Replace your missing teeth permanently with dental implants in Berkshire
Although there are many options available when it comes to tooth replacement, one of the most successful forms is dental implants. Not only are they permanent, but they can last a lifetime if you take good care of them. Unlike conventional dentures and bridges, dental implants are attached to the jawbone, creating a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.
At Old Windsor Dental Practice, dental implants are our treatment of choice for replacing one, several or all of your missing teeth. Missing teeth can have a big impact on your oral health, your smile and your oral function. When you have a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth shift into that space. This can drastically change your appearance as well as your bite. When teeth shift, the rest of your teeth deteriorate abnormally fast and ultimately lead to further tooth loss. Dental implants permanently replace your missing teeth, while preserving your jawbone.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Generally, dental implants are composed of three parts. Your dentist will attach the implant to the jawbone and through a process known as ‘osseointegration’, the jawbone will naturally fuse with the titanium post. This process is possible because titanium is compatible with human bone tissue. The second piece of the dental implant is an abutment, which is attached directly on top of the titanium implant, at the gum line. This provides a surface on which the third piece, the crown, can be placed. In some cases, more than one replacement teeth can be placed on top of the dental implants such as dentures and bridges. Replacement teeth are custom-designed to beautifully complement your remaining teeth.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants have a number of considerable benefits. Except for their obvious aesthetic advantages, dental implants more stable, more comfortable and long-lasting than other restorations. Dental implants are also very durable. With proper care and good oral hygiene, dental implants will last for many years or even a lifetime. This is because many years of research have gone into their functionality, comfort and stability. Lastly, and perhaps more importantly, dental implants stimulate the jawbone and encourage the creation of healthy bone tissue.