Here at Hertford Dental Implants, we understand that in the case of tooth loss, time is of the essence. You may be worried about further damage to your remaining teeth when one or more are lost and getting treatment as soon as possible can help alleviate these concerns.
If you do lose a tooth, arrange a consultation with us and we can discuss your options with you, including dental implants in Hertford. We can provide solutions for any number of lost teeth, from a single tooth to a whole set. Dental implants can also be placed to secure dentures, providing a more stable foundation for chewing.
Why should I consider dental implants?
Dental implants provide the most stable, durable solution for tooth loss. Other solutions such as dental bridges come with many downsides. With a dental bridge, if you need to replace one missing tooth, the teeth either side need are effectively damaged to support the bridge.
Other treatments don´t last as long as dental implants potentially can, with dentures needing to be replaced every 3 to 8 years. If you look after your dental implants well, they could last you a lifetime, giving you the confidence to eat your favorite foods and enjoy the same quality of life as you did before you lost any teeth. Many patients, after healing and getting used to their implants, forget which teeth are real and which are implants.
The importance of acting quickly with tooth loss
It is obvious that you need your teeth to chew and enjoy your food, but having a missing tooth also puts the rest of your natural teeth at risk. This is because your jaw will begin to shrink and change shape when you lose a tooth. Your gums that supported the tooth will also begin to recede.
When the bone that supported your tooth starts to deteriorate, the surrounding teeth can move, shifting them out of alignment. This is a problem because it will make them wear unevenly and when you bite down, your teeth won’t meet in the middle. This makes them more susceptible to further damage that could be avoided. You can avoid all of these downsides with dental implants in Hertford.