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The effects of tooth loss to your oral health are significant. Many factors lead to the loss of your teeth, including tooth decay, gum disease, tooth positioning, fractured roots and trauma. What many people fail to realize is that when you lose a tooth the bone that surrounds and supports it deteriorates and adjacent teeth collapse and invade the space.
Losing one of your front teeth results in a gap that is obvious to others. Consequently this will have a huge impact on your smile and self confidence. Losing your back teeth will directly affect your bite and your ability to eat and chew your favourite foods. As tooth loss progresses and multiple teeth are lost, your face may eventually appear "caved in" and the stability of your remaining teeth will be compromised. Fortunately, there are solutions to replace what nature gave you. With dental implants we can restore you teeth and your smile
Dental implants are artificial teeth that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The implant replaces the missing tooth root and preserves the remaining bone by stimulating the bone cells to remain after the natural tooth root is removed. Implants maintain the integrity of your facial structures by preserving your natural bone.
The implant procedure usually requires multiple appointments over several months. On your first visit, x-rays and impressions of the jaw and teeth will be taken to determine bone width and height, gum tissue and spacing available to accommodate placement of the implant. The implant is then surgically placed in the bone and allowed to heal for a period of four to six months. A transitional restoration will be used as a temporary solution while we wait for the bone to integrate with the implant. An implant crown is then placed and will function just like a natural tooth and renew self confidence and function.
After approximately four months of healing, an impression is made of the top of the implant. An implant abutment and crown are fabricated and placed on top of the implant. After getting your implant, it will function just like a natural tooth and you will be able to smile again with confidence.