Feel the fear but get dental implants in Hampshire anyway

Being scared of the dentist is not uncommon, but it should not be allowed to stop people getting the help they need. Most dentists, including your lovely team at Dental Implants Hampshire, appreciate that it can be scary to lie back in that chair with your mouth open while someone delves around in it with noisy instruments and lots of water. After all, we have to go to the dentist too.

Dental Implants in HampshireAs people who put in dental implants in Hampshire, we also appreciate that some of our patients have ended up having to have their teeth replaced because their fear of the dentist stopped them receiving treatment that could have saved their teeth. It’s a horrible catch 22 situation to be in – you’re scared so you miss your check-ups and don’t go for fillings, and then before you know it, your tooth has to come out.

If you leave gaps in your jaw, or even have dentures, your jawbone will shrink away and your facial structure will sag inwards. The most effective way to replace teeth is with dental implants in Hampshire. Unfortunately, there is no way round having to go through minor oral surgery to get them, but we can make it much easier to bear, perhaps even float through, by offering you sedation.

Easing you through implant treatment

Dental implant surgery takes place under local anaesthetic because there aren’t many nerve endings in the jawbone. This can be supplemented with oral or intravenous sedation.

Oral sedation means taking a tablet about an hour before surgery. You will be deeply relaxed through your treatment, but able to communicate easily.

Intravenous sedation is administered straight into the bloodstream via the back of the hand and the levels can be adjusted throughout the surgery. It does mean the use of needles, however. You will probably drift off with intravenous sedation, but if we need to communicate with you, you will be easy to rouse, and then you can drift off again. Afterwards, you are likely to be pretty groggy and unfit to drive, but as we always recommend getting someone to take our patients home after implant surgery anyway, this is not an extra requirement.

Give your dentures a firm footing with dental implants in Hampshire

Dentures can be so amazing and also so frustrating. On the one hand, they are a brilliant and cost-effective way to replace missing teeth, whether you have lost all of them or only some. On the other hand, they can become a hassle and even a downright embarrassment if they don’t fit properly. And it is often the case that dentures that start off fitting really well can become loose and start sliding around in your mouth after only even a matter of months.

Dental Implants in HampshireAt Dental Implants Hampshire, we know all about the ups and downs of wearing dentures and how to get them to stay still all day – with dental implants in Hampshire.

Getting to the root of the problem

The problem comes down to this: teeth need roots to anchor them firmly into the jawbone so that they can cope with the powerful forces that are generated when we bite into food and chew it. These forces can be as much as 97kg or 200lbs in the average male chew.

Dentures rely on being firmly fitted around the gums, creating a kind of vacuum, for their stability. This is achievable to a certain extent, but even the most well-fitted dentures can only achieve something like a quarter of the power of natural teeth, and biting into crunchy and chewy things is no longer possible. People have to eat their apples by cutting slices off rather than biting into them. And, over time, the jawbone shrinks if it no longer has tooth roots in it to stimulate cell renewal.

But, dentures can be made to sit still by attaching them to dental implants in Hampshire. The dental implants are mini implants that are inserted into the jawbone through the gum, rather than cutting a flap in it and pulling it back, which makes the surgery much quicker. It usually takes between two and four implants per jaw. The dentures are then attached using either a snap-on ball attachment or a bar.

Your current dentures can be customised or, if they are getting worn, you can have new ones custom-made.

All-on-4 dental implants in Hampshire – are they right for you?

All-on-4 dental implants offer an innovative approach to tooth replacement. A fast and cost-effective way to escape the discomfort and embarrassment of wearing dentures, All-on-4 is the name of a specific technique to replace all or most of your missing teeth in the upper or lower dental arch.

Dental Implants in HampshireAll-on-4 dental implants were developed by Dr Paulo Malo and Nobel Biocare to immediately replace a full arch of teeth without needing bone grafting. At Dental Implants Hampshire, we use Nobel Biocare implants for this treatment. Although nowadays there are many implant providers available, Nobel Biocare is a market leader in its field, offering high quality, durable dental implants. Dental implants in Hampshire look, feel and function just like your regular teeth.

What are All-on-4 dental implants?

When patients are missing a significant number of teeth, there is no quicker solution than All-on-4 dental implants in Hampshire. After your consultation appointment and with the initial steps set up, you will visit the dental practice for the surgery, which will last only a few hours. You literally come in the morning and leave by the early afternoon with a brand new and functional set of teeth.

