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Let your dentist restore your smile with dental implants

With dental implants, your dentist can replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth. At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester, our implant work is carried out by skilled implant dentist Dr Duncan Ralston, who has carried out scores of successful implant placements, helping patients regain not just their confidence to smile in public, but also their ability to eat a healthy and balanced diet, and a life free from loose dentures and messy denture cements.

dental-implantsThe benefits of dental implants

At our Leicesterdental practice, we find that dental implants are often the best solution for patients with one or more missing teeth. They have several advantages over traditional dentures and bridgework.

One of the biggest advantage of dental implants is that they are permanent. Indeed, they are the only permanent way for your dentist to replace your missing teeth, and the only way they can replace the root portions of those teeth.

All of our teeth comprise roots and crowns, and whilst traditional bridges and dentures replace the crowns adequately enough, they don’t replace the roots. Without the tooth roots in place the jaw bone is prone to resorbtion – shrinkage – which is one of the main causes of standard dentures becoming loose and unwieldy over time.

Dental implants are different. They are small titanium tooth roots placed straight into your jaw bone in a small operation, carried out here at our modern Leicesterdental surgery. Most patients only require local anaesthetic for the placement of implants.

If you are a nervous dental patient, we are also fully equipped to provide treatment under conscious sedation at our Leicester practice.

Once they are in position, dental implants mesh with your jaw bone, promoting bone growth and preventing bone loss. A healing period of a few months is usually required, after which your implantologist will attach your permanent new teeth. These may be dentures, a bridge, or a single crown.

With dental implants you can once again enjoy the full functionality of a healthy jaw of teeth. This means you can eat all your favourite foods, and smile confidently.

Choose dental implants for an excellent way to replace lost teeth

By choosing dental implants, you can be assured of a realistic-looking, natural-functioning, and permanent way of replacing your missing or failing teeth. At Leicester practice Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic, our implant work is carried out by skilled implant dentist Dr Duncan Ralston, who can treat even complex cases.

dental-implants-leicesterHow dental implants work

Dental implants are bionic tooth roots, which a dentist places directly in contact with your jaw bone in a minor operation, which is carried out at our Leicester clinic under either local anaesthetic (delivered via the Wand painless injection system) or conscious sedation, depending on your preference.

Once they are in position, dental implants form a strong bond with your jaw bone, helping to prevent the problem of bone resorbtion that is commonly seen in patients who have lost several or all of their natural teeth. They also provide a firm anchor on to which your permanent new teeth – a crown, bridge, or denture – is then attached.

Advantages of dental implants

Properly placed dental implants have a long-term success rate that is upwards of 90%. The skilled implant dentist at our Leicester clinic is highly experienced in the placement of implants and has treated scores of happy patients who will testify to the success of this treatment.

At our Leicester practice, intricate planning is undertaken prior to the placement of your implants to ensure that they are in the very best position to support your new teeth for many years to come – in some cases, even a lifetime.

Implants are the only tooth replacement option that support bone growth, and the only one to create a full functionality that is similar to that of a mouth full of natural, health teeth. Your new teeth won’t just look natural, they’ll act natural, too, meaning you can eat a healthy diet and not face restrictions.

Dental implants: as close as you can get to getting your teeth back

Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester offers dental implants to patients who have lost one, some, or all of their natural teeth. In 2016 there is no need to suffer the indignity of toothlessness, nor to struggle with increasingly ill-fitting dentures and the associated messy cements used to try to keep them in place.

dental-implantsWhether you have recently lost a tooth, have had teeth missing for some time, or have worn traditional dentures for many years only to find they are becoming increasingly unwieldy and uncomfortable, let our Leicesterdental implants team help. It’s the next best thing to having your natural teeth back, and we have many happy patients who will testify to the success of our implant treatment.

What are dental implants?

Each and every tooth comprises two parts: the crown, and the root. All other tooth replacements bar dental implants only replace the crowns of missing teeth, but without the roots in position, your jaw bone will start to recede. This is often why traditional dentures become loose over time.

