Dental implants are titanium metal screws that are fitted into your jawbone, replacing natural tooth roots. Titanium has been used in dentistry since the mid-20th century due to its ability to bond with bone and because it does not break down in the usually hostile environment of the body.
All dental implants are made from these super little pieces of metal magic, allow dentists to create the ideal instruments for the long-term replacement of your missing teeth. Dental implants in Glasgow could be the answer to your missing teeth prayers.
Why dental implants rather than just a denture or bridge?
Bridges or dentures are created to look and feel as natural as your healthy teeth. They provide a good cosmetic fix to any missing tooth, however if you’ve ever tried to eat a toffee, or reply quickly when you’re wearing them, you know they slip or even fall out. With dental implants your crown, denture or bridge can be fixed into place, creating a very solid biting surface, with no chance of such embarrassment.
How do I get my hands on dental implants in Glasgow?
At Tiwari Watson Dental Care, we offer dental implants as part of our restorative and cosmetic treatments. Initially, you’ll need to come in for a consultation to look at the health of your jawbone and gums. You may need preparatory work to ensure the implant will bond securely, once this has been completed, you will then be booked in for your implant appointment.
Under local anaesthetic, a small hole will be made in your jawbone and the titanium screw placed in the hole. Titanium magic really does kick in now, as your body believes it has a normal tooth root embedded in the jawbone. The bone, soft tissue, blood vessels and even nerves will grow around the screw due to the biocompatibility of the metal with your biochemistry. Over the next several weeks, your new root will be bonded to the bone and then, a new crown or denture can be fixed in place.
Thanks to the wonders of titanium, eating toffees whilst talking with excitement about that new film you’ve just seen, becomes possible and enjoyable with dental implants in Glasgow.