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.