What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Newmarket, Ontario, patients faced with tooth loss may visit the team at Harvest Hills Dental Care without any information regarding their options. Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is highly recommended to avoid further problems such as bone loss or shifting teeth. Our team may recommend a solution such as dental implants for patients who want a more permanent, longer-lasting option when compared to dental bridges and partial dentures.
How does a dental implant work?
The dentists at Harvest Hills Dental Care describe the dental implant as a replacement for the natural tooth root made of titanium, a biocompatible metal. The implant itself appears as a small hardware screw and is placed during oral surgery into the jawbone. The top portion of the implant, called the abutment rests above the gumline. Depending on how many teeth they are replacing, patients might restore the implant with a bridge, dental crown, or a full denture.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are a great way to restore a smile for various reasons. Some of the advantages they provide include:
- Longevity and permanency, often lasting a lifetime
- Natural appearance when restored with a porcelain restoration
- Improved function, allowing patients to enjoy all their favorite foods
- Easy care and attention, treated just like existing natural teeth
- Bone maintenance, allowing the bone to grow and wrap around the implant
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Not everyone is a good fit for dental implants, and it may be recommended to consider alternative options. The best candidates for implants are adult patients who have sufficient bone and a healthy smile. An evaluation appointment is the first step in determining if a patient is a good fit for implants or alternative solutions.
Are you considering dental implants to restore your smile?
Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or are interested in switching from full dentures to implant-retained dentures, our team can help! We can provide an assessment of one’s smile to decide the best way to proceed and the most appropriate options for an individual. Call (365) 659-1008 today to request a consultation visit and evaluation at 181 Green Lane E, #2 in the Newmarket, Ontario, community.
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