Losing a tooth is a traumatic experience. Not only is a missing tooth noticeable, the gap left by a lost tooth can cause problems with your jaw and remaining teeth. After a tooth is lost, the teeth on either side of the gap can slowly lean into the space, resulting in possible health issues. It's best to fill the gap with a replacement tooth.
Dental implants offer a long-term solution for replacement teeth for people who don't want bridgework or dentures. An implant provides a lifelong anchor for replacement crowns for single teeth or for permanent dentures for multiple missing teeth. Log Home Dental provides implant consultation and placement to Caledon East residents.
A dental implant is simply an artificial tooth root. They replace the natural root that was lost when you lost your tooth. Usually made of titanium, which is extremely strong, the implant is surgically implanted into the bone of your jaw. Over time the implant bonds with your bone and becomes as strong as a natural root.
Once the implant is placed and sufficiently healed, it can be used to support a crown or a denture bridge to replace multiple teeth. Multiple implants can be used to provide support for an entire full denture.
If you're missing a tooth or multiple teeth and you'd like to discuss how dental implants could help you, give us a call today.