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Looking for a quick, fuss-free way to replace missing teeth? Maybe you’re in search of an alternative to close unsightly gaps?

You’ve come to the right place.

Here at Shawlands Dental Care, we’ve been offering top-quality treatments, including dental implants in Glasgow, to our patients for many years, and we’re dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams.

So, no matter the issues and insecurities you face regarding your teeth, getting dental implants in Glasgow will help improve your self-confidence and restore a healthy smile and a fully functional bite.

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High-quality dental implants in Glasgow

An advanced dental implant procedure could be perfect for you if you have lost most or all your natural teeth.

The dental implant procedure involves attaching a full arch of prosthetic teeth to four or six dental implants, providing a permanent alternative to dentures.

Placing implants in the jaw at certain angles allows your dentist to support an entire bridge of beautiful, high-quality replacement teeth with a small number of implants, rather than using a single implant for each tooth.

Patients who have been turned down for dental implants in the past may be suitable candidates for Same-Day Teeth because these implants are placed toward the front of the mouth in denser bone.

You can receive your new teeth on the same day as your initial implant fitting. Once your implants have been placed, your dentist will attach a provisional bridge, restoring your smile and chewing functionality.

Several months later, once your implants have fully healed, you’ll attend a follow-up appointment to have your temporary bridge swapped out for a permanent one.


Dental implant process in Glasgow

There are several different steps involved in the dental implant process, and it starts with your initial consultation.

This is your chance to discuss your hopes and concerns about the procedure, and you’re dentist to assess your suitability. They’ll also be able to determine whether you need any additional treatments, such as jawbone preparation (bone graft surgery).

If you do need any additional treatments to prepare for dental implants, you’ll need to be fully healed and recovered before you can undergo implant placement.

Our dentists do this by making a small cut in your gum to expose the bone underneath and drilling a hole into the bone where the titanium post will sit.

Your gum will then be closed with stitches if you need them, but not everyone does.

If you opt for same-day smile implants, your new teeth will be restored the same day, but usually, your gums and bone will need time to heal before the abutment is attached. This can take anywhere between 6-12 weeks.

Once you’ve fully healed, your replacement tooth (or teeth) can be fitted, which are custom-made to match the shape and colour of your remaining natural teeth.

Finally, we’ll provide all the necessary aftercare advice and get you booked in for a follow-up appointment to see how you’re getting on with your new smile!

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Dental implants in Glasgow for nervous patients

The dental implant procedure, for some, sounds incredibly daunting. Especially those who already suffer from dental anxiety.

But you shouldn’t let this stop you from achieving your dream smile.

Here at Shawlands Dental Care, we have many tried and tested methods to help you feel much calmer and more comfortable during your treatment – including IV sedation.

IV sedation makes it so that you’re unaware of the treatment, sending you into a sleep-like state so that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort associated with the procedure.

It’s completely safe to use, and our experts are trained to care for sedated patients to ensure ultimate comfort and safety.

To find out more about dental sedation at Shawlands Dental Care, or to discuss getting dental implants in Glasgow, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team!


Benefits of Glasgow dental implants

Every patient is different, so you’ll need your dentist to assess whether dental implants are the best option for you, but they could help enhance your smile by:

    • Preventing bone loss
    • Restoring bite force
    • Keeping adjacent teeth stable
    • Preventing cavities and gum disease
    • Preventing facial sagging and premature ageing

Contact the team at Shawlands Dental Care

Want to know more about dental implants in Glasgow? Ready to book a consultation with our expert dentists?

We’re here for you!

To get in touch, call 0141 632 1378 or email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch with more information about the incredible All-on-4® and All-on-6® Same-Day Teeth method, or to arrange your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions 

There’s no age limit on dental implants, and age alone shouldn’t stop you from exploring your options.

So long as you’re in overall good health and have sufficient bone density, dental implants could be the best option to restore your smile.

However, it may be too late to consider dental implants if you’re suffering from prolonged tooth loss, advanced gum disease or certain systemic health conditions – as they can make the placement and healing processes more challenging.

To find out if dental implants are suitable for you, book a consultation with our expert team at Shawlands Dental Care!

The surgery itself shouldn’t be painful, as such, as our dentists will numb your mouth with local anaesthetic.

However, you may feel a slight pressure whilst we work, but it shouldn’t cause any discomfort.

If you’re nervous about getting implants, we also offer IV sedation to put you to sleep during the procedure – meaning you won’t feel anything at all. If this is something you’d be interested in, be sure to let a member of our team know!

After we’ve placed your implants, you might experience some soreness, swelling, bleeding or bruising. 

This is totally normal and nothing to worry about, and should improve within a week post-surgery.

In the meantime, you can ease any discomfort with over-the-counter painkillers, like paracetamol or ibuprofen.

To be eligible for dental implants, your mouth needs to be in a healthy condition.

If you’ve been told you aren’t suitable for dental implants, there may be a few reasons why. 

Some of these reasons include:

  • You have active gum disease – Gum disease creates an environment that increases the risk of infection around dental implants, which can lead to failure or even loss of the implant.
  • You smoke (including e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco) – Whilst it’s possible to still have dental implants if you smoke, your dentist will recommend that you quit before undergoing the surgery. This is because it can make the procedure much more complicated, and makes the implants more likely to fail.
  • You drink heavily – Drinking over the recommended units of alcohol per week can lead to various symptoms, including dry mouth. When your implants are healing, this dryness allows excess bacteria to build up, and with no saliva to wash it away, you’re more prone to infection and implant failure.
  • You have uncontrolled diabetes – If you have uncontrolled diabetes, you may be more prone to gum disease, dry mouth and impaired wound healing, which all complicate the dental implant process.

These issues can be rectified, by seeking additional dental treatment to eliminate gum disease, quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol consumption and getting any health conditions, like diabetes, under control, to reduce the risk of complications.

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Got my implant tooth fitted here by Dr Ahmed and Lauren. Only in my 30’s and felt self conscious about having to take my front tooth out! Once I even lost it and had to walk around with my mouth…

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All staff are super friendly. Lauren and Michaela were extremely helpful in explaining all parts of the invisalign process and walking me through the different paths for straightening my teeth and fixing issues I have with my bite. I would…

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Super pleasant experience- the staff are dead nice and the place has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Everything was dealt in a very professional matter and rather quick. Waiting area is spotless and very comfortable. Two receptionists were extremely…

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This practice is honestly hands down the best I've ever been to. The staff are so friendly, warm and welcoming and the practice is very modern and clean. I hadn't been for years and am extremely phobic of the dentist…

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Had my tooth implant over 3 years ago here. Never had any issues with it. It’s not a visible tooth (far right at the very back) so not a big issue for cosmetic reasons but I eat more on that…

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Excellent staff - always very polite and smiling! My dentist, James, is fantastic. I couldn't be happier with the treatment I have received here. I definitely recommend!

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Highly recommend this practice and especially Alan Howie. I used to be terrified of the dentist but Alan is patient, understanding and calming. After avoiding the dentist for a long time, Alan made me a treatment plan and explained everything…

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Really friendly practice. Had a great experience with Dr Haroon Ismail having braces and other work done. Really happy with the results. Good, fair pricing and service. Highly recommend.

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I cannot recommend Shawlands Dental Care highly enough. The staff are incredibly friendly and make you feel completely at ease. They go well above and beyond for their patients - From Alex at reception who is both helpful and accommodating…

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This practice is honestly hands down the best I've ever been to. The staff are so friendly, warm and welcoming and the practice is very modern and clean. I hadn't been for years and am extremely phobic of the dentist…

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