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.
How 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.