Think of everyday kitchen utensils and most people don’t expect to hold onto the same set for an entire lifetime. However, when it comes to what they use to chew their food after they’ve cut it up, namely their teeth, most expect just that. Unfortunately tooth loss is all too common due to tooth decay, gum disease, accidents or injuries. Missing teeth need replacing to protect patients’ oral health and improve their quality of life. When it comes to lifelong restorations, there is only one contender that makes the cut: dental implants in Herefordshire.
These durable long-lasting replacements for missing teeth are the most reliable way to treat tooth loss. Why? Because dental implants in Herefordshire, available at Warrendale Dental Care, are biocompatible.
What is Biocompatibility?
Biocompatibility refers to the ability of a material to be placed within the body without causing any adverse effects. Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible material. Not only does titanium not cause the body to attack it, it actually encourages the growth of new bone tissue around it.
When it comes to treatment with dental implants in Herefordshire, this means that when the implants are placed into the jawbone they fully integrate with it. This provides a secure foundation for the attachment of replacement teeth on top of the implants. The resulting stability cannot be matched by dentures or bridges. This allows patients to bite into tough, chewy and crunchy foods without worrying about their replacement teeth slipping about.
How Many Teeth can be Replaced with Dental Implants?
As many as needed. That’s because a single dental implant can support multiple replacement teeth in a row. So, a patient who has lost a whole jaw of teeth does not need one dental implant per lost tooth. In fact, a whole arch of teeth can be secured on as little as 2-4 dental implants in Herefordshire and a set of dentures on 4-6 implants.
Can Anyone Have Dental Implants?
Dental implants should always be placed into a healthy mouth to ensure the best chances of success. General health conditions that affect healing also need to be resolved first, such as uncontrolled diabetes.