As a child, tooth loss is an exciting adventure and a chance to meet the tooth fairy. But as an adult, losing a tooth may feel like the end of the world.Fortunately, modern dentistry offers several options for the replacement of single missing teeth. The two most common treatment options are partial dentures and single tooth implants.
However, most patients are not satisfied with dentures, due to the bulk of metal and acrylic, as well as the clasps necessary to stabilise it in your mouth. While fixed dentures are a viable option, clinical experience has shown that they do not perform as effectively as dental implants in the long-term.
If you are missing a single tooth, dental implants are a reliable option for replacing your natural tooth. The dental implant and its crown restoration replace both the missing tooth and its root and keep the jawbone strong and healthy.
At Hertford Dental Implants, Dr Gordon Black is well-trained in all the different aspects of dentistry, but is particularly interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants to improve the smiles of his patients. At Hertford Dental Implants we offer dental implant solutions for single missing teeth, whatever the reasons for tooth loss.
How do dental implants work?
An implant is a small titanium post, surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gum line by your dentist. Dental implants act as solid anchors for the crowns attached to them, fuse with the bone and act as new roots for the replacement tooth.
For dental implants to work, there must be enough bone left to the jaw. The bone has to be sturdy and dense enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone, it may need to be added with a procedure called bone augmentation or bone grafting. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be fixed must be in good health. Dr Black will perform a full mouth examination before replacing your missing tooth with dental implants in Hertford.
If you are interested in replacing your missing tooth with dental implants in Hertford ask our staff to arrange a consultation appointment today.