Dental implants in Glasgow are proving so popular these days and that’s because not only do they look extremely natural but they are also so incredibly versatile. An implant consists of a titanium post which is surgically embedded into the jaw and then left to heal for a few months to allow the surrounding bone and gum tissue to bond with it. This creates a secure and stable platform which can then support a false tooth or teeth. They’re the closest thing to natural teeth because they replace the entire tooth structure, including the root, and thus feel, function, and look just like the real deal.
Dental implants are in fact a blessing to denture wearers because as anyone who wears conventional dentures will tell you, they’re not an ideal substitute for real teeth. They often don’t fit that well, they slip out of place making it difficult to speak and eat properly, and they make your mouth and gums sore. Implant retained dentures or over-dentures as they’re often called really are the next best thing to a mouth full of real teeth. They give patients back their confidence and allow them to speak and smile with ease. They can also eat what they like and enjoy a more varied diet.
Implant supported dentures have many benefits over their conventional counterparts, including:
- Stability – While conventional dentures tend to shift out of place, implant retained dentures, on the other hand, are held securely in place by small titanium posts which are rooted into the jaw. Since these posts or implants are surgically placed into the jawbone by your dentist in Glasgow, they provide the sort of stability and security that no adhesive or clasps could ever match.
- Biting, chewing, and speaking is easier – Because dentures are held securely in place, patients can bite, chew, and speak with ease just as they did with their natural teeth. Now there’s nothing to stop them from biting into a crunchy apple or reading a story to their grandchild.
- Can’t be distinguished from real teeth – Conventional dentures sit on the gum line whereas implant retained dentures are secured beneath the gum line which gives them a far more natural appearance. What’s more no-one will be able to tell that they’re not real teeth.
- Halt bone loss – When teeth are lost the bone and soft tissues that supported them begins to wither away from not being used. Conventional dentures can’t stop this from happening. However, dental implants in Glasgow (which secure the dentures) put a halt to bone loss by stimulating and regenerating the growth of bone and soft tissues, in much the same was as a natural tooth root.
If you’d like to learn more about implant retained dentures then why not book a free consultation with Dr. Colin Gardner at Botanics Dental Care. He can talk to you in more detail about the procedure and ascertain if they’re suitable for your needs. Call today on 0141 334 3408 to schedule a consultation or book online at www.botanicsdentalcare.co.uk.