The First-Choice Tooth Replacement Method

Woman checking her dental implants

Replacement teeth should be able to do what the lost teeth did, surely? And yet so often, they don’t. They slide around in the mouth, making it hard to speak clearly, let alone eat chewy crunchy foods, or they destroy perfectly good neighbouring teeth to get support. Surely in an age where doctors can replace complicated joints like knees and mend hearts and brains, they can come up with replacement teeth that actually do the job? Yes, they can, and in Windsor, dental implants are people’s first choice for new teeth for all the above reasons.

People tend to only become aware of dental implants in Windsor when they need to get their teeth replaced, having lost one, some or all of them in accidents, or due to erosion, tooth decay or gum disease. Various dentists offer these mini-miracles of dental engineering, including Old Windsor Dental Practice.

The secret is root replacement

The reason why dental implants in Windsor can do things other replacement methods can’t is because they are the only way so far discovered to replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown. Dentures rely on adherence to the gums for stability and only offer about 25% of the stability of real teeth. Fixed bridgework is more stable but is fixed to neighbouring teeth, which have to be ground down, and thus destroyed as teeth in their own right, to be made into buttresses for the bridgework. And actually, having tooth roots is not only important for having the ability to chew, but also to maintain the strength and integrity of the jawbone.

The jawbone needs to receive the constant tremors from teeth biting together that come down into it to renew itself. Indeed, not receiving them is taken as a signal that the jawbone is no longer in use and the bone starts to dissolve itself. This is why people with no teeth get that witchy-chinned, tiny jaw and sunken-cheeked look. Their jaw is disappearing and their face is collapsing in on itself.

In Windsor, dental implants help avoid all of these issues. Plus, they can last for a long time, at least 15 years, possibly even decades.