If you are missing a single tooth because of injury, gum disease or decay, it is time to move on to a more confident smile. At Hertford Dental Implants we can easily replace your missing tooth with the use of ‘single tooth’ dental implants in Hertford. At the end of the treatment, you will be delighted with your new smile.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that can be used to replace almost any missing tooth, provided there is adequate underlying jaw bone left. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone below the gum tissue. Our dentists will also place a temporary abutment on the implant until the healing process is complete. Sometimes, a temporary cosmetic crown can also be made to fill the gap before placement of the permanent crown.
With dental implants in Hertford, your discomfort is kept to a minimum. Most patients compare the discomfort caused by implant surgery with a root canal treatment or a tooth extraction procedure. At Hertford Dental Implants we never rush and we are extremely careful with all of our pain management.
While the operation is being carried out your jaw is numbed with local anaesthetic. However, if you are feeling particularly nervous about the procedure, you can be sedated. Usually, if you have one implant inserted, you should be able to return to your daily activities on the same day.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants provide many advantages compared to other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant can replace a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighbouring teeth. Other tooth replacement options for single teeth such as tooth-supported fixed bridges, require grinding down adjacent teeth for extra support.
Since dental implants replace your tooth root, the surrounding jawbone is kept healthy too. Unlike conventional bridges, which do not fuse with the jawbone, dental implants integrate with your jawbone. This helps your jawbone maintain its structure and shape, which is often lost with long-term use of other tooth replacement options.
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Think you might need a single dental implant to replace a missing tooth? Contact us today to schedule an appointment and let us help you restore your beautiful smile.