Losing your teeth to physical injury or poor dental health can leave your confidence significantly knocked. Dentures have long been available to treat the problem of tooth loss, but nowadays dental implants are increasingly considered a better alternative to dentures.
In Edinburgh, dental implants are available at Polwarth Dental Clinic. We provide this clinically proven treatment to restore the loss of one, several or all teeth.
How will you be treated?
Dental implants in Edinburgh are often viewed as a scary and time consuming treatment. For this reason, it is important to consider what your treatment will be like before deciding if this procedure is right for you. For starters, dental implants consist of 3 different parts: a metal screw inserted into your jawbone known as an implant, the fake tooth known as a crown, and the metal abutment that connects the implant and crown together.
Before your treatment begins, we will go over the specifics of your treatment plan so you will know exactly what you’re getting when it comes to dental implants in Edinburgh. Treatment involves a minor surgical procedure that takes a couple of hours, depending on how many teeth you have lost, as this determines how many implants you’ll need. Just one dental implant can hold multiple replacement teeth.
After your surgery, depending on how stable the implants are, our dentists will decide whether the crown will be fitted immediately or as is more common, after a couple months of healing.
The advantages of dental implants
The lengthy and intimidating nature of dental implant surgery leaves many fearful of choosing this treatment. However, it is worth knowing that implants are an effective and enduring means of having your teeth replaced. Like natural teeth, the lifespan of a dental implant is as long as you properly care for it. This means routine dental check-ups, hygienist cleanings, and brushing and flossing at home.
With your dental implants in place, you can look forward to eating a full range of foods again, smiling with confidence and avoiding jawbone deterioration and gum recession, which is common with untreated tooth loss. If you would like to enjoy the lasting benefits of dental implants in Edinburgh, simply get in touch with our friendly practice.