While the traditional dental implant procedure requires as many as 8-10 dental implants for an entire arch of missing teeth, All-on-4 uses only four. These implants are small and longer than regular implants and they are fixed at an angle into the jawbone. This way they fuse easily into the available bone, saving you the additional step of bone grafting.

However, the most important benefit of All-on-4 dental implants is that they can receive provisional replacement teeth the very same day of the operation, providing you with a complete smile in only a few hours. These temporary teeth look and feel much like natural teeth, and you can bite and chew normally immediately after surgery. After the healing period has passed, your dentist will place your final set of replacement teeth on top of your All-on-4 dental implants.

Whether all of your teeth are gone or if they are starting to fail and you are looking for a permanent solution, All-on-4 dental implants in Hampshire are a viable option. Call us today and schedule your appointment.

Replace a single missing tooth with dental implants in Hampshire

Losing a tooth due to dental decay, trauma or gum disease can be a devastating experience that can seriously compromise the overall look, balance and function of your smile. While traditional restorations like crowns or bridges may provide some cosmetic and functional benefits, they require frequent replacement and many also cause damage to the rest of your teeth.

Dental Implants in HampshireAt Dental Implants Hampshire in Hampshire, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who wish to replace a single missing tooth. A single tooth dental implant is preferable over a fixed bridge that is attached to two or more teeth and requires the dentist to cut down healthy tooth enamel for better retention.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small, titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace one or more missing teeth. Over a period of two to six months, the implant and the jawbone bond together to form a solid foundation for the dental crown. A temporary tooth may be placed over this area to maintain appearance until the permanent crown is placed. The procedure needed to replace a single missing tooth is typically very quick and straightforward, causing little discomfort with a local anaesthetic.

Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants are specially designed to functionally and aesthetically match natural teeth. When fixed into place, they interact with the jawbone and neighbouring teeth much like a natural tooth, preserving and even improving the strength and the resilience of the jaw. As dental implants are independently supported, they protect your natural teeth and help them remain intact.

Caring for your dental implants in Hampshire

Once the operation is completed and your dental implant is successfully embedded into your jawbone, your dentist will show you how to care for it and clean it to keep the gum tissue healthy. It is important to prevent plaque from forming around the implant by flossing at least once a day and brushing at least twice a day. Visit your dentist frequently for a professional cleaning and make sure to let them know if something does not feel right.

Enjoy a better quality of life by stabilising your dentures with dental implants in Hampshire

Oral discomfort is a part of life for many denture wearers. Loose dentures, in particular, are very uncomfortable and can seriously compromise your ability to eat, bite and speak properly. Dentures tend to become loose over time due to the deterioration of the jawbone and they should always be replaced or relined, leading to additional dental costs.

By far the most effective method of denture stabilisation is to have dentures that are supported by dental implants. In Hampshire, implant-supported dentures provided by Dental Implants Hampshire deliver much greater retention and security than regular dentures. An added bonus is that they are less expensive than having a complete set of dental implants installed in your jawbone.

Dental Implants in HampshireHow do implant-supported dentures work?

Dentures supported with dental implants in Hampshire are easy to install and do not require any special preparation. You will be fitted with 4-6 dental implants per arch, depending on your condition, which are then attached to your denture to hold it in place.

The placement and healing time of traditional implants is 2-6 months to allow your jawbone to fuse completely with the implant. If your jawbone is deteriorated and you cannot have traditional dental implants, you may be eligible for mini implants, which are usually ideal for denture stabilisation since they are strategically placed into your jawbone for maximum strength and resilience.

Once your implants are embedded into your jawbone, your dentist will fix temporary dentures on top of them, before your customised dentures are ready to install following the healing period. Implant-supported dentures can be fixed or removable.

Benefits of denture stabilisation with dental implants in Hampshire

Implant-supported dentures offer many benefits and they are ideal for patients who have suffered from loose and painful dentures over a prolonged period of time. With implant-supported dentures, you will be able to eat, speak and smile comfortably without worrying that your dentures will become loose or move. Moreover, sore gums will be a thing of the past. More importantly, dental implants will help protect your jawbone from melting away, something that often occurs when missing tooth roots are not replaced.

