Dental Implants Leicester

Dental implants – the ultimate solution for missing teeth

Losing a tooth can be a life-changing experience in a lot of ways. Forget the pain and the trauma of losing the tooth. It can impact your confidence and your smile. At The Dentalist, we offer various dental implant options to help you redefine your smile and invigorate your confidence. Our team of friendly and approachable dentists and orthodontists will walk you through the process and inform you of all the options available to you and the best way to get your smile back.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are restorations used in place of missing teeth. They are embedded in the jawbone and fuse with the bone to create a secure foundation for an artificial tooth, denture or dental bridge.

When attached properly, dental implants act like natural teeth. Because the implant fuses with the bone, it is stable and secured. Unlike dentures, which shift and move when chewing, a dental implant stays in place during function. It gives you the confidence to smile brightly and broadly.

Dental implants are made of biocompatible materials such as zirconia and titanium, which are known to be well-tolerated by the body. Dental implants are made up of three main parts;

  • Implant post – this is a small screw that acts as the anchor or an artificial tooth root. The post is surgically placed into the jawbone and provides a stable foundation for the restoration.
  • The abutment – Connects the implant post to the artificial tooth
  • The dental prosthetic – it can be a crown, bridge or denture. The visible part of the implant restores your ability to chew and speak comfortably. The dental prosthetics are fabricated to match your natural teeth’ size, shape and colour. When installed correctly, it is almost impossible to distinguish it from the other teeth.
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What is the process?

Your initial free consultation at The Dentalist will include a comprehensive examination to determine the best dental implant procedure for you. This evaluation includes X-rays, taking impressions, and matching the colour of your teeth to make your implant look as natural as possible.

Then, the dental implant procedure can begin. You will to undergo a surgical implant placement procedure, where the oral surgeon will insert the implant into your jawbone. This stage can take a few months to heal. During this time, the implant will fuse with your bone tissue, allowing it to function as a natural tooth root.

Once the implant has healed, you will return for the final step of the treatment process: the restoration. Your dentist will place the abutment and crown onto the implant, and you’ll be able to smile and chew in no time!

Benefits of Dental Implants

When looking to replace lost teeth, besides dental implants, you have removable partial dentures, implant-supported bridges and tooth-supported bridges. Dental implants have many benefits and advantages over this method for the right client. These benefits include;

When looking to replace lost teeth, besides dental implants, you have removable partial dentures, implant-supported bridges and tooth-supported bridges. Dental implants have many benefits and advantages over this method for the right client. These benefits include;

They provide long-term stability. Unlike dentures, dental implants don’t need special adhesives to stay in place. You can enjoy eating and talking without fearing them slipping out of place. Dental implants provide sufficient strength and support for patients to properly chew food. They help preserve the adjacent teeth by eliminating the need to trim healthy teeth for support, as is required in dental bridges.

Dental implants are resistant to tooth decay, making them more durable than natural teeth. They don’t require additional special care beyond regular brushing and flossing.  They provide a more natural feeling. The metal post is fused with the jawbone. They act like regular teeth.

They promote good oral health by preventing neighbouring teeth from shifting and making it easier to clean between them. Dental implants can stimulate bone growth and improve jawbone structure Dental implants can last for decades, provided they are well cared for through proper brushing, flossing and professional cleaning.

Dental implants appear costly compared to other tooth replacement options, but their long-term benefits outweigh the costs. Also, at The Dentalist, we have partnered with a leading financial provider, allowing you to pay for the implants in affordable monthly instalments.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are ideal for clients who have lost a tooth or teeth due to injury, disease or decay. Implants are also an option for people who have difficulty wearing dentures or want to avoid their potential problems.

When considering dental implants, we consider individuals with healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. Also, you must be committed to maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping up with dental appointments as part of the maintenance.

Types of Dental Implants

We offer different types of dental implants suitable for different clients and budgets. The preferred dental implant depends on the location of the placement.

Endosteal implants

Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant. They consist of small metal screws or posts surgically placed into the jawbone to act as the anchor. They develop a strong and secure foundation on which dentures can be fitted.

This type of implant offers excellent stability when there is sufficient bone available. It’s a practical option for many of our clients requiring dental restorations.

Subperiosteal implants

These are an alternative solution to the traditional endosteal implants. They suit patients with thin jawbones who wish to avoid bone grafting. In this process, a metal implant frame is placed on top of the jawbone under the gums. After fusing with the bone, artificial teeth are secured into place. This also creates a lasting, naturally-looking smile.

Zygomatic implants

Zygomatic dental implants in Leicester are for patients needing a full arch of artificial teeth after losing all their upper jaw teeth. These special dental restorations are placed directly on the cheekbone to maximise the implant’s stability.

After visiting The Dentalist, we will carefully assess how many teeth you’re missing. We will choose the type of implant based on the check-up findings and other factors, such as how much bone is available. Dental implants can last up to 20 years with proper care and maintenance when installed correctly. Whatever type of implant you opt for, we will carefully plan the procedure and discuss the pros and cons.

Dental Implants FAQs

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium that are placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge.

Dental implant surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, so patients should not feel pain during the procedure. Some discomfort and swelling may be experienced after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Dental implants can survive for decades or even a lifetime with the right upkeep and care. To maintain their lifespan, however, annual dental exams and proper oral hygiene practises are important.

Dental implants carry some dangers, such as infection, nerve damage, and implant failure, just like any surgical surgery. However, when the procedure is carried out by a skilled dental professional, these risks are typically minimal.

Studies have shown that dental implants typically have great success rates, up to 98%. However, elements like the patient's general health and oral hygiene practises can impact the implant's success.

Recovery time from dental implant surgery can vary depending on factors such as the number of implants placed and the patient's overall health. Generally, patients can return to work and normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure.

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What our clients say

Don't let missing teeth hold you back – invest in dental implants and regain your smile and confidence. With a permanent solution that looks and feels like natural teeth, dental implants offer numerous benefits, including improved oral health, enhanced chewing ability, and a boost to your self-esteem. Schedule your consultation today and discover how dental implants can transform your life!

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