Before the dental implant procedure, the dentist will develop a written treatment plan detailing the procedure sequence, the time it will take, and the cost. The procedure is a long-term solution for a missing tooth.
Teeth implants are artificial roots placed into the jawbone to support a dental prosthesis, such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Unlike dentures, which rest on the gums, teeth implants are anchored in the jawbone and function like natural teeth. This makes them more stable and durable and can be used for all the same activities, such as eating and speaking.
Our dentist in Bradford, Ontario, will open the gums to insert the implants on the jaw.
Typically, you will experience some pain after the procedure, but this will be much less than when you have a tooth removed. In some cases, you may even need over-the-counter pain medication to deal with the discomfort. Afterward, you’ll need to take the same care of your dental implants as your natural teeth.
During recovery, the implant fuses to the bone, securing it in place. The dentist will use a crown to complete the procedure and restore the teeth. The implant procedure can last for several months depending on the type of procedure (bone graft) done before the procedure.
Getting dental implants in Bradford offers excellent benefits like:
Aside from replacing one or more teeth, dental implants can also stimulate the growth of the jawbone, restoring a full range of chewing functions. Because implants resemble screws, they bond to your jawbone after surgery. This bonding action is called osseointegration and is similar to what happens with natural teeth roots. Dental implants also exercise your jawbone, as stress from your new tooth is transferred to the implant’s new anchorage. Once it fuses with your jawbone, it will function like a natural tooth root so that you will experience the same benefits.
Implants are permanently rooted in the jawbone, making them look and feel like your natural teeth. You won’t need to worry about a removable partial denture, which can be messy and inconvenient. Plus, with dental implants, you won’t have to worry about slipping or falling out of your denture.
Missing teeth can cause the jaw bone to deteriorate and get absorbed in the body. This causes the face to drop because of bone atrophy. These dental restorations can help you get the smile of your dreams while preserving the natural shape of your mouth. The implants protect adjacent teeth from shifting into the available spaces.
A smile is one of the most critical aspects of our personality, and a lack of teeth can affect our confidence and self-image. A smile can brighten a room, make us look better in photos, and enhance our overall appearance. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recommends dental implants for healthy people with a fully developed jaw. For those who do not qualify for implants, dental bridges can offer support and replace teeth.
Teeth implants are a permanent solution that does not need replacement every ten or fifteen years. The titanium implant is fused into the jawbone and will never need to be replaced again. The crowns are also very durable and can withstand normal chewing. Furthermore, implants look like natural teeth and help restore your smile and confidence.
Dental implants are also costly, with the average dental implant cost ranging from $1,000 to $3,000. Insurance typically does not cover dental implants, so patients must pay for them out of pocket. There are a few ways to finance dental implants, so consult our dentist for more information on the dental implant procedure cost.
Visit South Simcoe Dental Care for more information about dental implants and what you can expect during and after the procedure.