Most people are fortunate enough to start life with a healthy set of teeth, but the fact is, life happens, and many of us will eventually lose one or more teeth as we age. It’s not just aging that causes tooth loss. You can lose a tooth from decay, accidents, and injuries.
Dental technology has emerged in such a way that you can now have dental implants that are as strong as your natural teeth. Our dentist at Humber Valley Dental in Bolton, Ontario, can help you find out!
Dental implants consist of what is essentially an artificial root. These “roots” are actually titanium screws, and they’re planted directly into your jawbone. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Once the titanium roots are implanted in the jawbone, they are allowed time to fuse permanently with the jaw. Then, a porcelain crown is attached to the titanium screw, and your new tooth is in place.
Besides replacing one or more missing teeth, dental implants can hold a full set of dentures in place. These dentures are called All-on-four implants, also known as full-mouth dental implants. With this system, you can avoid the loss of natural bone.
For this procedure, your dentist will strategically replace dental implants along your jawbone. These implants will serve as support for your new dentures. You can do this with as few as four implants per lower or upper jaw.
All-on-four dental implants replace all the teeth in your natural dental arch. You can expect your new implants to last for the rest of your life with proper care.
There are several dental implant benefits:
When you’re ready for dental implants, your dentist will first have to determine whether or not dental implants are a good option for you. If dental implants are a good option for your tooth replacement, this process will occur.
To learn more about your options for a missing tooth solution, get in touch with Dr. Geeta Gautham and the team at Humber Valley Dental in Bolton, Ontario. Call us at (289) 536-4498 or request an appointment online today.