What is dental implant treatment?

Dental implants in Leicester are available to those patients who are missing a tooth or indeed a number of teeth. Many people have chosen to have this treatment to improve the look of their smile through replacing missing teeth. The implants can also be used for tooth restoration using dentures and bridges, they provide dentures with improved stability and can imbue patients with comfort and confidence in their teeth. The implants are made out of titanium posts and are placed directly at the jawbone where they are designed to fuse. Here at Aesthetic Smiles, we believe that everyone has the right to a healthy-looking smile and this dental treatment could provide you with exactly that. No one should have to hide their smile, everyone deserves to smile and laugh freely without worrying about covering up imperfections.

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What is the procedure?

Dental implants in Leicester can be used with a porcelain crown, denture or bridge. They can be used on the upper or lower arch of the teeth. Before your dentist fits you with the implants it needs to be determined as to whether they would be a good fit for you. The condition of your jawbone is examined and your suitability for the treatment is determined. Your existing oral health will also be taken into consideration. If it turns out that you are not suitable for this treatment, then your dentist will work with you to determine what other course of treatment should be considered. Once your suitability has been determined the procedure will begin, the implant will be placed into the jawbone and then given adequate time to heal. Following this specially designed crowns or bridges are built on top of the implants. Your dentist will ensure that your appointments are as comfortable as possible and will answer any questions that you may have along the way.

What are the benefits?

Dental implants in Leicester can provide stabilisation for the mouth. Implants also replace tooth roots, which can reduce tooth loss from decay, injury or gum disease. Implants can be the best solution for missing or damaged teeth. There are numerous other benefits that come with these implants aside from just an improved appearance, they are specifically designed to look and act like natural teeth, and so give back full functionality for a patient in conducting everyday normal oral habits. Eating, speaking and cleaning teeth becomes easier and less stressful. The structure of the mouth and face can also be retained through implantation, the surrogate tooth root stimulates the jawbone and helps to strengthen it. Comfort is also improved in the mouth. This is a safe, effective and secure dental treatment. The implants can last a very long time provided that they are properly cared for. This includes regular brushing, flossing and the use of mouthwash. Keeping up with dental check-ups at your dentist is also vital to ensure good oral health, which will help the implants to continue to function as they should. If you think that implants could be the dental treatment for you, why not get in contact with us here at Aesthetic Smiles, we can advise you on the best course of action and help you move towards a healthier-looking smile.