Implant Dentistry & Oral Surgery » Dental Implants
Dental implants are a common and highly effective solution for missing teeth. Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth or even all of your natural teeth. Although they have a higher initial cost than other missing tooth solutions such as bridges or dentures, this is balanced out by a lack of the recurring costs that are associated with alternative treatments.
At Meadowbank Dental Practice, all dental implant surgery is carried out by oral surgery specialist Dr Girish Bharadwaj. Dr Bharadwaj has a special interest in Implantology and has many years of experience working in this field. He qualified in India, studying first at Bangalore University then obtaining a Masters in Dentistry from the University of Kerala, with a focus on Prosthodontics and Maxillofacial Prosthetics. Since then he has undertaken extensive training in oral surgery and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He has been practising Oral Surgery at Meadowbank since 2006 and has a strong interest in bone regeneration. He is a Diplomate of International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Girish lectures widely in oral surgery and implantology and works as an associate specialist in Oral Surgery at Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed directly in the jaw bone to replace a missing tooth or teeth. A crown, denture or bridge can then be securely fitted on top. The end result looks and functions very much like a natural tooth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants have a very high success rate and are a tried and tested method of replacing missing teeth. So long as they are well looked after, dental implants should last for a very long time - perhaps even a lifetime.Benefits include:
- No damage to surrounding teeth, unlike other solutions such as bridges
- Implants integrate with the jaw bone, preventing resorption and gum shrinkage
- Look and function much like natural teeth
- Rigid design, great for biting and chewing
- Easy maintenance and lower recurring costs than other treatments
At Meadowbank we accept referrals for dental implants from practices across Edinburgh and beyond.
I have total confidence in Dr. Bharadwaj.
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