Dental Implants in Brampton
For years dental bridges or dentures were the popular solutions for restoring missing teeth due to tooth decay, periodontal disease or injury. Although great for filling gaps, these solutions tend to give discomfort, unnatural appearance in your smile, and require continual replacements. Dental implants, however, are a more permanent alternative that blends seamlessly with your natural smile and provides full tooth functionality without discomfort or inconvenience.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial titanium root that replaces the natural root of a tooth in the jawbone. It acts as an anchor for the artificial replacement tooth when it is attached.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implant?
- Besides boosting more confidence in your smile, there are numerous advantages for choosing dental implants.
- They are permanent and durable
- They look and feel natural
- They maintain your bite impressions and alignment
- Eating becomes easier as implants eliminate discomfort from sliding dentures
- They improve speech. Poor fitted dentures can cause your teeth to slip during speech causing you to murmur or slur words. With implants, you won’t have to worry about your teeth slipping to impair your speech.
What does the Dental Implant Procedure Entails?
The one drawback with implants is its invasive procedure. Once the implant is inserted it will take several months for the surrounding gums and bones to heal. However with the right physician and post-procedural maintenance, the results are worth the process as it provides longevity, durability, and the natural aesthetic and function of a normal tooth.
The process begins with your dentist carefully examining your mouth and taking x-rays of your head, jaw and teeth to determine position and structure of the jaw for the implants.
The first stage of surgery involves the insertion of the implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. Once complete the healing process begins where your jawbone and the implant heals together, a process known as osseointegration.
After several months of healing, the procedure continues to a second stage of surgery. It involves the placement of an abutment to the implant. An abutment is a post that connects the artificial replacement tooth to the implant. It helps to maintain stability and connection of the tooth. In some cases the first and second surgery can be done in one sitting.
How to Maintain Your Dental Implant?
Once complete, regular dental check ups are necessary to ensure proper fitting and maintenance of the implant. Since dental implants act and look like natural teeth, you must take care of it similarly to how you’d take care of your normal teeth. With a proper cleaning procedure, you can keep your dental implant healthy and strong!
Considering dental implants but unsure if it’s right for you? Book a consultation to learn more!