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.
How 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.