A dental implant is a small titanium metal root, which is gently and carefully placed into the jaws under the gum line. After a short period of time to allow the bone to grow and fuse with the implant (a process called osseo-integration), the implant can be used for a variety of purposes. These include supporting a porcelain crown to replace a missing tooth, porcelain bridges to replace missing teeth. Removable dentures can be held more secure and steady by implants, and is a cost effective way of improving the function and confident of denture wearers in every day life.
1) Preservation of facial support and bone structure.
When teeth are lost, the jaw bones shrink away, which can lead to an aged appearance. The placement of a dental implant helps preserve bone and stimulate bone growth.
2) Preservation of natural teeth.
The replacement of missing teeth by bridgework often involves cutting down and preparing healthy teeth, which in the long term can lead to the loss of the supporting teeth. Dentures increase the susceptibility of the wearer to gum disease and dental decay due to increased plaque levels and difficulty in cleaning the supporting teeth effectively. The use of dental implants to replace missing teeth avoids the need to prepare teeth, and can prevent against dental disease.
3) Improved quality of life and comfort.
Denture wearers often experience reduced satisfaction in eating and smiling due to the looseness of their dentures. Dentures rest upon the gum, irritating the gum and causing shrinkage of the underlying bone. The dentures can move and slip around causing discomfort in the mouth with reduced confidence of the wearer in social situations.
Dental Implants can improve people’s quality of life, by supporting and holding the denture steady, giving an improved confidence in the ability to chew and enjoyment of social situations.
At Peppermint, our dental surgeons have undergone extended training and are experienced in the placement and restoration of dental implants in Glasgow. Flexible payment options - Dental implant plans from £75 per month over a 3 year period.
Why not contact us on 0141 332 8895 to see what implants can do for you?
The Advantages of Teeth Implants
Maintains jaw bone
Most like natural teeth
Creates normal bite force
Maintains normal B12, folic acid and albumin levels
Aids normal healthy digestion
No denture adhesive required
No acrylic on the roof of your mouth
Fixed, secure with no movement
Gives back freedom to enjoy your favourite foods again
Causes loss (thinning) of jaw bone
Reduces bite force
Reduces normal health digestion
Reduces normal B12, folic acid and albumin levels
Increased mobility over time
Denture adhesive required
Acrylic on the roof of your mouth
Loose and mobile
Limited food choices