Smile with confidence with dental implants

Missing teeth can significantly affect your lifestyle and dental health. Mealtimes can become a chore due to difficulties with eating and chewing. The way you speak can also change. In the long run, your dental health can also deteriorate. All of these consequences can be overcome with dental implants in Hampshire. At Dental Implants Hampshire, fitting dental implants is what we do, day in day out. In our experienced hands, you can look forward to reliable and effective results.

dental-implants-in-hampshireHow do dental implants work?

Dental implants are small titanium screws that fit directly into your jawbone. Here they encourage local bone growth. As new bone meshes around the implants, a level of stability is achieved that simply cannot be matched with traditional dentures. Replacement teeth are fitted on top of the dental implants to complete the restoration of missing teeth.

Just one dental implant is sufficient to support multiple replacement teeth. This makes dental implants in Hampshire an effective solution to treat the loss of a single tooth, multiple teeth or even a whole mouthful of teeth. Dental implants additionally prevent the jawbone from shrinking and the gums from receding, which often occur if tooth loss is left untreated. For those who prefer to hold onto their dentures, but still want to enjoy the benefits of dental implants, denture stabilisation offers a way to combine the two treatments.

Your dental implant procedure

At our practice in Hampshire, dental implants are carefully placed during a minor surgical procedure. Local an aesthetic is used to ensure this is a pain-free experience, with sedation also available for more nervous patients. After a period of healing, your implants will be firmly secured into your jawbone. Custom-made replacement teeth can then be attached, leaving you with a smile that looks and feels natural.

Are dental implants right for you?

Dental implants prove most successful in a healthy mouth. At Dental Implants Hampshire we are equipped to get your teeth and gums in good shape, so you can look forward to the long lasting benefits of dental implants. So get in touch today for dental implants in Hampshire and together we will begin your journey to a healthier smile.

Titanium: the miracle metal that can transform your life

Titanium is the wonder-metal used in dental implants. In Hampshire, these miniature miracles have been improving the lives of people who have suffered tooth loss.

Titanium is the perfect metal for dental implants in Hampshire because it is lightweight and very strong. As well as this, titanium does not corrode after being inserted into the body.

dental-implants-hampshireBut, as well as being light, durable and strong, titanium has another property that makes it perfect for use in implants and that is its capacity to actually mesh with bone tissue in a process called osseointegration.

Titanium’s ability to osseointegrate makes it a very popular choice for all sorts of surgical implants, and especially for dental implants, where encouraging new bone tissue is of paramount importance. This is because when someone loses a tooth, the bone that once held a root no longer has a job to do and so it starts to lose its density. Titanium implants actually encourage the jawbone to produce new bone tissue and blood vessels and so help keep it a strong and healthy home for all the remaining natural teeth.

Osseointegration also firmly anchors the new dental implant in place, which is important because chewing and grinding places a great deal of stress on the jaw and teeth, and roots need to be stable to cope with chewing and grinding forces. If the jawbone is not healthy or the gum has receded, teeth can come loose in their sockets.In Hampshire, dental implants made of titanium help the jaw bone to maintain a healthy size.

In Hampshire, dental implants are fitted in two stages following an in-depth consultation and examination to make sure dental implants are the right treatment for the patient. If they are, our dentists at Dental Implants Hampshire create new sockets in the jawbone, and insert the titanium implants, usually while the patient is under local anaesthetic. Sedation is also available for anxious patients. After several weeks or possibly months of healing time to allow the titanium implants to bond with the bone, artificial teeth, custom-made to blend with the patient’s natural teeth, can be fitted.

Your missing teeth are nobody’s business but your own

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. And it’s something they continue to notice as they talk to you. So, if you have lost one or more teeth and are finding that other people are realising that some of the teeth in your mouth are artificial, then maybe it’s time to find out more about dental implants in Hampshire.

Hampshire Dental Implants can offer you two clinics at which you can have implant surgery. You can come to our clinic on Chequers Road in Basingstoke, or you can visit us at our clinic in Palmerston Street in Romsey. Whichever clinic you choose, you will experience the same warm, relaxed and friendly environment in which you receive excellent care, using cutting-edge equipment and the latest techniques.

replace-missing-teethWhether you need one, a few, several or even all of your teeth replacing, Dental Implants Hampshire has the experience, knowledge and skills on hand with which to give you back the beautiful smile you deserve.

Dental implants are a permanent and remarkably stable solution for replacing missing teeth because they are fitted into the jawbone. Unlike other missing tooth solutions, implants replace the missing root as well as the crown of the tooth. This helps stabilise your other teeth and also to keep your jawbone strong and healthy.

