The dental implants journey

At Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic, we want to give you all the support you need when making choices about your dentistry. Whilst we guide you every step of the way, the ultimate choices and experiences are yours and that is often an empowering thought for patients to acknowledge and can help with their treatment process.

dental-implants-journeyWhen you choose to have something like dental implants in Leicester at our clinic, the process can be quite involved and certainly requires some healing time and so you will want to know that you will receive all the necessary care during that time. The best way to get the information needed is to talk to one of our professional dentists but we can go through the basics here so that you can begin to get an idea of what questions you want to ask and what will be involved.

Dental implants in Leicester – what are they?

Dental implants are devices that support artificial teeth in your mouth. This can take the form of crowns, dentures or bridges but any one of these can be mounted on one or more dental implants. The exact number of dental implants you will need is determined by what you want to achieve, whether the teeth are adjoining, the thickness of your jaw bone which supports the implants and a number of other factors that your dentist will take into account. You do not necessarily need one implant per tooth though so this reduces the amount of work you need to have done.

Once the dental implants have been fitted initially, a settling period is normally required where you need to be careful not to disturb the implants whilst the jaw bone knits around them. Your dentist will have worked out the best position and angle for them to be placed at in order to withstand the pressures of use. During this time you will be on a limited diet of very soft foods. Once complete, the dental implants will be secure and sturdy enough to allow for a full range of eating choices.

We want you to be happy and comfortable every step of the way when you get dental implants in Leicester and we hope you want to take this journey with us.