Are you missing teeth and looking for a way to restore your smile with lasting results? If you do not like the idea of removable dentures or bridges, then you may be a good candidate for dental implants. Dental implants can create a reliable, sustainable solution to patients who are missing one or several teeth.
At Meadowbank Dental Practice, we use dental implants to secure crowns, bridges or dentures directly into your jawbone. Dental implants are stable, durable and can last for many years without the need to be replaced. However, you may be surprised to know that dental implants in Edinburgh are not for everyone.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small, titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone, replacing missing tooth roots. Because they are made of titanium, a material that is highly compatible with the human body, dental implants have the ability to fuse with the jawbone and help regenerate bone tissue.
What oral problems do dental implants solve?
Dental implants have come a long way and there are no longer used only for replacing single missing teeth. They can replace multiple teeth where a dental bridge may be used, while they can also be used to support a fixed denture to replace all of a patient’s teeth. In some cases, patients can have new teeth in only one day (i.e. Same Day Teeth, All-on-4).
How long is the dental implant process?
The dental implant process can take anywhere from 2-6 months. Once the dental implant is attached to the jawbone, your dentist will wait for a few weeks until it has fused to the bone tissue. Once this process is completed, your dentist will attach a prosthetic tooth – this can be a crown, bridge, or denture.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
In order to have dental implants placed in your jawbone, you will need enough bone mass to support them. Moreover, patients who are in good health tend to be better candidates for dental implants.
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Are you interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants in Edinburgh? Contact us today and we will book an appointment for you.