Without a replacement root, the teeth surrounding the gap left by the missing root can tend to tip into it, and the jawbone itself can start to lose density. This is when people can start to develop that sunken look associated with age, but which is actually the product of a reduced jaw bone and missing teeth. The more teeth you have lost the more pronounced this can become.

Dental implants solve this problem and also create a stable base onto which custom-made artificial teeth can be fitted. Implants can be fitted for one tooth, or for a bridge with several teeth on it, or, even for a full set of teeth. In fact, there is one treatment known as All On Four which fits a whole new set of teeth onto four implants on the upper and lower jaw.

Look and feel natural with dental implants

If you have lost a tooth or need to have several or all of them replaced, there are different options you can go for. You may try bridges or dentures or you could have dental implants in Hampshire.

Here at the Dental Implants Hampshire surgery, we use this modern, safe and long-term method for replacing lost teeth. A titanium screw is fixed into the jawbone in place of the tooth root. Then a new tooth – for example a bridge, crown or denture – can be fitted onto the implant.

dental-implants-hampshirePrevent bone loss

Unlike using removable dentures alone, implants are fixed in place. This stimulates the remaining bone to grow around the metal screw, which helps to prevent further bone loss and retains the structure of the face. So you don’t get the ‘sunken’ look that can happen with tooth loss.

Dental Implants in Hampshire give you back the natural look and feel of your teeth so you can bite and chew as usual and no one would be able to tell they weren’t your original teeth.

What to expect from the treatment

We usually fit implants using a local anaesthetic and the procedure is mostly painless. There may be some discomfort for a few days after the surgery while the mouth readjusts. We may provide you with painkillers just after the treatment or for you to take at home.

Treatment times vary. Sometimes the new teeth can be fitted at the same time as the implants, or more commonly, they are fitted 3-4 months afterwards. At Dental Implants Hampshire we will talk you through the whole process and give you a timetable and treatment plan before you begin the surgery.

Is it right for me?

This procedure isn’t suitable for everyone in Hampshire. Dental implants require adequate bone structure to fit the screw into. We have found that some patients do not have enough bone density in their jaw – though a bone graft to reconstruct the jaw is also an option. Before recommending implants, we will carry out tests and advise you of what will work best for you.

Bite and chew with confidence

A dental implant is an innovative way of restoring teeth that can be used to replace one tooth or a whole set. At the Dental Implants Hampshire surgery we’ve used this treatment to help many patients keep their smile and feel confident to eat whatever they want.

dental-implants-hampshirePrevent bone loss

This kind of procedure can benefit many people in Hampshire. Dental implants are fitted into the jaw with a titanium screw that fixes directly into the jaw bone. This is in place of the tooth root. The procedure creates a very helpful reaction in the body – the remaining bone grows around the implant, which also stimulates blood vessels, meaning it actually helps to prevent bone loss.

This stimulating affect on the jaw means that the bone structure of your face is maintained. Here at Dental Implants Hampshire we’ve seen that implants can help to prevent the sinking of the face that can happen with tooth loss.

Comfortable and convenient

Having dental implants in Hampshire also means that you can eat as usual – you don’t have to be afraid to bite down on that missing area of tooth anymore. And because the implant fuses with your existing bone, they become part of your mouth, eliminating the discomfort and inconvenience of using removable dentures. No need to worry about teeth slipping, making speech slur or chewing difficult. You can feel confident in your smile again.

Another benefit of implants is that, unlike bridges, they do not affect the surrounding teeth. You can also get in between each replaced tooth, which is better for long-term oral health.

Taking care

We have seen many patients feel these benefits in Hampshire. Dental implants are a long-lasting treatment and with good care will last for many years. You need to maintain them well and have regular check ups, as with natural teeth. Come into the surgery for a consultation and tests to find out whether this is the right treatment for you. To receive dental implants in Hampshire you need to be in good general health, have good bone density in your jaw and healthy gums.

The highly effective way to replace missing teeth

At Hampshire Dental Implants not only do we care about your smile, we care that you have as pleasant a time as possible while we are treating you.

Dental Implants are the right solution for a large number of patients who need to have the root of tooth replaced when it has deteriorated or failed.

dental-implants-hampshireDental implants are a highly effective way of permanently replacing missing teeth in Hampshire. Dental implants have been in use for long enough for the dental profession to strongly recommend these as a safe and reliable way of replacing teeth, especially as they have an extremely long lifespan.

