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Gaps in your smile? Dental implants could be the solution…

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22 July 2021

People have missing teeth for all sorts of reasons. It can be from a mishap, sports accident, or from tooth decay resulting in tooth loss. At Aesthetique Dental Care in Leeds, we see patients from all walks of life with missing teeth. We have been helping them regain the ability to eat, smile, and talk with confidence with the use of dental implants for many years.

The loss of teeth can have a huge impact on your life and your self-confidence. When you eat food, the chewing motion naturally provides strength to your jawbone. If you have teeth missing, the jawbone will start to shrink as it is no longer stimulated by eating and chewing. Over a long period, missing teeth can start to make your face sag, and this can lead to premature ageing of the skin. Teeth can also start to move or twist when there is a gap next to them. Food debris has a chance to get trapped in the gaps and over time this can lead to tooth decay.

If you are looking for a solution to fill in the missing gaps in your smile, dental implants are seen as the next best thing to natural teeth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implantsDental implants are tiny titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone. Titanium is used as it is well-tolerated by the body. These posts are then left for several months for them to fuse with the surrounding gum tissue. Once the area has fused and healed, you can go back for your next appointment when the replacement crown can be fitted.

Dental implants are an extremely strong foundation for replacement teeth. They are almost as hardwearing as your natural teeth. This means that you can eat the foods you like and chew food with confidence.

Advantages of dental implants

  • Comfortable – Dental implants fuse with your jawbone, so become part of you. This means they are comfortable and don’t move around as dentures can.
  • Permanent – they are a permanent solution to missing teeth.
  • Fewer problems eating – you can eat and chew correctly and go back to eating the foods you like.
  • Greater convenience –There is no need to remove them and there is no need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
  • Appearance – feedback from patients informs us that they feel more confident to smile with dental implants fitted. People with a full set of teeth are often considered healthier and more youthful-looking.
  • Self-esteem – dental implants can improve your self-esteem as they give you greater confidence to smile.
  • Speech – dental implants can improve your speech and help you stop lisping.
  • Oral health – they limit food and debris from getting stuck in gaps, which can potentially lead to gum disease. They also help protect the jawbone and stop the surrounding teeth from moving.
  • Durability – with good maintenance, dental implants can last for over 15 years and for some people, can last a lifetime.
  • Successful – over 95% of dental implants are successful.

Disadvantages of Dental Implants

  • Treatment Time – the treatment for dental implants takes several months and appointments as the treatment is completed in two separate stages.
  • Potential extra surgery – if the bone density is not dense enough, you may need a sinus lift or bone augmentation. This can incur extra costs and you need to allow extra healing time.
  • Pain after surgery – as with any surgical procedure, you need to allow healing time. This will last several weeks after treatment, and you may need to eat soft foods and watch what you eat temporarily.
  • After surgery infection – rarely occurs and is combated by excellent oral hygiene.

Before & after dental implants

Before and after dental implants

We have so many patients at Aesthetique Dental Care who are grateful to have full use of their teeth again after having dental implants fitted. They are a great solution for missing teeth and are long-lasting and strong. We understand that any dental treatment can seem expensive and as a result of this, we offer 0% finance options. This helps you to spread the cost of treatment over one year without incurring interest charges.

You may like to further reduce your payments by spreading the costs over 2-3 years. If this is the case, we can help you arrange this with our partners at Denplan and Medenta Finance.

For a limited time, we are offering a FREE no-obligation dental implant consultation worth £100 – just call our friendly team on 0113 245 8066 or email

We would be happy to chat with you regarding any questions you may have about dental implants or any of our other dental treatments.

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