As we get older our teeth can take quite the toll from our diet, the way we brush and just through general wear and tear that can accumulate over time. This slow march of damage can be quite devastating if it’s left unchecked, but there are ways in which we can save your smile.
One particular procedure we would recommend would be the introduction of implanted teeth. Here are a few helpful facts about why you should consider coming by our practice for dental implants in Glasgow.
What is a dental implant?
Before you go booking your appointment for dental implants in Glasgow, here’s a little background information to get you up to speed. The procedure basically involves the insertion of a prosthetic tooth underneath your gums and into your jawbone that’s held in place with a sterilised titanium screw. From there the bone should start to heal back around the screw and the idea is that it will create a stable base for your implant to rest on, to stop it from coming loose.
What does the treatment involve?
When you first come in for dental implants in Glasgow you will usually go through a consultation first. From there your dentist may inspect and clean the area before performing a casting and shading match. These are done to make sure that the implant that’s going to be introduced not only is the same colour, but that it is also the same shape as your other teeth and it will fit into its new home.
The cast will then be sent off to a laboratory that will produce your new implant, this will then be fitted through a process of minor surgery that involves the use of a local anesthetic.
At Tiwari Watson Dental Care we will take the utmost care to ensure your new implant not only fits perfectly, but it also blends in naturally. Our talented team of Joseph Watson and David Chan will provide a welcoming and professional environment as you undergo your minor makeover.
Why should I consider implants?
There are a lot of good reasons to consider this treatment to solve your smile woes.
For example, the replica tooth is a natural looking replacement and it can be incredibly difficult to spot the difference between it and your normal teeth. It’s also very sturdy so you don’t have to worry about making any drastic diet changes.
Caring for your new implant
After leaving the practice, and of course arranging your transport home with help, since you’re going to still be under the influence of anesthetic, it will be up to you to look after your implant. Keeping it clean couldn’t be easier, just give it a light brushing every day as part of your normal oral hygiene routine. Although, try to not press your toothbrush too hard as you could damage the implant or irritate your gums as they try to heal.
These are just a few of our helpful facts about our implant treatment. If you would like to know more about this procedure or are curious about what it can offer you, then ask our team on your next appointment.