Dental Implants in Perth and Edinburgh
One of the most popular and often the gold standard in replacing missing teeth is the provision of dental implants. We work (and have done so for 15 years) with one of Europe’s top surgeons in this field, Paul Stone, who works from his specialist centre at Blackhills by Auchterarder, which is very handy for our Perth patients. In Edinburgh we offer implants in Cherrybank Dental Spa, where we have expert implant dentists.
We use state-of-the art imaging equipment which the surgeons can use to assess your bone levels to see if you are a suitable candidate for implant placement. Implants have a very high success rate over the long term – in fact, over 15 years in Perth we have never lost an implant that has been placed by Paul, and we place many implants every year. That speaks volumes.
In Edinburgh we also offer Fixed Teeth in a Day, sometimes known as All On Four.
As implants become more popular and as patients move around, we have found that patients can come to see us with implants with no information. They do not know what type of implants they have and if we need to make any alterations to the teeth over the implants, this can prove to be very complex as each system has its own ‘tool kit’. As with anything, there are cheaper implants and different levels of care. Whilst we can generally source the parts required, occasionally a smaller company will cease production which can be very difficult! We would hate this to happen to any of our patients and so we only work with reputable surgeons and scientifically proven and successful implant systems.
After care of an implant is extremely important and Cherrybank Implant Care provides you with support to maintain your implants and screen for health or pick up any concerns at an early stage. In addition, we go the extra mile and provide you with a certificate detailing the codes of your implants and a ‘tool kit’ so that no matter where you are in the world, you have the information to allow another dentist to assist you with your care.
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How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants consist of two parts – a titanium post implanted into the jawbone below the gum line and a tooth replacement attached to the top of the post. There are several options to consider for the tooth replacement portion, including porcelain crowns, bridges, or dentures. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Elaine Halley, will design your teeth replacements to fit your dental implants during your appointment at our practice located in both Edinburgh and Perth, Scotland. Because the post is rooted in the bone cells of your jaw, it has the strength of a real tooth and is virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
The Dental Implant Process
Depending upon the overall plan, implants can be used for replacing a single missing tooth, or for stabilising dentures, or for making the transition from failing teeth to an implant supported bridge. There are many different types of dental implant on the market. At Cherrybank, we only use implants that have been very well researched and are supported by successful companies. There have been instances of cheaper dental implants being placed and then the companies who make them no longer existing which can be problematic for future care. Having an implant placed is a simple surgical procedure, and it is important that all the components used are reliable and reputable.
Contact Cherrybank Dental Spa in Perth and Edinburgh Today
Feel free to call Cherrybank Dental Spa on 0845 130 9445 if you have any questions or would like to book an consultation with a cosmetic dentist. Alternatively fill out a contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.