Missing teeth can be a source of embarrassment and anxiety; they can also cause further complications with any remaining teeth that are left more exposed to bacteria when they are not surrounded by other natural teeth. For many people, the thought of lost teeth is quite embarrassing and they want a solution which is as subtle as possible, especially when natural teeth may be missing for other reasons than poor oral hygiene, such as accidents, illnesses or certain medications. Thankfully, there is another way that teeth may be replaced that doesn’t involve embarrassing moments. We have a solution which will mean you won’t find yourself paranoid when chewing on especially tough food. Dental implants Hertfordshire offer a reliable solution that is arguably the next best thing to having your natural teeth and will be able to help you smile again.
What Are Dental Implants?
Imagine having replacement teeth that are firmly fixed into your mouth in the same way that your natural teeth are. Your natural teeth are attached by their roots to the jawbone and that’s what dental implants do. Small metal screws are attached to the jawbone and the body’s tissues fuse with them, making the fit secure. To these screws, replacement teeth can be attached, whether it’s crowns, dentures or bridges depending on how many you need to replace. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a whole set. The result is then a natural-looking smile that functions naturally too; there shouldn’t be any wobbles when you’re warbling on the karaoke or loosening when you are living your life in whatever way works for you!
Do Dental Implants Require Major Surgery?
Dental implants do not require major surgery. You should only require local anaesthesia to have them fitted. During the initial appointment when the screws are fitted, you will have temporary replacement teeth attached to the screws. After some time when the tissue has healed around the screws, you will then need to return for another appointment to have the permanent replacement teeth attached. If you look after your implants properly, they could last you a lifetime – all you need to do to care for them is brush and floss regularly!
Anything Else I Need To Know About Implants?
Aside from implants being comfortable, they should feel like your normal teeth and are reliable and aesthetically pleasing; they could also make you look younger! Sometimes, when people have missing teeth, their faces can lose structure due to the gaps in their smiles. As such, the face can look drawn and this can be ageing. Once your teeth have been replaced using dental implants, you could well find that your face looks more youthful and fresh as the structure is restored, smoothing the skin across your new teeth.
If you want to find out more about dental implants, simply book in for that initial consultation and find out whether dental implants could work for you. Getting your smile sorted could be the most natural thing in the world for you to do.