Your smile expresses warmth, personality and shows a welcome to others. However, if you are missing all your teeth, you may feel uncomfortable smiling, which can negatively impact your personal and professional relationships and reduce your enjoyment of life. Fortunately, dental implants in Hertford can help you restore your beautiful smile and regain your confidence.
While dental implants offer a broad array of benefits, traditional removable dentures remain the most common treatment for patients missing all their teeth. This option, however, is unsatisfactory for many of our patients.
Removable dentures have several drawbacks, including the tendency to shift in the mouth while eating and speaking. They can hinder your speech or dislodge at awkward moments. Additionally, removable dentures that do not fit well can cause a great deal of discomfort.
Even more troublesome, without your teeth you may eventually experience what is known as facial collapse, a condition where the jawbone gradually loses structure, affecting both the aesthetics and oral function of the face.
What can be done about it?
Dental implants at Hertford Dental Implants, can help to eliminate the risk of facial collapse by permanently implanting supports and dental crowns that look and function just like real teeth. As a result, you can eat, speak, and enjoy life without worrying about how your smile appears. If you are interested in using dental implants to replace your missing teeth, we offer an option called All-on-4.
With All-on-4 you will have four dental implants in Hertford and an over denture placed on top. This technique was developed to provide patients suffering with total tooth loss an efficient treatment concept using only four dental implants to support a full arch of fixed teeth.
Two dental implants are placed vertically in the front of the jawbone with the remaining two implants placed at the back of the jaw, tilted up to 45°, which means less bone is needed.
Traditional fixed full arch dental implant techniques require six to 10 implants, with a period of healing time where the bridge cannot be fixed to the implants. Extensive bone grafting for implant placement may also be required, but is much less likely to be needed with the All-on-4 technology available for your dental implants in Hertford.