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Dental Implants in Ayrshire

Are you missing one or more teeth? Dental implants offer a natural-looking and long-lasting solution to restore your smile and improve your oral health. With dental implants, you can regain the confidence to eat, speak, and smile again. Dental implants are a popular and effective alternative to dentures and bridges, as they look and function just like your natural teeth. Plus, they offer many benefits, such as improved chewing ability, easier oral hygiene, and preservation of bone and gum tissue. Whether you are missing one tooth or several, our team of dental professionals will work with you to find the best solution for your needs.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are a restorative solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth, that is the closest possible replacement for natural teeth. This involves the implants, typically made of titanium, being surgically placed into the jawbone to mimic the natural root. Over time, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone and tissue to provide a stable foundation for the custom-made crown, bridge or denture. This procedure is often considered the gold standard for tooth replacement because of its durability and long-lasting results.

Types of Dental Implant treatments

Whether you’re looking to replace a missing or failing tooth, have multiple gaps, a loose denture, or need a full mouth rehabilitation, a range of options are available. With the advancement of modern dentistry, there are now several effective tooth replacement options available to restore your smile and oral function. Each option has its own benefits, and we’ll work with you to determine the most appropriate solution based on your budget, lifestyle, and oral health needs.

Dental Implants in Ayrshire - Quadrant Dental Practice

Single Tooth Implant

Dental Implants in Ayrshire - Quadrant Dental Practice

If you are missing a single tooth, then a dental implant is the closest thing to the original tooth that you can get. This procedure is often recommended over other options, such as a dental bridge, because it allows for the replacement of the missing tooth without compromising the health of adjacent teeth.

Dental Implant Bridge

Implant-supported bridges are a combination of dental implants and dental bridges. It uses two or more implants to hold 3 or more teeth in place, and unlike a traditional bridge means that surrounding healthy teeth are not sacrificed to retain the bridge in place. This option is ideal for those who are missing several teeth and want a long-lasting solution that looks and functions like natural teeth.

Dental Implants in Ayrshire - Quadrant Dental Practice

Full Arch Restoration/Hybrid

Dental Implants in Ayrshire - Quadrant Dental Practice

Full arch restoration is a solution for those who are missing or replacing the majority of their upper or lower teeth. This option involves placing several dental implants in the jawbone and attaching a full arch bridge to the implants.

The Hybrid option combines two types of prostheses. On the one hand, it is fixed, which means that the patient does not have to take it off and it is also made up of two or more types of materials. This helps achieve a greater similarity in colour, shape, and appearance to natural teeth.

Implant Retained Dentures / Denture Stabilisation

Removable implant retained dentures are held securely in place by a number of dental implants meaning it is stable in function and can still easily be removed for ease of cleaning and maintenance.

Implant retained dentures offer you support and stability, giving you back the confidence to speak, chew and laugh in a very natural way, without the worry of the denture moving.

Importantly, implant retained dentures also prevent further bone loss that occurs from missing teeth, retaining facial structures long term.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

The dental implant procedure is generally not painful. During the procedure, we use local anaesthesia to numb the area, ensuring that you are comfortable and pain-free. After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort or soreness, but this is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medications. Our team of dental professionals will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and be available to answer any questions you may have during your recovery.

How long does it take to get a dental implant?

The time it takes to get a dental implant can vary, but typically it takes two or three visits to the dental office. The first visit is for the placement of the implant, the second visit is for the placement of the abutment, and the third visit is for the placement of the custom-made crown.

Can I eat normally after getting a dental implant?

You should avoid crunchy, chewy, or hard foods for the first few days after getting a dental implant, but you can resume your normal diet after that.

How do I take care of my implant?

After getting a dental implant, it is crucial to take proper care of the implant to ensure its long-term success. After the procedure, you may experience some minor discomfort, but your dental professional will provide you with instructions on how to manage it. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully, which may include taking prescribed medication, practicing proper oral hygiene, and avoiding certain foods and activities that may put pressure on the implant.

Your dental professional may also recommend regular check-ups to monitor the implant’s health and ensure that the surrounding teeth and gums are healthy. Regular dental cleanings and check-ups can help identify any potential problems early on, allowing for prompt treatment and preventing the need for more invasive procedures. Overall, taking proper care of your dental implant is crucial for its long-term success.

What is advantage of implants over other methods of tooth restoration?

The most common alternatives to dental implants are denture and bridges.

Getting a bridge requires attaching false teeth to your existing teeth. This involves filing or modifying the teeth on either side of missing teeth in order to support bridge which can have implication is future. Also, often require replacement which makes it more costly option over time.

Dentures are false teeth attached to plastic or metal plate which are placed in placed in mouth and are removable. They are cumbersome, uncomfortable and limit your dietary intake. Also, with time they might wear or become loose fitted causing slippage and imprecise fit issues. Whereas dental implants are the permanent solution to missing teeth. They are comfortable, effective, aesthetically pleasing, look and behave just like natural tooth, do not impact surrounding teeth and less costly over long run.

Can I get dental implants in Ayrshire on NHS?

Dental implants are typically not available through the NHS, as they are considered a cosmetic procedure. However, in some rare cases where the implants are deemed medically necessary, the NHS may cover the cost. It’s best to consult with our dentist and NHS dental services for specific eligibility criteria and options available in Ayrshire.

