Dental Implants Guelph, ON
When you lose your teeth, several things start to happen. One of the most obvious effects of tooth loss is the impact it has on your smile. Your ability to bite and chew is impacted. Food can get stuck in the empty spaces, increasing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. You may develop a lisp when you talk, making it harder for others to understand you. Along with these effects, there are also some that are not as noticeable right away. Under the gum line, changes begin to occur in your jaw. Teeth are responsible for stimulating the jaw, which triggers the body to send nutrients. Without teeth, the stimulation decreases, and fewer nutrients are sent. Over time, the bone grows weak and starts to change shape. When this happens, your healthy teeth begin to shift out alignment, throwing off your bite and causing several other issues. Replacing missing teeth is important for restoring the functions and health of your mouth. At Bisson Dentistry, we can help with dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a revolutionary treatment for the replacement of missing teeth and are unlike any other treatment method. Implants involve the implantation of small titanium rods into the jawbone. Once placed, the bone begins fusing with the rods in a process known as osseointegration. This process essentially turns the implants into stable roots that are then used to support your replacement crowns.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a versatile treatment that can be used for a variety of different situations. Whether you are missing just one tooth or all of your teeth, there is a dental implant that can help.
|•||Single tooth implants. Even one missing tooth can have a major impact on the health of your mouth. Single tooth implants are designed to replace a single tooth in any area of the mouth. One implant supports a single crown. They can also be used if you are missing single teeth in different areas of your mouth.
|•||Multiple tooth implants. If you are missing several teeth in one area of the mouth, a multiple tooth implant can help. Also called an implant supported bridge, one or more implants are placed to support two or more crowns.
|•||Implant supported dentures. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, an implant-supported denture can be placed. This treatment involves implanting 6 to 8 dental implants to support a full arch of new crowns.|
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants require a surgical procedure. Before surgery begins, a local anesthetic and sedation are administered. We then begin the procedure by making small incisions in the gums, exposing the bone below. Holes are drilled into the jawbone, and the implants are placed inside. Finally, the surgical wounds are stitched closed around the implants, and temporary teeth are placed.
Healing typically takes anywhere from several weeks to several months, depending on how many implants are placed. During this process, we closely monitor your healing and the fusion of your bone to the implants. Once you have fully healed, we then take impressions of your mouth to custom create your permanent replacement teeth.
Why get dental implants?
There are numerous benefits of dental implants.
|•||They restore the functions of your mouth, including biting, chewing and speaking.
|•||Your smile is restored.
|•||They are more comfortable than traditional tooth replacement options. Your teeth are supported by the implants rather than your gums or teeth.
|•||There is no need to alter the structure of perfectly healthy teeth.
|•||They are easier to care for than dentures. Implants can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth.
|•||They do not need to be removed for any reason unless maintenance or repairs are needed.
|•||Implants help to stop the bone loss that follows tooth loss, protecting the health and integrity of your jawbone.|
Dental implants help to restore the functions of your mouth, your oral health, and your smile. Not only that, but they protect the health of your jaw and prevent the bone loss that normally follows tooth loss. To find out if dental implants are right for you, call to schedule your consultation today at (226) 299-0713