Have you lost one or more teeth in an accident or had them pulled out due to medical reasons? Are you looking for the best option to replace them?
What you should know about dental implants?
Currently there are a few options available to replace one or more missing teeth, however single tooth dental implants are becoming the most popular choice amongst the patients in our Burlington dental office. They are composed of three parts, the ‘implant’ that acts as an anchor to your jaw, an upper connector called abutment, and the ‘crown’ that is visible on the surface of your gums and looks like your natural tooth. If maintained correctly, dental implants will last a lifetime without the need for replacement.
What other teeth replacement methods can you consider?
Apart from dental implants Burlington, there are two more options available for tooth replacement: dentures and dental bridges. As dentures are only attached by often visible hooks and require nightly removal, they require a lot of maintenance and have a high risk for movement or slipping. A dental bridge is more secure than a denture, as it extends across an area that has no teeth and is fused between 2 crowns. However, if the teeth that will hold the bridge in place are completely healthy, shaving or reducing them to prepare for a crown causes unnecessary damage. Furthermore, if any of the teeth supporting the bridge requires a treatment, or removal in the future, the entire bridge is affected.
Benefits of dental implants?
Give you the most natural looking option for tooth replacement, feeling and looking like your natural teeth
Improve the appearance of your smile, restoring your self-esteem
Protect and stimulate the growth of healthy jaw bone, preventing teeth shifting towards the gap
Prevent issues with eating and chewing, improving the overall quality and enjoyment of your life
Give you peace of mind, knowing that they are stable and often withstand more pressure than your natural teeth
Give you good value for your money as single tooth dental implants last a lifetime
A dental implant is a titanium screw buried in the jaw bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. It serves as an anchor for a crown that will complete the restoration.
How long is the dental implant placement surgery?
The usual time for implant placement surgery is 1-2 hours. However, the need for tooth extraction or bone placement may slightly extend the duration of the surgery.
How long do implants take to heal?
Dental implants placed in our Burlington clinic take around 3 months to heal, before final restoration can be completed or denture attached.
Is everyone a good candidate for dental implants?
In general, anyone who is healthy enough to have a tooth extracted should also be a good candidate for dental implant placement procedure. We will confirm if a dental implant is a suitable treatment for you following a complete health assessment during a free dental implant consultation.