There is no denying how dentistry has moved on over the years in central Leeds and the perfect example is the dental implant. It was a procedure that you had to go abroad for in bygone years and it could be a very painful and complex operation- but how technology changes things. Before it was drills, scalpels and x-rays; now it’s digital imaging, computers and lasers and because of which, it is a remarkably easy procedure to perform these days, affordable and available to anyone. Dental implants really are starting to make dentures redundant, as people with complete tooth loss can be up and running in a couple of months with a full set of teeth. The process has never changed: a small titanium rod has to be placed into the jaw, but key-hole laser surgery does very little damage, is accurate and with modern healing techniques, it means you are in and out in no time. Implants are used for single tooth loss to, as has been mentioned, complete tooth loss- they are also used to support dental bridges and people who have opted for dentures. The other good thing about them is that tend to be stronger than the original root of the tooth and they will last you a lifetime.