Nobody wants to lose any of their teeth. If people had the choice about it, it is reasonable to assume that everyone would want their teeth to stay strong and white for as long as possible. There are, of course, a few things that can be done to help teeth to stay strong and thus reduce a person’s chance of losing any of them. Being sure to brush your teeth regularly, and carefully monitoring what you eat are both very good for your oral health and can help to minimise the risk of you losing any teeth.
However, accidents still do happen which can cause people to lose teeth despite their best efforts to keep them strong. In addition, particularly as we get older it becomes harder and harder to ensure that your teeth are strong enough to be resistant to damage or decay. Because of this, it is fortunate that nowadays there exists a few good methods to restore broken and missing teeth. One of these methods is dental implants in Windsor.
This treatment method is a relatively recent treatment that is clinically proven to be safe and effective at restoring teeth. It is available thanks to advancements in modern dentistry. But what exactly is it? And what should you expect if you undergo this treatment in order to restore your lost or broken teeth? By taking a deeper look at both the nature of broken teeth and this treatment itself, this article can help to answer these questions, and also give you some food for thought about whether this particular treatment is one you would like to receive for yourself.
Broken teeth and this treatment
Losing a natural tooth (or many natural teeth) actually has quite a few effects beyond just the loss of the tooth. For example, when a tooth is completely lost, the jaw bone and tissue that once surrounded it will begin to recede (resorb) and disappear. This can often lead people to have a more “sunken” look to their face if the missing tooth/teeth is not somehow replaced. It can also make biting and chewing many different foods a lot more difficult. When this treatment inserts implants into the jaw, they are able to solve these problems.
Dental Implants in Windsor themselves are small metal screws. They are placed in the mouth in the gaps where missing teeth used to be. They are placed there so that crowns, bridges and dentures can be fixed on top of them.
The process of having this treatment done requires careful planning to be carried out first. This is done to ensure that the implants are fit in the right places. After the implants are initially placed, there needs to be a healing period of eight to twelve weeks to allow the implants to properly mesh with the patient’s jawbone. It is also worth noting that this treatment can be performed under local anaesthetic, meaning that it should cause a patient minimal pain or discomfort. Pain after the procedure also tends to be rare for most patients as well.