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06/10/2023

Which type of dental implants are right for me?

If your missing teeth are getting you down, and you’re looking for a fast, fuss-free solution to close those unsightly gaps, dental implants could be exactly what you need.

Regardless of the reason for your tooth loss, dental implants will not only restore a functional bite but improve your smile confidence by a landslide – making laughing with friends, chatting with colleagues and smiling for family photos much easier.

Since their debut in 1965, dental implants have come a long way.

Now, they’re much more inclusive, and there are plenty of different types to suit just about everyone.

And this begs the question:

What are the different types of dental implants, and which is right for me?

Here, our experts at Shawlands Dental Care discuss the different types of dental implants in Glasgow and how they could help you achieve your smile goals.

 

Single tooth dental implants

Single tooth dental implants in Glasgow provide the perfect solution for patients who have lost just a single tooth.

Whether your tooth loss is a result of an injury or you’ve had to have it removed as part of your gum disease treatment, a single tooth implant will fill in the gap, making it easier to eat, talk and smile as normal.

A titanium screw will be inserted into the jawbone and left to heal for around 3-6 months to fuse with the jawbone before your permanent dental crown is placed over the top.

This will look and feel just as your natural tooth once did, so you don’t have to worry about having to adjust your lifestyle to accommodate your new tooth or anyone noticing you’ve had a dental implant fitted.

If you have active, untreated gum disease, you won’t be able to get a dental implant and you’ll need to get this issue under control before you can undergo treatment.

 

Implant retained dentures

If you’ve had your dentures for a while and are sick of the constant slipping and sliding,  implant retained dentures in Glasgow will be right up your street.

There’s nothing worse than your dentures moving around whilst you’re out at a restaurant with family or giving an important presentation in front of your colleagues, but you won’t have to worry about this if you opt for  implant-retained dentures.

Implant-retained dentures rely on two (at the very least, in most cases) implants, which are inserted into the jaw for your dentures to clip onto.

Being able to clip your dentures into place like this provides much more comfort and stability, and also stimulates the growth of new bone in your jaw – preventing facial sagging and other issues as you age. 

 

Same-day teeth

For those who want to get their dental implant treatment over and done with in the quickest, most fuss-free way possible, same-day teeth – AKA all-on-4 or all-on-6 dental implants – are the way to go.

As the name suggests, same-day teeth allow patients the opportunity to replace broken, rotten or missing teeth with a set of four to six dental implants in just one day.

These implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone, and a custom-made, temporary bridge is placed over the top to support them. However, in some circumstances the bridge is not possible on the same day as the implant, so the patient will require dentures.After around three months, this will be replaced with your permanent bridge.

 

Ready to book a consultation for dental implants in Glasgow?

Interested in getting dental implants in Glasgow, but not sure which type is right for you?

This is where we come in, here at Shawlands Dental Care.

During your initial consultation, our experts will examine your mouth, take time to understand your concerns and wishes for your smile once it has been restored, and recommend the most suitable treatment option from here.

To book a consultation with us, give our friendly reception team a call today on 01416 321 378. Or, you can head over to our handy online booking system to view our available appointment times, select the date and time that best suits you, and we’ll look forward to meeting you at the practice!

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