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Dental Implants

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Why consider dental implants in Glasgow?

We know that the effects of losing a tooth can be devastating because it not only affects the way you look and feel about yourself. The loss of a tooth can sometimes lead to other physical problems that may prevent you from smiling with confidence.

That is why dental implants have become an option to replace missing teeth and look and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be maintained. If you’re interested in transforming your smile with dental implants Glasgow Smile Clinic can help.

The Glasgow Smile Clinic has over 15 years’ experience of placing dental implants including single, multiple and denture retained implants. Why not book a FREE consultation and you too could join hundreds of satisfied implants patient in Glasgow and the surrounding area.

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What are dental implants?

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

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The dental implant process

The process involves surgically placing a small titanium screw in the jawbone, which acts in the same way as a natural tooth root. In a process called osseo-integration, the jaw is able to bond with the titanium to provide a robust, solid artificial tooth root.

A dental crown, a bridge or dentures are then attached to the titanium implant to provide a natural looking, fully functional replacement for your lost tooth.

Is it painful to have a dental implant?

The dental implant procedure takes place under a general anaesthetic, and a little swelling and discomfort is normal for a few days after the procedure. You should be able to eat and drink as normal though, and there should be no pain involved.

Can anyone get Dental Implants?

Anyone with missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. It does not matter how old you are, but it does matter how young. It is inadvisable to place dental implants during in the early teen years, since the dental and facial bones are still forming at that age.

The best time to place a dental implant is at time of tooth extraction, or shortly thereafter. However, we have placed dental implants successfully years after tooth loss. What’s important is the presence of an adequate amount of healthy bone to surround the newly placed dental implant.

How long do dental implants last?

Once the dental implant process has been completed in our Glasgow surgery you can expect your implant to function as a natural tooth for a number of years, making them an effective long-term treatment option. They can also help to preserve the jaw bone around the area of the implant, something which can prevent the loss of support for the lips and cheeks which can follow tooth loss.

How do I get a Free dental implant consultation?

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