Reclaim your mouth

If you have ever had to wear a mouth guard, maybe for sports or to stop yourself from grinding your teeth at night, you will know how hard it is to form your words clearly, and that drinking and eating with any decorum are pretty much impossible. That gives you an idea of how hard it can be to learn to eat, drink, and speak with dentures in.

At Hertford Dental Implants, nothing makes our day more than fitting a former denture wearer with dental implants in Hertford, and seeing how happy they are to once again be able to eat what they like, and form words without whistles, clicks and lisps getting in the way of being understood.

Dental Implants in HertfordDental implants in Hertford literally do transform lives; it’s no wonder they are fast becoming most people’s first choice for replacing teeth.

How do dental implants work?

The secret of the success of dental implants in Hertford is simple: they are the only method of tooth restoration that replaces the root of the tooth as well as the crown. The crowns are attached to an anchor in the jawbone that is as secure as the original tooth root.

Dental implants achieve this secure footing by being made of titanium, a metal that is very light and very strong, and, for some reason, welcomed like an old friend by the body. Instead of the immune system rejecting titanium as foreign material and trying to expel it, the bone tissue is spurred into growth and new bone cells, nerves, and blood vessels mesh with the titanium to hold it firmly in place. This little miracle was discovered by a Swedish scientist in the 1950s. It takes a good few weeks for what is now called osseointegration to take place, but once it has, your dental implant will stay in your jawbone for the rest of your life, provided you take care of your implants and don’t let the plaque that causes gum disease build up. Gum disease can attack the bone, and then teeth, and implants, can become loose, and fall out. But all you need to do to avoid this is brush and floss with care and get regular dental check-ups.

Replace all your missing teeth with Herford dental implants

Patients who have been wearing dentures due to significant tooth loss, often find that their dentures tend to become loose and uncomfortable over time. Dentures might make eating food difficult, or feel bulky in your mouth. And although modern dentures are more lightweight than they used to be, over time bone is lost from the jaw, which can cause well-fitting dentures to become loose.

At Hertford Dental Implants, we recommend dental implants for denture wearers because they provide unrivalled levels of support, plus they are permanent. And if you think that paying for them will break the bank, you are mistaken. Hertford dental implants can be used to stabilise dentures and virtually eliminate many of the problems associated with complete tooth loss at a fraction of the cost. This is because unlike traditional implants, denture stabilisation requires only four dental implants, which are strategically placed into the jawbone.

Dental Implants in HerfordHow does it work?

At Hertford Dental Implants, we use mini dental implants, which are smaller and narrower than conventional dental implants, to stabilise dentures into the jaw. Our experienced dentists surgically insert them into the jawbone in an almost painless procedure that requires no cutting or suturing. Moreover, unlike traditional dental implants, mini implants do not require any healing time – they can be loaded with dentures immediately after the procedure.

Our dentists will retrofit your existing dentures with snaps or create new dentures fitted with snap-on mechanisms. The mini dental implants have a ball on the end that fits perfectly into the socket of the snap-on mechanism. This way, your dentures will fit comfortably and will not move when you bite, speak or eat.

Snap-on dentures are so comfortable, that they can even be slept in. However, it is advised to clean them regularly, just like natural teeth. In some cases, you can also have your dentures permanently stabilised in your mouth.

Experienced and knowledgeable care

Interested in stabilising your dentures with Hertford dental implants, but you don’t know where to start? Our dentists at Hertford Dental Implants have placed many dental implants over the years and have extensive training in denture stabilisation, as well as advanced training in implant dentistry and full-mouth reconstruction. Contact us today to book your appointment.

A long-term solution

When you choose dental implants in Hertford, you’ll regain your natural dental function, improve the appearance of your smile, and protect your face’s underlying bone structure. Whether you want to replace a single missing tooth, several teeth you’ve lost at different times, or a whole set of teeth, Hertford Dental Implants will give you a solution that brings long-lasting health benefits.

Integrated improvements

The way your dental implants in Hertford work means they bring a variety of oral health improvements beyond those provided by removable dentures.

Dental Implants in HertfordImplants maintain the natural strength of the jawbone, reducing the chances of damage or injury and keeping your face looking firm, free of the sunken look that can make denture-wearers appear prematurely aged.

They reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Because they permanently fill in the gaps in your teeth, there’s less space for harmful food debris to hide in and provide food for the bacteria that cause decay.

Implants are easy to clean. You brush them the same way you brush your natural teeth. Although they can’t decay, plaque building up on them can lead to gum disease.

Their secure fit and natural feel can make certain words and phrases easier to pronounce.

Customised procedure

The process happens in several stages. Firstly, our friendly dental professionals will discuss your oral health and make sure you’re ready for your dental implants in Hertford. By taking detailed images of your teeth, we can make a precise treatment plan, keeping the process efficient and effective. Then comes the implant procedure, in which small titanium posts are placed into your jawbone. These posts sit in the gaps where the roots of your missing teeth used to be. Over the next few weeks, the titanium of the implants stimulates the bone to grow new tissue which meshes with the implant, holding it securely in place for eating.

Once this process is completed, you will then return to our practice, to have the replacement teeth securely attached to the posts. The crowns are hand-made from porcelain matched with your own teeth in colour, shape and size, so that the implants will be indistinguishable.

Dental implants: changing your smile for the better forever

We understand that losing teeth can be a stressful experience, which is why at Hertford Dental Implants we strive to make the solution as easy and comfortable as possible. We provide solutions for any number of missing teeth with dental implants in Hertford.

There are many reasons why you should consider replacing your missing teeth, which go beyond cosmetic issues. Having a smile with a full set of teeth protects your remaining natural teeth, which can otherwise be prone to tilting into the gaps left behind after tooth loss.

Dental Implants in HertfordHow your teeth depend on each other

When we lose a tooth, the jawbone loses the stimulation once provided by this tooth. Our jawbones need these signals to maintain their density and strength. When we lose a tooth, the jawbone in this area therefore starts to deteriorate as it no longer receives this vital stimulation. This brings more problems for teeth neighbouring the gap as they become less stable.

The remaining natural teeth will also face more strain and begin to wear unevenly, increasing the risk of further damage. Gaps created by tooth loss also make the remaining teeth more difficult to keep clean as there are more spaces for bacteria to grow. This is why having dental implants in Hertford can help maintain the health of the rest of your remaining teeth.

Getting dental implants in Hertford

Treatment with dental implants in Hertford involves a minor surgical procedure in which titanium screws are inserted into the jawbone, acting as substitutes for missing tooth roots. Once these screws have integrated with the jawbone, they will act as sturdy anchors for a custom-made crowns to be attached.

If you have a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, dental implants can provide a stable and long-lasting solution. Implants can even be placed to secure existing dentures, providing you with the confidence and stability to enjoy the foods you love without worry or often troublesome denture adhesives.

The whole process, including healing time and aftercare, typically takes 6 months. If you look after your implants well, they could last you a whole lifetime, making them the most durable and reliable treatment for tooth loss available.

Save your smile with dental Implants in Hertford

Here at Hertford Dental Implants, we understand that in the case of tooth loss, time is of the essence. You may be worried about further damage to your remaining teeth when one or more are lost and getting treatment as soon as possible can help alleviate these concerns.

If you do lose a tooth, arrange a consultation with us and we can discuss your options with you, including dental implants in Hertford. We can provide solutions for any number of lost teeth, from a single tooth to a whole set. Dental implants can also be placed to secure dentures, providing a more stable foundation for chewing.

Dental Implants in HertfordWhy should I consider dental implants?

Dental implants provide the most stable, durable solution for tooth loss. Other solutions such as dental bridges come with many downsides. With a dental bridge, if you need to replace one missing tooth, the teeth either side need are effectively damaged to support the bridge.

Other treatments don´t last as long as dental implants potentially can, with dentures needing to be replaced every 3 to 8 years. If you look after your dental implants well, they could last you a lifetime, giving you the confidence to eat your favorite foods and enjoy the same quality of life as you did before you lost any teeth. Many patients, after healing and getting used to their implants, forget which teeth are real and which are implants.

The importance of acting quickly with tooth loss

It is obvious that you need your teeth to chew and enjoy your food, but having a missing tooth also puts the rest of your natural teeth at risk. This is because your jaw will begin to shrink and change shape when you lose a tooth. Your gums that supported the tooth will also begin to recede.

