Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

What Type of Implants Are There?

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Dental implants are a well-established and safe treatment used to support one or more false teeth, introduced in the 1960s they have grown in popularity every year. When the root of the tooth fails and a tooth is lost it could result in difficulty in eating and speaking, not to mention your confidence; with dental implants Glasgow, you are gaining a solution for tooth loss that not only looks natural but feels it too.

Dental implants are a great, more permanent solution to dentures which can irritate the mouth and slip out of place With dental implants a titanium screw is used in the jawbone as a replacement root with a false tooth on the end, these teeth are made in a range of natural shapes and colours resulting in an implant that doesn’t look out of place no matter if you’re having one, or many dental implants.

Am I eligible?

Generally speaking, if you have missing teeth then you are an ideal candidate for dental implants though good oral hygiene is a must for patients considering them if you are able to have a tooth extraction this acts as a good sign you are eligible for dental implants.

Having any sort of decay, abscesses or signs of gum disease must be fixed prior to undergoing dental implants. Habits such as heavy smoking or drinking can affect the health of your gums. Uncontrolled conditions may affect your ability to get implants fitted, such as cancer or uncontrolled diabetes.

If you notice loose teeth or bad breath, this could be a sign of gum disease, with advanced gum disease, the bone may be lost meaning Glasgow dental implant treatment could be more difficult.

It’s important to tell your dental surgeon if you have suffered from any of these, including past and present medications you may take prior to having your dental implants fitted.

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What Type of Implants Are There?

Dental implants come in two varieties; both are typically made of titanium:

Endosteal implants are the most commonly used type of dental implant and are placed in the jawbone and are traditionally shaped like screws, cylinders or plates. This type of implant is generally used as an alternative for patients with bridges or removable dentures.

Subperiosteal dental implants are fitted under the gum, but on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s posts protruding through the gum to hold the implant. These types of implants are used for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures or who have shallow jaw bones.

The Surgery

There is no pain when having your dental implant fitted as everything is completed under a simple local anaesthetic. If you’re an anxious or phobic patient, the Berkley Clinic in Glasgow eases the entire experience for you and has been named the “Best Treatment of Nervous Patients” in Dentistry Scotland and Private Dentistry twice. After the appointment, it’s natural to have some soreness and swelling, but this will reduce after a few days. After the healing process has taken place, the implant fuses to the bone through a process called “Osseointegration” locking it in place. Though extremely rare, if a dental implant has not successfully integrated, it may need to be removed and re-fitted once the jaw has healed


How Do I Care For My Implants?

With the right care and attention given to your dental implants, you could see them lasting a number of years, and if properly looked after will last a lifetime. Unlike dentures, which require sealing and a lot of consideration throughout the day there is minimal aftercare needed with dental implants and as long as you have good oral health then you can continue to brush and floss as normal. Eating and drinking will be worry free after your dental implants Glasgow are fitted, they are completely secure! The low maintenance aspect of dental implants is what’s seen them grow in popularity in recent years.

What Next?

No other dental options give such a stable, natural or long lasting result, so what’s stopping you? If you think you’re eligible and are fed up with suffering from missing and damaged teeth or loose fitting dentures and would like to find out more, contact The Berkeley Clinic today for a dental implants Glasgow consultation.

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