Did you know that dental implants were initially developed for elderly people with many missing teeth? However, they quickly developed into one of the biggest success stories of modern dentistry. Unlike other tooth replacement options, they’re incredibly durable and long lasting.
Dental implants in Glasgow have many uses. Because they are attached to the jawbone, they create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that look and function just like natural teeth.
At Tiwari Watson, Joseph Watson and David Chan, our talented implant dentists, will examine your teeth thoroughly and determine your eligibility for dental implants in Glasgow.
Behind the façade – how do dental implants work?
Dental implants are very small posts made of titanium, which are gently placed into the jawbone where missing teeth used to stand. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing and the implant treatment recommended by our implant dentists, you can have one, 2 or more dental implants embedded into your jawbone. These titanium anchors mimic your natural tooth roots and so form the base for the attachment of your replacement teeth.
The bone has the ability to bond with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for crowns, bridges or dentures. Small abutments are then attached to the dental implants that protrude through the gums. These abutments will be invisible once the replacement teeth have been placed. The entire process can take from 2-6 months and most patients are able to return to their everyday activities almost immediately after the implant operation.
Advantages of having dental implants in Glasgow
Dental implants are very beneficial in many ways. Unlike dentures and bridges, they reduce the load on the natural teeth by offering independent support and retention to crowns, bridges or dentures. Moreover, they preserve natural tooth tissue by avoiding the need to damage neighbouring teeth for support, just like conservative bridges do.
Furthermore, dental implants have the ability to preserve the jawbone and reduce the need for future restorative treatment. Experience has shown that dental implants last longer than any other tooth replacement option and with good oral care, they may even last a lifetime. Finally, dental implants restore your biting and chewing function and help improve your collapsed facial contours.