Missing teeth are the main reason that makes a smile unattractive Your missing teeth are on display when ever you talk or smile, making you uncomfortable and, worse, your missing teeth can cause serious health problems. Missing teeth create gaps that can be hard to clean, leading to gum disease, which can threaten adjacent teeth.
To remedy all these consequences of missing teeth, dental implants can be recommended.
The first step in the dental implant process is to assess whether you are a good candidate. Our dentist will discuss your general and oral health history. If you have advanced gum disease, some blood disorders, certain bone diseases, or too little material in your jawbone, you may not be a good candidate for dental implants. Your jawbone will be asses seducing a number of methods, including the three-dimensional scanning tool, which gives detailed images and allows for precise planning of your dental implant procedure.
During your oral surgery appointment, the implant will be placed in the jawbone, and, in most cases, fitted with a temporary crown. Then the implant is allowed to rest while your jawbone regrows around it, a process called osseo integration. During this period of about 3-6 months, the implant becomes an integral part of your body, and is fully fixed in your jawbone.
Once osseo integration is complete, the implant is finished with a highly cosmetic dental crown, giving it the look and function of a natural tooth.
DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR MULTIPLE TEETH
If you are missing more than one tooth, you may receive dental bridges that are bonded to dental implants. This means that you do not need an implant for every single tooth, but will still have fully functional and natural-looking replacements. These bridges are crafted without any wires, so they have an appearance nearly indistinguishable from a row of individual teeth.
If you would like to learn more about this dentistry procedure for replacing missing teeth, schedule a dental implant consultation at the Centre Dentaire Liberté today.