As an adult, tooth loss is an uncomfortable situation to find yourself in but it can usually be avoided by making sure you look after your teeth and maintain good dental hygiene throughout your life. Visiting your dentist on a regular basis makes sure that your teeth are clean and healthy, it also helps to avoid dental issues and deals with issues easily and effectively when they present themselves before they are able to have detrimental effects on your teeth to such an extent that you have to experience tooth loss.
If unfortunately through the course of life you find yourself in a situation where you have experienced tooth loss, whether it may be as a result of poor oral hygiene, or other factors such as an accident or trauma to the mouth, it is very important that you contact your dentist here at Hertford Dental Care immediately. The sooner that we are able to deal with the issue the easier the treatment procedure will be and the less detrimental effect it will be able to have on your surrounding teeth. In some cases, we may even be able to save your tooth.
What are dental implants?
Here at Hertford dental care, we have found dental implants Hertfordshire to be a popular choice of tooth replacement therapy amongst our dentists and our patients. Dental implants in Hertfordshire have become a widespread method of treating tooth loss and it has proven to be more comfortable and effective than other tooth-replacement prosthetic options.
Dental implants Hertfordshire are small titanium components that are placed into the bone socket of your missing tooth. It is important to contact your dentist at the first instant when you lose your tooth or teeth because the longer that you take the greater chance there is of developing bone decay which can have a further negative impact on your natural teeth. Dental implants work by fusing into the alveolar bone of your jaw by a natural process called osseointegration. This is when bone cells form around the dental implant so that it is fixed into place and becomes a natural part of your jaw. As this is a natural process it can take approximately three months for successful integration to occur which is another reason why it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible so that the process can be started to ensure as little discomfort to yourself as possible and also to maintain the health of the surrounding natural dentition.
Once your dentist is happy that successful osseointegration has occurred then a connector post is fixed to the dental implant and the choice of prosthetic can be attached firmly to the implant to provide comfort, improve the aesthetics of your smile and restore the full functioning of your mouth to you can smile happily and confidently again. Speak to us at Hertford dental care and find out more about dental implants Hertfordshire and rest assured that you will be in safe, professional and caring hands where your comfort and ease are our priority and we will look after your oral health for the rest of your life.