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Windsor Centre For Advanced Dentistry

Should I get dental implants?

Dental implants are a reliable long-term option for tooth replacement and their natural-looking appearance makes dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. 

If you’re looking for long-term, reliable and inexpensive restorative dental treatment to replace missing teeth or a defective tooth, dental implants could be the ideal solution for you.

Losing even just one tooth can give your confidence a knock and leave you feeling down. What’s more, is that it can also cause everyday struggles when eating, drinking and speaking.

What are dental implants? 

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots for missing teeth. They are permanent tooth replacements for missing, stained and yellowing teeth.

A titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone in place of the tooth root. Once fitted, the bone fuses to the implant to hold it firmly in place. Porcelain crowns, that are designed to blend in with your natural teeth, are then fitted to the top of the implant.

How long do dental implants last? 

Dental implants are designed to be permanent tooth replacements for those aged 18 and above. With the right love and care, dental implants can last between 20 and 30 years. With regular dental check-ups, the implant screw can last a lifetime.

Benefits of dental implants 

There are many benefits to dental implants such as improved appearance, speech and self-esteem but they are also comfortable, convenient and durable. 

With dental implants, you can finally eat, smile and speak with confidence knowing that your teeth look and feel good. 

Types of dental implants 

Whether it’s a single tooth or an entire dentition, dental implants can offer a solution. We offer single-tooth implants and full-mouth rehabilitation.

 ‘All-on-4’ implants allow you to replace a full arch of missing or defective teeth with just four dental implants. All-on-4 implants can be used as an alternative to dental bridges.

Why have a dental implant? 

Dental implants can be used to treat a range of challenges including missing, diseased, discoloured, stained and failing teeth, failed crowns, bone loss and gum recession.

What is the dental implant procedure? 

Your surgery will be carried out while you are under local anaesthetic. Your mouth will become numb, and the procedure should be pain-free.

Then your practitioner will cut into your gum and drill a small hole into your jawbone where the implant is then inserted.

Some patients can have new teeth attached on the same day, but sometimes your bone and gums need time to heal and recover. In this case, your dental surgeon will offer you a temporary tooth fitting.

Recovery time 

Standard dental implant recovery time is around one week. In the days after your procedure, you may incur swelling and bruising around the site of the implant.

If you have had any rebuilding or bone grafts during your surgery, healing time may be a little longer. Make sure to attend your post-operation review with your dentist to ensure your teeth are healing.

Aftercare 

In the weeks after your dental implant insertion, it is important to listen to your dentist’s advice. Following their guidance will give you the best results possible.

Ensure to keep implants clean and regularly rinse with mouthwash. Try to only eat soft foods until your teeth are fully recovered.

For any pain, you experience, take over-the-counter pain relief and if you are prescribed antibiotics, ensure to complete the course.

Dental implants near me 

If you would like to find out more about dental implants at our Windsor Centre For Advanced Dentistry contact a member of our team

If you are local to our dental practice in Windsor, or from Henley, Marlow, or neighbouring towns, we welcome new patients from nearby areas, contact us. 

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