Hampshire. The mini dental implants we use for this process provide a viable and cost-effective solution for patients who’d like a permanent solution to tooth loss.

Dental Implants in HampshireWhat are mini dental implants?

Mini dental implants are shorter and narrower than regular dental implants but are still made of titanium. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, instead of a screw, fitting into a socket-like attachment in the base of your denture. This way the denture snaps into position and is held securely in place. Typically, just four mini dental implants are used to stabilise a denture, although this can vary from patient to patient.

What is the procedure?

Your dentist will fit mini dental implants in the same way they would fit regular dental implants. First, they will determine your suitability and the amount of bone available in the jaw. This will enable them to create a treatment plan and design your dental implants with precision. One of the benefits of having mini implants instead of regular ones, is that less bone is required to hold them in place. This is because they are fixed at an angle into the jawbone. This procedure is quite simple, as the dental implants are simply screwed in position and there is no need to open up the gums and have stiches. Furthermore, mini dental implants can often be immediately ‘loaded’, which means that you can have your denture stabilised in only one day.

To learn more about denture stabilisation with dental implants in Hampshire or simply book an appointment with one of our dentists, please contact us today.

Who makes a good candidate for dental implants in Hampshire?

Do you have missing or badly damaged teeth that need to be replaced? If so, dental implants offer a viable solution to tooth loss, because unlike other tooth replacement options they are permanently attached into the jawbone. Dental implants can improve the look and function of your smile, giving you much needed confidence.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who have lost one, several or all of their natural teeth. Unlike conventional dentures and bridges, have the unique ability to fuse to the jawbone and create a stable and strong foundation for replacement teeth. These can be single crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures.

Dental Implants in HampshireOur experienced dentists will examine your teeth and gums and determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants in Hampshire. Understanding the conditions that make a good dental implant candidate, making necessary changes, and exploring additional dental options can have you smiling confidently again.

Conditions for successful dental implants

Generally speaking, oral and overall health are the factors that you should take into consideration before considering dental implants. Age itself is not a barrier as long as you are an adult or all your permanent teeth have appeared. Most people who are in good health are good candidates for dental implants in Hampshire. Your dentist will evaluate the state of your teeth and gums and consider your eligibility for dental implants based on three criteria – healthy teeth and gums, a strong and healthy jawbone and good oral hygiene.

Patients who smoke or have active gum disease are not good candidates for dental implants, since both conditions can compromise healing time. As a matter of fact, gum disease is the leading cause of implant failure. Luckily, it can be fairly easily treated.

Furthermore, if you suffer from certain conditions, like diabetes or heart disease, you need to collaborate with your doctor and your dentist to improve your overall health before getting dental implants.

This may require extensive treatment, but every patient is evaluated on an individual basis. In many cases, our dentists will identify potential risks and inform you in detail so that you make the right decision.

Same Day Teeth with dental implants in Hampshire

Are you contemplating dental implants, but feel reluctant to go through a lengthy procedure? You can now have dental implants and replacement teeth on the same day, even if your natural teeth have to be removed. From single tooth replacement to a full arch of teeth, Same Day Teeth with dental implants in Hampshire can be installed easily and efficiently.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, our experienced dentists will use innovative technology to plan your dental implants with precision. Modern technology powered by computer imaging enables our team to place your dental implants, and construct and place your replacement teeth in just one day. Your self-confidence and appearance will be restored in one dental appointment.

Dental Implants in HampshireOur procedure for Same Day Teeth

First, you will meet with one of our experienced dentists to discuss your dental needs and expectations. They will review your medical and dental history, take x-rays, and take impressions of your mouth in order to create a temporary mould. Healthy bone tissue is really important to ensuring long-lasting, stable dental implants.

Highly detailed images captured by our CT scanner will reveal the quantity and quality of your existing bone, the position of your sinuses and provide detailed information about your teeth and gums. This information will help them precisely plan, angle, dimension and position of your dental implants.

During the same appointment, your dentist will discuss sedation options such as oral or IV sedation. Sedation is not required, and most patients won’t feel uncomfortable during or after the procedure because local anaesthetic is used. However, nervous patients can be sedated.

After this, you will be scheduled for your implant surgery. Your dentist will extract teeth, if necessary, before the surgery, and will place your dental implants and replacement teeth one after the other. Two weeks after surgery, you will return to the dental practice for a quick follow-up examination. After the dental implants have fully healed, usually in about 4-6 months, you will get your final teeth placed. However, you can use your temporary teeth as normal until then.

Want to learn more about Same Day Teeth with dental implants in Hampshire? Give us a call today.

Stabilise your dentures with dental implants in Hampshire

Patients with loose and ill-fitting dentures can have their ability to eat, chew and speak severely affected. Loose dentures are also uncomfortable to wear and can hurt your gums and soft tissue. However, most people are reluctant to switch to dental implants, due to the costs involved. But what if we told you, that you can now take advantage of both treatments at the fraction of the cost?

At Dental Implants Hampshire, we offer a treatment known as denture stabilisation with dental implants in Hampshire. Through this treatment, your dentist will be able to stabilise your dentures with carefully-placed dental implants. You will be able to enjoy your favourite foods again and feel comfortable smiling, safe in the knowledge that your dentures are staying stable and strong.

Dental Implants in HampshireWhat is involved?

Dentures are secured in place with mini implants without the need for special pastes and strips. Mini implants are just like regular dental implants, but smaller. These are also fixed into the jawbone and fuse around the bone tissue over a short period of time. However, unlike regular dental implants, mini implants are fixed at an angle. They are topped with a special snap-on mechanism that allows the dentures to secure over them. In some cases, the dentures may be permanently attached to the dental implants.

The process involved in placing these mini implants only requires a short amount of time. Traditional dental implants require 6-12 weeks for healing, but mini implants only require one or two visits to our dental practice.

Benefits of implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures have more benefits than traditional dentures. Dentures placed over dental implants look and feel more natural. Moreover, they are a lot more stable because the implants themselves are permanently attached to the jawbone.

More importantly, dental implants help keep your jawbone intact. This is because titanium encourages the growth of bone cells and the regeneration of bone tissue. Finally, with implant-supported dentures, you are less likely to experience sore spots, which are traditionally associated with conventional dentures.

There many reasons why dentures supported with dental implants in Hampshire are a better alternative to dentures. To learn more about dental-implant supported dentures, contact us today.

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.