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Be your most beautiful

Dental technology is evolving to match the pressures of staying beautiful in our modern image-conscious world. We believe that the most beautiful part of any person is their smile. If you suffer from missing teeth, your self-conscious smile could be preventing you from being the most confident version of yourself, so, why not do something about it with the help of Old Windsor Dental Practice.

Dental Implants in WindsorThe problems with missing teeth

From just a single missing tooth to a group of missing teeth, there are many problems with basic everyday tasks. Simply eating your favourite foods can be problematic; the acts of biting and chewing can be rife with concern. Brushing your teeth can be awkward and painful. Missing teeth can affect your ability to speak clearly or cause involuntary clicking or whistling. Additionally, missing teeth from certain parts of your mouth can cause an unflattering ‘sunken’ effect as the bone tissue deteriorates.

There is an answer

In Windsor, dental implants are a popular and trusted choice to replace missing teeth effectively.

Our highly trained dentists carefully implant tiny titanium screws directly into your jawbone, into areas designated with accuracy via our digital imaging systems. Through a natural process called osseointegration, these tiny screws are assimilated into the jawbone. We can then install individual replacement teeth or bridges. The result is a long-lasting, dependably strong and natural feeling tooth or set of teeth.

Dental implants in Windsor have been used in cosmetic dentistry for long enough now to deeply understand how they work and how long they last – we can accurately predict the results and know it is a procedure we can rely on.

Our commitment

We are committed to providing you with the highest possible quality of dental implants in Windsor. We also offer a wide range of other services, from general treatments such as root canal procedures or fillings, to preventive procedures such as how to maintain fresh breath.  Our cosmetic dentistry services also include teeth whitening and teeth straightening options as well as dental implants in Windsor.

If you are interested in more information on dental implants, contact our friendly team today to discuss your requirements and be one step closer to the most beautiful you.

Are you ready for your new smile?

Do you suffer from any misaligned teeth? A straighter smile can change everything – your confidence and your outlook on life.

Here at Old Windsor Dental Practice, we understand that the decision to have braces in Windsor is not one made lightly. We therefore do everything in our power to make sure that your experience is the highest quality that it can possibly be. Technology has evolved and the way to a straighter smile is much simpler.

Braces in WindsorYour assessment

Come into our modern, comfortable clinic and be greeted by our friendly staff. They will guide you through the forms we need to understand your medical history thoroughly, to provide you with the most appropriate braces in Windsor for you. All our treatments are tailored to the individual.

You will then be invited into a treatment room where one of our dentists will carry out a thorough examination of the face, jaw and teeth. We may follow this with x-rays and take digital images of your teeth. From here, a suitable treatment plan can be built as to what exactly your needs are.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions at any stage.

Can I afford braces?

If you are happy to proceed with your braces in Windsor after your assessment but worry you may not be able to afford it in one lump sum, worry no more. We are happy to offer payment plans to spread the cost of your braces in Windsor.

Invisalign braces

Invisalign is a new and popular form of brace (used by millions of people worldwide) It straightens teeth using a series of near invisible (hence the name) aligners that we custom-make to fit perfectly over your teeth. You replace the aligner every 7-10 days, and with this change, the positioning slightly changes too, meaning your teeth are moved gradually towards the position they would look best in. Invisalign braces can also be removed any time and fit snugly so as not to cause problems with speech or eating.

So, if you are looking for a quality provider of braces in Windsor, contact our friendly staff to make the first step towards a straighter, more confident smile.

Replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Berkshire

Our teeth can affect the way your whole body functions. When they are healthy, you tend to be healthy as well. However, decayed and broken teeth can create many problems, including further tooth loss. For this reason, replacing your missing teeth in Berkshire is vital.

At The Old Windsor Dental Practice, dental implants are our restorative treatment of choice for patients who have lost one, several or all of their natural teeth. Unlike conventional dentures and bridges, dental implants fuse to the jawbone and create a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.

Dental Implants in BerkshireHow do dental implants function?

