What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a root-shaped titanium post placed in the mouth to support artificial porcelain teeth or dentures. Dental implants have been used for over 40 years but are now becoming more common in everyday dentistry as a solution to missing teeth.
Implants Before and After
How long does a dental implant take to do?
An implant can be placed in less than one hour. The implant crown or bridge is usually placed 3 months later but can take up to 12 months to complete in more complex cases. The new Smile Today® dental implant technique allows the patient to have teeth replaced the same day or up to 24 - 48 hours in some cases.
How long do implants last?
If properly maintained an implant could last indefinitely although the crown, bridge or denture will be subject to normal wear and tear in the mouth and may need replaced in the future.
For anyone looking to replace a single or multiple missing teeth there are many benefits to dental implants. These benefits include;
- The dental implant won’t move or loosen.
- Nobody will be able to tell you have a false tooth.
- They are cleaned in the same way as your natural teeth.
- They act like the roots of natural teeth they help stop progressive bone loss and the shrinking of your jaw bone.
- They function as well as natural teeth do. This means you can chew foods with no problem or risk of them coming out as many people have with dentures.
- They won’t affect the way you speak as dentures sometimes do.
- Because dental implants look, feel and also function like your natural teeth you will have the confidence to smile again. And let’s face it; a great smile makes anyone look fantastic.
Why should I get my implant at Bothwell Dental Care?
At Bothwell Dental Care we work as a team to produce the best results possible with implant dentistry. Your implant will be placed by our implant dentist, Mr Kevin Bruce, who has trained extensively in the field of implant dentistry for over 20 years. He now spends most of his time placing implants and training other dentists in the field of implant dentistry. Your restorative work will be carried out by Mr Raymond Murphy or Mrs Lesley Dardis who have trained in both advanced restorative and implant dentistry. As a team we feel able to offer a solution to most challenges we come across.
We also receive many referrals for implants from other dentists in the Glasgow, Dumfries, North and South Lanarkshire area and are involved in training other dentists in the field of implant dentistry. This allows us to place around 200 implants annually at Bothwell Dental Care. We are members of the ADI (Association of Dental Implantology) and keep up to date with recent advances in implant dentistry.
At Bothwell Dental Care we are committed to keep up to date with recent advances and investment in new technology. As a result, we are delighted to offer our implant patients our state of the art 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner. With onsite technicians creating your crown, bridge or denture, our aim is to provide patients with a very personalised dental implant service all within our surgery.
We now offer the Smile Today ® service which allows our implant patients to smile with confidence. Smile Today® is a dental implant procedure that can have you smiling again with beautiful, natural looking, non removable teeth. Amazing results can be achieved in just one visit and can instantly improve the quality of your life. Mr Murphy and Mr Bruce have carried out many cases with great success.
Our dental implant costs start from £2200, depending on the complexity of the case. We produce the best results possible in implant dentistry with extensively trained implant dentists using only the very best equipment available. We are currently treating dental implant patients from all over Scotland including Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, Edinburgh, Ayrshire, Dumfries and as far away as Oban.
If you think you might be interested in dental implants or need further information please contact us at Bothwell Dental Care 01698 854048 to arrange an implant consultation with Mr Murphy. He will discuss your dental implant options, provide a cost and treatment plan. We offer 0% Finance over 12 months and interest bearing over 2/3 years.