Dental implants are an efficient and reliable tooth replacement option. When delivered correctly they can last for many years without concerns. However, proper maintenance and regular visits to the dentist are required.
If you are considering dental implants in Edinburgh, at Edinburgh Dental Specialists we will provide you information about the process and the expected results. But first we need to establish if you are a good candidate for this treatment, because even if you have decided you want them, not everyone can have dental implants in Edinburgh.
Is it better to leave my teeth with gaps?
If you have gaps in your teeth because of tooth loss, you may already feel embarrassed about your smile. Some gaps are unsightly because of their position in your mouth.
Replacing your missing teeth as soon as possible is really important, even if they are out of sight. The ideal time to have a dental implant is soon after a tooth extraction.
However, this is not always possible. If you leave your missing tooth (or teeth) without replacement for a long period of time, your surrounding teeth may start to move around, decay and prepare the ground for gum disease and other infections. The bone in your jawbone will also gradually disappear and it will be harder for your teeth to be restored.
If you have been considering dental implants in Edinburgh but haven’t had the opportunity to ask the right questions, we are here to help.
What are dental implants in Edinburgh made of?
Dental implants are very small posts which are made of titanium. When placed in the jawbone, they are completely out of sight. Once they fuse with the bone tissue they create a strong foundation for replacement teeth. These teeth can either be crowns, dentures or bridges and they are made of durable materials that are not susceptible to decay such as porcelain or a combination of composite materials. In some cases, your dentist may recommend metal crowns for back teeth just because they are out of sight and won’t compromise your smile.
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