What exactly are dental implants?


The arrival of dental implants Herefordshire as a missing teeth replacement device has given new hope for a naturally-pleasing smile. Dental implants Herefordshire are often the first choice for adults who have lost a tooth due to dental diseases like tooth decay, or had their teeth knocked out in an accident or knock to the face. Losing permanent teeth not only affects oral health and function but also has far-reaching consequences that can erode your mental, psychosocial, and physical health.

Patient information is key to the success of any dental treatment plan which is why we at Warrendale Dental wholeheartedly support a thorough consultative process. We encourage patients to come armed with questions so that they get a full sense of what the treatment plan entails, the benefits of the treatment, as well as what to expect. To get started on compiling your list of questions, read on for further information on the basics of what dental implants Herefordshire are and how they work.

What are dental implants and how do they work?

Dental implants are a type of dental prosthesis that is surgically implanted into the jawbone and used to support artificial teeth; whether they are dentures, dental crowns, or bridges. Dental implants with an attached dental crown are the closest replacement to natural teeth.This combination is a marriage made in dental heaven and its efficaciousness is the next best thing to having natural teeth. This is also the reason for the sustained interest in dental implants since first arriving on the dental scene.

A dental implant is essentially a metal rod that has been implanted into the jawbone to replicate the function of a natural tooth root. The implant keeps the dental crown securely attached to the mouth to offer a stable and confident masticatory (biting and chewing) function. With the implant firmly positioned in the mouth, there is little risk of it moving about or falling out.

Not only are dental implants made to work like natural teeth, but they also offer the same visual attractiveness as real teeth. When dental crowns are paired with dental crowns, it is very difficult to tell them apart from natural teeth in the mouth. The ‘naturalness’ of dental implants is a significant reason why they have joined the list of top dental treatments to enhance the appearance of smiles.

Why are dental implants the preferred method to replace missing teeth?

There are a plethora of reasons that have led to an increase in popularity of dental implants.

The first plus point is that dental implants can be relied on to protect the wider health of the mouth. When natural tooth roots are lost, loss in jawbone quality becomes a serious threat. For jawbone density to remain healthy, it needs the stimulus provided by tooth roots. By replicating the function of tooth roots, dental implants offer a suitable solution to avoid jawbone loss.

The role played by dental implants in showing off a warm smile cannot be overestimated. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests a pleasing smile has a considerable impact on confidence and mental health.

If you have lost one or more teeth, there is every reason to investigate all suitable missing teeth replacement options. To find out which one suits your needs and goals best, please contact us at Warrendale Dental to book an appointment.