This treatment could be the one for you if you wish that your teeth were straighter but do not want the look of traditional braces whilst you are undergoing this treatment. If you think that braces could benefit you and your smile you want to opt for these discreet brackets. You will often be able to remove your appliance when undergoing this treatment. This often means that you do not have to alter your diet when undergoing this treatment.
We understand that a straight smile is something that many patients wish that they had. It is now easier than ever to access treatments that can give you a stronger and straighter smile. This article will run through why you may want to consider this treatment, how this treatment works, and what the benefits are.
Why should I have this treatment?
Invisible braces in Berkshire are a treatment that many of our patients have considered in order to make their smile straighter. A straight smile is easier than ever to achieve with the advancement of dental technology. There are many different types of braces available for you to consider. Your dentist will work with you to ensure that the brace that is selected will be the right one to transform your smile.
You should consider this treatment if you have always wished for a straighter- and healthier-looking smile. There has never been a better time to consider this treatment as dental advancements mean that this treatment is at its most effective. Utilising this treatment will have you smiling much quicker than traditional braces so this is a treatment that you should take advantage of.
How does this treatment work?
Invisible braces in Berkshire are available in a couple of different forms. Invisalign is a treatment option that you could consider. These aligners are easy to use and come with the benefit of being invisible, allowing you to feel confident as you undergo your treatment. The treatment time is much shorter when compared to traditional braces. These braces fit over the teeth and gently move them into position.
Another option is lingual braces. As these can be worn behind the teeth, the fixed bracket behind the teeth can yield excellent results giving you a new and improved smile. Treatment can take up to two years but the results from this treatment can be seen in as little as two months. Your dentist will work with you to find the best solution for you and your smile.
What are the benefits of this treatment?
Invisible braces in Berkshire can offer numerous benefits. Straighter teeth that are properly aligned are essentially healthier teeth. This is because the teeth become easier to clean and this reduces the risk of issues such as gum disease. Less gaps also mean that your teeth are less prone to plaque buildup and decay.
Many patients have reported that this treatment helped them feel comfortable whilst they underwent their transformation making this a highly accessible treatment. Straighter teeth can make you feel confident and give you a reason to smile. If you think that this treatment could be for you then you should consider looking at the website to give you a more informed choice.
It can be devastating to lose a tooth, both for the health of your mouth and for your emotional wellbeing. It is only once a tooth is gone do you realise the importance of having all of your teeth, both for the ease of eating and for your appearance. If the tooth lost is one normally visible, you are probably very eager to replace it in the most effective way possible, so that you can enjoy a fully functional and beautiful smile again.
Dental implants in Windsor are a popular choice with patients and dentists alike and are potentially your solution to your smile woes. This treatment is a long lasting option that enables you to carry on with life as normal and effectively forget the traumatic experience of losing your tooth in the first place.
This is because you do not need to remove the false crown at night or for cleaning, or need to be concerned about your jawbone receding. With a dental implant you will not have to worry about other teeth becoming unstable or your restored teeth slipping, rubbing or being generally uncomfortable from one day to the next.
Dental implants in Windsor are designed to support your false tooth or teeth from high up into your jawbone like your natural teeth are supported through your tooth roots. We do this with a titanium implant that is surgically placed in your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth.
We use titanium because it is known to bond and fuse with your jawbone, allowing us to provide you with a stable and long lasting solution. Most dental implants in Windsor are able to last for several decades without interruption, you only need to maintain a proper level of oral hygiene and care to both your natural teeth and the implant site to ensure that infection or issues do not arise over this period.
It is important to ensure that you are viable for this treatment, because although there is no upper age limit and many people can reap the rewards of a fully functional mouth again, those with underlying health and dental conditions may find that the risks are too great to enable them to use this option.
Thankfully, other treatments are available for these individuals and if they are able to manage their conditions, they may be suitable for the implant treatment at a later stage.
Because the treatment does warrant a minor surgical procedure, it takes some time to heal and you do need to be aware of this. Give yourself several weeks until you can feel comfortable with using your new tooth. Often we wait a month or so before we place the crown onto the implant to allow for healing, but in other instances we are able to place the crown on immediately.
We look at each unique case that comes through our doors with fresh eyes, so that we are able to offer you the best solution for your missing teeth situation. We look forward to helping you achieve your goal of a healthier and happier smile with this procedure.