Dental implants not only help to prevent bone loss, they are in fact supportive of bone growth. They are little titanium screws that your dentist will put in direct contact with your jaw bone, in a small operation here at our Leicesterdentalpractice. Then, after they have had the chance to heal and bond with the bone for a few months, permanent new teeth will be attached – crowns, dentures, or a bridge.

The functionality provided by teeth restored with dental implants is comparable to that of natural teeth. Your false teeth will remain firmly in place at all times, with no danger of falling out, and you can eat all of your favourite foods again. What’s not to like?

Dental implants: the permanent tooth replacement

Dental implants are one of the most exciting developments of modern dentistry. At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic, Leicester, all of our implant work is carried out by Dr Duncan Ralston, a highly experienced implant dentist. With the help of implants, he can restore both your beautiful smile and the full functionality of a healthy jaw of teeth.

dental-implantsWhether you have lost one, some, or even all of your natural teeth, or you have some remaining teeth that are failing, dental implants can help. They provide your dentist with a permanent solution to tooth loss, which means that with prudent aftercare they should last you many years – perhaps even the rest of your life.

Dental implants in Leicester: how it works

The placement of dental implants requires a minor operation, which is carried out by Duncan here at our modern Leicesterdental practice. In most cases only local anaesthetic is required for this procedure.

We use the Wand pain-free injection system here at our Leicester clinic, and also offer treatment under conscious sedation for patients who are nervous or dental phobic.

Once they are in position, your dental implants act as replacements for the roots of a lost tooth or teeth. Made from titanium, which is very compatible with the human body, your implants will form a strong, permanent bond with your bone. After a healing period (typically a few months) your permanent new teeth are attached on top. Your dentist may fit temporary teeth during the healing period so you needn’t fear being toothless.

For a single missing tooth we will place a single implant with a crown attached. For multiple or all missing teeth, a series of implants will be placed and a bridge or denture will be fitted.

The long-term success rate of dental implants is upwards of 90%.

Dental implants: the perfect way to replace missing teeth

Dental implants are a thoroughly modern method of tooth replacement. At our Leicesterdental practice we use the popular Ankylos implant system to replace one, some, or even all of patients’ missing or failing natural teeth.

dental-implantsOur award-winning implant dentist Duncan welcomes new patients for treatment with dental implants at our Leicester clinic, whatever the reason for your tooth loss. Time and again he has found that by using implants he can seriously enhance patients’ quality of life – and, of course, their smiles.

If you are interested in treatment with dental implants in Leicester but are unsure how to proceed, our patient coordinator Karen offers free implant consultations, during which you can find out a little bit more about what’s involved in the implant placement process, as well as asking any questions and raising any concerns you may have.

Dental implants in Leicester

We’ve found that, in most cases, dental implants can be placed under a local anaesthetic, and many patients report this is more comfortable than having a tooth removed. The placement of implants is carefully planned prior to surgery, to ensure that nerves are avoided, as well as to place implants in the correct location to be able to withstand the forces generated by biting and chewing food.

Once your implants are in position, a healing period of a few months is usually required. During this time your implants will form a strong bond with your jaw bone, creating a very stable anchor on to which your dentist will then attach your new teeth.

Depending on your clinical needs, we may use crowns, a bridge, or dentures attached to your implants. Once in position these restorations will look and act just like natural teeth, meaning you are once again able to eat what you like, and smile with renewed confidence.

How dental implants can revolutionise the life of denture-wearers

If you’ve been soldiering on with loose dentures for years, dental implants could be the answer to your prayers. At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester, we use the renowned German implant system Ankylos, which has an excellent reputation for enabling implant surgeons to stabilise dentures, or alternatively replace them with an implant-retained bridge.

dental-implantsWhy dentures become loose

Dentures have been used as standard treatment for missing teeth for centuries. Whilst the modern versions are more comfortable, durable, and realistic in terms of appearance and action than ever before, they do still have a tendency to become loose over time. This puzzles many patients whose false teeth once fitted well, and they find themselves making frequent visits to their dentist to have their dentures adjusted.

