If you have a tooth that is missing, severely damaged, or decayed, you may not be able to restore it with a crown. Instead, dental implants may be an option you want to consider.
Dental implants are essentially replacement teeth that are inserted using a post in your gums. Here are a few things you should know about dental implants if this is something you’re considering to preserve or restore your smile:
- Taking care of dental implants is easy — One of the nice things about dental implants is that unlike natural teeth, they aren’t susceptible to decay and cavities. Once your dental implant site is fully healed, you’ll take care of it like a normal tooth, brushing and flossing daily.
- Dental implants are as strong as natural teeth — In terms of strength and durability, dental implants come close to natural teeth. If you have dental implants, you’ll be able to bite and chew like normal without worrying about damage.
- Dental implants can prevent bone loss — One of the consequences of tooth loss is that it also comes with the loss of bone that supports that tooth. By having dental implants, you can prevent this bone loss and keep your jawbone from receding.
If you have any questions, we’d be happy to tell you more. Contact us at Georgian Shores Dental Centre today to learn more about dental implants.