If you are looking for a general dentist for Whanganui, then you can call off the search and come and see us at Dentist on Glasgow. Our husband and wife team has been running a practice for 20 years, and we have been established for 12 years. With experience and qualifications to provide you with professional treatment, we assure you of a high standard of care and personalised treatment. Of course, when you are visiting a general dentist for Whanganui, you may not simply need a scale and polish, but something a little more advanced. At Dentist on Glasgow, we treat patients for general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry treatments. One of our advanced treatments is dental implants, which provide a natural-looking and functioning solution for missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a type of tooth replacement that is designed to look, feel, and function like natural teeth. They are made of titanium, which is a strong and durable material that is compatible with the human body. Implants are placed in the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone and provide a stable foundation for a replacement tooth or teeth. The replacement tooth or teeth can be attached to the implant with a crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are a popular choice for people who have lost one or more teeth.
What are the benefits of choosing dental implants?
Dental implants offer many benefits, including: their appearance and the fact that they should feel like natural teeth, because they shouldn’t loosen regardless of how much you talk or what you are eating. Dental implants are also durable and could last you a lifetime, if you take care of them properly by simply brushing twice daily, flossing, and coming to see us for your routine checkups. A further benefit of implants is the fact that they should help you to chew your food more easily and efficiently, as well as improving your speech, if you have experienced issues with this, whilst having missing teeth. By replacing your missing teeth, it is also likely that you could feel an improved sense of self-esteem as you will have an aesthetically pleasing smile that you can rely on to function properly too.
If you are considering dental implants, it is important to talk to your dentist about whether they are right for you. Our dentist will assess your oral health and make a recommendation based on your individual needs. This will mean booking in for an initial consultation to discuss your goals and to allow us to examine your mouth, before we consider the treatment options that are available to you in your specific situation.
How dental implants work
Dental implants are placed in the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for a replacement tooth or teeth and this means that your teeth shouldn’t loosen when you are talking or eating, so you could feel as though you have a full set of natural teeth. The replacement tooth or teeth can be a crown, bridge, or denture.
The process of placing a dental implant typically involves a couple of appointments after the consultation. During the first, your dentist will make an incision in the gum and expose the jawbone. They then drill a small hole in the jawbone and insert the implant and suture the gum closed. The implant will need time to fuse with the bone, which typically takes about 3 to 6 months. Once the implant has fused with the bone, the dentist will make a crown, bridge, or denture that will be attached to the implant during the second appointment. You will be provided with temporary replacement teeth, while you are waiting for your gums to heal.
So, if you would like to find out more about any of our treatments, come and see us at Dentist on Glasgow. We look forward to giving you a beautiful smile that you can be proud of and we have the experience and knowledge to make this happen for you.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.