Dental Implants in Glasgow at Martin Dental Care
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are the state of the art solution for patients with one or more missing teeth. They integrate painlessly with your jaw bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. The operation involves the gentle placement of the implant under local anaesthetic and is relatively simple. The fully osseointegrated implant provides a very strong foundation for a new ceramic crown. In fact, this will often be more stable than the natural root.
The new permanent tooth will be fitted on to the implant by a prosthodontic specialist, and is custom designed and coloured according to your own bespoke aesthetic requirements.
The implant itself is made from titanium and research shows that this is the most effective material for the job, due to its strength and its ability to facilitate the osseointegration process. This creates the very best substitute for the natural root structure that modern dentistry can provide.
At Martin Dental Care, we specialise in carrying out dental implants for Glasgow patients and also those from further afield. Read on for more information about this revolutionary procedure.
The advantages of Dental Implants
When compared to traditional dentures, dental implants offer a far better experience for patients. The ability to enjoy a normal, varied diet is not impaired and jawbone shrinkage is eliminated. This prevents further deterioration to the eating ability. Chewing efficiency with implants is comparable to that of a patient with healthy, natural teeth and the absence of an artificial palate means that taste is not affected.
By preserving and strengthening the existing bone structure, dental implants also offer a high level of protection for the remaining teeth. The approach, when compared to conventional bridges, prevents the need for adjacent teeth to be ground down. This makes dental implants a much more appropriate choice when taking the overall health of your mouth into consideration.
Another excellent benefit when compared to dentures is the fact that speech is not affected by implants. With dentures, many patients will suffer from a degradation in their speech due to muscle tension in the face and the fact that dentures can slip around in the mouth. Implants completely eliminate these problems.
Dental implants are custom designed to look like your existing natural teeth. Bespoke shaping and colouring will ensure that they are aesthetically matched to your mouth, so there will be no obvious difference in appearance.
The face begins to look older when teeth are missing. This is due to degenerative shrinking of the jawbone, resulting in the loss of facial structure. By stabilising this structure, implants will help to stop this process and preserve your appearance.
The comfort and convenience are another two very considerable benefits to bear in mind. The implants feel like natural teeth, so the discomfort and irritation of dentures is completely avoided.
Most patients will enjoy improved self-confidence as a result of undergoing dental implant treatment. The cumulative effect of the benefits described above can have a profound impact on your overall sense of well being.
How do I know if I am suitable for dental implants?
People lose teeth all the time, either through trauma when teeth are knocked out (athletes such as rugby players and boxers commonly experience this) or due to decay, gum disease or old age. Whatever the reason for loosing your teeth they need to be replaced both for aesthetic and functional reasons.
We will carry out a thorough examination, taking appropriate x-rays to see if your case is suitable. If you have good dental health then dental implants will almost certainly work for you. They do require that you have enough remaining jaw structure to support the implant. Again, our professional and caring team will be able to advise on the best course of action in your particular case.
Is the procedure painful?
During the procedure itself, patients will not experience any pain. We use local anaesthetic and our dedicated team will make sure that you are made comfortable and are well looked after. Our practice has received awards for its design and is an extremely welcoming and relaxing environment.
For those patients who are particularly nervous, IV sedation can be made available. Please discuss this with us when you visit for your examination.
How much do dental implants cost?
Every patient has their own unique circumstances and requirements so it is impossible for us to provide a ‘one size fits all’ cost. When you come to the surgery for your examination, we will discuss the costs with you without any obligation or pressure. We also have payment plans available, which can make dental implants much more affordable than you might think. Contact us today to arrange your initial consultation.
Why choose Martin Dental Care?
Let Martin Dental Care take care of your oral health and have confidence that our dental practice in Shawlands, in Glasgow Southside will look after you. We understand that you want someone to listen to your concerns and that some people often find it difficult to even make that first step. Rest assured that at Martin Dental Care you will be seen by one of Scotland’s most experienced Dentists.
The health of our patients is our no.1 priority and we will only recommend dental implants when they are the most appropriate treatment available.