What are Dental Implants?

Are you ready to find out how dental implants can replace your missing tooth?dental implants

If you are like millions of other Americans then you may also be faced with tooth loss. While this can be a trying scenario for anyone, it doesn’t mean that this is the smile you have to live with the rest of your life. Our Ajax, Ontario dentists - Dr. Saeid Jafarpour, Dr. Kevin Kwong and Dr. Azza Elhaddad - pride themselves on providing the very best dentistry to restore your smile and dental implants can help you achieve that.

These metal posts might not look that impressive at first glance but they offer an array of benefits that other tooth replacement options can’t. This is because these titanium-made implants are the only restorations that are meant to take the place of tooth roots. These artificial tooth roots will need to be placed into the jawbone by our Ajax general dentist.

Why are dental implants placed into the jawbone?

Since dentures or bridges don’t need to be surgically placed you may be wondering why implants do. A dental implant is the only restoration that functions like tooth roots, so naturally it will need to become part of the bone to do its job! Implants are made from biocompatible metal, which means that your body won’t usually reject this restoration. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone, the bone and tissue will begin to regrow and heal around it to become one.

Who should get dental implants?

If you are missing one or more permanent teeth then dental implants could be a great option. Of course, you will want to have good oral health if you want to get implants. Our dentists will need to check the health of your jawbone and gums to make sure there is enough bone to support the implant. An ideal candidate will be someone who is dedicated to maintaining a healthy smile and who will keep their implant clean and healthy.

While dental implants are certainly more expensive than other treatment options, they are designed to last the rest of your life unlike other restorations, so they may actually save you money in the long run. While the crown that the implant supports will need to be replaced, the implant won’t need to be. On the other hand, dentures and bridges need to be replaced every few years.

Dental implants could be in your future. Our Ajax, Ontario general dentists want to ensure that you get the very best care you need to breathe new life back into that smile. Call Ajax Dental Centre today.

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