In the past, having missing teeth meant needing a denture, partial or other healthy teeth to support a fixed bridge. Today, the gold standard in tooth replacement is the modern dental implant. Advantages of implants include:
Likewise, implants support healthy bone structure, acting as support for your facial profile and neighbouring teeth. You won’t notice the shrinking bone height that causes an aged appearance like you do when teeth have been missing for an extended period
A dental implant is a biocompatible, hypoallergenic device that acts as a prosthetic tooth root. We set it directly into your jaw, near the location of your missing tooth. After a period of time, your bone will fuse and retain the implant as if it were a permanent part of your body. A fully integrated implant is stronger than your natural teeth!
When replacing single teeth, an individual implant is topped off with a custom ceramic crown, which blends in with the teeth around it. During everyday conversations, no one should know you previously had a missing tooth.
For multiple teeth, we can use pairs of implants to support longer restorations including multi-tooth dental bridges. A bridge that is 4-5 teeth long can be set on as few as two implants. Or, four strategically placed implants may be all that you need to support a full-arch hybrid or removable overdenture.
A common misconception about dental implant treatment is that it’s painful. Not so. In reality, getting implants is quite straightforward. And since everything is completed using local anaesthetic to numb your installation site, you shouldn’t feel any form of discomfort. Recovery is just as easy! Aside from avoiding eating on the area for several days, you can plan to stick to your regular daily routine.
Before getting implants, we’ll need to make sure that your gums are healthy and that you have adequate bone levels to support the implant itself. Occasionally, bone or soft tissue grafts are necessary.
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