If you’re considering dental implants Edinburgh as a treatment option for missing teeth, it is likely that you have a lot of questions. That is completely normal and we understand that in order for our patients to feel comfortable and safe with us, they need to have all the information before moving forward. Here at Meadowbank Dental, we want the best for everyone that comes to see us. It is important to us that you feel comfortable within our practice and for that reason, we’re dedicated to quality patient care. Dental implants Edinburgh are a great option for those who have lost just one or potentially multiple teeth, however, we will always assess on an individual basis and only make recommendations with your health in mind.
If you’re someone that is thinking about dental implants Edinburgh, be sure to read ahead as our experienced team covers all your most asked questions on the treatment, as well as listing the benefits.
Does it matter how I lost my teeth?
There are a long list of varying reasons as to why someone might have lost their teeth. Perhaps you have experienced trauma to your mouth as a result of a recent injury, or it could have been natural as you started to age. There is also a chance that gum disease or a decay has led to you losing your teeth. Whatever the reason is, implants could be a great option for you. We will be sure to examine your mouth and site area or areas thoroughly during your first consultation with us, before recommending a treatment.
What are implants?
The implant part of this treatment is a small titanium screw. The artificial tooth, however, that is placed on top of the metal screw, is attached by an abutment. It is the artificial prosthetic that will give you the natural look you desire, with the implant offering stability, just as your natural root would do.
What is the process?
The initial process will always begin with a consultation, as mentioned. It is important that we get a full dental history and any further information we need, as well as scans and X-rays of your mouth and jaw. The last thing we want to do is instal an implant into an infected area, or an area that might not take well to the titanium screw. Once the initial appointment has passed, we will instal the screw into your jaw. With some patients, there may be a healing period before the next part of the process. This healing time ensures that the bone and surrounding tissue are fusing correctly with the implant. From here, we will place the prosthetic crown or similar replacement device on top, providing you with a full smile once again.
What are the benefits?
The stability from the titanium screw offers more benefits than you can think of. The implant can last for years to come with the correct care, but it will also offer support to the rest of your jaw and even your facial features, which may have started to appear sunken from the gaps in your smile. It is unlikely that your surrounding teeth will face any damage from this treatment, as we don’t have to use them to secure it. It is important to us that you gain as much confidence as possible from this treatment, so we will always match the artificial tooth in shape, size and colour.