Dental Implants

We have the expertise for providing you with anything from a single tooth implant to a full upper and/or lower arch. All aspects of treatment are provided to the highest standards and with your best interests at heart.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is typically a small screw-shaped attachment, usually made from titanium. It is inserted within the jawbone to take the place of a missing tooth root. Once osseointegration (when the bone attaches firmly to the implant) has occurred, a replacement tooth can look, feel and perform just like a natural tooth. It is also possible to use multiple implants to support a denture or bridge.

Dental Implants

Replace missing teeth with natural-looking dental implants.

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What is involved in the implant process?

Assessment planning:

At the initial consultation, after discussing possible alternatives, the dental surgeon will assess the feasibility of providing implant treatment. X-rays will be taken and models of the teeth will be prepared. A written plan is then formulated detailing the sequence of treatment and associated cost.

Implant placement:

This is a relatively simple minor surgical procedure that is performed under sterile conditions in a dental surgery under local anaesthesia and, if indicated, supplemented by conscious sedation. If, after assessment, the underlying bone is judged to be deficient, a number of options are available for bone regeneration. This may be carried out prior to, or at the same time as the implant placement.

Integration period:

Although some implants can be loaded into function immediately or soon after surgery, it is often suggested that a period of twelve weeks or more be allowed for the implant to fully integrate before loading. The patient’s own denture, or in some cases a simple adhesive bridge, can be worn during this healing phase.

The restorative phase:

Once integrated, the implants may need to be uncovered and can be brought into function with a variety of restorations, ranging from a single crown, small or large bridge or if preferred, a removable over-denture clipped to the implants.

How we’ve helped our patients and how we can help you.

Mrs. M. Field, Market Rasen

I am absolutely delighted with my implant. It is three years old now and has been completely problem-free.

Niel discussed each stage of the procedure with me and I suffered no discomfort.

I would recommend both the implant and Niel without any hesitation.

Kind regards

Mr. P. Wright, Lincoln

Having lost the post on my upper front crown and having it replaced with a very uncomfortable denture, I decided in a consultation with Niel Bosman to embark into, for me unknown territory, the fitting of a dental implant.

The procedure was carefully explained and I went ahead. The result after nearly 2 years has been excellent, a good match, no pain and was encouraged to stop smoking after nearly 60 years!

Flushed with this success I then went ahead with two more implants filling a long standing gap in my upper jaw, although this process is quite expensive, if successful appears to have a long life.

I would therefore recommend anyone who maybe thinking about implants to talk it over with Niel Bosman as the treatment and hygiene were first class

Mr. R. Prime, Lincoln

Mr. Niel Bosman is the best Dentist I have ever been to, The Lincoln Smile Centre cannot be beaten for the excellent treatment it provide the professional manner of the staff.

There is simply no comparison to any other treatment I have ever received elsewhere.

I always leave the Lincoln Smile Centre feeling well cared for and secure in the knowledge that professional treatment is just a phone call away, and the treatment certainly meets my expectations.

I have recently had an implanted tooth which feels like a real tooth and I would certainly recommend the practice to everyone for professional, top quality care before, during and after treatment,
Many Thanks for your excellent service

R. Day, Grantham

Dear Dr. Bosman,

Thank you so much for your most professional and dedicated treatment which I have received, your professional yet sensitive approach towards the treatment always assures me that I am in good hands. There are so many very talented and skilled dentists, but I believe that the most important aspect of being the best dentist is not only the technique but also the sensitivity to understand the patients and the treatments.

I had my implant done two years ago and have hardly noticed it since.

Although you thoroughly explained the procedure, I fully prepared myself for every step I went through and the results were absolutely perfect, more than I expected.

Moreover, I think it’s the most brilliant idea that the staff, hygienist, reception and dental nurses are all rotated so that all of them know what happens and know the patients well. We feel that we are part of a big family AND they are all so kind and friendly.

I have always recommended you to all of my friends and have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody who wants high standard long term professional dental care.

Miss T.B, Lincoln

I’m really happy with Dentist Tom Smithard and his team with the job he has done for my front tooth implant! They were so fast in making me my first denture (1 day after my rugby incident!) and in getting my implants in. I couldn’t have asked for a better dentist and I am super happy with my full set of teeth again. Thank you so much guys.

Mr. J. Thorpe, Lincoln

Background

For many years I have had a dentist phobia, and in the past used to put up with toothache until the discomfort and pain exceeded my fear of seeing a dentist. I am very please to say that since moving to Lincolnshire in 2005 I have frequently consulted Niel Bosman as my dental practitioner including attending for check-ups and hygienist visits while free of any pain or discomfort, Niel has achieved this remarkable turn-around in by having patience with me and allowing me to build trust and confidence in him as a dentist and become comfortable that he puts my comfort and wellbeing ahead of getting the job done.

Customer Service

Lincoln Smile Centre provide excellent service, and have been very accommodating with regard to fitting appointments around my busy working life, this has frequently meant appointments at 8.00am allowing me the rest of the day to get on with my work, I have been very impressed by their polite and considerate telephone calls on the day following treatment enquiring about my wellbeing and making sure I am happy with the results of any work done. And a very helpful telephone call to remind me of appointments a few days before.

One of the most important aspects of dental care provided by Niel Bosman has been the time he takes in each consultation, no rush to get on with the next patient and at all times a feeling of calm concern for my wellbeing while he works. At no time has there been any pain caused by Niel during any procedure, including the injection of local anaesthetic, during drilling for fillings or during tooth extraction, this is a fantastic improvement on my experience of NHS dentists. He always checks that I am comfortable during and after each procedure.

