Have you lost one or more of your teeth? Are you looking to regain both your smile and confidence once more? Only the best dental implants Bournemouth has to offer will do, and here at Southfield Dental Practice, we can help in this area. Implants are a realistic alternative to standard dentures. They are strong, durable and look exactly like the real thing. To learn more about these implants, call us now on 01425 489 283.
If you’ve lost one or more of your teeth and are unable to or do not desire to wear standard dentures, you may want to consider dental implants. Bournemouth patients have been enjoying the benefits of dental implants for many years as they can perfectly replicate your own teeth. At Southfield Dental Practice, we’ve been treating patients for many years now and are experts when it comes to dental implants.
To find out more about how we can help, continue reading below or contact our Bournemouth dental implants specialists today.
Dental implants consist of an artificial tooth that’s screwed into the jaw using a titanium screw which replaces the roots of your missing teeth. Unlike standard dentures, the titanium fuses with your jawbone preventing any slippages, noise or damage from being caused to the bone. The materials also aren’t subject to decay making dental implants in Bournemouth a popular choice all-round.
Before proceeding, a thorough examination will be carried out and x-rays and moulds taken. This will help our experts to determine your suitability and to devise a suitable treatment plan. You may find yourself consulting with several specialists, including periodontists and oral surgeons. We will determine the number of teeth that need replacing as well as the condition of your jawbone.
As the most attentive choice for the provision of dental implants, Bournemouth patients can expect no stone to be left unturned. We’ll also discuss your well-being as well as any health issues you might be suffering with. This is because certain heart and orthopaedic conditions require taking anti-biotics which we’ll need to know about in advance. For your peace of mind, we can offer sedation, local and general anaesthesia.
During the procedure, the damage tooth/ teeth will be removed, and your jawbone prepared. A bone graft will be applied if the jawbone isn’t thick enough to take the new implants. A metal post dental implant is inserted into the jawbone, and this usually takes several months to heal. Once fully healed, an abutment is placed onto the metal post and once this has healed (usually taking around two weeks) the crown is placed on top.
Multiple implant bridges are suitable for patients who have lost more than one tooth. At Southfield Dental Practice, we provide Bournemouth dental implants of this nature all the time and are extremely proficient at it. The treatment process is, for the most part, the same. The roots of your teeth will be removed beforehand and the new implants carefully placed in the right position.
Once fused, our team will select the right bridge implants for your needs and attach these as required. As soon as the implants are in, a temporary bridge is added to protect the implants from the pressure of chewing. This is usually left in place for up to eight weeks. If after eight weeks everything checks out, the rest of the bridge will be completed, placed and secured.
Retaining dentures are yet another example of dental implants. Bournemouth, retaining dentures are the best choice when your teeth are gone, but your jawbone is still able to support metal implants. As with standard implants and multiple implant bridges, retaining dentures are secured by placing implants into the jawbone and attaching abutments and crowns on top.
In order to fit a retaining denture, a small incision is made in the gum, and the implants are then inserted into the jawbone by drilling down. It’ll take between four and six months for the implants to fuse in place after which the dentures will be added. These can be attached either by a thin metal bar or by a series of metal ball attachments. As always, our team will be happy to provide you with advice on the correct approach for your dental implants, Bournemouth.
You’ve read about the implants that we offer, but what about our practice? Southfield Dental Practice was established in 2016 by dentist couple Christian and Caroline Gollings. Despite only being open for two years, the practice benefits from the experience that Christian and Caroline bring to the table – more than 20 years each, in fact. As such, our private practice based on the south side of Ringwood is the perfect choice for those seeking dental implants in Bournemouth.
We provide a pleasant and friendly atmosphere, affordable treatments and a wide range of services, including:
As the most outstanding choice for dental implants Bournemouth has to offer, our facility also offers off-road parking and level access for less-abled patients. You’ll find our facilities to be modern, clean and well-maintained, and there’s even a disabled toilet facility.