Dental Implants Southampton
Dental implants are our preferred method of tooth replacement. They form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel and function like your natural teeth. There are numerous advantages over other treatment options. For instance, it is not necessary to grind down the adjacent teeth for a bridge, or Secure a partial denture to the teeth with clasps that can eventually loosen them. If you qualify as a candidate, implants have many benefits: - Maintain the integrity of facial structures - Do not destroy adjacent teeth - Allow for superior long-term aesthetics - Restore lost lip support and can minimise mouth wrinkles - Are stable replacement teeth for eating - Eliminate the pain of ill-fitting partials and dentures.
Unfortunately, millions of people experience the difficulties associated with missing teeth, some of which can severely undermine their self-confidence and the quality of their life.
Missing teeth can compromise your health, eating habits speech and appearance. Another serious consequence of tooth loss is the compromise of your facial structures.
When a tooth is lost, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root deteriorates, or melts away. When all of the teeth are missing, the facial structures collapse as the jaw(s) deteriorate over time.
In extreme cases, people who wear dentures will choose to avoid social contact, make poor food choice, suffer from constant” denture sores”
The preferred method of tooth replacement is dental implant treatment. Dental implants are substitute tooth roots. They form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth that look, feel and function like your natural teeth.Read more...
There are numerous advantages of dental implant treatment over other treatment options. For instance, it is not necessary to grind down the adjacent teeth for a bridge, or secure a partial denture to the teeth with clasps that can eventually loosen them. By utilising dental implants, people who are missing all of their teeth are spared the many problems associated with traditional false teeth.
Improved quality of life
If you qualify as a candidate, dental implant treatment is considered the treatment of choice. The benefits of this treatment can improve the quality of your life.
- Maintain the integrity of facial structures
- Do not destroy adjacent teeth
- Allow for superior long-term aesthetics
- Restore lost lip support and can minimise wrinkles around the mouth
- Are stable replacement teeth for eating and smiling with confidence?
- Eliminate the pain of ill-fitting partials and dentures
The beauty of natural teeth
Your teeth make a statement about you. A beautiful smile enhances your overall appearance and charisma, giving you added self-confidence and presence. Strong, healthy teeth preserve the integrity of your facial structures, affecting the appearance of the lower one-third of your face. The condition of your teeth can impact your overall health and chewing function. Your speech is also affected by the condition of your teeth. Healthy attractive teeth contribute to a better quality of life.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium cylinders that are surgically inserted into the bone of the jaw. Restoration is then anchored to the implant. Since the implant is inserted into the jaw, surrounding teeth are not affected. Also bone levels are preserved...an added plus.
We’ll create a model of your mouth, which will allow us to make precise measurements and pinpoint the optimum location for the implant. Then we will surgically place the titanium cylinder. When the area is healed, we’ll the custom- Made restoration.
Will they work for me?
Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth, whether it’s a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full set of dentures that you are replacing. Dentures, bridges or individual teeth attached to implants provide stability, amore secure fit and a more natural look and feel.
What is a Dental Implant?
A Dental Implant is a Titanium Metal replacement for a root of a missing tooth that is surgically implanted in the jawbone by an Implant Dentist. It varies from case to case but approximately 2-6 months after the surgery the bone around the implant fuses to the implant through a process called Osseointegration. After the healing phase is complete the implant is used to anchor crowns, bridges or dentures. Once complete, dental implants function just like real teeth.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Natural teeth can be replaced by bridges or dentures. For bridges, healthy dental enamel has to be sacrificed by grinding the adjacent teeth. The gap in the row of teeth is closed by an intermediate element; however, the lost dental root is not replaced, which has consequences for the jawbone, because this will “atrophy” with time - it lacks the pressure from chewing transmitted by the root, which normally stimulates it to constant regeneration. Dentures lead for the same reason to a disappearance of the bone mass - an inescapable atrophy, and the denture has to be constantly corrected. The result is a denture, which often fits poorly and this impairs many who wear dentures greatly in their quality of life; in the extreme case, this can go so far that they generally avoid social contact. Dental Implants are the effective replacement for lost teeth. As anchors in the jawbone, dental implants form a stable foundation for permanent attachment of the crown; grinding of adjacent teeth does not take place, and loss of bone tissue by atrophy is prevented, since implants, as ‘artificial dental roots’, transmit the chewing forces into the jawbone. A single implant as root substitute is the most elegant way of achieving a cosmetically ideal closure of the gap. In completely edentulous jaws, dental implants are a secure fixation method for removable full dentures and so spare the patients the usual disadvantages of conventional “false teeth”.
Is the treatment painful?
No, as they are carried out with local anaesthetic. Any extensive procedure may be performed with sedation. At Stardent we can also offer our patients Acupuncture to reduce their anxiety before the surgery.
How long will it last?
Most of the dental implants can last for an indefinite amount of time. But this is dependant on a number of factors such as the patient returning for regular check ups and hygiene maintenance and general dental care.
How much will it cost?
Since every implantation represents a completely individual problem solution tailored to the special requirements of each single case, it is not possible to give general guidelines concerning costs. The dentist will draw up a personal treatment and cost plan.
What conditions must be met for Implantation?
When the body has finished growing and provided the jaw anatomy and general medical requirements are met, every gap in the teeth can be closed using dental implants. Basic requirements for implantation are an adequate bone supply with regard to quality and volume, good oral hygiene, and normal wound healing capacity. Before implantation, the natural teeth are rehabilitated, and any gum disease is treated and eliminated. Important guarantees of long-term successful implantation are conscientious oral hygiene and regular check-ups with the dentist.
Are there any complications?
Although rare, dental implant complications do occur. If the bond between the dental implant and the bone breaks, it may have to be removed. If so, it may be possible to replace the failed dental implant, either at the same time or after doing a bone grafting procedure.
There are certain risk factors that may increase the risk of complications: - Smoking - Diminished healing ability such as uncontrolled diabetes.
Are there different types of Dental Implants?
Yes. There are several types and your dentist will be able to tell you which type suits you after a full examination. An important factor for selection is to determine whether your Jawbone can adequately support the implant.