Ivy Dental Practice
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants at Ivy Dental Edinburgh, effectively replace the roots of your natural teeth and support a manufactured crown or bridge. The implant is usually made from strong titanium and once implanted in your jaw, bone fuses naturally onto the surface of the implant establishing a solid base for the manufactured tooth to be fixed to. This itself is made of porcelain so that it gives a finish as natural looking as your own teeth.
It can take up to 6 months for implants to establish and before the crown or bridge can be fitted. Temporary restoration and full dentures can be worn until it is possible to fit the final tooth. The procedure is generally carried out under local anaesthetic unless specific requirements dictate a sedative is required.
Good general health is important and patients with diabetes or who are heavy smokers have a greater risk of developing gum disease or infections following surgery. A good oral hygiene routine is important in order to avoid infection and discomfort.
Overall, each treatment is unique and individual requirements will be discussed with you before starting.
Implants have a very good overall success rate (around 95%) and with regular long-term care they can last for many years.
Dental Implants are available at Ivy Dental, Implant Dentist in Edinburgh.