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Dental Implants Leicester

Dental Implants Leicester

Looking to replace a missing tooth with a single dental implant? Since 33 Dental Practice are dedicated to dental implant treatments, our experienced implant dentist perform all types dental implant-related treatment, and this includes single tooth dental implants.

A dentist undergoes specialised training to carry out dental implant treatment. Success rates are usually very high if carried out by a trained and experienced implant dentist and if strict aftercare instructions are followed.

33 Dental dentists are highly experienced in all dental implant-based restorative treatment and have performed hundreds of single dental implant treatments.

Why Would You Need A Dental Implant?

A dental implant – sometimes called tooth implants or teeth implants) placed next to or in-between natural teeth give a stable and a natural looking new ‘tooth’.

A single dental implant is a straightforward tooth replacement solution to:

  • A missing tooth
  • A loose tooth
  • A tooth with a poor prognosis (e.g., decayed)
  • A broken tooth
  • A cracked tooth
  • A tooth with a failed root canal
  • A ‘baby’ tooth / ‘milk’ tooth / ‘deciduous’ tooth
  • A tooth damaged as a result of an injury – contact sports, rugby and hockey are common.

In the dental implant clinical assessment with an implant dentist, oral health is assessed. If a patient is a good candidate for implants, a dental cone beam CT (CBCT) scan is taken to evaluate the quality and quantity of the bone.

Following the consultation, a brief meeting with our implant co-ordinator will reveal the treatment costs and available times to book in your first appointments.

A formal detailed treatment plan follows, which includes a covering letter from the implant dentist, your treatment options and costs, charting, guarantee, risks and aftercare information.

How Long Does A Single Tooth Dental Implant Treatment Take?

Single tooth dental implant treatment durations differ patient to patient.

  • In simple cases (where the CBCT scan shows good bone quality and quantity), there are 3 or 4 appointments over a 3-5 month period.
  • If an extraction is needed, a 2-4 month healing period is usually required before the implant is placed. However, it may be possible to place the dental implant at the same time.

Same Day Tooth / Immediately Loaded Implants

In some circumstances – when there is good bone quantity / quality – it is possible to extract a tooth and place an implant in the same appointment. This is called a same day or immediately loaded dental implant.

The Surgical Stage Of The Dental Implant Treatment

Using the 3D dental bone beam CT (CBCT) Scan images to direct the placement and ascertain the type of implant to use, a titanium implant is carefully screwed into the bone under the gum, and sutured using dissolvable stitches. Sometimes a healing cap is placed immediately, thus saving the need to do this in the restoration phase.

If deemed necessary, this stage may be proceeded by the extraction of failing teeth and / or where bone is lacking, bone restoration.

Dental Implant Integration

Integration is the period of time needed to safely and securely restore the crown, bridge or denture to the dental implants.

During this period of time, the dental implant integrates with the patient’s bone – this is called ‘osseointegration’ and can take 2 to 5 months, depending on the patient’s treatment plan.

The Restoration

The restoration is the phase where the crown, bridge or denture are created and placed onto the dental implants.

This phase is takes 2 – 6 appointments (depending on complexity) with about two weeks between them, and will include:

  1. Uncovering the dental implant and placing a healing abutment. Sometimes, this procedure is done at the same time as implant placement.
  2. Taking final impressions and colour matching against the adjacent teeth
  3. Bite registration – ensuring that the occlusion (the bite) is comfortable. Not required for all cases.
  4. Try-in – trying in the new crown, bridge or denture – then sending any adjustments back to the laboratory. Not required for all cases.
  5. Final fit – placing the abutment and crown, bridge or denture.

For an optimum aesthetic outcome, we team up with highly skilled dental technicians to fabricate the crowns, bridges and dentures.

Aftercare

Your implant treatment plan doesn’t end when the crowns are placed.

It is imperative that you follow an improved hygiene regime to maintain good oral health and help the longevity of your implants.

This means an improved hygiene regime at home following prescribed techniques, visiting a hygiene therapist at least every 6 months and returning on annually assess the implants, gums and hygiene levels.

A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighbouring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.

Because a dental implant will replace your tooth root, the bone is better preserved. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

In the long term, a single implant can be more aesthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge. Gums can recede around a bridge, leaving a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed. Resorbed bone beneath the bridge can lead to an unattractive smile. And, the cement holding the bridge in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that anchor the bridge.

Call our friendly reception team today to arrange a free consultation. We are happy to discuss your suitability and whether this state of the art treatment is the right choice for you.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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