Dental implants are increasing in popularity as a result of their reliability, great design, ability to change people�s life, and the 95% success rate they have. Dental implants are designed to replace missing, damaged or decaying teeth and can significantly improve your smile and self-esteem. They are also indispensable in enabling you to have a fulfilling life unrestricted by damaged teeth.

Dental implants are considered the Gold standard in cosmetic and surgical dentistry. They are a safe and long-lasting solution to your dental problems. Their design consists of a titanium fixture that is placed into the bone, replacing the root canal of the tooth. On top of the fixture is placed a permanent restoration, which is completed by a dental crown. Dental implants are extremely reliable and can last a lifetime. That is the reason why more and more people prefer to have a dental implant fixed.

Berkeley Clinic offer some of the best orthodontist services in Glasgow and can provide quality dental implants to Glasgow residents. We are well-aware that the process of getting a dental implant fitted could appear difficult to understand and quite overwhelming. That is why we created a short overview of what the procedure involves. If you are looking for dental implants Glasgow orthodontists can offer, then Berkeley Clinic is the place to go. These are the 7 simple steps involved in getting a dental implant fitted with us.

Step 1: Planning
The first step to getting a dental implant is planning. This involves a consultation with a dentist who is going to evaluate your general health and the local health of your teeth and jaw. There are some conditions which can lower the chances of success of the implant. These include poor oral hygiene, heavy smoking, diabetes, gum diseases, long term steroid use, osteoporosis and others. All these affect the gums condition and the jaw bones. A consultation with a dentist is required to assess whether a dental implant is the most suitable solution for you.

Step 2: CT or CAT scan
Next step is getting a CT or CAT scan. This enables the dentist to plan the procedure in great detail and find the optimal positioning of the dental implant. This is very important to reduce the chance of failure as the implant needs to be well positioned to handle the pressure it will be exposed to. The CT or CAT scan is used to get a scan of the jaws and any existing dentures. This data is then entered into a CAD/CAM software that helps to plan the surgery. In complex surgeries the CT scanning helps to identify and avoid damaging vital structures which helps ensure the safety of the patient.

Step 3: The Surgery
Most dental implants are placed following the same procedure. First the soft tissue is reflected. This involves making an incision over the crest of the bone and splitting the attached gingiva in half to ensure that the dental implant will have a thick band of tissue around it. The edges of the tissue are pushed back to expose the bone. Next part of the procedure is drilling. This involves the use of a surgical guide or stent with which pilot holes are placed. These are drilled with regulated high speed and with high precision to avoid pressure necrosis and burning of the bone. Next step involves drilling at a low speed and is used to expand the pilot hole. Different size drills are use depending on the width and length of the implant. The procedure is done with a sedative and the patient does not experience pain. After this, the dental implant is placed. It is screwed in the bone with a precise torque. Final step of the surgery is the tissue adaptation with the gingiva adapted around the dental implant and providing a band of tissue around the healing abutment.

Step 4: Timing
There are a few variations regarding fitting implants after the extraction of the teeth. The first one is Immediate post-extraction implant placement which is done right after the tooth has been removed. The second is Delayed immediate post-extraction implant placement and takes place 2 weeks to 3 months after the extraction. The last one is called late implantation and is done 3 months or more after the tooth is removed.

Step 5: Healing
The dental implant needs time to become permanently stable. This procedure involves the body growing bone to the surface of the implant, a process called osseointegration. The time allowed for healing depends on the density of the bone and the number of implants splinted together and will be specific for the individual patient.

Step 6: Recovery
Next step involves securing dental crowns on the implant fixture. This phase begins once the implant has been well integrated and an abutment is placed. There are three main types of procedures when attaching the teeth and dental crowns to the dental implant depending on the timing. First option is immediate loading procedure taking place right after the fitting of the implant. Second option is early loading, which is done 1 week to 12 weeks after the implant fitting. And last option is delayed loading which is done after more than 3 months after fitting the implant. In many cases the dentist may place a temporary teeth until the osseointegration has been confirmed. An abutment will be selected according to the individual case and application. Very often a custom one will be made. This is done by a dental lab that fabricates both the abutment and the crown.