How do dental implants look?

Dental implants typically resemble natural teeth in appearance, providing a realistic and aesthetically pleasing result.

The visible part of the implant, known as the crown, is custom-made to match the colour, shape, and size of the patient’s existing teeth, ensuring a seamless integration with the surrounding dental structure.

The materials used for the crown, often ceramic or porcelain, mimic the translucency and texture of natural tooth enamel, contributing to a natural and lifelike appearance.

Additionally, the implant itself is surgically placed into the jawbone, serving as a sturdy foundation, and is not visible once the crown is attached.

Dental implants are designed to closely replicate the look and function of natural teeth, allowing patients to regain a confident and natural smile.

Does dental Implant hurt?

Dental implant treatment is no more painful than having a tooth extracted. Often, we place implants using a surgical guide that we can create from your CT cone beam scan. This enables us to insert implants through a small punch hole, akin to keyhole surgery. Consequently, the treatment is virtually painless.

What are implants made from?

Implants are typically made from biocompatible materials to ensure compatibility with the human body. Common materials include medical-grade metals such as titanium or alloys, which are known for their strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion. These materials are often used for orthopedic implants, dental implants, and some neurological implants. In addition to metals, biocompatible ceramics like zirconia may be employed, especially in dental applications. For soft tissue implants, various polymers may be utilised due to their flexibility and compatibility with bodily tissues. The choice of implant material depends on factors such as the implant’s intended function, location in the body, and the specific requirements of the patient. The goal is to use materials that minimise the risk of rejection or adverse reactions, ensuring the implant’s long-term stability and functionality within the human body.

How long is the recovery period after dental implants?

After undergoing dental implant surgery, the initial recovery period usually spans a few days, during which you may encounter temporary swelling and discomfort. The complete healing and osseointegration process can extend over several months, allowing the implant to firmly integrate with the jawbone.

Can dental implants replace multiple missing teeth?

Yes, dental implants can replace multiple missing teeth. Implant-supported bridges or dentures are effective solutions for restoring function and aesthetics in cases of several missing teeth.

Can I get dental implants if I have diabetes?

Diabetic individuals can be candidates for dental implants, but strict blood sugar control is essential. Diabetes management and overall health play a role in the success of the implant procedure.

Can dental implants be placed if I have had jaw surgery before?

Dental implants can be placed after jaw surgery, depending on the specific procedure and its impact on the bone structure. A thorough evaluation by our dentist is necessary.

Can dental implants replace molars effectively?

Dental implants are highly effective for replacing molars. Their stability and functionality make them an ideal solution for restoring the chewing capacity of these essential back teeth.

How to find a good dentist near me for dental implants?

To find a good dentist near you for dental implants, start by seeking recommendations from friends, family, or your regular dentist. Additionally, online reviews and testimonials can provide valuable insights into the experiences of other patients. Look for dentists with expertise in implantology and those who are accredited by relevant dental organisations. Schedule consultations with potential dentists to discuss your specific needs, treatment plans, and associated costs. During these meetings, assess the dentist’s communication style, transparency, and willingness to address your concerns. A good dentist for dental implants should have a proven track record, make you feel comfortable, and be committed to providing personalised and high-quality care.

Why Choose Us for Dental Implants?

At Quadrant Dental Practice, we are proud to have a dedicated team of dental professionals who are committed to providing high-quality dental care to our patients. Our team includes experienced dentists, hygienists, nurses and a management team who are knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate. We have dentists who have a special interest in Dental Implants. Our team is here to provide personalised and effective treatments that meet your unique needs and goals.

What Our Patients Think of Us

Helen Brown
Helen Brown
2023-11-14
Peter is a fantastic dentist. I can’t thank him enough for giving me back my smile and confidence. I would highly recommend Peter he is so kind and patient 😊
Tevfik Boztepe
Tevfik Boztepe
2023-03-20
Very professional,  I will never forget your kindness during my treatment. As nervous as I was to go through with it, you made sure that I felt comfortable and not just another number on the chart.I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so kind dr Donald.  You are the best dentist I have ever been to.
tonyatemcor
tonyatemcor
2022-07-22
Always well looked after ,had first app since covid, donald reassured me and got app for tooth repair quickly.
Tigerlilly Feelfree
Tigerlilly Feelfree
2021-07-26
I am so happy with the treatment I recieved today. I was terrified because I have been in so much pain but I was well looked after and the tooth was taken in minutes. I can't thank the dentist enough ❤
Gillian Bell
Gillian Bell
2017-10-26
Was made to feel at ease as was feeling slightly nervous, Donald makes sure that you are comfortable and relaxed, as do the rest of the team. Highly recommend!
James Millar
James Millar
2017-10-25
Fantastic practice with exceptional staff.
Ralph Pottie
Ralph Pottie
2016-11-01
Always a professional and friendly service.
Stephan Conze
Stephan Conze
2016-09-04
Of all the Dental practices I have been to, this is genuinely the one I have felt the most well looked after at. It is in a pleasant location, well maintained and has very friendly staff. The dentist are very professional and great and making you feel at ease. I have only positive things to say of the Quadrant Dental Practice and their team.

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