At our clinic within Windsor we understand that finding the right dental clinic for you can be a tough decision! Patients may base their decision on their unique dental case, their financial situation, or their geographical location (therefore convenience). At old Windsor dental we treat every dental case as completely unique, our patient-centred approach ensures every individual achieves the best possible dental results, with the help of our highly skilled team of dental healthcare professionals.
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If you are suffering from crooked teeth, front protrusion of the teeth, or irregularly spaced teeth then you may be considering braces in Windsor. Although you may be sure that orthodontic braces are the right option for you, it may be just as difficult finding the right dental clinic for your needs. At our surgery within Windsor we have been a member of the BDA good practice scheme since 2010, since our membership we have continued to deliver an impeccable standard of dental care to every single one of our patients.
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Our dental practice was established within 1981, since being taken over by the current owner U.Bose we have been committed to continuous dental development (such as embracing the latest advancements within dental technology). Our dental surgery offers an extensive range of specialist treatments (such as orthodontics for both children and adults) which means we cater to a wide array of individuals.
Are orthodontic braces right for you?
Orthodontic braces have been present within the field of dentistry for many years, originally orthodontics simply consisted of conventional metal braces however within recent years many more discreet appliances have been developed.
Are you looking for a discrete alternative?
Traditional braces produce long lasting (and therefore successful) results by using both brackets made out of metal (which are placed on the teeth using a dental adhesive) and thin metal wires. Despite traditional (or ‘conventional’) orthodontic appliances producing positive results, many of our patients may be looking for something slightly more discrete (which is why our team wishes to answer the demand for discrete alternatives).
Finding the right orthodontic braces for your smile.
For many people, clear aligners are one of the most popular types of orthodontics. At our dental surgery within Windsor we offer all of our patients ‘Invisalign’, as they have provided over four million happy smiles worldwide! Many individuals may have heard of invisalign (due to their undeniable and therefore ever increasing popularity) however they may be unsure of how they work.
How do clear aligners produce effective results?
Clear aligners use trays made out of plastic which are custom made for every one of our patients. At our dental clinic within Windsor we embrace the latest advancements within dental technology which means we create impressions using three dimension scanners! In addition to eliminating the messy and therefore unpleasant putty we are also able to create an image of your future results, this can not only help our patients envision their smile, but can also help them make the right decision.
Every child at around the age of 7 or so can benefit from a consultation for orthodontics in Berkshire to ensure that their bite and teeth are properly aligned so that they will not experience any pain or discomfort should they be misaligned.
This consultation may happen progressively over the next few years, as professional orthodontics in Berkshire are able to determine the growth of the mouth and the alignment of the teeth and jaw.
This is so important for a child’s health and wellbeing, as having an incorrect bite can cause eating issues, growth problems, speech defects, as well as impact their self-esteem and confidence. This is not only because of the aforementioned issues, but also because misaligned teeth can impact on how they feel about themselves.
Once most or all of their adult teeth have come through, then they can begin to embark on their journey to correct these misalignments with orthodontics in Berkshire.
The treatment options are varied and it will be up to the dentist, the child and their parent what option is believed to be the best course of action. There are many different models available today of teeth straightening devices which can boost self-confidence, shorten treatment times and allow a person to express themselves.
We hope that the teeth straightening journey is a pleasant one and will do everything we can to make this so. What needs to happen is constant and honest communication between every party so that we can address issues that can come up and work through any setbacks or problems together, to allow the procedure to continue on as smoothly as possible.
What are some of the devices available?
Depending on the complexity of the dental situation, we can offer fixed or removable devices to realign a smile. Traditional fixed devices are often used for more complex cases, as they allow us more control over the movements that we want teeth to make. However, with advances in technology, we are not restricted to this and can rely on very advanced digital scanning technology and software to pinpoint the movement of teeth for optimal movement.
Our goal is to offer you the best results in the shortest amount of time in the most comfortable way possible. As every one of our patients differ, we know that what is best for one person may not be for another and that is why we need to talk through the options so that you can determine what is the most suitable treatment for yourself or your child.
Everyone deserves to have a healthy, strong and beautiful smile. We are thankful that in this modern age, we can provide this to our patients and to their children. We urge you to take advantage of this and to speak with one of our dentists as quickly as possible if you have any concerns regarding your or your child’s bite, or the alignment of teeth.
The quicker that we can act, the faster the solutions will be and the longer you have to enjoy that stronger and healthier smile.
For many of you, we know that you are putting off teeth straightening, because as an adult you feel you shouldn’t really be sporting metal braces. You are perhaps concerned about the negative impact that this might have on your professional career, not to mention your social or romantic ventures.
