Permanent Tooth Replacement in Edinburgh

We are proud to offer dental implants at Hope Park Dental Practice in Edinburgh.

We have been involved in implant dentistry for over a decade and our dentist Andrew Jeffrey has been placing dental implants for over 8 years.

We are experienced in talking through all aspects of the surgery and process with you at your own pace and making sure all of your questions are answered.

Whether it be a single tooth missing or to fill bigger gaps, it is the most successful modern option for replacing missing teeth. The titanium implant replaces the root of your tooth and provides stable support for the new tooth/teeth such as a crown, bridge or implant supported denture.

So whether you are looking to replace a recently lost tooth or if you are looking for a more confident and permanent fixed solution from your current denture, we could help you achieve this with dental implants. Book your consultation with Andrew here.

Dental Implants Edinburgh - FAQs

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal screws that are inserted directly into your jawbone below the gums, replacing missing the missing tooth root. An artificial tooth can then be fitted onto the implant. Over time, the surrounding bone will gradually fuse to the metal, allowing for the implant to remain firmly in place. The artificial tooth inserted will be modelled off the tooth it is replacing, which results in a natural look and no issues with eating or speaking.

How long do Dental Implants last for?

Dental Implants are intended to be a permanent tooth replacement option and can generally be expected to last 30+ years, depending on the level of care and hygiene they are given. The artificial tooth however will have a lifespan of around 10-15 years before it may need replaced. Teeth that are more involved in the chewing process will likely wear out more quickly and therefore need to be replaced more frequently than lesser active teeth.

Do Dental Implants hurt?

Many people may avoid getting implants fitted due to fear of the process being painful. However, with the use of local anaesthesia, patients don’t tend to experience any pain or discomfort. Once the numbness wears off, some patients may experience some mild, temporary pain.

At Hope Park Dental Practice, we are experienced in talking through the entire process with patients at their own pace and ensuring that they are comfortable before progressing with the procedure.

What are the different types of Dental Implants?

Once the titanium screw has been inserted into your gums to replace the root of your tooth, you can either have a crown, a bridge or a supported denture fitted onto the implant.

A crown is a single replacement tooth, and would be used when being inserted onto a single implant. A bridge can close a gap left by several adjacent missing teeth without needed an implant inserted into the gums for each tooth. Only the teeth on the outside would need to be placed onto implants. Supported dentures provide a full row of replacement teeth together, whilst only requiring 3 or 4 implants across the teeth.

Can you get full mouth Dental Implants?

If you are looking to replace all your teeth, there are several options available to you. One of which is a supported denture, which would be fitted onto multiple implants spread across your teeth. The advantage to opting for supported dentures is that they are easier to remove for reasons such as cleaning, whilst also remaining very stable in the mouth when they are fitted in.

How much are Dental Implants?

The cost of having dental implants will depend on the treatment that you opt for. We offer a range of different dental implant options, including crowns, bridges and implant supported dentures. Check out our dental fees for a guide to what it might cost for your desired treatment, or give us a call on 0131 662 4882 to discuss any queries you may have.

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