There is no doubt that losing a tooth, either by accident or tooth decay, can cause you many difficulties when trying to chew your food. The primary purpose of your teeth is to break down your food by chewing. Over the centuries, various devices have been employed to help patients who have lost teeth, and finally, we have dental implants Hertfordshire, which mimic natural teeth.
Taking care of your teeth is a team effort
You have the teeth, and we have the knowledge and expertise to guide you on how to maintain them. Once your adult teeth have developed, that is all you are going to get for the rest of your life.
At Hertford Dental Care, we want you to look upon us as part of your dental maintenance team. Prevention is your main priority, and by following a simple daily routine, you can play your part as the main member of the team. We will guide you on the correct equipment to use that suits your particular dental needs. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day and visit us at least twice a year. It’s easy to remember that everything is done in pairs; this should help keep the dental appointments you have to make to a minimum of twice a year.
All the dental treatments
Our friendly, well-trained staff are here to offer you all the dental treatment you may require. Accidents do happen, and if we are unable to replace a tooth dislodged as a result of an accident, we can help with an alternative. Bridges have been used for decades to replace one or two teeth, but they require the support of at least one other tooth. Dental implants Hertfordshire allows us to replace your lost tooth without needing to alter an adjacent tooth.
Thorough dental assessment
If you have lost a tooth, we need to establish how you lost it, what else has been affected and how long the tooth has been missing. Once you lose a tooth, deterioration begins, and the nearest teeth slowly move to the open space left by the lost tooth. Your jawbone in that area will begin to degenerate, and your face will visibly sink over time.
We will conduct a thorough oral examination using the latest technology to determine your suitability for dental implants. If you are suitable, fortunately, dental science has an answer! Dental science has harnessed modern technology, and we can replace your lost tooth relatively quickly, preventing your teeth from moving towards the open space. Dental implants Hertfordshire will also stop the deterioration of your jawbone and the sinking of your face.
Your teeth are fixed to your jawbone naturally by roots, which provide a solid anchor and allow you to exert a large amount of pressure through your teeth. Following how nature has constructed your dental mechanism, we can replicate it by inserting a titanium post into a hole drilled into your jaw where the lost tooth was located. We use titanium because the body naturally fuses with it, creating a solid base. We then create a crown, which is shaped and coloured to match your natural teeth. This crown is attached to the titanium post, and the result is a prosthetic tooth that looks just like your natural teeth.
Taking care of your teeth and implant
You can take care of your teeth and crown by brushing and flossing as you normally would, and your new tooth should last you at least 25 years.