What are dental implants and should I choose to have them?

At Old Windsor Dental, we are proud to maintain a high level of care and professionalism. This standard of care is extended to all of our consultations and treatment including the ever-popular treatment; Dental Implants in Windsor. What could lead you to dental implants and what will it involve for you? There’s no need to feel overwhelmed or nervous and here we will outline some reason

Dental implants, what are they?

Great question, you may have heard people mention them or even have friends or family that have them but do you know what they are? With our team at Old Windsor Dental, you don’t need to be the expert because we are. You will know you are in good hands with us following our consultation. We will talk you through the ins and outs of the whole process and make sure you know exactly what will happen next.  Whether you need a complex treatment or a single tooth implant we will design a treatment plan that suits you best. But to answer the question of what actually is a dental implant, in short, implants are anchors set in the jaw bone, assuming the jaw bone has the right density. Sometimes it is necessary to anchor instead into the cheekbone. A false replacement indistinguishable from the real thing is then screwed into these set anchor points in your mouth. The end result?  A restored smile and a more durable, long-lasting finish than standard dentures.

What life benefits come from dental implants?

Loose or missing teeth can drastically affect your jawline and facial structure, why? The tissues surrounding the jaw bone can actually begin to disappear as it is reabsorbed. What do dental implants do to resolve this for you? The implant itself actually promotes the bones to grow and fixes around the implant itself. This fascinating process prevents bone loss and promotes bone structure retention. Your face avoids the sunken look caused by missing teeth but not just that these dental implants allow you to eat, chew and bite the same way as normal. These natural-looking replacements can contribute to your wellbeing if you are missing teeth. The benefits of your dental implants in Windsor are looking really clear.

Something to think about?

Are you a smoker? Do you have good oral hygiene? Do you have any underlying medical issues whether oral or other? Some of these may be easier questions to answer than others but all are things worth considering when thinking about dental implants. Why is that the case? During your consultation with Old Windsor Dental, you will be made aware of all the steps involved in the treatment and follow up care of your Dental Implants in Windsor. One aspect we will want to consider with you is your suitability. We will assess you for gum disease, look at your medical history to see if you have type two diabetes and consider your options if you are a smoker. We want your treatment to be a success as much as you and addressing these areas before the implant is the best way of ensuring a great result.