DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental Implants are often the ideal treatment to replace missing teeth or spaces within the mouth. They can restore quality of life, comfort and aesthetics with artificial teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth that have been lost. They are small biocompatible titanium cylinders which are placed as an artificial root into missing tooth area and surgically guided into the bone for strength and stability.

ADVANTAGES OF IMPLANTS

Reliable long term results - Dental Implants are one of the most permanent treatment options we have when compared to dentures and bridges. With good hygiene and regular maintenance, implants can last as long as natural teeth

Eat,speak and laugh - with dentures and removable appliances, patients often fear these activities that dislodge the denture. Implants being a fixed solution, patients don’t have to worry about removing dentures to eat and sleep, more importantly no more embarrassing situations when speaking and laughing. And patients can return to eating all there favourite foods

Protect neighbouring teeth - neighbouring teeth are often prepared or ground down to facilitate other treatments, such a bridges to replace these spaces

Preserve facial structure and bone loss - Losing a tooth begins the process of bone loss which can affect the shape of your face. Dental implants like teeth stimulate the jaw and prevent bone loss, helping to prevent these changes.

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IMPLANT OPTIONS IN GLASGOW

Beginning your dental implant journey, starts with a consultation at 1 Smile. Every patients implants and treatments are bespoke, the consultation allows you the patient to discuss your goals and desired treatment.

During the consultation, the implantologist or treatment coordinator will discuss your treatment goals, the next steps and estimated costs.More importantly allows you time to ask any queries regarding treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment planning

After the initial consultation, you will have a clinical examination to assess your suitability for dental implants. We will take x rays, CBCT scan and a 3D scan of your existing teeth, giving the team all the information and requirements for your dental implant. Once all the information has been recorded, the dentist can then accurately plan your case. We will then walk you through the procedure, time line and cost, ask should you wish to go ahead we will get a signed treatment plan and begin the treatment phase.

IMPLANT PLACEMENT

Placing an implant is simple procedure often completed under local anaethestic. Once the implant area is fully numb, the dentist will lift some gum and place the implant in the planned area. Then sutures will be placed close the gum.

We will review the implant in 2 weeks to ensure adequate healing and maintenance. Then once the implant has fully healed and integrated we can plan your crown, deciding the size, shape and shade. We have temporary teeth to fill these implant spaces until your permanent implant teeth are ready.In select cases we can restore the implant on the same day as the implant placement.

FITTING YOUR TEETH

Once you’ve had the implant placed, it’s normal to wait between four and eight months for the implant to fully bond with your jawbone.

Once it’s healed, your permanent replacement tooth or teeth can be fitted. This includes the abutment (a small post attached to the top of the implant, which in turn supports the false tooth) and crowns, which are custom-made to fit the size, shape and colour of the teeth they’re replacing.

AFTERCARE

During and after the treatment, we’ll give you all the advice you need to help you look after your implants. It’s important to follow the aftercare instructions carefully. Your dentist will also advise when they need to see you for follow-up appointments, so they can make sure your implant is secure and healthy

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