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How uncomfortable are dental implants?

Dental implants in Glasgow are very common. Smiles with teeth missing have been replaced with dazzling grins, thanks, at least in part, to new dental implant technology. Gone are the days when dentures were attached to a palette, which slid in and out of your mouth, sometimes when you least expected it! Now dentures are anchored to your mouth using dental implants. They look natural, they feel natural and they won’t spoil the enjoyment of your food.

 Getting dental implants in Glasgow

Ideally dental implants will fit into the gap left by a tooth that has fallen out, or been removed, but if a period of time has lapsed and the original gap has closed, the implant can still be fitted, provided the jawbone is healthy and there’s enough bone to support it.

The implant is a titanium root, which is embedded deep in the jawbone. After a suitable period of time has passed, during which the root has settled and healed, a crown will be added. The crown will be colour-matched to your existing teeth, to provide the most natural looking appearance.

Once the dental implant and crown is in place, it will serve the same purpose as the original tooth that was there, and possibly be used as an anchor for a dental bridge as well, if you need dentures fitting at the same time. The implant will last for as long as your natural teeth.

How do dental implants feel?

The actual procedure to have dental implants fitted doesn’t take too long and you will be guided through the whole process by our professional team. Your mouth could take as little as six weeks to heal, or as much as three months. Following the after-care guide that you will be given, will ensure that the jaw heals effectively and without becoming infected. If you experience any problems at all, the dentists here will be on hand to advise and take the appropriate measures.

Once the implants are completely healed, you will be able to eat whatever food you want again and the implants are to be treated as you would treat normal teeth. After a while you will be unaware that they feel slightly different. They only feel different because they’re not sensitive like natural teeth.

Implants also offer the additional benefit of preserving your jawbone for longer. Without teeth, your jawbone may recede, leading to your profile ageing you beyond your years. Your cheeks won’t sink, giving the caved-in appearance commonly associated with dentures.

For more information about dental implants in Glasgow, our experienced team who fit them and what you can expect from your new teeth, please give us a call. We will be able to book you an initial appointment, during which we can answer all your queries, including how to spread your payments affordably using our accessible and easy to use dental plan. We’re here to help you make the most of your smile.