How much do you know about dental implants?

Within dentistry, there is an area that focuses on the restoration of a smile through dental treatment. This is known as restorative dentistry. For many years dentists have been able to successfully repair teeth that have been damaged or lost due to an accident or injury, using high quality dental treatment to restore the smile of an individual along with boosting their confidence and self-esteem.

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If you are based in Hertfordshire and are considering dental treatment options to repair your teeth and restore your smile, you might want to visit our practice where we offer to our new and existing patients dental treatments such as dental implants Hertfordshire.

About our practice, Hertford Dental Care

Based in Hertfordshire, our practice Hertford Dental Care was established over 75 years ago. Led by our principal dentists Dr Gordon Black and Dr Ishita Black; our team of experienced dental professionals work together to provide high quality dental treatments within different areas of dentistry, such as cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and orthodontics. Facial aesthetics treatments are also available with us.

For those whose main concern is to replace a tooth that has either been damaged due to an accident or lost altogether, at the practice we also offer to our patients treatments within restorative dentistry.

Restorative dentistry at our practice

At our dental surgery we understand how important it is to have good oral health. When you have a damaged tooth, this can affect your overall health and can cause dental issues such as infections. This is why we offer restorative dental treatments which can repair and restore your teeth. The sooner you can seek treatment the better, as neglecting a damaged or  broken tooth can impact your oral health.

A popular type of restorative dental treatment we deliver are crowns, which are offered to those who are dealing with a tooth that has been weakened by decay or has been chipped or broken. Crowns are usually made of either porcelain or gold and are made so they are able to last for a number of years.

If you have lost a tooth, however, crowns on their own will not be a suitable treatment for you, instead you can consider having dental implants Hertfordshire.

Dental implants Hertfordshire to restore your smile

Dental implants are an ideal restorative dental treatment for those who are missing a tooth and are looking for a long-lasting solution.

Consisting of a metal screw and a crown, dental implants are carefully placed into the jawbone where a tooth should be, under a local anaesthetic. A small incision is made in the jawbone in order for the implant to be inserted. Once this occurs, the implant is left to fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration which completes within three to six months. During this time you are advised to take steps to protect both your healing implant and jawbone, for example by avoiding hard and crunchy foods.

At your next appointment when the implant has fully fused with the jawbone and mouth tissue, a crown will be placed on the implant. The crown will be made to match your remaining teeth so that it looks natural and indistinguishable from them.