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Dental Implants in Edinburgh

At Essential Dental Care in Edinburgh, we understand that missing teeth can have a significant impact on your oral health, your ability to eat and speak comfortably, and your confidence. That’s why we offer dental implants as a permanent and reliable solution to restore your smile and quality of life.

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About The Treatment

What Are Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed into the jawbone to support replacement teeth or bridges. Composed of biocompatible materials like titanium, implants fuse with the jawbone over time through a process called osseointegration. This integration provides a stable foundation for prosthetic teeth, such as crowns or dentures, mimicking the natural structure and function of natural teeth. Dental implants offer a durable and long-lasting solution for individuals with missing teeth, improving both oral function and aesthetics.

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The Candidate

What Can Benefit from Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a versatile and beneficial solution for various individuals who have experienced tooth loss. The following groups can benefit from dental implants:

  1. Individuals with Missing Teeth: Dental implants are an excellent option for those who have lost one or more teeth due to decay, trauma, or other factors.
  2. Those Seeking Permanent Tooth Replacement: Individuals looking for a long-term and durable solution for tooth replacement often find dental implants to be an ideal choice.
  3. Patients with Sufficient Jawbone Density: Adequate jawbone density is crucial for the success of dental implants. Patients with healthy bone structure in the implant area are generally good candidates.
  4. Stabilisation for Denture Wearers: Individuals who wear removable dentures can benefit from dental implants to stabilise and secure their prosthetic teeth, enhancing comfort and function.
  5. Prevention of Bone Loss: Dental implants help prevent the bone loss that typically occurs when natural teeth are lost, preserving jawbone density and overall oral health.
  6. Improved Chewing Functionality: Those seeking to restore natural chewing function and enjoy a varied diet without restrictions may find dental implants to be a suitable solution.
  7. Enhancement of Facial Aesthetics: Dental implants contribute to maintaining facial structure and aesthetics by preventing the sagging or sunken appearance associated with tooth loss.
  8. Younger Adults with Tooth Loss: Dental implants are suitable for individuals of various ages, including younger adults, providing a reliable and lasting solution for tooth replacement.
  9. Prevention of Shifting Teeth: Dental implants help maintain proper tooth alignment by preventing neighbouring teeth from shifting into the gap left by missing teeth.
  10. Individuals Avoiding Removable Prosthetics: Those who prefer a fixed and permanent solution over removable dentures or bridges may choose dental implants for their stability and reliability.
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The Advantages

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a range of significant benefits for individuals seeking a durable and natural-looking solution for tooth replacement. Some key advantages include:

  1. Enhanced Aesthetics: Dental implants provide a natural appearance, seamlessly blending with existing teeth and contributing to an aesthetically pleasing smile.
  2. Improved Speech: Unlike traditional dentures, which may affect speech, dental implants offer stable support for replacement teeth, allowing for clear and natural speech.
  3. Restoration of Chewing Functionality: Dental implants restore the ability to bite and chew with strength and confidence, enabling individuals to enjoy a varied and nutritious diet.
  4. Durability and Longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, offering a durable and long-term solution for tooth replacement.
  5. Preservation of Jawbone Density: Dental implants stimulate bone growth through osseointegration, preventing the bone loss that typically occurs with missing teeth and preserving jawbone density.
  6. Prevention of Shifting Teeth: Implants help maintain proper tooth alignment by preventing adjacent teeth from shifting into the gap left by missing teeth.
  7. Stability for Dentures: Implants provide stable anchors for removable dentures, preventing slippage and enhancing overall comfort for denture wearers.
  8. Increased Confidence: Dental implants contribute to increased self-confidence by restoring a complete and functional smile, positively impacting social interactions and overall well-being.
  9. Convenience and Comfort: Unlike removable dentures, dental implants eliminate the inconvenience of adhesives and the discomfort associated with loose or ill-fitting prosthetics.
  10. No Impact on Adjacent Teeth: Dental implants replace missing teeth without affecting the adjacent healthy teeth, preserving the integrity of the surrounding dental structures.
  11. Natural Bite and Feel: Implants mimic the feel and function of natural teeth, providing a comfortable and natural bite that closely resembles the original dentition.
  12. Versatility in Treatment: Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, multiple teeth, or even provide support for full arches of teeth, offering a versatile solution for various dental needs.
  13. Prevention of Facial Sagging: By preserving jawbone density and supporting facial structure, dental implants help prevent the sagging or sunken appearance often associated with tooth loss.
  14. Easy Maintenance: Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups, making them easy to maintain for long-term oral health.
  15. Permanent Solution: Dental implants offer a permanent and fixed solution for tooth replacement, eliminating the need for frequent adjustments or replacements associated with removable prosthetics.
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What to Expect

The Procedure

You can have a single implant, or you can have multiple ones if you need more than one tooth replaced.

