What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement roots that are surgically fixed to your jaw bone. Artificial teeth are then connected to the implant to replace missing teeth. Implants look and feel like your natural teeth and require the same oral hygiene. The artificial roots fuse with your bone and therefore become permanent fixtures. Our dentists can examine the solidity and functionality of your implants during your check-up, they can also perform dental implant procedures when indicated.
Why Choose a Dental Implant?
There are several reasons why a dental implant is recommended.
- Implants will last many years when proper care is applied. Since they feel like your natural teeth, they will be easy to brush and floss, eliminating the inconvenience of removable bridges.
- Because they are permanent and fixed, you do not have to worry about dentures slipping out of place and impairing your speech, or making it difficult to eat.
- Implants will prevent premature bone shrinking and gum tissue thinning in the area of the missing tooth.
- Dental implants will remain free of decay and will never require a root canal treatment.
- The appearance of dental implants is so natural that it will be very difficult for people to notice that they grace your smile.
About Dental Implant Surgery
A dental implant is a screw-shaped titanium structure designed to be inserted under the gingival tissue in the jaw to provide support for a replacement tooth, a bridge or a prosthesis. It is fully integrated into the jaw bone and gums. Thanks to this state-of-the-art technique, healthy teeth no longer need to be cut to provide such support and retention. It feels, looks and functions like your natural teeth.
Take a look at the video below to get more information about a typical dental implant procedure.
Dental implants restore the normal chewing function and give you back that natural smile. Do you have a missing tooth? Are your dentures loose, causing injury to your gums? Dental implants could be the solution you need to enhance your oral/dental health. More information can be found in our article “Everything you Need to Know About Dental Implants”.
Do you have bleeding, receding or sore gums? These conditions can be treated with periodontics treatment and/or gum grafts.
Do not hesitate to call us so that our dental implant surgeons can examine your implants or provide a consultation on whether a dental implant procedure is right for you.