What you should know about dental implants

Dental implants are a form of restorative dental treatment widely used in dental practices like our own, Hertford Dental Care, to replace missing teeth for our patients along with their smile. If you are someone who has lost a tooth through natural causes, or have had an accident or injury which has resulted in you losing a tooth, why not visit our practice where we will be able to advise you on how to replace your teeth using dental implants Hertfordshire.

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Hertford Dental Care

When you visit our practice, you can expect a friendly and professional team of dental professionals who are experienced in the many areas of dentistry, including restorative dentistry. Each member of our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of dental care for all our patients by listening to their concerns, carrying out thorough assessments and providing the most suitable dental treatment for them. We believe in putting the needs of our patients first so that you always leave our practice feeling positive and happy with your results. If your main concern is replacing a missing tooth, you can be sure that at our practice, you will be provided with the most appropriate treatment to help you on your journey to restore your smile.

The importance of replacing missing teeth

Replacing a missing tooth comes with a number of benefits. For one, replacing your teeth and restoring your smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem, especially if you feel self-conscious about having a gap in your smile as a result of a lost tooth.

Having a missing tooth can also increase the risk of you developing gum disease or tooth decay. With a gap in between your teeth, you may find it more difficult to clean and remove food debris, especially in those harder-to-reach places, which can result in a build-up of debris and plaque.

Losing a tooth can also affect your bone mass. After some time, you will begin to lose bone mass around the area where there should be a tooth, which can cause problems.

You may also find that having a gap in between your teeth can impact the way you speak and the way you chew. Not chewing your food properly can also cause digestive issues such as bloating and indigestion, as the food is not being properly processed before swallowing.

The benefits of having dental implants Hertfordshire

Replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant comes with a number of benefits. Dental implants are made to look as natural as possible, matching the shade and shape of your remaining teeth. This means no one will know that you have a dental implant unless you tell them.

Dental implants are also made to behave like your natural teeth. As the implant itself is inserted into the jawbone, the stability mimics that of a real tooth meaning that you can eat as normal without any fear of your implant shifting or coming out of place. This also makes dental implants durable and should you maintain a good oral care regime and brush and floss your teeth as recommended, dental implants can last many years. This also means that you do not have to limit or cut out any foods from your diet as you will be able to chew normally.

Overall dental implants Hertfordshire are a great investment and should you opt for this treatment you can be sure to have long-lasting results.