Dental Implants

Long lasting and look great

As good as having your own teeth back

Dental implants provide a great solution for broken or missing teeth. But not every dentist offers them. It takes additional skills and experience to make a good implantologist.

Dr Murphy has placed thousands of dental implants since completing a post graduate year course in 2005. His audited 5 year success rates are between 98-99% since 2012. He accepts referrals from many practices across the West of Scotland for implants- from individual missing teeth or stabilising dentures to replacing a whole jaw with bridgework. This is often about quality of function, not just cosmetic improvements.

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How do dental implants work?

We need to prepare your mouth first. This may involve removing a broken or decayed tooth first. Your mouth might need then to heal for a while before we prepare the right size of cavity to take the implant.

This is usually made of titanium and takes the form of a hollow screw, which is engineered in different sizes to provide an accurate fit.

We let this attach to the bone before carrying out the next part of the procedure, adding a crown, bridge or denture - depending on your requirements. These are custom-made for you to make sure they match the look you want as closely as possible.

Why are implants so effective?

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  • They help protect your other healthy teeth
  • They help keep the natural shape of your face
  • They have become a very successful form of dental treatment
  • They last a long time and tend to prove very stable
  • You worry less about what you eat
  • Closest thing to getting your original teeth back