A healthy glow shows on the outside but it comes from what is going on inside your body. Good habits such as eating healthily, regular exercise and refraining from unhealthy activities such as heavy drinking and smoking will all show positively. However, we all have vices and some of us feel we cannot turn back the clock and undo all the damage caused by our own bad habits. Smoking, eating sugary foods and not having a regular dental routine can ultimately result in missing teeth. It’s not always our fault – we can also lose teeth through hereditary conditions, accident or injury. There is good news! It isn’t too late to restore your dental health and winning smile with the help of dental implants.
Dental implants explained
Dental implants have been around for a long time and were first widely used in the UK in the early 1970s. Though the evolution of dental technology has meant the procedure is much more efficient and refined, the treatment itself remains relatively unchanged. It is a tried and tested remedy for replacing missing teeth, that has been repeatedly proven to stand the test of time. All dental implants procedures will involve a highly trained dentist, such as those at Hertford Dental Implants in Hertford, carefully implanting tiny metal screws into your jawbone. They are placed into specific and precise areas that have been calculated via 3D imaging that you would have had at your first dental implant appointment.
These artificial roots then fuse naturally with your jawbone to form a strong and stable base. This process of healing can take up to 6 months to occur. After this point, you can have your replacement teeth attached, whether in the form of a single crown, a bridge or denture. These teeth will be custom-made to match the rest of your natural teeth.
On completion of your treatment your newly reconstructed teeth will act, feel and look like natural, healthy teeth. The results can be life-changing, as you can return to eating a wider variety of foods and smiling with confidence. What’s more your dental implants can’t get cavities, though they will still need good care to ensure they last for years to come.