Times have changed and technology offers new options for replacing lost teeth. At Eglinton Way Dentistry there is new hope for those missing some or all of their teeth. Whether you have lost teeth due to decay or as the result of an accident, dental implants are a wonderful innovation that can help you secure your smile into the future. Dental implants are also used to permanently relieve the inconveniences associated with dentures.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are carefully crafted replacement teeth that are permanently attached to specially designed posts and anchored into the jawbone using a biocompatible metal. The result is natural looking and feeling teeth. A titanium implant is permanently integrated into your bone and a new tooth (crown) is attached to the implant. Implants are often preferred to bridges because they can improve your bite without damaging neighbouring teeth. More importantly, they work to maintain critical bone mass in the area of the lost tooth. Implants are changing the way we handle many different lost tooth scenarios. At Eglinton Way Dentistry, Dr. Elliott frequently places dental implants for various uses. We would be happy to provide a no obligation consultation at our office at Eglinton & Avenue Road.
Implants are the future of bridges and dentures
Miniature titanium alloy implants act like the root of a tooth. In some cases implants are placed for the purpose of integrating a denture. The denture is held in place by the implants while gently resting on the patient’s gum tissue. This minimally invasive procedure is becoming the system to use for stabilizing a patient’s upper or lower dentures. In just one hour and one stage, these implants can be immediately loaded and utilized. This mini dental implant system allows for the immediate and long-term stabilization of a patient’s denture. It virtually eliminates problems associated with trapped food particles, “denture breath” and other common social issues.
Implants & Bridges
Dental implants are sturdier and more secure than removable partials or dentures. In some cases, implants may also be recommended to secure bridges.
Caring for dental implants
For those with dentures, dental implants eliminate the fear of slippage and discomfort from food particles under the denture. With dental implants, most patients report a freedom previously not thought possible as they can essentially eat anything they want. Care for dental implants is exactly the same as with natural teeth and includes regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.