Dental implants for enduring tooth replacement

Thanks to advances in dental technology, missing teeth and gaps in teeth have become a thing of the past. The last few decades have seen the growing popularity of dental implants for tooth replacement therapy. Dental implants Herefordshire are a permanent and aesthetically pleasing replacement treatment option which can be used to replace either one missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or a full set of teeth, depending on your personal requirements. Tooth loss is common amongst adults and here in the UK 74% of the adult population have lost a tooth, either as a result of poor oral hygiene, requiring a tooth extraction or due to an accident or injury to the

If you have experienced tooth loss, whether as a result of poor oral hygiene or an accident, it is important that you contact us here at Warrendale Dental as soon as possible. Because the earlier that you are able to speak to our dentist the more treatment options will be available for you. This is because tooth loss can result in weakening of your surrounding healthy teeth as well as bone decay. Early treatment will have a greater chance of success and will cause less detriment to your oral health overall.

Visit our dentist today to find out about dental implants Herefordshire and why they may be the perfect option for you. Firstly you’ll need to undergo a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and once our dentist is happy that there are no underlying dental issues present, they will carry out X-rays and three-dimensional scans of your mouth. They will check to make sure that you have sufficient healthy bone from where you have lost your tooth. Successful dental implant surgery requires sufficient healthy bone, otherwise a bone grafting procedure may be necessary prior to the dental implant surgery or at the time of the surgery, depending on the extent of grafting required.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants Herefordshire consist of a few steps and it takes several months for the procedure to be complete. The earlier you speak to our dentist, the quicker the process can begin. Firstly a titanium screw will be drilled into the bone socket of your missing tooth. A natural process known as osseointegration will cause bone cells to form over and around the titanium implant so that it is secured firmly into place in your jaw. This process requires 8 to 12 weeks; during this time our dentist will make sure that the process is coming along successfully. Once the screw is successfully osseointegrated then an abutment will be joined to the screw to allow your crown to be securely fitted in your mouth. This is a permanent procedure providing a stable and a comfortable alternative for your missing tooth and will also significantly improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile, which may have been affected by tooth loss

Speak to us at our practice today to find out more about dental implants Herefordshire and how they can improve the function and appearance of your teeth, whilst also promoting better oral health at the same time.