If you have missing teeth, you are not alone. According to a poll reported by The Daily Mirror, approximately 27 million adults in the UK have at least one tooth missing.
Having teeth missing or gaps in your teeth can certainly affect your confidence. It can also affect your ability to chew, eat and speak. Not only that but the gap can become difficult to clean. Food debris and bacteria can become trapped, resulting in a higher chance of getting tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. The research showed that those 27 million Brits surveyed were missing as many as 110 million teeth. The reasons cited for the gaps were accidents, fights, and illness. Of course, there are numerous reasons why your teeth could be missing, but the most important thing to realise is that you don’t need to just put up with it.
Dr Hamid, the lead dentist at Aesthetique with over 20 years of experience in general dentistry, is also a specialist in implantology. He is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology. He has been helping patients regain their ability to eat, talk and smile with confidence for many years with dental implants.
Dental implants are widely recognised as the best option for a long-term solution to missing teeth. There are many reasons why dental implants are held in such high esteem. One of the main reasons is their durability. They are strong and are often described as the closest thing you can get to a natural tooth root.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small screw made from titanium, a metal that is well tolerated by the body. It is placed directly into your jawbone using an anaesthetic to relieve any discomfort. The implant then needs to fuse with the bone, a process which usually takes a few months. Once it has fused, a crown or bridge is fixed to it. A temporary crown can also be fitted while this process is taking place.
Dental implants are versatile and can be fitted anywhere in your top or bottom jaw. One implant could hold one or two crowns in place. Two or more of them could support a bridge, and in fact, just four to six implants could hold a full set of dentures securely in place.
Here at Aesthetique Dental Care in Leeds, we pride ourselves in being one of the most technologically advanced clinics in the North of England. This technology comes into its own when completing our dental implant treatments. We have an onsite Acteon CT scanner, which not only allows us to get a 3-D view of your mouth, gums, and teeth, but we can also view the interior structure of your mouth. This means we can ascertain how much bone density you have and what condition the bone is in. This technology is invaluable in providing Dr Hamid with the vital information he needs for the precision placement of dental implants.
Benefits of dental implants
We are currently offering a free dental implant consultation. This is an opportunity for you to ask as many questions as you wish. Various treatment options will be discussed, and you will also get a rough idea of costs, so you have the full picture before you start any treatment.
We can also offer 0% finance options to help you spread the costs of dental implants.
Call our friendly team today on 0113 245 8066 to book your consultation.Back to Blog
We’re in the heart of Leeds - accessed by bus and train and have convenient on street parking.