If you have lost one or more of your teeth, you’ll know how inconvenient it can be and how it can affect the way you feel about yourself. If your heart sinks when you look in the mirror or you think twice before smiling, then you might like to know how dental implants in Leicester can help. As well as detracting from your appearance, missing teeth can make it hard to eat or speak properly, which leads to self-consciousness. At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic, we have helped many of our patients in Leicester deal with tooth loss using dental implants.
What are dental implants?
The implant itself is a small metal screw that is fitted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure. This is carried out using a local anaesthetic to make it as comfortable as possible for you. The bone and blood vessels in your jaw mesh around the implant to stabilise it. When the implant has settled, it can be used as a solid base for crowns, bridges, single artificial teeth or dentures. This offers a far more secure option than removeable dentures or other replacements that attach to existing teeth. Our patients who have experienced dental implants in Leicester have found that they are very durable. With the correct care, they can last for several decades.
Will they look natural?
Dental implants are invisible as they are hidden in the jaw. The crowns, bridges or replacement teeth you choose will be carefully made to match the appearance of your remaining teeth. If you need a whole new set of teeth, these will be designed to complement the shape of your mouth and enhance your appearance. If you have dental implants in Leicester, people may admire your beautiful smile but won’t have a clue about the secret behind it. You will be able to eat and speak as normal, so you’ll stand out for the right reasons, not the wrong ones.
We are proud of the services we offer in Leicester. Dental implants could be the solution to your missing teeth, enhancing your smile and restoring your quality of life.