If you have missing teeth, it is likely that you are feeling self-conscious about them. For aesthetic reasons, you may be considering getting something done about it and that’s an important factor for doing so. But, replacing missing teeth is also essential for your oral health; fitting replacement teeth protects your other natural teeth as well as your gums and jaw bone. At Hertford Dental Care, we are proud of Dr Black’s credentials with the Implant Diploma from The Royal College of Surgeons and he was a finalist in the National Dentistry awards 2015 for his work with full mouth replacements using implants. Getting Dental Implants in Hertfordshire with us as Hertford Dental Care and our 80 years experience can be a reassuring choice.
What are dental implants?
If you’ve been looking for Dental Implants in Hertfordshire already, the chances are you’ve heard what they are. If you haven’t, get ready to be excited! If you have missing teeth, dental implants offer the next best thing to your natural teeth. They consist of titanium screws that are attached to the jaw bone. The screws act as artificial roots for your replacement teeth. They are firmly fixed in place to which crowns, bridges or dentures may be attached. You can have a single tooth replaced, as well as several or a whole set.
What are the advantages of choosing dental implants?
There are lots of reasons to choose dental implants. As they are firmly fixed into position, you can eat and drink whatever you like – so there’ll be no eating soup and soft sandwiches for you; bring on the steak! Also, maintaining implants is nice and easy as you can simply brush and floss regularly as you would do with your natural teeth. The other benefit, alongside protecting your gums and natural teeth by filling in the gap, is that your replacement teeth will look like your natural teeth as well, so people won’t realise that you don’t have a full set of natural teeth. Replacement teeth will be made to match the natural colour of your other teeth, plus they will be shaped to fit in with the size and shape of your other teeth.
Having dental implants fitted can be done under local anaesthetic. This means that if you have difficulties with general anaesthetic like nausea, you won’t need to contend with that. If you are a nervous patient, we are also highly experienced to help you through this. We can offer you extra sedation should you require this as well.
Anything else I need to know?
In order to assess if dental implants are right for you, you will need to book in for a consultation with us so we can check your teeth. We may need to take x-rays and give you a full oral examination. Sometimes, people don’t have enough bone density in their jaw to enable implants to be fitted, but we can do a bone graft in order to sort this out. By having a consultation, we can check whether or not this is required and talk to you about your treatment plan that will be tailored to your needs. You can also ask us any questions you may have about the suggested route to ensure that you feel confident in the suggested process.
So, if you want a super smile, contact us at Hertford Dental Care and see if implants could be the treatment for you.