Dental Care

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is a field of dental care that works to restore both the function as well as the physical appearance of an individual’s smile. Arguably the most common type of restorative care within the modern field of dentistry is dental implants in Windsor, many individuals may be familiar with the term but may be unsure of how they work (and therefore what to expect from the treatment process).

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are essentially tiny titanium screws that are used to replicate the pre-existing natural root of the tooth. Dental Implants act as a stabilising base for both the abutment (also commonly referred to as a ‘connector’) as well as a single, or even multiple porcelain crowns within the mouth.

Are dental implants right for you?

If you are an individual who is suffering from the loss of one single tooth, several teeth, or even a whole arch of teeth within the mouth then restorative dentistry could be a viable option for your smile.

Why choose dental implants?

Deciding to receive any form of dental work can be a difficult decision for any individual, it is therefore important to weigh up the pros and cons of any dental treatment you are looking into. Dental implants are often argued as the best possible form of tooth replacement within the modern field of restorative dentistry.

What are the benefits?

Dental implants not only look fantastic (matched uniquely to the shape and shade of the surrounding natural teeth) however they also act as a long term, and therefore durable, form of tooth replacement. Missing teeth can affect many aspects of an individual’s life, it is therefore important to restore the function of a patients’ smile.

There’s more to dental implants than just aesthetic benefits.

Many patients may wish to receive dental implants to restore the physical appearance of their smile (a missing tooth can decrease self-esteem, and cause a speech impairment such as a lisp). Despite this however, missing teeth can also cause health concerns that many individuals may not be aware of.

Why is it important to replace missing teeth within the mouth?

Many individuals may choose to overlook their missing teeth within the mouth (this may be due to a fear of the dentist, or financial concerns) however missing teeth can affect a patient’s oral health! Gaps within the mouth can unfortunately act as a breeding ground for oral bacteria, the exposed gum encourages germs to accumulate which can unfortunately lead to the development of oral diseases and infections (such as gum disease, to name just one common example).

Eliminating many years’ worth of orthodontic work.

In addition to the development of oral infections, empty gaps within the mouth can also cause surrounding teeth to move into the empty space! Many patients who have previously received braces (possibly for many years) may find this knocks their self-confidence dramatically as well as the possible chance of receiving future orthodontic work.

How much do dental implants cost?

For many individuals the cost of their potential dental treatment can of course have a major impact on their decision. Unfortunately dental implants are only available on the National Health Service if there is a medical need, however many modern dental clinics now offer flexible payment plans. Many dental clinics now treat each dental case as unique, this therefore means that the cost may vary greatly depending on the individual, despite this however implant crowns can cost around £1250.