Having missing teeth can be a cause for concern; however, it can also affect the health of any remaining natural teeth that you have. Having gaps in your smile can leave other remaining teeth more exposed to bacteria, risking both tooth decay and gum problems. This is why finding a solution for replacing your teeth is necessary, both for your oral health and for the appearance of your smile. At Hertford Dental Care, we have a solution for replacing missing teeth in a natural and functional way. Dental implants Hertfordshire are where it’s at!
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants Hertfordshire are metal screws that can be attached to the jawbone where you have missing teeth. These screws are made of titanium, which is a metal that lends itself well to fusing with the body’s tissues. When the screws are embedded in your jawbone, they become firmly fixed in place as a result. To these screws, we can then attach replacement teeth of crowns, bridges or dentures, depending on how many teeth you need to replace. Crowns are typically used for one or two teeth, bridges for several teeth, and dentures for a whole set. The screws act as artificial roots and provide the stability your replacement teeth need to stay firmly in place no matter what you do.
The benefits of dental implants
If you’re looking for a natural-looking smile, replacement teeth can offer this solution. Replacement teeth are made to complement any remaining natural teeth you may have, as well as each other.
The difference with dental implants Hertfordshire is that the replacement teeth won’t loosen when you eat or talk. This means you won’t need to alter your diet or cut back on regaling family and friends with your most recent escapades. You also won’t need to remove your replacement teeth at night. They will be fixed in place and function like your natural teeth!
A further benefit of dental implants is the fact that they don’t take much to look after. Like your natural teeth (are you noticing a recurring theme yet?!), you simply need to brush and floss regularly and pop in to see us for your routine dental checkups. If you do this, then you may be surprised to learn that your dental implants could even last you a lifetime.
What’s more, your replacement teeth won’t be susceptible to developing cavities! Finally, having implants doesn’t require major surgery. You will just need to have local anaesthesia and a couple of visits. During the first visit, we will place the screws and attach temporary replacement teeth to them while the screws fuse with your body’s tissues. After this healing period, you must then return to get your permanent replacement teeth attached to the screws.
Can anybody have dental implants?
To find out whether dental implants are the right treatment for you, you will need to book an initial consultation with us. This will enable our dentist to examine your mouth and jawbone to ensure that treatment with dental implants would suit you best. They will then discuss treatment options with you.
Sometimes, patients don’t have enough bone density in their jawbones because this may have depleted due to the missing teeth. Don’t worry though! We may then be able to offer a bone graft before you have your implants. At Hertford Dental Care, we will give you personalised treatment and ensure that we answer all of the questions you have about the treatment options so that you can make an informed decision about the way forward. If dental implants are suitable for you, we can’t wait to make your smile beautiful and functional too.