Dental Implant Treatments at Simcoe Dental
Missing teeth can affect the shape of a person’s mouth, and can also impact the symmetry of a person’s face by creating an imbalance (for example, sunken cheeks). Gaps in a person’s smile can impair their ability to eat certain foods, and can also increase the rate of which bone loss and teeth’s erosion take place. A dental implant can be a very practical and natural looking solution to replacing a missing tooth (or several missing teeth).
An implant consists of a very small titanium screw, which a dental surgeon will affix into the patient’s jawbone. Once a dental implant integrates into the jaw (titanium is biocompatible, and will actually merge with the patient’s jaw and tissues). A healing period of generally 3-6 months is required. After healing, a restoration (crown and bridge, or denture) is crafted to fit on top of the implant, creating a tooth that compliments your smile, as it restores functionality and stability.
Reasons for Dental implants…
- Replacing one or all of your teeth
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems
- Restore confidence and self esteem
- Restore the ability to chew, speak, and digest food more efficiently
- Restore or enhance your face’s features