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For many people, tooth replacement is likely to be up there with some of the biggest undertakings they’ll ever make in their lives. After all, it’s a big deal opting to have a new restoration fitted, that will serve you every moment of every day, both functionally and aesthetically, and (hopefully), for many years.

Even when we’re not eating and talking, our teeth are doing some subtle, yet heavy lifting for our wellbeing. They help us make facial expressions. They help keep our facial structure intact by stimulating the jawbone. They aid with controlling airflow that comes from the mouth.

If you’re going to replace missing teeth, we can’t recommend dental implants enough.

Not only do so many of our patients tell us ‘I wish I’d chosen implant sooner’, but they also concur that implants are a significant cut above dentures and bridges, especially when it comes to chewing and restoring the appearance of a natural smile.

As well as treating a number of patients who have newly lost their teeth, we can upgrade restorations like dentures and bridges to implant-supported versions, transforming what these restorations can do in the long term.

 

 

Going Ahead With Dental Implants – Is It Worth It?

The short answer to this is absolutely, yes.

If you need persuading to book your dental implant consultation to replace missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures and bridges, this blog is the guide to help you decide… (that’s the last of the rhyming – it’s dentistry we do best)!

 

#1 Reclaim Your Identity

Losing a tooth can leave you feeling like you’ve lost a bit of your identity. This is especially true if it’s a tooth that’s super visible when you smile. And, it’s not just that your smile will look unsymmetrical. Losing teeth can:

Dental Implants Solve The Problem By:

 

#2 They’re A Long-Term Solution

Whilst dentures and bridges are relatively long-term, they don’t provide the same level of stability for as long as implant-supported restorations do.

Here at Meliora Dental, we see many patients who retain implants for their entire lives. It is likely that you will need restorations like dentures, bridges and crowns replaced roughly every 15-20 years. However, the implants themselves can last for in excess of 25 years.

Dental Implants Are Long-lasting Because:

 

#3 You Don’t Have To Deal With Runaway Dentures

Runaway dentures can be a source of embarrassment, particularly if your dentures decide to make a quick getaway whilst you’re eating or laughing in public.

Implants secure your new set of bespoke dentures, so they won’t go rogue when you’re simply trying to enjoy everyday moments in life.

Dental Implants Stay Still in Your Mouth Because:

 

Dental Implants – Leeds Dental Practice Meliora Dental Have You Covered

If you’re seeking a private dentist, Leeds has many options for replacing missing teeth. However, make sure you choose a reputable private dentist with experience in implant placement. Implants provide the best antidote to tooth loss, securing dentures, bridge, and crowns in a steady position conducive to eating and talking with ease.

Dr Kunal Rai has advanced qualifications in implant placement, passing his MSc with distinction in this field. He is fully understanding of the commitment made by patients when they choose to replace missing teeth, and will never rush patients, or proceed without making sure patients are fully informed about every facet of treatment.

 

Dental Implants – Leeds Dental Practice Meliora Dental Look Forward To Welcoming You

Contact us for a full, no-obligation implant consultation. We take patient care and wellbeing very seriously, and with a treatment such as implants, there are several visits involved. We aim to make sure each and every visit is something you look forward to, and that moves you one step close to a healthier and more natural-looking smile and dentation.

 

 

 

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As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most important aspect...

Andrea B

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As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with my teeth,...

Imogen O

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Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular check-ups throughout,...

Matthew G

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Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as black triangles...

Charanprite D

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I was never conscious of my teeth much but over the years my teeth became more overcrowded, in particular my bottom teeth. I found myself smiling in photos with my mouth closed as I didn’t like the way my teeth looked this was something that over time I got even more conscious of and so...

Eve

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Kunal and his team gave me the best experience throughout my transformation. Everything was explained all the way through the process and he even accommodated my lunch time appointments every 4 weeks! He always gave his honest opinions and made me feel at ease. He is such a perfectionist and wouldn’t let me leave my...

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As a result of an accident I had as a child my front tooth suffered some trauma and became discoloured over time. The tooth eventually broke last year which led to it being removed. I was referred to Kunal who took me through the various options I had. As functionality was the most important aspect for a replacement for me we agreed an implant was the route to go. The tooth removal however left an element of damage to the natural bone so I had to undergo a bone graft to repair this. One year after the extraction (as 2 bone grafts were needed in the end) I'm now fitted with my implant and I can honestly say I have never been as proud to smile as I am today. From start to finish Kunal...

Andrea B

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As a child, I was given a fixed brace by a practice who showed very little care. These were removed after 9 months due to them being "unable to straighten anymore" leaving me unhappy with my teeth and a major open bite. As years went on, I became less and less confident with my teeth, until I came across Kunal. From the first moment I walked into the practice, Kunal was very welcoming and talked me through every possible stage that would happen if I was to go ahead with treatment with zoom calls to show the perceived results and ensure I was happy to go ahead with treatment Kunal gave me a diagnosis of my open bite, which was behavioural, therefore instantly this behavioural trait was worked upon to receive the best results from...

Imogen O

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Thank you for your hard work and I hope this testimonial reflects just how happy I am with my smile. The care and attention which I received during my smile makeover was far better than any I have previously experienced. Kunal and his team were amazing throughout the entire process. I had regular check-ups throughout, and each time Kunal would make sure I was happy, not just with the work that had already taken place, but with the direction my smile was headed. Kunal engaged in discussion with me about each aspect making sure I fully understood what would happen and giving me the chance to have my own input. This combined with his vast knowledge and incredible skill left me feeling fully relaxed and in safe hands. Each step was performed in meticulous detail,...

Matthew G

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Kunal is a very approachable, informative and meticulous dentist. From the beginning of my last Invisalign journey, Kunal explained the procedure very clearly and thoroughly. He showed me a 3D image and how my teeth would change throughout the treatment, the length of the treatment and the possible cons of it, such as black triangles and what can be done to minimize them. Kunal made it clear from the beginning that as a dentist his interest was the function of the teeth, better oral hygiene, the bite etc. I learned so much from him regarding my own teeth, that it was my bottom teeth that was causing the misalignment on my top teeth, l have gum recession due to excess brushing and l was in danger of losing two teeth due to it! Things my...

Charanprite D

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