Step 7: Maintenance
After the procedure of fitting the dental implant is completed the last step is maintenance. The dental implant needs to be cleaned regularly to remove plaque. It should be noted that the implants will lose bone in a similar rate to natural teeth in the mouth and that porcelain crowns could discolour, fracture or require repair approximately every 10 years. However this time will differ according to the position of the crown in the mouth and the forces applied on it. General oral hygiene rules like cleaning you teeth twice a day and flossing apply. You should also visit your dentist every 3 to 6 month for regular cleaning. Ensure that your dentist has experience and the necessary equipment for dental implants maintenance. It is also your dentist who can recommend suitable cleaning options. If you take proper care of your dental implants they can last a lifetime

Looking for a place to get dental implants fitted? Then http://www.berkeleyclinic.com is the dental clinic you need. We are an award winning cosmetic dentistry in Glasgow that offers a variety of dental treatments to meet the needs of our patients. We provide quality dental implants glasgow, painless procedures and extensive care and maintenance after fitting. We can take you through all steps involved in fitting a dental implant and provide you with guidance on how to care and maintain it to preserve it for as long as possible.

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  Postcode G3 7PJ
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  Phone Number 014 1564 1900

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I found Mike back in late 2013 while looking for a dentist who could help me face my almost crippling dental phobia and can truthfully say I'm so glad that I that did. In the near seven years I've been lucky enough to be coming here I've had nothing but positive experiences and it's no exaggeration to say that I feel like I've conquered my phobia. All the team from Mike and more recently Stewart to the nurses, hygienists and everyone involved have been fantastic. I really couldn't not recommend them highly enough!

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My daughter Ella unfortunately knocked the majority of her top front adult teeth out by a swing. We managed to get the remaining part sealed and were recommended Dr Libi Almuzian who provided the most incredible support from our first call. I have never encountered someone who can engage so well with children whilst ensuring the best possible treatment is carried out. Ella absolutely adored Dr Libi - from her Disney sing a longs to her treasure chest toy hunt! Her enthusiasm for paediatric dentistry is outstanding - she has the most unbelievable ability to make child/parent/carer have the most relaxed and enjoyable experience. Could not recommend Dr Libi enough!

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Wouldn’t go anywhere else Greig is amazing has been my teeth saviour, I now have a smile I’m proud of with his help
Also had implants done and having another soon
Can highly recommend him and I do to anyone who ask about a good dentist my response is he isn’t good he is amazing

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One of the best customer care experiences I’ve ever had. It was calm, relaxing, enjoyable. I didn’t want to leave.
I’ve had an aggressive abscess for a few months. Painful, 5 courses of antibiotics then dental surgery a few weeks ago to try to get rid of it without losing my front tooth. It returned last week! 😭 But there are signs it’s going.
But I was really worried about 2 things -
1) getting Covid when my body is already fighting an infection
2) the abscess returning during a lockdown and I end up getting it out at a dental hospital and being toothless at the front.
I’m not worried now.
*Greig gave me a strategy for how long we will wait before extraction.
*He also gave me a strategy for what we will do if they get early notification of lockdown (I won’t be toothless! I’ll get a back up plate even if I still have my tooth. How cool is that?)
*He told me the current guidelines of what the governing bodies have told them.
*He explained why I could have had a flare up in fairly detailed terms in relation to my allergy steroid nasal spray.
*He explained all the positive indicators that my body is fighting it off.
He knows I like the details!
Excellent service. Been coming for years. Highly recommend.

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Dr Libi is truly our super hero. What a wonderful dentist that made Elizabeth so at ease and comfortable while explaining everything so well to me. It has been the most wonderful experience and we are so thankful we found Dr Libi.

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Thank you for the amazing proffessional service recieved today. All your staff / ambience / location is simply business perfection. Mike you truly are the very best.

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My daughter age 6 received treatment for an abscess under a baby tooth.
From the diagnosis to the removal of the tooth my daughter and myself were kept completely at ease.
The dentist Libby was wonderful. She kept my daughter calm and continually explained every procedure she was doing.
Libby is vibrant,kind and has a wonderful manner with the children.
An added extra fabulous touch was a visit to Libby’s treasure chest. Full of goodies(toys not sweets) for my brave daughter to choose a treat.
Fabulous dentist. Fabulous clinic. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE BERKELEY CLINIC.

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Absolutely delighted with my experience of the Berkeley clinic so far. All Staff have been so accommodating and friendly and Dr Cowie has been amazing. She put me at ease straight away with her lovely nature and total professionalism.
I have just finished my ‘clear and correct’ bracing treatment. Cannot recommend this enough. The whole process only took 12 weeks with very little discomfort throughout. The retainers are very discreet and can be removed for eating and cleaning. Looking forward to my finishing touches of whitening and bonding.
Highly recommend the clinic and all the staff, heather you have been amazing! Thank you so much

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Everyone I've met during appointments at the Berkeley Clinic has been both friendly and helpful, along with going out of their way to make me feel comfortable at the dentist. The atmosphere really makes the clinic - there's so much light, and the lounge to wait in makes me want to redecorate! Thank you.

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