Why Is a Dental Implant the #1 Choice for a Missing Tooth?
A restoration with dental implants can be truly life-changing.
Without a full smile, a person can experience many oral health problems – especially over time. With even one tooth missing, chewing and speaking are compromised, neighbouring teeth can begin to shift toward the space where the tooth once was, and the patient will gradually experience bone loss which has an impact on facial structure and appearance.
But don’t fret – all of the complications that occur due to losing a tooth can be prevented with a dental implant restoration… and our downtown Toronto dentist offers this.
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A dental implant is a screw-resembling artificial tooth root, typically made of titanium, implanted into the jaw bone to permanently support an artificial replacement tooth called an abutment. Sometimes, a patient won’t have enough healthy bone mass to support the dental implant. In this case, bone grafting is required before the implant can be surgically placed. A bone graft is typically achieved today using a special synthetic and biocompatible material instead of using some of the patient’s own bone from another site. And while this might sound like a complicated step, bone grafting is very common and painless.
A Permanent, Fixed Solution
What makes a dental implant such a dependable restoration? Well, it’s because the implant actually merges or becomes permanently fused into the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. It’s the closest thing to an actual tooth root that the incredible world of dentistry has to offer! This fusing of the implant to the jaw bone typically takes 3- 6 months. After this, the artificial tooth can be secured to the implant and the procedure is complete.
Are Dental Implants Successful, Long-term?
Yes! A dental restoration with an implant has a very high success rate. Provided the patient does what they should to look after their implant every day through diligent oral hygiene practices, they can expect to keep their restoration for life.
Are you ready to restore your smile with a dental implant/s? Contact our Toronto dental office today to schedule a FREE consultation!
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