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I found the whole experiene of dental implants much less daunting than I expected and the outcome entirely satisfactory and I have no hesitation in recommending Dental fx.

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Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solution, thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Have you heard of dental implants? Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting a great smile back and being able to bite and chew with confidence. This is how they work:

  1. Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed in the jaw in place of a missing tooth.
  2. Once established, crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto the implants, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration.

Life Benefits

  • When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels, preventing bone loss.
  • Retained bone structure prevents the face from acquiring a 'sunken' look.
  • Implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as usual.
  • Implants are a natural-looking way to replace missing teeth.

Dental implants are now considered the number one option for patients who want to replace their missing or failing teeth. At Dental FX in Bearsden, Glasgow, our implant work is carried out by renowned implant dentist Dr Stephen Jacobs.

Dr Jacobs is recognised as one of the leading clinicians in implantology. He also runs training courses for other dentists interested in introducing dental implants to their practice.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a 21st-century treatment option for patients with lost or failing teeth. They have a high success rate (up to 98%) and produce long-lasting, effective results. With proper care, your implants could last you a lifetime.

Implants are small titanium posts that your dentist places directly in your jaw bone in a minor surgical procedure. Here they integrate with the bone, acting as replacement tooth roots. After a healing period, replacement teeth in the form of crowns, dentures or bridges are attached on top.

How treatment works

If you are interested in treatment with dental implants, your first step should be to book a consultation at our Glasgow implant practice (or ask your dentist to refer you). The good news is that most people are suitable for implant treatment these days, thanks to advances in techniques and materials. Dr Jacobs is experienced in treating even complex implants cases.

We use a cone beam CT scanner to assist with the placement of implants. This generates a 3D scan to enable your dentist to place your implants precisely. At the impression stage of your treatment we also have a specialised scanner which does away with the need for taking impressions of your mouth, making the experience much more pleasant for patients.

Your implants will be carefully placed in your jaw bone and left to heal. This usually takes a couple of months. After healing is complete and your implants have fused with your bone, your realistic-looking and acting new teeth will be attached.

Patients who have worn dentures for some time and have experienced bone loss may need a bone grafting procedure before implant treatment – this can be carried out here at our Glasgow dental practice.

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