Dental Implants LethbridgeDurable missing teeth solution
Healthy roots are just as important for teeth as they are for trees
Damaged roots can lead to:
- tooth rot
- tooth loss
- bone loss
When teeth are removed or missing, the jaw bone heals by collapsing inwards upon itself. Unless tooth roots are there to stimulate the jawbone when you chew, it will continue to shrink away. Bone loss is painless, and can occur to anyone who is missing teeth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a missing tooth. The implant itself acts as an anchor for the replacement tooth, or crown. It is surgically inserted into the jawbone and then the false tooth, which dentists refer to as a “pontic”, is attached.
Durable missing teeth solution made of titanium
Dental implants are a healthy, durable treatment option to replace missing teeth in any area of your mouth.
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Implants come in three types
The second type is called a plate form implant. It is similar to a root form implant, except a plate form implant is set directly on top of the jawbone, under the gums. This type of implant is used when the jawbone is too narrow or too short to accept a root form implant.
The third type of dental implant is called a subperiosteal implant. It is a custom-made, artificial jawbone. It is utilized when the jawbone is severely deteriorated. This type of implant is an intricate, surgical procedure. Fortunately, many patients do just fine with either a root or plate form implant.
The problem with dentures
Over time, as your jawbone shrinks, your dentures don’t stay in place very well and the fit becomes less comfortable. To counter the bone shrinking, your dentures need to be thicker to support your lips and face. Thick dentures are often more difficult to wear unless they are secured with dental implants.
If you already have significant bone loss, there are special implants that can provide very good retention and comfort for your false teeth and stop future bone loss.
The sooner you replace missing teeth with dental implants the simpler the process usually is. If you wait, you may get less than ideal results – often at a higher cost.
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