Replace missing teeth in Leeds
Dental implants are one of our most effective and increasingly popular restorative treatments that we offer here at Fountain Dental. If you are looking to replace one or more missing or damaged teeth and would prefer a permanent alternative to wearing dentures, then dental implants could be the answer for you.
Tooth loss at any time and for whatever reason, can be a distressing experience and make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Over time the gaps left by missing teeth can affect your looks, causing the face to sag and make you look and feel older. Implants are a proven, well-established treatment that has been scientifically tested and documented and used by dentists worldwide for decades, and can radically improve your quality of life.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium metal screw that is carefully inserted into the jawbone to replace a missing natural tooth root, acting as a support for crowns, bridges or holding dentures firmly in place. Titanium is safe, non-toxic and biocompatible with the body and your bone will grow around the implant in a process known as osseointegration to anchor the implant permanently within your jaw, and once in place they look, feel and function just like the real thing.
Are implants suitable for me?
Everyone’s case is different so as a first step we always perform a detailed implant consultation to see if you have sufficient quality and quantity of bone, take X-rays and look at your medical history. Whether you’re looking to replace just one or several missing teeth our implant dentist will be able to advise you accordingly and help you find the right replacement specifically for your needs.
At Fountain Dental our team are highly experienced in placing dental implants. If you would like to know more about implants or to see if implants are suitable for your particular circumstance get in touch with us today to arrange a no-obligation implant consultation and find out how implants can benefit you.
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What are you dental implant options?
Single tooth replacement
If a single tooth has been lost due to an accident a dental implant can provide a reliable long-term solution in many cases. This treatment does not require any cutting of the adjacent teeth – such as would be the case with a traditional bridge.
Dental implants can also be used to support multiple teeth. This usually involves the placement of two implants, which are used to support a fixed bridge.
As an alternative to a denture it is possible to replace all the teeth in an arch, anchored by several implants. The number of implants required is dependent on the clinical assessment of each individual case.
A loose fitting denture is a common problem for thousands of people. Securing dentures using dental implants restores chewing function and reduces irritation of the gums, leading to an enhanced quality of life. The additional support and stability gives the wearer confidence to eat what they want and smile and laugh without being self-conscious.
Want to know more?
To find out more about our treatment options, what's involved, how much it costs or if you have a question about anything else please don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.