When you lose one or more teeth, you also start to lose the full functionality of your mouth. Bridges and dentures (either full or partial) restore the look of the teeth that you have lost, but they can’t give you back the complete use of your mouth. If you want your mouth back, now’s a good time to consider having dental implants in Hertford.
While it is true that the replacement teeth of today are far more lifelike than even a decade ago, having only the crowns (that’s the pearly white bit) replaced will look great, but they can’t work like your real teeth did. That is, not unless they have a firm anchor from which to chew and bite. Take a look at a natural tooth, they each have roots. The biters at the front may have one root, but the further back you go in the mouth, the more roots your teeth need to hold them in place while they chew your food.
No wonder then that bridges and dentures cannot mimic the action of teeth all that well, even if they look the part. Bridges rely on the natural teeth next to the gap being ground down and used as posts to hang the bridge from. Dentures rely on suction to the gum, which means they have to be gravity defying for the top jaw.
In Hertford, dental implants from Hertford Dental Implants replace the root as well as the tooth. These artificial roots are made from titanium and are inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic.
What you have in the way of crowns will affect the size of the implant. For example, if you choose to have one crown to one implant, the posts will be tiny. If, when you come to us to discuss dental implants in Hertford, you decide you want to have your dentures stabilised with implants, the implants are inserted at a particular angle and are longer so that between four and six of them can act as support for the whole arch.
To find out more about dental implants in Hertford, make an appointment for an initial consultation.