We know Marti Webb was singing about a broken relationship, and if you have missing teeth, it could be causing you heartache and low self-esteem. Avoiding smiling is hard work if it’s even possible to do, and you shouldn’t have to be wasting energy on trying not to react naturally to how you’re feeling.
At Hertford Dental Care, we are Smile Award finalists with a dental implant dentist who qualified from The Royal College of Surgeons and can help you achieve a natural smile you can be proud of. Dental implants Hertfordshire are a convenient solution to replacing missing teeth, which carries many benefits.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants Hertfordshire are titanium screws that can be attached to the jaw bone, where teeth are missing. These screws fuse with the tissues surrounding the bone to become firmly fixed in place as titanium is an excellent metal for this purpose – your body likes it! After this, an abutment is attached to the screws, which allows replacement teeth to be attached to the screws. Replacement teeth can be crowns, bridges or dentures, depending on whether you need to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a whole set.
What are the benefits of choosing dental implants?
It’s a bit like asking ‘how long is a piece of string?’! Dental implants are arguably the next best thing to having your natural teeth. We get excited about implants because they can be firmly fixed in your mouth. Therefore, you can eat and drink whatever you like; just remember to brush, floss, use mouthwash twice daily and come to see us for your regular dental checkups!
If you dine out with friends on a steak well done, you don’t need to worry about your teeth loosening as you chew or talk. What’s more, nobody should realise that you don’t have a full set of natural teeth because your replacement teeth will be made to match any remaining natural teeth that you have, and they won’t give the game away when they’re attached securely to your jaw bone.
Another benefit of dental implants is the fact that when there are gaps in your smile, your gums and remaining natural teeth are more exposed to bacteria. By filling in the gaps, you can protect them from further complications; all you have to do to maintain your implants is brush, floss and use mouthwash twice daily (we may have mentioned this already!).
Having dental implants can also give you a more youthful appearance. Missing teeth can lead to the face developing a shrunken look. Once you have implants, they add the structure back into your face, and you can appear more fresh-faced – it’s certainly one of our favourite benefits!
What do I need to do?
If you’re looking for dental implants to turn your smile around, simply book an initial consultation with us. We will examine your mouth and check whether implants are the right treatment for you. We can discuss your treatment plan in depth, and you can ask as many questions as you’d like before you decide what’s right for you.
So, come to see us at Hertford Dental Care, and we’ll take that look off your face and make sure nobody can see through your smile again!