Dental Implants Bournemouth

Replace missing teeth with our simple dental implant treatment

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We’ve heard of them, but what exactly are dental implants?

Let’s keep it simple, dental implants are ‘fake teeth’. It’s not quite what nature gave you, but it’s as good as, and lightyears ahead of the competition when it comes to replacing one. They look and feel like real teeth, are fixed like real teeth, and are easily the most long-lasting in a range of Tooth Replacement Treatments.

Dental implants come in two parts.  The first is a titanium replacement for a tooth root that sits under your gum. On top, a hand-made crown seamlessly connects, made to blend in so even a dentist can’t tell the difference.

We don’t say this lightly: Dental implants will change your life.

Book your dental implants Bournemouth consultation with us today.

Dental Implants, Bournemouth, Dorset.

Our team has extensive experience when it comes to dental implant procedures. If you’re interested in finding out how we can help you achieve the perfect smile, give us a call, fill in our contact form or pop into our dental practice located right in the heart of Bournemouth:

 

Address:

288 Castle Lane West,

Bournemouth,

Dorset,

BH8 9TU

 

Phone:

01202 513292

 

Email:

hello@smilestories.co

But are dental implants for me?

Whether you’re missing a single tooth or don’t have one left in your mouth, the chances are you’re suitable for dental implants in Bournemouth.

If you’re

  • Unable to choose your meals without worrying about what can actually chew
  • Embarrassed by a gap when you smile
  • Have rocking dentures so you can’t eat out
  • Have loose teeth and have been told you will lose them

Then you are suitable. In fact, apart from severe medical conditions, the good news is that Smile Stories will be able to help you.

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How is an implant placed?

Precise planning is key. You’ll have an Ultimate 3D Smile Assessment including a series of 3D scans and x-rays to assess your bone quality and quantity.

The dental implant is painlessly placed and sealed over for 3-6 months for things to settle in and make itself at home.

A temporary tooth replacement (which can even be supported by the dental implant immediately) means you don’t have to feel self-conscious in the meantime. Finally, our master-ceramists will create a bespoke tooth coloured crown to seamlessly integrate into your smile.

 

Lifetime Smile Confidence starts with a Complimentary Video Consultation with our Implant Dentists.

Our dental implant services in Bournemouth

We offer a variety of dental implant treatments to our patients in Bournemouth and Dorset and can find a solution for any tooth-related problem! Our dental implant Bournemouth services include the following:

  • Single tooth replacement
  • Multiple tooth replacement
  • All-on-Four implants
  • All-on-Six implants
  • Implant dentures
  • Implant retained bridges

Our team of cosmetic dentists has been performing dental implant treatments for many years and is sure to put a smile back on your face!

 

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Smiling without worry is priceless

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And affordable from £3 a day

No we're not joking! With our flexible 0% interest free finance options up to 24 months, your dream smile could cost you the same price as your daily coffee.

Free Video Consultation

All you need to do is send us 6 simple photos of your smile.

Our Aesthetic Dentists will analyse these and send a bespoke Confident Smile Report advising you of your options to achieve your smile goals. Then choose a complimentary Video Consultation at a convenient time.

Why is this beneficial?

You’ll get an idea of what’s possible to get you smiling confidently without giving up your time or money at a dental appointment. It’s completely risk-free!

You’ll come away with an easy to read action plan, and an estimate of costs and a timescale to create your beautiful new smile.

Sound good?

Single Tooth Implants

Now this isn’t easy

Matching a front tooth perfectly to its neighbour takes some skill. The colour, the shape, the length, the texture, the shine, the gum line and the spacing between have to be spot on.

At Smile Stories, our aesthetic and implant dentists pride themselves on this level of attention to detail. Using scanning equipment and HD photography, we’ll make sure the results not only equip you functionally but WOW you aesthetically.

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Implant Dentures

Rocking dentures stopping you eating comfortably?

Dentures are not fixed in your mouth. They sit on your gums with the hope that suction will keep them down and can rock, drop, move and slide quite easily when you chew.

If you can relate to these denture woes, implant-retained dentures are your solution. Your denture will be clipped onto them, meaning they won’t annoyingly move around. Implant retained dentures can be for some or all of your teeth and are a sure-fire way to chew a good steak again.

Implant Retained Bridges

1 + 1 = 3

No we haven’t gone mad, bear with us.

Imagine a bridge over a river, concrete and steel that you can drive over. It spans the river but it only has two ends that join the land.

An implant bridge in your mouth works exactly the same. If you’re missing several teeth in a row then we can place an implant at both ends of the gap and a bridge between them. So 1+1 may equal 3 teeth, or 4, or even 5, making implant bridges more affordable than you think.

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All-On-4 or All-On-6

The ultimate solution if you’re missing all of your teeth

Exactly what it says on the tin. Four or six implants. A whole arch of teeth replaced to allow you to eat, talk and smile with confidence.

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Free Video Consultation

All you need to do is send us 6 simple photos of your smile.

Our Aesthetic Dentists will analyse these and send a bespoke Confident Smile Report advising you of your options to achieve your smile goals. Then choose a complimentary Video Consultation at a convenient time.

Why is this beneficial?

You’ll get an idea of what’s possible to get you smiling confidently without giving up your time or money at a dental appointment. It’s completely risk-free!

You’ll come away with an easy to read action plan, and an estimate of costs and a timescale to create your beautiful new smile.

