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Dental Implant Leicester

Tooth Loss Replacements

Looking for Dental Implants in Leicester? Thurmaston Dental can help. If teeth aren’t looked after properly then over time teeth can become fragile and as dentists in Leicester, Thurmaston Dental do what we can to make sure your teeth are as healthy as they can be.

Tooth loss is a sign of ageing and many people experience loss of their natural teeth as they grow older. Other reasons for tooth loss can include trauma or tooth decay. You may have heard about Dental Bridges and Dentures as they are the most common tooth loss replacements. However, with dentistry advancing over the past years we are now able to provide a more permanent fix without the risk of a fake tooth becoming loose and this comes in the form of dental implants. Our Dental implants Leicester are a safe solution to getting your full bite back.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small pieces of metal that are placed in your gum where your tooth came out, acting as the new root. They help to make sure the surrounding gum tissue doesn’t weaken, as a common problem dentists notice is that over time your gum tissue will resorb and can affect your health of your jaw bone.

You can get a Dental Implant in Leicester with the help of Thurmaston Dental, and restore full biting function your mouth. Dental Implants allow you to eat solid foods without a worry! Implants are exactly like your regular teeth and they will last for as long as you care for them.

Advantages of Dental Implants

• If you currently have dentures, a dental implant will improve the appearance of your teeth as they are permanent fixtures.

• It can improve your speech as dentures and bridges might become loose over time.

• They provide a better bite and comfort while eating.

• They look like your natural teeth so you can be confident to smile and boost your self-esteem.

• Dental implants are a long-lasting solution.

Process of getting implants

Firstly we will offer an implant consultation, this is a no obligation and confidential chat where you can ask as many questions as you wish. We will talk you through a step by step process in detail. Once this is complete and you are happy to go ahead your dentist will carry out various tests to see how much bone has remained there. If there isn’t enough bone structure or if it’s not healthy enough then it may not be possible to offer implants.

After we find out the condition of the bone and know that a dental implant is possible then we can start the procedure of placing the implant. With the use of anaesthesia, an incision is made in the gum and a small hole is drilled into the bone – you won’t be able to feel a thing. The implant is then placed into that hole and your gum will be stitched up. This will need time to heal and the healing period depends on individual circumstances – this will be discussed with you prior to your treatment.

The next step is to make a new incision where the implant is, a healing cap is then screwed onto the implant to help aid the healing process and in a few weeks this will be removed. Once it has all healed, we can attach the abutment to the implant and attach your artificial tooth.

Do I qualify to have an implant?

You will be able to get a dental implant if your bone structure and gum tissue are healthy and if you have had tooth loss due to any of the following:

• Tooth Decay

• Root Canal Failure

• Gum Disease

• Trauma to your teeth (injury)

• Excessive wear and tear

We are happy to discuss timescales and costs of your dental implants here at Thurmaston Dental during your initial consultation. If you would like more information on our Dental Implant treatment or any other services we provide get in touch with our friendly staff today.

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