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.

Replace all your teeth in a day with dental implants in Hampshire

Has your current denture become loose, shifting around your mouth throughout the day, hindering your ability to eat and speak properly? If so, then we have great news. You can now say goodbye to dentures for good with all-on-4 dental implants in Hampshire.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, we understand that traditional dentures can be unreliable, often shifting around in your mouth and preventing you from enjoying your favourite activities. If you have suffered from tooth loss, dental implants can be an ideal solution. All-on-4 dental implants, in particular, offer an effective way to replace a whole mouthful of missing teeth.

Dental Implants in HampshireWhat are All-on-4 dental implants?

All-on-4 dental implants are similar to traditional dental implants in many ways, since they can improve the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth. How they differ in that only 4 dental implants are fixed into your jawbone to replace a whole jaw of missing teeth, instead of the usual six to eight that are normally needed with traditional implants. The implant sites in your jawbone are pre-planned in order to ensure maximum contact with the bone tissue below. What’s more, All-on-4 dental implants can usually be placed in a single visit to our Hampshire practice.

The benefits of All-on-4 dental implants

When compared to traditional dental implant treatment for replacing all teeth, All-on-4 implants have many advantages such as faster treatment time and recovery. Since fewer dental implants and time is required to fix them into place, the cost tends to be less than with conventional dental implants. All-on-4 dental implants can be placed in just a few hours – even straight after tooth extractions. With just 4 dental implants placed, instead of 6 or 8, recovery times are reduced as well.

Am I eligible for All-on-4 treatment?

Before embarking on the All-on-4 treatment course, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums thoroughly and determine whether this is the right treatment for you. With a thorough examination, a carefully planned operation, reliable dental implants and appropriate follow-up care, your treatment with All-on-4 dental implants in Hampshire can restore your smile. So get in touch with us today to start your journey to a healthier smile.

Stabilise your dentures with dental implants in Hampshire

If you wear dentures, you already know that they can be uncomfortable and become loose over time. If you are tired of the hassle of traditional dentures, denture stabilisation with dental implants is an excellent option. By using dental implants to stabilise your dentures, you can say goodbye to many of the common problems created by false teeth.

Although modern dentures are more lightweight and more realistic in terms of appearance, they still have a tendency to become loose. This can affect your life in many ways – from hindering your ability to bite and chew to seriously compromising your self-confidence. At Dental Implants Hampshire, we offer denture stabilisation as a way of helping denture wearers restore their quality of life and overcome the restrictions that traditional dentures often impose.

Dental Implants in HampshireHow does it work?

Implant-retained dentures are dentures, either removable or fixed, which attach onto dental implants with the help of special clasps. The implants help keep the dentures stable and functional. To achieve this with as few dental implants as possible, we insert the implants at strategic places within the jawbone. This way you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants in Hampshire at a lower cost.

Dental implants are fixed solidly in your jawbone much like natural teeth. They replace tooth roots and also help prevent bone loss in the long run. They are made out of titanium, which encourages bone growth, thus helping the jawbone to remain dense and strong, which means that your new teeth will fit comfortably for many years to come.

Benefits of denture stabilisation with dental implants

As dental implants help secure your dentures in place, they are far more stable compared with traditional dentures that rely on denture adhesives. As such, you can eat all your favourite foods without worrying that your dentures might slip or fall out. It can also be a cost-effective procedure, as in some cases you may even able to utilise your existing dentures.

So, if you are tired of loose and ill-fitting dentures, dental implants in Hampshire are the ideal solution. To find out if you are a good candidate for denture stabilisation, contact us today.

Focus on dental implants

If you are looking for a way to replace your missing teeth then it will not be long before you come across the concept of dental implants. These are tiny screws that are fitted into your jaw bone. They are used to support prosthetic teeth. There are lots of reasons why dental implants are a popular solution for many patients.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, we love working with patients to restore their teeth using this method because of the positive impact that they have.

Dental Implants in HampshireThe equipment

If you want to see some of the equipment involved in the dental implant procedure, we are happy to show it to you at Dental Implants Hampshire. The implant itself is made from titanium which is a bio-friendly material. The dentist drills holes in your jawbone to place the implants. This is done gradually, under local anaesthetic, and with plenty of cold water flushing through your mouth to prevent overheating.

