By using dental implants, a dentist can restore three things: your smile, full functionality to your jaw, and the confidence needed to get out and enjoy your life. Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester offers a number of implant solutions, which will be tailored to suit your individual needs by our skilled implant dentist, Dr Duncan Ralston.
Advantages of treatment with dental implants
Dental implants are one of the most exciting innovations of modern dentistry. They are the only way that a dentist can replace the root parts of any missing teeth, and are the only permanent tooth replacement option.
By replacing lost roots promptly, you can avoid many of the pitfalls of traditional dentures, which have a tendency to become loose thanks to shrinkage of the jaw bone and gum tissue when tooth roots are missing. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone in a minor operation, carried out here at our Leicester dental practice.
Most patients only need local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, which we provide using the pain-free Wand injection system. However, we are also fully equipped to provide treatment under conscious sedation at our Leicesterdental practice, for nervous patients or those undergoing lengthier procedures.
Over a period of a few months, your dental implants will heal and fully integrate with your jaw bone. When this healing process is complete, you will be called back to our Leicester clinic to have your permanent new teeth fitted – these may be a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on what your individual clinical needs and preferences are.
Your new teeth with both look and function just like their natural counterparts, meaning you can eat what you like, speak, smile, and laugh with confidence.
For patients currently struggling with loose-fitting dentures, we can use dental implants for denture stabilisation at our Leicester dental practice. This involves placing a number of implants (commonly between four and eight) in your jaw then securing your dentures on top, giving you back all the freedom of a jaw full of healthy teeth.