Who is a suitable candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants in Herefordshire are a suitable dental treatment for those patients who have lost a single tooth, lost several teeth or are in an awful predicament as they have lost all of their natural teeth. Patients who have lost teeth should look into a treatment that will replace the missing teeth, as the gap that is left behind can lead to further health problems if left untreated. The gap can give rise to infections and can also be a space that the surrounding teeth can move into, this is why it is a good idea to treat missing teeth as soon as possible. Patients looking to have this treatment will require enough bone density to anchor the implants into. The implants are fitted directly at the jawbone and then given time to fuse there, as the bone and blood vessels grow around them. If patients do not have sufficient bone density then the cheekbone can also be used. Patients can work with their dentist to determine if they are suitable for this treatment or to discover an alternative treatment. This article will run through how the dental implants may look and how they may feel, allowing patients to decide whether this treatment could be the one for them.

Do implants look natural?

Dental implants, as previously mentioned are fitted directly at the bone and are made up of  small titanium screws. Patients should be assured that they are in the best possible hands when it comes to fitting their implants. Once sufficient time has been taken for the site to have healed then the finished teeth are attached. The attachment can be a denture, bridge or crown. These new teeth are specially selected to match the colour and shape of the surrounding teeth, so a patient’s smile looks healthy and complete. The end result is a smile that looks and feels like the one that was lost due to the missing teeth. If the new teeth are taken care of then they can last a long time, showing that this treatment is a long-term investment into the patient’s overall oral care. Patients who think that this treatment might be for them should read on to the next section to find out more.

How long does it take for dental implants to feel natural?

The implants are fitted with the utmost care and compassion. Patients who have had this treatment in the past have commented on how satisfied they have been with their course of treatment and would not hesitate to recommend it to other patients who are thinking of correcting their smile. Every effort is made to ensure that patients are comfortable with their new teeth and have all of their questions answered during the course of their treatment. If a patient thinks that this procedure could be for them, then they should consider getting in touch with their dental practice to discover what they should do next on their journey to a happy and healthy smile. Patients will have all of their queries answered and have their needs placed at the forefront of everything the dentist does.

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