A fitter, stronger face

Have you ever wondered why people who don’t seem very old can still have that old, sunken-faced, pointy-chinned look that we associate with our grandparents? The truth is, they have lost their teeth.

If you find that hard to believe, then that’s because you don’t yet know the physical processes that take place once there are no teeth, or even just fewer teeth, in your head. But at Warrendale Dental, we do, and that’s one of the main reasons why we recommend dental implants in Herefordshire.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireThe relationship between your teeth and face shape

It seems weird, but your teeth play a hugely important role in keeping the structure of your face intact. The main role of the teeth is to chew your food, but they also hold your cheeks out. If you lose your teeth and don’t replace them with anything, your cheeks will have nothing to support them and will start to sag in.

But that’s not all the bad news. If it was that simple, we’d all be wearing dentures. Instead, many people now prefer dental implants in Herefordshire and one reason why is because dentures and bridges cannot protect your jawbone from dissolving itself.

Without teeth in your jawbone, transmitting tiny tremors all day through their roots into the bone cells, the bone does not know that it is still in use. The tremors signal to the bone cells to keep on renewing themselves, and when the vibrations cease, so does bone cell production. It’s worse than that actually. The bone cells actively start to dissolve themselves in a process called resorption. The dissolved bone goes back into the bloodstream and the calcium is carried away to be used elsewhere.

They reckon that you can lose up to 25% of the width of your jawbone in the first year alone, and over the next few years, your chin starts to appear to rotate forwards and point up towards your nose.

Not a great look, and one that can be avoided with dental implants in Herefordshire. Come in for a consultation with us and find out how we can help you, even if you have lost all your teeth and have been wearing dentures.

You don’t have to struggle

Life is hard enough as you age without having to cope with trying to eat nutritious foods with not enough teeth to chew it properly. And yet there is no longer any reason why losing some teeth should mean that eating becomes a struggle. When you get dental implants in Herefordshire, you can continue to eat whatever you like, including that really nutritious food.

Being able to chew our food properly is vital. Using our teeth to turn food into a paste before we swallow is the only means our bodies have to access the nutrients within. If we swallow chunks of food, there are no teeth further along our digestive tract to break down the lumps. They can pass through us undigested. But, if we can’t chew and have to rely on soft, cooked foods only, we cannot access many important nutrients that are more available in raw fruits, vegetables and nuts.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireAt Warrendale Dental in Herefordshire, dental implants are giving people back their ability to chew and, along with it, their enjoyment of food. Eating is one of life’s most fundamental pleasures, and as our worlds diminish with age, it’s one that we don’t have to give up on.

What makes dental implants different?

Dental implants are different from other ways of replacing teeth because they replace the root as well as the crown. Natural teeth, like trees, have strong roots to keep them from toppling over, and make them able to withstand the forces that they encounter. Chewing, for example, can exert forces up to 97kg or 200lbs, and dental implants are designed to cope with these forces.

Having roots also keeps the jawbone strong and healthy, as tremors that move through the roots into the bone act as signals to the bone cells to renew themselves. This ultimately protects your jawbone form shrinking, which often happens with long-term denture use.

To find out more about dental implants in Herefordshire and whether you are a good candidate for treatment, the best thing to do is to come in for a consultation. You need to be in good general health and over 18 to get implants.

This sporting life

If you are a keen sportsperson, you dice with injury every day. One common injury is getting a tooth or two knocked out. An emergency dentist may be able to put it back in for you, but if not, you now face a lifetime of a missing tooth. Such injuries are almost always to your front teeth, the loss of which makes biting harder and it doesn’t look all that good either.

What to do? At Warrendale Dental in Herefordshire, dental implants are a really good solution to sports-related tooth loss. Here’s why:

Dental Implants in HerefordshireA lifelong solution

Firstly, dental implants in Herefordshire should last you a lifetime. If you are very young, that could be more than 60 years. In those years, if you have a partial denture or a bridge instead of a dental implant, you may have to replace it as many as seven or eight times. That’s a hassle, plus expense. So, although, dental implants are initially more expensive, if you know you are looking at decades of use, they will work out cheaper in the long run.

