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  • Experienced and highly qualified dentists
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  • Cutting edge digital technology to ensure predictable long term results

Dental Implants Leicestershire

We offer market leading dental implants for replacing missing teeth and stabilising loose dentures in Leicestershire

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium screw that can be used to replace the root of a missing tooth. The implant becomes firmly attached to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Once this has occurred the implant provides the foundation for a crown, bridge or denture.

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What are the advantages of dental implants?

All dentists now agree that dental implants provide the best long term replacement for any missing or failing teeth. From a patient perspective dental implants can provide:

  • Improved Appearance
  • Improved comfort and security when eating and speaking
  • Improved self esteem
  • Increased lifespan of the remaining teeth

How many implants will I need?

Every case is different so this will be decided once your mouth has been examined. If you are missing just one tooth only one implant is usually needed. Larger spaces created by more than one missing tooth do not necessarily need one implant per missing tooth. To stabilise loose dentures we normally recommend between two and four implants. Other factors which are also important are the quantity and quality of your jawbone in the areas where the teeth are missing.

Will I need any treatment before implant placement?

To help with planning the position of the future implant(s) impressions are normally taken to create moulds of your teeth. These moulds are then scanned onto a computer and merged with a 3D x-ray of your teeth and jaws. This information is then used to plan the position of your implants digitally. This data is then exported to Germany to construct a guide custom made to your mouth, to ensure your implants are placed with the highest level of precision.

Some people to not have enough bone in which to place an implant and hence may need a bone graft. The bone may be taken from various places in your body such as other parts of your jaw, or very rarely your hip. Most of the time it is possible to use a bone substitute or a combination of your natural bone with a bone substitute. Bone grafts are normally left to knit together for 3-6 months before implant placement. However, occasionally bone grafts can be carried out at the same time as implant placement.

Is dental implant placement uncomfortable?

Implants are usually placed using local anaesthetic only, with some of our patients falling asleep during treatment. The digitally designed templates used to ensure precise implant positioning also reduce the length of time for the procedure, which in turn minimises any discomfort after the procedure. If many implants are to be placed then the use of sedation may be suggested. You will be given a sedative through a vein in your arm or hand. During treatment under sedation you will remain conscious but will remember very little at the end of treatment.

When will I have my crown/dentures attached to my implant?

Following implant placement you will normally have to wait while your bone grows around the implant to ensure it is firmly attached to your jaw. This usually takes two to three months but can take longer in more complex cases. During this period you will have a temporary replacement for your teeth.

What can I do to help?

It is important to be in good general health when undergoing treatment with dental implants. Heavy drinking or smoking can increase the number of problems during initial healing and in the long term can adversely affect the health of the gum and bone surrounding each implant. It is also important to get rid of any gum disease around natural teeth before starting any implant treatment.

During and following implant treatment it is essential to maintain a good level of oral hygiene and continue with your regular dental examinations. Often dental floss and other types of toothbrushes are required to maintain dental implants.

How long will the implants last?

How you look after the implants and how frequently you have dental examination/hygienist appointments has a great influence on how long they last.

Poorly cared for implants develop a covering of calculus and plaque which is very similar to that found on neglected natural teeth. Untreated, these deposits can lead to gum infection, soreness and occasionally loss of implants.

Well looked after implants placed into adequate bone can be expected to last for many years. However, just as you would expect conventional crowns, bridges and fillings to need occasional repairs or replacements during their lifetime, your implant supported teeth also have similar requirements. In general, implant supported dentures require more maintenance than fixed implant teeth.

Can dental implants fail?

Yes, although average failure rates are below 5%. Failure can occur early on during treatment when the implant just does not attach to the bone. Later failure normally occurs due to poor oral hygiene or overloading of the implant.

Why choose RD Dental for your dental implant treatment?

  • Highly qualified and experienced clinician. Ritesh Mody has been involved in implant dentistry since 2008 and is one of the few dentists in Leicestershire and Rutland to currently hold three university accredited postgraduate qualifications in dental implants. One of these postgraduate degrees is a Masters Degree in dental implants, which is currently the highest attainable qualification in the United Kingdom in the field of implant dentistry. His most recent qualification from the University of Szeged in Budapest was under the tutelage of one of the world's leading implant dentists, Istavan Urban. He therefore may be able to provide you with dental implants even if you have been previously told you do not have enough bone. Ritesh also mentors other dentists in the placement of dental implants and visits various other dental practices in Leicestershire and Warwickshire to provide dental implant treatment for their patients.
  • We exclusively use cutting-edge digital technology to ensure precise implant placement and achieve predictable outcomes. Ritesh is currently one of the only dentists in Leicestershire, and one of the few dentists in the UK, to exclusively use computer guided dental implant placement. This involves virtually placing implants on a computer software package using 3D radiographic images of your jaw, and then designing a custom made template to transfer this precise three dimensional implant placement to your mouth.
  • We use a premium dental implant system with nearly 40 years of research. There are over 100 dental implant systems worldwide with some being cheaper than others. When deciding on an implant system, Ritesh decided to look at the research available and found Straumann to have the most extensive research out of the many implant manufacturers. This is the only implant system Ritesh uses, as it is the only implant system he would use in his own mouth if he were to ever need a dental implant.
  • We will assess each case on an individual basis. Dental implants are not necessarily the best option for replacing missing teeth in everyone. At your initial consultation, which could take up to 1 hour, Ritesh will perform a detailed examination of your jaws and mouth and will discuss the various options you have to replace your missing teeth and the prognosis of the various options. An informed decision can then be made as to whether dental implants are the best option for you.
  • All patients receiving dental implant treatment will be able to contact us 24 hours a day. All of Ritesh’s patients receiving dental implants are given his personal mobile number in case they have any questions or concerns out of hours.
  • We have experience in resolving problems with dental implants that have been poorly placed or restored. We are being asked to see more and more patients from Leicestershire with complications associated with their dental implants. This is an area of implant dentistry where the research is constantly being updated and is one of Ritesh’s major areas of interest.
  • We will provide support in the maintenance of your dental implants. Once you have completed your dental implant treatment we will agree on an appropriate maintenance regime tailored to your needs to maximise the long term success of your dental implants.
  • Fees quoted are inclusive of all appointments and materials. Some dental practices in Leicestershire advertise the cost of the dental implant only and not the cost of the restoration used to restore the implant or the cost of any models of your teeth or x-rays. For each individual patient we will provide a cost inclusive of the examination, x-rays, 3D radiographic images, the implant, the abutment and the restoration that is fitted onto the abutment. The fee quoted is payable over the course of the treatment rather than in advance, with your customised treatment plan outlining the payment due at each appointment.
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