The Esthene Centre
879 Waterloo Street,
Phone: 519 672-5373
Tooth replacement London Ontario
If you are replacing just one tooth, a dental implant may be your best option, but if tooth replacement involves several missing teeth, you may want to consider other cosmetic dentistry options.
If you are missing one tooth and want it replaced, a dental implant is a simple procedure that can easily be done and does not become too expensive.
A dental implant replaces the dead or dying roots at the base of your tooth. The roots are cleaned out and a lithium post is placed in your jawbone. In many cases, a dental crown or dental cap is cemented to the post to look and feel like one of your natural teeth.
Since the dental implant is embedded right in your jaw, in about four to six months, it becomes part of the living cells in your jawbone. The dental implant is as strong as the rest of your natural teeth.
After the dental crown is cemented on top of your dental implant, it looks and feels like your other teeth. You will be able to speak clearly and won’t have to make any changes to your oral hygiene routine, eating habits, or anything else.
A dental bridge involves grinding down healthy, adjacent teeth, then adding a bridge across those teeth. The dental bridge contains the replacement tooth. The fixed dental bridge is cemented on to your adjacent teeth for strength.
This approach is less expensive than a dental implant but there is a serious downside.
Since a dental implant uses the strength of the jawbone, the living tissues of the jawbone continue to be stimulated and the jawbone does not deteriorate.
A dental bridge completely ignores the tissues in the jawbone since it uses adjacent teeth for its strength.
When the cells in the jawbone are not stimulated, the tissues start to deteriorate. This can cause oral health problems that affect the rest of your teeth including the shape of your face and smile.
Dental bridges require more care and may need replacement several times during your lifetime.
Check with your dentist before you decide to “save money” by avoiding a dental implant.
Removable partial dentures are a common tooth replacement solution. Replacement teeth are attached to a plastic base and fitted to the shape of your mouth. The plastic base is usually pink or as close to the colour of you gums as possible.
Partial dentures may have a metal framework that attach to your teeth. In some cases “precision attachments” can be used to attach partial dentures to your healthy teeth instead of metal clasps. Precision attachments are better looking than other options.
This type of dental bridge has metal or porcelain “wings” on either side of the replacement tooth. It is cemented to the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
A resin-bonded dental bridge is often used as an alternative to removable partial dentures. This option eliminates the problems related to dentures slipping around the mouth or falling out. It is also easier to speak clearly with this type of bridge, as opposed to dentures.
However, the problem of the jawbone deteriorating still exists. Since the tissues in the jawbone are not stimulated the bone starts to deteriorate and the shape of your face is likely to change.
Dentures are often considered the low-cost way to replace missing teeth. However, dentures wear down so they need to be replaced from time to time, and that can become expensive.
Complete dentures can create socially awkward situations if they fall out when you are laughing or even just having a conversation. You have to be careful about what you eat so as not to damage them. They are uncomfortable and limit the ability to taste food.
The problem with jawbone deterioration exists with dentures also. Since they do not stimulate the cells at the jawbone, it deteriorates and causes many problems for your face and mouth.
Since complete dentures involve your whole mouth, bone deterioration is a bigger problem than with other options because the whole bone structure of your face will change permanently.
As you can see, dental implants really are the best option if at all possible under your circumstances – medically and financially. At Solar Dental we offer no-interest loans and easy payment options to allow you to have the best treatment possible.
Solar Dental is open 6 days a week, and in the evenings during weekdays for teeth cleaning services in London Ontario.
The Solar Dental London dentist office is a full service dental clinic in London Ontario that provides cosmetic dentist services, sedation dentistry services, emergency dentist services, dental hygiene services, dental implants, paediatric dentist services, periodontist services, Invisalign and denture care services. We are a full service family friendly dental clinic in London Ontario providing dental services for adults and kids dentist services.
If you are experiencing extreme tooth pain, you might need a root canal from an endodontist. Extreme pain can be considered a dental emergency, so come see us as quickly as possible. We will schedule your appointment on a priority basis to get rid of the pain as quickly as possible. Call 519 672-5373 or 1 844-765-2748 to let us know you are coming.