Just like normal

Secondly, dental implants in Herefordshire give you all the freedom of natural teeth, and none of the hassle associated with dentures, such as wobbly teeth, a restricted diet and complicated cleaning routines. This is because dental implants are inserted directly into the jawbone, as opposed to sitting on the gum. They integrate with the bone tissue to become as firmly held in place as a natural tooth. This gives you back all your biting and chewing pressure. Dentures, on the other hand, will usually lose their grip after a while and this brings us onto reason number three.

A strong jaw

Thirdly, dental implants help you maintain a strong, healthy jawbone. Without the vibrations sent down through the tooth roots when we eat, the jawbone assumes it is no longer in use and starts to resorb, shrinking in size and becoming less dense. Your chin gets nearer to your nose and your lower face starts to collapse in. This unattractive look is associated in our minds with old age, but is in fact due to loss of tooth roots.

Do away with denture adhesives with dental implants in Herefordshire

Many denture users have problems when their dentures become loose and ill-fitting. Over time, using denture adhesives can become an annoyance for many.

Here at Warrendale Dental we can offer a more permanent solution for loose dentures. In Herefordshire, dental implants are offered to replace any number of missing teeth, but they can also be used to give dentures a stable anchor.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireIf dental implants are looked after well, they could last you a lifetime. Most dentures can be adapted for dental implant stabilisation, or you can have a new set custom-made for that perfect fit.

How we fit dental implants in Herefordshire

The fitting of dental implants involves a minor surgical procedure. We understand that this can sound daunting to a lot of people, but the procedure is carried out with the utmost care under local anaesthetic or for more nervous patients, oral or intravenous sedation is available so you can fully relax throughout the procedure.

Once you are numbed by the anaesthetic, a small hole will be created in your jawbone. This is to allow a screw to be inserted into the natural material of your jaw. Once the screw is in the right place, we allow the natural healing process begin. The bone will heal around the titanium screw, creating a stable foundation for a false tooth, bridge or existing dentures to be applied.

When dentures are attached, they should not move around your mouth at all, allowing you to eat whatever you like without worrying about embarrassment or not being able to manage with your dentures.

This treatment can give people the confidence to laugh, and singers the confidence to sing without worrying about their loose dentures.

A better alternative for the long-term

It is the aim of modern dentistry to look after your teeth and make the most of what you have. Having dental implants in Herefordshire also preserves the natural shape of your face. This is because implants will give the jawbone the stimulation it needs to remain in shape and looking youthful. Dental implants can provide a huge confidence boost and a life-changing difference when it comes to everyday life with dentures.

The transformative power of dental implants

People up and down the UK are getting dental implants. There is good reason for this steady growth in popularity. In Hereford, dental implants provide a stable and reliable solution for tooth loss.

Here at Warrendale Dental we often recommend implants as a tooth replacement treatment that should last you a lifetime. Implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth and even secure loose or troublesome dentures.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireHow dental implants work and what they can do for you

In Hereford, dental implants can be useable and stable within just six months, getting you back to your normal pace of life. Our aim is to get you enjoying your favourite foods and smiling and laughing confidently as soon as possible after the unfortunate event of tooth loss.

The treatment for dental implants in Herefordshire involves a minor surgical procedure. During this procedure, a small hole will be made in your jawbone just about where the old tooth root was. A titanium screw is inserted into this hole and then you need to allow time for your bone to integrate and heal around the screw.

Because this treatment works with the natural healing process of your jawbone, it creates an extremely stable anchor for a false tooth, bridge or dentures to be attached.

The sooner the better when considering tooth replacement

If you have lost a single tooth due to an accident or injury, multiple teeth or even all of your natural teeth over a long period, it’s essential that you consider tooth replacement as soon as possible.

Our jawbones need stimulation, that is usually provided by a tooth root, to remain stable. When there is a gap in our smile, the surrounding teeth will begin to sink into the space left behind. This can cause lots of problems with uneven tooth wear and other tooth damage.

When teeth become out of alignment, they are also harder to keep clean, putting them at risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

So, if you have lost any teeth recently or they have been fading slowly, contact us for more information on tooth replacement.

Replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Herefordshire

Having one or more missing teeth can be inconvenient as well as troublesome. Not only does it compromise the aesthetics of your smile, but also makes it hard to eat and speak, which reduces your self-esteem. For all these reasons you should consider replacing your missing teeth permanently with dental implants in Herefordshire.