Explore your treatment options with dental implants in Hampshire

Dental implants have enhanced the quality of life of millions of people throughout the world, improving their overall health and wellbeing as well as restoring their confidence. Unlike conventional tooth replacement options, which simply sit on the gums, dental implants are embedded into the jawbone, where they create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.

At Dental Implants Hampshire, dental implants are our preferred method for replacing one, several or all of your missing teeth. To explore your treatment options with dental implants in Hampshire, you should schedule a consultation appointment with one of our experienced dentists.

Dental Implants in HampshireHow do dental implants work?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically fixed into the jawbone. Dental implants are designed to replace the roots of your missing teeth and stabilise your replacement teeth so they remain strong and sturdy as you bite, chew and speak. Dental implants have the unique ability to fuse with the jawbone, stimulating the bone tissue and promoting a steady flow of nutrients to the jawbone to keep it healthy and strong.

Single tooth implant

The loss of a front tooth can be a very stressful event, since it can dramatically alter your smile and self-esteem. A dental implant will give you the most natural looking replacement tooth, one that functions exactly like the rest of your teeth.

Multiple missing teeth

Gum disease, mouth trauma, tooth decay or simply old age often result in the loss of multiple teeth. Dental implants can restore your natural smile and may well last for the rest of your life. We will examine your teeth carefully and we will either recommend an implant-supported bridge (if you are missing a few teeth in a row) or an implant-supported denture (if you are missing quite a few teeth in the upper or the lower jaw).

Denture stabilisation

Have you had enough of your loose and uncomfortable dentures, but are unwilling to consider dental implants in Hampshire due to their cost?  Uncomfortable lower dentures can be stabilised with dental implants at a fraction of the cost. Your dentist will attach 2-4 dental implants in strategic positions into your lower jawbone to act as stabilisers for your denture.

New teeth with natural performance

Losing a tooth can affect more than just the way your smile looks. The gap it leaves can dent your self-confidence. The remaining teeth have to work a bit harder, and it can be a bit more difficult to keep the mouth properly clean. When several teeth are lost, bone deterioration becomes an issue. Even if you use removable dentures, your jaw can weaken, and your face can develop a sunken look. There is, however, a solution to these problems in Hampshire: dental implants.

Dental Implants in HampshireYour journey towards dental implants in Hampshire

At Dental Implants Hampshire, we use contemporary equipment and up-to-date techniques to give you great-looking and powerful replacement teeth. Once they’re in, they’ll stay in your mouth just like natural ones. For denture-wearers, there’ll be no more fussing with messy adhesives, and no more worrying about whether the teeth will stay in their place.

The process starts with a detailed consultation at our practice. While we find out about your dental history, we’ll make sure your oral health is in good enough condition to receive the implants. It’s also important that you have sufficient bone density to receive the new teeth.

Once you’re prepared, and any preliminary treatments are complete, you’ll undergo a minor surgical procedure. During this, the dentist will place small titanium posts into your jawbone. A short period of healing follows, before you return to the practice to have the replacement teeth securely fixed to the posts.

Long-lasting benefits

Having dental implants in Hampshire gives you numerous oral health benefits:

  • Your jawbone forms a secure bond with the implanted titanium, in a process called osseointegration, so the new teeth have a strong base. They function just like natural ones, and you can enjoy biting into and chewing your food;
  • They’re easily cleaned, and there’s no chance of them falling out;
  • They help to retain the firmness of your face’s underlying bone structure, so you won’t develop a sunken appearance;
  • Pronouncing certain words and phrases can be easier with implants than it would be with removable dentures, improving your intelligibility;

If properly cared for, the implants will last for the rest of your life.

Stabilise your loose dentures with dental implants in Hampshire

If you suffer from loose or ill-fitting dentures, then you will understand how uncomfortable they can be, affecting your ability to eat and speak, as well as your overall quality of life. While dentures are a cost-effective and convenient solution for tooth loss, they tend to become loose over time, causing pain and irritation. Dental implants, on the other hand, are usually an expensive alternative. But what if we told you that you can combine both treatments without spending a fortune?

Dental Implants in HampshireIf this applies to you, then denture stabilisation with dental implants in Hampshire may be the answer for you. At Dental Implants Hampshire, we use 2-4 titanium screw roots placed in your jawbone to help stabilise your dentures. Your dentures will clip on to them just like a press stud and will stay in place while you go about your day. You can then remove your dentures at night like you do normally and clip them back in the morning.

