Before dental implants were invented, partial and full dentures were the only method of replacing a missing tooth or several missing teeth. However, dental implants are now one of the gold standards in tooth replacement. Oakville, Ontario area patients who are seeking a quality solution to missing teeth can speak with a dental implant dentist “near me” in the area about the advantages of this restoration available with our team at Sherwood Dental.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a synthetic, manmade post that is often fabricated using titanium, a metal that is biocompatible with the body. This post is then placed into the jawbone where a previous tooth resided. This restoration anchors itself to the jawbone to ensure a strong and durable foundation for a tooth root replacement. Then, the dentist will restore the abutment of the dental implant with a crown, bridge, or denture.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Drs. Stephen Gaines
and Arti Patel
find that many patients choose dental implants for a variety of reasons, as they can be quite advantageous when compared to alternative options. Dental implants:
- Look and function just like natural teeth
- Are biocompatible with the bone of the body
- Maintain natural bone structure and reduce the risk of bone resorption (jawbone loss)
- Provide a strong and sturdy foundation for crowns, bridges, and dentures
- Eliminate the need for removable partial dentures
Last a lifetime when properly maintained
- Are a permanent solution
- Are easy to care for, and are treated just like existing natural teeth
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Patients considering dental implants should take note that individuals with sufficient jawbone are the best candidate for this procedure. This is because the implant requires bone to attach itself and stimulate the growth of bone around it during a process called osseointegration. In some instances, patients without enough bone can undergo a bone grafting procedure to build up the jawbone and prepare for dental implants in the future.
Considering dental implants?
Follow-up with Drs. Stephen Gaines
and Arti Patel
of Sherwood Dental to determine if you are a good candidate for the placement and restoration of dental implants. Call the office at 844-951-8855 and request an appointment
at our practice, conveniently located at 2892 South Sheridan Way in Oakville, Ontario.