So, You’re Considering Dental Implants!
A dental implant is a small man-made titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and allowed to bond with the bone and serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are a proven restorative option with a long clinical history. Dental implants preserve the integrity of the facial structure and reduce the inconvenience associated with tooth loss.
Options for Replacing Missing Teeth
See Dr. Ed Wong, of Apple Dental Implant Centres, discussing options for replacing missing teeth on CTV’s Ask an Expert.
Reasons for Considering Implants:
Restore the Comfort and Pleasure of Eating
If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, you know how difficult, and even painful, it can be to eat the foods that you love. Replacing a missing tooth with dental implants can give you back the joy of eating normally again. If you love food and enjoy the satisfaction of biting and chewing comfortably, dental implants can restore that feeling.
Stop Bone Loss
The bone in your jaw requires regular use to remain strong and healthy. If you’ve lost a tooth or teeth, that portion of your bone is no longer being used, which can lead to bone loss. The same way that muscles atrophy and shrink when not used, your bone can shrink, becoming smaller and weaker. Also, over time this can even have a visible effect on the appearance of the face, creating shrunken cheekbones and prematurely aging your face. The more missing teeth, the greater the risk.
Implants are inserted directly into the bone, stimulating and contributing to the health of the surrounding bone, preventing bone loss and ensuring that the appearance of your face and smile won’t suffer from the missing tooth or teeth.
Permanent and Durable
Dental implants are a permanent solution. In most cases, once inserted, an implant will never need to be replaced. And since they’re inserted directly into the bone, they are secure and strong and will serve you as well as your natural teeth. It really is quite amazing how they can function so much like real teeth. You won’t notice the difference – except in your smile, confidence and enjoyment of life.
Attractive and Natural Looking
The crowns that are attached to an implant are highly durable and crafted to match your smile. Colour, shape, and size are all uniquely measured and matched, to give you the best possible fit and function. The extremely accurate and precise technology used for measuring and crafting your implants is as much art as science. You’ll love your new permanent teeth.
If for some reason it became necessary to replace the crowns attached to your implants, this can be easily and painlessly done by your dentist, as simply is unscrewing the old crown and screwing on the new crown. So go ahead and live your life to the fullest and participate in the activities you love.
For further information, don’t hesitate to contact your Vancouver Dental Implant Office!
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