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Dental Implants Can Help You Love Your Smile

older woman smilingYou may have heard the expression, “your smile is your best accessory.” We happen to agree. But what if you have missing teeth? You likely won’t have the confidence to smile for photos or when talking with others. The good news is a highly effective solution exists—dental implants. An implant is simply a screw that is covered by a bridge, crown or denture.

What Are Some Benefits of Implants?

Though many different types of tooth replacement options are available, dental implants have several advantages over these:

  • Appear natural and lifelike
  • Are composed of titanium, a biocompatible metal
  • Prevent bone loss, inhibiting changes in face shape
  • Last a long time, when cared for properly
  • Are easy to take care of

Dental Implants FAQ

Why consider dental Implants?
Missing teeth may make you feel less attractive and diminish your self-esteem. Also, your oral health can be adversely impacted. That’s because when a gap is present, your existing teeth can shift, which may result in tooth loss. Bone loss also can occur, due to the gum tissue degenerating over time.

When this deterioration takes place, it can change your facial profile and make you appear older than you are. Chewing also can become challenging. With dental implants, however, you have the ability to eat all of your favourite foods. You also can speak easily and comfortably.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?
The majority of healthy adults can get dental implants. Some health conditions may reduce their effectiveness. We will ask you about your health history at your appointment. We want to ensure that dental implants are appropriate for your needs.

What does the process of getting an implant involve?
After we’ve performed an examination and determined that dental implants are the best way to achieve your smile goals, we’ll take X-rays and gather all the necessary information. If we determine that you require bone grafts or extractions, we’ll perform those procedures first and allow you to heal before beginning. The process involves a titanium post being inserted into the jaw. Then, we can provide you with a temporary crown while waiting for the implant to integrate.

Next, we can place your permanent crown, bridge or denture on the implant. Finally, appearance and fit will be inspected. If you have any questions, we’ll be happy to answer them.

Can implants be used to support my dentures?
Yes; an implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A conventional denture sits on the gums and is not supported by implants.

How do I care for my dental implants?
Dental implants are designed to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. One of the most significant benefits of implants is they are easy to maintain. Simply brush and floss just as you would with your real teeth. While implants won’t get cavities or need a root canal, you still need to brush and floss daily. Doing so ensures that the gum surrounding the implant and your natural teeth remain healthy.

Schedule a Free Assessment Today!

Would you like to achieve the confident smile that you always wished you could have? If yes, book a complimentary assessment today. We’ll let you know if you’re an ideal candidate for dental implants.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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