Dental implants function just like natural teeth. These small, titanium, screw-shaped posts are surgically embedded in the jawbone, where they replace missing tooth roots. Because they are made of titanium, a biocompatible material, they have the ability to fuse with the jawbone, encouraging the regeneration of bone tissue. Once this process has been completed (it can take from a few weeks to several months), the dental implants are topped off with a dental restoration, such as crowns, dentures or bridges.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Most patients can have dental implants as long as they are healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and have enough bone left in their jawbone. Health conditions affecting the immune system, like uncontrolled diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and cancer obstruct healing and increase the risk of an unsuccessful recovery following the implant surgery. In these cases, a non-implant supported replacement may be a better option. Also, patients who smoke are strongly advised to quit because nicotine can impede the healing of dental implants.

Schedule your consultation appointment today

No matter how much information you think you have about dental implants, the only way to know for sure whether or not you are a suitable candidate is to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at The Old Windsor Dental Practice. During your appointment, we will examine your teeth thoroughly and discuss your health, lifestyle, and smile goals to determine whether dental implants are the right treatment for you. Call into our surgery today and book your initial consultation.

Different treatment options for missing teeth in Berkshire

With many dental treatments and prevention options available today, tooth extractions have become a less common procedure. Dentists try to do everything possible to restore a tooth to its original function, but sometimes this is simply not possible. Removing a tooth is the last option, but luckily there are many effective ways available to replace missing teeth.

At The Old Windsor Dental Practice, we offer various ways to replace one, several or all of your missing teeth. These include dental bridges, crowns and removable dentures. We also offer dental implant solutions, ranging from regular dental implants to denture stabilisation. While dental implants are a viable treatment option for missing teeth with long-lasting results, other replacement methods may be more suitable for you.

Missing Teeth in BerkshireOur dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide which treatment is right for you. We approach each case on an individual basis and recommend treatment that would best suit your needs and overall budget.

Dental bridges

If you are missing a few teeth in a row, then a bridge may be a good replacement option. A dental bridge is a series of crowns fitted over the gap created by the missing teeth, fixed onto the adjacent teeth. These adjacent teeth need to be ground down to support the bridge.

Removable dentures

Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years and are a popular restoration option for patients who have lost most of their teeth. Modern dentures are lightweight, well-fitting, comfortable and natural-looking.

Crowns

A crown can be the most effective way to restore a cracked, heavily-filled or weakened tooth. A crown is a cap that will completely encase your damaged tooth and restore its function and appearance. Crowns are very durable and can dramatically improve the force of your bite. Your dentist might also use a crown to top a dental implant or support a bridge, replacing one or more missing teeth.

Dental implants

Dental implants are a viable way to replace one or more missing teeth, while they can also be used to support dentures or bridges. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically embedded into the jawbone, offering support and stability comparable to regular teeth.

Dental implants; more than just tooth replacement

There has been an increase in the popularity of dental implants over the last few years but surprisingly, the aesthetic appeal is not the only reason for this. Yes, confidence of clients may be improved when missing teeth are replaced but missing teeth can also result in the development of many other oral health issues which may not have been considered previously. How your smile looks is quite often a high priority but missing teeth can also affect speech, eating and even jawbone structure.

Dental Implants in WindsorHealth benefits of dental implants

In Windsor, dental implants can help reduce further damage to the surrounding teeth and gums. The deterioration of jawbone strength, gum disease and tooth decay are but a few of the later occurring problems which may arise as a result of missing teeth. The insertion of dental implants can improve the quality of your dental health. Missing teeth can potentially cause loss of structure of the jaw bone, which may result in premature ageing of the face. A missing tooth or teeth can also potentially cause surrounding teeth to move unnecessarily resulting in gaps elsewhere.

How dental implants work

At Old Windsor Dental Practice in Windsor, dental implants can offer the ideal restoration for patients provided they are in good oral health. Dental implants are a permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth. During a small surgical procedure, small titanium screws are inserted into the jawbone. Up to four new teeth can be joined to one titanium screw. In time, these gradually fuse with and strengthen the jawbone making dental implants the utmost sturdiest tooth replacement option. Dental implants are a permanent fixture which makes the replaced tooth or teeth feel like they have always been a part of your natural set of teeth. Unlike some other tooth replacement procedures there is no need to remove your dental implants for cleaning, and if you ensure a continuous practice of dental care, your implants will be able to last a lifetime.