At Warrendale Dental, dental implants are our treatment of choice for tooth loss. This is because unlike conventional dentures and bridges, implants fuse to the jawbone and create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like your natural teeth.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireWhat are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium, screw-shaped posts that replace missing tooth roots. Because they made of titanium, a metal that is compatible with the human body, they have the unique ability to attach to the jawbone, prevent its deterioration and encourage the growth of new bone tissue.

Benefits of dental implants

Dental implants have many benefits over traditional tooth replacement methods. Unlike dentures, they do not become loose and do not require adhesives to stay in place. Instead, they are permanently attached to your mouth just like natural teeth. Moreover, unlike bridges that require grinding down the surfaces of your neighbouring teeth for support, dental implants help keep your natural teeth strong and healthy. Overall, dental implants improve your appearance, advance your speech, restore your oral function, boost your confidence, elevate your oral health and improve the quality of your life.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Most people are good candidates for dental implants; however, overall health and not age is a decisive factor. Patients with healthy teeth and gums can have dental implants without complications. If you suffer from gum disease, it must be treated beforehand, since it can compromise the success of your dental implants. Likewise, patients with diabetes or heat disease can have dental implants as long as their condition is stable prior to the implant operation. Finally, patients with insufficient jawbone may not be good candidates for dental implants.

Get in touch

To learn more about dental implants in Herefordshire, please contact our dental practice at your earliest convenience.

Don’t let tooth loss steal your smile

If you’ve lost a lost a single tooth or multiple teeth, and you feel as though it’s getting you down, why not consider dental implants in Herefordshire? As a dental practice that cares about each and every one of our patients’ comfort, we strive to make sure you leave here after treatment with the most confident of smiles.

Struggling with gaps in your teeth not only has a negative effect on your confidence, but it also means having to deal with more serious problems for your oral health in the future. Losing a tooth often affects the strength of your jaw bone, as the surrounding tissues can disappear as time goes by. Fixing an implant into the jaw allows for the remaining to grow and mesh around it, along with the tiny blood vessels, which prevents bone loss.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireIt is not uncommon to feel conscious of your appearance when you lose teeth, as after some time, you may acquire a sunken look as a result of the bone loss. You certainly shouldn’t be made to feel this way, which is why dental implants in Herefordshire are one of the viable solutions.

Grinning from the beginning

Our friendly and professional dentists will tailor the treatment plan to suit you, as we understand that every patient is entirely different. The process of the dental implant will be explained to you by your dentist before the treatment begins, just so you feel comfortable and satisfied with what happens next. It is important that you voice any concerns you may have before or during treatment, as it is most likely our dental professionals will know what to do or say to keep you at ease.

As an overview, the dental implant starts with a small metal screw being placed in your jaw. The time it takes to heal is different for everyone, but after that, your new tooth can be placed on top. It appears and acts just as naturally as your remaining teeth.

In Herefordshire, dental implants are carried out at our trusted practice, and have been for more than a decade. Book a consultation with us today if you can’t wait to fill in the gaps.

Filling the gaps

A gap in your smile from tooth loss can not only affect your ability to chew, and cause your other teeth to tip and crowd, but it can also knock your confidence. The appearance of gappy teeth can leave you wanting to cover up your smile, making you conscious of an imperfect set of teeth.

For a durable and lasting solution to missing teeth, Warrendale Dental Care recommends dental implants in Herefordshire. Dental implants serve to maintain oral health, providing you with a stable tooth, or set of teeth, which appear and function just like your natural, remaining teeth.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireStability, durability, comfort

As a provider of friendly, skilled dental professionals, we at Warrendale Dental Care want you to feel comfortable during treatment, which is why the whole process will be explained to you in detail beforehand.

The reason that dental implants are so desirable over other, older methods is because they are the closest you can get to the real thing. To give you an overview of the process of a dental implant, there are simply two stages of treatment. The first stage involves a small metal screw being fixed into the jaw where the gap is. Depending on you as an individual, this can take days, weeks or months to heal before your new tooth is placed onto the screw.

