It may not seem like a big deal to have one missing tooth. Especially if it’s hidden away at the back, the cost and hassle of replacing it may not feel worthwhile, but the benefits of dental implants in Herefordshire present a different story.
In Herefordshire, dental implants are becoming more and more available, from surgeries such as Warrendale Dental, where these amazing little titanium posts are being used to change people’s lives.
The benefits of replacing missing teeth
Cosmetic dentistry can be dismissed as a fad of the wealthy and privileged, but don’t underestimate the value of self-esteem. Hiding a smile or repressing a laugh because of missing teeth may not seem significant, but overtime this can lead to a lowering in confidence and even a withdrawal from being with others.
The jawbone is renewing itself all the time. Every day it receives hundreds of tiny taps from teeth that remind it to keep growing. When a tooth is lost, that part of the bone doesn’t receive that message anymore. It stops growing and disintegrates over time. This can lead to the ‘saggy mouth’ look and even surrounding teeth becoming loose and falling into the gap.
Why are dental implants in Herefordshire different?
Other methods such as dentures, crowns, bridges and veneers can replace broken, lost or chipped teeth. And while they each have their own merits, each one either has to be taken out or replaced over time, or they affect adjoining, healthy teeth. None of them help to maintain jawbone density.
Dental implants in Herefordshire replace the tooth in a fixed, permanent way that integrates seamlessly with the existing structures of the face.
How it works
A tiny titanium screw is fitted into the bone socket of the lost tooth. The jawbone grows around it, so the implant becomes directly connected to the bone.
After a healing period of 2-3 months, a crown is fitted onto the implant. The bone then gets those tiny taps to remind it to grow. The face maintains its structure and adjoining teeth are left in their sockets in peace.
With proper care, dental implants in Herefordshire can last a lifetime.