Dental implants are a great treatment when you do not want to involve any of the other teeth or even in situations where there are no other teeth present for support.
This is because implants can support themselves and other teeth. They are titanium rods with threading along with it that are surgically placed to be anchored in your bone. Read more.
Dental implant treatment can also be used to support and retain dentures and bridges. This is very useful when no abutment teeth exist.
Since it is a surgical procedure, our dentists will need to carry out an extensive examination including radiographs (X-Rays) to determine how suitable you are for the implant treatment. We will also check your medical health in detail to note any contra-indications to treatment. Leading Hertfordshire dental implant treatments.
There are multiple solutions available when teeth are missing. The most appropriate solution would be one that is the best for the conditions present in the mouth.
Our clinicians can carry out an extensive comprehensive assessment which will highlight the best choices for you.
It is important to note that within each general category below there is an extensive range of types, techniques and systems that are applicable to a variety of situations. What are the benefits of dental implants?
This is a good cost-effective option and can look aesthetically nice. Advances in acrylic technology have meant that designs can be created to resemble natural teeth with colour and texture matches that are very similar to teeth and gums.
At Hockerill Dental, you’ll have a free consultation that enables us to plan the right denture treatment for you. This is so that we can establish the correct fit, bite and aesthetics. Ultimately, we want to make sure that dentures will achieve the best results for you. Our dental implant treatment planning.
Dentures become an ideal treatment choice for those that do not want to undergo any type of surgery or in those cases where there are not enough teeth. Understand our denture treatment.
This is a restorative procedure that involves porcelain/metal work to recreate the appearance of the lost teeth.
It is often ideal for situations involving the loss of 1-2 only. Also, the two teeth either side of the space must have enough strength to support the entire bridge. These are called abutment teeth. These abutment teeth are used to support the artificial teeth in-between, in the gap left by lost teeth.
A bridge may not be an option to consider if these abutment teeth are whole with nothing wrong with them.
This is because the bridge will involve cutting and preparation of the sound tooth tissue of the abutment teeth to make room for the porcelain framework. This may weaken them.
However, in situations where these neighbouring abutment teeth also require protection with crown coverage, a bridge would be the ideal treatment of choice. Read more on dental bridges.
We believe in creating the perfect implant treatment that will restore the functionality and appearance of your mouth. At Hockerill Dental, we’re here to create a healthy, oral foundation.
That’s why we offer a free consultation for our dental implant treatments. This gives you the opportunity to speak with a member of our team and browse our treatments. Contact us on 01279 652400 or begin your implant journey at our Hertfordshire practice by booking your free appointment here.