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.
How 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.