A very common fear for many people as they grow older is tooth loss. Many people fear the idea of needing dentures, or may worry that their smile may become less attractive due to missing teeth. Fortunately, there are several options available to ensure that a lost tooth doesn’t ruin the look and function of your beautiful smile. One of the most common solutions for tooth loss today is a dental implant. Dental implants are a safe, and effective solution for replacing one or several missing teeth.
To put it in simple terms, a dental implant is an artificial root that is fixed into the jawbone. A porcelain tooth is then attached to this artificial root. In the 1950s, it was discovered that the bone found in the human jaw could actually bond to titanium. Using this technology, we can now provide a replacement tooth option that is affordable and reliable.
Dental implants consist of two parts: the titanium fixture, which attaches to the bone of the jaw, and the abutment, which can be made from many different materials. The abutment serves as the attachment point for the crown. Common materials used include a variety of different metals, but newer technology now allows for ceramic abutments as well.
During the dental implant appointment, a small titanium “root” is placed into the bone and allowed to heal and fuse to the bone for two to four months. Once the site has healed, a tooth is made out of porcelain and fastened onto the implant. Sometimes, the implant is even stable enough that a temporary crown can be placed on the implant the same day. This means that in the case of damaged front teeth, we can often replace the teeth the same day as the teeth are extracted.
Dental implants have many advantages; one of the biggest advantages of single tooth dental implants over bridge-work (tooth supported), is avoiding root canals and decay on bridge teeth. Dental implants also offer much needed additional support to the jaw and bite.
Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth by supporting dental bridges, offering an alternative to loose or ill-fitting partial dentures. These implant supported bridges are stable, secure, and can offer the same feeling and function as natural teeth.
Dentures and other less ideal forms of tooth replacement are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Whether you are needing to replace a tooth for the first time or have had dentures for many years, dental implants are likely to be a solution for you. Contact our team at Barrie Smile Centre for more information. Book an appointment today to meet with our experts and discuss our dental implant options!
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Every time I go to the Smile Centre in Barrie it’s an amazing experience! Everyone from the admin staff to the dentists are so helpful. Not only do they tell you your options (in my case options for a missing tooth), but they also explain the pros and cons of every option. I highly recommend the Smile Centre
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