When natural teeth are removed, the face begins to age because of the bone loss. If nothing is done, the food chewing muscles rapidly begin to shorten to cover the gap left between the nose and the chin. Missing one or more teeth could affect the overall health of the surrounding teeth and gums. Dental Implant is the solution to stop bone loss and restore the facial skeletal structure.
About Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial replacement of the root of a tooth. It is a viable option for people of all ages who are in good oral health. The implant is normally a cylinder shaped metal post inserted and fused into the bone. A replacement tooth is then fitted onto it once it fuses into the bone. With the implant, one can eat, chew, and brush normally. With proper care, the implant will last a lifetime. Mini dental implants, however, last between 5-10 years.
Dental Implant Options
One tooth replacement
A single tooth implant is rooted into the bone to replace the root part of one tooth that is missing. The crown is placed on the top to emitate an actual tooth. The implant never decays and feels like the original tooth that was there before.
Multi teeth replacement
This is done when more than one tooth is missing. The implanted teeth may act as support for fixed bridgework.
All teeth replacement
Implants may be used to support an entire replacement of teeth that are permanently fixed into the mouth. This lasts a lifetime and protects the jawbone.
Support for removable dentures
Implants can act as support for removable dentures, making them comfortable, healthy, and effective. They prevent the dentures from slipping out while eating or talking and protect the bones beneath them. Dentures can, however, neither prevent nor reverse bone loss.
Dental Implant is an essential tratment in the following ways:
Why Choose Charlton Dentistry for Your Dental Implant
Care and Maintenance of Implants
Dental implants may lose attachment to the bone either through excessive biting force or poor oral hygiene. Proper oral hygiene requires brushing and flossing on a daily basis to prevent bacterial infection. Excessive biting force may result from grinding the teeth or using an insufficient number of implants needed to withstand the pressure. This requires one to have the correct number of implants, avoid grinding the teeth, and if possible use a night guard when sleeping.
Dental implants are a long term investment for a healthy smile and oral health. We have strategically positioned ourselves to offer you quality care. Visit us today to discover why many of our Hamilton based patients have chosen us for their dental implant treatment.