Don’t let losing a tooth spoil your smile

Posted on 02 Feb 2017 at 18:18

 

Dental implants

Losing a tooth can really alter your smile and affect your personal confidence, over the years we hear stories from patients of how losing a tooth or teeth really has undermined their confidence in overall appearance , makes them much more self-conscious about smiling , photo’s are a no go area and in the current world of selfies that can be difficult !! and it can also make a patient feel like it ages them prematurely. We had one patient who felt that it was affecting his career as he was lacking on confidence in interviews …

LS1 Dental Leeds, Dental implant treatment has proven to be a highly effective way of creating replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like the real thing! Here at LS1 Dental we have seen the amazing turn around in patients confidence and personality , from having dental implants placed .

We place an artificial titanium tooth root into your jaw which then integrates with the natural bone tissue. This can take 4-6 months. During this period, we will fit a temporary solution. Once we are happy that the tooth has properly integrated, a crown or bridge is placed on the implant to provide the appearance of a new tooth. The results are stunning.

Dr Hare uses the latest technology and techniques during Implant placement , and has the experience and Knowledge to ensure fantastic end results. With very little recovery time for most of his patients , most are back to their normally daily routine within a day of the procedure !!

We can also offer interest free payment plans at LS1 Dental Leeds to help spread the cost of the treatment click her for more info

Frequently asked Questions – Implants
Q: Is the surgery to place a dental implant painful?
A: No, it is usually done under local anaesthesia in your dentist’s office, in just the same way as a filling. Once the anaesthesia takes effect, you shouldn’t feel anything.

Q: What can I expect after the anaesthesia wears off?
A: Generally there are no open wounds with implant surgery so healing is quite quick and uneventful. You can expect some minor discomfort, but that can generally be managed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or similar medication in prescription strength.

Q: How long does it take to place dental implants?
A: It depends on the number and location of the implants, but simple, uncomplicated dental implant placement usually takes less than an hour.

Q: What about eating after implant surgery?
A: It’s generally important to avoid exposing any recent surgical site in the mouth to food if possible. A good rule of thumb is to eat soft, nutritious foods and keep well hydrated. Your dentist will recommend a diet and instructions on how to care for your new implants during healing.

Q: How long does healing and construction of the replacement teeth (implant crowns) take?
A: The entire process usually takes about two to nine months, depending on your treatment plan. There are two main phases: First the implants have to heal by fusing to the bone, and then the tooth replacement restorations have to be fabricated and attached.

Q: How long do dental implants last?
A: Once a dental implant has fused to the bone successfully and it is functional, it should last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have now been in place for more than 40 years
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Q: Can my body reject a dental implant, and if so what then?
A: Rejection of dental implants because of an allergy to titanium is extraordinarily rare, but it can happen. Occasionally an implant also doesn’t “take” or fuse to the bone the first time, either because it develops a capsule of fibrous tissue around it instead of fusing to the bone, or it gets infected. In either case it is simply removed and the site is allowed to heal. Then your surgeon can place another implant, which will integrate with the bone normally.

Q: Are dental implants expensive?
A: Expense is always relative. For example, dental implants may be a little more expensive than fixed bridgework to place initially, but since they last so much longer, over time they are much more cost-effective

Why not arrange for a chat with our LS1 team , who go over all your options in more details as well as showing you past cases , we offer free consultations which will also include examination from our implant expert Dr Hare , click here or call us on 0113 278 7711

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