Sometime in the last decade or so, dental implants in Windsor reached critical mass and became most people’s first choice for replacement teeth. These amazing little bits of dental magic have transformed the lives of millions of people with missing teeth around the world. It’s hard to believe they have already been around for more than 30 years, they still seem so new. And along with that there are still some myths about dental implants that need to be dispelled, as they put people off even investigating having a consultation.
What are dental implants in Windsor?
Dental implants are small titanium screws or posts which replace lost tooth roots and are embedded into the jawbone during minor surgery at clinics such as The Old Windsor Dental Practice.
Myth 1 – Dental implants are painful
Getting dental implants does not hurt. There are very few nerve endings in the jawbone to transmit pain signals to the brain and those that are there are easily numbed with a local anaesthetic. Most dentists also offer sedation so patients can deeply relax during surgery.
Myth 2 – Dental implants are expensive
As with everything, people get what they pay for. With dental implants they are paying for the training and experience of the surgeon, the implants themselves as well as the equipment, the nurse, the anaesthetic and surgery time.
Dental implants in Windsor may seem expensive in comparison to dentures or fixed bridgework but they are also much longer-lasting. Whereas bridges and dentures need to be replaced every few years, dental implants last for at least 15 years and often for decades. In the long run, the price differential evens out and dental implants may even end up costing less.
Myth 3 – Dental implants are tricky to maintain
No, they couldn’t be easier to look after. All patients need to do is treat them like precious natural teeth, giving them a thorough brush and floss twice a day, along with regular visits to the hygienist for a scale and polish. As long as dental plaque is kept at bay, so reducing the chances of gum disease, the dental implants are safe.