Dental Implants Kirkintilloch
Unsightly spaces, failing teeth, loose dentures – dental implants can be used to fill the gaps, replace a full arch of teeth (to replace a denture) or simply to make dentures more stable. With a good consultation and thorough planning, usually involving CT scans, we can let you know about suitability and then offer the solution to the dental problem you may have
Reasons to choose Mackenzie Dental for Dental Implants!
Your questions answered...
A: When a tooth is lost, the root which holds the visible portion of the tooth is also lost, which means there is nothing to hold a viable replacement such as a crown. A dental implant overcomes this by using a metal artificial root to replicate the function of the natural root.
On top of this fixture, we can then fit a crown which restores the function of the missing tooth.
A: Dental implants have been used for many years to replace missing teeth. Similar to natural teeth, they can be damaged by poor oral hygiene and trauma. However well cared for implants can last for many years.
A: Generally we always numb the area where the dental implant is being placed using local anaesthetic, however when this wears off, you may feel experience some bruising and discomfort which could last for a few days, this is completely normal and can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relief medication such as paracetemol.
However, if you’re particularly nervous about the procedure, discuss with your dentist, as they may be able to offer dental sedation.
A: Generally dental implants are not available on the NHS except in rare cases such as tooth loss following serious dental trauma.
A: Treatment can usually take up to 6 months, but every patient is different and may need various levels of preparation before the implant can be placed such as bone grafting or extractions.
Your dentist will perform a full examination and will advise more accurately what is required in terms of preparation treatment and how long your treatment will likely take.