Sound good?

Meet your Implant Dentists in Bournemouth

Meet Carmen

Originally from Malaga, our lead Implantologist Carmen has been practicing dentistry in the UK for the majority of her career.

In 2012, Carmen enrolled in a two-year full-time Implant Dentistry Programme in New York University. Carmen is a member of International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), the Academy of Osseointegration (AO, the Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA) and the Alumni of New York University Department of Implant Dentistry (NYUDID).

It’s safe to say that she knows her stuff.

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Zak dental implant dentist

Meet Zak

Zak grew up in his parents’ record shop (trendy or what) and spent his life getting to know people and their stories. So don’t expect much silence when you visit!

He was also that kid who loved to take things apart to see how they work, so that curiosity for craftsmanship and problem-solving is the heartbeat behind Zak’s love for designing head-turning smiles.

His clients usually comment on the way he puts his heart and soul into everything, and the fact that there’s always plenty of laughter on the way.

Zak expertly uses dental implants as part of comprehensive mouth rehabilitations to seamlessly make them mimic nature, and has even been known to trick other dentists with their lifelike appearance.

Your commonly asked questions.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are essentially ‘fake teeth’, but not in the same way dentures are. While dentures are loose-fitting and bounce around on chewing, dental implants are ‘implanted’ painlessly under your gumline, so they are a fixed and long term solution. They consist of a titanium replacement for a tooth root, and a hand-made crown on top, which replicates a real tooth.

Which implant system do we use at Smile Stories?

Our Implant Dentists are trained in an array of systems, including world-leading Swiss-manufactured Straumann implants.

It might sound cheesy but we don’t ever believe in cutting corners with cheaper manufactured brands because as the saying goes “it’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little… when you pay too much you lose a little money, but if you pay too little you sometimes lose everything.” At Smile Stories, we do it once and do it properly with every solution we recommend.

Who may not be suitable for dental implants?

Age isn’t a problem, but the amount and quality of bone will play a factor. Other things that may increase the likelihood of implants not succeeding are excessive smoking and advanced gum disease as you could be at risk of the gum foundations around the implant(s) from breaking down.  Auto-immune disease and serious other illnesses can also affect healing rate and the way the implant knits with the bone around it. Suitability is determined on a case-by-case basis, and our implant dentists will be able to guide you.

Who needs dental implants?

If you’ve lost a single tooth, or have no teeth in your mouth you’re a perfect candidate. Loose dentures, spaces and wobbly teeth may indicate you could benefit from dental implants too.

How much are dental implants?

Dental implant pricing depends entirely on the level of treatment required. Our dental implant prices start from as little as £2,495.00 for a single tooth dental implant, and you can pay using our flexible 0% interest-free finance options up to 24 months which starts at as little as £3.00 per day.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants last for decades, but can last longer when looked after properly. The crown, bridge or denture which is attached to the implant (fastened under the gumline) can wear, chip or need replacing… just like you would expect with any other dentistry done or anything custom-made. Sadly, nothing lasts forever in life but we put our heart and soul into giving you Lifetime Smile Confidence.

Are dental implants painful?

Nope, it’s not 1995! When you visit us for your dental implant procedure, you will be given a local anaesthetic to gently numb the area (we even use a numbing jelly beforehand), so you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. Once the anaesthetic wears off you can expect some mild discomfort, which may last a few days or a week. This can be managed with painkillers, like you would take for a headache. Most of our clients tell us that the removal of the tooth with their previous dentist was much worse.

Can you get dental implants on the NHS?

The NHS will only offer dental implant treatment in special circumstances, such as patients who can’t wear dentures or whose face and teeth have been damaged in an accident. Otherwise, dental implants are an independently-funded treatment for people looking for a more long-lasting and satisfying solution to the loss of their tooth/ teeth.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are perfectly safe and are a tried and tested in cosmetic dentistry. At Smile Stories we use world-leading Swiss-manufactured implants, which have proven results over decades.

Can you have dental implants with gum disease?

Yes, you can still have dental implants if you have gum disease, but the gum disease should be treated first. Healthy gum foundations around implants matter just as much as teeth! This means you can avoid looseness or the eventual loss of the implant.

Can you have dental implants with receding gums?

Yes, in most cases you can still have dental implants if you have receding gums. However, our dentists will be able to give you more information based on your unique situation. Everyone’s gums are different, so placing implant(s) in the ideal position to make things look natural is very important.

Can having dental implants cause headaches?

The dental implants themselves shouldn’t cause you any headaches. Headaches would only really occur if there has been nerve damage or an infection following the surgery.

Can smokers get dental implants?

Yes, smokers can get dental implants. However, for the best results and maximum chance of a result that lasts a lifetime, we can help guide you to reduce or quit altogether. This matters around the time when the implant is placed, especially. It allows the mouth to heal better, faster and with less discomfort.

Free Video Consultation

All you need to do is send us 6 simple photos of your smile.

Our Aesthetic Dentists will analyse these and send a bespoke Confident Smile Report advising you of your options to achieve your smile goals. Then choose a complimentary Video Consultation at a convenient time.

Why is this beneficial?

You’ll get an idea of what’s possible to get you smiling confidently without giving up your time or money at a dental appointment. It’s completely risk-free!

You’ll come away with an easy to read action plan, and an estimate of costs and a timescale to create your beautiful new smile.

Sound good?