Charminster House Dental Practice
65 Wellington Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8JL

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Dental Implants

We no longer carry out implant placements at Charminster House and will refer to another reputable practice if this is a treatment option.

Implants are now a routine and predictable option for the replacement of a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. They can also be used to support a denture.

The implants are usually titanium rods, which are surgically placed in the jawbone under local anaesthetic and are biocompatible with the body. They are positioned usually where the root of your tooth once was. The length and diameter of the implant used is dependent upon your anatomy. They integrate with the bone, a process called osseointegration. They do not require preparation of any other teeth.

Who can have implants?

There are very few absolute contra-indications to having implant treatment. However, many factors will need to be assessed in order to consider implant treatment. This includes your general health status, how much space you have to accommodate an implant and the quality and quantity of bone you have. Implants should also be placed in a healthy mouth and therefore we will advise you if there is any other treatment you require prior to having the implants placed.

How successful are implants?

Over 90 percent of implants are successful for at least 15 years.

Who may benefit from treatment with implants?

  • Patients who struggle wearing dentures
  • Where teeth are lost accidently due to trauma
  • Where some teeth have failed to develop
  • Where conventional bridgework has failed

Can I have the new teeth straight away?

No. The implants need to integrate with the bone after they have been placed. This takes at least 3 months in the lower jaw, and 6 months in the upper jaw. If you are having one, two or three teeth replaced, you will have a temporary restoration in the meantime. If you have complete dentures, then these can be worn throughout the healing period once they have been modified after the implant placement.

How long does treatment take?

The time from the initial assessment to the time when the artificial teeth or dentures are finally attached to the implants, is about 12 months. However, if only the lower jaw is involved then the whole process may be completed in around 5 months.

What maintenance is required?

Long-term care of an implant restoration is vital. It is important to maintain the highest level of oral hygiene and to attend for regular check-ups and radiographs (x-rays), as well as routine hygiene appointments.

The dentist carrying out your implant placement and restoration will advise on maintenance to keep your implant healthy,

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