When your teeth fall out it can be a daunting situation. Many people opt for removable appliances such as dentures, as these are both effective and convenient when it comes to replacing teeth, but they are likely to need replacing more often than if you had dental implants in Windsor.
This treatment is capable of providing you with new teeth that look and feel just like your original ones did, and the fact that your artificial teeth are fixed into your mouth with titanium screws gives the treatment a more secure feel. You will not have to worry about your teeth becoming loose or spontaneously falling out in public either, meaning that you can enjoy a variety of foods and not worry about getting yourself into any embarrassing situations.
How many screws you will need to support your artificial teeth will depend on your individual circumstances, but is most likely for people to require no more than twelve screws when they are restoring a whole mouthful of teeth. One screw is more than capable of supporting multiple artificial teeth, and there are treatments such as ‘all-on-four’ that enable you to support your teeth on as few as four screws.
Taking care of your new smile
After you have had your tooth implants fitted it is important to take care of them as best you can. If you have had crowns, bridges or partial dentures fitted then they can normally be cleaned in the same way as your other teeth, so it is important to be brushing in the morning and at night. Your practitioner can recommend suitable toothpastes and mouthwashes that are efficacious and reliable. Flossing regularly is also important, as this helps to prevent a build-up of plaque between your teeth.
Whilst this treatment does not last forever, it is capable of lasting for up to twenty years if the right care is provided. Visiting your dental professional regularly so that they can monitor the health of your new teeth is important, as they will be able to spot any underlying problems that you may have.
Upgrading an old appliance is easy
If you wish to upgrade from removable dentures then it is easy. The first thing you need to do is to organise an ideal time for you to visit your dental practice for a consultation. During this consultation you will be able to discuss with your dentist that you wish to upgrade from your current dentures. Your dental professional will need to assess the condition of your mouth to make sure that you are suitable for treatment. Once this has been done and it has been confirmed that treatment is suitable for your circumstances, then you will have another appointment in which your dental practitioner creates a specific treatment plan for you, including how many titanium screws you will need and what method of treatment is going to be best for you. If you have an appliance such as a bridge or a crown that you wish to upgrade from then it is also possible to have these fitted to screws that have been inserted into your jawbone.