Implants are one of the most popular treatments used today which improve the look of your smile with natural-looking material that is nearly indistinguishable from real teeth. They can provide the look you desire if you are missing a tooth or even a few.
Let’s explore a little more about this effective treatment and how implants can improve the look of your smile.
What are Implants?
After a tooth has been extracted, something needs to fill that gap along the gum line in order to prevent damage from occurring to the surrounding teeth and gums. Implants can take the place of a missing tooth, providing a prosthetic root as a substitute. This essentially is an artificial root that is usually made of titanium, which is extremely strong, durable, and safe for your gums. In addition to the metal root, a crown is also placed on top to protect the root and create a natural-looking tooth that will match your existing teeth.
What Happens During the Procedure?
During the procedure, the metal prosthetic root will be inserted below the gum line and into the jaw bone. This maintains the structure and integrity of the jaw. Once the root is implanted and secured in place, the crown will then be attached and either be screwed on or cemented.
How Long Will Implants Last?
Since implants are made from exceptionally strong materials, they have a very long lifespan and can last the duration of a lifetime if properly cared for and maintained.
How Can an Implant Benefit Me?
As previously mentioned, implants are extremely resilient and durable so they can withstand wear and tear and allow you to consume the types of food that you normally enjoy. Since they are implanted into the jaw bone, they are secured in place so there’s no risk of them falling out or hindering your speech. Additionally, since they look exactly like your natural teeth, no one will ever know the difference.
Implants can restore your smile and your confidence. If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure, schedule an appointment with us at Kemptville Smiles Dentistry and our team will gladly answer all of the question and concerns you have.