Dental implants in Leicester – everything you need to know

Are you struggling because of tooth loss? Unlike other popular tooth replacement options, dental implants are permanent tooth replacements to restore your confidence to eat, speak, and enjoy life without restraints. The next best thing to real teeth, dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth so you can always be confident in your smile.

At Aesthetic Smiles in Leicester, we realise that dental implants may seem a little costly compared to conventional bridges and dentures. However, considering their efficiency and permanency, they are usually the least expensive option. Traditional dentures and bridges have a limited lifespan and need replacement every few years. Dental implants, on the other hand, are permanently fixed into your jawbone and can last a lifetime with proper care.

Dental Implants in LeicesterHow dental implants work?

Dental implants are small titanium posts, designed to replace the roots of missing teeth. They are made of titanium, a material which bonds with bone tissue over time. This helps to ensure that the jawbone remains intact and healthy. Dental implants also encourage the regeneration of new tissue in the jawbone and have no impact on the health of your natural teeth.

After the dental implants are surgically fixed into the jawbone, a healing period will ensue. Your dentist will then add replacement teeth on top of your dental implants. Replacement teeth can either be single crowns, bridges or dentures, depending on your individual needs and the number of teeth you wish to replace. Once your replacement teeth are in place, you will be able to eat whatever you want and continue your daily life uninterrupted.

Benefits of dental implants

Unlike other tooth replacement options such as dentures and bridges, dental implants are much easier to maintain. As a matter of fact, you don’t need to do much more than you would for your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing and visiting your dentist regularly, will help keep your dental implants strong and healthy for longer.

Whether you want to replace one tooth, several of your teeth or all of them, dental implants are very versatile. Treatment with dental implants also includes more cost-effective solutions like denture stabilisation, where you will probably need only need four to six implants to support an entire upper or lower dentures.

More importantly, dental implants help preserve the health and stability of your jawbone and keep your natural teeth healthy and functional.