Commonly asked questions about Hertfordshire Dental Implants

Advancements in modern dental technologies and equipment have answered the call for natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing and durable Hertfordshire Dental Implants that offer a longer-lasting dental solution to replace missing teeth. Now available at Hertford Dental Care, Hertfordshire Dental Implants joins the impressive line-up of reliable treatments and procedures that promote the oral health and dental aesthetic goals of our patients. Clinically proven and entirely safe, Hertfordshire Dental Implants give patients back the confidence to smile widely once again and, what cannot be overstated enough the full ability to bite and chew those foods that were once avoided.

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For patients who have just discovered the benefits of artificial tooth replacement implants, we have answered some of the more pertinent questions you may have.

What you need to know about dental implants

How do dental implants work?

To answer this question, it is best to look at the unique design of an artificial tooth replacement implant. The efficacy of dental implants lies in its structure that consists of a metal screw implanted into the jawbone and the dental crown or cap placed on top is responsible for tooth function and aesthetic value.

The metal screw attached to the jawbone provides a solid anchor for the artificial tooth, leaving very little chance of it moving out of place. And the natural-looking artificial tooth resembles human teeth in look and function – patients can talk and eat without embarrassment.

Who qualifies as a suitable candidate?

Almost anyone can benefit from implant dentistry, however, they would need to pass a set of criteria. The criteria a patient must meet is important for establishing the success and longevity of the treatment. Our experienced implant dentist will thoroughly examine a patient’ dental health including questions regarding physical health and underlying chronic conditions.

Can dental implants fall out?

Our implant dentist will make sure that there is sufficient jawbone quality and gum health before carrying out the implant procedure. These steps are critical for the implant to fuse into the jawbone, holding it in place. Provided that the patient looks after their dental health as recommended, the likelihood of the implant falling out is very slim.

How are artificial tooth implants maintained?

The stress-free maintenance involved in caring for implants is one of its greatest advantages. Not much else is needed apart from dentist-recommended brushing, flossing and routine in-clinic dental check-ups. It is not advisable for patients to miss out on these appointments as poor oral health will threaten the lifespan of the implants.

What does the treatment process look like?

The actual process depends on the assessment of the dental practitioner. A patient who meets all the basic prerequisites – good oral health, gums free of infection and that are healthy and of adequate jawbone density – will enjoy a streamlined process. If these conditions are not met, patients will need additional dental treatment first such as bone grafting or treating gum disease before implantation can successfully take place.

Make Hertford Dental Care your preferred choice for all your cosmetic and general dentistry needs. We have a highly experienced and well-skilled in-house implant dentist available.