When you need any kind of restorative dentistry treatment, the main objective is to return your tooth or teeth to the most natural condition in terms of both appearance and function. If you happen to have missing teeth, then no other tooth replacement comes closer to nature than a dental implant. Where other tooth replacement options—bridgework, dentures and partials—rest on top of your gum tissue and replace on the visible portion of a tooth, a dental implant replaces the root, as well. As such, dental implants from Dr. Fava at Torbram Dental in Brampton, ON, will restore not only your smile, but your oral and general health, as well.
When you are missing teeth, the gap in your smile is obvious. What may not be as obvious are the consequences. Even one missing tooth can lead to host of problems that may include:
- Drifting teeth and changes in your bite, which may lead to symptoms of TMJ
- A higher incidence of tooth decay and periodontal disease
- Compromised diet, because you are unable to eat a variety of healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables
- A reduced sense of self-confidence and self-esteem, because you know people are looking at the hole in your smile
- Jawbone deterioration and facial sagging
Because a dental implant replaces both the crown of a tooth as well as the root, it negates all of these problems. Let’s examine how this works.
For Dental Implants, Brampton, ON, turns to Dr. Fava
After you’ve received a local anesthetic, Dr. Fava performs minor oral surgery to set the implant in your jawbone. The number of teeth that need to be replaced will determine how many implants are necessary. Implants can be used to secure a single porcelain crown or a partial or full denture. In any of these cases, as you heal the implant integrates with the surrounding bone tissue. Once fully integrated, the implant becomes a secure anchor for your tooth replacement. In addition, the implant encourages healthy new bone tissue growth, so you are less likely to experience the bone disintegration and changes in facial structure that often happens to people who are missing teeth. The implant process is completed when Dr. Fava attaches your new crown or denture.
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If you are dealing with the problems of tooth loss, then contact our Brampton, Ontario office. Our modern dental office provides state-of-the-art care for families from Mississauga, Georgetown, Woodbridge, and beyond, helping to ensure that you maintain excellent oral health for years to come.