The loss of one or more teeth can have a major impact on the function and shape of your mouth and the appearance of your smile. Implants are a practical solution to replacing missing teeth and restoring function and appearance.
Missing teeth can result in the change in the shape of your mouth and the look of your facial symmetry. Gaps in your teeth can impair your ability to eat certain foods and contribute the further loss and degeneration of remaining teeth in your mouth.
A dental implant is made from titanium. It can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Denture patients can also benefit from this service as implants are a great alternative to loose poor fitting dentures that can result in embarrassing situations.
Implants bond to the jaw, much like the root of a natural tooth and permanently replace a lost tooth. They are gently placed during a simple, short surgical procedure done under local anesthetic. After a healing period of generally 3-6 months, a permanent restoration is crafted to fit on top of the implant, creating a tooth that compliments your smile and restores function and stability.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, more than 500,000 people a year in the U.S. opt for dental implants. Demand is growing in Canada, too, and with good reason. Dental implants have a 98 percent success rate (source: Journal of Oral Implantology).
If you are suffering from missing teeth or would like to secure a loose fitting denture, give Dental Works on Cornwall a call today to schedule your smile consultation.