When the bone that supported your tooth starts to deteriorate, the surrounding teeth can move, shifting them out of alignment. This is a problem because it will make them wear unevenly and when you bite down, your teeth won’t meet in the middle. This makes them more susceptible to further damage that could be avoided. You can avoid all of these downsides with dental implants in Hertford.

Dental implants for diabetic patients? All you need to know

For years, diabetes prevented patients from having dental implants. However, recent advancements in dentistry have shown that even patients with diabetes can have dental implants placed successfully into their jawbone, as long as their diabetes is under control.

Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body can produce a sugar known as glucose that cells use for energy production. Insulin is a hormone that regulates glucose levels in the body and is produced by the pancreas. The body needs insulin to help keep glucose levels stable, and when insulin levels are uncontrolled, you can have too much glucose in your blood. Diabetes comes in two different types – 1 and 2. Type 2 is the most common, however, the regulation of blood sugar in both types is of high importance, because high and low levels of glucose can have damaging effects.

Dental Implants in HertfordIf you a diabetic patient and you want to replace one or several missing teeth with dental implants in Hertford, our experienced dentists at Hertford Dental Implants will help you determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. Generally, dental implants are a good option for patients who can undergo oral surgery and have enough bone left in the jaw. Diabetic patients are encouraged to control their diabetes before seeking dental implant treatment. We also encourage you to provide us with as much information as possible in relation to your condition. In most cases, there needs to be co-operation between the patient, the dentist and the pathologist for the best possible results. At the end of your consultation, we will be able to determine whether you are eligible for dental implants in Hertford.

Many short-term studies have produced evidence that uncontrolled diabetes can increase the risk of dental implant failure, thus making dental implant treatment a poor choice for patients with uncontrolled diabetes. Patients with controlled diabetes, on the other hand, have better success rates with dental implants, since diabetes does not affect the healing process.

If you have experienced tooth loss, you are suffering from diabetes and would like to learn more about dental implants in Hertford, contact us today and we will schedule an appointment for you.

Missing your smile?

Do you feel that your missing teeth are preventing you from smiling with confidence? At Hertford Dental Implants, we want you to feel unafraid of showing off the teeth you deserve. Whether you’re missing a single or multiple teeth, the effect is just as devastating. You may have to watch what you eat, avoiding certain things and only eating soft foods as a result. It may even be that as a consequence of weak jawbone density, you struggle with a gaunt appearance in your face.

Thanks to our team of dental professionals, you can receive dental implants in Hertford. Having to deal with the irritation of missing teeth should no longer be an option for you. Instead, you might consider booking a consultation with one of our friendly dentists, who will be helpful in guiding you towards the right decision.

Dental Implants in HertfordStart smiling, dental implant in progress

In Hertford, dental implants are a desirable prospect for patients who just want their smile back after tooth loss. Before treatment, you will be asked about your medical history, your lifestyle, and habits, as well as how you desire your teeth to be.

Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, one of our implant dentists will carefully explain your personalised treatment plan. That way, should you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedure, you will have time to discuss them.

During treatment, your implant dentist will begin by fixing in a titanium screw into the place where the missing tooth once was. This screw encourages the growth of new bone and begins to fuse with the jawbone over time. Eventually, the screw acts as an artificial tooth root, which can then be topped off with replacement crowns, bridges, or dentures. From there, all we ask is that you maintain the cleanliness of your brand new smile.

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After your treatment, you’ll have follow-up appointments with the same dentist, just so they can ensure everything is going smoothly for you. We’re certain that you’ll be left grinning after you’ve had treatment with dental implants in Hertford.

What a relief

Are you considering dental implants in Hertford, but at the same time, feeling anxious about the amount of pain involved when receiving this treatment? At Hertford Dental Implants, we wouldn’t let a patient’s fear of pain stop them from missing out on replacement teeth. That’s because when our highly qualified and experienced dentist provide patients with the opportunity of replacing missing teeth, they also offer different options of pain relief to suit you.

The fear of discomfort when considering dental implants is probably the first thing that patients are concerned with, which is why it’s one of the first things we will address. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, you will be kept as comfortable as possible with local anaesthesia. For nervous patients in particular, our specially trained nurses and dentists can offer you IV sedation, which will make you feel at ease and relaxed during the dental treatment.

Dental Implants in HertfordSo, how do dental implants actually work?

