Dental Implants in Glasgow City Centre
Dental Implants are now a well-accepted way of replacing teeth. The loss of a tooth can be due to many reasons such as decay, accident, congenital defect or gum disease. An implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned, by an Implant Dentist, into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows the dentist to mount replacement teeth in the form of a crown or bridge. This makes implants a fantastic alternative to dentures, dentures can require sticky adhesive to prevent them slipping out of place whilst talking and eating, with implants you don’t have this worry.
How much does it cost?
Prices start from £2200 per implant, we offer 0% finance options to help cover the cost.
Is an implant placement painful?
At our dental implant clinic in Glasgow, you can expect that the placement process for an implant will be largely painless. Once the implant is in place, there may be some initial discomfort as the body starts to heal. After the implant is placed, the area will need to heal for several months before the final restoration can be placed. During this time, we will monitor the healing process and make sure that the implant is properly integrated into the jawbone. Once the implant is fully healed, we will attach the abutment and crown to the implant, completing the restoration process.
How soon can I return to work after treatment?
You can return to work the following day, unless otherwise stated by your dentist. You may require some mild pain killers for a few days to ease any discomfort.
When will I receive my new teeth?
The process time for fitting a dental implant may vary from person to person, as your dentist must take into account factors like the level of bone density in your jaw, as well as your existing health. Generally speaking, the entire process from start to finish can take several months. This includes the surgical appointment for insertion, a period of healing and osseointegration where the bone and implant fuse together, and then the final stage when the crown or bridge is placed onto the implant.
It is important to note that the healing process is a gradual one, and it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome. During the healing period, your dentist may need to adjust the implant to ensure it is properly aligned and secure. After the implant is fitted, you may need to attend regular check-ups to ensure it is functioning correctly.
How long can implants last?
The longevity of dental implants once they have been fitted is impressive; with continued care and consistency with regular check-ups with your dentist, they are likely to last a lifetime. This means that you won’t need to regularly replace them or purchase new ones every few years as you may with regular removable dentures. Additionally, they are designed to fit securely into your jawbone, meaning you won’t need to constantly adjust them like dentures tend to require.
What is the success rate of a dental implant?
The success rate of dental implants is very high, with scientific studies showing 95% of dental implants are still functioning after 15 years. It is because of this high success rate that we highly recommend them for anyone missing teeth; however, it is important to note that certain health factors may affect success rate, such as chronic diseases or health conditions.
It is important to note that the success rate of dental implants can vary depending on the individual. Factors such as age, lifestyle, and oral hygiene can all play a role in the success of the implant. Additionally, the type of implant used can also affect the success rate. For example, implants made from titanium are known to have a higher success rate than those made from other materials.