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.
Health 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.