Dental implants are the most comprehensive and durable tooth replacement options available. Unlike other restorations which just replace the crown, implants also replace the root of a missing tooth, which holds a number of advantages for the integrity of the implant as well as your oral health. Dr. Sophia Lee, your Vaughan area dentist, recommends implants for adult patients who are missing teeth.
Improve Your Smile and Oral Health with Dental Implants in the Vaughn area
Implants are available for full or partial tooth loss. An implant can replace a single missing tooth, several teeth, or all your natural teeth through an implant supported bridge or dentures. Dental implants offer a number of benefits. On the cosmetic front, implants feel and function much like your natural teeth. Because they are anchored to the implant with an abutment, once in place you don't have to worry about keeping them in place with adhesives.
But dental implants do more than just improve the cosmetic aspects of your smile. They also improve your oral health by preserving the bone tissue in the gums, which begins to erode when a tooth falls out or gets extracted.
How Dental Implants Work
In order to be eligible for dental implants, you must be an adult in good general health and have enough existing bone tissue in the gums to support the implant. After an initial consultation to determine whether you are a good candidate, the dentist will schedule a second appointment to surgically place the implant in the socket of the missing tooth. Once in place, the implant slowly starts to fuse with the surrounding the bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. After the implant has healed, the cosmetic crown is attached to the implant to complete the restoration.
Dental implants require rigorous oral hygiene and follow up dental exams and preventive care in order to reduce the risk of complications.
Find a Dentist in the Vaughn area
For more information about dental implants and to find out if they are the right dental restoration option for you, contact Impressions Dental in Maple, ON by calling (905) 417-6363 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee today.