My Dental Implant

When one of my teeth, that had previously been held together with fillings, shattered, I had to make a decision about having it replaced. Niel Bosman made sure that I understood the range of options available to me. before choosing to have an implant he made sure I understood what I would be committing myself to, he was very specific, made sure that I understood and how long it would take from start to completion of the implant and the time required in the dental chair (for a person with a previous history of dentist phobia, this is essential). I am delighted that he took the time and effort to help me decide to have an implant, it has been in for about two years now, it is and always has been very comfortable, it looks just like my own teeth, and feels as normal as any other tooth in my mouth, in other words I forget it’s there.

B.J. Lincoln

I have been delighted with the result of my implants as they feel no different from my own teeth and I can enjoy laughing and eating again.

The treatment was long but was exactly as set out in the treatment plan and I felt very looked after by Tom and his Team, who were caring and professional during the different procedures, especially during the actual surgery when I felt no pain.

I would recommend implants to anyone. For me they were worth the expense.

The whole experience was managed so well and I recommend and rate Lincoln Smile Centre extremely highly

Mrs. K. Cox, Mablethorpe

The treatment I received at The Lincoln Smile centre was painless with excellent customer care. I was delighted with my veneers, they have given me so much confidence, I wish I had done it years ago. I would definitely recommend The Lincoln Smile Centre.

Although having an implant takes months from start to finish, Niel made sure each stage of the process was comfortable and convenient, and most importantly, pain free. I would highly recommend that anybody who needs to have a tooth replaced should consider this procedure.

Mr F.S. (Lincoln)

I have been most impressed by Tom and his caring dental team, top marks!!

Due to a denture intolerance and complex bite I decided to have a permanent porcelain bridge supported by 3 implants. Every possibility was explored by Tom to achieve the best outcome to suit my individual needs.

A care plan was made and everything discussed fully with me.

The procedure, although intense, was relatively pain free. Tom being a perfectionist, has done a wonderful job along with his team.

I would highly recommend the dental practice and implants, I intend on having further implants in the future. It has been a great confidence booster too.

Mrs. M. Weaver, Lincoln

I would be very happy to recommend your services – I am delighted to have my new bridge on my implants fitted, it just feels like normal teeth.

I was initially apprehensive of the process but you and your staff soon put me at ease and I was assured and well informed at very stage. Any fears I had were soon dispelled and I am delighted with my new smile.

Kind regards and best wishes

Mr. S. Parker, Louth

I have always been very happy with the service you provide, in a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere with extremely friendly and helpful staff.

As regards the implants, they went perfectly, with no pain or discomfort and was looked after really well.

The whole process went extremely well and the implants after two years have not given me the slightest trouble and feel like real teeth.

The implants have been so good that it has given me a lot of confidence and I would not hesitate to have any more fitted in the future and would certainly recommend anyone else to the Practice to have any dental work done.

Kind regards

Mrs. P. King, Lincoln

I am very happy to make recommendations for dental work carried out by Niel Bosman of The Lincoln Smile Centre. Having had some quite extensive dental work done there which included bridge work, crowns and an implant, I was more than impressed. The service and welcome of the staff are exemplary and I was made to feel at ease immediately. They were all very reassuring and informative about what was going to be done.

The treatment itself was carried out with the utmost care and each step explained to me by Niel along the way. Sometimes I had to be in the dentist chair for up to 2hrs, but at no time did I experience any pain. I was always told what was about to happen, and kept informed of the progress of the operation as it was being done, which was so helpful and calming.

I felt very well cared for at all times during each of my visits as the progress was made through my treatment. I was seen quickly and promptly on each occasion and felt that a very good watch was kept on the outcome of all the procedures that were done. It is 2 years since my work was done and the after care has also been excellent.
I can only say now that I’m absolutely delighted with the dental work that was done and I am no longer afraid to smile with confidence. With my previous loose crown and fillings at the front of my mouth, I did have problems, but now I cannot believe the difference Niel has made and how much better I feel.

The implant treatment was the most extensive part of my dental work and took the longest time, but again was pain free and was worth going through. The new tooth is wonderful and no one would know it wasn’t my tooth, even to me it just feels like any other tooth in my mouth. I’m very impressed.

Mrs J Green, Horncastle

In October 2007 I sought Niel’s professional advice regarding the appearance of two upper crowns, which were larger than my original teeth.

Niel made a thorough inspection, including x-rays and gave me two options of treatment. One to replace the crowns with crowns, the other to insert implants. I chose the implants, being a more long term solution. The treatment was carried out over a series of appointments, some two hours long. It was not painful.

Throughout Niel and his assistants were mindful of my comfort and wellbeing and I was given an out of hours number in case I needed it.

I live 25 miles out of Lincoln and was able to drive to and from each appointment. The implants are wonderful and they are trouble free, not only do they look better, they are more reliable than the crowns or my natural teeth.
I have no hesitation in recommending the practice or implants to anyone

B Jones

I have been delighted with the result of my implants as they feel no different from my own teeth and I can enjoy laughing and eating again.

The treatment was long but was exactly as set out in the treatment plan and I felt very looked after by Tom and his Team, who were caring and professional during the different procedures, especially during the actual surgery when I felt no pain.

I would recommend implants to anyone. For me they were worth the expense.

The whole experience was managed so well and I recommend and rate Lincoln Smile Centre extremely highly

F SLATER.

I have been most impressed by Tom and his caring dental team, top marks!!.

Due to a denture intolerance and complex bite I decided to have a permanent porcelain bridge supported by 3 implants. Every possibility was explored by Tom to achieve the best outcome to suit my individual needs.
A care plan was made and everything discussed fully with me.

The procedure, although intense, was relatively pain free. Tom being a perfectionist, has done a wonderful job along with his team.

I would highly recommend the dental practice and implants, I intend on having further implants in the future. It has been a great confidence booster too.

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