Dear Mr Ali
Many thanks for carrying out my implant so successfully, and for making the procedure as comfortable as it could
The dentists and specialists at The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry who carry out implant treatment have extensive experience in this field. Some are also involved in the teaching and training of other dentists who wish to carry out implant treatment.
Dental implants are titanium posts which are carefully inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing. If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended. Dental implants and bone grafts are performed in the centre with or without the use of intra-venous sedation. Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.
Dental implants are one of the most popular solutions for missing teeth. Unlike other options, such as unsecured dentures or bridges, dental implants provide a permanent solution for patients who have lost one, some or all of their teeth.
Many people describe dental implants as "replacement teeth" but in fact they are more accurately replacement tooth roots. Implants are small titanium screws placed directly in the jawbone, where they integrate with the bone to provide a stable anchor for replacement teeth in the form of secured dentures, bridges or crowns.
Missing teeth can be embarrassing, making you hide your smile away in public. They can also cause further dental and general health problems, as remaining teeth may move into the gap, becoming crooked and difficult to clean, while your diet may also be affected as many healthy foods are suddenly off the menu. In many cases, dental implants provide the perfect solution.
The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry has been designed as a five-star resort for patients in need of dental implant treatment. We use the very latest technology and techniques, in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Many of our implant patients and referring dentists have testified to the truly excellent standards of treatment and care we provide.
Our implants team comprises dentists Arshad Ali, Scot Muir, Abid Faqir and Kevin O'Farrell, who have a combined experience of more than 50 years in implantology. Arshad has 30 years of experience in working with implants, has won many prestigious awards for his work and shares his knowledge by training other implant dentists. We also have a dedicated support team of implant nurses, managers and co-ordinators.
Implants are placed in the jawbone in a minor surgical procedure, which can be carried out under local anaesthetic or sedation. Depending on your individual circumstances and needs, you may have a healing period during which your implants integrate with your bone before restorations or placed, or you may be suitable for Same Day Teeth, where implants and restorations are placed on the same day.
If your teeth have been missing for some time, you may have suffered bone loss, but we may still be able to help you achieve a new smile with the aid of bone grafts or sinus lifts. This involves building up the bone before placing implants, so that they have a firm anchorage.