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Which Dental Implant Treatment Is Right for You?

posted May 27th, 2021

  • Bite Dental
  • Which Dental Implant Treatment Is Right for You?

Dental implants are one of modern dental care’s greatest achievements. Mapping your replacement tooth (or teeth) to your jaw and ensuring they suit your smile is easier than ever thanks to cutting-edge developments in digital dentistry.

Dental implants are one of modern dental care’s greatest achievements. Mapping your replacement tooth (or teeth) to your jaw and ensuring they suit your smile is easier than ever thanks to cutting-edge developments in digital dentistry.

Whether your dental implant requirements relate to general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, this handy guide will direct you to the treatment that best meets your needs.

Dental Implant for a Single Missing Tooth

This is exactly what it sounds like: a single implant that fills the gap created by a missing tooth. The main draw of having a dental implant as opposed to alternative treatments is that there will be no damage to any of your adjacent teeth; instead, the implant is fitted directly into your gum and held in place naturally to complement your existing teeth.

The Ideal Fix for Multiple Missing Teeth

Because dental implants are fitted into the gum via titanium screws, they’re versatile enough to also be the perfect solution for fitting multiple new teeth when needed. The key difference to single implants is that a partial denture or bridge will accompany sets of implants to keep them in place – but you won’t even notice this is there when fitted correctly.

Multiple missing teeth can cause the underlying jawbone to shrink over time due to inactivity, causing an aged appearance to your face. Restoring your full smile is the only way to prevent this, and implants will act just as your natural teeth do in keeping your face in its natural shape.

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Implant-Secured Dentures

The dentures of the past are rife with issues, often causing pain and acting as food traps that cause bad breath and inflammation. Classic dentures are also infamously insecure in the mouth, prone to popping out when the adhesive fails.

With modern implant-secured dentures, you can restore – and even improve – your full smile thanks to the same titanium screws found in single tooth implants. In fact, you won’t even notice they’re there, and they can be maintained just as you would care for normal teeth.

Full Arch Implants for Total Restoration

If dentures don’t suit your needs, an arch of teeth – upper or lower – can be fitted via an implant to your gum. This procedure is often referred to as ‘same day teeth’ because of the efficient and effective way that the implants are fitted.

Thanks to digital dentistry, fitting implants is more streamlined than ever. Advanced technology provides a comprehensive mapping of your mouth so that your new smile fits perfectly, flawlessly suiting your face shape.

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Dental Implant Treatments at Bite Dentistry Edinburgh

Dental implants are the undisputed gold standard in tooth repair. Bite Dentistry offers a suite of treatment options that are crafted to your individual needs, including all the above options. We’re so confident in giving you the smile of your dreams that we offer a 10-year guarantee on all implants.

If you think you might need implants, you can book a free consultation with Bite Dentistry at our Edinburgh practice, where our award-winning team of dentistry experts will assess how best to meet your needs. You can rest assured that no matter which service you opt for, Bite Dentistry’s extensive experience will make the process easier than you think for total peace of mind.

Dr. Eimear O'Connell

BDS (Edin, 1992) MFGDP
DipImpDent RCS Ed FFGDP

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