Braces were perhaps something that teenagers were forced to endure to enjoy the benefit of beautiful teeth later on in life, but can you really put up with a couple of years of shying away from smiling and regular dentist visits, all in the name of vanity?
Well, let us help you out, invisible braces in Berkshire may be a solution to all of the concerns that you have been thinking about, plus a few of those others that haven’t crossed your mind yet.
Straightening your teeth isn’t only for cosmetic reasons, you should know that you are doing the health of your mouth a huge favour by correcting the alignment of your teeth and jaw. If the misalignment was not picked up when you were younger, it was perhaps because it was not so severe that your bite would cause pain issues or wear down your natural teeth.
If this is the case, you may be able to benefit from some invisible braces in Berkshire options that are more streamlined and focused on the cosmetic aspect of straightening your teeth. You probably do not need to be encumbered by the features that more traditional options have, that are necessary to assist dentists in the complex procedure of correcting teeth and jaw alignment.
What do some of these options look like?
Both fixed and removable options come under the umbrella of invisible braces in Berkshire, so depending on your personal situation, we believe that we have an option that will suit the nuances of your condition.
Removable options, such as the ever-popular Invisalign teeth straightening aligners, are often for less complex cases and are favoured amongst working adults and teenagers alike.
Because they are clear, plastic trays, no one needs to know you are wearing them unless you want them to. You do need to remove your aligners before eating, which can be seen as a blessing or a curse.
On the positive side, you do not need to conform to any strict rules around what you eat whilst straightening your teeth, but it can reduce those pleasurable snacking moments that you once enjoyed, as it is imperative you brush your teeth before wearing your aligners again.
Fixed versions include lingual braces that are affixed to the back of your teeth, as well as more traditional frontally attached versions that consist of more delicate, tooth coloured ceramic brackets rather than coloured or metal ones.
Really, the options are vast and you need only discuss with one of our professional, compassionate and determined dentists to find the best solution to meet your personal needs. Straightening teeth doesn’t need to be daunting. We hope that together, we can embark on a journey that allows you to reach your goal of healthier and more attractive, straight teeth with enjoyment.
Making patients happy
Our main goal above all else, here at Old Windsor Dental, is to make each of our patients smile from the dental services that we provide. Restoring the smile of a patient who has lost the ability to do so, is one of the most rewarding and positively impactful dental procedures which we provide.
Through the use of innovative technologies and methods that have been refined for centuries, the dental implants in Windsor of today now restore the patient’s ability not only to smile but to speak and chew with ease in such a way that the implants both look and feel almost completely identical to natural teeth.
Who would need dental implants?
Anyone who has lost a tooth – or teeth – ought to seek out dental implants in Windsor as a way of permanently solving the issues, before it can do damage to the surrounding teeth in their mouths. If a space left by a lost tooth is not treated for some time, it can lead to seriously detrimental problems arising for the patient.
One such problem is the loss of bone density around their jaw and facial shape. This takes place as the unused bone around the tooth is redistributed around their bodies, and results in the patient’s entire facial structure being altered. Thankfully, dental implants in Windsor can permanently reverse this and restore the structure to a patient’s jaw shape.
How do they work?
Unlike other, similar treatments to replace a lost tooth – such as dentures or crowns – implants are a permanent solution. Crowns and bridges both work by sitting on the patient’s gum line, and cover the gap in their teeth in a prosthetic way. Implants however, replace the tooth in a way which is almost identical to the mechanics of a natural tooth. By creating an artificial tooth root, and deeply embedding it within the bone structure of the patient, it can act as a sturdy and permanent point on which to attach a replica denture.
The idea of replacing lost teeth in such a way has existed for thousands of years, but it was only recently that medical and dental science reached the point of success as it is now today. Anyone who is looking to bridge a lost space within their teeth should seriously consider dental implants, as these are a permanent and comfortable solution.
What does the procedure involve?
In order to have dental implants, a small dental operation must be carried out to embed the false root into the patient’s jawbone. The root is made from titanium-alloy metal, as it has the unique ability to bond itself within the human bone. Initially, a small portion of the patient’s gum is stripped back and a hole is made surgically. Then the root is embedded and left to heal.
Over a short while that follows, the titanium root and the patient’s jawbone will fuse themselves together. After this fusion has taken place, the root can then be used as a socket into which a replacement denture is fixed into.
