Losing teeth means losing your freedom of choice. Even losing just one tooth can affect how you go about your life. If the gap is at the front of your mouth, you may find it harder to bite into certain foods, and you may give up smiling so broadly. If it’s nearer the back, chewing can become harder.
Also, when you lose a tooth, the other teeth around it become destabilised and can start to twist or lean into the gap, and maybe even fall out.
There are 3 ways to replace teeth, but only one, dental implants in Glasgow, gives you back your full freedom. Here at Tiwari Watson Dental Care, Joseph Watson and David Chan are highly skilled and experienced in fitting dental implants.
How dental implants in Glasgow work
Dental implants are different from dentures and fixed bridgework because they replace the entire tooth, root and all. Having roots is vital to the work that teeth need to do, that is biting and chewing. The jaw muscle creates powerful forces to carry out these actions and it needs teeth that can stay still to achieve them. With the artificial roots of dental implants in Glasgow, patients can expect to get back their full chewing force, which, in adult males, is about 200lb or 97kg.
The dental implants are inserted into specially created channels in the jawbone. Over the next 2-6 months, they fuse with the bone. This is possible because dental implants are made from titanium, a metal that the body sees as part of itself, which is very unusual.
Once the implant has fused with the body, you can use your new teeth to eat whatever you like.
Sometimes, our dentists will wait until the implant integration process is complete before adding your new crowns. In other instances, you may have them fitted immediately. Either way, you can’t use the full force of your chew until the implants have integrated.
Two implants are required for a 3 tooth bridge. This means that you don’t need to have an implant to replace every tooth.