Dental implants remain the very best solution for replacing missing teeth. Implants look, feel and work like real teeth, allowing you to enjoy a fully functioning mouth once more.
At Highfield Dental Care we take a bio-mimetic approach to dentistry. This means that we always try to restore what nature provided – in this case a tooth. So, instead of replacing missing teeth with a bridge or denture that can feel unnatural and wobbly, we recommend replacing the root and the tooth, leaving you with a fully intact mouth and teeth that feel like your own. The result? You can smile and eat the food you love with increased confidence.
What are dental implants?
Implants come in two parts – an artificial root made from ultra-pure titanium that is placed in your jaw, and a false tooth that is crafted to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. The root can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw and, in time, will bond with your jawbone to create a firm foundation to which the replacement false tooth is fixed.
Dental implants at Highfield Dental Care Southampton can also help stabilise dentures. Instead of your denture resting on the top of your gums, it will be firmly attached to the root part of the implant. This helps secure your dentures, stopping them from feeling loose or uncomfortable and allowing you to eat and chew more easily.
Why choose us?
Our implant dentist, Slavek Stobiecki, has many years’ training of placing dental implants. He insists on using Straumann dental implants, which are widely regarded to be one of the best.
We offer an in-depth consultation, to ensure that dental implants are the right choice for you. If you go ahead with treatment within six months, we will deduct the cost of the implant consultation.
Implant benefits at a glance
- Allow you to smile, eat and chew with confidence
- Restore your appearance
- Reduce wear & tear on the teeth near the gaps
- The most cost effective, long lasting solution out there
Can anyone have dental implants?
Yes, if you are over 18 and in reasonably good health. The main limitation is the amount of bone available. Our thorough assessment will determine whether dental implants are the right option for you.
Do dental implants hurt?
No. All treatment is carried out under a local anaesthetic and we do everything we can to make this treatment as comfortable as possible for you.
What are the added benefits?
When teeth are lost the bone that held them in your jaw will shrink. Placement of dental implants can preserve this bone, maintaining the shape and structure of the lips and cheeks preventing the ageing ‘caved in’ look of some older people with dentures.