Your smile is your signature, and we’re here to help you reclaim it with confidence. Discover how our cutting-edge implant solutions can transform your life, restoring both function and aesthetics. Say goodbye to gaps and hello to a radiant smile. Join us on a journey towards a healthier, happier you. Explore the incredible benefits of dental implants today.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of a strong titanium screw that’s placed in your jaw, replicating a tooth’s root. This screw then securely holds a replacement tooth or teeth in place, whether it’s a single tooth, a few, or even a whole set.
The great thing about dental implants is that they can work anywhere in your mouth, whether it’s your upper or lower jaw. However, it’s important to have healthy gums and a strong jawbone to support them properly. In a nutshell, dental implants are a fantastic way to get back your smile’s appearance and function.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a multitude of benefits that extend beyond just replacing missing teeth, including:
- Unparalleled stability for secure eating and speaking.
- Promotes jawbone health by stimulating natural bone growth.
- Can replace any number of teeth, without affecting existing, healthy teeth
- Improved oral function, enabling confident biting, chewing, and speaking.
- Aesthetic enhancement, blending seamlessly with your natural smile.
- No need for special maintenance or adhesives.
- Long-lasting, potentially a lifetime investment in your oral health and overall well-being.
At Aesthetique Dental, we have a success rate of over 95% – there’s no better place to trust for your dental implants in Leeds.
Dental Implant FAQs
What are implants?Dental implants are titanium screws that are placed directly into the jawbone. They can be used to replace a single tooth or several missing teeth, and also to secure loose dentures. The end results look, feel and function just like natural teeth.
Are dental implants suitable for everyone?Dental implants are a suitable option for many patients, regardless of their age or condition of their teeth, but they are not ideal for everyone. Before beginning treatment, we consider a number of factors, including the health of your gums, your general health and your oral health. If there is not sufficient bone density in your gum to hold the implants in place, we may be able to perform a bone graft to help with this.
What are the advantages of dental implants?Implants are fixed and permanent and often the ideal replacement for missing teeth. As they are anchored to the bone, they act just like a natural tooth. Patients with implants enjoy improved speech, appearance and a boost to their confidence and self-esteem.
What is involved in the implant procedure?Dental implants are placed precisely and gently into the jawbone under local anaesthetic, and the gum is then stitched over the top using dissolvable stitches. The implant is then left to heal for 3-6 months, to allow it to fuse to the bone. The bone grows around the implant in a process known as osseo-integration, securing it firmly into place. Once fully healed, the implant can be used as a base for crowns, bridges or dentures.
Is the implant surgery procedure painful?Most patients rarely complain of pain during or after the surgery. Your implants are placed using local anaesthetic so you won’t feel a thing. Some discomfort for the first few days following the procedure is normal, and can be controlled by regular painkillers. Most patients are able to return to their usual daily lives the next day with minimal disruption.
How long will dental implants last?Dental implants are extremely long-lasting and can last a lifetime if properly looked after. This includes keeping up with regular brushing and flossing and attending regular check ups with your dentist.
Are dental implants susceptible to decay?No, as they are made from artificial materials, implants can’t experience decay or cavities. However, you will still need to brush and floss regularly to keep the gum area around the implant protected and free from problems.
Is it hard to talk with dental implants?No - as implants are securely held in place, you shouldn’t experience any difficulty with speaking. In fact, you may find talking becomes easier once the gap in your teeth has been replaced with the implant.
Can you have dairy after dental implants?Yes, you can enjoy dairy products after having a dental implant, as long as you maintain a good oral hygiene routine - brush twice daily, floss and go to regular dental checkups.
Do dental implants hurt?During the dental implant procedure, local anaesthetic will stop you from feeling any pain. After the procedure, when this wears off, it is normal to feel some discomfort, but this can be managed with medication.
Is it worth going to Turkey for dental implants?We wouldn’t recommend going to Turkey for dental implants. While there are many skilled dentists in Turkey, there’s no guarantee that you’re visiting a fully qualified and experienced professional. If anything goes wrong after your procedure, it can also be very difficult to find the proper care for this back in the UK. If you’re considering a dental implant, give our team a call today.
Are dental implants permanent?Dental implants can last a lifetime if they are properly cared for. On the other hand, crowns may need replacing every 10 to 15 years.
Visiting the practice
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