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Dental implants
A dental implant is a small
titanium rod, shaped like
the root of your tooth.
It is used to support
crowns or bridgework
that can replace missing
teeth or to stabilise loose
dentures
Implants are made from titanium, combining strength with biocompatibility.
The image above shows bone attaching onto the surface of an
implant.
This creates a stable platform for the new teeth.
A dental implant consists of the following three parts:
Crown: the replacement for a natural tooth
which is also known as a ‘restoration’
Implants are a safe, well-established,
tried-and-tested
treatment. Dental
Abutment: the part which connects the
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can last a lifetime depending on how well
you look after them.
The implant: a titanium rod which acts as a
‘root’, ready for a replacement crown
Anyone who is missing one, or more, of their teeth can be
considered for dental implant treatment.
This may be due to:
- Injury or trauma
- Fractured roots
- Infection
- Gum disease
- Previous poor dentistry (sadly!!)
Implants can also be used to stabilise and secure denture.
One of the most important aspects of your
treatment is the planning.
We use a combination of x-rays, CT scans and
3D imaging to gather the maximum amount of
pre-op information, allowing us to plan your
case for optimum results.
How do Dental Implants Work?
The implant integrates with your bone to provide a stable
support for the new teeth.
Crowns, bridgework and dentures mounted onto implants
won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important
benefit when eating and speaking.
This secure fit helps the teeth feel more natural.
A single tooth replaced with a dental implant and crown
Full upper jaw reconstruction
A full smile makeover with
implant bridge on upper left side
Two single front teeth replaced with a dental
implant and crown
Treatment times vary for individual patients, however it typically
takes 4 - 6 months to complete treatment. Larger cases may take
longer.
During this 'healing period' it is paramount that we provide
you with temporary teeth.
When we get an injury, the human body releases proteins
(growth factors) to stimulate the healing process.
Dr Callum Graham uses PRGF®- Endoret® technology as a
source for growth factors.
The patient's blood plasma contains these proteins. By
concentrating them we can speed up the regeneration
process.
Once PRGF®- Endoret® is applied to the treatment area, the
regeneration process is considerably accelerated.
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What are the advantages of dental implants
over dentures and bridges?
Reduced bone loss
Normally, the bone tissue surrounding the root of your tooth is maintained
by your body’s natural renewal process. However, if you loose a tooth, you
will be left with a hole where your tooth root used to be and the bone
around this area will slowly begin to disappear (atrophy) which may change
the shape of your jaw. A dental implant placed in that area can actually
stimulate bone growth and production, preventing loss of valuable bone
structure. In some patients where bone loss is substantial, a PRGF® may be
required while placing a dental implant. Bone loss is a problem for people
who have dentures, and as the shape of the jaw slowly changes, the
dentures need to be adjusted or re-made to fit the new shape of the jaw.
Bone loss can also make a person look older, since the area around the
mouth can sag as bone is lost.
Improved function
Once dental implants are fully integrated into your jaw, they function
just as well as your own natural teeth: you can eat the foods you want
and speak with complete confidence.
No need to drill or remove any healthy tooth structure
When replacing missing teeth with dental bridges, the teeth adjacent to the gap
need to be prepared and healthy tooth structure is removed to accommodate a
crown or bridge abutment to fit over the top of the tooth. In the future, if one of
the supporting teeth is damaged, the entire bridge restoration will also be
compromised, whereas with an implant, the restoration is independent of any of
your other teeth.
By replacing lost teeth with an implant, no support is required of the adjacent
teeth, and your natural teeth do not need to be prepared.
Better aesthetics
A dental implant should be almost indistinguishable from your
surrounding natural teeth. Dentures can come loose and look
unnatural if they do not blend with your gums, and some bridges
and dentures have unsightly metal clasps to hold them in place.
Dental implants provide a much better cosmetic and functional
end result.
Improved dental hygiene
Unlike bridges and dentures, which require special cleaning
instructions and extra attention, dental implants just need regular
brushing, flossing and dental hygiene appointments, just like your
natural teeth.
If you not sure are you a suitable candidate
for dental implants....
...book your
FREE IMPLANT CONSULTATION
today !
118 Queen’ Drive Dental Practice
G42 8BJ
Glasgow
0141 423 5161
E: [email protected]
http://www.glasgowdentist.co.uk
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