Category: Replace Missing Teeth

How are you going to replace missing teeth?

Some people think that there is too much choice now in the world. Choosing the right shampoo, for example, can take hours as you weigh up the pros and cons of frizz removal versus colour brightener. There is also more choice in the world of tooth replacement: dentures, or bridges, or dental implants? How do you know which to go for?

Replace Missing Teeth in GlasgowMaybe it’s a good idea to come to see us at Dental FX in Glasgow and we can talk you through the different ways to replace missing teeth. One thing is for sure though, if you want stable teeth that don’t need to be replaced for at least 15 years, allow you to eat what you want and are easy to maintain, then you need to get dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts or screws, usually tapered like tooth roots, that are inserted into channels carefully sited in the jawbone to avoid nerves and blood vessels. They get their famous stability from the fact that titanium is highly biocompatible and the jawbone greets it like another body part and grows new bone and blood vessels all over it, thus fusing with it and holding it securely in place.

Dental implants are very versatile. One implant can hold up to 3 teeth on a bridge, which means that you can fill a small gap without having to compromise the integrity of neighbouring teeth, as you have to with fixed bridgework.

Over the 30 or so years since dental implants first became available, dentists have experimented with ways to make them more versatile, and techniques to make them available to more people, those who would have once been told that their jawbones were not good enough for dental implants.

For example, extra-long implants can be inserted through the upper jaw and anchored into the cheekbone if there is not enough bone density in the upper jaw.

Also, All-on-4 is a technique that uses only 4-6 implants to anchor an entire arch of teeth. Nowadays, same day teeth means that you walk out the door after implant surgery with a set of temporary crowns already in place, so that you never have to be without teeth.

Join the implant revolution

One of the things that people dread about getting older is bits of their bodies stopping working. Most of us imagine that by the time we are pensioners, we will no longer be the proud owners of a full set of natural teeth. Teeth can go missing at any age. When we are young, they tend to get knocked out in sports accidents or mucking about at school. Children even lose teeth to decay from eating and drinking too much sugar.

As we get older teeth can crumble away due to decay, or being ground down at night, or through gum disease. Whatever the reason, the more teeth we lose, the harder it becomes to bite and chew our food sufficiently well to get maximum nutrition from it. Also, gaps look awful, especially if it’s the front teeth that are missing.

Replace Missing Teeth in GlasgowThank goodness then, that there is now a fabulous way to replace missing teeth. A way that replaces the whole tooth, root and crown, creating a powerful and stable chewing base that can last for the rest of your life. We are talking about dental implants.

The basics of dental implants

At Dental FX in Glasgow, dental implants are fast becoming our patients’ first choice for replacing missing teeth. This is because only dental implants can give them back the full functionality of their lost teeth.

Dental implants can be used to replace just one tooth, or up to three in a row on one implant, or a whole arch of teeth on several implants. They can even be used to stabilise dentures if patients have less money to invest in a whole set of implants.

Dental implants are made of titanium. They are inserted into channels drilled into the jawbone. The titanium stimulates the growth of new bone tissue and the two mesh together over several weeks of healing to create an artificial tooth root that can withstand multidirectional chewing forces of up to 97kg or 200lbs.

The crowns, which are screwed onto the implants, are made from porcelain colour-matched, shaped, and sized to blend in with the original teeth. They stay in then for the rest of your life.

Show off your smile with Dental FX

It’s hard to pin down what makes a smile brighten even the dullest day. However what can make a smile really stand out from the crowd is a full set of pearly whites. If you’re missing teeth, don’t let that squash your smile as you walk about Glasgow. Replace missing teeth with Dental FX and bring your smile back.

replace-missing-teeth-GlasgowDon’t hesitate, it can’t wait

Missing teeth can result from a variety of causes, including tooth decay, injury or gum disease. While a missing tooth or teeth can be unsightly, the downsides unfortunately don’t end there. In the long-term, without treatment, the surrounding bone can degenerate, the gums recede, and ultimately even more teeth can be lost as neighbouring teeth tip and loosen. Avoid all of these consequences with help from Dental FX.

Replace missing teeth in Glasgow with dental implants

At Dental FX we use the latest dental technology to replace everything from a single tooth to multiple or even a complete set of teeth. Gone are the days of needing to wear uncomfortable dentures that may or may not stay in place when you bite into that apple. Dental implants are small titanium screws that integrate into the jawbone and create a stable, long-lasting base for replacement teeth to be added. What’s more, a single dental implant can provide a secure base for up to four teeth. The final look and feel is that of natural teeth and they can last just as long too.

What can I expect with dental implants from Dental FX

You will be cared for by our friendly and experienced staff who will talk you through your treatment plan, addressing your concerns and leaving you well-informed. Using state-of-the-art scanning technology we will create a 3D image of your mouth to identify exactly where to fit your dental implant. The procedure can be carried out using local anaesthetic or sedation. After a few months of healing, your replacement teeth can be added and you’ll be ready to smile brightly.

There’s no time like the present. Get in touch with Dental FX in Glasgow. Replace missing teeth with the latest dental innovation and smile, chew and bite with confidence.