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Why are dental implants a better solution to regular dentures?

Missing teeth can lead to many complications: weakening of the jawbone, misalignment of adjacent teeth, and the ability to smile with confidence. There are two common treatments for restoring missing teeth: dentures and implants.

Dentures are removable false teeth that fit over the gums to replace missing gaps. They eliminate potential problems caused by gaps and improve the appearance of your smile.

Dental implants involve embedding a small titanium rod into the jawbone where the missing tooth used to be. Over time, the bone fuses with the implant, securing it into place, so that it can perform and feel like a natural tooth.

With roughly 130,000 procedures taking place in the UK every year, dental implant treatments are the most effective solution for replacing missing teeth.

 

The benefits of dental implants

There are a number of reasons that permanent dental implants are a better solution to removable dentures.

Dental implants look, feel and behave like natural teeth. That means that they provide exceptional strength and function that is incomparable to other restoration treatments.

While dentures need to be meticulously cleaned and stored correctly, dental implants cannot be removed and can easily be cared for like the rest of your teeth.

It can take a while for patients to get used to removable dentures, especially when eating and speaking with them in place. As dental implants act like natural teeth, patients can eat, drink and talk with confidence.

Dental implants will also prevent the jawbone from weakening. As implants are placed directly into the jaw, this stimulates the bone in and around that area. The jaw remains firm and healthy, which helps to retain the face’s bone structure and results in a fuller, more youthful appearance.

 

Millersneuk Dental Practice expertise

Our dental implant treatments are led by Dr Philip Church, who has a special interest in dental implants and is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology.

 

Financial Plans for dental implants

To help spread the cost of treatment, we offer interest-free, flexible finance options. We have 6 to 18-month payment terms available. Learn more about our finance options.

 

Book an appointment

If you’re interested in receiving dental implant surgery, speak with a member of the Millersneuk Dental Practice team. Book a free video consultation today to discuss a treatment plan.

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Why refer dental implant patients to Millersneuk Dental Practice?

Dental implants are a secure and permanent solution to missing teeth. They help preserve patients’ jawbones and facial structures, are easy to clean and care for, and allow patients to eat, drink, talk and smile with confidence.

Many dentists who don’t offer dental implant surgery at their practice choose to refer their patients to Millersneuk Dental Practice for treatment.

Are you a dentist whose patient needs dental implants? Read on to find out why you should refer them to Millersneuk Dental Practice.

 

We won’t poach your patients

Some dentists have concerns about referring their patients to other practices, as they’re worried they won’t return.

To alleviate these concerns, we have a strict code of conduct in place. We’ll only treat patients from other practices for the procedures they’re referred for.

When a patient is referred to us for dental implant treatment, we’ll only treat them for this particular issue, and where possible, we’ll recommend that follow-up check-ups take place at their original dental practice.

Following dental implant treatment, we’ll refer your patients back to you with a detailed report on the procedure and its results.

 

We alleviate patient concerns

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to getting dental implant treatment is how painful the procedure will be.

We prioritise patients’ safety and comfort. When undergoing a dental implant procedure, our dentists will guide the patient through the process to ensure they feel comfortable and calm from beginning to end.

The treatment starts with a conversation between the patient and one of our dentists, explaining what to expect.

Then, a local anaesthetic is used. This will completely numb the jaw, gums and mouth. With numbed nerves, the patient might feel a slightly strange sensation during the surgery, but it will not be a painful experience.

When the surgery is complete, we will give the patient information on how to care for their implant at home. Follow-up appointments will be arranged to ensure the implant is healing as it should – this can often take place at the patient’s original practice. A permanent crown will be affixed to the implant once it has healed.

 

Our dentists are dental implant experts 

Our treatments are led by our principal dentist, Dr Philip Church, who has a special interest in dental implants. As a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, Philip has helped many patients to restore their smiles. He prioritises keeping patients calm and comfortable throughout the treatment.

 

We offer flexible payment plans 

We offer a range of flexible, interest-free finance options to help patients get the treatment they need. They can assess which payment plan is best suited to them.

 

How to refer your patients for dental implant treatment

If you are a dentist searching for a dental implant referral practice in Glasgow, fill out the form on our implant referrals page. We’ll be back in touch with you to discuss your patients’ circumstances and arrange an initial consultation.

Want to refer your patient to Millersneuk Dental Practice for dental implant treatment? Click through to the implant referrals page.

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How much do dental implants cost?

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can help to restore your natural smile. But what are dental implants and how much will they set you back? Read on to learn more.

 

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the modern solution to missing teeth. They are the next best thing to real teeth and provide better long-term value than conventional temporary teeth replacement options like dentures.

