A Quick Guide to Dental Implants

Missing teeth are more than a cosmetic issue. They can result in difficulties in correctly chewing food, which can result in digestive problems over time. Missing teeth can also create challenges with the articulation of specific sounds as well as lead to changes in the shape of the face. Dental implants provide an effective, permanent way to replace missing teeth for people dealing with this challenge.

At Kiwi Dental in Oakville, Dr. Nourian offers a range of solutions for missing teeth. The first step in determining if implants, bridges, crowns or dentures are the best option is to schedule an appointment.

Dental implants are recommended when there are one or more teeth missing in a row or throughout the mouth. This tooth loss may be due to disease or damage to the teeth. These implants may be recommended by an emergency dentist after trauma to the mouth. The customized fit to your mouth and the natural look of the implants make them an ideal option for most individuals in the Oakville area.

What Is a Dental Implant?

The dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically placed in the jawbone. This post has a ridged surface, allowing the bone to fuse with the post and secure it in place, similar to the root of a tooth.

There is an abutment used to connect the post with a restoration, which is similar to a crown. Once fused and with the permanent restoration in place, the dental implant blends in with the surrounding teeth in color, shape, and size.

The patient can use the same oral health routine with the implant as the rest of the teeth. It should be brushed and flossed daily and checked at each annual dentist visit.

At Kiwi Dental, we provide dental implants, crowns, bridges and dentures for our patients in the Oakville area. To find out more, visit us online at www.kiwidental.ca.

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