Who Can Have Dental Implants?

Dental implants are suitable for those who have generally good oral health. They need gum tissues that are healthy and enough bone to support the implant.

There are two types of dental implants. There is the endosteal and subperiosteal which are in the bone and on the bone respectively.

The endosteal is the most commonly used one and has screws, blades, cylinders surgically put in the jawbone. Each of the implants can hold one or more false teeth.

The subperiosteal is placed on the jaw on the top with metal implants. These are protruding from the gum and hold the false teeth. These implants are used for those who have low bone height and those who cannot wear dentures.

The Procedure

You will need a specialist in this area called a periodontist as well as your dentist. The two will consult and decide where the best place to put your implant is and how to do it.

A treatment plan is then decided on based on your condition and the type of implant selected. If you have one tooth being replaced then one implant and crown is adequate. If there are several teeth being replaced you will need implant supported bridges. If all teeth are being replaced then and implant –supported full bridge is needed.

Dental Implant After care

You will need to floss and brush your teeth to keep the implants plaque free and clean. Your periodontist and dentist will advise you on the best ways to take care of your implants. They will also be regular follow up visits to check that your implant, teeth and gums are in good health.

For more information on dental implants visit https://www.glasgowsmileclinic.com/treatments/dental-implants/