Replicating the natural function and appearance of lost teeth can be very difficult to accomplish. Historically, dentures or bridge restorations would be used as replacements, but with limited results. Dental implants are natural-looking replacements that provide the same function as your natural tooth root.
A dental implant is a small, sturdy, titanium post that can be placed into the upper or lower jaw bone with great clinical success. Titanium metal is used because of its compatibility with bone and oral tissues. After the bone has grown around the implant, implants can be used to hold a crown, bridge or even an implant supported denture. Our dental implants are very durable and can last a lifetime.
They require the same maintenance as natural teeth; this includes brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups. A single tooth or a full arch of teeth can be replaced with dental implants. There are many reasons you may want to consider dental implants including:
Many people with missing teeth wear conventional upper or lower dentures. Lower dentures often present problems. The fit can become loose due to shrinking gum tissue. This can cause irritation to the mouth resulting in sores and pain. Upper dentures are a bit different. They are easier to wear because the suction created by covering the upper palate (roof of the mouth) helps keep the denture in place. However, having the palate covered can also reduce the taste of foods that you are eating.
Interested in our dental implant services? Schedule your appointment at Thorncliffe Dental Centre today! We’d be happy to evaluate your oral health to determine if you are a candidate.