Fixed dental implants to replace missing teeth
Dental Implants are the nearest tooth replacement to your own natural teeth teeth. They provide an excellent solution if you have lost, or are about to lose any of your teeth and also if you are suffering with loose dentures. Traditional dentures can often be loose and may not provide the function or appearance of your natural teeth.
With Dental Implants there is no need to compromise – you will have permanent teeth that are fixed in place and do not need to be removed from the mouth. You will be able to bite, chew, speak and laugh as you did with your natural teeth.
What is a fixed dental implant?
A dental implant is made up of 2 main sections. An artificial titanium tooth ‘root’ and an aesthetic ceramic crown. This not only results in the appearance and function of a natural tooth, but will also help preserve the underlying bone structure, reducing further bone loss. In addition, dental implants are ‘stand alone’ and do not risk damage the neighbouring teeth as can happen with partial dentures or bridges.
What are the benefits of a fixed dental implant?
Compared to alternative options, dental implants not only look natural, but function like your own teeth. It is even possible to replace all your teeth with a full mouth of fixed dental implants, or an implant retained denture. The benefits of having Dental Implants include:
- Replace loose dentures
- Maintain your bone structure following tooth loss
- Function and feel like natural teeth
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Improve chewing and speaking
- Preserves the health of adjacent and surrounding teeth
- Provides a long term permanent solution
- Dental Implants at Infinity Dental Clinic have a very high success rate
How many teeth can be replaced with a dental implant?
If you have no teeth, or all of your remaining teeth need to be removed, or you are struggling with ill-fitting dentures, then Dental Implants are often the best solution. At Infinity Dental Clinic, Leeds, we understand that losing all of your teeth can be a traumatic experience and we will ensure that your treatment journey is as stress‐free as possible.
We will be there to support you all the way, and on completion of your Dental Implant treatment we will be delighted to hear about all the foods you have managed to eat and the social occasions you have been able to attend without worrying about your teeth.
It is possible to replace your teeth with a full mouth of fixed dental implants, or an implant retained denture.
Dental implants to replace missing teeth
We can use Dental Implants to replace one or several adjacent missing teeth. Larger gaps created by two, three or more missing teeth do not necessarily need an Implant per tooth. We can fit three or four teeth on a bridge supported by two Dental Implants. The exact number of Dental Implants required will depend on the results of your consultation with our Implant surgeon.
Dental implant gum shaping
At Infinity Dental Clinic we believe that Dental Implants must look and function like natural teeth. We provide our patients with the highest standards of aesthetic techniques to ensure that the implant teeth mimic natural teeth in every way.
The gum and soft tissues around the Dental Implant needs to be carefully manipulated to provide a similar contour to that seen on the adjacent teeth. Rather than simply accepting a compromised result, in these cases we provide our patients with a prototype Dental Implant restoration. This looks and feels almost as good as the final tooth, which is great for patients as it means they are able to have a replacement tooth very early on in their overall treatment process.
Bone regeneration procedures
In most cases this is a routine procedure carried out alongside Dental Implant placement. It involves simply adding bone graft material around the implant, to ‘bulk out’ the underlying bone. This repairs any bone damage caused due to infection, gum disease, trauma or extraction. We use leading bioactive bone graft materials which improve your bone quality and density, allowing for better ‘anchorage’ of your dental implant.
What are the treatment stages for a dental implant?
At Infinity Dental Clinic, we use the latest and most up-to-date digital CBCT Scanners and digital intra oral scanners to provide our patients with the highest standards of dental treatment. We are one of only a few dental practices in the UK to provide the latest Digital Dental techniques enabling us to meticulously plan your treatment to minimise the time you have to spend in the treatment room.
Our team is very passionate and dedicated in providing the highest standards in Implant dentistry.
Following your CBCT scan and consultation with our Implant Surgeons, Dr Patel and Dr Wilson, you will be provided with a detailed bespoke dental report. This will include the clinical and radiographic findings, the treatment options, timescales, what the procedures will involve and the associated fees.
Fixed dental implant FAQs:
Am I suitable for dental implants?
Most adults in good general health will be suitable for Dental Implant treatment. Your Implant consultation will include a medical history, thorough clinical examination, photographs, a digital intra-oral scan and x-rays. We may also take a digital CT scan of your mouth for anatomical assessment using our in house CBCT scanner.
From the assessment, the implant surgeon will calculate the optimum size and position of your Dental Implant. If this demonstrates that the underlying bone is deficient, a simple bone regeneration procedure will be required.
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How long does a dental implant take?
At Infinity Dental Clinic we understand that your time is valuable, and so we aim to complete it an as timely manner as possible. Dental implant treatment on average will take 3 months to complete.
We also understand that no one wants to spend time with a ‘gap’, therefore, we are able to provide tooth replacement solutions from day one.
Are dental implants painful?
Dental Implant treatment is carried out under local anaesthesia and so we will ensure that you will not be able to feel any pain throughout the appointment. There are no nerves, unlike when treating teeth, and so many patients find it a lot more comfortable than other dental treatments. If patients are worried about the procedure, it can also be carried out under sedation. We will be there for you through every step of the way.
How long do dental implants last?
Well maintained Dental Implants can be expected to last for many years and possibly for your lifetime. 97% are still there after 20 years.
How should you care for a dental implant?
Dental Implants will look and feel very much like a natural tooth. You should clean them in the same way as you clean your teeth, our hygienist will demonstrate this to you.
Regular dental check-ups are important to ensure that we can keep your teeth and implants healthy.
How much do dental implants cost?
Here at Infinity Dental Clinic we work hard to find a solution that meets all our patients expectations on desired outcome both clinically and financially. We will supply you with all relevant treatment options and the associated prices involved, allowing you to make the right decision for you regarding your dental implant care. For guidance on fees, please use this link to our fee and finance page.
We will provide you with a bespoke dental report. This will consist of an overview of your current dental condition and all of the treatment options available. We understand that this is a big decision and that is why we want to give you the time to consider the information. Our team will be available to answer all of your questions, and or expert dentists will go through the report with you.
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We offer a range of finance options which can be discussed with our experienced treatment coordinators to help you spread the investment in a manageable way.Book a consultation today