So what exactly are dental implants? Dental Implants are titanium anchors which replace roots of missing teeth. Dental Implants made of titanium have the interesting property of new bone growth against them over several months. This strong bond allows us to place a tooth over top of the implant.
In the case of a missing tooth, we have a post or ‘abutment’ that is attached to the implant through a titanium screw that fits inside the implant. The unique aspect of dental implants is that they prevent further bone loss unlike dentures or bridges.
Dental Implants have been around for some time, and there are several manufacturers of these products. Cheapest does not mean it is better also, as ensuring you have a reputable company with a long standing history is key in case future followups for parts are needed.
The sucess rates of dental implants can vary, depending on pre-existing medical conditions. Long term sucess rates are found to depend also on at home care, very similar to your own natural teeth.
For more information about this unique process or for your free consultation in Bowmanville, please contact us at 905-697-1118