Do you have one or more missing teeth? If so, you will know how detrimental this is to your appearance, on top of making it harder to eat and speak. You may find that you are restricted to a soft food diet. Not only do you miss out on your favourite food but having a limited diet also affects your nutrition, gradually undermining your health over the years. You may have considered dentures or bridges but are worried that they would be uncomfortable or inconvenient. There is now an effective alternative to removeable replacements. At Ralson Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester, dental implants have helped many of our patients improve their smile and enhance their quality of life.
How do they work?
Dental implants are small metal screws that are set into the jaw during a minor operation. They work just like the roots of natural teeth, as the bones and soft tissues of the jaw mesh around them, securing them into position. Dentures, crowns or replacement teeth are fixed to the implants, ensuring a stable, long-term restoration. Your smile will be returned to its former glory and you will be able to bite and chew as normal. We have found that, with the proper care, patients with dental implants in Leicester have enjoyed their benefits for several decades.
Improving your health in the future
Being able to eat normally improves your diet and also strengthens the structure of your jaw. When you have missing teeth, the jawbone gradually deteriorates. This leads to weakness that destabilises your remaining teeth. Dental implants stimulate the jaw when you eat in the same way as natural tooth roots. This keeps the bones and blood vessels healthy, ensuring long-term strength. A further benefit of having dental implants in Leicester is that they support the lips and cheeks, avoiding the sag and droop that can occur when there are gaps in your teeth.
We are proud of the services we offer our patients in Leicester. Dental implants are a long-term investment in your health and appearance. To find out how we can help, do get in touch with our experienced team today.