What makes dental implants a great choice to replace missing teeth?

It is easy to see why so many dental practitioners agree that dental implants Hertfordshire are a superb choice to replace missing teeth. No other missing-teeth-replacement option comes close to the composition of dental implants Hertfordshire, that mirrors almost the exact design of natural teeth.

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Tooth replacement implants are a wonderfully viable option for patients looking to replace a single missing tooth or a few teeth that were unfortunately lost. Implants can be used as a standalone dental restoration method or in conjunction with another method such as in supporting dental bridges.

It is of paramount importance that patients support a full dental arch to make biting and chewing more effective, speech coherent and a smile dazzling. In this post, we visit some of the persuasive reasons why tooth implants have become the go-to choice when permanent teeth are lost. Make sure to choose us at Hertford Dental Care for quality dental implants Hertfordshire.

Why dental implants find huge favour with patients

There are a multitude of reasons why qualifying patients would do better to make dental implants their preferred choice to restore dental function. These benefits range from comfort to convenience and encompass confidence-boosting aesthetics and long-term durability.

The first notable benefit that has to be spoken of is its aesthetics – the natural look and feel of dental implants. Very few can tell the difference between real teeth and tooth implants. It is because tooth implants resemble the makeup of natural teeth that it makes it impossible to discern the difference.

Patients love the confident masticatory function. Once again, because the structure of  implants favours natural teeth, patients can bite and chew without the worry of them falling out of the mouth. The structure of dental implants consists of three parts: the dental crown that sits above the gum line, the abutment and the metal post inserted into the jawbone that plays a role similar to a natural tooth root.

Tooth roots anchor the tooth to the jawbone making it nigh impossible for the tooth to become dislodged during the eating process. As the abutment is secured to the jawbone via the screw which acts as a root, there is very little chance of it falling out.

Dental implants are the only dental restoration solution that protects overall dental health and does so in a number of ways. Firstly, by filling in the gaps open in the dental arch, implants preserve the longevity of adjacent teeth. There is less unwarranted wear and tear of these teeth as they do not need to compensate for the loss of other teeth when biting and chewing. There is also the reduced risk of orthodontic issues arising and the resultant dental costs to treat these issues. It is a common occurrence for teeth on either side of vacant gaps to move out of their positions and create crooked teeth issues.

Secondly, jawbone quality is preserved. Jawbone density is maintained through the stimulation provided by tooth roots. When these roots go missing, this stimulation is lost and jawbone reabsorption begins. Even though the titanium root in a dental implant is not natural, it is still capable of providing that stimulation to keep the jawbone strong.

To discuss the benefits of dental implants further or for a proper consultation to determine suitability, please give us a call at the surgery and we will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.