Now that you know how relaxing it’ll be for you, it’s also helpful to know the logistics of dental implants before you receive them. During treatment, a titanium screw will be fixed into the position of the missing tooth. As soon as the implants are correctly positioned, they gradually fuse with the jawbone, healing over time and eventually acting as a tooth root. From there, you will come back to one of our specialists and they will fit in crowns, a bridge or dentures. Should you be missing multiple teeth, the procedure will be the same, but you will require more implants.

In Hertford, dental implants will be recommended to you by your dentist as a clinically proven solution to tooth loss. Missing teeth means having an unwanted gappy and gaunt smile, and can even cause many complications with dental hygiene.

Still undecided?

If you’re unsure about receiving dental implants in Hertford, it would be useful for you to visit one of our friendly specialists, even it means simply to discuss your concerns. Dental implants are a long-term solution for tooth loss and it’s really worth considering them if you’re feeling embarrassed or unhappy about your missing teeth when you smile. Remember, healthy teeth means a happier you!

Enjoy the simple pleasures of life with dental implants

Has your quality of life been affected by tooth loss? If you are a denture wearer, you may have realised that some of the simple pleasures in life, such as sinking your teeth into a crusty baguette, or biting into a crisp, juicy apple, are now a thing of the past. There may be other things that you miss. Perhaps you feel that you cannot enjoy a good laugh or even talking to people with confidence, worrying that your teeth may let you down.

When you have lost your teeth and start wearing dentures, you will discover that although dentures look like teeth, they do not always act like your natural teeth did. This is due to the fact that they only sit over your gums and are not attached to your jaw. The good news is that even if you are now wearing full dentures there is a better solution available for denture wearers in Hertford, dental implants.

Dental Implants in HertfordIn Hertford, dental implants are helping more denture wearers to be able to enjoy their lives to the full again. Because they provide a strong and secure way to fix your dentures in place for good, dental implants let you forget about your teeth and worry about more important things, like what you are going to choose on the menu. After a dental implant has been fitted, it will become integrated into your jaw, allowing your dentures to be fixed in place, meaning that you can start to enjoy your favourite foods once more.

Dental implants are made from titanium. A small precision engineered screw is inserted into an artificial socket after a tooth has been removed or lost. These become integrated into your jaw through a process called osseointegration. Once the gum and jawbone have healed around the implants, your dentures can then be attached, restoring the natural appearance of your teeth as well as allowing you to start enjoying eating and laughing in total confidence. At our practice here in Hertford, dental implants are used to resolve a wide range of tooth loss issues, from a single tooth to a full set of dentures.

Rebuilding your smile, dental implants in Hertford

Losing a tooth or teeth can be a very upsetting experience, especially if your front teeth are affected. As well as having a major impact on how you look and also feel about yourself, lost teeth, if not replaced, result in your mouth and cheeks developing an aged and sunken look. Many people will tell you that traditional methods to replace lost teeth, using removable dentures or bridgework, are not a satisfactory long-term solution to the problem. If you already have dentures, you may find that you now struggle when eating certain foods, and over time dentures gradually become looser as the bone in your jaws gradually shrink.

Dental Implants in HertfordWhat makes a dental implant a better choice?

Now more patients than ever are asking about dental implants in Hertford. Dental implants are a modern solution to tooth loss that offers a clinically proven, safe solution to restoring your smile. In fact, dentists now regard them as the gold-standard treatment for tooth loss, and they have now been widely used around the world for more than 30 years.

Implants consist of a precision made titanium screw, which is inserted into the socket where a tooth has been removed or lost. Once the gum and bone has healed around this, an artificial tooth is then fixed into place. Because the implant becomes fused with the living bone, dental implants have proved to be a very durable and stable tooth replacement method. There are numerous benefits to having dental implants, these include: improved support to the muscles of the lips and face; prevention of bone loss from the jaw; and, a tooth that looks and feels like your own.

A single implant can be used to replace just one or several teeth, and can support a bridge with up to three teeth if necessary. If you need a full set of dentures, a series of four to six dental implants can be used to support these too, giving you teeth that are firmly secured and allow you to eat and speak with confidence. If you are thinking about finding out more about dental implants in Hertford, come and talk to us here at Hertford Dental Implants.