Our dental clinic is open and you can read our COVID-safe procedures here.
We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.
My friends and family have commented on how nice my smile is now that I'm smiling more. A lot of folk haven't noticed actually becasue [the teeth] are that natural.
Here at New Life Teeth, we combine decades of expertise and state-of-the-art technology to bring you some of the most advanced and life-changing dental implants.
Both of our implant centres are fully equipped to provide everything you need to enhance the beauty of your smile while strengthening your bite. We have on-site dental labs that enable us to produce some of the highest quality dental implants available anywhere – dental implants that can and do change lives.
If you have one or more missing teeth, find out more about how our world-class dental implants can make a difference to your smile.
Dental implants are considered the ‘gold standard’ of missing tooth replacement and result in a beautifully crafted restoration that restores both the functionality and aesthetics of an intact smile.
As masters of our craft, we have the skills and the experience to create an astonishingly lifelike restoration that blends in seamlessly with your remaining teeth.
The implant itself is a metal post that is anchored directly into the jawbone at the missing tooth site. Once in position, any remaining bone tissue fuses with it over time to create a super-strong platform which can then be topped with a restoration (typically a dental crown).
The main difference between dental implants and other forms of missing tooth replacements are that because tooth implants are anchored directly into the jaw, they become a permanent part of the mouth. For patients, it means that they can eat their favourite foods once again without restriction while rediscovering their previously hidden smile.
As one of only 16 Branemark Centres located around the world, we are leaders in the field of dental implants in Scotland, Ireland and the UK.
We are dedicated to providing first-class treatment where the emphasis is on unparalleled patient care.
All our dental implants are designed using the latest titanium fixtures supported by zirconia crowns and bridges. Unlike acrylic or ceramic, they are unlikely to chip, break or stain easily. Our tooth implants look like real teeth and our implants are fully biocompatible – meaning that they won’t cause a reaction when placed in the mouth.
Here at New Life Teeth, we place dental implants using a computer-guided technique.
Once a CT scan is taken, we will use it to create virtual assimilation of your mouth. We use this to virtually plan for your surgery, plotting the exact positioning of each dental implant. Once trajectory, depth and positioning have been agreed upon, this information is transferred onto a 3D printed guide.
During surgery, this guide fits perfectly over your teeth and will direct or ‘guide’ the implant into its optimal position. A small pilot hole is drilled through the gum and the dental implant is inserted directly into place. Doing so negates the need to cut the gum so surgery is quick and recovery is minimal.
Less time spent chair-side
No surgical incisions necessary
Improved implant accuracy (in comparison with the traditional implant technique) and
Faster post-op recovery.
Dental implants are right for most people, however, because it involves a surgical process there are some exceptions. People with existing heart conditions or those who are clinically obese may not be eligible neither may those with conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or alcoholism.
In addition, individuals who have previously undergone cancer surgery in the head and neck area or are currently undergoing radiation may also not be eligible.
There are also other conditions that will need to be treated first before going ahead with dental implant surgery including gum disease. If in doubt, feel free to speak to our clinicians first.
In a word, no. However, when a tooth is missing it sets off a chain of events that can result in further tooth loss. Teeth begin to drift towards the gap, for example, and this makes them more difficult to clean and therefore more prone to attack from bacteria contained in tartar.
At the same time, your bite will also change which means that more pressure is forced onto neighbouring teeth. Finally, bone tissue starts to reabsorb back into the body because it’s no longer required to support the tooth root at the missing tooth site. Over time, this will weaken the jaw causing other teeth to become loose.
A tooth implant can fill a gap in the smile so teeth no longer drift, restore full chewing ability, take the pressure off other teeth and stabilise the jaw by halting bone loss.
Here at New Life Teeth, we fit the most durable, high-quality dental implants to our patients. While the crown may need replacing after 10-15 years, there is no reason why the implant itself (the fixture secured into the jawbone) shouldn’t last indefinitely.
Zirconia is more durable and stain-resistant than both acrylic or ceramic restorations. It also has a natural translucency which better imitates the look of natural teeth.
Just like our overall health, smoking has a detrimental effect on newly-placed implants. Bacteria found in nicotine, for example, is said to be damaging to gums but moreover, people who smoke are also thought to experience slower bone growth.
Successful osseointegration (bone fusion) is a significant factor in the stability and longevity of a dental implant and for these reasons, patients who do smoke will be asked to stop for the duration of their treatment – This can take anything up to 9 months to complete. Quitting smoking for this period will give the implant time to properly stabilise.
Although you don’t have to replace a missing tooth or teeth, there are lots of benefits to doing so. For instance, the roots of natural teeth help stimulate the jaw bone to keep it strong and without them, or without dental implants in their place, the jaw bone could start to deteriorate. This can change the shape of your face and make you look older. You may also find it difficult to eat certain foods with a missing tooth or teeth and it can knock your self-confidence. These things can all be remedied with dental implants at New Life Teeth.