If you are looking for dental implants in Hertford, our skilled team of implant dentists can help. Dental implants are the only permanent way for a dentist to replace missing teeth, acting as artificial tooth roots to hold a crown, bridge, or denture in place.
Missing teeth should always be replaced, to help preserve both oral and general health and enable you to continue eating a healthy and varied diet. By choosing dental implants in Hertford you are choosing to have new, functional teeth that will last for 20 years or more with proper aftercare.
Dental implants in Hertford: how it works
Dental implants in Hertford are provided by our principal dentist, Dr Gordon Black, who has an extensive track record of successful implant treatments. Your journey to new teeth begins with a thorough clinical examination, during which x-rays and CT scans will be used to assess your current level of jaw bone density and to aid with diagnosis and treatment planning.
A shrinking jaw bone is a common side-effect of losing all or several of your teeth, and is frequently seen in patients who have worn dentures for many years. Indeed, it is this jaw bone shrinkage that is the main reason traditional dentures become loose, often requiring regular visits to your dentist to have your false teeth adjusted, and necessitating the use of messy denture pastes and/or cements.
Therefore, whilst dental implants may initially seem more expensive than traditional tooth replacements, choosing dental implants in Hertford is in fact an investment in your smile and your continued oral health. Teeth secured by implants won’t become loose, because these titanium artificial tooth roots help to preserve the health and integrity of your jaw bone. You won’t need to have your dentures adjusted and can avoid the need for denture cement.
Placing dental implants in Hertford usually only requires local anaesthesia, and you will usually be able to wear your old denture during healing after your dentist has adjusted them. The healing process sees the implants integrate with the jaw bone, which takes approximately six months to complete.