Hertford Dental Implants offers a number of dental implant-based solutions to replace anything from one to all of your natural teeth, no matter how you came to lose them. It’s always a good idea to replace missing teeth as soon as possible after tooth loss occurs. Dental implants are the only permanent way for your dentist to do so.
The benefits of implant treatment
At Hertford Dental Implants, we are always keen to extol the virtues of implants as a means of tooth replacement. By replacing the tooth roots, implants don’t just keep your new teeth secure; they also address the problem of bone loss, which is the main reason traditional dentures become loose with time.
When tooth roots are missing for any significant amount of time, the jaw bone starts to resorb. As well as making dentures loose, this can also change the whole structure of your face, making you look old before your time.
At our Hertford clinic, we can help to prevent these problems. Hertford Dental Implants offers denture stabilisation or dental bridges to restore a full arch (jaw) of teeth. A bridge can also be used to replace a few teeth, whilst for a single tooth one implant and one crown will be used.
Hertford Dental Implants: treatment options
Your journey towards a new smile begins with an implant consultation here at our Hertford clinic. An implant surgeon will conduct a thorough examination, including using x-rays and/or CT scans as required to assess your current level of bone density.
Most people only need local anaesthetic for implant placement at Hertford Dental Implants. The procedure is exhaustively planned before surgery, and your Herford clinician will use the latest computer-aided design technology to ensure that your implants are placed in the best position to withstand the forces generated by biting and chewing food, whilst also avoiding nerves and vital structures.
As soon as your implants are placed by your Hertford dentist, a process called osseointegration begins. This takes about six months to complete, after which you will be recalled to Hertford Dental Implants to have your permanent teeth fitted.