One of the main reasons that this happens is that dentures only replace the crown parts of missing teeth. With nothing to replace the roots, the jaw bone starts to resorb (shrink), leading to your dentures becoming loose. Because they are artificial tooth roots, dental implants help to avoid this problem.

Anyone interested in solving their denture problems with the help of dental implants is invited to join us for a consultation with award-winning implant dentist Duncan here at our Leicester clinic.

The placement of dental implants involves minor oral surgery, carried out here at our modern and fully-equipped Leicester dental practice. Most people only need local anaesthesia, although treatment under sedation is also possible.

The good news is that you won’t need as many dental implants as teeth. Implant placement is intricately planned so that the minimum number of implants can support the maximum number of teeth. For denture stabilisation and for bridge placement, your dentist will commonly place between four and eight implants in each jaw.

How dental implants enable a dentist to replace missing teeth for life

If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants are the only permanent way your dentist can replace them. At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester, our award-winning implant dentist Duncan regularly uses implants to replace one, some, and even all of patients’ natural teeth, giving them back their confidence to smile, their ability to eat what they choose, and indeed their enjoyment of life.

dental-implant-leicesterPatients present to our Leicester dental surgery having lost teeth for all manner of reasons. Tooth decay and gum disease, accidents and injuries can all result in tooth loss. As the population in general lives longer, more people are also discovering that they are outliving their natural teeth.

How dental implants work

Dental implants are bionic tooth roots, made out of titanium. Your dentist places them in direct contact with your jaw bone in a minor operation, carried out here under local anaesthetic or sedation here at our Leicester practice.

Your dental implants are then left to heal and integrate with your jaw bone. Titanium is used because it is osteoconductive – meaning it supports bone growth – and is very compatible with the body. After this healing period, which is typically a couple of months, you will be called back to our Leicester practice so that your dentist can attach your new teeth – a single crown in most cases when one tooth needs replacing, and either an implant-retained bridge or denture when several or all of your teeth have to be replaced.

The advantages of implants

Dental implants have several advantages of standard bridges and dentures. They help to prevent bone loss, which can lead to traditional dentures becoming loose. Implants and attached restorations look and act just like natural teeth, and are designed to last for many years – perhaps even a lifetime.

Dental implants: an introduction

Dental implants are the only permanent replacement option for patients with missing teeth. At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester, our skilled implant dentist Duncan can use implants to replace one, some, or even all of your natural teeth, restoring not just your confidence in your smile but also your ability to eat a full, healthy, balanced diet, which is important to maintaining good nutrition.

How dental implants work

dental implantsDental implants differ from other tooth replacement options because they are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone. This requires minor oral surgery, which dentist Duncan carries out here at our Leicester clinic under local anaesthetic (delivered via our Wand pain-free injection system) or sedation – the choice is yours.

Natural teeth comprise crowns and roots, and dental implants are the only way for a dentist to replace the root portions of your teeth. After they have been placed in your jaw bone they are left to heal for a couple of months, during which time they will integrate with the bone. Implants are made from titanium, which in addition to being highly compatible with the human body is also osteoconductive, meaning that your implants will support and encourage bone growth.

Bone shrinkage or resorbtion is a very common side-effect of having missing teeth. This is one reason that patients who wear traditional dentures often find their false teeth become increasingly loose over time, making eating difficult and even falling out at unfortunate moments. Resorbtion of the jaw bone also leads to a sagging, sunken and prematurely-aged appearance to the face. Dental implants are an effective way of preventing these problems.

Our implant dentist in Leicester can use implants to stabilise your dentures, meaning they will never again become loose.

Whether you opt for crowns, a bridge, or dentures, our Leicester implant dentist can give you back your smile and your quality of life.

Smile of the week! E.max Crown

Smile of the week!

This beautiful young lady was devastated after an unfortunate accident to her front tooth. Luckily a friend recommended Duncan who being a perfectionist took his time to get the shade and translucency of her new cosmetic E.max crown just right to blend in with her other teeth.

We think she looks amazing!

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