Losing a tooth can be a difficult experience for patients in a number of ways. In some ways it’s akin to losing a part of yourself. Psychologically, the impact of a lost tooth can be extremely painful. But the damage extends beyond the patient’s morale. A missing tooth can create issues with bite profiles, painful chewing, changing facial structure, and may result in your other teeth shifting to fill in the gap.
There are a variety of solutions available through your Kemptville general dentist. These range from bridges to dentures, and in some cases, to dental implant restoration.
One of the common complaints that patients have about dentures is that they can become loose when speaking, chewing, or smiling. To address these issues, your Kemptville dentist can use dental implants as an effective alternative for replacing missing teeth. Implants are made from a titanium alloy that is literally fused to your jaw bone. As a result, they are extremely stable, strong, and long-lasting. Implant restoration involves placing an implant directly into your jaw bone underneath your gum tissue at which point it acts as an artificial root.
Once the surrounding tissue has healed around it, and the implant is held firmly in place, an artificial tooth is placed on top of the implant to restore your smile to its original state, or in some cases even improve it.
Compared to dentures or dental bridges, implants are completely independent and act and function just like your original, natural tooth. Besides stabilizing nearby teeth and enhancing your overall bite, implants allow you to eat a wider variety of foods so you can enjoy your meals again. To discuss implant dentistry in Kemptville contact us to set up an appointment today. If you’d prefer, you can also request an appointment online.