Every patient is different – some want to see all of the equipment involved and others would rather not. We adapt the information flow and experience to suit you so, let us know your preferences as we go along.

The placement

Placing your implants correctly is vital to their successful use. They need to be in sections of the jaw bone that are thick enough and tall enough to secure them. Your jaw bone will grow back around the dental implants and hold them in place. This is how you get such a natural relationship between your new teeth and the motion of your jaw. It’s also how you can apply the kinds of pressures required for vigorous biting and chewing.

Using them

At Dental Implants Hampshire, we hope to restore the functionality of your mouth to close to normal levels. This means you will be able to make a full range of food choices again. It also allows you to smile, speak and laugh with confidence. Dental implants require very little in the way of maintenance. As long as you follow a diligent dental hygiene routine, they are designed to last a lifetime. Your new teeth will not be susceptible to cavities or other dental problems. However, you still need to take good care of your remaining teeth and your gums.

Is your smile missing something?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you will know how debilitating it can be. You may feel self-conscious or even embarrassed about your appearance as well as experiencing difficulties with eating or speaking. Gaps can lead to your face sagging too as there are no teeth inside to support your cheeks. Gaps can also result in your remaining teeth losing stability, which has long-term implications for the health of your mouth. If you need restorative work but have previously dismissed the idea of dentures due to fears that they are uncomfortable, inconvenient or unstable, then you may be interested in dental implants. Hampshire is the home of Dental Implants Hampshire, where we have given hundreds of patients a new lease of life with this effective technique.

dental-implants-hampshireHow do they work?

Dental implants are titanium screws which are inserted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure. The tissues of the jaw mesh around the implants, holding them firmly in place. They can then be used as a base for a single replacement tooth, several teeth or a full set. You will need to care for your implants in the same way as natural teeth and, if you do, they can last for several decades. Having dental implants in Hampshire is a permanent, stable solution that lets you enjoy your life again.

What are the advantages?

The most immediately obvious benefit is that your smile is restored to its former glory. Your replacement teeth are made to match the tone and appearance of any existing teeth so the result is very natural. For our patients in Hampshire, dental implants have also allowed them to enjoy their favourite foods again and speak without worrying about dentures falling out or their voice sounding strange. The implants also help to strengthen your jaw. This is because they stimulate the bones and blood vessels in this area in the same way as the root of a natural tooth. This prevents the shrinkage of tissues, which can occur in removeable denture wearers.

Give your smile and oral health a new start and see how Dental Implants Hampshire can help you.

Dental Implants Hampshire – how we help you to get dental implants

Dental implants are one of the great solutions we offer at Dental Implants Hampshire to patients who have missing teeth. Whether you have one tooth missing or multiple teeth, you can consider this innovative dental procedure. It is designed to give you prosthetic teeth that function in very similar ways to your natural set.

Preparation

Dental Implants in HampshireTo begin with, you have a consultation with one of our practitioners who assesses your needs and suitability. Most people are suitable for dental implants either straight away or after some preparatory work.

You may require some extraction work to remove the remains of old teeth. If you have healthy teeth then these do not need to be removed in order to have dental implants. However, if any of your other teeth are nearing the end of their useful lifespan then your dentist will talk to you about having these replaced at the same time as you others.

Dental implants are embedded in the jawbone. This means that you need to have the required density in your bone to support the implants and withstand the forces of chewing that your new teeth will experience. If you have had some deterioration already then you might need to consider a bone graft to build up the required environment for your procedure.

Common concerns

At Dental Implants Hampshire, we have worked with many patients to give them new teeth through dental implants. This means we have lots of experience addressing the common concerns. These usually revolve around the process itself, the cost of the procedure or the required healing time afterwards. Dental implants do require commitment to a long term process. However, the results are very positive and restorative for your smile and for your life.

What we can do

When you work with us at Dental Implants Hampshire, we make sure that we talk through all of your concerns beforehand. There is usually something we can do to help or reassure you. Many patients find that just talking things through with one of our professionals helps to alleviate any worries. Preparation and information are key to successful, comfortable procedures so we make sure you have plenty of both.