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.
In 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.