Tooth Gone Too Soon? Dental Implants Might Help You!
It’s undoubtable that having a great smile boosts your confidence. Teeth are one of the strongest proteins in your body, and are supposed to last a lifetime. However, when your teeth do not last a lifetime, it can lead to an imperfect smile, a decrease in self-esteem, and potentially, major discomfort. Our priority at The Accolade Dental Centre is to improve the lives of our patients by ensuring that their dental health is at their best. If you’re looking to fix any missing teeth due to injury, decay or disease, then dental implants may be suitable for you. This article will provide all the necessary information about dental implants you need to know.
Dental implants ─ also known as endosseous fixtures ─ are artificial tooth root placed into the roots of missing teeth; they act as an anchor for a set of replacement teeth or crowns. From appearances, dental implants are similar to small screws, made of titanium or titanium alloys. During the implementation process, the dental implants are fused to natural bone tissues through a process called osseointegration. There are two different types of dental implants: endosteal (in the bone) and subperiosteal (on the bone). Endosteal is the most common dental implants procedure, and is used as an alternative for patients with bridges. Meanwhile, subperiosteal procedure is done for patients with minimal bone height by placing the dental implants on top of the jaw using a metal framework.
The ideal candidate for dental implants procedures is in good health, both generally and orally. Dental implants are closely connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth, and thus, adequate bone height and healthy gum tissues are needed to support them. In general, dental implants are superior to other procedures due to their self-sufficiency, strength and stability. Built as a substitute for your natural teeth, dental implants look, feel, and function like any natural set of teeth. This means you will regain your natural face structure, your great smile, as well as the abilities to chew and speak without interferences. Unlike dentures, dental implants allow patients to replace their missing teeth permanently in their natural position without the need to take them out.
Moreover, dental implants are long-term solutions because they will last for more than 10 years under proper care. The empty space left by a missing tooth can expose a jawbone to infection and deterioration, due to lack of support and protection. With dental implants, the gap will disappear, and you will have a renewed and stronger jawbone. Dental implants require minimum care, as you can treat them as your original teeth. Brushing and flossing will still apply.
Overall, we believe that dental implants can be the best solution for our patients if they’re looking to fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. If you’re interested, contact us to hear more information about dental implants. At The Accolade Dental Centre, your dental health is our top priority, and we take great care to provide you with the best solutions for your needs. You can find our office at 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 3405 and you can give us a call to setup an appointment at 416 928 6828. Remember, there is a solution for missing teeth that’s effective, affordable, and long-lasting.