Losing one or mouth teeth can, after time, make your mouth area seem so much older. If this has happened to you, you might want to consider being fitted with dental implants at Herford Dental Implants.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, which are surgically fixed into the jawbone.
Dental implant treatment at Hertford Dental Implants commences with a full consultation with Gordon Black, who has eight years’ experience of dental implant surgery. This consultation is to discuss patient needs and concerns, and may include x-rays and written reports in order to draw up a treatment plan.
Here at Hertford Dental Implants, Dr Black uses dental implants to replace the root of the missing tooth. He inserts the dental implants after cutting into the jawbone and drilling a socket. This surgical procedure is usually performed under local anaesthetic. Patients who are anxious about dental surgery, can receive oral or intravenous sedation.
This is the first stage of the dental implant process. It is followed by several weeks to several months of healing time, during which the titanium dental implants mesh with the bone tissue and blood vessels in the jaw in a process known as osseointegration. During this time the implant is covered by a cap to protect its interior thread from being clogged with food.
When the dental implants are firmly secured within the jaw, the patient can receive the second stage of the treatment.
The final part of the treatment is the fixing on the artificial teeth. These teeth are custom-made to blend with the patient’s natural teeth. Patients can receive single or multiple artificial teeth and even entire sets of teeth for both upper and lower jaws.
Once in the place, the Hertford Dental Implants behave like natural teeth. Patients can eat chewy and crunchy foods again, perhaps for the first time in decades, and brush and floss as normal. And the recipient will avoid that gummy old person look that can come with traditional dentures, because Hertford Dental Implants encourage the jawbone and gums to grow, and stop adjacent teeth from moving around.
With Hertford Dental Implants, you no longer have to be referred away and travel long distances to receive the latest treatments for replacing missing teeth.