All you need to know about dental implants in Windsor
Strong and healthy teeth symbolise good health and a healthy lifestyle. The loss of a teeth not only has serious health consequences, but can harm your self-confidence and quality of life in the long-run. There are many reasons why we lose our teeth: injury, tooth decay and gum disease are only a few. Extensive loss of teeth causes significant damage to the appearance of the face. Over time, it can lead to an older and sagged appearance. However, beyond aesthetics, of course, tooth loss impairs your ability to chew and bite properly. If your teeth are not replaced, you may lose more teeth eventually.
Dental implants can stop all the side-effects associated with tooth loss. This is because unlike conventional tooth replacement options, dental implants actually fuse to the jawbone and create a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. At Old Windsor Dental Practice in Windsor, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who have lost one, several or all of their natural teeth.
Tell me more about dental implants
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically fixed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone has the unique ability to bond with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth such a crowns, dentures or bridges. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide a stable foundation for artificial replacement teeth.
Restorations with dental implants can be either fixed or removable. Most commonly, dental implants are used to support ‘fixed’ restorations such as crowns and bridges. Removable restorations, on the other hand, are over dentures that replace missing teeth, bone and gum tissue. Implant-supported dentures are ideal for patients who have lost most of their teeth, since they are more affordable than regular dental implants.
Am I a good candidate?
If you are considering dental implants in Windsor but you are not certain whether this is the right treatment for you, contact us today and we will book a consultation appointment for you. Our experienced dentists will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you determine if you can have dental implants.