If you have ever had to wear a mouth guard, maybe for sports or to stop yourself from grinding your teeth at night, you will know how hard it is to form your words clearly, and that drinking and eating with any decorum are pretty much impossible. That gives you an idea of how hard it can be to learn to eat, drink, and speak with dentures in.
At Hertford Dental Implants, nothing makes our day more than fitting a former denture wearer with dental implants in Hertford, and seeing how happy they are to once again be able to eat what they like, and form words without whistles, clicks and lisps getting in the way of being understood.
Dental implants in Hertford literally do transform lives; it’s no wonder they are fast becoming most people’s first choice for replacing teeth.
How do dental implants work?
The secret of the success of dental implants in Hertford is simple: they are the only method of tooth restoration that replaces the root of the tooth as well as the crown. The crowns are attached to an anchor in the jawbone that is as secure as the original tooth root.
Dental implants achieve this secure footing by being made of titanium, a metal that is very light and very strong, and, for some reason, welcomed like an old friend by the body. Instead of the immune system rejecting titanium as foreign material and trying to expel it, the bone tissue is spurred into growth and new bone cells, nerves, and blood vessels mesh with the titanium to hold it firmly in place. This little miracle was discovered by a Swedish scientist in the 1950s. It takes a good few weeks for what is now called osseointegration to take place, but once it has, your dental implant will stay in your jawbone for the rest of your life, provided you take care of your implants and don’t let the plaque that causes gum disease build up. Gum disease can attack the bone, and then teeth, and implants, can become loose, and fall out. But all you need to do to avoid this is brush and floss with care and get regular dental check-ups.