Are you looking for a dentist in Dorset who specialises in Dental Implants based in the Seaside resort of Lyme Regis?
Then look no further thanwhose very own Dr Phil Bennett was awarded the honour of becoming the UK’s first European Expert in Implantology by the European Dental Association in 2009.
He also serves as the UK’s representative on the European Dental Committee. The Association is the umbrella organisation for all UK implant dentists and has been at the core of education for many years.
After receiving his dental qualification in the late seventies, Phil spent some time practicing in Yeovil, but they were not ready for his advanced techniques of dentistry so he decided to move to Buckinghamshire where he brought his first practice.
After a few years Dr Bennett decided to establish a branch practice in London’s Harley Street. He then realised that the up-and-coming discipline of Dental Implants was an increasingly important new treatment and that was the forward.
Dr Bennett looked for courses in the UK but back in 1988 implantology teaching was limited so he travelled the USA, France, Germany and Sweden for training and eventually managed to put bits together to carry out surgery.
As implantology took off in the UK, Dr Bennett started to get involved in shaping the educational requirements for new implant dentists.
Here are some questions asked by patients:
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a replacement for a tooth’s natural root. A dental implant has three components; the implant body, the abutment or post, and the crown or tooth?
How long does the treatment take?
No two treatments are the same and each individual is different. For most routine cases it usually takes between 8 weeks and 4 months from the time of implant placement to the placing of the first teeth. Having a good bone can speed up the process where as poor bone will take more care and time.
Are implants suitable for me?
You should make an appointment with your dentist, some offer free consultations and they will have to check your health and medical history, to make sure that the treatment is suitable for you.
The dentist will need to examine your mouth and remaining teeth and gums, to prepare for treatment. You will also need to have x-rays of your mouth.
How long will an implant last?
This depends on how you look after them as each case is different. As long as you look after them and keep them clean they should last as long as teeth.
If you would like to find out more about Dental Implants then call 01297 442 907 oremail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dental Implant Expert
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