Thinking About Dental Implants? Here's Why They Are So Effective
Dental implants are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. They consist of three main components, the implant, an abutment, and the replacement tooth (or teeth).
Are you thinking about getting dental implants? At Smile Montreal in Westmount, QC, we know that dental implants are the best treatment option for tooth loss.
Here, we discuss the many reasons why implant dentistry is so popular for missing teeth and why this treatment is so effective.
When a tooth is missing, the bone in the jaw begins to deteriorate due to the lack of stimulation from the tooth root. This is known as bone resorption, and results in a decrease in bone density and volume in the area in which the tooth is missing. Eventually, the structural integrity of the jaw is affected, which can affect your candidacy for dental implants.
Dental implants are the only treatment that help preserve bone by acting as the natural tooth root and providing the necessary stimulation to the surrounding bone tissue. This is something that traditional dentures and bridges can't do.
Dental implants are integrated into the jawbone, making them a secure anchor for your restoration. In addition, they distribute chewing forces more evenly across the jawbone, preventing shifting or slipping of the restoration. And as mentioned, they prevent bone loss, so they remain secure in the mouth for decades, and even a lifetime.
Better Oral Health
Dental implants improve your oral health in a number of ways: bone preservation, the health of adjacent teeth, prevention of movement of the teeth, and avoiding the spread of infection are just a few of the ways this treatment can restore your dental health.
Ability to Eat With Ease
With traditional dentures, many people don’t feel comfortable eating out in public or eating certain foods. Biting into foods like sandwiches or apples may cause dentures to feel unstable. Eating tough foods like steak, bacon, and nuts may make it feel as though your dentures are slipping out of place. Since restorations are attached to implants surgically implanted in your jawbone, this isn’t an issue with implant-supported dentures.
Traditional dentures or missing teeth can impair speech or cause patients to speak with a lisp. Once you get used to implant-supported restorations, this is no longer an issue and you can speak clearly.
There is no doubt that missing teeth are noticeable. By replacing a single missing tooth, a few missing teeth, or an entire arch of teeth, the dentists at Smile Montreal in Westmount can dramatically improve your appearance and confidence.
With their biocompatible materials; ability to integrate with surrounding bone, tissues, and ligaments; ideal placement; and design, dental implants can be extremely durable when placed by a skilled dentist. In fact, dental implants can last a lifetime, though your restoration will eventually need replacement.
Dental implants are versatile in that they can replace a single missing tooth when paired with a crown, a row of teeth with a bridge, sporadically missing teeth with a combination of crowns and bridges, or an entire row of teeth with a full denture.
Contact Smile Montreal
Contact Smile Montreal in Westmount today to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants.