The common problem of loosing teeth can cause great difficulties with talking eating and drinking, not to mention your confidence. Society is incredibly image-conscious and having a gap in one’s smile where a teeth ought to be can lead to low self-esteem. Dentures can solve this problem by providing you with realistic looking replacements that will complete your smile.
Central Leeds dentists are now offering an effective way for your denture to be secured to your mouth using mini-implants. Acting as a substitute for the lost root part of your tooth, mini implants are made from highly durable titanium which is compatible with your mouth. Using a predilled socket, the implants are attached to your jaw with the aim being that it will fuse with your bone in a process known as osseointegration. In this way the new tooth or teeth are given an extremely stable housing in which to sit.
Having assessed the appropriate area for decay and then made sure it is free from debris, your dentist will perform an Xray or CT scan before making a small incision in the jaw under local anaesthetic. Once the titanium mini implant is installed, the jaw will be stitched back up. A temporary replacement will be worn during the healing process before a specially made new tooth can be attached to the mini implant which will already be successfully fusing with the surrounding bone.
The use of mini-implants provide a long-term solution to tooth loss. The titanium is immensely durable and the fusing process means that the replacement denture will be secure. You can clean replacements housed in mini implants just like normal teeth and not have to worry about dentures that will slip and become unclean. For more information contact your Central Leeds dentist immediately.