Implants are not just one option available when you have tooth loss in Waterdown, but it is the most advanced of them. With benefits that are simply not possible with bridges or dentures, we at City Smiles Dental are pleased to offer this full-tooth restoration. An implant looks, feels, and even acts like a natural tooth does.
What sets implants apart is that they replace not only the tooth on the surface of your gums, but the root that goes beneath them, too. From a strictly cosmetic perspective, this doesn’t matter all that much. But there are three things that having a new root provides that make all the difference. First, it keeps your vital gum and bone tissue preserved. Second, your normal facial contours are not altered. And third, you get a strong and dependable foundation that ensures that your new tooth will let you speak, laugh, and chew even the toughest foods without a problem. The root replacement is represented by a titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw when you have tooth loss in Waterdown. Your jaw bone grows around the post, and fuses with it. The process takes a few months. Then, you will be measured for a tooth-colored crown that will fit you precisely. It will be cemented to the top of the post to complete the implant. Unlike a fixed bridge, your other teeth will not have to be affected by having tooth material filed away. And unlike with removable dentures, you won’t need to use messy, unreliable adhesive. In every way that matters, and implant is as good as your other teeth. In fact, it may even be better. In implant never gets cavities and never needs root canal therapy.
With proper care, you can expect your implant to last for a long time, possibly for life. So if you have tooth loss in Waterdown, call us to schedule a consultation and find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.