If you are missing one or more of your teeth because of tooth decay, gingivitis or injury; dental bridges or removable dentures are not your only options. Many clinics also provide dental implants, which are a permanent way to return your engaging smile back to its original form.
The best part about dental implants is that they look just like your own natural teeth. Your speech will sound normal without any lisping or slurring, and the discomfort associated with dentures is completely eliminated. You will be able to eat anything you want with confidence, and your oral health will also improve since adjacent teeth will not have to be reduced or modified to be used as supporting structures for bridge work. Durability is no longer an issue since dental implants can last a lifetime. You can’t beat the convenience of dental implants since there are no dentures to remove and no need to deal with any of the messy adhesive used to keep them in place.
A natural tooth is anchored to the underlying jawbone by its root. A dental implant simply replaces the missing root with a cylinder-shaped titanium post that is screwed directly into the bone of the jaw. This implant (or multiple implants, depending on how many teeth you need to replace) serves as a fixed foundation to which a single crown, a bridge consisting of multiple teeth, or even a full arch of replacement teeth can now be permanently attached. Since dental implants are just like real teeth, you keep them clean just like you did with your natural teeth by flossing and brushing with a toothbrush. Cared for properly, dental implants will last a lifetime and come with a guarantee, as long as you can perform regular proper dental hygiene and attend annual checkups.
Another option for replacing missing or damaged teeth is mini dental implants. While they cost less than traditional implants, they are not as permanent. Mini implants will typically last between five to 10 years. They were developed to provide denture stability for people who either can’t withstand the rigors of conventional implant surgery or don’t have enough bone material to support regular dental implants. Mini implants can be used only to secure a full arch of dentures and are not designed to be used for individual teeth or bridges.
Dentists understand that once you decide to get dental implants, you will want your new teeth as soon as possible. That’s why some dental centres havecreated Teeth-In-A-Day technology. Teeth-In-A-Day is a brand new implant system that lets you walk into the office in the morning and leave that same afternoon with a brand new set of teeth. With the Teeth-In-A-Day system, you receive four dental implants and a full set of new replacement teeth. Usually an arch with a full set of teeth requires six, eight or sometimes even more implants. Patients will often need bone grafting, which can require six months of healing time. The Teeth-In-A-Day procedure saves time and money, all with minimal discomfort. If you are in need of replacement teeth, call a reputable local dental centre. Dawson Dental Centre boasts several locations in the Southern Ontario region, and offers the Teeth-In-A-Day treatment as well as other implant options. You should contact your local Dawson Dental Centre today to schedule a consultation with a dental professional to discuss your needs and find an affordable, effective treatment that works for you.