Getting things straight
At Old Windsor, we aim to please our patients. In every service we provide them, it is our sole goal to put a smile on their face that they can be happy with. Orthodontic treatments, such as braces in Windsor are one of the most impactful fields of dentistry in regards to its profoundly positive effect it can have on the appearance of patients who seek treatment. Many adults and elderly people refrain from looking into whether or not they could benefit from braces out of a lack of understanding about their options.
A large portion of patients still believe that the only form of orthodontic work that is available to them is traditional, fused braces. Whilst these are still an effective way of correcting dental misalignment, they are not – unsurprisingly – popular with many adults and elderly people due to how they look and their comfortability.
However, there are now several different cosmetic forms of braces in Windsor which can realign a patient’s teeth and provide them with a straighter smile – without impacting on the way they look in any way. Removable dental appliances such as Invisalign allow patients to correct minor dental alignment issues both comfortably and discretely. These are a new form of braces, which achieve a straighter smile without the need of the conventional means of fused braces.
How do removable aligners work?
Discrete dental aligners, such as Invisalign, work solely through the use of specifically placed pressure points that are positioned at the desired teeth within the interior structure of a retainer. Every retainer is constructed from a comfortable dental plastic called SmartTrack, and is custom built to fit perfectly over the patient’s teeth. When it is worn over their teeth, as the retainer is thin and transparent, it becomes practically undetectable. As such, patients can carry out their daily lives without being impacted by their treatments.
One of the main attractions for patients of all ages to this type of braces in Windsor is the removable nature of the treatment and the freedom that this affords them. Unlike traditional braces, which are typically bonded to the front of a patient’s teeth for the duration of their treatment (often around twelve months) removable dental aligners can be taken off at the patient’s choosing. This uniquely gives them the ability to tailor when they carry out their alignment to their own schedules – such as choosing to only wear their retainers when at home or when asleep, or taking their retainer out for meals or photographs.
Why seek treatment?
One of the most beneficial advantages to this method of orthodontics – as with all forms of orthodontic treatment – is that the risk of periodontal disease or gingivitis is greatly reduced. This happens as any gaps and difficult to reach spaces between crooked teeth where bacteria and plaque could form are removed. As a patient’s teeth are moved together, the likelihood of them contracting periodontal disease diminishes as their jaws become more aligned. Those who opt for a cosmetic form of treatment often find that it increases both the straightness of their smile, and their self-confidence.
Many of our patients may be unaware of the health concerns related with missing teeth, and therefore may not know that their missing teeth need to be replaced to avoid other health complications. It is common knowledge within the field of dentistry that missing teeth can cause our patients discomfort (and possibly even oral pain) when attempting to partake in daily dental tasks (such as eating, brushing, and flossing), however missing teeth can also cause a multitude of other health problems.
Preventing the onset of oral diseases and infections by replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Berkshire
Replacing missing teeth through the means of restorative dentistry (such as dental implants, which we offer at our dental clinic) can not only result in an increased level of self-esteem and a great looking smile. Having restored teeth can also help patients stay on top of their dental health. Gaps within the mouth can unfortunately lead to the accumulation of oral bacteria, as the space between the surrounding teeth is a breeding ground for dental germs which can sadly develop into gum disease.
The dental issues experienced by individuals looking to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Berkshire?
In addition to aesthetic concerns and a lowered level of self-confidence, patients can also experience a speech impairment (also commonly referred to as a ‘lisp’) which can cause hindrance to many of our patients social and career prospects.
Reversing years worth of orthodontic work
Patients who have received any form of orthodontic work in the past (whether this be traditional metal braces as a child, or clear aligners in later life) may wish to replace their missing teeth as soon as possible. Having one or several missing teeth within the mouth can encourage surrounding teeth to move into the gap, which is why it is so important to replace your tooth before the neighbouring teeth have a chance to move!
Our unique dental approach
At our dental clinic within Berkshire we promote preventive dentistry, meaning that we believe prevention is always better than the cure. However, if you are experiencing a missing tooth (whether this be due to an incident or health concerns) we can help you love your smile again!
How to prevent tooth loss
It is known by many of our patients that brushing adequately (for a minimum of two minutes, twice daily) can help reduce the build-up of plaque and tartar on the surface of the teeth, but what else can you do to reduce your chances of developing gingivitis?
What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis is an oral disease that is caused by the accumulation of oral bacteria on the surface of the teeth. Unfortunately patients who do not brush adequately (or consume highly sugary food and drink) may be more prone to developing this infection.
How does gingivitis lead to tooth loss?
Gingivitis (if left untreated) can unfortunately develop into periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can start to affect the bone of the tooth, and later on the tissue, which can then lead to tooth loss within the mouth.
