Dental implants are the only permanent method of replacing missing teeth. At Bow House dental practice in Hertfordshire we use several systems of implants, including some designed specifically for patients with low bone density.
Shrinking of the jaw bone is a serious side-effect of tooth loss that isn’t particularly well publicised. It can change the structure of your face, making you look much older than you actually are, as well as causing loosening of traditional dentures to the point where they become impossible to use.
At our Hertfordshire dental practice, in addition to standard Ankylos dental implants (one of the best known and most trusted brands in the world) we also offer treatment with Midi and Mini implants, which are useful for denture stabilisation in patients with a low bone density.
If your dentist thinks that Midi or Mini implants could be useful for stabilising your dentures, they will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of this option at your initial consultation here at our Hertfordshire clinic.
How dental implants treatment works
Dental implants are used to replace the roots of missing teeth. They are placed in direct contact with your jaw bone under local anaesthetic here at our Hertfordshire dental practice. Once they are in position, they will start to integrate with the bone, and new bone tissue will grow around the implants until they are as secure as natural tooth roots.
Your Hertfordshire dentist will then attach your new teeth to abutments on top of your dental implants. Depending on your clinical requirements, these new teeth could be a single crown, a dental bridge, or dentures.
Once your new teeth are fitted to your dental implants they will both look and function just like the real thing. This means that you will be able to eat all of your favourite foods again, to speak, smile, and socialise with confidence.
You will have to attend regular check-ups, follow-up and maintenance appointments at Bow House in Hertfordshire to ensure that your dental implants remain in prime condition. An appointment with the hygienist will help you to learn how to clean them efficiently.