Dental Implants Glasgow
Do you suffer from one or more missing teeth? Are you fed up with the discomfort and inconvenience of traditional dentures? Then dental implants might be the perfect solution for you.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from titanium which is placed into the jawbone using a simple surgical procedure.
Dental implants are a long term solution for patients with missing teeth, alleviating the difficulties that dentures can often entail.
The procedure involves a period of initial recovery, while the implant fuses to the bone. This process is known as osseointegration, which describes the fusion of the titanium implant with your natural bone tissue. In appropriate cases, this has a 95% success rate.
Following this healing period, the dentist can start restoring the new tooth with a crown or bridge work. Alternatively two or more implants can be used to hold a denture in tightly to improve natural functions.
Research has proven that titanium is the best material for dental implants. This is because it is so durable and has a high success rate of integration with bone.
How much do dental implants cost?
This is how we break down the cost of implants in our Glasgow practice:
We set aside 1hr 15 minutes of surgery time to place an implant and request £100 deposit to cover this and essential material costs in the event of late cancellations.
This fee will be deducted from the implant cost on the day.
Individual implants are charged at £1050.
Multiple implant placements are charged at £1000 each.
One crown on an implant costs £900 (costs include all gold post components).
Multiple crowns cost £850 each.
Bridgework costs are levied similarly at £900 per initial bridge tooth and £850 for additional bridge teeth.
You can these prices on our sister Glasgow dentist practice which also has some photographs of completed implant cases.
Dentures can be attached to gold locators on implants. These cost £1900 per appliance.
Alternatively they can be attached to milled titanium bars which are fabricated using the latest cadcam technology.
These cost £4500 per appliance but may replace all of the upper/lower teeth.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Eat a Normal Diet
With dental implants you can enjoy eating again.
Dental implants restore a far higher level of normal mouth function for our patients than traditional dentures. You will be able to enjoy a normal, varied diet as biting and chewing efficiency is comparable to that of natural teeth.
Traditional dentures often cause problems for patients due to having to adjust their speech to deal with a 'foreign object' in the mouth. This is compounded by the fact that missing teeth will cause the jawbone structure to degrade over time, further impacting upon speaking ability. Understandably, this can cause a great deal of embarrassment and a loss of confidence.
With dental implants these problems are completely eliminated, the implant prevents the degradation of jawbone structure, while the new tooth or teeth will not move around and will soon feel completely natural to the patient.
Protection for remaining teeth
Missing teeth can cause a domino effect, as the degraded bone structure will impact upon the adjacent natural teeth and roots. Dental implants will completely eliminate this problem.
Contact us about Dental Implants
If you are interested in dental implants then please contact us today on 0141 882 6825 and arrange a friendly, no-obligation consultation.