There are many solutions to the problem of missing teeth, but few as reliable as dental implants. Hertfordshire patients, who have made the decision to treat their missing teeth with dental implants, can come speak to us at Bow House Dental for a dental implant consultation.
If you have any questions or want to book an initial consultation with us to see what having dental implants would look like for you, you can call or pop in any time! We are based at 75 Western Road Tring Hertfordshire HP23 4BH, and at our practice you will receive a warm and friendly welcome.
So what does getting dental implants in Hertfordshire look like
A dental implant is made from three separate parts usually, a metal titanium screw that connects into the jawbone where the tooth is missing, a ceramic or porcelain crown made to match the other teeth on the mouth for shape and colour, and an abutment which joins the titanium screw to the personalised crown.
Firstly your dentist will attach the titanium metal part of the implant, in a standard surgical procedure, creating a stable base for the rest of your dental implant. Hertfordshire-based patients at Bow Dental can rest assured knowing that the implant dentist they see will have been trained specifically in this type of procedure and carried out many hundreds or even thousands of similar procedures successfully.
If a patient has sufficient jawbone, the dental implant can be inserted, and the patient may have to wait for a while after their initial surgery for an integration period. This integration period is so that the titanium implant can integrate with the surrounding bone and blood vessels, creating a strong prosthetic root for the new tooth.
After the titanium root replacement has been implanted into the jaw, an abutment is often placed on top to connect the base of the implant to the new crown, which can be made on-site or is often created in a dental lab based on the initial scan, cast or X-ray of the patient’s mouth, which is also colour coordinated to match the shade of the patient’s original teeth.