Dental Implants – A Permanent Solution to Missing Teeth
Teeth that are lost through decay, gum disease or trauma, can now be completely and confidently replaced with implants. The technology for implants has been developed over the last 30 years and offers a fantastic solution for people who would otherwise have to contemplate a future with missing teeth. Based on titanium “roots”, the implants can be used to completely replace missing teeth, to reclaim a confident appearance and restore complete function.
What can Implants do?
- Allow for the replacement of dentures with “natural” teeth.
- Behave exactly like your own teeth (looks and feels ‘real’).
- Provides confidence to people missing teeth.
- Do not come out and can be chewed on as vigorously as your own natural teeth.
- How are Implants placed in the Mouth?
Implants are put in place through several stages. In the first stage, a titanium “tooth root” is placed into the bony part of the mouth (the jaw bone) – Although this sounds horrible, it is no worse than having a tooth out. The bone heals around the implant so that it is “integrated” (becomes as one with the jaw bone). The human body recognizes titanium in the same way as it does a tooth root, so the implants are permanently accepted by the body. At a later time, a second part of the implant is placed over the titanium root, and a new “tooth” placed on top. This new “tooth” is permanently fixed to the titanium root, and ‘hey presto’, a new tooth is formed.
Implants & Dentures
Implants are extremely hardy and reliable and can be used in almost any circumstances. They can be placed under full dentures, for retention of the appliance, by inserting screws into the implant. Implants under partial dentures are generally of the magnetic type, to also aid denture retention.
Implant tooth replacement can be costly, but for people suffering from the effects of major dental misfortune, they are a true godsend. Dentist Abbotsford has undertaken extensive training in Implant technology and would be pleased to discuss this option with you.