- Permanently replace missing teeth. Unlike crowns, bridges and dentures, which have to be replaced over the years, dental implants can be a lifelong solution if cared for properly.
- Restore your confidence and quality of life. With dental implants, you can once again take for granted the ability to eat, speak and smile without discomfort or fear of embarrassment.
- Help you look younger for longer. Because dental implants are integrated into your jaw bone, they keep it supported and prevent the shrinkage that causes the premature facial sagging many people experience as they age.
- Secure your dentures. Implants have multiple uses, one of which is to secure dentures in place to prevent any slipping or movement and the unpleasant use of denture fixture adhesive.
Dental implants from Clyde Munro can be used to replace missing teeth in a variety of situations – from just a single tooth, to a series of teeth, to an entire arch. They can even be used to secure dentures. Dental implants are a wonderful choice because they act like natural teeth and offer a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth. This means that you will be able to eat, speak, laugh and smile confidently with a result that is both aesthetically appealing and functionally reliable.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root. It is implanted into the jaw in a small surgical procedure using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Implants are made from a super-strong, biocompatible material – titanium – which, after healing, becomes part of your jaw bone. Once this has happened, a dental implant crown or bridge can be attached with a small screw to the implant.
There are very few patients not suitable for dental implants. However, any problems such as gum disease or tooth decay need to be addressed prior to having dental implants. Make an appointment for an initial consultation to assess your suitability for implants.
Yes. Dental anxiety is very common and the dental team will try to reduce that anxiety, listening to your concerns and keeping you informed at each stage. Most people just require local anaesthetic for implant treatment. We can also arrange sedation for very anxious patients. Digital technology makes the procedure extremely accurate and reduces the risk of discomfort and inflammation post-treatment.
Yes, dental implants are a well-established treatment, supported by over 50 years of clinical evidence and a 95% success rate or higher. However, you do have to look after your implants. We recommend regular visits to a suitably trained dental hygienist.
Dental implant surgery is high tech and minimally invasive. With the help of 3D scanning and a computer-guided surgery, an implant can be placed very accurately to create the least possible trauma and a swift recovery time. Once the implant has been placed in the jaw, you will need to wait 12 weeks for the integration process to take place – this is where your natural bone tissue grows around the implant, securing it in place for life. Once integration has successfully completed, you’ll be able to return for the final fitting of your new tooth. Sometimes we can immediately restore the implant with a crown, but you would have to be very careful with it for 12 weeks.
No – implant surgery is usually a completely pain-free procedure and is most often carried out under local anaesthetic. We can also use sedation if required if you are anxious about dental treatment. There may be some slight swelling for a few days after the procedure. Your dentist will supply you with a comprehensive aftercare plan.
Dental implants usually take from four to nine months altogether, from the initial assessment to the fitting of the final restoration, depending on the amount of treatment required.
Most patients can return to work the day after implant placement, however you may prefer a few days off work to recover.