In an ideal world, everyone would have strong, healthy teeth the life, but unfortunately, this often isn’t the case. Many people have teeth that are failing and need to think about what they will do about it. While traditional treatments like bridges and dentures are readily available, these days, dentists are far more likely to recommend dental implants in Ajax. These are often the best option for replacing missing teeth because of how they work.
Understanding How a Dental Implant Works
A dental implant consists of an implant post embedded into the jawbone during a short surgical procedure. It is made from a highly biocompatible material that is either titanium or a ceramic material called zirconia. It is designed to bond strongly with the jawbone over several months. Once the post is bonded or fused in the bone, it becomes a permanent fixture and is strong enough to hold a replacement tooth. A special attachment called an abutment is fitted onto the implant to support the replacement tooth.
Treatment Is Versatile
Durham Dental Solutions can provide dental implants to restore single or multiple teeth or complete arches using implant crowns, bridges, or even an implant-supported denture. Implant crowns and bridges are firmly fitted in place and are either screwed or cemented onto the dental implant. Implant-supported dentures are also called overdentures in Pickering and are slightly different.
They look very much like a traditional denture but clip onto special fixtures on the dental implants or onto a bar that is fitted over the implants. Many different implant systems are available, which is why treatment is so versatile. Our skilled dental implant dentists in Oshawa have decades of experience between them, ensuring you receive the best implant system for your needs and which will provide an optimal treatment outcome.
An Implant Post Is a Unique Design
The design of a dental implant closely replicates a real tooth root, making it a unique form of tooth replacement. Replicating a real tooth root allows the implant post to stimulate the bone around it, ensuring this bone remains healthy and strong and is not resorbed. It’s an important consideration as, normally, when you lose a tooth in Whitby, the entire tooth and tooth root are removed, and the bone that used to surround the tooth root quickly resorbs.
The effect of bone resorption can be considerable, especially if you lose multiple teeth. It can destabilize adjacent teeth, which is why dentures often become uncomfortable and loose after just a few years. When you lose multiple teeth in Courtice, facial features can become sunken in, a prematurely ageing effect.
When you have implant teeth, we take particular care to ensure they are specifically designed to provide the right support for the muscles in your cheeks and lips, providing you with a full, complete and attractive smile. People who have put up with missing or failing teeth for years often find their appearance is rejuvenated.
A Long-Lasting Option
Dental implant treatment is a long-term solution for tooth loss in Newcastle. We take enormous care when planning and placing dental implants to ensure they look and feel natural and are easy to maintain. Although treatment may initially cost a little more, it can be far more cost-effective in the longer term and provides you with teeth that feel stable and strong and have good biting strength. Implant crowns and bridges have a similar biting strength to real teeth, while an implant-supported bridge will have a far greater biting strength than a traditional denture.