Dental Implants

Our dental implants are a winning strategy for restoring your smile

Missing teeth can knock your self-esteem and confidence, and it’s not just because of how they affect your appearance. In severe cases, they can make eating and chewing more difficult, and that in turn makes it uncomfortable or embarrassing to eat in public.

We’re aware of how powerful an impact tooth loss can have on your lifestyle and well being, that’s why we’ve built the skills and facilities to offer patients dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth. A titanium implant is placed into your jawbone, creating astable support for artificial teeth to be mounted on. It means that crowns, bridges and dentures fixed on top won’t shift or move around in your mouth, even when you’re talking or eating.

Are dental implants for me?

For the implants to properly fuse, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone structure. However, if you don’t have adequate bone structure, we use techniques that can help harvest enough bone to support the implant.

As such, we’ll assess your overall dental health using our range of tools (including x-rays) to determine if implants will be successful.

We’ll discuss the results with you in depth before any work is undertaken.

The procedure consists of the following steps over several months:

  1. Implants will be surgically placed in your jaw, whilst you’re under local anaesthesia.

  2. Immediately afterward, you may experience some pain and swelling. We’ll provide medication to counter this, if necessary.

  3. We’ll give them around two to six months to fuse properly to your jawbone (a process called osseointegration).

  4. If suitable, we’ll give you temporary crowns,bridges or dentures, to aid eating and talking during this period.

  5. Once osseointegration is complete, we’ll take impressions and attach fixtures.

  6. Your new teeth will be moulded and coloured to your specifications, before being attached to the implants.


It may seem like a lengthy process, but it’s worth it for the final result – a flawless, natural-looking and comfortable smile you can feel confident in all the time. Once the implant procedure is successfully completed, we’ll give you personalised aftercare advice and healthcare to help you keep them in tip-top shape for as long as possible.


Please note, this is a previous client of Artis Dental.


Please note, this is a previous client of Artis Dental.


“These days we are constantly asked to review something or other. This review I am delighted to make. My bridges, crowns and teeth had reached ‘their sell by date’. A full denture in my upper mouth proved to be not suitable. I decided to go for implants: 4 in my upper palette. Last week I left Artis Dental Surgeries, in Balerno, smiling from ear to ear, desperate to show off my lovely new teeth. The team, who have worked on this happy outcome, particularly Brian, one of the dentists at Artis have conscientiously done the preparation work, resulting in a very satisfactory outcome for me, him and the team you see in the photo. If your smile is part of your facial appearance, I would certainly recommend considering implants.”

Ashleigh  Dobbie

To find out how dental implants could transform your life, 
call 0131 466 8206 or visit the practice to talk to one of our experts.