Dental implants in Windsor offer a procedure which is safe, effective and proven to restore a great smile and the confidence of eating without any unfortunate mishaps.

Twin block braces

If your jaw is misaligned and you need braces in Windsor, look no further than Old Windsor Dental Practice. Our dentists may decide to utilise the twin block system to correct the misalignment. Twin block braces in Windsor are an appliance that can help a variety of jaw alignment problems, particularly underdeveloped lower jaws. Twin block braces in Windsor consist of two plates that fit into the upper and lower jaws and work together to bring the jaws into alignment and fit together like twins!

Braces in WindsorDo they work?

Twin block braces in Windsor are primarily used to hold the lower jaw forwards. This moves the lower jaw forwards a little and pulls the upper teeth back, helping to correct your bite and produce the best possible facial appearance for every one of our patients. Twin block braces in Windsor are one of the fastest and most effective methods to correct receding jaws, or goofy-looking teeth. Both parts must be worn together in the correct position or the brace will not work.

Not only will this ultimately create a healthier, more functional and happier smile, but it can improve our patient’s profile and boost self-confidence. Twin block braces in Windsor can also be used to expand a narrow arch in the upper jaw. Our dentists may incorporate an expander into the upper plate to help the upper jaw expand and create more room for crowded teeth, giving the upper jaw a more natural shape.

When should we consider a twin block?

Jaw alignment corrections are most effectively treated when the patient is young and ideally before their growth spurt is complete. Our dentists here at Old Windsor Dental Practice recommend that you schedule an appointment for your child by age seven so that we can evaluate their smile. If your child does need jaw alignment services, they can be started while they are still young, allowing the twin block appliance ample time to correct the issue.

If you have questions about the twin block system, give us a call today and get your child the straighter and healthier smile they deserve.

Long-lasting new teeth

Losing one or more teeth can have a big impact on your life. You can become disappointed with your appearance and apprehensive about your oral health. In Windsor, dental implants from Old Windsor Dental Practice are a long-lasting solution to the problems of tooth loss. We can give you durable new teeth that stay in your mouth and are strong enough to be used just like natural ones.

How to receive dental implants in Windsor

Dental Implants in WindsorThe first step is a conversation at our friendly dental practice. We’ll talk to you about your dental history, and assess your oral health. We’ll take some measurements and images of your mouth. It’s essential that you have sufficient jawbone density as well as healthy teeth and gums, and you might need some preliminary treatment before we’re ready to begin.

Then the dentist will place the small, screw-like metal posts into your jawbone in a minor surgical procedure. After some time for healing, you’ll return to the practice to have the new teeth attached to the implanted posts. The whole process can take a few months overall.

Health benefits

There numerous ways in which Windsor dental implants will improve your oral health.

  • The strong bond formed between the jawbone and the implanted metal securely anchors the new teeth, so you can enjoy biting into foods with gusto. There’s no need to opt for soft or mushy foods at the dinner table;
  • There’s no need to use messy dental adhesives, and you clean the new teeth the same way you clean your natural ones;
  • Your smile will look much more appealing, which can improve the way you feel about your overall appearance;
  • You won’t develop the sunken look that can come to the long-term wearer of removable dentures. The implants ensure your facial bone structure stays robust;
  • Pronouncing certain words and phrases can be easier because of the implants’ exceptional stability.

A brighter future

If you look after your Windsor dental implants properly, they can last for decades. You’ll be able to keep enjoying all these benefits long after the treatment is complete. Replacing your lost teeth by this method can really enhance your overall quality of life.

The choice of whitening system that works best for you

If you are thinking of having teeth whitening in Berkshire, Old Windsor Dental Practice can offer you two different ways to achieve that brighter, whiter smile.

We believe that both at-home and in-clinic whitening systems are safe and effective and produce a great white smile, so that you can choose which of the two will work better for you.

Teeth Whitening in BerkshireAt-home whitening

Our package for teeth whitening at home requires a certain amount of self-discipline. When you choose the at-home whitening, you first come to us to have impressions of your teeth made so that we can create special trays that exactly fit your teeth.

You take these home, along with the whitening solution. The self-discipline comes in now, because you need to wear the trays for a short period every day for about two weeks to achieve the full results, although you will start to see a difference after a few days.