Our team of experienced dentists will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure the most accurate and effective placement of your implants, so you can enjoy long-lasting results and a natural-looking smile.

During your initial consultation, our dental team will conduct a thorough examination of your oral health to determine if dental implants are the right solution for you. If you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will discuss the treatment process with you and answer any questions you may have.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of dental implants?

At Essential Dental Care, we understand the importance of accessible and quality dental solutions, which is why our dental implant services are competitively priced, starting from just £1500. This affordable starting point reflects our commitment to providing excellent dental care that caters to a range of needs. For detailed information about our dental implant services and a tailored cost estimate based on your specific requirements, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our expert team.

What is advantage of implants over other methods of tooth restoration?

The most common alternatives to dental implants are denture and bridges. Getting a bridge requires attaching false teeth to your existing teeth. This involves filing or modifying the teeth on either side of missing teeth in order to support bridge which can have implication is future. Also, often require replacement which makes it more costly option over time. Dentures are false teeth attached to plastic or metal plate which are placed in placed in mouth and are removable. They are cumbersome, uncomfortable and limit your dietary intake. Also, with time they might wear or become loose fitted causing slippage and imprecise fit issues. Whereas dental implants are the permanent solution to missing teeth. They are comfortable, effective, aesthetically pleasing, look and behave just like natural tooth, do not impact surrounding teeth and less costly over long run.

How do I know if I’m suitable for dental implants?

A person who can undergo tooth extractions or bridgework can undergo dental implant treatment. The location and the amount of bone available in the implant area is normally the major factor to be considered for any case. Normally implants are suitable and best option for most cases but its best to have a consultation with our dentist to check for suitability and ask any questions you might have for the treatment.

Can I get dental implants on NHS?

Dental implants are typically not available through the NHS, as they are considered a cosmetic procedure. However, in some rare cases where the implants are deemed medically necessary, the NHS may cover the cost. It’s best to consult with our dentist and NHS dental services for specific eligibility criteria and options available in your area.

How long does it take for the dental implant treatment?

Our dentist should be able to give you a rough estimate about time after your first consultation. Nowadays some false teeth are fitted as the same time as implants for some cases. Check with our dentist to see if it’s suitable for you. Normally the false teeth are fitted after 3-4 months after placing the implant. In some instances it might take longer due to complexity of the case but your dentist should be able to let you know about this during your treatment.

How do dental implants look?

They look exactly the same as your natural teeth.

Does dental Implant hurt?

Typically, implant treatment is no more painful than having a tooth extracted. Often, we place implants using a surgical guide that we can create from your CT cone beam scan. This enables us to insert implants through a small punch hole, akin to keyhole surgery. Consequently, the treatment is virtually painless.

Should I get my own dentist to remove the tooth before I discuss implants with you?

It’s a good idea to come and see us as soon as you can. If we need to extract a tooth before the implant, it’s essential to do it delicately to preserve your own bone. If your dentist is experienced in this, that’s fantastic! But if not, don’t worry; we can handle the tooth removal at our surgery along with the implant placement. Just let us know what works best for you!

What are implants made from?

Implants are made from titanium. Bone has a natural affinity for titanium which enables it to grow around the implant effectively becoming part of your bone.

Can anyone get dental implants?

In general, most healthy individuals with good oral health are suitable candidates for dental implant treatment. However, a comprehensive dental evaluation is necessary to determine if you are an ideal candidate.

Will I be without teeth during the implant process?

Our dentist will provide temporary tooth replacements during the healing period to ensure you don’t go without teeth. These can be removable dentures or temporary crowns.

How long is the recovery period after dental implants?

After undergoing dental implant surgery, the initial recovery period usually spans a few days, during which you may encounter temporary swelling and discomfort. The complete healing and osseointegration process can extend over several months, allowing the implant to firmly integrate with the jawbone.

