Dental Implants from an experienced implants team now at our practice!
We are very excited to announce that dental implant treatments are available at our practice.
Dr Philip Byrne ( GDC No:80751 ) is an experienced implant dentist providing a high quality of dental implant treatments.
He is one of the few Scottish dentists with a postgraduate qualification in dental implants, being awarded a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from Newcastle University in 2017. Newcastle is recognised as the 32nd Best Dental School in the World.
Philip places dental implants to replace single, multiple or a full set of teeth. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI).
Dental implants can improve your appearance, make you feel more confident and also improve the way you bite and chew your food, and can stop adjacent teeth from becoming crooked – otherwise teeth are prone to move to fill the gap.
A dental implant comes in two parts: a titanium screw or cylinder that is affixed to the jaw bone, and a porcelain crown that is placed on top. Implants can also be used to support a denture or a bridge.
Dental implants can often be placed at the same time as an existing tooth is removed. The cylinder or screw is precisely positioned on the jaw bone to create an instant stability. This stability will increase over time as the bone grows around the metal.
If you have just one missing tooth, you will just need one implant fitted. If you have several missing teeth, you will not necessarily need the exact same number of implants as teeth to be fitted – one implant can often support several replacement teeth. The number of implants you will need varies from patient to patient and depends on how much bone you have and how able it is to support the implants. As a rule the bottom jaw is usually denser and stronger than the upper jaw, so even if you need all your teeth replaced, you may need fewer implants on the lower jaw.
The success rate of dental implants is high – more than 90% - although smoking can reduce the success of implants and affect the initial healing process. Like regular teeth, the success of dental implants relies on a good oral hygiene regime. They require regular brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to the practice for a check-up.