Losing a tooth in Ajax can be very upsetting, and never more so when the tooth is right in the front of your mouth, so the gap is highly visible. While tooth replacement options include a one tooth denture called a flipper, or a dental bridge, dental implants are increasingly popular and with good reason.
Usually, a partial denture or a dental flipper is only considered a temporary solution because it is uncomfortable to wear, not very stable and doesn’t provide particularly good functionality. A dental bridge is an option, but bear in mind that your dentist will need to grind down the adjacent teeth substantially, removing tooth structure that is potentially strong and healthy. These reshaped teeth are covered with dental crowns attached to the new replacement tooth, called a pontic.
Nowadays, a dental implant is often considered the gold standard for replacing a tooth in Whitby. This is because a well-planned and placed implant tooth can last for many years or even for life. In addition, it can provide the most natural-looking restoration, an important consideration when replacing a highly visible front tooth.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant in Newcastle will normally have three separate components. The first component is the implant post or screw that is inserted into the jawbone. The second is the abutment attached to the screw, and the abutment supports the replacement tooth in the form of an implant crown. The implant is inserted into the jawbone, and it can take an hour or less to place using advanced imaged guided surgery.
Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants to Replace Front Teeth
There are several clear benefits in choosing a dental implant to replace a missing front tooth in Pickering compared with other options. Unlike a dental bridge, a dental implant won’t affect your existing teeth and instead protects them. In addition, your new front implant tooth ensures the adjacent teeth cannot shift out of position and into the empty gap, potentially destabilizing them and changing your bite. The implant tooth also shares the load created when you bite into food.
Most importantly, dental implants preserve the jawbone, preventing bone resorption from occuring after tooth loss in Oshawa. Because an implant closely replicates a real tooth root, it provides a similar level of stimulation to the bone surrounding it, helping to ensure the bone remains strong and healthy.
One of the main reasons people choose to have a dental implant in Newcastle is to restore appearance. An implant tooth can look and feel exactly like a real tooth or even better because it will be comfortable, strong and secure, ensuring you can eat without any problems. Durham Dental Solutions custom designs each implant tooth and is especially careful when fabricating a front tooth. We can use the latest materials to create a beautiful implant crown, closely replicating the appearance of a natural tooth. Because the implant crown is fitted onto the abutment, it is surrounded by gum tissue, exactly like the rest of your teeth, giving you the confidence to smile and talk with others.
Dental implant teeth are easy to care for and especially if you have a single implant tooth. You can clean it in the same way as you clean the rest of your teeth, ensuring you brush it at least twice a day and floss around the implant tooth thoroughly each day. It’s important to see our dentist in Clarington regularly for checkups. Professional dental cleanings in Courtice are also vital. The hygienist uses special tools to clean around the implant thoroughly, ensuring the gum and bone surrounding it are strong and healthy.