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The numerous advantages of dental implants as tooth replacements

09-08-2016

Dental implants have many advantages as replacements for missing teeth. Ralston Dental and Cosmetic Clinic in Leicester offers a range of dental implant-based teeth to restore your smile and your oral health by replacing anything from one to all of your natural teeth. We welcome new patients for implant consultations.

When you start to lose teeth, you begin to lose more than just your beautiful smile. Even one lost tooth puts instant additional strain on remaining teeth, which can also move out of position and become difficult to clean. If you are missing several or all of your natural teeth, your ability to eat a healthy diet, to speak clearly, and to smile with confidence can all be impaired.

Sharks can regenerate their teeth many times over, but humans require a different solution. Our adult teeth are meant to last us for life, but often our modern lifestyles – with diets too high in sugar and acidic foods and drinks – get in the way, causing us to lose our teeth prematurely.

Dental implants are an effective solution to tooth loss caused by gum disease and tooth decay, as well as teeth lost in accidents. They require your mouth to be healthy to maximise your chances of success, but your Leicester dentist can treat periodontal disease prior to placing your implants.

Leicester dental implants

Most people at our Leicester dental practice only require local anaesthetic for the placement of dental implants, which many report as being more bearable than a tooth extraction.

Once your Leicester implant dentist has placed your dental implants in your jaw, a process called osseointegration begins. This sees the titanium tooth root replacements forming a strong bond with your jaw bone, providing a firm anchor for your new teeth as well as helping to preserve the strength and health of the jaw bone.

At our Leicester clinic we can combine dental implants with a fixed dental bridge, a denture, or a single crown, depending on your clinical situation. After a healing period you will be able to enjoy all the functionality of a new set of natural teeth.

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