Dental Implants Glasgow

Do you have missing or damaged teeth and want a long-term solution which feels and looks great? Consider dental implants. Glasgow smiles better with a full set of teeth!

Advantages of Dental Implants

  • Keep your natural smile and face shape
  • Stable and long-lasting
  • Avoid the need for dentures
  • Worry less about what you eat
  • Protect healthy teeth
  • It’s the next best thing to having your own teeth back

We have before-and-after images of dental implants Glasgow style and details of the cost of dental implants.

Don’t forget your initial consultation in our Glasgow surgery is completely free of charge.

The dental implants team in Glasgow is led by Dr Brendan Murphy. Check out a recent dental implants case study.

2213219a014f38a80551bd906632511fc890d057One of our dental implant patients was more than happy to talk about his experience with us. Visit our patient testimonials page to hear what he had to say.

The Technical Bit: The Latest Technology in Dental Implants

At Crystal Dental we use use Laser-Lok implants from BioHorizons, which utilise the latest technology for maximising implant integration with bone. These dental implants come in several lengths and widths which means we can select exactly the right size depending on the available ridge of bone. In thinner ridges it’s sometimes necessary to use graft materials which can cover exposed parts of implants and add bulk to the gum tissues.


After Your Dental Implants Treatment

Implants are considered to be one of the most successful types of dental treatment and typically, 95% of patients have no pain, swelling or infection around implants after 5 years.

There is no guarantee, however, that they will last forever and it is principally the care of gums around your implants, which dictates the long-term prognosis.

We offer non-smokers a guarantee that should an implant fail within one year, it will be replaced free of charge.

Peri-implantitis is a condition which can affect the gums around implants causing bone loss. When early diagnosis occurs, peri-implantitis is treatable: it must occur quickly to arrest bone loss as soon as possible.

Fractures in porcelain crown/bridgework or damage to acrylic prosthetic teeth may occur if you use your new ‘teeth’ to bite excessively hard on certain non-food materials. These include tomato sauce/condiment sachets, sellotape, sweetie wrappers, fingernails and similar materials which require a simultaneous biting and pulling action.

The following advice concerns all patients who have received dental implant treatment:

  • Brush around teeth and implants twice daily. Brush the inside as much as the outside. Time brushing to last 2.5-3 minutes.
  • Clean in between implants twice daily using floss/tepe interdental brushes once daily.
  • Visit a dental hygienist every 3-6 months to ensure that implants are scaled/polished with specialist instruments as advised. This also applies to patients without any remaining teeth.
  • Return to Dr Murphy for annual checkups and xrays of implants. This is to ensure that bone levels are closely monitored and the areas around your implant are free of significant inflammation, thereby maximising the longevity of dental implant treatments. (Examination fee £19; xrays £11).
  • If you smoke, please stop. It is never too late to have a positive effect on remaining teeth and implants going forward. Failing cessation, please cut down on all forms of nicotine with a view to stopping in the long term.

Video Transcript

Dr. Murphy describes the dental implant procedure:

A dental implant is effectively a hollow screw which has an external thread. That engages with the bone.
We would prepare a small cavity in the bone and we would insert the implant. It attaches to the bone over a period, usually, of a couple of months.
We are able to put crowns on implants. We can put bridge work on implants and we can also put dentures on implants, attach plastic to implants which means effectively patients will have something that is fixed, they can chew very well with and it’s a very useful way of restoring the dentition to its original form, in other words giving you your smile back and giving you good function again.
A dental implant is an ideal way of putting teeth back where there are gaps. It’s not the same as having your own tooth. However it’s the next best thing.

If you have more questions about dental implants and whether they are right for you check out our FAQ page.


Questions about Mini Dental Implants?

If you would like to know about mini dental implants we answer many of the most popular questions on that page.

Links

You can read more about dental implants on the Dental Health Foundation website.

There is also great information on dental implants on the Association of Dental Implantology website.

Dental Implants – A Glasgow success story

Before the advent of dental implants Glasgow was a city of broken smiles. But thanks to the rise of these remarkable dental technologies we are now able to replace broken and missing teeth and there is no longer an excuse to mind the gap.

Dental Implants Glasgow forms part of the Cosmetic Dentistry Portfolio from Crystal Dental Care.