If you hide your smile and avoid eating your favourite foods because of missing teeth, you no longer have to do this because dental implants can help restore your confidence. It is a safe solution that can replace missing teeth, allowing you to eat, smile, laugh and talk comfortably and confidently.
Teeth that are either damaged or decayed must be removed to keep the rest of your mouth healthy. The visible part of the tooth, known as the crown, as well as the root are both eliminated when a tooth is removed, and a dental implant is essentially a small post that is used as a substitute for the root. Most dental implants are made of titanium because this material does not pose any problems to the human body and is able to bond with bone creating a strong foundation that will successfully support the replacement teeth or tooth.
Dental implants are placed within the patient’s jawbone so that it can fuse with their natural bone. Your dentist will first have to assess your mouth before proceeding with an implant placement because they need to determine whether you require an implant-supported bridge or a denture containing multiple teeth. Once an assessment has been completed, your dentist will then come up with a treatment plan that will start with the implant being surgically placed into your jawbone by an implant dentistry specialist. Anesthesia will be used during the surgical procedure to help keep the patient comfortable and as you begin to heal the implant will fuse with your jawbone. The implant and jawbone will grow together to form a support for your replacement teeth and the end result will be long lasting. The healing process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the patient.
Most patients are able to go about their everyday life and routines while they heal and there may be a few interruptions; however, it is rare to experience any major setbacks. Once the implant bonds with the jawbone, a small connector will be placed over the implant, which will allow it to connect to the replacement tooth or teeth. The last step involves the attachment of either a replacement tooth, implant-supported bridge or dentures to the connector, resulting in a healthy mouth that is full of natural looking teeth.
Dental implants can make a world of difference and you will no longer have to hide your beautiful smile. Not only do they feel great, they look wonderful, too, and patients will walk away happy. If you have missing teeth and are interested in dental implants, Dentistry in Newmarket can help. We will make sure you don’t hide behind a closed mouth any longer and our team of reputable dentists will get you laughing, eating and smiling confidently again in no time. Contact us today for more information!