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If you have one or more missing teeth, you may not know what to do about it. Thankfully, you can get replacement teeth that look like your natural teeth and are fixed securely in place, no matter what. Dental implants Hertfordshire will give you the peace of mind you need to complete your smile and should help you to feel happier about yourself.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are fixed into the jawbone to act as artificial roots for your replacement teeth. Whether you need to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a whole set, your dental implants can be attached to crowns, dentures, or bridges with an abutment.
Why should I get dental implants?
Dental implants tick many boxes and seeking treatment from a dentist who fits dental implants could have a life-changing impact upon you. Once you have your implants, you should be able to forget about them. They are easy to look after – just like your natural teeth; all you have to do is brush and floss regularly as well as have your normal dental checkups. You can have confidence that they won’t loosen when you eat whatever you choose to and you can laugh, chat, and enjoy life with your dental implants, which could last you a lifetime if you take good care of them.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they allow you to have natural-looking replacement teeth so nobody would notice. Moreover, by filling in the gaps in your smile, you are protecting the gums and any remaining natural teeth that you have from over-exposure to bacteria, which could cause further problems down the line. If you have also experienced a shrunken mouth from not having all of your teeth, you should get this structure back with your replacement teeth, which will make your face look more youthful and fresher. Alongside aesthetics, your speech may also be improved from not having missing teeth.
How long does it take to get them fitted?
To start with, you will need to get the screws fitted and a temporary tooth or teeth will be attached to them. The screws need time to fuse with the tissues surrounding your jawbone and this can take 6-12 weeks. After this, you will then have to go back for the abutment to be added and your replacement teeth to be fitted.
Will I be eligible for treatment?
Everybody’s dental needs are different, so book an initial consultation with your dentist to discuss your concerns about the appearance of your smile. The dentist will examine your mouth thoroughly to check whether or not this is the right treatment for you. You should also take the opportunity to quiz the dentist about any concerns you may have so that you are fully on board with the decisions you make for your treatment plan.
If you do opt for dental implants, then you can look forward to tucking in effortlessly to your ribeye steak!