Choosing a dental clinic can be a difficult decision for any individual to make, especially for those patients who, unfortunately, are suffering from missing teeth within the mouth and who need a fast, effective, and more importantly, a long-term durable dental solution. At our dental clinic within Berkshire we offer all of our new, and of course, our pre-registered patients a wealth of experience, working with them to help achieve their sought after smiles!
A dental service you can trust to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Berkshire
Our dental clinic has been providing patients with implant dentistry for many years, offering an excellent standard of dental care for individuals of all ages and complexities, all based within a welcoming, clean, and modern dental environment. Despite our positive dental reputation within the local and surrounding area, we appreciate that many of our potential patients may wish to view some previous patient testimonials.
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How do we replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Berkshire?
Missing teeth can be dealt with in many ways by using single crowns, bridges, or even denture stabilisation, all of which can be supported by one key stabilising component; dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are essentially small titanium metal screws which are placed into the jaw (using a special dental drill) where the natural tooth was once originally located. Dental implants are used to replicate the natural tooth root in the mouth, and can be used to support multiple porcelain crowns.
What is a porcelain crown?
A porcelain crown aims to mimic the natural tooth, restoring not only the aesthetic appearance, but also the function of a patient’s missing tooth. At our dental clinic within Berkshire we treat every single dental case as completely unique, this is why our porcelain crowns are custom made for each patient’s case in terms of their shade, size and shape.
So what are the benefits of receiving dental implants?
The popularity of dental implants has risen in leaps and bounds within the scope of modern dentistry, and could be argued as the best possible form of tooth replacement available. In terms of the obvious benefits, dental implants allow patients to partake in daily dental tasks normally again, without experiencing pain or discomfort.
In addition to their functional benefits however, dental implants can also help retain a patient’s bone structure. This helps eliminate the chances of ‘facial sloping’ developing which can unfortunately occur as a result of missing teeth.
A long lasting solution to missing teeth
Dental implants could be considered as a large financial investment for many of our patients, which is why it’s important they last a long time. Dental implants have a natural looking physical appearance this, combined with their durable nature, makes them an excellent solution for missing teeth with the appliance of modern dentistry. It is the closest a patient will get to having their own teeth again.
Dental implants in Windsor are one of the many treatment options available to our body of patients. They are a cutting edge form of dentistry, but they have a long history of use. Throughout history, it has been commonplace to wish for a full set of teeth, as this can demonstrate a level of supposed health. Many scientific experiments took place, such as using gold and alloys to make dental implants and mounting a porcelain crown on a platinum disc. However, these experiments did not yield overall positive long term results. It wasn’t until 1952 when an orthopaedic surgeon stumbled across the fundamentals for what would become the foundation for dental implants. It was discovered that a titanium cylinder had fused together with the femur bone of a rabbit during a study on bone healing and regeneration. This discovery was then utilised in other areas of health care, such as dental care. It is from this that modern dental implants came about. A small titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone, and crowns are built on top of the implant to give a natural-looking smile.
Why should I get dental implants?
There are many reasons why you should consider dental implants in Windsor, and these reasons can help make you make an informed choice. You should consider dental implants if you want to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants can offer many benefits to your health. These highly desirable benefits include the improved overall appearance of the teeth, giving you a fully formed smile. Patients who have previously used poor-fitting dentures notice that these can slip within their mouth, this can cause them to mumble or slur their words; with dental implants this is not an issue. Dental implants are designed to improve the comfort of the user alongside allowing for easier eating, and they can allow you to continue to eat your favourite foods. They are durable and convenient, so implants can improve your overall oral health and hygiene. Alongside all these physical benefits, dental implants can also have mental benefits, such as improving your self-image through better self-esteem.
How is a dental implant fitted?
The fitting of a dental implant in Windsor follows numerous steps to ensure that you are fitted with them in a highly efficient manner. You often only require a local anaesthetic when being fitted with dental implants. Firstly, your dentist will ensure that you are entirely comfortable with the process and answer any questions that you may have; your dentist will also inform you of any aftercare that you need to be aware of. Preparation work is completed to allow the rest of the procedure to be administered smoothly. You will work with your dentist using treatment plans, X-rays and models to figure out the exact treatment you require. Once the implants are placed into the mouth they are required to heal while your crowns are constructed in the laboratory using impressions of your teeth. This allows your teeth to match the rest of your smile. If you think that dental implants could be for you, why not get in touch? Everyone should have confidence in their own smile.