The advantage of at-home teeth whitening is that you now have the trays with which to do top-up whitening sessions when the brightness starts to fade.

In-clinic whitening

If you think you won’t be able to keep up the self-discipline, or you just need to get your teeth whitened super-fast for a special event, then at Old Windsor Dental Practice we also offer a whitening service in our clinic. This takes around 90 minutes and can lighten your teeth by between four and six shades.

We protect your gums and lips with a guard made from soft silicone, and, once the whitening gel has been applied, it is activated with a special lamp. This is done four times, each session lasting about 15 minutes.

The good news is that you can maintain your amazing new smile with top-up kits at home.

The not so good news is that teeth whitening cannot change the colour of any veneers, bridges or crowns that you may have, so if you want to go ahead with teeth whitening you may well have to get these changed afterwards.

Why not come into Old Windsor Dental Practice to see if teeth whitening is right for you?

Discretion is the key with invisible braces

You are probably so used to seeing adolescents with braces on their teeth that although you may register them, you don’t feel the need to comment on them. It’s just another kid with braces on. However, put those braces onto someone like yourself, a working adult in business clothes, and it’s a whole different story.

It’s just another person getting straighter teeth in Berkshire, but it’s not normal to see adults in braces. It’s hard not to react with stares and personal questions. It’s embarrassing for the poor person in the braces (especially if it’s you) and that may well be why you have not yet got around to doing something about your wonky teeth. But you can go for it now, thanks to invisible braces.

Straighter Teeth in BerkshireOver the last couple of decades, researchers have been working hard to come up with advanced materials and techniques to make braces less visible so that wearers can feel less self-conscious. At Old Windsor Dental Practice, we are doing brisk business in discreet teeth straightening.

One hugely popular way to straighten teeth uses invisible braces by a company called Invisalign. Their system is not even a variation on the traditional bracket and wires many people associate with braces. Instead it uses aligners, which are transparent thermoplastic resin trays, rather like mouth guards. These slide snugly over the teeth and are so thin that it is almost impossible to see them.

Invisalign aligners are a product of the digital age. They are 3D printed in a laboratory in the United States specifically for each patient, using detailed measurements collected digitally by their dentist. The dentist also uses this information to create a digital preview of the route the teeth will travel to reach their required alignment. Each aligner is designed slightly differently from the previous one, marking another step along the journey to straight smile heaven. The pressure from each slight move forward in tray design is what nudges the teeth along their trajectory.

Typically, you will wear each aligner for about 7 — 10 days before moving on to the next one. The numbers of aligners required varies according to your own particular issue.

It’s time to shine with Invisalign

Everyone deserves a dazzling smile. If misaligned teeth make you shy away from flashing your smile, a simple visit to Old Windsor Dental Practice might just be able to take care of that problem for you quickly and easily with the help of Invisalign braces in Windsor.

Invisalign braces in Windsor use an almost invisible, removable set of aligners that are changed every two weeks to move teeth towards their desired position. These clear and comfortable aligners will help align your teeth without interfering with your appearance.

Braces in WindsorThe treatment process

At your first consultation, an impression of your teeth is taken to ensure that Invisalign braces in Windsor are suitable to straighten your teeth. This impression is then changed into a 3D image. This image will include the predicted movements your teeth will go through as you undergo treatment, thus giving you a preview of what your new smile is going to look like before you begin treatment.

Once you begin treatment, you will be required to wear a different set of aligners every two weeks. During this period, your teeth will gradually move towards the desired final position. As you go through this treatment, you will have to visit one of our dentists regularly so that we can check your treatment is all going to plan.

What to expect with Invisalign braces in Windsor?

After you have received your first set of aligners talking may be a bit uncomfortable during the first few days. As time goes by, this slight discomfort will subside as you will get used to having them in your mouth.

We highly recommend that you maintain excellent oral hygiene throughout your treatment period and even afterwards. You should also always keep regular check-up appointments to keep your new smile as dazzling as possible, for as long as possible.

Depending on the severity of your dental issue, it may take one to two years to totally solve the problems your teeth have. But, in some cases, it can take as little as a few months to rectify minor dental alterations with the help of Invisalign braces in Windsor.

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