Dental implants have a number of advantages over dentures and bridges, which is why they are a more popular choice with our Midland & Collingwood, ON patients.
Put quite simply, dental implants are replacement tooth roots. They are an ideal solution for lost teeth, especially when a full set of dentures is not necessary or desired. Dental implants have a number of advantages over dentures and bridges, which is why they are a more popular choice.
Dental implants are a permanent solution. For most people, they will last their entire life with proper care, as long as you have healthy gums and sufficient bone to hold the dental implants.
Your self-confidence with dental implants will be much higher than with dentures because you will not experience slippage or feel nervous that they will slip at a critical moment. They are as comfortable as your regular teeth, whereas dentures can feel bulky and uncomfortable.
With dental implants, your other teeth are not affected as they are with bridges. It will be far easier to practice good oral health habits with dental implants, as it is easier to get between teeth to clean.
The first step involved with dental implants is being assessed to see if you are a candidate. There are some instances when this treatment plan would not be recommended or advised. You will be asked a number of lifestyle and health questions during an evaluation to be sure that dental implants are right for you.
If you have questions about dental implants and whether they would be a good option for you, we welcome you to make an appointment with us at Georgian Shores Dental Centre. We have two locations to serve you in Midland & Collingwood, ON. Let our smiles take care of your smile!
Implant Supported Dentures
If you already have a denture and don’t like that it moves around or hate the way the metal clasps look, implants can be used to secure and support dentures, as well. Whether you have full dentures or partial dentures, implants can secure their fit to avoid embarrassing situations while letting you enjoy more of the foods you love. Contact us for more information about this option.
FAQs About Dental Implants
At Georgian Shores Dental Centre serving Midland & Collingwood, Ontario, we offer dental implants as an option for replacing one or more missing teeth because it is often the best solution. Even though this technology has been around for quite some time, there are still many people who don’t fully understand them. That is why we will are happy to answer all your questions when you are trying to decide if dental implants are the way you want to go. Below are a few of the most common questions to get you started learning about dental implants.
How long does the process of dental implants take?
No two patients are identical, but it is safe to say that this is not a fast solution. If you’ve had a tooth extracted, there needs to be sufficient time for the mouth to heal before inserting the titanium implant into the bone. Once that is accomplished, more healing needs to take place before the abutment and crown are installed onto the dental implants.
Do dental implants adversely affect bone tissue?
The fact that bridges and dentures can degrade bone tissue over time is one of the main reasons why many feel dental implants are the better solution since they do not have that potential downside.
Are dental implants right for everyone?
No, not everyone has the level of dental health required to proceed with dental implants. If you lack viable bone tissue and bone grafting is not a practical option, we would need to look to an alternative for tooth replacement.
Do dental implants last forever?
In many cases, the titanium portion of a dental implant can last a lifetime. However, you can expect to need to have the crown portion replaced as they generally last roughly 15 years. Of course, that lifespan depends on taking good care of your dental implants, including regular professional cleanings.
At Georgian Shores Dental Centre, we offer dental implants at our Midland and Collingwood dental clinics for residents of Collingwood, Creemore, Midland, Nottawa, Penetanguishene, Perkinsfield, Port McNicoll, Stayner, Thornbury, Victoria Harbour, Wasaga Beach, and Wyevale, Ontario.