The benefits of dental implants in Herefordshire will leave you forgetting why you ever felt like you needed to cover your smile. Having the missing gaps filled with durable, natural-looking replacements means you don’t have to suffer with a sunken appearance in your face, which can often make people look older. Not only that, but you don’t have to experience the inconvenience of exposed nerves and gum tissue irritation that can come with removable dentures. Above all, replacing your teeth will fix that confidence into your long-lasting, healthy grin.

Providing the missing piece

As an established practice, we have been successfully placing dental implants in Herefordshire for more than a decade. At Warrendale Dental Care, we want to ensure you live your life to the fullest and if that means leading you towards a healthier, happier you, we will always go that extra mile.

Dental implants: the ideal solution for tooth loss

When we experience tooth loss, the shape of our jaws starts to change. This is because our jawbones need stimulation from the roots of our teeth to remain stable. This is why it´s vitally important to begin looking for help as soon as possible in the unfortunate event of tooth loss.

At Warrendale Dental in Herefordshire, dental implants are available to our patients who have experienced tooth loss, whether it is the loss of one, several or even a mouthful of teeth.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireWhy more and more dentists recommend dental implants in Herefordshire

There are many reasons why dental implants are an ideal solution for restoring missing teeth. Dental implants offer the most stable and durable replacement for natural teeth. Once you have had an implant placed, it can last you a lifetime, providing that you look after it well. What’s more dental implants also protect the health and structure of your jawbone, which often deteriorates after tooth loss.

In Herefordshire, dental implants can be offered as the solution for a range of issues. The most common use for placing of a dental implant is the loss of a single tooth, but they can be implemented to replace any number of teeth as a single dental implant can support multiple replacement teeth. They can also be used to stabilise dentures. With implants placed, you can have your existing dentures attached or new tailor-made dentures attached.

Modern technology behind it all

Getting implants involves a minor surgical procedure. We understand that this can sound intimidating, but we try to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. The procedure is usually carried out under local anesthetic so you will hardly feel a thing.

The procedure involves the insertion of a titanium screw into the jawbone. Once this screw has integrated with the material of the jaw and the gums have healed around the screw, a false tooth or crown can be attached on top, leaving behind a natural looking and natural feeling tooth. As the screw completely integrates with the jawbone, your reconstructed teeth will be far more stable than with traditional dentures.

After completion of the treatment, you will hardly be able to tell which tooth is false and which is natural.

Restore a natural appearance with dental implants

Tooth loss can be a stressful experience and the consequences for your facial appearance can be just as worrisome. There is a solution: dental implants in Herefordshire at Warrendale Dental.

When in place, dental implants are designed specifically to look, feel, and act exactly like natural teeth. A replacement tooth is created uniquely for you and then inserted precisely in the position of the missing tooth, ensuring there is no harm done to any of the healthy remaining teeth. This replacement tooth is kept in place by a screw that has been inserted into the jawbone. This takes place during minor surgical procedure.

Dental Implants in HerefordshireBetter dental health

The screw inserted during the dental implant procedure mimics the root of a natural tooth. What a lot of people don’t realise is that since the screw is inserted into the jawbone, this action will in fact strengthen the jawbone. Without natural tooth roots the jawbone deteriorates as it no longer receives the stimulation it needs from the clashing together of the teeth. The screw of a dental implant allows the jaw to still receive this much-needed stimulation, maintaining a healthy, strong jaw.

This is not the only benefit from choosing dental implants in Herefordshire. If an individual has many teeth missing, this can actually affect the structure of the face. Over time, the cheeks can sink inwards, creating a prematurely aged look. Opting for dental implants in Herefordshire not only returns you a dazzling smile, but also healthy facial features. Restoring your natural appearance with dental implants is so much more than just replacing a missing tooth.

And the benefits continue…

Dentures, at best, can last a decade. If maintained in the correct way, dental implants in Herefordshire can potentially last a lifetime. Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants are permanently fixed in place, so there is no need to be concerned over any embarrassing moments. There is also less potential for gum irritation since there are no exposed gums. In Herefordshire, dental implants are designed for stability and durability and there is certainly no more need for that cup on the side of the bed at night.

So at Warrendale Dental dental implants are recommended if you want a stable, durable, and comfortable restoration of your missing teeth.