Losing your teeth can be more than just inconvenient or uncomfortable. It can be more debilitating than people realise. You may feel self-conscious or even embarrassed about your appearance, as well as experiencing difficulties with eating or speaking.
Gaps can lead to your face sagging too, as there are no teeth inside to support your cheeks. Gaps can also result in your remaining teeth losing stability, which has long-term implications for the health of your mouth. If you need restorative work, but have previously dismissed the idea of dentures due to fears that they are uncomfortable, inconvenient or unstable then you may be interested in dental implants. Leeds is the home of Enhance Dental where we have given many patients a new lease of life with this effective technique.
What happens when I have dental implants in Leeds?
Dental implants are metal screws that are inserted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure. The tissues of the jaw mesh around the implants, holding them firmly in place. They can then be used as a base for a single replacement tooth, several teeth, or a full set. You will need to care for your implants in the same way as natural teeth and, if you do, they can last for several decades. Having dental implants in Leeds is a permanent, stable solution that lets you enjoy your life again.
What are the advantages?
The most immediately obvious benefit is that your smile is restored to its former glory. Your replacement teeth are made to match the tone and appearance of any existing teeth, so the result is very natural. For our patients in Leeds, dental implants have also allowed them to enjoy their favourite foods again and speak without worrying about dentures falling out or their voice sounding strange. The implants also help to strengthen your jaw. This is because they stimulate the bones and blood vessels in this area in the same way as the root of a natural tooth. This prevents the shrinkage of tissues that can occur in removeable denture wearers.
Give your smile and oral health a new start and see how having dental implants in Leeds can help you.