Barnton Dental practice in Edinburgh offers general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry all under one roof. The highly skilled and professional team of dentists, hygienists, and specialists offer a plethora of dental treatments.
Maybe you would like your teeth straightened? have you always dreamed of teeth whitening? Or would you finally like to replace those gaps or missing teeth? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then Barnton Dental, a great dentist in Edinburgh, is the place to visit.
Do you have missing teeth?
There are many reasons why people can have missing teeth. This can include tooth loss from tooth decay or gum disease (periodontal disease), sports injuries, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, or even accidental dislodging of the tooth.
The loss of just one or more teeth can seriously impact your life. It can restrict what foods you can eat, can knock your confidence, especially if the gaps are prominent, and can even change your speech, especially if there are several missing teeth. All is not lost though as there are several ways that teeth can be replaced. These include bridges, dentures, and dental implants. It depends on how many teeth that need replacing as to the suitability for treatment, but many dentists will agree that dental implants are one of the best methods of replacing missing teeth.
Dental implants could be the answer
Dental implants are a long-lasting solution to missing teeth. Once planted, dental implants are as strong, reliable, and feel as secure as your natural teeth, which is why they are such a popular tooth replacement treatment.
A titanium small screw is implanted directly into the jawbone. An anaesthetic is used so it is a relatively painless experience. Titanium is used as it is a substance very well accepted by the body and is strong and hardwearing.
The advantages of dental implants
- They are aesthetically pleasing – dental implants look and feel like your own teeth
- Tooth saving – dental implants do not sacrifice the quality of the adjacent teeth
- Confidence building – dental implants will look better and can improve your speech
- Reliability – the success rate of dental implants is highly predictable
Are dental implants successful?
Dental implants have an extraordinarily successful rate with some studies reporting a 95% success rate in healthy mouths. The main reason why an implant may not be successful is due to issues with bone density or infection following surgery.
Patients that already have good standards of oral care have a greater chance of success, and heavy smokers are often not considered suitable for this kind of surgery. However, there is no judgment in our dental practice, and we will always suggest a suitable option for any of your dental needs.
If like many other people, you have missing teeth or loose, ill-fitting dentures, then dental implants could be the best solution for you.
If you would like to find out about teeth straightening, teeth whitening, or dental implants, then call the dental practice in Edinburgh on 0131 336 3354 or you can find more information on dental implants here.
Barnton Dental – dentist in Edinburgh
461 Queensferry Road
Tel: 0131 336 3354