A Long-Lasting Solution for Missing Teeth
Are you suffering from missing teeth? Are you tired of the discomfort and inconvenience associated with traditional dentures? Dental implants might be perfect for you.
At Envisage Dentistry Cumbernauld, our Dentist Dr. Andrew Davidson has a special interest in Dental Implants.
Whether you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Andrew Davidson can help explore the best solution for you. With experience in implant dentistry, Andrew is committed to helping his patients achieve the healthy and beautiful smile they desire.
Dr. Andrew Davidson
GDC number 228071
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that mimics a tooth root and is precisely positioned in the jawbone beneath the gum line through a surgical procedure. This enables your dentist to securely attach replacement teeth or a dental bridge in that location. In contrast to dentures, implants are not susceptible to loosening.
How does it work?
Over the course of several months, the Dental Implant is integrated into the bone, establishing a stable platform for supporting replacement teeth. Typically, Dental Implants feature an internal screw thread that allows for the attachment of various components. Once these components are in place, they serve as the foundation for the long-term support of crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Following the healing phase, your dentist can initiate the restoration of the new tooth by fixing a crown or bridgework. Alternatively, two or more implants can be used to securely hold a denture, restoring natural functions.
The procedure involves a period of initial integration, during which the implant fuses to the bone. This phase is known as osseointegration, which signifies the fusion of the titanium implant with your natural bone tissue, boasting a 90% success rate.
Dr. Andrew Davidson can help you determine the best option for your needs. Click below and send us a message via our website contact form to arrange a free consultation.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Although dentures can offer a practical and visually pleasing solution for missing teeth, they may bring about discomfort and inconvenience, particularly if they slip or shift during eating or speaking. In contrast, Dental Implants present a more permanent and comfortable solution that preserves your speech and dietary habits.
A great benefit of Dental Implants is their significant enhancement of speech, a challenge frequently encountered with traditional dentures, which can create a “foreign object” feeling in the mouth. Additionally, the absence of teeth contributes to bone loss, further impacting speech. Dental Implants, however, prevent this deterioration and can restore natural speech.
Eat a Normal Diet
You can look forward to eating again with Dental Implants. Dental Implants help restore the normal mouth function for our patients compared to traditional dentures. You will be able to enjoy a normal, varied diet as your ability to bite and chew will be restored.
Protection for Remaining Teeth
When a tooth is missing, the bone that once supported is resorbed, impacting the surrounding teeth and their roots. Dental Implants offer a secure foundation for the new tooth or teeth, preserving the bone structure and averting additional damage.
Breakdown and Cost
|Individual implant cost
Multiple implants-subject to change dependent on patient and number of implants
|Additional bridge tooth
Frequently Asked Questions
Is everyone suitable for Dental Implants?
While Dental Implants are suitable for the majority of people who have lost a tooth, several teeth or even all of their teeth, there are few situations when implants are not suitable.
Call us on 01236 724891. to book an initial consultation to find out if you might be the right candidate.
Can I replace dentures with Dental Implants?
Yes, you can – and it will be life-changing. Dental Implants are a great alternative to traditional dentures. With implants, there is no worry of teeth slipping or falling out, and no need to avoid any activities or specific foods. Additionally, there are no clasps, clips, or plastic covering the roof of the mouth.
How painful is the Dental Implant procedure?
Although some discomfort is expected with any oral surgical procedure, many implant patients comment that they are pleasantly surprised by how mild and brief any discomfort is.
How should I look after Dental Implants?
Just like with natural teeth, Dental Implants require:
- Regular brushing and care, similar to natural teeth.
- Routine visits to your dentist and hygienist are necessary for review and maintenance.
- Flossing (although different techniques may be required).