Dental implants are a permanent artificial teeth replacement solution for your lost natural teeth. A dental implant consists of a screw placed into your jaw via a small incision on your gums. The placement of a dental implant is a surgical procedure. Once placed, the dental implant integrates with the jaw bone and acts like a natural tooth’s root. Over the dental implants, a crown, bridge, or denture can be placed. Dental implants are considered one of the most superior teeth replacement options in Toronto as it resembles the structure of our natural teeth very closely. Dental implants placed by our skilled dentist at our dental clinic, Dentist on Harbourfront, last a lifetime with proper care.
WHY GO FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Our natural teeth consist of two parts, the crown, which is visible in the mouth, and the roots that are embedded in the jawbone and hold the teeth firmly in their designated position. Once the natural teeth are lost, the jawbone undergoes the process of resorption; that is, it wears off. This happens because the jawbone is no longer serving its purpose, which was to hold the roots of the natural teeth. Soon the jawbone shrinks in size and shape. This changes the way our face wraps over the bone structure. The length of the face reduces considerably, and the facial proportions change, leading to facial sagging. However, when you replace the lost teeth with a dental implant, the jawbone continues to get stimulated. This means that the jawbone will retain its size as dental implants prevent bone resorption.
Dental implants also can withstand high chewing forces, unlike traditional dentures. This ensures that you can eat your favourite foods and maintain proper nutrition.
Traditional dentures can alter the way we pronounce certain words. This does not happen with dental implants. Replacing lost teeth with dental implants also helps restore speech.
Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth. This way, they help restore your smile to its former glory. Nobody will be able to notice that you have fake teeth unless you tell them.
The best part about dental implants is that they can restore your smile and replace the missing teeth without disturbing the adjacent teeth. In traditional teeth replacement procedures like dental bridges, the teeth adjacent to the missing space also had to be prepared. Dental bridges take the support of adjacent teeth to replace the missing teeth; however, dental implant gains its support directly from the bone and does not disturb adjacent teeth.
Since dental implants are fixed, you won’t have to take them out to clean them every day. They do not require any special care as dentures do. Just brush twice a day and use floss to maintain good oral hygiene. Maintaining good oral hygiene can make your implants last a long time, no need to go for replacement every few years. Also, since they are fixed, no mishaps like dentures coming out of the mouth happen when you speak.
Dental implants at our clinic, Dentist on Harbourfront, are manufactured from biocompatible surgical-grade titanium alloys, ensuring their safety.
You can schedule an appointment with us to get your missing teeth replaced by dental implants. If you have any more questions or would like to know more, contact us, and one of our fantastic team members will be there to assist you.