Dental implants are a natural-looking, long-lasting solution to missing teeth. They replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth in order to restore your smiles health, comfort and confidence.
Unlike traditional methods such as tooth-supported bridges or dentures, dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to replace a missing tooths root. Small titanium posts are inserted into the bone, where they bond with it and become stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
These small, metal anchors are shaped and polished like natural tooth roots, allowing them to mimic the look of healthy teeth and help maintain facial contours and the jaw bone. A single implant can be used to replace one missing tooth, or multiple dental implants can be used to support a full arch of replacement teeth.
Teeth restored with dental implants are a powerful step in improving your quality of life, as they allow you to enjoy eating all the foods you love and maintain the structure of your face and smile. Without implants, a missing tooth can result in your face and mouth appearing sunken, leading to an aged appearance.
Prevents bone loss around the missing tooth where there is no tooth, the jawbone in that area loses 25% of its volume and continues to deteriorate over time. Fortunately, dental implants stimulate new bone growth in the jaw, which helps prevent further deterioration.
Improves oral hygiene as individual implants are not altered to support bridges or partial dentures, they dont affect nearby teeth and make it easier to brush and floss them. Also, the dental implant prevents nearby teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time, helping to preserve oral hygiene and reduce the risk of gum disease.
No more dentures slipping or falling out during conversations or meals traditional dentures can be a hassle to remove and cause discomfort while you talk, eat or laugh. The implant is secure and wont move as you do these activities, making them the ultimate choice for patients who want to feel confident and comfortable in public again.
Restore natural tooth function dental implants are strong and durable, restoring your ability to chew food effectively. When compared to tooth-supported bridges or removable dentures, implants are far superior in terms of chewing power and longevity, and they can be used for all types of missing teeth.
Ensures the best long-term aesthetics when a missing tooth is replaced with an implant, the remaining natural teeth are protected from the pressure and clenching or grinding that occurs with other options for replacing teeth. With a dental bridge, a dentist often has to grind down the adjacent teeth on both sides of the missing tooth to support the bridge, and this can damage the natural tooth structure that is lost, further reducing the overall health of these teeth.
For more information on tooth loss and the many benefits of dental implants, contact us to schedule a consultation. Well evaluate your dental and medical history, perform a thorough examination, and recommend the appropriate treatment plan for you.