If you have been so unfortunate as to have a tooth or two knocked out in an accident, then you may well be wondering how you are going to get through the next 50 years without them. Well, the good news is that you can replace them effectively with Hertford dental implants in Hertford.
Being without even a couple of teeth can greatly affect your speech, and your biting and chewing ability. If the teeth you lost were from the front of your mouth then your looks will also be affected, and with them, your self-esteem. However, if you replace your teeth with Hertford dental implants in Hertford, you can solve all of these problems in one fell swoop.
The benefits of dental implants
The reason Hertford dental implants in Hertford are so great is that they replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. Dentures and fixed bridges do not do this, and instead rely on other, not so good, ways to get their stability. Dentures require suction to the gum, which only gives about a quarter of the chewing power you get from your natural teeth. Bridges are secured to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap, and this means having to have them ground down so they can take the buttresses for the bridge.
Dental implants are made of titanium, a metal that the body finds biocompatible, and, instead of rejecting it, it meshes with the surface of the metal, growing new bone tissue and blood vessels over it. It takes between two and six months for this process, known technically as osseointegration, to take place, by the end of which the dental implants are held in place as securely as natural teeth.
At Hertford Dental Implants, we fit your implants in a minor surgical procedure that can be performed under local anaesthetic. If, however, you are at all anxious, it is possible to have implants fitted with sedation, either oral or intravenous. You will still be conscious, but you probably won’t remember much about the procedure afterwards.
To find out more, give us a call and arrange for an initial consultation.