Dental implants can give you the ability to smile confidently! It is one of the most effective ways in cosmetic dentistry to fill the gaps in your smile with permanent, secure, natural looking teeth. In addition, dental implants at the London Ontario Esthene Centre can help preserve your existing teeth.
Dental implants may be the right solution if you:
Dental implants, or a tooth implant is a way of replacing the root of the tooth. You can have “natural” looking teeth with the capabilities of your original teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants use metal posts or frames made of titanium. Titanium is a lightweight, strong biocompatible material that is not rejected by the body. Titanium and titanium alloys are the most widely used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
A team of dentists will surgically position your teeth implants into the jawbone, under the gums. Once the dental implant is in place, your dentist can put replacement teeth on top of the implant.
Crowns, bridges and dentures can be attached to other teeth if necessary. However, dental implants are the preferred treatment whenever possible because they provide a very stable and secure “fit”. They prevent slippage or shifting – so you can eat and speak normally.
It is much less expensive to have ordinary bridges and dentures compared to the cost of dental implants. But some people may have sore spots, poor ridges or gagging and it is just not possible to fix their teeth without the help of an oral surgeon performing a dental implants procedure.
Ordinary bridges may require adjacent teeth to be “prepared” or ground down to hold the new tooth or teeth in place and they may not be strong enough to support the new replacement “tooth”. Dental implants are better if you don’t want to have good tooth structure removed to make a bridge,
In order to get dental implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the titanium implant. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and regular dental visits for the long-term success of dental implants.
Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or leukemia, may interfere with healing after surgery. Patients with these issues may not be good candidates for implants. Using tobacco can also slow healing.
Dental implants can be a core component of a cosmetic dentist treatment. Our dentists at the Ethene Centre in London Ontario will do a comprehensive analysis of your oral health and your overall health to determine if dental implants are a viable option for you. We make it easy for you to get your dental work done by being open in the evenings and on Saturday. Book an appointment today and let us help you get that bright, happy, beautiful smile!