What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the nearest tooth replacement to your own natural teeth. They provide an excellent solution if you have missing teeth, about to lose any of your teeth or if you suffer with loose dentures.

With dental implants there’s no need to compromise – you’re replacing missing teeth with permanent teeth that are fixed in place and do not need to be removed.

Are dental implants right for me? 

Dental implants provide a safe and healthy way of replacing missing or failing teeth and can also be used to hold loose dentures firmly in place.

Dental implants are usually made out of titanium and fitting them is a pain-free procedure – it’s like getting your own teeth back.

Titanium dental implants have a thread and are initially screwed into the jawbone, which then grows into the pitted metal surface and around the implant, providing an incredibly strong biological connection.

At HQ Dental we provide a full range of dental implant solutions, ranging from single tooth replacement to advanced treatments like ‘all on 4‘ and zygomatic implants that cannot be performed without an on-site laboratory.

Why choose us for dental implants?

  • Everything is produced on-site, giving the best results every time
  • We use guided surgery – it’s a better patient experience
  • We are CAT scanner-equipped
  • We are PRF-equipped
  • We only use high-quality implant dentistry brands and well-proven implants

Single tooth implants

At HQ Dental we provide industry-leading single tooth dental implants. We typically adopt a five-step process which takes around 12 weeks to complete.

At the end of the treatment period you will have a titanium implant which is fused to your jaw bone, making it incredibly strong. Read more about single tooth implants here.

Implants

All on 4 dental implants

Now recognised as one of the greatest recent advances in dental medicine, All on 4 offers patients a safe and immediate way of replacing all their failing or missing teeth with a complete set of natural-looking fixed permanent teeth.

At roughly half the price of conventional treatment, All on 4 is also highly cost-effective.

Find out more about All on 4 here.

All on 4 Full Arch Implant Retained Bridges

 

Zygomatic implants for missing teeth

Zygomatic implants are very advanced implants that can be placed in the upper jaw when there is simply not enough bone for conventional dental implants.

This often happens as the bone in both your upper and lower jaw will start to shrink (or resorb) as soon as natural teeth are lost.

Zygomatic implants are extra-long dental implants that connect with the cheekbone or underneath the eye socket, allowing patients even with severe bone loss to benefit from fixed new teeth.

You can find out more about them here.

Implants for denture wearers

Implants for denture wearers can be truly life-changing. Denture wearers usually find that their dentures (especially lower dentures) can be loose and unstable, making biting and chewing and sometimes even speaking a real problem.

This can affect their diet, which can have serious health implications.

Dental implants can be used to very successfully connect with, and hold, dentures firmly in place completely restoring function and allowing the denture wearer to eat normally again.

The dentures can still be removed for cleaning but then can be firmly ‘clipped’ back onto the dental implants.

Lower dentures usually require only two dental implants but the bone in the upper jaw isn’t as strong which means that upper dentures usually require at least four implants.

Read more about implants for denture wearers here.

Implant Retained Upper

Guided implants

In cases which require complex dental implant placement we use CAD/CAM technology to 3D print our own implant guides. Guided implant placement is a more accurate and quicker way of putting dental implants into the bone.

This makes healing time quicker and allows for much better patient experience. Read more about guided implants here.

Guided Implants

Nervous patients are especially welcome at HQ Dental

We are friendly, caring and understanding and most patients feel at ease as soon as they arrive. Many comment that coming to HQ isn’t like coming to a ‘normal’ dentist.

We understand that some patients can be especially nervous when coming for dental impant placement, often because of a bad experience in the past, and we always do whatever we can to put you at ease.

We want your dental treatment experience with us to be as pleasant as possible. Intravenous sedation is available if required for implant surgery.

 

Special equipment at HQ Dental

CAT scanner-equipped for dental implant placement

Our state-of-the-art cone beam CAT scanner is an amazing piece of equipment that provides a three-dimensional scan and clearly shows us the position and density of your bone.

This allows us to ‘virtually’ plan your dental implant treatment.

The software also allows us to produce implant guides, which means that we can provide guided implant dental placement which is more accurate and much quicker and makes for less time in the chair and a more pleasant experience.

cone beam CAT scanner

PRF-equipped

Our PRF (platelet, rich, fibrin) machine separates blood platelets from plasma which can then be used to ‘plug’ wounds. We sometimes use this machine for large or complex cases and it helps to prevent blood loss and speeds up the healing process.

PRF can also make dental implant treatment possible for some patients with rare or detrimental blood disorders.

 

After a dental implant procedure you will soon be able to eat, talk and laugh as you did with your natural teeth. For more information on quality dental implants Leeds, please contact one of our team here or call us on 0113 279 6667.