Technology is incredible, isn’t it? In the not too distant past, getting a filling was a luxury. Today, industry advances have allowed for it to be possible to be seen by a dentist, have your situation evaluated, be measured, and be fitted for your very own, tailor made implants in a single setting — which often doesn’t even involve you having to leave the dentistry centre where you’re being seen.
One of the most impressive things about this new dental implant technology is that the patient still receives the same quality of care as they would if they were to be seen by a dentist on several different occasions.
If you’re considering having dental implants in Glasgow, then it’s important to understand what exactly “instant implants” are and how do they work.Once we know that, we can look at what instant implants mean for patients, and how they are shaping the future of cosmetic dentistry.
What are instant implants?
An instant implant is when a trained implant dentist is able to remove a broken or damaged tooth and immediately replace it with an implant. The implant itself comes in two parts. There is the “crown”, which is an artificial tooth that is specifically created to look and feel natural, so that it immediately fits in with your other teeth. The second part of the implant is the “root” — a titanium thread which lies in your gum in the manner that a natural tooth would. This titanium root stimulates the molecules in our bones to make them believe that it is, in fact, a real tooth.
When are instant implants used?
Instant implants can be used for a whole number of scenarios. According to our patients, they work especially effectively when used to replace a front tooth. The speed element of instant elements means that they’re often used when a dentist knows that you’re going to have to lose a tooth, or when there’s been an emergency that’s involved damaged, broken or lost teeth.
Dental implants can be used to either replace a singular lost tooth or multiple teeth, including your entire arch of teeth. An ‘arch’ refers to your entire up or bottom row of dentures. Since dental implants have been introduced, they’ve received feedback from our patients praising their general about comfort and ease, particularly in comparison to older styles of full arch replacements.
How do Instant Implants allow you to be fitted faster than regular Dental Implants?
The process used in Instant Implants is exactly the same as the one used for ‘regular’ implant dentistry — it simply allows you to do it faster, therefore saving you both time and discomfort.
Instant implants use a kind of dental technology called SmartFix, which allows for maximum accuracy and speed in implant insertion. This means that the implant procedure can be executed with extra speed and ease.
However, instant implants aren’t right for everyone. Your dentist will help evaluate your dental situation, and will recommend whether or not they think you’d be a good fit for an instant implant treatment. If they say that you’re not the best fit for instant implants, don’t despair! You still may be suited to the regular dental implant procedure, which occurs over a longer period of time.
What are the advantages of having Instant Implants fitted?
There are a number of reasons that make dental implants a really great choice.
A major advantage of instant implants is that you don’t have to go through a period of time where you’re left with a gap between your teeth, or where you have to wear a temporary implant. Although temporary teeth do look very realistic, they aren’t as effective or as comfortable as the real thing.
One of the biggest advantages of instant implants is the speed factor. There are many reasons — in addition to those specifically tied to the dental health recommendations outlined above — that you might want to be fitted with implants speedily. It’s likely you may experience discomfort, , you may live far from your nearest dental implant centre making it inconvenient to have regular dental implants, or perhaps you’re simply really keen to get the issue seen to as quickly as possible. All are very valid reasons. When you opt to go for instant implants, you’re making a choice which will save you from prolonged treatment, instead fast-tracking your healing process, and ultimately, saving you time.
If you’ve experienced tooth damage and you would like to learn more about having dental implants in Glasgow, get in touch with us. Our team of professional training dental implant specialists are here to get you the smile you want.