What is a dental implant?
When a tooth is removed, the gap in the jaw can limit one’s chewing ability. To further complicate the issues, the teeth next door and opposing tooth can grow into the missing tooth’s space, messing up the normal biting altogether. A dental implant is a restoration designed to replace the missing tooth without any damage to the adjacent teeth. It consists of a medical grade titanium alloy base embedded in the jaw bone, with a dental crown fitted on top of it. It mimics the aesthetic and function of the natural tooth. For whatever your reason that your tooth is lost, consult with your dentist whether a dental implant is suitable for you.
In suitable candidates, this procedure can also be used to also replace a whole arch of missing teeth. No more loose dentures.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Restores the look of your smile in a natural manner that does not cause any compromise of the surrounding teeth.
- They can help to preserve the remaining jaw bone structure, such that the jaw bone where the missing tooth does not deteriorate.
- Enables you to regain your ability to speak and chew and also helps to reduce the likelihood of future infections or gum problems.
Why are dental implants needed?
Losing a tooth can be a traumatic and uncomfortable experience. Due to advancements in medical technology, there are multiple options to restore your tooth to its full functional capacity. Gone are the days of old-fashioned removable denture plates. At Gordon Family Dental, we offer fixed solutions to a missing tooth. Dental implants are titanium fixtures implanted into your jaw bone to act as roots for your teeth. Unlike the bridge procedure, dental implants have the benefit of not disturbing the adjacent teeth.
What are dental implants made of?
The dental implants that Gordon Family Dental uses are made of commercially and medically pure Titanium. This is the same metal that has been successfully used in hip replacements, tried and tested for many years.