By using dental implants, your dentist can permanently replace one or more of your natural teeth. At Bow House in Hertfordshire we have carried out numerous successful implant treatments, giving patients back all the function of a jaw of health teeth, as well as an aesthetically appealing smile.
Dental implants are the only way to replace the root portions of your teeth. Tooth roots are important for two reasons: obviously, they hold your teeth securely in your mouth, but they also play a vital role in preserving the strength and health of your jaw bone.
It is a diminishing jaw bone density that causes many of the common issues experienced by people with traditional dentures, including problems with eating anything but a soft-food diet, issues with speech, and with loss of confidence caused by slipping teeth.
At our Hertfordshire dental practice we can use dental implants to stabilise your dentures, or can provide a full-arch implant-retained dental bridge. Because dental implants are artificial tooth roots, which are made out of titanium, they don’t just stop further bone loss occurring, they actively support the growth of new bone tissue and blood vessels.
Often at our Hertfordshire clinic your implant dentist can place the required number of dental implants into the sockets left by extracted teeth, on the same day as tooth extraction. Most people only require local anaesthetic for this procedure, and any discomfort over the next few days can usually be managed with over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
As well as using a series of dental implants to support either dentures or a bridge, your Hertfordshire dentist can also use a single implant combined with a dental crown to replace one missing tooth.
Once your dental implants have healed sufficiently, your permanent new teeth will be attached. Whatever tooth replacement option you choose, your Hertfordshire dentist will ensure that they closely resemble your natural teeth.
With the help of implants, you will soon be enjoying all the functionality of a second set of healthy adult teeth, meaning that you can eat, speak, smile, and socialise with confidence.