You may have seen an increase in promotion and news about dental implants in recent years. This is because implants are being made more accessible than ever, with more and more practices up and down the UK offering the treatment.
With Joe Bhat, dentist in Hertford, you could have dental implant treatment that could last you a lifetime. Implant treatment can be used to replace any number of missing teeth and even stabilise dentures, giving patients their confidence back when enjoying their favorite foods.
Tooth replacement: time is of the essence
We understand that losing a tooth can be a stressful experience. The consequences are no less worrisome. It can restrict your ability to eat a healthy, balanced diet. With Joe Bhat, dentist in Hertford, you will be made aware that your remaining teeth, especially those neighbouring the site of tooth loss, will begin to shift if no treatment is carried out.
Your jaw will also begin to shrink as it will lack the stimulation once provided by your missing tooth root. The gums that previously supported your tooth will also start to recede, creating further problems for your remaining teeth.
Another concern you may have after tooth loss is keeping your remaining teeth clean. Having larger gaps in your teeth makes it more difficult to keep harmful bacteria away. As well as having a negative effect on your breath, these types of bacteria can cause gum disease, which is linked to increased risks of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Your patient journey with Joe Bhat, dentist in Hertford
Your journey to your restored smile begins with an hour-long consultation with dentist Joe Bhat. He will go over any concerns you may have and discuss your needs. Some x-rays may need to be taken to more precisely plan out your treatment.
When the planning is complete, you will undergo a minor surgical procedure in which a titanium screw is inserted into your jawbone. One this screw has integrated with your jawbone, a handcrafted crown can be attached, which is designed to match your remaining natural teeth. The final result is a natural looking and feeling tooth.