Tooth loss is a nation-wide epidemic. Over 20% of Canadians are missing an entire mouthful of teeth. A larger percentage have lost one tooth or more. Luckily, now there are better tooth replacement solutions than ever.
There are several tooth replacement options available, but dental implants offer the most advantages. A prosthetic tooth root is surgically inserted (implanted) into the jawbone. The exposed portion of the titanium post is attached to a dental crown. Compared to other types of dentures, implants function and appear most like natural teeth.
Here are the main reasons why many patients choose dental implants instead of a traditional tooth restoration solution:
Dental Implants Are Convenient and Long-Lasting: Unlike removable dentures, implants are fixed in place and are not taken out for eating or cleaning. Because implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution, adhesive is not required, and if you take proper care of them, they should last a lifetime.
Get the Look, Feel and Function of Your Natural Teeth: Implants function and feel like natural teeth. This means, the prosthetic will not interfere with normal speech and you can enjoy the foods you like to eat without fear of causing damage.
Oral Hygiene Isn’t Complicated by Implants: Practice the same good oral hygiene habits as you always would by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once. Dental implants are easy to keep clean.
Implants Prevent Bone Deterioration and Loss: Missing teeth lead to deterioration of the underlying supportive bone. It causes the facial structure to sink in over time. Dental implants serve as a replacement tooth root that stimulates natural bone growth in the jaw.
Leave Your Natural Teeth Unaltered: Some tooth restoration options, such as a dental bridge, require grating down surrounding healthy teeth to serve as anchors. Dental implants can replace missing teeth without needing to alter the surrounding healthy teeth.
Never allow missing teeth to rob you of your smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, contact My Dental Clinic to discuss the best tooth replacement solutions for you.