Dental implants are the best way to restore missing teeth. Typically, dental implants are made out of titanium, a very strong metal that is biocompatible with bone and the same material that is used in hip and knee replacements. As a result, it makes a beneficial anchor for a crown, bridge or denture. Here are some ways that implants can be used to restore your smile and your ability to chew the foods that you want:
- Replace Single Teeth – An implant can be used to replace a single missing tooth without affecting the neighbouring teeth in the way bridges and dentures do. You can brush and floss around an implant just like your natural teeth. If the conditions are right, an implant can even be placed at the same visit that a hopeless tooth is extracted.
- Replace Multiple Teeth – If you are missing several teeth in a row, two or more implants can be placed in order to support a bridge and eliminate the need for a denture that feels bulky and moves around.
- Eliminate Unsightly Denture Wires – If you have a partial denture and hate those metal wires that wrap around your natural teeth, implants can be used to anchor the partial denture and prevent it from falling out. Imagine how confident you will feel when you can smile and not have to worry about others seeing your metal clasps.
- Secure a Full Denture – Dental implants can be used to retain full lower dentures without the need for messy pastes and glues. Full upper dentures can be kept in place using dental implants without covering up your palate. Patients who are “gaggers” can greatly benefit from this and restore their quality of life.
There are many advantages associated with dental implants. If you want to know more, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Georgian Shores Dental Centre.