A tooth implant is an attractive option for replacing missing teeth and offers several benefits over traditional fixed bridges and dentures. Traditional tooth replacement options can cause jaw bone loss and may damage nearby teeth.
Tooth Loss and Dental Implants
Adults may end up losing teeth to tooth decay, injury, or gum disease by the time they reach middle age. Many end up losing all of their teeth by late adulthood.
Advances in modern dentistry provide several alternatives to tooth replacement options such as fixed bridges and dentures. Removable dentures can cause bone loss which can have a negative impact on your facial structure. Dentures that do not fit properly can make clicking sounds when the wearer eats or speaks. Fixed bridges require grinding down nearby teeth and this can make these teeth more susceptible to long term damage. Still, dentures and fixed bridges are viable tooth replacement procedures.
A tooth implant can provide better results over the long term because the titanium implant is incorporated directly into the jaw bone. Once the implants are integrated into the bone, they cannot move or make any type of clicking noises. Dental implants stimulate the jaw bone just like your real teeth and their titanium composition is resistant to tooth decay.
The latest advances in implant density make dental implants an attractive option for replacing missing teeth in Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montreal. Schedule your tooth implant consultation with Dr. Yazbeck, general dentist today!