So, what are dental implants?
Dental Implants glasgow are a reliable solution for teeth replacement as they are long-lasting, fixed and are the closest thing to natural teeth. A dental implant is a titanium fixture that is placed into the jawbone to replace the root of a lost natural tooth.
What happens in the procedure?
Our expert dental surgeon makes a small incision in the gum tissue to reveal the bone and then will use special instruments to create space for inserting the titanium implant. The implant and the bone will bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. This bonding phase is also known as osseointegration.
After the dental implant is placed, the healing phase begins. The duration of this phase varies from person to person. Following this, an abutment is placed onto the implant. This allows gum tissue to mature and provides access to the implant. Lastly, the crown, bridge or denture (depending will be attached to the abutment.
Single Tooth Implants
For a single missing tooth the most reliable replacement is a dental implant restored with a crown. A dental implant replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root without sacrificing the health of neighbouring teeth.
Multiple Dental Implants
Multiple implants can be used to support fixed bridges, where you have more than one missing tooth in the same area. We can provide full arch bridges to replace all your upper or lower teeth and these are supported by multiple dental implants. An implant bridge can be cemented in place, or we may screw it in position. The screws will not be visible as they are covered up with tooth coloured composite resin.
All on 4 Method
This revolutionary technique is a great solution for those patients who have lost most of or all their teeth. This dental restoration involves fixing several teeth onto four implants. The implants are placed strategically at a certain angle so that they serve as a solid foundation to support a fixed bridge.
Bone Grafting for Dental Implants
For the implant procedure to work, there must be an adequate amount of bone available to secure and support the implant. Some people will lack sufficient bone mass; this is when the walls of your socket are very thin and will require a bone graft. This is often placed at the time of tooth extraction to help your body fill in the empty socket with bone. This helps maintain the width and volume of bone you will require for implant placement.
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