The role of good oral hygiene in preventing tooth loss
If you have been affected by tooth loss then you are not alone and you do not have to suffer in silence. Having to put up with missing teeth has now become a thing of the past. Advances in dental technology and the rise in popularity of cosmetic dentistry means that you can maintain a beautiful smile throughout your life. Tooth loss in adulthood is a distressing, uncomfortable and often embarrassing situation to find yourself in and is usually caused by poor oral hygiene, which has resulted in issues such as gum disease and tooth decay which weaken the teeth so that they eventually fall out. By making sure you have an effective oral hygiene routine at home which you maintain every day, you can help prevent tooth loss and other complications later on in life. Unfortunately, sometimes despite good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist on a regular basis you may experience tooth loss as a result of an accident or injury which results in trauma to your mouth. Whichever situation you may find yourself in, we at Hertford Dental Care are always here to help. Even if you have not visited your dentist in a long time then do not let this hinder you, your oral health is our main priority and we will work with you to find out what the best treatment options are to help you deal with the loss of your tooth or teeth.
How do dental implants work?
The last few decades saw a rise in the popularity of dental implants Hertfordshire as an effective method of addressing tooth loss.
Dental implants Hertfordshire work by becoming a permanent fixture in your mouth which makes them an attractive option for those looking for a long-term solution. Dental implants are small titanium components which are inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone and replace the root of the missing tooth. A crown can then be attached to the dental implant via an abutment and becomes strongly fixed inside your mouth.
By having dental implants Hertfordshire not only will you be able to wear your prosthetic confidently and comfortably without the risk of it falling out, moving, or causing irritation to your gums or lips, they will also provide you with support. This means restoring the full functioning of your mouth which may have been lost as a result of tooth loss, allowing you to eat properly again, speak clearly if it has affected your speech, and also improving the overall appearance of your smile at the same time. This will help restore your confidence and self-esteem, but most importantly it will help promote better oral health, as the implant will provide support for the surrounding teeth so that they do not have to take excess pressure or load which would eventually cause further complications in the future. Speak to us at our practice today, and find out more about dental implants Hertfordshire and how they can help improve your oral health very soon. Here at Hertford Dental Care your oral health is our priority and we will ensure comfort and ease throughout the process, helping you leave with a healthy, happy smile that you can look after and be proud of for the rest of your life.