Dental Implants

March 16, 2017 | Posted in Dental Information | Be the first one to comment



Dental implants are the best and most advanced way to permanently replace one or more missing teeth.
 
What exactly is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium fixture is placed in the jaw and allowed to heal (integrate). A connector (abutment) is fixed to the implant, which can then be used to support a single tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth.
Dental implants have been used to replace teeth for over 30 years. More and more patients are choosing to replace their missing teeth with implants.



 
What happens when a tooth is lost?
Teeth can be lost for many reasons such as cavities, bone loss, or trauma. Your teeth keep the bone in your jaws healthy. The action of chewing makes your jaws produce new bone. When a tooth is lost or removed, that area of the jaw stops making new bone. In fact, almost 50 % of the volume of bone around the lost tooth can be lost in a year.

The loss of a single tooth can have other detrimental effects on the neighboring teeth as well. The other teeth will shift, tip over, extrude, or loosen. This starts a vicious circle of additional tooth loss and bone loss.
 
Dental implants are the only treatment that stops bone loss in the jaws. The jawbone actually wants to bond with the implant by a process called osseointegration.
 
What are the options for a missing tooth?
Dental implants replace the previous two other choices which are:
A removable denture, which is removed after meals and at night.
A bridge, which involves drilling the neighboring teeth and the possibility of root canals.
 
If an extraction is the only option for your tooth, then the best treatment is a dental implant. Dental implants are very esthetic. They look, feel, and chew just like natural teeth. Patients with implants can chew and eat any foods they enjoy without having to worry.

Who can get dental implants?
Almost anyone over the age of 16 who is missing a tooth is a candidate for dental implants. Patients must be in good general health. The teeth, gums, and bone must also be in good health and free from severe periodontal (gum) disease. Patients must be willing and able to maintain good oral hygiene (brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings).
 
An experienced dentist can assess the possibility of dental implants and make you smile again!
 
Dr. Nilesh Salgar graduated from McGill Dentistry in 1994.
He maintains a private practice in Kirkland, Quebec, focusing on Esthetic and Implant dentistry.
Dr. Salgar is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
He can be reached at (514) 697-9947
www.drnileshsalgar.com

 

 


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