Dental implants are a tooth replacement solution fit for the 21st Century. At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester, our implant work is carried out by skilled implant dentist Dr Duncan Ralston. He can use implants to restore your smile by replacing one, some, or even all of your natural teeth.
If you have lost one or more of your teeth, or if you fear that those you have left are failing, come for a consultation at our Leicester dental clinic to find out how dental implants could offer you a second chance at a mouth full of healthy teeth.
Why teeth should be replaced, and why dental implants are often the best option
It is always important to replace your missing teeth. Whether you use dental implants, standard bridgework or a traditional denture, it’s best to replace your teeth one way or another.
At our Leicester dental practice, we find that dental implants are often the best way to do this. Lost teeth should be replaced to avoid further problems with dental and general health; remaining teeth may move into the gaps and become crooked, thus harder to clean, in the process. This increases your risk of developing gum disease if plaque is able to build up, and some studies have linked gum disease to conditions including heart disease and diabetes.
Remaining teeth also face a lot more strain when biting and chewing, and have an increased chance of falling out themselves.
Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option in most circumstances. They are the only way that your dentist can replace the roots of the teeth, and they also help to prevent loss of bone density in the jaw because they are osteoconductive.
At our Leicester practice, your dentist will place implants under local anaesthetic. We use the Wand pain-free injection system, so you shouldn’t feel a thing.
After a healing period of a few months, you will be called back to our Leicester practice so that your dentist can fit your permanent new teeth. With proper care, they should serve you well for many years.