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Dental Implants Watford

What are the signs that you might need Dental Implants Watford? Do you have a missing tooth/ teeth? Do you have a loose denture? Are you fed up taking your dentures in and out? Do you want to taste your food better? Do you want to chew your food better? Do you lisp with your denture in?

At last, you can finally smile with confidence and finally eat the foods you have always wanted.

The good news is that we are here to help. At Watford Smiles, we can offer a fixed solution with our dental implants in Watford. Dental implants are designed to function as the root of a tooth, meaning it is placed entirely in the jaw bone, just as your tooth’s natural root is. The top portion of the implant can be either

Dental Implants Watford

Key benefits of Dental Implants in Watford:

Dental Implants WatfordFree initial consultation

Dental Implants Watford Replace one or more missing teeth

Teeth Whitening Watford Predictable and Long lasting

Dental Implants Watford Stable and Preserves bone

Dental Implants Watford Improve your smile & Improve your ability to chew and speak

Dental Implants Watford No damage to teeth, meaning no risk of future root canals or holes in teeth

Easy to maintain & Maintain the shape of your face

We offer 0% interest for the first 12 months, offering you the flexibility to spread your payments.

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Dental Implants Watford FAQ’s

Are Dental Implants safe?

Dental implants are made from titanium, we know that titanium is a safe material to use for implants, and rarely the body will reject it (bio-compatible). There have been no reports of any dangerous diseases or any sinister conditions developing form the dental implant placement.

I have a metal allergy?

It is still very likely that you are an excellent candidate for implants

Is everyone suitable for dental implants?

Unfortunately, not everyone with missing teeth is suitable for implants, all patients need to be assessed individually with our FREE consultation to ensure we are able to carry out the treatment to an adequate standard and any possible risk factors are picked up.

During the assessment, some of the criteria we look at are:

  1. Availability of bone. As the implant needs to be placed in the bone, we need to ensure that there is enough bone. In cases where deficiency in the bone is picked up form a CT scan, we may be able to carry out the procedure to create more bone and space.
  2. General health. Implant treatment is still possible but patients with uncontrolled diabetes and smokers are at a higher risk of implant failure compared to non-diabetic and non-smokers.
  3. Oral health.Implants have an increased risk of failure when someone has signs of gum disease.
What is the Dental Implant treatment procedure?

What is the Dental Implant treatment procedure?

With a custom-made treatment plan, we also design computerized guides to help ensure that every implant is placed with high accuracy, safety, and predictability. These guides are made from the CT scans and are 3-D printed.

What does it mean All-on-X?

What does it mean All-on-X?

We use “All on X” which means the number of implants per jaw. This can be from 2,4 or 6 implants. The more dental implants equal the more long term stability and predictability.

Our goal is to have the most predictable, long-term success as possible, so we prefer to over-engineer rather than do the bare minimum. In a scenario where an implant has problems, a prosthesis supported by more than 4- implants can still be maintained and supported predictably and the patient does not have to wear a removable denture.

The implant placement is split into two phases:

Phase 1- placement of the implant. The implant is inserted into the bone and takes 2 hours to place (depending on the complexity of the case). Once it integrates into the bone and becomes firm; this is confirmed with a device that takes stability reading. Then we can move onto the next phase

Phase 2- this is usually 6-8 weeks following the implant placement appointment, this is when an impression/ digital scan is taken to make your implant crown, bridge or denture.

What if I don't have enough bone to put the implants in to?

Unfortunately, implants may not be suitable. There are several reasons for this i.e. long-standing infection, gum recession, teeth have been missing for a long time, etc.

We can increase the bone volume if needed. In areas of minor deficiency, we are able to add bone during the placement of the implant. In areas of major deficiency, the placement of the implant will be done at a later date. The bone is generally synthetic (man-made), bovine, or form the patient themselves. A bone membrane may also need to be used which again can be the synthetic or porcine origin.

Is the treatment carried out while I’m asleep?

For simple cases we tend to carry out the treatment under simple injections.

For more complex cases and anxious patients, we may use sedation techniques, this would be subject to the general health status of the patient.

Will I have to be without teeth until the treatment is over?

If the gap is in the front of the mouth and is visible, a removable appliance can be provided as a temporary for the patient’s wishes. After the implant placement, it will be advised not to wear the prosthetic for a week, to ensure adequate healing.

If the gap is at the back of the mouth, we advise not to have any temporary replacements as excessive pressure on the implant can cause it to fail.

Do implants placement hurt?

Once the implant is placed expect some discomfort, bleeding, swelling, and bruising. This is experienced by people in different ways. We give you bespoke simple instructions to keep this to a minimum such as cold application and painkillers

Maintenance of dental implants?

Before, during, and after implants, it is paramount to maintain a high standard of oral hygiene. As with natural teeth, implants can also develop gum infections.

We advise you to attend for regular checkups and hygiene appointments. So the implants are examined for any early signs of problems e.g. bleeding.

How long do they last for?

It is important to attend for all your recall appointments, keep your oral hygiene regime as effective as possible, and contact us at Watford Smiles if any concerns. In general, implants can last for 20 years.

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Interesting Facts About Watford

Historic Info

There is evidence of some limited prehistoric occupation around the Watford area, with a few Celtic and Roman finds, though there is no evidence of a settlement until much later. Watford stands where the River Colne could be crossed on an ancient trackway from the southeast to the northwest. Watford’s High Street follows the line of part of this route. Watford town was located on the first dry ground above the marshy edges of River Colne.

Watford is first mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon charter of 1007, where “Watforda” is one of the places marking the boundary of “Oxanhaege”. However, it is not mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, when this area was part of St Albans Abbey’s manor of Cashio. In the 12th century, the Abbey was granted a charter allowing it to hold a market here, and the building of St Mary’s Church began.

General Info

Watford is a major regional center in the northern home counties. Hertfordshire County Council designates Watford and Stevenage to be its major sub-regional centers, heading its list of preferred sites for retail development. High Street is the main focus of activity at night having a high concentration of the town’s bars, clubs, and restaurants. The primary shopping area is the Harlequin Shopping Centre, a large purpose-built indoor mall with over 140 shops, restaurants and cafes built during the 1990s, opened officially in June 1992.