Dental Implants in Windsor
Have you lost all or some of your natural teeth? Bridges, dentures and flexible dentures are not the only solution, thanks to advances in modern dentistry. Have you heard of dental implants? Implant dentistry offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting a great smile back and being able to bite and chew with confidence.
Dental Implants in Windsor offers a clinically proven and safe solution to getting back a great smile and being able to bite and chew with confidence. When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels. More importantly, implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite without your dentures falling out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of your life.
This is how they work:
- Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed in the jaw in place of a missing tooth.
- Once established, crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed onto the implants, creating a natural-looking and stable restoration.
- When you lose your natural teeth, your jaw bone and surrounding tissues start to resorb or disappear over time. When implants are placed in the jaw, it stimulates the remaining bone to grow and mesh around the metal, along with tiny blood vessels, preventing bone loss.
- Retained bone structure prevents the face from acquiring a ‘sunken’ look.
- Implants help restore function so you can eat, chew and bite as usual.
- Implants are a natural-looking way to replace missing teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I replace my teeth with dental implants?
Missing teeth can cause cosmetic concerns and embarrassment when smiling, but they can also cause physical health problems. Lost teeth can affect how you speak and how you bite and chew food, restricting your diet. Additional strain is put on remaining teeth, and over time your jaw bone will start to resorb (degenerate). Implants, unlike other tooth replacements, support bone growth and integrate with the bone.
How are implants placed?
All of our implants are precisely placed under strict sterile conditions. This involves a minor surgical procedure, carried out in the dental chair. Careful planning is undertaken first, to ensure implants are placed in the correct position. After a healing period of eight to twelve weeks a healing abutment is attached to the implant and a week after this impressions are taken so your replacement teeth can be made. Two weeks later, your replacement teeth are fitted.
Does treatment hurt?
No. Many patients have implants fitted under local anaesthetic. If you are particularly nervous, we can place them under conscious sedation. Post-operative pain is rare and can usually be managed with over-the-counter painkillers.
If I need a tooth extracted, can I have an implant placed at the same time?
Sometimes this is possible and it shortens the treatment time. This varies from patient to patient and can be discussed at your implant consultation.
I’ve been told I don’t have enough bone to support implants by my Dentist. Can you help me?
If a tooth has been missing for some time, bone is likely to have resorbed (shrunk). In this case you may need a bone graft to build up enough bone to support implants.