Losing teeth is something many of us experience. Missing teeth can affect how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. You may begin to hide your smile because of the spaces present.
In the long term, the bones, and gums around the areas where the teeth are missing will shrink. This reduces the support available to the lips and cheeks, causing them to sink into the face and giving rise to premature ageing.
A bridge can restore missing teeth but requires grinding down the teeth in front of and behind the space. Dentures can feel insecure, moving when you eat and speak.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made from titanium and can hold a crown, bridge, or a denture. While high-tech in nature, dental implants are more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework since implants do not rely on drilling neighbouring teeth for support.
Dental implants can look and feel so natural, you will forget you ever lost a tooth.
What Can We Do with Dental Implants?
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it much more secure and far more comfortable.
Whether you are missing one, a few, or all your teeth, dental implants may be the most natural-looking solution for restoring your smile and ability to chew with comfort and confidence.