What are dental implants?

In Leicester, dental implants are sometimes called a tooth implant or teeth implants. They are a substitute for a natural tooth root and can be using for a single missing tooth as well as multiple missing teeth.

dental-implants-in-LeicesterMost dental implants are made from titanium or titanium alloy. These materials have consistently been shown to integrate well with bone to provide a long lasting and safe implant procedure.Dental implants are placed into a socket drilled in the location of the planned tooth. At Ralston Dental, our goal for your dental implants in Leicester, is to ensure that the implant has very close contact with the bone. This is called primary stability. Over the course of between four and six months, this stability improves with by additional bone growth. This process is called ossesointegration and is the foundation of the longevity of your dental implants in Leicester.

To support the new ‘teeth’, your dental implant need a supporting component. This is called an abutment. This abutment is the link between your implant and your new crown, bridge, or denture.

How long do they last?

Dental implants in Leicester are a well-established, tried and tested method for replacing one or more lost teeth. Evidence shows that by following aftercare instructions and maintaining an excellent oral hygiene regime an implant-retained restoration can last at least 20 years. Your oral health routine must include regular checkups and a trip to see your dental hygienist at Ralston Dental at least every six months, as well as annual appointments to check the health of your dental implants with a dentist.

Why use us?

At Ralston Dental Clinic we know that good dentistry needs a combination of top class training and excellence in customer service. We always aim to achieve this through the use of the modern state-of-the-art dental equipment. Our team also has decades of practical experience. Ralston Dental is owned and run by Duncan Ralston, who alone has over 30 years’ dental experience. Most of our team share this level of experience and expertise. As well as this, we all share a genuine passion for what we do.