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Implant Dentistry

Implants provide additional support where teeth are missing without putting force onto remaining natural teeth. They may be used to support the replacement of a single missing tooth or a complete functional set for individuals who have lost many or all of their teeth.

  • Improved self esteem
  • Better eating
  • Protection for your remaining natural teeth

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What is a Dental Implant?
A natural tooth consists of a crown (the part you see above the gum), and the root (the part hidden under the gum).
It is the root in the jawbone that actually holds the natural tooth in place. Osseointegrated dental implants are state of the art in modern dentistry. They are small titanium “fixtures” that take the place of the natural root of the tooth. Gently implanted into the bone using local anesthesia, these are very tiny titanium roots actually bond or integrate with a patient’s bone, more securely than natural root would. Most often a prosthodontist can build permanent teeth, which are custom designed and shaded to aesthetically suit each patients distinctive facial requirements.
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How long does this procedure take, and is it painful?

The answer to this question depends entirely upon the type of dental implant treatment provided.

The entire osseointegration process and the building of the new teeth can be accomplished in as little as three months, though the upper teeth or replacing a complete denture with permanent teeth normally requires five to six months.

The “Teeth in a Day” treatment allows patients to have fixed teeth from the very first day of treatment.

Dental implant patients range from nine to ninety nine. A single congenitally missing tooth can dramatically change the life of a child; the replacement of dentures in an older patient can make the golden years fulfilling and considerably gentler to both the digestive tract and the cardiovascular system.

Generally only patients with rare blood diseases, leukaemia, or patients being treated with chemotherapy are contraindicated. Patients who have successfully undergone cancer therapy and received permission from their oncologist may benefit from implant treatment.

 
 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Improved appearance
  • Improved comfort
  • Improved speech
  • Better eating
  • More confidence
  • Improved self-esteem

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay may be a candidate for dental implants. If one or a few teeth are missing, dental implants in conjunction with a crown or bridge can replace those teeth, without losing more bone.

If most of your teeth are missing, the dental implants may be placed to replace a loose fitting full or partial denture. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant(s) along with healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. Occasionally older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits that dental implants offer.

However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate implant treatment. Your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.

What implants support dentures?

Mini implants consist of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth, and an O-ring that is incorporated into the base of your denture. This makes your denture much more stable and stops it coming out at embarrassing times. It allows small movements of the denture but will not allow the denture to fall out unless you want to remove it. This is an economical solution as opposed to conventional implants. Since mini implants have only been available for 10 years, there is no long term research to prove their durability. As such, they are provided as an intermediate solution.

They allow you to chew all sorts of food again that you may not have had in years – such as steaks and even chewing gum!!!

Barry Dunford, Perthshire (2015)

I was looking for a holistic dentist who could offer a metal free implant, i.e. a zirconium implant. As a result of Neeraj Puri using laser technology during the treatment I found that there was almost no swelling and very little pain immediately after the dental surgery. After having had dental work over a number of years with other dentists, I can honestly say that Neeraj’s advice and technical ability is second to none. As a result, I now have a metal free zirconium implant which is functioning perfectly and has fully integrated into my jaw just like a natural tooth.

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We spend lots of time and effort making sure our patients feel comfortable and build trust with us, as we want you to enjoy coming to the dentist as much as possible. Call us today to find out more 0131 225 9093.

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TECHNOLOGY
Trusted Technology we use at Integrated Dental

Our use of lasers puts us at the forefront of futuristic dentistry, as we offer an experience that has minimal discomfort and faster healing.

Our selection of lasers include our state of the art Waterlaser, a low level laser therapy (LLLT) laser, a soft tissue laser and a diagnostic laser.

Proving much safer than typical drills and with the chance to be more affordable than standard fees, our laser technology is helping us enter the future of dental surgery.

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