Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry provide a dental implants service to patients throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh and Central Scotland.
Dental Implants have transformed dentistry over the last 35 years and are now often the first choice of treatment for the replacement of missing teeth.
The highly-skilled staff at our Glasgow clinic can help clients to design their own special smile with the aid of Dental Implants.
In addition to our wide range of cosmetic dental implants that are available, our highly-trained staff can also offer a series of facial enhancements that can be performed discreetly and speedily. Small lines around the eyes, mouth and nose can be successfully remedied. Our medical aesthetics team is on hand to advise on the best course of treatment.
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.
Dental implants are state of the art modern dentistry. They are small titanium “fixtures” that take place of the natural root of the tooth. Carefully implanted into the bone, these very tiny titanium roots actually bond or integrate with a patient’s bone, more securely than natural root would.
Dental Implants provide additional support where teeth are missing without putting forces onto remaining natural teeth. They can be used to support the replacement of a single missing tooth or a complete functional set for individuals who have lost many of their teeth
What are the benefits of dental implants?
When teeth are lost, ongoing shrinkage of the jawbone occurs making the face look older. Dental implants can stop this for happening. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.
Dental implants eliminate the pain and discomfort of removable full or partial dentures. Since dentures sit on top of the jawbone and gums, continuous shrinkage of the jaw bone alters the fit of the denture resulting in slipping or rocking of the dentures. Exposed nerves and irritation of the gum tissue may add to the discomfort.
Implant supported replacement teeth are like natural teeth because they are anchored securely to your jawbone.
Gum irritation and the pain associated with conventional full or partial dentures are eliminated.