Missing Teeth Can Affect Self-Esteem
Do you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth? This issue can affect your health as well as appearance. Teeth that are missing can affect your jawbone and make you look older. Your cheeks may sag and your face may look more wrinkled. As an Ottawa family dentist we can provide a solution for this issue; it is the dental implant, one of our services at our Baseline dental clinic.
If you are now wearing a partial denture, this may be a solution that reduces the slip and slide and issues that are familiar to the denture wearer.
What Are Implants?
They replace missing teeth with an anchor, made of titanium, that is securely placed in the jaw. It is implanted right into the jawbone. It consists of the metal screwlike post. On top of it, an artificial tooth is placed that looks and feels like your real tooth and matches the surrounding teeth.
Implants wont slip or make noise. They won’t cause damage to the bone, as some dentures or fixed bridgework might do. There is no decay, such as with natural teeth that may support regular bridgework.
When asking if an implant is the right choice, you might find it to be a great solution to missing teeth if you:
- Have healthy oral tissues
- Have one or more missing teeth
- Have adequate bone to secure the implant
- Have a fully-grown jaw bone
- Are unable or unwilling to wear a denture
- Don’t smoke tobacco
- and more
Are Implants Permanent?
One of the major benefits of dental implants is that they are permanent. New bone heals tightly around the implant. This process may involve time as the tissue builds.
In Our Office
Implant surgery is done right in our office in Ottawa. It may be done in stages, such as the following steps:
- Removal of damaged tooth
- Preparation of jawbone or grafting when needed
- Dental implant placement
- Bone growth and healing
- Abutment placement
- Placement of artificial tooth
As you wait for the implant, after the damaged tooth is removed, you may have a temporary denture for appearance. It can be removed for cleaning and at night.
Replace As Many As Needed
Implants can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth or in some cases, a full set of teeth. You will have strong, natural-looking teeth with an implant. Pearlee Dental has special offers for implant services and consultations.
Contact us to schedule an appointment and find out more about whether a dental implant is right for you. We’re a convenient dentist in Ottawa downtown.