Dental Implants, by Southampton Implant Dentist

Dr Simon Smyth

"Having implants and crowns resulting in a nice smile has made a tremendous difference to my confidence. I no longer put my hand to my mouth when I laugh and smile.
A big thank you to you all"

smile before dental implants - by Dr Smythsmile after dental implants - by Dr Smyth
Scroll down the page for more case examples

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots on which we can build a new tooth, thereby restoring the patient's ability to once again eat and smile with confidence. Dental Implants are usually made from Titanium and are inserted into the jaw in the same position as the missing tooth.

Dental implant diagram

Dental implant x-ray and before and after picture

X-ray of two dental implants used to replace two missing second incisor teeth.

Dental implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth. What’s more, they look, feel and function like natural teeth.

How are dental implants fitted?

For back teeth, the implant is usually placed under the gum and then left for 12-14 weeks before the abutment and crown are fitted, to allow for the implant to heal into the bone. 

For front teeth it is often possible to immediately replace the whole tooth with an implant, the abutment and a provisional crown; a permanent crown being made 12-14 weeks later.

Properly done, a dental implant and crown are virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
Below are case examples of how Dr Smyth used Dental Implants to give his patients back their smiles.

Case Example 1 - Single Tooth Replacement

single tooth dental implant before and after - all work Dr Smyth

Case Example 2 - Two Teeth Replacements

two dental implants before and after - all work Dr Smyth

Case Example 3 - Multiple Teeth Replacements

mutiple dental implants - all work by Dr Smyth

Case Example 4 - Which Tooth is an Implant and Crown?

which tooth is a dental implant - by Dr Smyth

Patients come to see us for dental implant dentistry from Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth and surrounding areas. We are also delighted to accept referrals from other dental practices who don't do implants.

By reconstructing your teeth and oral function, dental implants can aid your physical well-being by improving your digestion and nutrition, so you will feel like smiling again. So if you have any missing teeth, call us now on 01489 894496 for a free consultation to discuss how implants may benefit you.