It’s only when you have lost teeth that you can really understand how important they are to the fundamental activities of being alive. Teeth are in use all day, every day. We’re either eating with them, or talking and laughing with them, or smiling with them. Even when we are alone, reading or working, we often catch ourselves clacking our teeth together.
Having replacement teeth that do as good a job as the ones we have lost was the goal for many centuries of dental research. Dentures are an early invention, going back centuries. The materials have improved hugely, but there’s no getting away from the fact that they rely on adherence to the gums for stability, giving, at best, only about a quarter of the chewing ability of natural teeth.
Fixed bridgework offers greater stability but at the price of sacrificing the stand-alone integrity of neighbouring teeth, which are ground into pegs that are covered with buttress crowns.
Thankfully, the latest generation of replacement teeth, dental implants in Glasgow, give you back full chewing power without damaging surrounding teeth.
The way dental implants in Glasgow do this is by replacing the root of the tooth with a titanium post or screw that is inserted into the jawbone.
Here at Tiwari Watson Dental Care, we have 2 highly experienced dental implant dentists: Dr Joe Watson and Dr David Chan. They can fit you with implants to replace a single tooth, several teeth or even all of your teeth.
The first step to getting dental implants in Glasgow is to come along for a consultation. We can discuss your needs and tell you more about the multi-stage process of getting dental implants fitted.
The dental surgeons will use x-rays and scans to look at the density of your jawbone. If it has lost density, we can rebuild the bone with the use of bone grafts or sinus lifts.
We can also use implants to stabilise dentures. Or we can use a technique called All-on-4 that replaces an entire arch of teeth on just 4-6 implants.
Book a consultation now and let’s get started on the road to better teeth.