Losing one or more teeth can be a devastating experience, both physically and psychologically. Getting a secure replacement should be of utmost importance, for the better health of your mouth and other teeth,
and your overall self-esteem.
After you lose a tooth, your body absorbs the unused bone tissue which affects the structure and strength of your jawbone. To prevent jawbone degradation, a dental implant keeps the jawbone structurally healthy; a whole-tooth replacement provides a prosthetic root and a new porcelain tooth is affixed on top.
1 Mimics the natural tooth structure for long-lasting health
2 Exceptionally easy to brush and floss
3 Fits properly from day-one
4 Can actually improve prior dental misalignments
5 Most dependable whole-tooth replacement
6 A long-lasting investment in your smile
Improved comfort – Dental implants are secured directly to your jawbone. Removing a denture at night to rest the gums, is inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.
Improved oral health – Bridges requires that adjacent teeth be shaved down. This damage to otherwise healthy teeth is irreversible.
Jawbone preservation – Dental implants act like tooth roots and help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs with other tooth replacement options where teeth are missing.
A dental implant is a versatile solution used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, an arch of teeth or secure dentures. The process can be surprisingly simple, often involving a basic treatment plan and requiring less numbing than needed for a filling. Partial dentures can abuse surrounding teeth, whereas dental implants do not require other teeth to properly restore a missing or lost tooth. Dental implants improve chewing capability, restore comfort and significantly enhance your smile.
The dental implants we use consist of three parts: a titanium screw that replaces the root of the tooth, a porcelain crown that replaces the missing tooth and a piece in the middle (called an abutment) that connects the screw and the crown. If you have a missing tooth, your remaining teeth, jaw and bite will eventually become unstable. A dental implant replaces the tooth and restores the stability in your mouth.
There are several advantages to choosing dental implant treatment. First, the tooth implant replaces the whole missing tooth including crown and root. Because the root of the tooth is restored, the bone supporting the implant remains healthy and strong. Otherwise, if the missing tooth is left untreated, the bone will deteriorate and leave a defect in the jaw.
Another advantage of dental implants is that once they settle in, they behave just like regular teeth and require less maintenance than traditional appliances. You may need to replace an implant abutment or implant crown after a long while, but it is extremely rare to ever need to replace the entire tooth implant system.
From the patient’s perspective, an implant looks and acts just like a normal tooth. You can floss it just like a tooth, and it looks and functions like a natural tooth. Dental implants are one of the most successful procedures available in dentistry today.
Our dentists have years of experience in dental implant procedures. We can help you understand whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants — and what your aesthetic outcome will be versus other restorative options. Keep in mind that while a dental implant treatment requires surgery, the surgery is relatively minor. You may or may not have to undergo sedation or general anesthesia in order to have the tooth implant placed. However, this is a consideration to weigh when deciding which treatment is best for you.
Georgian Mall Family Dental is one big, happy family and we would be delighted for you to join us in caring for your dental needs – no doctor referral required. We offer a warm and welcoming environment that will immediately help you feel at home, and our diversified team of specialists can take care of any and every dental procedure you may need.
Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield Street, Barrie
We are located on the Upper Level inside Georgian Mall,
across from Sportchek