Dental implants for the reliable restoration of missing teeth

Dental Implants Your teeth are a hard-wearing and enduring feature of your smile. This is why tooth loss can often come as a surprise, even when it is the result of a long-standing dental health problem. Once the shock of tooth loss is over, it’s time to tackle the unsightly gaps that are left behind. Dental implants are a reliable and effective way to tackle missing teeth.

This modern solution for overcoming tooth loss is now available at many dental practices in Leeds, including Enhancedental. Here an experienced oral surgeon can restore any number of missing teeth with long-lasting dental implants.

Dental implants explained

Dental implants function as artificial tooth roots. These small titanium screws are fitted into your jawbone, where they lock themselves into place by encouraging the growth of new bone around them. Just one dental implant is needed to provide a solid base for the attachment of multiple replacement teeth. This comprehensive treatment therefore addresses what’s going on both above and below your gums. This helps prevent two common consequences of tooth loss: degenerating jawbones and receding gums.

Dental implants in Leeds can restore a single lost tooth, several missing teeth or even a whole mouthful.

Your implant procedure

An oral surgeon will precisely place your dental implants, using local anaesthetic to keep your discomfort as low as possible. Undergoing dental surgery can be a nerve-wrecking experience for many patients, even knowing your pain will be numbed. This is why sedation is also available to help you feel more calm and relaxed.

Once your implants have been fitted, you’ll need time to heal. This also gives your implants time to completely integrate into your jawbone. The next stage is the attachment of a dental fixture called an abutment. This connects your dental implants to your replacement teeth, which are attached last.

Your implant dentist will advise you on how best to take care of your dental implants. Good dental hygiene is key to ensuring they last for years to come.

Are they right for you?

Dental implants work best in a healthy mouth and have a success rate of up to 97%. Your dentist can help treat underlying dental health conditions so you’ll be ready for implant treatment.