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.

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.