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.

Why you should replace a missing tooth

If you have a missing tooth, sometimes it’s very important to replace that tooth. This is because it can affect the way in which you eat, e.g. some foods may become difficult to eat because you now have a gap in your mouth instead of a tooth which is difficult to bite and chew food with. In addition, your jaw may become painful because your ‘bite’ could have changed and it no longer sits the way it used to when the missing tooth was present. To some people, the most concerning factor for them when they have lost a tooth is the aesthetics. If a back tooth is missing this could affect the way your face looks; teeth help to maintain the shape of the face, however when a tooth is lost the bone which holds it in place can become smaller, this can affect the way you look, as the lack of tooth and bone may not support your face as it previously did, and it can give the cheeks a sunken look. In addition, if it’s one of the more visible teeth that are missing e.g. a front tooth, this will drastically affect a person’s smile, which in turn can lower their self-esteem.

solution-of-missing-teethReplace missing teeth with Hampshire Dental Implants

Dental clinic Hampshire Dental Implants offer dental implants as a solution to missing teeth. The benefits of dental implants include: the implants are fixed in the mouth which means they will not fall out when laughing, talking or eating, they’re very hard wearing so as long as they’re cared for correctly they will last a long time, and they look extremely natural and will blend in with your other teeth perfectly. According to the Oral Health Foundation, inserting an implant is frequently an easier process than extracting a tooth; a patient will be given a local anaesthetic and the implant is fixed in to the jaw and left to heal, usually for around 3 to 4 months before the crown is attached to form the ‘new tooth’. If you have a missing tooth, or teeth, and want to close up that gap, contact Hampshire Dental Implants to discuss further.

I am not sure what a dental implant is

Many of us probably have not heard of a dental implant, especially if we have not needed to know before now. Dental implants in Hampshire are becoming more and more spoken about, as people look for a solution to a missing tooth. There can be differing reasons why, at some point we lose a tooth as adults. Whether due to poor hygiene, or an accident, a suitable solution could be a dental implant. Hampshire Dental Implants are here to advise and assist you.

dental-implants-hampshireA dental implant, is a small screw made of titanium. The metal screw is placed into your gum where the missing tooth was. It is in effect, taking the place of the root. For any nervous patients out there this will all be done while you are under sedation, so do not let your fear stop you from reading further. We at Hampshire Dental Implants, understand fully the needs of our patients. At the initial consultation, options for sedation as well as what to expect from the procedure, will be discussed.

After the metal screw has been placed into the gum, the screw will be capped and left for your body to accept it, as it would a real root. The bone and tissue will grow around it. Once this has happened, we will invite you back to our studio in Hampshire. Dental implants consist of the metal root with the addition of a false, yet natural-looking tooth. This will then be secured permanently into your mouth.

Can you tell me a benefit of having this procedure?

Yes! One massive benefit to you is that it allows you to eat all your favourite foods again. There is no risk of food getting stuck in the hole. Especially for patients missing multiple teeth, eating can become restrictive.If eating an apple has been off the list for you, because of missing teeth, then let us help you. With dental implants in Hampshire, many people are enjoying crunching into their favourite fruit again.

Keeping a full set of teeth also allows you to retain a youthful look. Missing teeth can risk creating an ageing look, so if this is not an avenue you would like to walk down, come and discuss the options available to you.

Hampshire Dental Implants – how dental implants are made part 2

The top part of a dental implant, which is placed upon the titanium screw, is called a crown. Today, hi-tech dental crowns can be used to finish off a dental implant treatment with Hampshire Dental Implants.

It usually starts by taking an impression of the mouth. Your dentist may measure the angle of the your bite also. The crown sometimes can be made on site and sometimes at a dental lab. The dimensions of the tooth are recorded and used to create replacement tooth, guided by the scanned data gathered from your initial session. This can be made into a plaster blank, which can be copied by a machine.

hampshire-dental-implantsMade from the same material that the heat shields on space shuttles are made of, replacement teeth can be made out of zirconium oxide. Taking a zirconium oxide (or equivalent) blank into a milling machine, the blank is milled by the machine to match the dimensions of the copy, either recorded digitally or from the cast.