Why use dental implants?

Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. This is because unlike regular tooth replacement options, they are firmly fixed into the jawbone creating a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that look and feel just like your real teeth. This process not only restores your beautiful smile, but also ensures that your jawbone continues to grow and remain healthy. The implants used for stabilising your dentures work just like regular implants, protecting your jawbone and encouraging the growth of new bone tissue.

Do I need to buy a new set of dentures?

In most cases, the treatment is compatible with your existing dentures.

However, if your dentures are very old and worn, you may need to have a new one which will be customised to fit your dental implants. Your dentist will advise whether this is required and also provide information on the cost. Sometimes, it is more cost-effective to have new, customised dentures rather than work with your existing dentures.

Get in touch

If you have loose or ill-fitting dentures and you want to explore your options with dental implants in Hampshire, give us a call and we will book a consultation appointment for you.

Stable and strong replacement teeth

Losing teeth can have a big impact on your life. Your self-confidence can be damaged by a gap in your smile. It can be hard to properly bite into and chew food when several teeth are lost. Bone deterioration over time can lead to the development of a sunken facial appearance. At our practice in Hampshire, dental implants provide solutions to these potential problems. Using contemporary technology and techniques, we can restore dental function with natural-looking teeth.

Dental Implants in HampshireThe process

It can take several months to acquire dental implants in Hampshire, but they’ll last for the rest of your life if you care for them properly. First of all, you’ll have a consultation with our friendly team. We’ll make sure your oral health is good, and that you have sufficient bone density to receive the implants. Using detailed images of your mouth, we’ll create a meticulous treatment plan, to ensure your new teeth will be as effective as possible.

Then, in a minor surgical procedure, the dentist will place some small titanium posts into your jawbone. A period of healing follows this, after which you’ll return to the practice to have the new teeth securely attached to the posts.

The benefits of having dental implants in Hampshire

In a process called osseointegration, your jawbone forms a secure mesh around the implanted titanium. This provides a strong base for the new teeth, which allows them to function like your natural ones did. You can tuck into a hearty meal without worrying they’ll fall out. Keeping them clean is easy: they stay in your mouth, so you can brush them as you do your other teeth. As time goes on, the implants will ensure that your face’s underlying bone structure remains intact, avoiding the sunken look that can come to the long-term wearer of removable dentures. As well as all this, the security and stability of your Hampshire dental implants can make speaking easier.

Having this contemporary treatment at Hampshire Dental Implants can transform your quality of life. Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or a whole set, we can provide you with new teeth that bring long-lasting oral health advantages.

Fully-functional replacement teeth

At our practice in Hampshire, dental implants are available to treat a wide variety of tooth loss situations. We can restore a whole set of teeth lost to decay, or just a single one that was knocked out by accident. If you already wear removable dentures, we can use implants to secure them, in a process known as denture stabilisation. Whatever the details of your treatment are, Dental Implants Hampshire will give you new teeth that look great, feel natural, and will last for many years to come.

Dental Implants in HampshireMissing teeth cause problems

Gaps in your smile can make you reluctant to show your mouth when socialising or posing for photos. You can be prevented from fully enjoying yourself because of worries about your appearance. If you’ve lost several teeth, bone deterioration can become an issue. Your jawbone might weaken, increasing the risk of injury, and your face may develop a sunken look. Mealtimes can be problematic, and it can be a bit tricky to keep the remaining teeth clean. Having dental implants in Hampshire will prevent these problems, and improve your appearance while enhancing your dental function.

The procedure

First, we’ll get to know your dental history, and talk you through the details of the treatment. We’ll check that your oral health is good, and that you have sufficient bone density to receive the implants. Taking detailed images of your teeth will help us to create a meticulous treatment plan.

Then comes the minor surgical procedure, during which the dentist will place small titanium posts into your jawbone. After a period of healing, you’ll return to the practice to have your replacement teeth securely attached to the posts.


Your jawbone forms a secure bond with the titanium posts, which provides a stable base for your Hampshire dental implants. You’ll enjoy biting into and chewing foods without worrying about teeth falling out onto the table. Your underlying bone structure will maintain its integrity, so the underlying shape of your face will remain the same. Plus, the security of the implants can make speaking easier. You clean the implants just like your natural teeth, and your bright smile will be plain for all to see.