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?