The colour of the crown is also important, as implants that do not match the colour of the other teeth in your mouth would stand out! Your dentist will also assess the colour of the other teeth in your mouth to determine the most natural colour that your implant should be, to match the rest of your mouth!

The crown is then completely milled and cleaned by the machine. The base of the crown is prepared in such a way that it can sit perfectly onto the abutment.

so what makes up a dental implant in Hampshire?

So most dental implants are made of 3 parts.

Firstly the titanium screw which is placed into the mouth by your implant dentist under anaesthetic, and works as a replacement to the normal root of your tooth (the bone will then adapt around the new titanium base like it was a real tooth).

Next an abutment is screwed into the hollow of the titanium rod implant fixed to your mouth. This creates the middle of your implant, connecting your titanium base to the crown.

Lastly the milled crown is firmly attached the abutment to complete your dental implant!

Hampshire Dental Implants – how implants are made

Titanium dental implants fill in the gaps nicely for a mouth with missing teeth! In the middle of the 20th century it was discovered that titanium is a metal that bonds with human bone. This was a revolution in restorative dentistry, meaning that dentists could create a longer-lasting solution to the problem of missing teeth!

dental-implants-hampshireHow is the titanium part of my dental implant in Hampshire made?

All dental implants start as a solid rod of titanium, which is fed into a lathe in a workshop or dental lab. Threads are cut into the titanium rod (so that eventually the dental implant will anchor the itself firmly into the jawbone of the dental implant patient). It is then cut to length by one machine and then hollowed out by another machine that cuts out threads inside the implant, to make it a threaded and hollowed implant. This is to make it possible to attach the replacement tooth once the titanium base has been implanted.

The implant is then cleaned at a cleaning station and photographed by a machine that carefully measures its dimensions to make sure that it is the correct size. Once computer checked, the implant is placed in a tray with a mesh lid in a metal basket and placed in a “vapour de-greaser” which cleans off any residual oils used in the cutting process. Next, a plastic collar is pressed into the device to protect the rest of the implant while the top is placed in acid to colour it, and is electrolysed in a process called anodising. Now the masking plastic is removed. Then the exterior is anodised and makes the surface more porous to improve the ability of the patients’ jaw to bond with the implant. Once it has been made porous, it is placed into a heated purified tub of water and is sometimes cleaned using sound waves which gently scrub the titanium implant.

What happens next?

At Hampshire dental implants, your dental implant is fitted by your dentist to your jawbone, and over time your jaw bone will mesh with the titanium in the implant, creating a perfect replacement for your missing tooth!

What we can offer you

Hampshire Dental Implants offer a wide range of services to ensure your dental implant with us goes as beautifully as the smile you will have at the end of your procedure.

We are here from the moment you enter our surgery with a welcoming smile and the knowledge that every member of our team excel in their field.

dental-implantsOur Technology

Here at Hampshire Dental Implants we are using state of the art, modern equipment and technology to make your dental implant as easy as possible.

We have mobile SC Scan services available. This allows us to produce 3D images of your teeth from the comfort and relaxation of your own home. Our expertly trained clinicians will travel to your home and ensure a quick and painless scan of your teeth. Our scans take between 18-22 seconds to complete, and we have an image ready to use with 4 minutes.

What is next?

After we have visited your home we break down our treatment into three stages. We take digital photos of your mouth and smile. This means after your treatment you can see what a huge difference Hampshire Dental Implants has made to your smile.

After this we build a custom-made dental plan just for you. We assess your mouth and general oral health to create you the ideally personalized course.

We then offer you your treatment plan. This is your chance to discuss any issues you may have directly with your highly qualified clinician through a one to one meeting.

How much does it cost?

The cost of receiving dental implants has decreased hugely. It was only a few years ago when dental implants could have cost upwards of £50,000.

We are now happy to offer our treatments from as little as £2,500 for a single implant case, up to £18,000 for our one-day full arches restoration.

We are also pleased to announce that here at Hampshire Dental Implants we can also offer you our 0% interest (over 12 months’) finance plan. This can relieve and burden of a one off payment and make your journey with us easier.

So, get in touch now for your free consultation.