Dental implants: benefits of permanent tooth replacement

Dental implants offer numerous benefits when compared with traditional dentures or dental bridgework. At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester, our skilled implant dentist can use implants to replace anything from one to all of your teeth – permanently.

dental-implantsThe main issue with traditional dentures is that they only replace the crowns of the teeth (as do traditional bridges). Problems arise because when the tooth roots are missing for any significant period of time, the jaw bone starts to shrink back. This both alters the fit of your dentures, making them increasingly loose, unwieldy, and impossible to use, and also affects the appearance of your face as your bone structure changes.

Using dental implants, your Leicester dentist can prevent all of these problems. In cases of full-arch and/or full-mouth restoration, by choosing dental implants you won’t have to worry about your new teeth becoming loose. There will be no restrictions on your diet, meaning you can easily maintain your nutrition, no problems with speaking, and absolutely no danger of slipping false teeth ruining your social life.

This is because implants are made out of titanium, and actively promote bone growth. They will both hold your dentures or bridge firmly in place and prevent your jaw bone from shrinking.

Leicester dental implants

At our Leicester clinic we see dental implants as an investment in your future. You will never have to struggle with sloppy denture pastes again, won’t have to leave your teeth in a glass of water by the bed overnight, and can smile and laugh heartily safe in the knowledge that your teeth will stay where they should, always.

The majority of patients at our Leicester dental practice only need local anaesthetic for implant placement, and any post-operative discomfort won’t last long and is manageable with over-the-counter pain relief and ice packs.

Temporary teeth are often fitted whilst integration takes place, and when this is complete (after a few months) your Leicester dentist will then attach a permanent bridge, denture, or single crown.

Karen, Patient Co-Ordinator at Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester, welcomes new patients for free dental implants consultations.