Dental implants are a secure and permanent treatment that look and feel like natural teeth. Small titanium rods are inserted into the cavity of your jawbone. The bone surrounding your implant will gradually fuse with the rod, securing the implant in place. Finally, a crown or bridge is fitted to create a natural-looking smile with long-lasting results.

 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent and natural solution to missing teeth. They look, feel and behave like real teeth. You’ll be able to eat, talk and laugh with confidence.

Dental implants also help to preserve bone strength and promote a healthy facial structure. When you lose a tooth, the jaw can weaken, making it hard to chew. Temporary solutions like dentures don’t address this problem: once you lose a tooth, only permanent dental implants can help to preserve your jaw strength.

Dental implants are easy to clean and care for. There is no need to remove them – in fact, you won’t be able to, as they are permanent solutions. Just like natural teeth, they should be brushed with toothpaste twice a day.

 

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implant prices depend on the type of treatment you’ll need and the number of teeth you want to replace. A typical treatment can start from around £2,300.

Here, at Millersneuk Dental Practice, we offer flexible, interest-free finance options to help our patients get the treatment they need. We have 6 to 18-month payment terms available.

Discover which payment plans you qualify for here.

To find out if dental implants are right for you, book a video consultation today. Alternatively, call us on 0141 777 7511.

 

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Dental Treatment in Lockdown

At Millersneuk Dental Practice we are still offering dental treatments in line with government guidelines.

For us, our patients’ safety come first. We have measures in place in the practice to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable when paying us a visit. To find out more, contact us here.

While the pandemic has brought many restrictions, we don’t want people to feel discouraged to seek dental treatment if they require it. In fact, for many, now is actually a good time to get treatment.

Recovery

While here at Millersneuk Dental Practice, we prioritise the safety and comfort of our patients, some intensive treatments can require some recovery time.

In normal circumstances, patients might have to return to work/school immediately after visiting the dentist. Now, as most of us are working remotely, this allows us to recover in the comfort of our own homes, even while continuing to work.

Face Masks

Face masks help us to protect one another, but they also cover your face – ideal for when you’re receiving treatments! Cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics like dermal fillers sometimes cause some swelling while they heal; with face masks, this can be easily covered and disguised until you’ve reached home.

Video Consultations

At the beginning of the pandemic, we began offering free initial video consultations, and these have proved popular. This allows us to limit the number of trips you’ll making to our practice, promoting safety measures and saving you time.

In order to make our call as effective and efficient as possible, we encourage you to upload a close-up of your smile when filling out our contact form. Then we will arrange a call to discuss your treatment.

During the call, you will speak to one of our experienced dentists, who will answer your questions and provide personalised recommendations.

To book your video consultation today, fill out this simple form. We will get back to you to discuss your visit.

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New Year’s Resolutions for your teeth

We all have a list of things we’ve been meaning to get around to. For many of us, it’s improving our smiles. But it’s so easy to put things off, even if they’re important to us.

The look of our smiles can have a big impact upon our confidence and the way we feel about ourselves. Now that many of us have moved to online working where we’re constantly looking at our own faces on Zoom, we’re noticing small changes that we’d like to make to our smiles.

We believe that everyone should feel confident in their smile. If you’ve made improving the look and feel of your teeth a New Year’s Resolution, here are some ideas for inspiration…

Dental implants

Having a missing tooth can make people feel embarrassed, self-conscious, and nervous about smiling widely, even if they wear dentures or have a crown installed. Dental implants can help restore your confidence because they look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Not only that, but dental implants help to restore strength to your jaw, which can easily weaken over time when teeth are missing.

Here at Millersneuk Dental Practice, we use premium quality, long-lasting and affordable implants. Learn more about dental implants here.

Veneers/Composite bonding

Everyday life can cause our teeth to become discoloured, misaligned and chipped.

Veneers and Composite Bonding are long-lasting solutions that help improve your smile.

These treatments create a natural aesthetic result without damaging the structure of the tooth.

Recently, Dr Jonathan Fitzpatrick, helped a patient to fix their uneven, crooked teeth. He used Composite Bonding as part of the treatment to restore her smile. Discover more about what he did here.

To learn more about veneers and why they’re a great solution, click here.

Invisalign

Being on Zoom so often might have you wanting to perfect your smile by straightening your teeth.

Invisalign is a clear plastic aligner that gradually puts pressure on the teeth, moving them to their desired location.

As the aligners are transparent, they don’t draw attention, unlike traditional fixed braces, allowing you to smile without feeling self-conscious.

To find out more about Invisalign, head here.

Don’t delay – if addressing a dental concern is on your New Year’s Resolution list, make it happen in 2021.

Book a video consultation to discuss your smile goals and arrange a treatment plan with one of our experienced dentists. Alternatively, give us a call on 0141 777 7511.