When you lose a single tooth, two solutions could restore it. One is to have a tooth-supported bridge, while another is to have an implant-supported crown. Choosing an implant crown can bring oral health and financial benefits.
The Oral Health Benefits of Choosing an Implant Crown
One of the biggest oral health benefits of choosing a dental implant crown in Ajax is the preservation of your jawbone. Dental implants are the only tooth loss solution to achieve this because they act in a way that is similar to a real tooth root. Usually, a real tooth root provides stimulation to the surrounding bone, so that old bone cells get renewed as they die off. When a dentist takes out a natural tooth, the bone that used to surround the tooth root begins to resorb quite quickly. Significant bone loss can occur in just the first year after tooth loss and continues afterwards albeit at a slower rate. Because a dental implant replicates a real tooth root, it prevents this bone loss, helping to ensure your jawbone remains strong and healthy.
Because the implant prevents jawbone loss, your remaining teeth are protected as otherwise this bone loss can destabilize them and especially as they drift towards the empty gap. Also, restoring a missing tooth with a dental implant in Whitby makes sure the pressure created as you bite and chew food is spread evenly, preventing abnormal wear on your natural teeth.
A dental implant protects the teeth adjacent to the gap that would otherwise need reshaping substantially for a tooth-supported bridge in Pickering. These teeth would normally need covering with dental crowns that are attached to the replacement tooth, forming the bridge. Reshaping healthy teeth and covering them with crowns increases the risk of infection and decay in the future, and especially as the bridge begins to age.
Economic Benefits of Choosing an Implant Tooth
In addition to protecting healthy teeth adjacent to the gap, a dental implant tooth can be cheaper in the longer term. Initially, dental implant treatment in Oshawa may seem more expensive compared with a tooth-supported bridge. However, eventually the bridge will begin to age and deteriorate and must be replaced.
On average, it’s reckoned a dental bridge will last approximately ten years before it needs replacing. When the time comes, it’s necessary to replace a three-tooth bridge instead of just a single crown and the initial savings compared with an implant tooth in Newcastle can be lost entirely.
The Aesthetic Benefits of Choosing a Dental Implant
A dental implant crown can look beautiful, and we take extensive care here at Durham Dental Solutions to create crowns that look and feel extremely natural and which restore functionality. When you have an implant crown, your smile is restored as closely as possible to its natural state, and it is virtually impossible to tell the crown isn’t your own.
Single dental implants in Clarington are super easy to care for as you can brush and floss them just like real teeth. Implant teeth can completely restore biting and chewing strength and feel strong and stable. Best of all, implant teeth are suitable for most people, although we do screen patients very carefully before recommending this treatment.
If we do feel Courtice implant teeth are the optimal treatment for your needs, we will plan and place your implants using advanced computer-guided surgery. This is a method that leaves nothing to chance, allowing us to design a treatment plan and to replicate it accurately during your surgery, ensuring that once we fit your implant teeth, they meet or even exceed your expectations.