A dental implant is a small metal screw, usually titanium, placed in the jaw to replace a missing tooth root. The titanium stimulates the bone to grow around the metal and along with this, small blood vessels are also stimulated to regrow. The bone meshes with the titanium screw and holds it in place as it would a natural tooth. Once this has been achieved, custom-made artificial teeth, either single crowns, bridges, or dentures are fixed onto the screw, to give a more natural look and greater stability. This means you can eat, chew and bite as normal, and you avoid that sunken look that develops with missing teeth. Dental implants are a great confidence booster.

Dental implants are no more difficult to clean than normal teeth.

Although dental implant treatment does require oral surgery, in Hampshire, dental implants do not have to be a painful or frightening experience. At Hampshire Dental Implants, implant procedures are carried out under local anaesthetic. This is usually highly effective as the nerve supply is more limited in the jaw than in a tooth. However, patients who are anxious about dental procedures can receive sedation so that they can completely relax during the implant procedure. Any mild discomfort afterwards can usually be alleviated with over-the-counter painkillers, and rest for 24 hours after the surgery.

If you are interested in learning more about how dental implants can improve your quality of life, we invite you to join us at Hampshire Dental Implants for a consultation with an implant dentist.

What to expect when you come to us for dental implants

Choosing to have your missing teeth replaced with Hampshire Dental Implants is a big decision. It’s also a big commitment of time and resources. Naturally, you want to know that your choice of both treatment, and provider, us at Hampshire Dental Implants, is a good one.

dental-implants-hampshireThat’s why when you come to us for your initial consultation, Hampshire Dental Implants will listen very carefully to your issues and desired outcomes. We will also carry out a detailed examination of your mouth to make sure that we can fulfill your wishes, and also that your mouth is a suitable candidate for dental implants. This may include taking digital x-rays to make sure that your jawbone is dense and strong enough to support the implants and that you have no other oral health issues that need to be cleared up before implant treatment can begin.

The treatment itself is carried out in several stages. The first one is a surgical procedure whereby new sockets are created in your jawbone to accommodate the dental implants. People usually undergo this procedure with a local anaesthetic, and nervous patients are also offered sedation. Implants are tiny titanium posts, which the dentist inserts into the newly-created sockets. Once these are in place, a cap is placed over their open end to protect it, and you enter the second stage of the process.

This is a healing period of several weeks to months, during which time the jawbone grows new tissue and blood vessels around the dental implants, melding with it and holding it in place just as if it was a natural tooth. This provides great stability, and it is rarely that an implant is dislodged, even with all the hard chewing action that we put our mouths through. Most people find that over-the-counter painkillers are strong enough to get them through the first few days of discomfort after surgery.

Finally, you come back to us at Hampshire Dental Implants and our dentist attaches an abutment, or internal screw, to your implant. Onto this is fixed either a custom-made artificial tooth, or a bridge, or even a whole set of upper or lower teeth.

How to look after your dental implants in Hampshire

So you’ve chosen to invest in dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Hampshire Dental Implants offers a number of treatments involving implants combined with a crown, a bridge, or a denture, and the implantology team will work hard to find the perfect treatment for your needs.

dental-implants-hampshireAfter the trauma of losing one or more natural teeth, and the investment in your dental implants, the last thing you will want to do is to run the risk of suffering tooth loss for a second time. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to take care of dental implants and the teeth attached to them, and your Hampshire implant dentist will be there to help you every step of the way.

Immediate aftercare

If you choose to have dental implants in Hampshire, your dentist will provide you with detailed care instructions, including what to do in the run-up to and the immediate aftermath of implant surgery.

Placing dental implants should be pain free, but because it is a minor operation there may be some swelling and discomfort for a few days afterwards. This is common, as with any surgical procedure. In most cases over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol will suffice – you can also talk to your pharmacist if you think that you need further pain relief. However, if this still doesn’t help, come back to see your Hampshire dentist, who will check there is no cause for concern.

You should avoid touching the site of your implant(s) with your tongue or with food. A little bleeding may occur but if it seems excessive or doesn’t stop, come back to our Hampshire clinic or go to A&E in an emergency.

Long-term care

The key to looking after dental implants and new teeth is the same as looking after regular teeth – and it all boils down to prudent dental hygiene. Your Hampshire hygienist can provide you with customised advice on how best to clean your new teeth, and you must also remember to come into the practice as often as advised for check-ups.

As long as you take care of them, your new teeth should last many years.

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?