Can smokers get dental implants?

Although smoking can increase the risk of complications and hinder the healing process, smokers can still get dental implants. However, it is strongly advised to quit smoking or at least reduce smoking to increase the chances of successful implant integration.

Is there an age limit for dental implant treatment?

There is no strict age limit for dental implant treatment. As long as you have good oral health and are suitable for the procedure, dental implants can be considered at any age.

Do I need a bone graft for dental implants?

Not every dental implant case requires a bone graft. It depends on the jawbone’s condition and the specific implantation site. A comprehensive assessment by a dental professional will determine the necessity.

Your Trusted Dental Practice

Why Choose Us for Dental Implants?

Experienced Dentist (38+yrs)

Dr. Paul Au

  • Dental degree from University of Edinburgh in 1984
  • Master of Science degree from University of Edinburgh in 1990
  • Registrar of College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (1994)

Expertise & Personalised Care

Our skilled team comprises experienced professionals specialising in Dental Implants. Our approach is tailored to your specific dental needs, ensuring a customised dental implant solution that complements your individual smile.

Proven Results

Our track record of successful implant cases speaks for itself. Witness the transformative power of our treatments through before-and-after results, showcasing the remarkable improvements we bring to smiles.

First Class Aftercare

Aftercare needed after dental appointments is usually free of charge.

Wherever possible we will provide complimentary advice and consultations via email and phone if needed.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Based on 24 reviews
Herman Komashko
Herman Komashko
My fear of dentists is gone, thanks the team at Essential Dental Care. So caring, so considerate, so professional. I had a hygienist service and two fillings. I have never had such wonderful experience sitting in a dentist chair. I was recommend this place by a friend, and I am forever grateful. There is a group of us now, who all go here :) Thank you all and you sure have me as your regular customer for years to come.
Dorcas Shepherd
Dorcas Shepherd
My husband and I would not go anywhere else, Dr Paul is the most experienced dentist that we have had and explains everything to you. My husband is in the middle of getting implants and he was a bit apprehensive at first but Paul was very patient and explained everything that is going happen and reassured him. It is a long process but will be worth the wait. Also the staff could not be more helpful and very friendly too. Would recommend this practice to anyone.💓
Belinda Neilson
Belinda Neilson
Great dentist
Jerry Chan
Jerry Chan
由於家母牙齒出問題,規勸良久才肯就醫,幾經波折,在愛丁堡找到這家可以全程以廣東話溝通的牙科診所,診所職員 Carman了解後,認為情況緊急,特意安排了快期,隔天便能就診。牙醫 Paul 診症細心,並教導了日常的護理方法及開药,回家後一兩天病情已告好轉,值得推薦。
Michelle Leung (Micmic)
Michelle Leung (Micmic)
Paul is kind and patient to explain the treatment.
Eric Mackay
Eric Mackay
First thing to say is that Paul does very high quality work. He pays attention to detail, spots trouble before it happens, and is very quick to find an appointment time if you do have pain, and sorts it out effectively every time. Secondly, he is very gentle; he’ll tell you when he’s about to numb you up, but to be honest, that’s about the last you’re aware of it. He checks with you that you’re ok, and is careful to make sure your mouth isn’t open wide any longer than it needs to be. Thirdly, he and Michelle run a very effective and friendly practice; they made every effort to keep open as much as possible during lockdown whilst giving every confidence that they were doing all they could to keep their patients safe. And they still do. I can’t commend them highly enough nor thank them warmly enough for all their care and attention.
Steve Kington
Steve Kington
Cannot fault the team at Essential dental. They are always seem to run on time and put me at ease throughout. Dr Au just gets on with it. Would recommend to anyone.
Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith
I have had an extremely positive experience at Essential Dental Care. While a bit pricey (as with any private dentist), Dr Paul has always been very patient and happy to answer any questions I've had about my treatment. I also have to say that this is the first dental practice I asked about a partial denture who did not immediately try to upsell me to a dental implant. While I do need to eventually get the implant, it can be very costly and Dr Paul understood that I really just needed a cosmetic solution in the interim. Highly recommended.
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Essential Dental Care is conveniently located at 13 Polwarth Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 1JS. Reaching us for your dental implant treatments is straightforward, whether by car or public transportation.