dental implants from your Oakville dentist give you reason to smile
Smiling is something we may take for granted. When our teeth are attractive and in good repair, we can smile freely, feeling no self-consciousness. The loss of a permanent tooth or teeth is a problem that millions of adults experience, and one that can cause a great deal of embarrassment in the area of the appearance of the smile. Regaining confidence may seem as simple as replacing a missing tooth or teeth with any available treatment. In truth, there is more to tooth replacement than meets the eye.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are not your average tooth replacement treatment. These restorations address what cannot be seen: the missing root. Implants are tiny cylinders with an abutment (connector) on one end onto which a crown, bridge, or denture can be affixed. The implants are inserted into the jawbone in a straightforward procedure performed under local anesthesia. After insertion, bone tissue will grow around the implant over the course of a few months. When implants have become integrated into the jawbone, they can remain stable for several decades.
Why dental implants
The beauty of dental implant treatment is that the results achieved are most like the structure of natural teeth and their roots. This is significant because the jawbone requires stimulation in order to remain strong and dense. Natural teeth absorb force in biting and transfer this force to bone tissue through their roots. Where there is no natural tooth, there is no stimulation. This is why we see the faces of denture-wearers change over time. Although teeth have been replaced, there is no stimulation absorbed by the jawbone and this tissue gradually erodes.
Dental implants are ideal for any person who wants to restore function and beauty to the highest possible degree. Attached to the appropriate restoration, an implant will lend so much stability that the patient can forget his or her teeth are not completely natural. Chewing, smiling, laughing, and speaking can continue with no changes, no discomfort, and no embarrassment.
Experience tooth replacement that meets your aesthetic and functional needs. Call 905.581.4436 to schedule your consultation at Burloak Centre Dentistry.